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President Obama Touts Obamacare in Funny Interview With Zach Galifianakis on 'Between Two Ferns'
LINK President Barack Obama touted the Affordable Care Act to young Americans in a recent interview with Zach Galifiankis on his show "Between Two Ferns," and some conservatives said that, if nothing else, it is "pretty funny."
Ky. Church Employee Faces Criticism on Social Media for Wearing Blackface During Boxing Match Skit
LINK A Kentucky pastor who organized a conference where his assistant donned blackface for a boxing match skit has said he is sorry if anyone took offense to the skit.
Pastor Killed by Garbage Truck on Busy Texas Interstate
LINK A congregation in Garland, Texas, is mourning the loss of their assistant pastor, who was killed over the weekend when he was struck by a garbage truck on a busy freeway after his minivan stalled.
Police Rescue Family, Dog From Violent House Cat; Animal 'Went Over Edge' Held Them Hostage After 'Kick' for Scratching Baby
LINK A 22-pound housecat forced a family in Portland, Ore., to call 911 Sunday when it "went over the edge" and held them and their dog hostage after it was "kicked" for attacking a baby.
Woman Blames Jesus for Death of 7-Month-Old Daughter: 'He Came Down and Took Her to Heaven'
LINK A woman in Clarksville, Tennessee is being held for a psychological evaluation after being charged with the homicide of her 7-month-old daughter. Stefany Paige Johnson is accused of murdering daughter Astrid, but told police that "Jesus came down" and took the child to heaven.
Conn. High School Blocks Pro-Life Student Group From Handing Out Information
LINK Branford High School administrators have blocked Students for Life of Branford from handing out information during lunch time, even though other student groups are allowed to do so.
Pastor Creates 'Sundays Are the Worst' Online Forum for Waiters to Vent About Stingy, Disrespectful Christian Patrons
LINK For years pastors have asked their congregants to make sure their faith is being lived out every day of the week, not just on Sundays. But one pastor is concerned that Christians might be ditching their beliefs as soon as they exit the sanctuary. In particular, he's learned that some Christians are taking their impatience, anger and unholy behavior out on the waiters and waitresses whose restaurants they patronize following Sunday services.
Minn. Couple Finds Good Samaritan Who Moved Car After Driver's Brain Seizure
LINK The Good Samaritan behind a late-February act of kindness in Minnesota has come forward, saying it was all in a day's work when he rescued a man suffering from a brain seizure from a busy intersection.
Sarah Palin Rewrites Dr. Seuss for CPAC Audience: 'I Do Not Like This Uncle Sam,' She Says (Video)
LINK Former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin left conservatives rolling with laughter on the final day of CPAC Saturday with a rendition of Dr. Seuss' "Green Eggs and Ham" filled with jabs at the Obama administration.
Father of Newtown, Conn., Sandy Hook Mass Murderer Adam Lanza Wishes Son Had Never Been Born
LINK Peter Lanza, the father of mass murderer Adam Lanza, who killed 28 people including himself and his mother in the infamous December 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., has publicly broken his silence for the first time since the incident and says he wished his son had never been born.
Did Bishop T.D. Jakes Really Need a Caged Lion on Stage During Leadership Sermon? Some Critics Think It Was Too Much
LINK Popular megachurch pastor Bishop T.D. Jakes surprised attendees at his International Pastors & Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla., last Friday when he brought a caged lion to emphasize his point that they are like caged lions waiting to break free.
NY Cardinal Dolan on Openly Gay NFL Prospect Michael Sam: 'Good for Him, No Judgment'
LINK New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan said in an interview that he has "no sense of judgment" on NFL prospect Michael Sam who announced in February that he is gay, and also commented on Pope Francis' recent remarks that he could be open to civil unions.
Calif. Residents Protest Removal of Memorial Cross After Atheists' Complaint
LINK Some residents of Lake Elsinore, Calif., are protesting the removal of a cross, which was placed two years ago in honor of a young Christian man who died in an accident there, by installing smaller crosses with messages for the atheist group under whose pressure the memorial was taken down.
FBI Not Probing Missing Malaysian Plane With 239 on Board Including 3 Americans
LINK Contrary to media reports, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is not yet involved in the probe concerning a Malaysian Airlines plane that remains missing since Saturday with 239 people on-board, including a Christian man, a toddler and a child from the United States.
Is it Biblical for Women to Lead in Politics, Military? Albert Mohler Answers
LINK Is it biblical for a woman to be a political or military leader? A Christian lady asked Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, to answer this question for his podcast, "Ask Anything: Weekend Edition," on Saturday.
Vice Principal Sues Catholic School, Archdiocese for Firing After Gay Marriage
LINK A former vice principal who says he was fired from his job for being gay is suing the Catholic high school that fired him and the local archdiocese in Seattle, Wash.
Court Strikes Down Md. County's 'Forced Speech' Law Targeting Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers
LINK A federal judge in Maryland on Friday struck down a county law that forced pro-life pregnancy counselors to advise women against using their services. The law mandated a signage that the county health department advises them to speak with a licensed medical professional.
Millennial Generation Less Religious, More Liberal, Pew Study Shows
LINK America's Millennials are less likely to believe in God compared to older generations. They are also less attached to organized politics and religion, are linked by social media, distrustful of people and in no hurry to marry, but they are optimistic about the country's future, a new Pew Research Center report shows.
Preacher's Daughter Aimee Curry Says Marijuana Is 'Gift From God'
LINK As two U.S. states have legalized the use of recreational marijuana, one woman, a preacher's daughter, said in a recent interview that the plant-derived drug is a "gift from God."
Southwest Passenger Forces Emergency Landing in Portland After Unruly Behavior, Throwing Up Gang Signs 'for Jesus'
LINK An unruly Southwest passenger forced his Sacramento-bound plane to make an emergency landing in Portland earlier this week after the man reportedly threw up gang signs "for Jesus" and yelled at flight attendants, demanding alcohol.
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CT High School Censors Pro-Life Students
LINK Contact: Kristan Hawkins, Students for Life of America, 240-678-9620
DHS Tells Romeike Family 'You Can Stay'
LINK Contact: Michael Farris, Jr., Home School Legal Defense Association, 540-338-5600
Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) to be Subpoenaed, Attorney for Supervisor Delgaudio Announces
LINK Contact: Eugene Delgaudio, Public Advocate, 703-845-1808, firstname.lastname@example.org; Charles King, Attorney, 703-669-3500, 703- 431-4389 cell, email@example.com
Coptic Solidarity Condemns Inadequate Response to Murder of 7 Copts in Libya
LINK Contact: Hal Meawad, Coptic Solidarity, 240-644-5153, firstname.lastname@example.org WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Coptic Solidarity is severely disappointed by the insubstantial response of Libyan and Egyptian authorities regarding the murder of seven Coptic Christians in Libya on February 25. The individuals, who had all been shot execution style in the head, were found on a beach in Benghazi's Jarhoutha suburb.The victims were killed simply because of their reli Source: Coptic Solidarity
Does North Korea's Recent Arrest of Three Missionaries Represent a Declaration of War on Christians?
LINK Contact: Melissia Dillmuth, Seoul USA, 719-287-6734
From Islam to Christianity: Human Rights Leader Majed El Shafie Tells FOX News Radio His Personal Story of Persecution and Torture
LINK Contact: Brian Mayes, 615-771-2040
A Christian Response to the UN Human Rights Report on North Korea
LINK Contact: Melissia Dillmuth, Seoul USA, 719-481-4408
Prison Ministry Conference Postponed Due to Terrorist Threat
LINK Contact: Dr. H. David Schuringa, Crossroad Bible Institute, 800-668-2450
'It's Not Over' says Privacy For All Students
LINK Contact: Karen England, 916-212-5607, 916-498-1940 ext. 10
Justina Pelletier's Mother Collapses After Court Orders Daughter to Non-Medical Foster Care Facility
LINK Contact: Keith Mason, Personhood USA, 202-595-3500; www.justiceforjustina.com
Are Young Evangelicals Flocking to an Edited Justice Conference?
LINK "Core issues of social justice based on historic Christian teaching are being specifically avoided because they are perceived as hot buttons." -- Chelsen Vicari, Director of IRD's Evangelical Action Program
U.S. Supreme Court Set to Review Romeike Case
LINK Contact: Michael Farris, Jr., Home School Legal Defense Association, 540-338-5600PURCELLVILLE, Va., Feb. 19, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- The United States Supreme Court has scheduled Romeike v. Holder for review conference February 21. The court is expected to rule on whether or not to take the case and announce the ruling in its February 24 orders.Uwe and Hannelore Romeike and their children were initially granted asylum by a U.S. immigration judge in 2010 after he determined that the Ger Source: Home School Legal Defense Association
Wilson County High School Discriminates Against Pro-Life Student Group
LINK Thomas More Society and Students for Life of America Call on School Administration to Respect Students' Constitutional Rights
Students Fight Back after University of Alabama Crushes Free Speech of Pro-Lifers
LINK Contact: Kristan Hawkins, 240-678-9620, email@example.com
Olympic Propaganda to the Masses
LINK Contact: 4 WINDS, 608-469-7956
China Aid Association 2013 Persecution Report Indicates Rising Trend in Persecution Cases
LINK Contact: Bob Fu, President, China Aid Association, 432-689-6985, 267-205-5210 cell, info@ChinaAid.org MIDLAND, Texas, Feb. 13, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- China Aid Association released its 2013 Persecution report today, which states that government persecution against Christians in China had risen 38.82 percent since 2012 based on six categories.Of the six categories, which include the total number of persecution cases, the number of people persecuted, the number of people Source: China Aid Association, Inc.
Homosexual Lobby Bullies Ohio School Board Into Not Hiring Christian Coach
LINK Contact: Coach Dave Daubemire, 740-507-3211, firstname.lastname@example.org HEBRON, Ohio, Feb. 13, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Last night Lakewood Ohio Local School Board rejected the recommendation of the Lakewood High School administration and selection committee to hire outspoken Christian Coach Dave Daubenmire. Outside organizations such as Change.org and Equality Ohio used lies, intimidation and threats to bully the school board into rejecting the administration's recommendati Source: Created Equal
Walgreens Fires Pharmacist for Refusing to Violate His Religious Beliefs
LINK Thomas More Society and Nashville Attorney Larry Crain File Suit for Tennessee Pharmacist
Christian Freedom International Delivers Urgent Petitions to Capitol Hill -- Voters Tell Congress to Act Now to Free Imprisoned Americans Saeed Abedini and Kenneth Bae
LINK Contact: Lisa Jones, Executive Director, Christian Freedom International, 800-323-2273, email@example.com
Walworth County Fair Discriminates Against Religious Speech
LINK Thomas More Society Urges Fair to Reconsider and Approve Application