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Is it Biblical for Women to Lead in Politics, Military? Albert Mohler Answers
LINK Is it biblical for a woman to be a political or military leader? A Christian lady asked Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, to answer this question for his podcast, "Ask Anything: Weekend Edition," on Saturday.
Vice Principal Sues Catholic School, Archdiocese for Firing After Gay Marriage
LINK A former vice principal who says he was fired from his job for being gay is suing the Catholic high school that fired him and the local archdiocese in Seattle, Wash.
Court Strikes Down Md. County's 'Forced Speech' Law Targeting Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers
LINK A federal judge in Maryland on Friday struck down a county law that forced pro-life pregnancy counselors to advise women against using their services. The law mandated a signage that the county health department advises them to speak with a licensed medical professional.
Millennial Generation Less Religious, More Liberal, Pew Study Shows
LINK America's Millennials are less likely to believe in God compared to older generations. They are also less attached to organized politics and religion, are linked by social media, distrustful of people and in no hurry to marry, but they are optimistic about the country's future, a new Pew Research Center report shows.
Preacher's Daughter Aimee Curry Says Marijuana Is 'Gift From God'
LINK As two U.S. states have legalized the use of recreational marijuana, one woman, a preacher's daughter, said in a recent interview that the plant-derived drug is a "gift from God."
Southwest Passenger Forces Emergency Landing in Portland After Unruly Behavior, Throwing Up Gang Signs 'for Jesus'
LINK An unruly Southwest passenger forced his Sacramento-bound plane to make an emergency landing in Portland earlier this week after the man reportedly threw up gang signs "for Jesus" and yelled at flight attendants, demanding alcohol.
World's 4th Richest Man Warren Buffett Funded Global Group That Facilitated Abortion of 1.2 Million Babies in 2013
LINK Billionaire investor and philanthropist Warren Buffett, listed as the fourth richest person in the world by Forbes this year, has given millions of dollars to abortion groups in the U.S. and abroad, including one organization that facilitated the abortion of 1.2 million babies in 2013.
Fox Sports Southwest Charged With Discrimination for Firing Craig James Over Homosexuality Remarks
LINK The Texas Workforce Commission issued a charge of discrimination Thursday against Fox Sports Southwest for firing college football analyst Craig James for his religious beliefs.
Bill Gothard Quits Institute He Founded After Allegations of Rampant Sexual Harassment; Cites Bible Passage on 'Reconciliation'
LINK Months after allegations emerged that conservative and influential Christian Bill Gothard had been taking advantage of young women working with his nonprofit for decades, news emerges that the ordained minister has resigned as president of the homeschooling and family values organization he founded over 50 years ago.
Donor Wins First Amendment Dispute to Have 'God' on University Plaque
LINK A donor and his wife have won a First Amendment dispute against Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., and will be allowed to reference "God" in their donor plaque.
Atheist Group Forces Calif. Mother to Remove Cross Honoring Dead Son
LINK A Southern California mother has agreed to remove the roadside cross memorializing her dead son after receiving pressure from an atheist organization.
81-Y-O Bishop, Wife, Two 'Special Needs' Sons Perish in Tragic 4-Alarm Fire Hours After Prayer Meeting in Home Church
LINK William Pickett Jr. "hollered" desperately in Jersey City, N.J., Thursday morning as he watched the building where his parents and two brothers lived and kept church services burned down in flames while they were all trapped inside.
Man Arrested for Refusing to Stop Having Sex With Pit Bull in His Yard
LINK Neighbors of a Tampa, Fla., man flagged down a police officer after allegedly catching 57-year-old Bernard Marsonek in a sex act with a pit bull in his yard Wednesday.
Okla. Pastor on Trial for Fatal Shooting of Son-In-Law Takes Stand in His Defense
LINK Oklahoma City pastor Michael Elder who is on trail for the fatal shooting of his son-in-law last February will testify in his defense this week. Elder, the former pastor of Cross Baptist Church, allegedly shot Gary Davidson, 27, multiple times while Davidson and his wife, April, struggled for control of a truck that she was driving.
Tensions Flare as Ex-IRS Official Lois Lerner Pleas the Fifth to Questions About Agency's Targeting of Conservatives
LINK Ex-Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner stumped House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Wednesday when she refused to answer questions at a hearing seeking to determine whether the agency had targeted conservatives in a scandal exposed in 2013.
Okla. Community Questioning Doctor's Use of 'Jesus Shot' to Relieve Pain
LINK A community in Oklahoma is questioning the methods of a local doctor who uses what he calls a "Jesus shot" to relieve pain in his patients.
Ohio Sheriff Defends 'Fake Arrests' of Pastors During Sunday Services
LINK Law enforcement in Akron, Ohio, is on the defensive after receiving criticism for "fake arresting" three local pastors during their Sunday sermons as part of a marketing promotion for an upcoming drama at the city's civic center.
Washington Post Says Obama's Foreign Policy 'Based on Fantasy;' 'Military Strength' Still Matters It Says
LINK The Washington Post thinks President Barack Obama is living a democratic "fantasy" in a world where "unfortunately" military might still matters. If he continues this approach to foreign policy warns the paper, it will harm U.S. national security in the long run.
Controversial Md. Abortionist Sends Another Patient to Hospital With Life-Threatening Complications
LINK Controversial abortionist LeRoy Carhart in Germantown, Md., has sent another patient to the hospital with life-threatening complications, pro-life group Operation Rescue revealed on Wednesday. The group is urging officials to shut down his clinic.
Ex-Judge Found Guilty of Bias After Changing Baby's 'Messiah' Name
LINK A former Tenn. judge who previously ordered a mother to change her son's name from Messiah to Martin has been found guilty of five counts of bias.
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DHS Tells Romeike Family 'You Can Stay'
LINK Contact: Michael Farris, Jr., Home School Legal Defense Association, 540-338-5600
Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) to be Subpoenaed, Attorney for Supervisor Delgaudio Announces
LINK Contact: Eugene Delgaudio, Public Advocate, 703-845-1808, email@example.com; Charles King, Attorney, 703-669-3500, 703- 431-4389 cell, firstname.lastname@example.org
Coptic Solidarity Condemns Inadequate Response to Murder of 7 Copts in Libya
LINK Contact: Hal Meawad, Coptic Solidarity, 240-644-5153, email@example.com WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Coptic Solidarity is severely disappointed by the insubstantial response of Libyan and Egyptian authorities regarding the murder of seven Coptic Christians in Libya on February 25. The individuals, who had all been shot execution style in the head, were found on a beach in Benghazi's Jarhoutha suburb.The victims were killed simply because of their reli Source: Coptic Solidarity
Does North Korea's Recent Arrest of Three Missionaries Represent a Declaration of War on Christians?
LINK Contact: Melissia Dillmuth, Seoul USA, 719-287-6734
From Islam to Christianity: Human Rights Leader Majed El Shafie Tells FOX News Radio His Personal Story of Persecution and Torture
LINK Contact: Brian Mayes, 615-771-2040
A Christian Response to the UN Human Rights Report on North Korea
LINK Contact: Melissia Dillmuth, Seoul USA, 719-481-4408
Prison Ministry Conference Postponed Due to Terrorist Threat
LINK Contact: Dr. H. David Schuringa, Crossroad Bible Institute, 800-668-2450
'It's Not Over' says Privacy For All Students
LINK Contact: Karen England, 916-212-5607, 916-498-1940 ext. 10
Justina Pelletier's Mother Collapses After Court Orders Daughter to Non-Medical Foster Care Facility
LINK Contact: Keith Mason, Personhood USA, 202-595-3500; www.justiceforjustina.com
Are Young Evangelicals Flocking to an Edited Justice Conference?
LINK "Core issues of social justice based on historic Christian teaching are being specifically avoided because they are perceived as hot buttons." -- Chelsen Vicari, Director of IRD's Evangelical Action Program
U.S. Supreme Court Set to Review Romeike Case
LINK Contact: Michael Farris, Jr., Home School Legal Defense Association, 540-338-5600PURCELLVILLE, Va., Feb. 19, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- The United States Supreme Court has scheduled Romeike v. Holder for review conference February 21. The court is expected to rule on whether or not to take the case and announce the ruling in its February 24 orders.Uwe and Hannelore Romeike and their children were initially granted asylum by a U.S. immigration judge in 2010 after he determined that the Ger Source: Home School Legal Defense Association
Wilson County High School Discriminates Against Pro-Life Student Group
LINK Thomas More Society and Students for Life of America Call on School Administration to Respect Students' Constitutional Rights
Students Fight Back after University of Alabama Crushes Free Speech of Pro-Lifers
LINK Contact: Kristan Hawkins, 240-678-9620, firstname.lastname@example.org
Olympic Propaganda to the Masses
LINK Contact: 4 WINDS, 608-469-7956
China Aid Association 2013 Persecution Report Indicates Rising Trend in Persecution Cases
LINK Contact: Bob Fu, President, China Aid Association, 432-689-6985, 267-205-5210 cell, info@ChinaAid.org MIDLAND, Texas, Feb. 13, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- China Aid Association released its 2013 Persecution report today, which states that government persecution against Christians in China had risen 38.82 percent since 2012 based on six categories.Of the six categories, which include the total number of persecution cases, the number of people persecuted, the number of people Source: China Aid Association, Inc.
Homosexual Lobby Bullies Ohio School Board Into Not Hiring Christian Coach
LINK Contact: Coach Dave Daubemire, 740-507-3211, email@example.com HEBRON, Ohio, Feb. 13, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Last night Lakewood Ohio Local School Board rejected the recommendation of the Lakewood High School administration and selection committee to hire outspoken Christian Coach Dave Daubenmire. Outside organizations such as Change.org and Equality Ohio used lies, intimidation and threats to bully the school board into rejecting the administration's recommendati Source: Created Equal
Walgreens Fires Pharmacist for Refusing to Violate His Religious Beliefs
LINK Thomas More Society and Nashville Attorney Larry Crain File Suit for Tennessee Pharmacist
Christian Freedom International Delivers Urgent Petitions to Capitol Hill -- Voters Tell Congress to Act Now to Free Imprisoned Americans Saeed Abedini and Kenneth Bae
LINK Contact: Lisa Jones, Executive Director, Christian Freedom International, 800-323-2273, firstname.lastname@example.org
Walworth County Fair Discriminates Against Religious Speech
LINK Thomas More Society Urges Fair to Reconsider and Approve Application
Third 'Christ at the Checkpoint Conference' to be held in Bethlehem from March 10-14, 2014
LINK Contact: Munther Isaac, +972 59 890 1669