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Title: DeVos pushes back on 'increase the budget' cries LINK

Description: The Supreme Court will hear arguments on Wednesday in a case over President Trump's so-called "travel ban" – and one legal authority says the high court shouldn't even be considering it.

Author: Chris Woodward
Published: Tue, 24 Apr 2018

Title: Non-profit urges no 'behind-the-scenes' deals to replace Ryan LINK

Description: Congress needs to elect a conservative Speaker of the House – that's the contention of the public policy arm of the American Family Association.

Author: Chris Woodward
Published: Tue, 24 Apr 2018

Title: Follow the money, Mr. President, behind Iran deal LINK

Description: Pressure is mounting on President Donald Trump to continue with the controversial Iran nuclear deal but a national security analyst says Trump only needs to follow the money trail.

Author: Steve Jordahl
Published: Tue, 24 Apr 2018

Title: College, 33% Jewish, votes 2 to 1 for anti-Israel BDS LINK

Description: An astounding 64 percent of students at Barnard College in New York City, New York – with one-third of its student body being Jewish – voted “yes” on a pro-Palestinian referendum calling the Trump administration to embrace the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.

Author: Michael F. Haverluck
Published: Tue, 24 Apr 2018

Title: Olympics sets boundaries for transgender athletes LINK

Description: The head of a Christian sports organization is applauding the news that the International Olympic Committee will be applying tougher restrictions on Transgender athletes.  

Author: Bill Bumpas
Published: Tue, 24 Apr 2018

Title: Mexico: 7.7K pre-election murders in last 3 mos. LINK

Description: As Mexico prepares to vote for a new president this summer, Mexican drug cartels are warning politicians to “drop out or be killed,” and the murder rate shot up 20 percent after 7,667 were violently killed in the first quarter this year.

Author: Michael F. Haverluck
Published: Mon, 23 Apr 2018

Title: ADF: Something wrong when artists face jail time LINK

Description: Two artists from Arizona are headed to court today in ongoing an effort to defend their First Amendment rights and to literally stay out of jail in the future.  

Author: Chris Woodward
Published: Mon, 23 Apr 2018

Title: Atheists getting IRS to bill churches $1B? LINK

Description: A prominent atheist group is suing the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and demanding that it bill churches and other religious organizations $1 billion in taxes, arguing that their tax-exempt status violates the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause.

Author: Michael F. Haverluck
Published: Mon, 23 Apr 2018

Title: Turkey delays pastor's trial, gets earful from Trump, others LINK

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Author: Chris Woodward
Published: Mon, 23 Apr 2018

Title: Gov't more interested in denials than in defending LINK

Description: Most Americans want their education system to be among the best in the world – but are taxpayers getting a good return on their investment? OneNewsNow asked that of an education reformer and school-choice proponent.

Author: Chris Woodward
Published: Mon, 23 Apr 2018

Title: Polls prove CA not cozy with illegal aliens LINK

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Author: Chad Groening
Published: Mon, 23 Apr 2018

Title: NJ high court OK's discrimination against churches LINK

Description: The Supreme Court will hear arguments on Wednesday in a case over President Trump's so-called "travel ban" – and one legal authority says the high court shouldn't even be considering it.

Author: Chris Woodward
Published: Tue, 24 Apr 2018

Title: Non-profit urges no 'behind-the-scenes' deals to replace Ryan LINK

Description: Congress needs to elect a conservative Speaker of the House – that's the contention of the public policy arm of the American Family Association.

Author: Chris Woodward
Published: Tue, 24 Apr 2018

Title: Follow the money, Mr. President, behind Iran deal LINK

Description: Pressure is mounting on President Donald Trump to continue with the controversial Iran nuclear deal but a national security analyst says Trump only needs to follow the money trail.

Author: Steve Jordahl
Published: Tue, 24 Apr 2018

Title: College, 33% Jewish, votes 2 to 1 for anti-Israel BDS LINK

Description: An astounding 64 percent of students at Barnard College in New York City, New York – with one-third of its student body being Jewish – voted “yes” on a pro-Palestinian referendum calling the Trump administration to embrace the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.

Author: Michael F. Haverluck
Published: Tue, 24 Apr 2018

Title: Olympics sets boundaries for transgender athletes LINK

Description: The head of a Christian sports organization is applauding the news that the International Olympic Committee will be applying tougher restrictions on Transgender athletes.  

Author: Bill Bumpas
Published: Tue, 24 Apr 2018

Title: Mexico: 7.7K pre-election murders in last 3 mos. LINK

Description: As Mexico prepares to vote for a new president this summer, Mexican drug cartels are warning politicians to “drop out or be killed,” and the murder rate shot up 20 percent after 7,667 were violently killed in the first quarter this year.

Author: Michael F. Haverluck
Published: Mon, 23 Apr 2018

Title: ADF: Something wrong when artists face jail time LINK

Description: Two artists from Arizona are headed to court today in ongoing an effort to defend their First Amendment rights and to literally stay out of jail in the future.  

Author: Chris Woodward
Published: Mon, 23 Apr 2018

Title: Atheists getting IRS to bill churches $1B? LINK

Description: A prominent atheist group is suing the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and demanding that it bill churches and other religious organizations $1 billion in taxes, arguing that their tax-exempt status violates the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause.

Author: Michael F. Haverluck
Published: Mon, 23 Apr 2018

Title: Turkey delays pastor's trial, gets earful from Trump, others LINK

Description:

Author: Chris Woodward
Published: Mon, 23 Apr 2018

Title: Gov't more interested in denials than in defending LINK

Description: Most Americans want their education system to be among the best in the world – but are taxpayers getting a good return on their investment? OneNewsNow asked that of an education reformer and school-choice proponent.

Author: Chris Woodward
Published: Mon, 23 Apr 2018

Title: Polls prove CA not cozy with illegal aliens LINK

Description:


Author: Chad Groening
Published: Mon, 23 Apr 2018

Title: NJ high court OK's discrimination against churches LINK

Description: The Supreme Court will hear arguments on Wednesday in a case over President Trump's so-called "travel ban" – and one legal authority says the high court shouldn't even be considering it.

Author: Chris Woodward
Published: Tue, 24 Apr 2018

Title: Non-profit urges no 'behind-the-scenes' deals to replace Ryan LINK

Description: Congress needs to elect a conservative Speaker of the House – that's the contention of the public policy arm of the American Family Association.

Author: Chris Woodward
Published: Tue, 24 Apr 2018

Title: Follow the money, Mr. President, behind Iran deal LINK

Description: Pressure is mounting on President Donald Trump to continue with the controversial Iran nuclear deal but a national security analyst says Trump only needs to follow the money trail.

Author: Steve Jordahl
Published: Tue, 24 Apr 2018

Title: College, 33% Jewish, votes 2 to 1 for anti-Israel BDS LINK

Description: An astounding 64 percent of students at Barnard College in New York City, New York – with one-third of its student body being Jewish – voted “yes” on a pro-Palestinian referendum calling the Trump administration to embrace the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.

Author: Michael F. Haverluck
Published: Tue, 24 Apr 2018

Title: Olympics sets boundaries for transgender athletes LINK

Description: The head of a Christian sports organization is applauding the news that the International Olympic Committee will be applying tougher restrictions on Transgender athletes.  

Author: Bill Bumpas
Published: Tue, 24 Apr 2018

Title: Mexico: 7.7K pre-election murders in last 3 mos. LINK

Description: As Mexico prepares to vote for a new president this summer, Mexican drug cartels are warning politicians to “drop out or be killed,” and the murder rate shot up 20 percent after 7,667 were violently killed in the first quarter this year.

Author: Michael F. Haverluck
Published: Mon, 23 Apr 2018

Title: ADF: Something wrong when artists face jail time LINK

Description: Two artists from Arizona are headed to court today in ongoing an effort to defend their First Amendment rights and to literally stay out of jail in the future.  

Author: Chris Woodward
Published: Mon, 23 Apr 2018

Title: Atheists getting IRS to bill churches $1B? LINK

Description: A prominent atheist group is suing the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and demanding that it bill churches and other religious organizations $1 billion in taxes, arguing that their tax-exempt status violates the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause.

Author: Michael F. Haverluck
Published: Mon, 23 Apr 2018

Title: Turkey delays pastor's trial, gets earful from Trump, others LINK

Description:

Author: Chris Woodward
Published: Mon, 23 Apr 2018

Title: Gov't more interested in denials than in defending LINK

Description: Most Americans want their education system to be among the best in the world – but are taxpayers getting a good return on their investment? OneNewsNow asked that of an education reformer and school-choice proponent.

Author: Chris Woodward
Published: Mon, 23 Apr 2018

Title: Polls prove CA not cozy with illegal aliens LINK

Description:


Author: Chad Groening
Published: Mon, 23 Apr 2018

Title: NJ high court OK's discrimination against churches LINK

Description: A controversial decision issued by the New Jersey Supreme Court maintains that churches in the Garden State should be prohibited from receiving historic preservation grants.

Author: Chris Woodward
Published: Mon, 23 Apr 2018

News from Christian News Wire 25 April 2018



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

'Church Security Seminar' to be Held in a New Life Church, Colorado Springs, CO., June 9th, 2018
LINK Contact: Chuck Chadwick, National Organization of Church Security & Safety Management, 214-305-5616

Christophobes Attack Chick-Fil-A
LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

Religious Freedom and Human Rights Activists to Hold Prayer Vigil and Peacefully Risk Arrest in Front of the White House on Monday, April 16
LINK Contact: Rev. Patrick Mahoney, 540-538-4741WASHINGTON, April 15, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- The activists will be asking President Trump to call for the immediate release of American Pastor Andrew Brunson from a Turkish prison.Pastor Brunson, who has faithfully and compassionately served in Turkey for 23 years with no incidents, begins his trial in Turkey on Monday and faces 35 years in prison if convicted. Pastor Brunson has already been incarcerated for over 500 days.The Source: Christian Defense Coalition

AFTAH's Peter LaBarbera Joins MassResistance, Leading Grassroots Pro-Family Group Fighting LGBTQ Agenda
LINK Contact: Peter LaBarbera, Americans For Truth About Homosexuality, 312-324-3787; americansfortruth@gmail.com CHICAGO, April 13, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Peter LaBarbera, founder and president of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH.org), issued the following statement today on joining the Boston-based pro-family organization MassResistance (MR) as assistant director. AFTAH, based in Chicago, will continue to exist as an independent organization producing no-holds-barred e Source: Americans for Truth

Does Facebook Hate Catholics?
LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

Life Legal Called in for Legal Backing as Students Stage Pro-Life Walkout
LINK Contact: Alexandra Snyder, Life Legal Defense Foundation, 202-717-7371

The Urgent Need to Address Rising Religious Persecution in China
LINK Contact: 202-675-1761WASHINGTON, April 11, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Rising religious persecution is one of many symptoms of Chinese President Xi Jinping's consolidation of power. The suspicious death of Li Baiguang in February 2018 was a stark reminder that persons of faith are far from safe in China. Chinese Christians, Uighur Muslims, Tibetan Buddhists, and Falun Gong practitioners have long experienced persecution, but restrictions on religious freedom in China are on the rise. The Source: China Aid Association, Inc.

CFI Stands with Scott Lloyd to Protect Refugees
LINK Contact: Lisa Jones, 800-323-2273

Catholic Church Attendance Drops
LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

Judge Moore Files Petition for Writ of Mandamus
LINK Contact: Kayla Moore, Judge Roy Moore Legal Defense Fund, 334-547-3210, kaylamoor@aol.com

IRD Attends Red Lynchburg 'Revival' Hosted by Red Letter Christians
LINK "Growing up in a Pentecostal church, I attended many revivals where the Good News of what Jesus has done and continues to do for us was shared and lost souls were saved. But Red Letter Christians' 'revival' offers more condemnation than the hope of Jesus." -- IRD's Chelsen Vicari

Bias Pervades Southern Poverty Law Center
LINK Contact: The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

So-called Christian Donation Processing Firm Caves to LGBT Demands and Dumps Christian Ministry, Placing Other Ministry Clients at Same Risk
LINK Contact: Campaign for Children and Families, 916-265-5650

Evangelist Alveda C. King: Remembering the Legacy of MLK
LINK Contact: Leslie Palma, 732-757-9087

LGBT Activists Vow to Shut Down Christian Ministry, 'Your Faith be Damned'
LINK No longer content with widespread acceptance, activists are fighting to eliminate any program aimed at helping those struggling with same-sex attraction or gender identityContact: Don Otis, 719-275-7775OKLAHOMA CITY, April 3, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- "The level of hatred and bullying is not like anything we've seen," says Stephen Black, who lived as a gay man for 8 years, over 35 years ago, and now Executive Director of First Stone Ministries is in the crosshairs of gay activ Source: Veritas Communications

Bill Attacking Pastors & Counselors Before Committee in California
LINK California to Outlaw Speech   Contact: Karen England, Capitol Resource Institute, 916-212-5607, KEngland@capitolresource.org SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 3, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- A California Legislator has gone too far. Assemblyman Evan Low introduced AB 2943, a bill that would outlaw speech.Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) states, 

Child Victims Act Fails Again
LINK Contact: The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

Supreme Court Considering Life Legal Petition in Daleiden Case Today
LINK Contact: Alexandra Snyder, Life Legal Defense Foundation, 202-717-7371

Creating a Better Future for Syrian-Armenian Youth
LINK Contact: World Council of Churches Media Office, +41 79 507 6363, www.oikoumene.org/press

California Lawmakers: Faith Practices can be Punished as Fraud
LINK Contact: Brad Dacus, Pacific Justice Institute, 916-616-4126SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 29, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- The battle over religious freedom has reached a fever pitch in California, where lawmakers are taking a new approach to punish traditional beliefs about sex and gender.Assembly Bill (AB) 2943 declares acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) status and behavior to be a matter of science.  From that opening premise, the bill proceeds to subject skept Source: Pacific Justice Institute

News from Christian Headlines:


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Title: Cremation Plan for Late Kenyan Politician Stirs Debate on Faith and Culture
Description: Kenneth Matiba, a popular politician in Kenya who died last week, will be cremated this week — a plan that has set off a debate in this mostly Christian country, where many view the practice as contrary to their faith and African culture.

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Title: US Assemblies of God Elects First Woman Executive in More Than a Century
Description: The top U.S. board of the Assemblies of God has unanimously elected its first woman general secretary in the Pentecostal denomination’s more than 100-year history.

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Title: Oklahoma Gov. Makes 'I Can Only Imagine' Official State Inspirational Song
Description: When Bart Millard wrote and released the song “I Can Only Imagine” with his band MercyMe, he likely had no idea what far reach and impact the song would have.

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Title: Barbara Bush’s Family Testifies to Her Faith, Reads Scripture at Funeral
Description: Friends, family, celebrities, former presidents, former first ladies, and first lady Melania Trump gathered Saturday for the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush. Over 1,500 people crowded into Houston’s St Martin’s Episcopal Church to sing, pray, and hear eulogies and Scripture readings.

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Title: Trump Administration: Hospitals Shouldn't Be Forced to Perform Gender-reassignment Surgeries
Description: An Obama-era law that outlines requirements for faith-based hospitals, insurance providers and doctors to perform gender-reassignment surgeries may be eliminated.

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Title: Baby Alfie Evans is Taken off Life Support, Proves Doctors Wrong and Survives
Description: Baby Alfie Evans who has a neurodegenerative disorder has been fighting for his life. His parents, Tom Evans and Kate James, have been petitioning for their son’s right to live, despite his medical condition.

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Title: Christian Woman in Pakistan Dies after Being Set on Fire
Description: Muslim suitor insisted she renounce Christ and marry him, relatives say.

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Title: Willow Creek to Conduct thorough Investigation into Former Pastor Bill Hybels' Misconduct
Description: Pastor Bill Hybels resigned as senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church earlier this month following sexual misconduct allegations. Now, the church has announced it will be conducting a more in-depth investigation into Hybels’ conduct and into their own leadership practices and policies in order to restore trust and accountability within the church.

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Title: Mother Who Chose Not to Abort Baby Now Fighting for Pro-life Free Speech Rights
Description: A mother in London who chose to keep her unborn baby because of sidewalk counselors says she is filing a lawsuit against a new law that would push pro-life advocates further from abortion facilities.

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Title: GQ Magazine Includes the Bible on List of Books 'You Don't Have to Read'
Description: GQ Magazine is under fire for publishing an article titled “21 Books You Don’t Have to Read,” which list included the Bible.

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Title: Authorities Search for Suspect Who Killed 4 in Nashville Waffle House Shooting
Description: The city of Nashville, Tennessee is on high alert Monday as authorities search for a suspect who opened fire in a Waffle House restaurant on Sunday, killing four people.

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Title: Christian Groups Warn New 'Conversion Therapy' Bill Could Suppress Free Speech
Description: The California Assembly approved a bill that would made “conversion therapy” subject to the state’s consumer protection laws.

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Title: San Francisco Church to Hold 'Beyonce Mass'
Description: San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral will hold a special mass on April 25 where parishioners can come and sing their “Beyonce favorites.”

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Title: As Harvest America 2018 Approaches, Pastor Greg Laurie Reflects on Evangelistic Work of Billy Graham
Description: No one can take the place of late evangelist Bill Graham, said pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Irvine and Riverdale.

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Title: Student is Injured in School Shooting on Day of Student Walkout against Gun Violence
Description: One student has been injured in a high school shooting in Ocala, Florida. CNN reports that this is the 20th school shooting this year.


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