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Christian-Owned Indiana Bakery That Refused to Make Cake for Gay Man's Wedding Closes Shop
LINK An Indiana bakery, 111 Cakery, that drew protests last year after the business' Christian owners declined a request from a gay man to make a cake for his same-sex wedding, has decided to close shop for good.
SBC President Ronnie Floyd Calls on Obama to Take Action and Lead 'Historical Movement' Against ISIS, Like Esther in the Bible
LINK Southern Baptist Convention President, Ronnie Floyd, sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Monday, asking him to "lead forward" in the fight against the Islamic State and "take necessary actions now" to bring an end to the suffering of millions who've been displaced, abused and killed as a result of ISIS' uprising.
Pastor's Wife Working at Abortion Clinic Hits Back at Critics: When They Become Sin Free … Call Me Back
LINK A Baptist preacher's wife in Alabama who works at a local abortion clinic hit back at her critics Monday, declaring that those who criticize women who work at abortion facilities should first address the sins in their own lives before criticizing what women do with their own bodies.
These 2 Things Cut Crime, Prison Recidivism Rates in Half, Says Criminal Justice 'Champion' Gov. Sam Brownback
LINK Appearing as a guest speaker on a criminal justice reform panel at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday, Kansas Republican Gov. Sam Brownback explained how Kansas' provision of mental healthcare and private mentors for its prisoners have played a significant role in cutting the state's prison system recidivism rate in half.
Nina Pham Lawsuit Seeks Compensation for Exposure to Ebola, Lingering Effects of Trauma
LINK Nina Pham, the first person to ever contract Ebola in the United States, is now suing the hospital chain that both exposed her to the virus and also helped save her life.
LAPD Shooting of Homeless Man Outrages Public; Altercation Caught on Video by Bystander
LINK The Los Angeles Police Department is under fire after a video showing officers fatally shooting a homeless man in response to a robbery on Sunday has gone viral.
Westminster Theological Seminary President: Christians Need to Stand Up in Public Square, Politics to 'Reclaim Judeo-Christian Heritage'
LINK Speaking at Westminster Theological Seminary's second-ever "Real State of the Union" conference last Saturday, three Christian scholars stressed to attendees that it is time for Christians to faithfully stand up in the public square and reclaim America's Judeo-Christian heritage from what has become a prominently secular society.
Dead in 'Apparent Suicide,' Christian Candidate for Missouri Governor's Office Tom Schweich, Was Worried by Rumors He Was 'Jewish'
LINK Tom Schweich, Missouri's Republican state auditor who was the frontrunner for the governor's office in the upcoming 2016 election who died in an "apparent suicide" at his home Thursday, was worried that his political rivals were planning to spread rumors that he was Jewish even though he was a member of a Christian church.
Evangelical Christians and GOP Are More Pro-Israel Than Democrats, Says Jewish Activist and Fmr. CBS Senior VP Who Denounces 'Myth of Bipartisanship'
LINK A Jewish activist who's also a former senior vice president of CBS News, says Republicans and Evangelicals have always been more pro-Israel than Democrats or liberals.
More Than 50 Clergy in Nebraska Pledge to Perform Same-Sex Marriages in Church If Ban Is Overturned in State
LINK In stark contravention of orthodox Christian principles, more than 50 members of the clergy in Nebraska have pledged to perform same-sex marriages in their churches if the state's ban on same-sex marriage is overturned.
Southwest Missouri Murders: 9 Found Dead After Shooting, Suicide
LINK Seven people were fatally shot across south-central Missouri on Thursday night before the suspect took his own life, according to reports.
Boston Marathon Bombing Victims Who Wed After Tragedy Separate After 10 Months of Marriage
LINK A couple injured in the Boston marathon bombing has separated after 10 months of marriage.
Assyrian Christians Cry Out 'The Whole World Is Watching History Repeat Itself' as ISIS' Relentless Horror Escalates in Syria (Interview)
LINK More than 200 Assyrian Christians have been kidnapped by the terrorist organization ISIS, and prayers have gone out around the world for their safe return. Two members of the Assyrian Church of the East spoke with The Christian Post about the situation in Syria and the loss of several religious artifacts at the hands of ISIS.
Megachurch Pastor on CNN: Yes, Jesus Rose From the Dead and That's Why We Still Talk About Him Today
LINK Megachurch pastor and author Erwin Raphael McManus appeared on a CNN program to comment on the debate surrounding the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, Jesus Christ's purported burial cloth. During his brief appearance, McManus made it clear, however, that the show's anchors had failed to ask the most relevant question.
Pastors Booted From Capitol Center Because Title of Racial Reconciliation Event Included 'An Appeal to Heaven'
LINK Bishop Harry Jackson Jr., chairman of the High Impact Leadership Coalition and senior pastor of Hope Christian Church in Maryland, is now crying religious and racial discrimination after a group of pastors were booted from the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center and forced to find a different venue for a racial reconciliation event in Washington D.C. because their theme included the phrase "an appeal to heaven."
Jessa Duggar Post on God and Hell Causes Stir Among Believers
LINK "19 Kids & Counting" star Jessa Duggar has spoken out and ruffled feathers by telling followers that those who do not believe in hell cannot truly believe in God.
'How Many More Christians Must Be Murdered' by ISIS Before Obama Takes Action to Stop the Slaughter, Asks ACLJ
LINK American Center for Law and Justice Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow has asked "how many more Christians must be murdered" at the hands of terror group ISIS before President Barack Obama decides to take specific action to stop the slaughter.
Liberals Are Stifling Intellectual Diversity, Campus Audience Decides After Hearing Both Sides of the Argument
LINK Before the Intelligence Squared debate held at George Washington University, only one in three audience members said they agreed that liberals are stifling intellectual diversity at colleges and universities, but after hearing both sides of the debate, almost three-fifths of the audience was convinced that liberals are stifling intellectual diversity.
Donald Trump 'Serious' About 2016 Presidential Run: I'm Doing This Because the Country Is in Serious Trouble
LINK Real estate Tycoon Donald Trump said Wednesday that he's "more serious" about running for president in 2016.
ISIS, Iran Are Agents of 'Apocalyptic Islam' Paving Way for 'Islamic Messiah,' Says NYT Bestselling Author
LINK Speaking in a discussion on Islam at the National Religious Broadcasters' International Christian Media Convention on Tuesday, New York Times bestselling author and Middle East expert Joel Rosenberg explained that the biggest threat facing the Western world is not the rise of radical Islam, but rather the rise of "apocalyptic Islam."
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Black Pastors Urge Congressional Black Caucus Not to Skip Netanyahu Speech in Open Letter
LINK Contact: Ryan Hughes, Shirley & Banister Public Affairs, 224-723-8688, 703-739-5920
Dr. Alveda King to Congressional Black Caucus: Realignment is Critical
LINK Contact: Leslie Palma, 347-286-7277
Vigil for Marriage at the Supreme Court and All Federal Courts
LINK Contact: Dr. Scott Lively, 413-250-0984, email@example.com
Freedom Climb Applauds Passage of 'End Slavery Act' by US Senate Foreign Relations Committee
LINK Contact: Michele Nadeem-Baker, 617-818-1223
Pastors Nationwide Support Kent Hovind and Judge Roy Moore
LINK Contact: Dr. Greg Dixon, 317-414-3478; Pastor Wiley S. Drake, 714-865-8132
Warning in Syria: More Mass Killing of Christians
LINK Contact: Lou Ann Sabatier, Communications Director, 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, 703-536-2643, 703-216-2941 cell, Lsabatier@21wilberforce.org WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- Christian Assyrian villages along the Khabour River are under siege. Over a thousand families displaced. Dozens kidnappedthe number swelling from 150 initially to now over 200. Their fate unknown but given the horror that recently befell the 21 martyred Coptic Christian Source: 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative
Historian and Creator of JesusSpokeAramaic.com Says Last Generation of Aramaic Speaking Christians are the Target of Persecution
LINK Contact: Matti Stevenson, 719-360-0586, firstname.lastname@example.org
Comedy Central Gets Filthy Again
LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, email@example.com
IRD Cheers Religious Broadcasters' Strong Witness for Religious Liberty
LINK "NRB's strong witness and speaker lineup is an antidote to Evangelical squishiness." -- Chelsen Vicari, Evangelical Action Director
Religious Leaders Call for Action, Prayer Feb. 22 for 21 Coptic Christians Beheaded by ISIS
LINK Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, Dr. Russell Moore, Gabe Lyons, Mark Burnett & Roma Downey Lead Multi-confessional EffortContact: Kristin Cole, A. Larry Ross Communications, 972-267-1111, firstname.lastname@example.orgSACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 20, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- Religious leaders from around the nation are calling upon all Christians to allocate a minute of silence on Sunday, February 22, followed by a prayer reflecting upon the memory and for the grieving families of the 21 Egyptian Coptic Source: A. Larry Ross Communications
The Church - Silent Too Long
LINK Contact: Mrs. Jane Kelley, National Center for Life and Liberty, 888-233-6255
Christian Radio Reaching the Unreached in Nepal
LINK Thousands in Formerly Closed Country Now Hear Gospel through Reach Beyond Partnership
National Reconciliation Service in Response to Ferguson and Racial Unrest
LINK Contact: Sandy Adams, S.T.A.N.D., 757-375-6444, email@example.com
Coptic Solidarity Demands Urgent Actions to Save Kidnapped Copts in Libya
LINK Contact: Lindsay Vessey, Coptic Solidarity, 801-512-1713, firstname.lastname@example.org WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- A new report by the Islamic State has just been published with photos alluding to the possible execution of the 21 Coptic Christian construction workers kidnapped from their place of employment in Sirte Libya. Coptic Solidarity condemns this heinous kidnapping and urges the Egyptian government to do everything possible to save the Coptic hostages.Website Source: Coptic Solidarity
New 21st-Century Wilberforce Initiative, Co-founded by Frank Wolf, Issues Report on Looming Genocide for Iraq's Minorities
LINK Contact: Lou Ann Sabatier, Communications Director, 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, 703-536-2643, 703-216-2941 cell, Lsabatier@21wilberforce.org WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- Former Congressman Frank R. Wolf and the newly created religious freedom group, 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, released a report today entitled "Edge of Extinction," based on a recent fact finding mission to Iraq. The report warns that if the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq is not de Source: 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative
A Presidential Blunder: My Response to Obama's Address at the National Prayer Breakfast
LINK Contact: Ruth Malhotra, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries Public Relations, 770-449-6766, email@example.com
History Professor Dispels Myths about the Crusades
LINK Contact: Jon Sorensen, 619-387-7200; Kerry Beck at firstname.lastname@example.org
World Vision Blind to the Truth about Israel
LINK Contact: Stephen Jenks, Eagles' Wings, 716-759-1058
Obama Insults Christians
LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, email@example.com NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- Bill Donohue comments on remarks made today by President Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast:
Baptist Minister Kent Hovind Suffering Eight Years in Jail, Facing Life in Prison on New Bogus Charges
LINK Contact: Rudy Davis, 972-839-9848, firstname.lastname@example.org