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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 Update: PR Team Helping Knox to Alter Public Sentiment in the US
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.

Ice Bucket Challenge Rules Explained: How Challenge Helps ALS Charities?
LINK The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge went viral throughout a wide variety of social media platforms (particularly on Facebook) during late July and August of 2014.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone Among 200 Hollywood Stars in Signed Statement Condemning Hamas
LINK Close to 200 Hollywood stars, including Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone, have signed a statement condemning the "ideologies of hatred" of militant group Hamas, and called for peace and justice in Gaza.

News Reporter's Bombshell Ferguson Tweet Deemed 'Personal;' Revealed to Be on Leave Since March
LINK A St. Louis Post-Dispatch crime reporter whose tweet about Ferguson last week went viral has clarified that her tweet is personal and she is currently not representing the newspaper as she is in fact on unrelated leave.

Michael Brown's Image of God Needs to Be Affirmed by Justice System, Says Evangelical Social Justice Leader
LINK An African American social justice leader who is currently in Ferguson, Missouri, emphasized that she wants to see the justice system affirm Michael Brown's image of God.

Atheist Group Demands Texas Charter Schools Pull Out of Christian Sports League
LINK An atheist organization has sent letters to a group of public charter schools that are associated with the Texas Christian Athletics League, arguing that their involvement violates the separation of church and state.

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LINK Religious Liberties / Persecution

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

IRD Thanks Rep. Wolf Spotlighting Iraqi Christians' Plight
LINK "The Church is effectively a family, and Christians in the West are obligated to take seriously threats against fellow believers in places like Syria and Iraq." -- IRD President Mark Tooley

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