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Georgia Church Faces Potential Lawsuit Over 19,000-Bulb LED Sign
LINK A church in Georgia that recently setup a large LED-lit sign on its property might face a lawsuit for being in violation of a local ordinance.

Mississippi School District Stops Prayers After Atheists' Threaten to Sue
LINK A Mississippi school district has agreed to stop having prayers and sermons at mandatory faculty convocations after an atheist group threatened to sue them.

Steven Sotloff's Mother Makes Impassioned Plea for His Release From ISIS
LINK The mother of Steven Sotloff, a U.S. journalist being held by ISIS, released a video appeal for her son's release on Arabian television Wednesday, Aug. 27.

Second American Dies Fighting for ISIS
LINK A second American citizen who died fighting for terror group ISIS in Syria has been identified as Abdirahmaan Muhumed of Minneapolis, reports have said.

Amish Hair Convictions Overturned by Court: Religious Beliefs at Heart of Court's Decision
LINK The convictions of 16 Amish men and women in Ohio found guilty of beard- and hair-cutting attacks on fellow members of their faith have been overturned by the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Nearly Two-Thirds of Christian Men View Porn Monthly; They Are Watching It at Same Rate as Secular Men, Says Study
LINK Nearly two-thirds of American men watch pornography monthly and Christian men are paying nearly equal attention to the lustful practice, according to a study conducted by the Barna Group for Proven Men.

Atheist Group May Sue Mississippi School District for Pastor Speaking at Mandatory Teacher Event
LINK A Washington, DC-based atheist organization has sent a letter to a Mississippi school district expressing concern about a mandatory faculty event that featured a Christian pastor.

Amanda Knox Murder Trial Latest Update: PR Team Helping Knox to Turn Public Sentiment
LINK It has been almost seven years since British student Meredith Kercher was murdered in her bedroom in Perugia. Among those who were arrested for the murder are her roommate Amanda Knox and her boyfriend Raffaelle Sollecito. Then, three days after Knox was arrested, her father, Curt Knox, hired publicist David Marriott of Gogerty Marriott Public Relations Inc.

9-Year-Old Girl Accidentally Kills Instructor During Shooting Lesson, Gun Control Debates Swirl
LINK An Arizona shooting range instructor was killed after a nine-year-old girl lost control of a sub-machine gun and struck him at least once in the head on Monday.

Pro-Life Group Demands PBS Cancel Airing of Pro-Abortion 'After Tiller' Film
LINK A large Catholic pro-life organization is demanding that PBS cancel its airing of the controversial pro-abortion documentary, "After Tiller."

Sarah Palin to Atheist Richard Dawkins on Aborting Down Syndrome Babies: I'll Let You Meet My Son
LINK Former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin, issued a Facebook post inviting famed atheist activist Richard Dawkins to come meet her six-year-old son, Trig, who has Down Syndrome after Dawkins tweeted last week that he felt it was "immoral" not to "abort and try again" when an unborn baby has been diagnosed with Down syndrome.

ISIS Militants Demand $6.6M Ransom for 26-Year-Old American Woman
LINK Terror group ISIS has demanded a $6.6 million ransom for the release of a 26-year-old American woman it captured over a year ago while she was doing humanitarian relief work in Syria.

Texas Pastor Files Complaint to Remove 'Twilight' Series, 'Demonic' Books From Young Adult Section in Public Library
LINK A pastor who oversees a Messianic Jewish congregation has filed a complaint with a Texas public library over books in the young adult section which he dubs "demonic."

Satanic Group Planning 'Black Mass' in Oklahoma City Returns Stolen Host to Catholic Church
LINK A Satanic group that is scheduled to perform a "black mass" in Oklahoma City next month has returned some consecrated communion bread to the Catholic Church.

Pastor Who 'Loved Life' Fatally Shoots Wife Then Turns Gun on Himself; 16-Y-O Granddaughter Finds Bodies on Deck of Home
LINK To members of the East Lumberton Baptist Church in North Carolina, Rev. William "Bill" Scott, 68, and his wife, Charlotte, 64, were a happy couple that loved life. So it was quite a shock last Wednesday night when a service at the church was interrupted by the news that Scott and his wife had been killed.

Could This Alleged Audio of Michael Brown's Shooting Be Key to Case?
LINK CNN released an audio file on Monday night of the alleged shots fired by officer Darren Wilson that killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

Ben Carson on Ferguson: 'I'm Not Sure This Is Police vs. Black Community Issue'
LINK Ben Carson, retired pediatric neurosurgeon and potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, rejected the claim made by the Rev. Jesse Jackson that the Michael Brown shooting and ensuing protests in Ferguson, Missouri, highlight an extreme racial disparity for blacks in America during a debate on "Fox News Sunday."

Veteran Missouri Police Officer Says He Believes in Jesus Christ But 'I am a Killer;' Calls Supreme Court Justices 'Sodomites'
LINK A veteran Missouri police officer who was involved in maintaining security in the troubled community of Ferguson has been placed on administrative leave after he declared "I am a killer" in an inflammatory video in which he called Supreme Court justices "sodomites" and President Barack Obama an "illegal alien."

Texas Man to Launch 'Death Row Jesus' Campaign; Says Christ Was History's 'Worst Criminal'
LINK The man behind the controversial "Jesus Tattoo" movement will launch a new campaign "Death Row Jesus" on Wednesday to spread the message that God was the "worse criminal" while on earth.

Nearly $400K Raised for Officer Darren Wilson Online; More Than Fund for Slain Teenager Michael Brown
LINK Supporters of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown three Saturdays ago, have donated nearly $400,000, as of Tuesday morning, through the fundraising website gofundme.com to help the embattled officer.

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'One Generation Away' Shines Light on the Erosion of Religious Liberty in America
LINK New Film from Rick Santorum's EchoLight Cinemas Receives Endorsements from Leaders Including Oliver North & Jerry BoykinContact: Heidi McDow, A. Larry Ross Communications, 972-267-1111, heidimcdow@alarryross.com FRANKLIN, Tenn., Aug. 28, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- At a time when religious liberty and persecution are appearing in the headlines daily, EchoLight Studios' "One Generation Away: The Erosion of Religious Liberty in America," will world premier in church Source: A. Larry Ross Communications

National Conference Will Train Christians in Preserving Liberty
LINK Contact: Nelan Hughes, 864-977-2008, Nelan.Hughes@ngu.edu

Radical Atheist Group Pushes for Separation Between Church and Plate
LINK Contact: Victor Bermudez or Lori Sanada, 888-588-6888; both with Advocates for Faith & Freedom

California Catholic Universities Compromised
LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org  NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Bill Donohue comments on a decision by the administration of California Governor Jerry Brown forcing Catholic universities to pay for abortion in their health plans:

Forbes Leads Members in Urging Navy to Keep Bibles in Lodging Facilities
LINK Contact: Hailey Sadler, 202-225-6365WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04), led 25 Members of Congress in a bipartisan letter to the Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, urging that donated religious materials remain in the guest rooms at Navy Lodge facilities.  Last week, it came to light at the Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) had issued a memo for the removal of Bibles currently in Navy Lodge guest rooms after NEXCOM received a compl Source: Congressman Randy Forbes

Obama Still Using Coercion and Massive Fines in Unconscionable Attack on Religious Freedom
LINK Contact: Jeff Sagnip, 202-225-3765; chrissmith.house.gov

Is ISIS Prompting Reappraisal of Pacifism and Just War?
LINK "Christian thinking has to offer both hope and sobriety, each of which requires perseverance and patience." -- IRD President Mark Tooley

National Black Pro-Life Coalition Oppose Persecution of Christians in Muslim Nations
LINK Union City, California The atrocities perpetrated against Christians in Muslim nations must stop. Christians are being crucified, beheaded, raped, and enslaved simply because they are followers of Christ.

University Professor Convicted for Assault on Pro-Life Students
LINK Life Legal Defense Foundation Says UCSB Faculty Member's Conviction Should Dissuade Similar Violence

Small Group Reaches 20 Million Americans with Grass Roots Class Action Defense of Mount Soledad Cross
LINK Contact: Eugene Delgaudio, Public Advocate of the US Inc., 703-845-1808, eugenedelgaudio@erols.com

IRD's Chelsen Vicari to Join Christian Solidarity Trip to Israel
LINK "Undermining Christian support of Israel is the latest trend among young Evangelicals." -- Chelsen Vicari, Evangelical Action Director

Catholic Answers Conference Registration Ends Friday
LINK Contact: Jon Sorensen, Catholic Answers, 619-387-7200

Knights of Columbus Announces Fund to Help Christians Threatened with Extinction in Iraq
LINK Commits $1 million and seeks public donations for humanitarian aid to religious minorities

North Korean Underground Christians Omitted from Historic North-South Church Summit
LINK Contact: Tim Dillmuth, Seoul USA, 719-330-6910

Grossly Inadequate Iraq Response by UN and Obama, Says Coptic Solidarity
LINK Contact Lindsay Vessey, Coptic Solidarity, 801-512-1713, coptadvoacy@copticsoldiarity.com WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Coptic Solidarity condemns the grossly inadequate and slow response by the international community to the ongoing genocide and humanitarian crisis in Iraq driven by ISIL Jihadists against religious and ethnic minorities. The founding words of the United Nations, "Never Again" ring hollow as the UN and powerful member states lack the will-power Source: Coptic Solidarity

Saudi Royal Family will not Allow America to Defeat Sunni Terrorists in Iraq
LINK Contact: William J. Murray, Religious Freedom Coalition, 202-742-8990

Faith Leaders Thank President Obama for Responding to Crisis of Genocide and the Persecution of Christians and Other Religious Minorities in Iraq
LINK They Express Gratitude that the President has Gotten Involved and Mobilized the Resources of the United States

Immediate Action Needed to Address Ebola Crisis in Liberia
LINK In Congressional Testimony, Dr. Frank Glover Outlines Steps to Help Stem Death Toll

Obama Administration Fails to Act to Protect Christians and Other Religious Minorities in Iraq
LINK Contact: Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, 540-538-4741WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ --  ISIS is carrying out genocide against religious minorities on a daily basis and President Obama has not personally addressed this tragedy or involved his Administration.  Faith leaders and community to hold prayer vigil and public witness in front of the White House on Saturday, August 9 at 11:00 A.M.The vigil will be on Pennsylvania Ave. NW in front of the White House ac Source: Christian Defense Coalition

NRB Concerned by Private Deal for Church Scrutiny
LINK Contact: Kenneth Chan, 703-331-4520, press@nrb.org

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