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Signs Urging People to 'Dress Modestly' in Jewish Neighborhood Stir Emotions in Brooklyn, New York
LINK Signs posted in a Hasidic Jewish section of the Crown Heights, Brooklyn neighborhood of New York City urging visitors to "dress modestly" out of respect for the community have ruffled some members of the public who believe the sign was out of line in passing judgment on the way they dress.

Former Christian Radio Host John Balyo Pleads Guilty; Confesses to Photographing, Having Sex With 12-Y-O Boy at Hotel
LINK Former popular Christian radio host John Balyo, 35, is heading to prison for a minimum of 15 years after he pleaded guilty in federal court in Michigan Tuesday to photographing and having sex with a 12-year-old boy in April — the same month he got married.

Illinois Father Granted Custody After Children's Mother Engaged Them in Naked Pray Sessions With Pastor
LINK An Illinois appeals court granted a man custody of his two daughters whose mother was involved in church rituals where members would engage in naked prayer therapy sessions with their pastor.

Majority of States Are Blocking Bills That Seek to Ban Conversion Therapy for Gay Youth
LINK While two states have successfully banned conversion therapy for gay youth, a majority of state legislatures have voted down bills that would prohibit sexual orientation change therapy after hearing the testimonies of ex-gays who say they've benefited from SOCE.

'I feel Like I'm Living in a House of Hell;' Multiple 'Ghosts,' 'Demon' Violently Haunt Home of Pennsylvania Couple
LINK A York County, Pennsylvania, woman and her husband who placed everything they had into buying their house seven years ago, are now fighting to avoid being chased out of it after suffering attacks from what they say are multiple ghosts and at least one demon in their basement.

Planned Parenthood Sued for Not Reporting Child Rape; Sends Victim Back to Abuser After Performing Abortion
LINK Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, which received $2,302,026 in government grants in 2011-2012, is facing a legal challenge from the mother of a 13-year-old girl who was taken to the facility by her abuser to have an abortion.

You Won't Believe What This Restaurant Owner Did for His Employees After a Fire Burnt His Business to the Ground
LINK When a fire razed Bruce Kroll's Culver's Restaurant in Platteville, Wisconsin, last November his 40 employees weren't sure if they still had jobs. When Kroll told them what he would do for them, however, they were stunned.

Ohio Sheriff Gets Death Threat After Sending Bill to Mexican President for All the Illegals in His Jail
LINK Stretched by the crush of illegal immigrants flooding his jails from the border, Sheriff Richard K. Jones of Butler County, Ohio, said his life was threatened after he sent a bill to Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto seeking compensation for hosting his law-breaking countrymen.

Is Planned Parenthood's 'Torture Sex' Advice Making Its Way Into the Classroom?
LINK In the latest installment of "SexEd: Planned Parenthood's Dangerous Sex Advice for Kids," an Oregon Planned Parenthood counselor is shown telling a 15-year-old girl, who's under the legal age of consent, to watch porn, go to a sex shop, and experiment with bondage and hitting with her boyfriend. Lila Rose, president of Live Action, says the undercover videos should motivate parents to call their school board and demand they ban the organization and its sex education materials from public schools.

Sudanese Christian Mother Meriam Ibrahim to Arrive in New Hampshire This Week
LINK Meriam Ibrahim, a young Christian mother from Sudan who refused to renounce her faith even after she was placed on death row for it, is expected to fly from Rome to New Hampshire with her family this week to settle in Manchester, her brother-in-law said.

'Stupid': Wanted Man Arrested After Taunting Police on Facebook Post Saying 'Y'all Will Never Catch Me'
LINK A wanted man who bragged on the Facebook page of Anne Arundel County Police in Maryland that "Y'all will never catch me" after they posted his photo there Wednesday became the laughingstock of the country Thursday when authorities arrested him.

Florida Senator Wants Bill Making Dinesh D'Souza's 'America' Movie Required Viewing for Teens in State
LINK Despite a dismissive attitude by liberal politicians towards filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza and his latest movie, "America: Imagine a World Without Her," a Florida state senator plans to introduce a bill that would make the docudrama required viewing for most teenagers in the state.

Scientist Sues Calif University for Firing Him After His Dinosaur Discovery Supported Creationism
LINK A scientist has filed a lawsuit against the California State University, Northridge saying he was terminated from his job due to his religious views after he discovered soft tissue on a triceratops fossil which supported his creationist view.

IRS Promises Atheist Group to Investigate 'Pulpit Freedom' Churches
LINK The Internal Revenue Service has reached a lawsuit settlement agreement with the Freedom From Religion Foundation, agreeing to investigate churches that violate a federal law that activist groups often cite in an attempt to silence them by threatening their tax-exempt status.

Texas Man Finally Cleared of Rape After 12 Years in Prison Says His Faith Has Been Strengthened; 'My Father God Was Behind Everything'
LINK A 57-year-old Texas man cleared this week of raping a teen girl in 1990 told reporters that he was only able to cope with being branded a guilty man because of his "father God," and expressed the conviction that God had been working behind the scenes all along to bring him justice.

Gay Man Arrested After Baby Girl He Wanted to Adopt With Partner Dies in Hot Car; Another Child Was Left Inside But Escaped
LINK A gay Wichita, Kansas man who was trying to adopt a 10-month-old girl with his partner was arrested on suspicion of aggravated child endangerment Thursday when the infant died after he forgot that he had left her and another child inside his car in scorching 90-degree weather.

Bible College Offers Doctorate for Donation of $85; But You Better Hurry, the Offer Is Only Good Until the End of August
LINK If you've always wanted the honor of being called a doctor officially, the Abundant Life Bible College and Theological Seminary in Stuart, Florida is promising to give you just that for a small donation of $85. You better hurry though, this fire sale only lasts until the end of August.

Pennsylvania Doctor Saves Lives by Shooting Psychiatric Gunman Who Killed Caseworker
LINK A psychiatric patient opened fire at and killed a caseworker and then grazed a psychiatrist at a suburban medical complex in Pennsylvania before the doctor pulled out his own gun and shot the assailant, preventing him from possibly killing many others.

Judge Strikes Down Florida Same-Sex Marriage Ban for Miami Area
LINK A Miami-Dade County judge Friday overturned Florida's ban on same-sex marriage in a decision that applies only to that county. While this is the second county that struck down the state's ban this month, marriage licenses will not be issued so that the rulings can be appealed.

Christian Leaders Meet in NY to Support Israel; Say Hamas Conflict Is a 'Defining Issue of Our Time'
LINK Dozens of Christian faith leaders from the greater New York area united at the Faith Exchange in New York City on Friday to express their support for Israel in its current conflict with the Palestinian Hamas group. Israel and Hamas are currently involved in a violent and ongoing clash that one religious leader attending Friday's event described as one of the "defining issues of our time."

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Rabbi David Saperstein Nominated for Religious Freedom Post
LINK "We pray for his boldness and his success as America's newly designated advocate for the religiously oppressed around the world." -- Faith J. H. McDonnell, IRD Religious Liberty Program Director

Christian Clergy Gather to Condemn Hamas Violence
LINK Contact: Stephen Jenks, Eagles' Wings, 716-759-1058, stephenjenks@eagleswings.to

Christian Woman Previously Sentenced to Death Successfully Departs Sudan
LINK "We want to see freedom for all of the people of Sudan." -- Faith J. H. McDonnell, IRD Religious Liberty Program Director

Meriam Unshackled; Flies to Freedom After Long Wait
LINK Contact: Jerry Dykstra, Media Relations Director, Open Doors USA, 616-915-4117, JerryD@odusa.org

IRD, Allied Groups to Rally for Abducted Nigerian Schoolgirls Awaiting Rescue from Boko Haram Militants
LINK Contact: Jeff Walton, Institute on Religion and Democracy, 202-682-4131, 202-413-5639, jwalton@TheIRD.org

Sudanese Woman Jailed & Sentenced to Die for Her Faith Focus of Hearing
LINK Woman & family still not able to leave countryContact: Jeff Sagnip, 202-225-3765, chrissmith.house.govWASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Sudanese woman recently sentenced to death for not recanting her faith was the topic of a congressional hearing Wednesday, July 23 held by U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04), Chairman of the House congressional panel that oversees global human rights issues."The world watched as Meriam Ibrahim Ishag, a pregnant Christian woman i Source: Congressman Chris Smith

CANAN Condemns the Detention & Harassment of its Trustee, Dr. Ezekwesili, Yesterday at Nigeria Airport, Commends British Airways
LINK Contact: Pastor Laolu Akande, Executive Director, CANAN, 516-819-4355, Laolu@cananusa.org NEW YORK, July 22, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Christian Association of Nigerian-Americans, CANAN wishes to clarify the situation surrounding the detention and harassment of one of our trustees, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, yesterday, July 21 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on her way to London to be a guest on popular BBC Hard Talk program.In doing so, we want to humbly and sincerely reques Source: Christian Association of Nigerian-Americans

Federal Discrimination Against Religion?
LINK "President Obama's new executive order compelling all federal contractors to affirm the latest LGBTQ orthodoxy escalates the ongoing culture war against traditional mores and religion." -- IRD President Mark Tooley

Jesus and Pope Called Pimps
LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

Open Doors USA President Calls Forced Exodus of Mosul Christians 'Unprecedented'
LINK Contact: Jerry Dykstra, Media Relations Director, Open Doors USA, 616-915-4117, JerryD@odusa.org  

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Schedules Vote on Controversial UN Treaty
LINK Committee Vote on Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Scheduled for Tuesday, July 22

New Radio Program Aims to Restore Lives of Abused Women in Restricted Country
LINK Women Survived Attempted Abortions, Domestic Violence and Sex Trafficking

Ganging Up on Archbishop Nienstedt
LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

Planned Parenthood's Criminal Charges Against Missouri Pro-Life Advocate Dismissed
LINK Thomas More Society Defends Sidewalk Counselor Arrested for Offering Water in 100° Heat

Persecuted Daughter of Imprisoned Nanle County Pastor Flees to US for Freedom
LINK Contact: Bob Fu, President, China Aid Association, 432-689-6985, 267-205-5210 cell, info@ChinaAid.org

Liveprayer's Keller Challenges Terror Leader al-Baghdali to Modern Day 'Mt. Carmel' Showdown
LINK Contact: Rev. Bill Keller, Liveprayer.com, 727-420-7005

Pastors Say Stand Up for Our God-given Unalienable Rights on July 4th
LINK Contact: Pastor Steven Andrew, 877 537-8734

Good Ways to Deal with Bad People
LINK Contact: Chuck Chadwick, National Organization of Church Security & Safety Management (NOCSSM), 972-712-8818, cchadwick@nocssm.org

Catholic Benefits Association Granted Temporary Restraining Order Covering 150+ Catholic Employers in Second Lawsuit Against HHS Contraceptive Mandate
LINK Contact: Sean T. Caine, 443-857-4372

The Family in America Spring 2014 Issue Hits the Mail
LINK Contact: Nicole King, 815-964-5819, nicole@profam.org; The Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society, 815-964-5819, media@worldcongress.org


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