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Pastors Booted From Capitol Center Because Title of Racial Reconciliation Event Included 'An Appeal to Heaven'
LINK Bishop Harry Jackson Jr., chairman of the High Impact Leadership Coalition and senior pastor of Hope Christian Church in Maryland, is now crying religious and racial discrimination after a group of pastors were booted from the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center and forced to find a different venue for a racial reconciliation event in Washington D.C. because their theme included the phrase "an appeal to heaven."
Jessa Duggar Post on God and Hell Causes Stir Among Believers
LINK "19 Kids & Counting" star Jessa Duggar has spoken out and ruffled feathers by telling followers that those who do not believe in hell cannot truly believe in God.
'How Many More Christians Must Be Murdered' by ISIS Before Obama Takes Action to Stop the Slaughter, Asks ACLJ
LINK American Center for Law and Justice Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow has asked "how many more Christians must be murdered" at the hands of terror group ISIS before President Barack Obama decides to take specific action to stop the slaughter.
Liberals Are Stifling Intellectual Diversity, Campus Audience Decides After Hearing Both Sides of the Argument
LINK Before the Intelligence Squared debate held at George Washington University, only one in three audience members said they agreed that liberals are stifling intellectual diversity at colleges and universities, but after hearing both sides of the debate, almost three-fifths of the audience was convinced that liberals are stifling intellectual diversity.
Donald Trump 'Serious' About 2016 Presidential Run: I'm Doing This Because the Country Is in Serious Trouble
LINK Real estate Tycoon Donald Trump said Wednesday that he's "more serious" about running for president in 2016.
ISIS, Iran Are Agents of 'Apocalyptic Islam' Paving Way for 'Islamic Messiah,' Says NYT Bestselling Author
LINK Speaking in a discussion on Islam at the National Religious Broadcasters' International Christian Media Convention on Tuesday, New York Times bestselling author and Middle East expert Joel Rosenberg explained that the biggest threat facing the Western world is not the rise of radical Islam, but rather the rise of "apocalyptic Islam."
Jodi Arias Trial Latest News: Defense Lawyers Fight the Death Penalty
LINK Defense attorney Kirk Nurmi pleaded for Jodi Arias' life last Tuesday, Feb. 24, as he told the jury deciding whether she'll be put to death that the ex-boyfriend she killed sexually used and humiliated her and wanted to keep their encounters a secret.
12-Y-O Boy Turns Conservative Hero After Defending Giuliani, Proclaiming Obama Has 'Downright Hatred' for America
LINK He's not yet old enough to cast a vote or drive a car, but 12-year-old Georgia native and middle school student CJ Pearson has become a conservative darling after passionately defending former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani's claim that he doesn't believe President Barack Obama loves America in a YouTube video that has amassed more than 1 million views since Saturday.
Ex-Lesbian and Popular Spoken Word Artist Jackie Hill-Perry Tells How God Turned Her Life Around
LINK Jackie Hill-Perry, a spoken word and hip-hop artist whose talents and unique testimony have garnered her popularity and praise, recently shared her story of leaving the gay lifestyle with televangelist Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network.
Pastor Married Nearly 50 Years, Perishes With Husband After Car Flips Over and Catches Fire
LINK Members of a small Kansas church are now consoling each other after their pastor and her husband, whom she had been married to for almost 50 years, perished together in their car after it flipped over and caught fire along a local roadway Sunday.
'American Sniper' Trial: Eddie Ray Routh Found Guilty in Shooting Death of Chris Kyle
LINK Eddie Ray Routh, the former Marine who fatally shot real-life "American Sniper" Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield, was found guilty of capital murder on Tuesday.
Franklin Graham: America Is Crumbling Morally; We Have Turned Our Back on God
LINK Rev. Franklin Graham has spoken out about former mayor Rudy Giuliani's comments questioning President Barack Obama's love for America. Graham said that the country is "morally crumbling within" and has turned its back on God.
Supreme Court May Unleash 'Judgment From God' If They Strike Down Gay Marriage Bans, Says Controversial Activist Scott Lively
LINK A controversial conservative activist who's known for advocating against homosexuality in East Africa has warned that the United States Supreme Court could bring forth God's judgment by legalizing gay marriage.
LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM? Housing for 15 Alternative Sexualities Is OK, but Men-Only Fraternities Are Not, Wesleyan University Says
LINK Campus housing specifically for 15 alternative sexualities, including sadomasochists, is acceptable, but fraternities that just allow men are not, at Wesleyan University.
American Missionary Phyllis Sortor Kidnapped in Nigeria; Abductors Want $300K, Stepson Says 'We Have No Money'
LINK The Free Methodist Church in the U.S. is now calling for prayers after one of their working missionaries, the Rev. Phyllis Sortor, was abducted by masked and armed men in Nigeria Monday morning who've demanded a $300,000 ransom for her safe return. Her distraught family, however, say they cannot afford it.
Justice Dept. Won't File Civil Rights Charges Against George Zimmerman in Trayvon Martin Shooting Death
LINK The Department of Justice will reportedly not bring criminal charges against George Zimmerman, who fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012.
Pastor Dies at Church After Van Rolls Over Him as He Prepared to Deliver Food to Needy
LINK A congregation is now grieving after an elderly North Carolina pastor was killed Monday morning when his church's van rolled over him as he prepared to deliver food to the needy.
Accused Rapist Tells Police He Acted Out 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Scenes in University of Illinois-Chicago Campus Attack
LINK A 19-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a female on Saturday at the University of Illinois-Chicago campus has reportedly told police that he was acting out scenes from the recently released film "Fifty Shades of Grey."
Pastor's Wife Fined for Praying Too Loud on City Sidewalk
LINK The wife of a Lisbon, North Dakota, pastor who immigrated with her family to the United States from Liberia to find a better life has alleged that her religious freedom is being violated after she was fined for praying too loud on city sidewalks.
Pro-Life Groups Mourn Loss of Movement's 'Towering Figure' Dr. Jack Willke
LINK Pro-life organizations are mourning the loss of 89-year-old Dr. Jack Willke, who was a major figure in the anti-abortion movement.
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Warning in Syria: More Mass Killing of Christians
LINK Contact: Lou Ann Sabatier, Communications Director, 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, 703-536-2643, 703-216-2941 cell, Lsabatier@21wilberforce.org WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- Christian Assyrian villages along the Khabour River are under siege. Over a thousand families displaced. Dozens kidnappedthe number swelling from 150 initially to now over 200. Their fate unknown but given the horror that recently befell the 21 martyred Coptic Christian Source: 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative
Historian and Creator of JesusSpokeAramaic.com Says Last Generation of Aramaic Speaking Christians are the Target of Persecution
LINK Contact: Matti Stevenson, 719-360-0586, firstname.lastname@example.org
Comedy Central Gets Filthy Again
LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, email@example.com
IRD Cheers Religious Broadcasters' Strong Witness for Religious Liberty
LINK "NRB's strong witness and speaker lineup is an antidote to Evangelical squishiness." -- Chelsen Vicari, Evangelical Action Director
Religious Leaders Call for Action, Prayer Feb. 22 for 21 Coptic Christians Beheaded by ISIS
LINK Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, Dr. Russell Moore, Gabe Lyons, Mark Burnett & Roma Downey Lead Multi-confessional EffortContact: Kristin Cole, A. Larry Ross Communications, 972-267-1111, firstname.lastname@example.orgSACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 20, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- Religious leaders from around the nation are calling upon all Christians to allocate a minute of silence on Sunday, February 22, followed by a prayer reflecting upon the memory and for the grieving families of the 21 Egyptian Coptic Source: A. Larry Ross Communications
The Church - Silent Too Long
LINK Contact: Mrs. Jane Kelley, National Center for Life and Liberty, 888-233-6255
Christian Radio Reaching the Unreached in Nepal
LINK Thousands in Formerly Closed Country Now Hear Gospel through Reach Beyond Partnership
National Reconciliation Service in Response to Ferguson and Racial Unrest
LINK Contact: Sandy Adams, S.T.A.N.D., 757-375-6444, email@example.com
Coptic Solidarity Demands Urgent Actions to Save Kidnapped Copts in Libya
LINK Contact: Lindsay Vessey, Coptic Solidarity, 801-512-1713, firstname.lastname@example.org WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- A new report by the Islamic State has just been published with photos alluding to the possible execution of the 21 Coptic Christian construction workers kidnapped from their place of employment in Sirte Libya. Coptic Solidarity condemns this heinous kidnapping and urges the Egyptian government to do everything possible to save the Coptic hostages.Website Source: Coptic Solidarity
New 21st-Century Wilberforce Initiative, Co-founded by Frank Wolf, Issues Report on Looming Genocide for Iraq's Minorities
LINK Contact: Lou Ann Sabatier, Communications Director, 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, 703-536-2643, 703-216-2941 cell, Lsabatier@21wilberforce.org WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- Former Congressman Frank R. Wolf and the newly created religious freedom group, 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, released a report today entitled "Edge of Extinction," based on a recent fact finding mission to Iraq. The report warns that if the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq is not de Source: 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative
A Presidential Blunder: My Response to Obama's Address at the National Prayer Breakfast
LINK Contact: Ruth Malhotra, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries Public Relations, 770-449-6766, email@example.com
History Professor Dispels Myths about the Crusades
LINK Contact: Jon Sorensen, 619-387-7200; Kerry Beck at firstname.lastname@example.org
World Vision Blind to the Truth about Israel
LINK Contact: Stephen Jenks, Eagles' Wings, 716-759-1058
Obama Insults Christians
LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, email@example.com NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- Bill Donohue comments on remarks made today by President Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast:
Baptist Minister Kent Hovind Suffering Eight Years in Jail, Facing Life in Prison on New Bogus Charges
LINK Contact: Rudy Davis, 972-839-9848, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bible Scholars Reveal 'God's Battle Plan' to Defeat ISIS
LINK Contact: Janis Backing, 312-329-2108
U.S. Rep. Smith on 'Religious Freedom Day:' Advancing Religious Liberty Worldwide Must Be a U.S. Priority
LINK Contact: Jeff Sagnip, 202-225-3765, chrissmith.house.gov WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- "The recent attacks in Paris and Nigeria remind us again that religious freedom and religious engagement need to be central pillars of U.S. foreign policy and national security strategywe ignore this fact at our peril," said Cong. Chris Smith, (NJ-04) Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Human Rights. "Too many people are jailed, suffer, or die for Source: Congressman Chris Smith
Georgia Right to Life Supports Religious Liberty Effort
LINK Contact: Nancy Stith, Georgia Right to Life, 770-339-6880
Dr. Alveda King Reminds Mayor, Fire Chief: 'It All Started with an Apple'
LINK Contact: Leslie Palma, 347-286-7277
FBI Commands FAA to Ground (censor) Florida Family Association Aircraft with Banner that Stated 'AIG SPONSORS JIHAD TV'
LINK Contact: David Caton, Florida Family Association, 813-690-4829