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Nation's Largest Atheist Group Files Complaint Against Christian School for Policy on LGBT Acts
LINK An atheist group filed a complaint against a Wisconsin-based Christian school for its decision to punish students who openly express transgender or homosexual behaviors.

Baylor University Reportedly Fires President Ken Starr Over Football Team Rape Scandal
LINK Baylor University, a private Baptist institution known for both its athletic teams and research, reportedly fired its six-year school President Ken Starr on Tuesday.

Planned Parenthood Lawyer Admits DA Turned Over Confidential Docs to Thwart Baby Body Parts Investigation
LINK A lawyer representing indicted pro-life activist David Daleiden says a Planned Parenthood lawyer accused of colluding with prosecutors to secure the indictment has admitted that a Houston-area district attorney's office shared "confidential" documents with him about the case.

Franklin Graham: Target CEO in Denial as Stocks Tank $10B Over Transgender Bathroom Policy
LINK The Rev. Franklin Graham says Target CEO Brian Cornell in denial over the reason for the company's plunging stock prices, insisting that the conservative boycott against the retailer's transgender bathroom policies is playing a key role.

Pastor, 3 Sons Killed in Crash After Bible College Graduation; Wife and Daughter Critical
LINK Just hours after he celebrated his graduation from a local Bible college with his family, a Texas pastor and his three sons were killed in a grisly crash on Saturday that also left his wife and daughter in critical condition while his mother is expected to survive injuries.

Ohio Valedictorian Leads Lord's Prayer With Graduates Defying Atheist Group's Lawsuit Threat
LINK East Liverpool High School was forced by an atheist group to turn away from its 70-year-old tradition of singing the Lord's Prayer at graduation, but the valedictorian chose to lead the class in a recitation of the Christian prayer during the ceremony.

Ken Ham Invites Bill Nye to Tour Ark Encounter, Life-Sized Noah's Ark
LINK Creationist Ken Ham has invited Bill Nye, known as "The Science Guy," to tour the Ark Encounter in Kentucky, the life-size Noah's Ark replica that is due to open on July 7, explaining that he wants to be friends with Nye, not adversaries.

Target Boycott Organizers: Don't Let Girls Try Swimsuits in Store's Dressing Rooms
LINK As the boycott against Target and its transgender bathroom policies continues, a pro-family group is warning parents that as summer season is approaching, they should not allow their young daughters to try on swimsuits in the retail giant's dressing rooms.

Pro-Gay Group: Vulnerable Children Being 'Recruited' to Believe They Are Transgender
LINK Youth Trans Critical Professionals, a group of "psychologists, social workers, doctors, medical ethicists, and academics" who identify as "pro-gay-rights" and "left-leaning," say vulnerable children are being recruited online to believe they are transgender and mental health professionals are affirming the belief of these victims.

Saeed Abedini Urges Christians to Stand With Israel in Message on End Times Prophecy
LINK Pastor Saeed Abedini suggests that while Christians shouldn't be speculating when exactly Jesus Christ will return to Earth, at the same time they should be aware that the "last hour" might be approaching.

Pastors, Church Shocked After 2 Ministers Arrested in Human Trafficking Sting
LINK Two pastors left their churches in shock after the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced Friday that they were among 32 men arrested for patronizing prostitution and human trafficking charges.

Giant Food Security Guard Arrested for Stopping Transgender From Entering Women's Bathroom
LINK A security guard at a Northeast D.C. Giant Food grocery store was arrested for assault Wednesday and accused of trying to stop a transgender woman from using the women's restroom in the store.

Yale University Boasts Gender-Neutral Bathrooms; Student Health Plan Includes Gender Reassignment Surgery
LINK Yale University announced for its 315th commencement that it will now offer gender-neutral bathrooms in 23 of its buildings, with the aim to be more inclusive.

Most Americans Support Trump's Bathroom Policy Over Obama's Order That Boys Use Girls' Bathrooms
LINK A poll has found that the majority of Americans do not agree with President Barack Obama's directive that public schools allow students to go into bathrooms based on their gender identity, not their birth sex, and instead back Donald Trump's idea to let states decide for themselves.

4221 Primrose Ave: The Scandalous Past of Building Housing Jamal Bryant's Empowerment Temple
LINK If walls could talk, the building housing Pastor Jamal Bryant's Empowerment Temple megachurch at 4217-4221 Primrose Avenue in Northwest Baltimore would perhaps be screaming "scandal."

Scientists Creating Human-Animal Embryos Raises Ethical Concerns
LINK Some scientists in the United States are working to make embryos that are part human, part animal in an attempt to save the lives of people suffering from various diseases. But other scientists warn that such experiments could damage people's sense of humanity.

Facebook Characterizes Actress Patricia Heaton's Pro-Life Message as 'Anti-Abortion'
LINK Actress Patricia Heaton's post with a pro-life message went viral on social media, but Facebook editors characterized it as "anti-abortion." This comes the day after Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's meeting with conservatives where he denied having a political bias.

College Reverses Decision to Fire Lt. Gen Boykin Over Transgender Bathroom Comments
LINK The Hampden–Sydney College in Virginia has reversed its decision to fire retired Army Lt. Gen. William "Jerry" Boykin, a devout Christian, as a visiting professor after reports that he had been removed over his comments on transgender bathrooms.

Liberty U Says Falwell Sr. Confidant Wasn't Forced to Resign After Opposing Trump Endorsement
LINK Liberty University says that the former executive committee chairman of the school's board of trustees was not forced to resign because he publicly voiced opposition to Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr.'s endorsement of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Rob Bell: 'I Don't Use the Word Christian, Jesus Would Be Mortified Religion Started in His Name'
LINK Controversial author and former megachurch Pastor Rob Bell says he rarely uses the term "Christian," claiming that Jesus would oppose it.

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Title: OneNewsNow.com Front Page Stories LINK

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Title: At issue: Medicine's role in disarming America LINK

Description: It's a situation that's been going on for several years: doctors asking patients about gun ownership. A physician who also happens to be a heavily decorated military veteran says you don't have to dig deep to find out why.

Author: Chris Woodward
Published: Tue, 24 May 2016

Title: Talk against global warming? Nah, can't have it LINK

Description: Skepticism of man-made climate change and its causes won't be taught in Portland, Oregon's schools – causing some observers to say it's "anti-education" to deliberately block debate on the issue.

Author: Chris Woodward
Published: Tue, 24 May 2016

Title: A ray of hope in a Nigerian forest LINK

Description: Human rights groups are celebrating news that one of the Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram more than two years ago has been rescued.

Author: Bill Bumpas
Published: Tue, 24 May 2016

Title: And the winners are ... Nevada's students LINK

Description: A national school-choice organization says Nevada's students from kindergarten through 12th-grade are the winners in a recent ruling in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of education savings accounts.

Author: Bob Kellogg
Published: Tue, 24 May 2016

Title: CA university gets post-Shapiro lawsuit LINK

Description: A lawsuit has been filed against California State University-Los Angeles, accusing it of unconstitutional suppression of free speech on campus. 

Author: Bob Kellogg
Published: Tue, 24 May 2016

Title: Evangelicals set for Q&A with Trump LINK

Description: The leader of a prominent family advocacy group hopes to have a clearer picture of a potential Trump administration after the presidential hopeful meets with evangelical leaders in a few weeks.

Author: Steve Jordahl
Published: Mon, 23 May 2016

Title: Left-wing professors 'conceptualize' war on religion LINK

Description: Far-left academics want the federal government to sever its relationship with charitable groups that oppose abortion and special rights for homosexuals. 

Author: Charlie Butts,Billy Davis
Published: Mon, 23 May 2016

Title: Okla. law would hold abortionists accountable LINK

Description: Two separate church-related studies looked at racial diversity in the pews and misconduct in the pulpit. 

Author: Bill Bumpas
Published: Mon, 23 May 2016

Title: Bigger type = healthier eating? LINK

Description: Though consumers may soon get more information on their favorite food items, that's not stopping the debate over nutrition labels.

Author: Chris Woodward
Published: Mon, 23 May 2016

Title: Lots of winners in 'Little Sisters' decision LINK

Description: An attorney says the Supreme Court's decision last week involving the Little Sisters of the Poor case helps all other religious organizations facing the government's HHS contraceptive mandate.

Author: Bob Kellogg
Published: Mon, 23 May 2016

Title: AZ colleges remove free speech zone boundaries LINK

Description: Gov. Doug Ducy (R-Ariz.) signed a bill into law this week that prohibits colleges throughout the state of Arizona from confining free speech to so-called "free-speech zones."

Author: Bob Kellogg
Published: Mon, 23 May 2016

Title: Attorney: NYC's forced LGBT speech simply absurd LINK

Description: A high school in Ohio has been threatened by an atheist organization over a 70-year tradition of singing songs by Mozart and Handel at graduation ceremonies because of their religious content.

Author: Steve Jordahl
Published: Mon, 23 May 2016

Title: Seminary leaders disagree about Mormons' beliefs LINK

Description: An evangelical leader is at odds with with a former seminary president's assertion that Mormons are possibly becoming more in line with Orthodox Christian belief.

Author: Bill Bumpas
Published: Mon, 23 May 2016

Title: Catholic League blasts tombstone opportunists LINK

Description: A homosexual pair is clashing with a Catholic cemetery in Kentucky — sending a clear message that homosexuals and transgenders want to destroy or diminish the influence of faith groups.

Author: Charlie Butts
Published: Mon, 23 May 2016

Title: Celia: More credit card swipes in our future LINK

Description:

Author: Chris Woodward
Published: Mon, 23 May 2016

Title: Ministry to atheists: Thanks for the publicity LINK

Description: Not only has an atheist group's protest against the opening of an exact replica of Noah's Ark been deep-sixed by advertisement companies, the controversy over the protest is generating free PR for the project.

Author: Bob Kellogg
Published: Mon, 23 May 2016

Title: OneNewsNow.com Front Page Stories LINK

Description: Front Page Stories


Title: At issue: Medicine's role in disarming America LINK

Description: It's a situation that's been going on for several years: doctors asking patients about gun ownership. A physician who also happens to be a heavily decorated military veteran says you don't have to dig deep to find out why.

Author: Chris Woodward
Published: Tue, 24 May 2016

Title: Talk against global warming? Nah, can't have it LINK

Description: Skepticism of man-made climate change and its causes won't be taught in Portland, Oregon's schools – causing some observers to say it's "anti-education" to deliberately block debate on the issue.

Author: Chris Woodward
Published: Tue, 24 May 2016

Title: A ray of hope in a Nigerian forest LINK

Description: Human rights groups are celebrating news that one of the Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram more than two years ago has been rescued.

Author: Bill Bumpas
Published: Tue, 24 May 2016

Title: And the winners are ... Nevada's students LINK

Description: A national school-choice organization says Nevada's students from kindergarten through 12th-grade are the winners in a recent ruling in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of education savings accounts.

Author: Bob Kellogg
Published: Tue, 24 May 2016

Title: CA university gets post-Shapiro lawsuit LINK

Description: A lawsuit has been filed against California State University-Los Angeles, accusing it of unconstitutional suppression of free speech on campus. 

Author: Bob Kellogg
Published: Tue, 24 May 2016

Title: Evangelicals set for Q&A with Trump LINK

Description: The leader of a prominent family advocacy group hopes to have a clearer picture of a potential Trump administration after the presidential hopeful meets with evangelical leaders in a few weeks.

Author: Steve Jordahl
Published: Mon, 23 May 2016

Title: Left-wing professors 'conceptualize' war on religion LINK

Description: Far-left academics want the federal government to sever its relationship with charitable groups that oppose abortion and special rights for homosexuals. 

Author: Charlie Butts,Billy Davis
Published: Mon, 23 May 2016

Title: Okla. law would hold abortionists accountable LINK

Description: Two separate church-related studies looked at racial diversity in the pews and misconduct in the pulpit. 

Author: Bill Bumpas
Published: Mon, 23 May 2016

Title: Bigger type = healthier eating? LINK

Description: Though consumers may soon get more information on their favorite food items, that's not stopping the debate over nutrition labels.

Author: Chris Woodward
Published: Mon, 23 May 2016

Title: Lots of winners in 'Little Sisters' decision LINK

Description: An attorney says the Supreme Court's decision last week involving the Little Sisters of the Poor case helps all other religious organizations facing the government's HHS contraceptive mandate.

Author: Bob Kellogg
Published: Mon, 23 May 2016

Title: AZ colleges remove free speech zone boundaries LINK

Description: Gov. Doug Ducy (R-Ariz.) signed a bill into law this week that prohibits colleges throughout the state of Arizona from confining free speech to so-called "free-speech zones."

Author: Bob Kellogg
Published: Mon, 23 May 2016

Title: Attorney: NYC's forced LGBT speech simply absurd LINK

Description: A high school in Ohio has been threatened by an atheist organization over a 70-year tradition of singing songs by Mozart and Handel at graduation ceremonies because of their religious content.

Author: Steve Jordahl
Published: Mon, 23 May 2016

Title: Seminary leaders disagree about Mormons' beliefs LINK

Description: An evangelical leader is at odds with with a former seminary president's assertion that Mormons are possibly becoming more in line with Orthodox Christian belief.

Author: Bill Bumpas
Published: Mon, 23 May 2016

Title: Catholic League blasts tombstone opportunists LINK

Description: A homosexual pair is clashing with a Catholic cemetery in Kentucky — sending a clear message that homosexuals and transgenders want to destroy or diminish the influence of faith groups.

Author: Charlie Butts
Published: Mon, 23 May 2016

Title: Celia: More credit card swipes in our future LINK

Description:

Author: Chris Woodward
Published: Mon, 23 May 2016

Title: Ministry to atheists: Thanks for the publicity LINK

Description: Not only has an atheist group's protest against the opening of an exact replica of Noah's Ark been deep-sixed by advertisement companies, the controversy over the protest is generating free PR for the project.

Author: Bob Kellogg
Published: Mon, 23 May 2016

Title: OneNewsNow.com Front Page Stories LINK

Description: Front Page Stories


Title: At issue: Medicine's role in disarming America LINK

Description: It's a situation that's been going on for several years: doctors asking patients about gun ownership. A physician who also happens to be a heavily decorated military veteran says you don't have to dig deep to find out why.

Author: Chris Woodward
Published: Tue, 24 May 2016

Title: Talk against global warming? Nah, can't have it LINK

Description: Skepticism of man-made climate change and its causes won't be taught in Portland, Oregon's schools – causing some observers to say it's "anti-education" to deliberately block debate on the issue.

Author: Chris Woodward
Published: Tue, 24 May 2016

Title: A ray of hope in a Nigerian forest LINK

Description: Human rights groups are celebrating news that one of the Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram more than two years ago has been rescued.

Author: Bill Bumpas
Published: Tue, 24 May 2016

Title: And the winners are ... Nevada's students LINK

Description: A national school-choice organization says Nevada's students from kindergarten through 12th-grade are the winners in a recent ruling in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of education savings accounts.

Author: Bob Kellogg
Published: Tue, 24 May 2016

Title: CA university gets post-Shapiro lawsuit LINK

Description: A lawsuit has been filed against California State University-Los Angeles, accusing it of unconstitutional suppression of free speech on campus. 

Author: Bob Kellogg
Published: Tue, 24 May 2016

Title: Evangelicals set for Q&A with Trump LINK

Description: The leader of a prominent family advocacy group hopes to have a clearer picture of a potential Trump administration after the presidential hopeful meets with evangelical leaders in a few weeks.

Author: Steve Jordahl
Published: Mon, 23 May 2016

Title: Left-wing professors 'conceptualize' war on religion LINK

Description: Far-left academics want the federal government to sever its relationship with charitable groups that oppose abortion and special rights for homosexuals. 

Author: Charlie Butts,Billy Davis
Published: Mon, 23 May 2016

Title: Okla. law would hold abortionists accountable LINK

Description: Two separate church-related studies looked at racial diversity in the pews and misconduct in the pulpit. 

Author: Bill Bumpas
Published: Mon, 23 May 2016

Title: Bigger type = healthier eating? LINK

Description: Though consumers may soon get more information on their favorite food items, that's not stopping the debate over nutrition labels.

Author: Chris Woodward
Published: Mon, 23 May 2016

Title: Lots of winners in 'Little Sisters' decision LINK

Description: An attorney says the Supreme Court's decision last week involving the Little Sisters of the Poor case helps all other religious organizations facing the government's HHS contraceptive mandate.

Author: Bob Kellogg
Published: Mon, 23 May 2016

Title: AZ colleges remove free speech zone boundaries LINK

Description: Gov. Doug Ducy (R-Ariz.) signed a bill into law this week that prohibits colleges throughout the state of Arizona from confining free speech to so-called "free-speech zones."

Author: Bob Kellogg
Published: Mon, 23 May 2016

Title: Attorney: NYC's forced LGBT speech simply absurd LINK

Description: A high school in Ohio has been threatened by an atheist organization over a 70-year tradition of singing songs by Mozart and Handel at graduation ceremonies because of their religious content.

Author: Steve Jordahl
Published: Mon, 23 May 2016

Title: Seminary leaders disagree about Mormons' beliefs LINK

Description: An evangelical leader is at odds with with a former seminary president's assertion that Mormons are possibly becoming more in line with Orthodox Christian belief.

Author: Bill Bumpas
Published: Mon, 23 May 2016

Title: Catholic League blasts tombstone opportunists LINK

Description: A homosexual pair is clashing with a Catholic cemetery in Kentucky — sending a clear message that homosexuals and transgenders want to destroy or diminish the influence of faith groups.

Author: Charlie Butts
Published: Mon, 23 May 2016

Title: Celia: More credit card swipes in our future LINK

Description:

Author: Chris Woodward
Published: Mon, 23 May 2016

Title: Ministry to atheists: Thanks for the publicity LINK

Description: Not only has an atheist group's protest against the opening of an exact replica of Noah's Ark been deep-sixed by advertisement companies, the controversy over the protest is generating free PR for the project.

Author: Bob Kellogg
Published: Mon, 23 May 2016

News from Christian News Wire 25 May 2016



Christian Newswire: Religious Liberties / Persecution
LINK Religious Liberties / Persecution

Catholic Bishop Dominique Rey of France Praises World Congress of Families, 'A Sign of Hope for Our Post-Modern Societies'
LINK French Catholic bishop declares that, "The defense of family is one of the points on which the Catholic Church would like to collaborate with other churches and confessions."

Evangelist Alveda C. King: There is a Battle for the Seed in the Toilets
LINK Contact: Dianne Rogers, 615-414-8807

Rally to Support Chief Justice Roy Moore
LINK Contact: Rev. Rusty Lee Thomas, 254-715-3134

President George W. Bush Given the 'Family and Democracy' Pro-Life Award at World Congress of Families X, Tbilisi, Georgia
LINK Contact: Levan Vasadze, Chairman, World Congress of Families X, 815-997-7106, media@worldcongress.org  TBILISI, Georgia, May 18, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- Former U.S. President George W. Bush was honored with the "FAMLIA ET CIVITAS - Family and Democracy" Pro-Life Award at the World Congress of Families X in Tbilisi, Georgia (www.worldcongress.ge).  The theme of the Tenth Jubilee, World Congress of Families X was "Civilization at The Crossroads: The Natural Famil Source: World Congress of Families

Va. Beach Art Museum Gets Cute
LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

Give Hope to Refugees in Syria: Pioneers USA Launches Crowdfunding Campaign, Just $10 to Participate
LINK Contact: Matt Green, 321-231-5624

Montgomery Foundation Addresses Little Sisters Decision
LINK Contact: John Eidsmoe, 334-262-1245

Reach Beyond Names New President
LINK Rev. Steve Harling to Head Global Outreach Ministry

Religious Leaders Collaborate to Defend the Family at World Congress of Families X; Bishop Dominique Rey of France Provides Support and Encouragement
LINK French Catholic Bishop Calls the Congress of "A Sign of Hope for Our Post-Modern Societies" and says that, "The defense of family is one of the points on which the Catholic Church would like to collaborate with other churches and confessions."

President George W. Bush to Welcome Delegates to World Congress of Families X, Tbilisi, Georgia on Monday, May 16
LINK Contact: Larry Jacobs, Manager, World Congress of Families, 815-997-7106, media@worldcongress.org TBILISI, Georgia May 13, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- The following is the text of the welcome message from President George W. Bush to be delivered to the delegates of the World Congress of Families X at the Opening Ceremony on May 16:

Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission at Fault for Politically-Motivated Charges Against Chief Justice Roy Moore, Says Local Organization
LINK Contact: Tom Ford, 334-220-2319

Since the 2003 Olympic Acceptance of Transgenders, Steve McConkey has Fought the Wildfire
LINK Contact: 4 WINDS, 608-469-7956

Obama's Bathroom Bullies
LINK Contact: Karen England, Privacy for All, 775-737-6616SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 13, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- In its latest effort to create new law, the Obama administration is issuing a decree telling all public school districts to allow students to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity, even if that is opposite of their biological gender."The Administration is equating gender identity with biological gender," said Karen England, spokesperson for Privacy For All.&n Source: Privacy For All Students

Gender Identity vs. Reality
LINK Contact: 757-375-6444, LaToya@ewjackson.com OPINION, May 13, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- The following is submitted by E.W. Jackson:

American Family Association Meets with Target Senior Management About Its War on Women and Girls; Delivers One Million Petition Signatures
LINK Contact: Deborah Hamilton, 215-815-7716, Media@HamiltonStrategies.com

Coptic Solidarity Announces 7th Annual Conference Amidst Efforts to Thwart Awareness of the Event
LINK Contact: Lindsay Vessey, Coprtic Solidarity, 801-512-1713, coptadvocacy@copticsolidarity.org WASHINGTON, May 12, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- Coptic Solidarity will host its 7th Annual Conference in Washington, DC June 9-10, 2016.  The conference theme is The Future of Egypt's Religious Minorities: Status of Copts after Two Revolutions. A Policy Day will be hosted at the Reserve Officer Association in the Minuteman Ballroom on June 9th from 11:00AM 5:30PM followed by a ba Source: Coptic Solidarity

'One-Sided Neutrality': Facebook Suppression of Conservative News is Part of Censorship Pattern, NRB Says
LINK Contact: James A. Smith Sr., National Religious Broadcasters, 202-999-8714, jsmith@nrb.org  WASHINGTON, May 10, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- Revelations that Facebook regularly suppresses conservative news websites from its trending section is just the latest example of a pattern of censorship by the social media behemoth, according Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of National Religious Broadcasters."It's time for Facebook to face the facts," Johnson said Source: National Religious Broadcasters

Alveda King Says: America, Get Out of the Toilet
LINK Contact: Dianne Rogers, 615-414-8807

Foundation Objects to Misleading Coverage
LINK Contact: John Eidsmoe, Senior Counsel, Foundation for Moral Law, 334-262-1245

Rutherford Institute, Wikipedia, ACLU Et Al. Rebut the Obama Administration's Claim That No Harm is Caused by the NSA's Unprecedented Mass Surveillance
LINK Contact: Nisha Whitehead, 434-978-3888 ext. 604, nisha@rutherford.org


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