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Chicago Megachurch Pastor on Houston Sermon Subpoena: Gov't 'Bullying Tactics' Are Not Acceptable; Create 'Bigotry' Toward Christian Beliefs
LINK New Life Covenant Church in Chicago and Alliance Defending Freedom severely criticized the subpoena of various pastors' sermons in Houston, Texas, due to their objection to an LGBT discrimination city ordinance that was passed recently.
Same-Sex Marriage Now Legal in Arizona, Alaska, Wyoming
LINK While the U.S. Supreme Court Friday rejected a request by Alaska and Wyoming to delay enforcement of same-sex marriage, a federal judge in Arizona ruled that the state's ban on same-sex unions is unconstitutional.
Boko Haram Agrees to Free Over 200 Kidnapped Schoolgirls; CANAN Wants 'Proof' of Their Well Being
LINK The Nigerian government reached a deal with Islamist Militants, Boko Haram, on Friday for the release of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped earlier this year.
Legal Group Says Hotel Violates Law by Hosting Group Supporting Academic Boycott of Israel
LINK A conservative legal group has sent a letter to a California hotel arguing that their hosting of an event by an organization that advocates a complete boycott of Israel may violate state law.
Judge Orders AIDS-Afflicted Pastor Who Had Sex With Female Members in Church Removed From Pulpit After Colorful Hearing
LINK Pastor Juan D. McFarland of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, was forced to relinquish his pulpit in shame by a local judge Thursday after delivering an incriminating confession that he has full blown AIDS, slept with female members inside the church, abused drugs and church money while declaring he would not leave the ministry in recent weeks.
Christian Talk Radio Host Josh Kimbrell Charged With Sex Crime Against 3-Y-O Boy; Supporters Defend Character
LINK Josh Kimbrell, 29, a Christian talk radio host and chairman of the Palmetto Conservative Alliance Foundation in South Carolina, was arrested and charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a 3-year-old boy. His supporters, however, have shot down the charge, saying it stems from a bitter custody battle between him and his ex-wife.
Fox News Anchor Blasts Ebola Media Sensationalism; Tells Viewers 'We Do Not Have an Outbreak in the US'
LINK A news anchor on Fox delivered a powerful message this week amid the Ebola outbreaks in the United States and the consequent fear mongering.
Graphic Photos of Mass Syria Killings, Torture Under President Assad's Regime Displayed at Holocaust Museum
LINK The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., is featuring a display showing graphic photos of murder and torture that are said to have been committed under the regime of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria. A Syrian pastor has warned against using the images to justify expanding the war in the country, however.
Drudge Report News: Drudge Tweets Ominous Ebola Message on Twitter?
LINK Matt Drudge from The Drudge Report posted a tweet earlier this week after months of social media silence, however, the sudden activity on Twitter was both cryptic and ominous, and seemingly offered a vague hint at the two health workers who were diagnosed with Ebola recently in Texas.
'I Don't Want to Die,' Says Brittany Maynard, Cancer Afflicted Woman Scheduled for Assisted Suicide
LINK After sparking a vociferous debate about assisted suicide when she announced in a viral YouTube video earlier this month that she will commit suicide under Oregon's Death With Dignity Act on Nov. 1 to escape her terminal brain cancer, 29-year-old Brittany Maynard recently declared "I don't want to die."
'We Will Win This in Court,' Says Houston Pastor on City's Sermon Subpoena Fight
LINK The recent debacle involving the city of Houston attempting to subpoena the sermons of five pastors demanding that they turn over their comments addressing homosexuality, gender identity or the city's first lesbian mayor, Annise Parker, hasn't scared off one of the men in the center of the battle.
Georgia High School Will Remove Bible Verses From Football Monument Fearing Atheists' Lawsuit
LINK The Madison County School Board in Georgia unanimously voted Tuesday to remove two Bible verses from a monument donated to its high school football team, fearing a lawsuit from a Washington, D.C.-based secular organization.
Satanic Temple Wants Display of Satan Descending Into Hell to Be Featured Inside Florida's Capitol
LINK A Satanic Temple group is petitioning Florida's State Capitol to include a display depicting the angel Lucifer descending into hell among other holiday stands. Florida denied the group's same request last year, deeming it "grossly offensive."
Dr. Daniel Varga, Official at Faith-Based Texas Hospital, Apologizes for Mistakes in Diagnosing Thomas Eric Duncan
LINK Dr. Daniel Varga, chief clinical officer for Texas Health Resources, the umbrella medical group for Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital where now deceased Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan died and two nurses were infected with the deadly virus after treating him, apologized Thursday for what he said were mistakes in his initial diagnosis.
Amber Vinson, 2nd Ebola Infected Nurse Called CDC Several Times Before Flying; 'Somebody Dropped the Ball,' Says Health Official
LINK As President Barack Obama attempted to calm fears about the spread of the deadly Ebola virus Wednesday, one health official has charged that someone at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "dropped the ball" in allowing Amber Vinson, the second nurse infected with the virus to fly.
Jodi Arias Trial Update: Penalty Phase Retrial to Begin Next Week, Trial Will Not Be Televised
LINK One year after she was found guilty of murdering her boyfriend Travis Alexander, Jodi Arias will once again have the nation's eye on her as her penalty phase retrial begins next week.
Twitter Blocks #HoustonWeHaveAProblem Campaign That Supports Pastors Subpoenaed to Hand Over Their Sermons
LINK Twitter allegedly blocked a new online campaign designed to support the Houston pastors who were subpoenaed by the city's lawyers demanding that they turn over their sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender identity or the city's first openly lesbian mayor, Annise Parker.
Houston Mayor Initiated Subpoenas of Pastors' Sermons, Notes to Congregations Despite Recent 'Back Peddling,' Says Pastor at Center of Battle
LINK Although Houston's mayor, Annise Parker, is now denying she knew about the city's attempt to subpoena the sermons and correspondence with their congregations of five pastors, one of the pastors at the center of the battle says the mayor herself initiated the action in response to a legal battle over a non-discrimination ordinance known as the "Bathroom Bill."
Texas, Ohio Schools Close Amid Ebola Fears After Students, Teachers Were Found to Be on Flight 1143
LINK Two Ohio public schools closed Thursday morning amid fears that staff members might have come in contact with Dallas nurse Amber Joy Vinson who's infected with the Ebola virus. At least three Texas schools have also closed over the same fears.
US Rep. Claims Travel Ban on West African Flights Will Only Increase Ebola Epidemic; WHO Says Air Travel Poses Low Risk of Ebola Transmission
LINK Congresswoman Gwen Moore, D-Wis., has addressed criticism toward the handling of Ebola cases by local and federal U.S. officials and said that despite Americans' fears, people from the affected West African countries should be allowed to continue to travel to the U.S.
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Pastor Calls for National Unity with the Houston 5
LINK Contact: Rev. CJ Conner, 715-651-0946
Twitter Blocks New Faith Driven Consumer Campaign Supporting Subpoenaed Houston Pastors Minutes After Launch
LINK After famously blocking Faith Driven Consumer's #IStandWithPhil campaign earlier this year, Twitter is back at it again blocking the group's new petition drive #HoustonWeHaveAProblem at HoustonProblem.com minutes after launch this afternoonContact: Matthew Faraci, Faith Driven Consumer, 919-645-0771, email@example.com RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 15, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Faith Driven Consumer, the group that emerged on the national stage last year with i Source: Faith Driven Consumer
#HoustonWeHaveAProblem Petition Launches at HoustonProblem.com, Demands City of Houston Immediately Cease Bullying Actions Against Pastors
LINK Faith Driven Consumer the group behind the #IStandWithPhil movement which played a leading role in Phil Robertson's return to Duck Dynasty is now organizing its community in support of a group of Houston pastors who are victims of intolerance and bullying at the hands of the City of Houston Contact: Matthew Faraci, Faith Driven Consumer, 919-645-0771
, firstname.lastname@example.org RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 15, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Faith Driven Consumer&tra Source: Faith Driven Consumer
Bishop E.W. Jackson Sr. Hosts Unity Forum for Religious and Civil Rights in Little Rock, Arkansas
LINK Contact: Martin Brown, 804-874-6706, email@example.com; Sandy Adams, 757-375-6444; both with S.T.A.N.D. LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Oct. 15, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Bishop E.W. Jackson, Harvard educated Attorney, Minister and last year's Virginia Republican Nominee for Lt. Governor has launched a national movement to protect Christians from "growing hostility, discrimination and anti-Christian bigotry." As part of a nationwide effort, Jackson is hosting a Unity Forum Source: S.T.A.N.D
Former Virginia Lt. Governor Nominee Launches National Movement to Protect Rights of Christians
LINK Contact: Martin Brown, 804-874-6706, firstname.lastname@example.org; Sandy Adams, 757-375-6444; both with S.T.A.N.D. NORFOLK, Va., Oct. 15, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Bishop E.W. Jackson, Harvard educated Attorney, Minister and last year's Virginia Republican Nominee for Lt. Governor has launched a national movement to protect Christians from "growing hostility, discrimination and anti-Christian bigotry." He has produced a video addressing the issue: youtu.be/oIl2O9SzzoA.As a Source: S.T.A.N.D
Robert P. George to Speak on Religious Liberty at Annual IRD Lecture
LINK "Dr. George is the William Wilberforce of our day, courageously and thoughtfully advocating for liberty, for the defense of the vulnerable, and the reformation of manners to the benefit of all." -- IRD President Mark Tooley
California Churches Take Action Against Forced Abortion Coverage
LINK Life Legal Defense Foundation Represents Seven Congregations In Federal Complaint
Coptic Solidarity: Maspero Massacre Victims Still Without Justice in Egypt
LINK Contact: Lindsay Vessey, Coptic Solidarity, 801-512-1713, email@example.com WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Three years ago, the Egyptian armed forces unleashed a violent attack against Coptic protesters, resulting in the deaths of at least 28 individuals. Coptic Solidarity calls on Egypt to render justice and urges to make October 9 a Day of Memorial for the victims. Several thousand, mostly Coptic families including many women, children, and e Source: Coptic Solidarity
Delgaudio Issues Promise to Fight for Right to Vote Our Beliefs -- No Black Gowned Back-Stabbing Liberal Jurist is Silencing Us
LINK Contact: Eugene Delgaudio, Public Advocate, 703-845-1808, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mission Aviation Fellowship Joins the Masterworks Client Family
LINK Contact: Paige Mitchell, Masterworks, 360-394-4300
Christians in 200 Nations Unite in Prayer for Jerusalem
LINK Contact: Stephen Jenks, 716-759-1058
Catholic Clergy Appeal to SCOTUS to Protect Seal of Confession
LINK Contact: Father John Trigilio, PhD, Confraternity of Catholic Clergy, 717-957-9309
Sacred Seal of Confession Threatened By Louisiana Supreme Court
LINK Catholic Action Organization Rallies Support for Diocese of Baton Rouge's Religious Liberty Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court
Religious Groups Say Louisiana Ruling Unconstitutional, Violates Seal of Confession
LINK Contact: Jon Sorensen, 619-387-7200
Majed El Shafie to Testify Before Parliament of Canada; Featured on VisionTV's Human Rights Week
LINK Contact: Brian Mayes, 615-771-2040, email@example.com
Black Conservative Summit in Wash DC on Sept 25th -- Advancing Conservative Principles and Stemming the Liberal Tide: A Matter of Faith, Race and Politics
LINK The 2014 BCS event will be held at Hillsdale College's Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies & Citizenship; Evening Reception at the Heritage Foundation with Former U.S Senator Jim DeMintContact: Lonnie Poindexter, Freedom's Journal Institute (FJI), 916-752-6392, firstname.lastname@example.org; Larry Jacobs, World Congress of Families, 815-222-2490, email@example.com WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- The 2014 Black C Source: World Congress of Families
Omaha Attorneys Raise Awareness and Support for Life, Family and Religious Liberty
LINK Thomas More Society-Omaha Hosts 5th Annual Fundraiser Banquet
Christian Genocide Must End
LINK Contact: The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, firstname.lastname@example.org
Black Conservative Summit Leadership Initiative is Designated a World Congress of Families Special Event
LINK Freedom's Journal Institute Hosts Event on September 25th in Washington, DC at The Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies & Citizenship
President Obama Misleads the American Public and Betrays Our Fundamental Principles of Human Rights and Religious Freedom in His Speech Last Night
LINK He also treats women like the NFL by failing to address their unique situation regarding violence, rape and targeting by ISILContact: Rev. Patrick Mahoney, 540-538-4741WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- In his speech discussing his plan for dealing with ISIL, President Obama says, "and the vast majority of ISIL's victims have been Muslim." This is simply not true.The President then went on to say, "And it is America that is helping Muslim Source: Christian Defense Coalition