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NY Christian Farm Owners Will No Longer Host Any Wedding Ceremonies After Fined $13K for Refusing Lesbian Ceremony
LINK The owners of a New York farm, who were fined $13,000 for "discriminating" against same-sex couples by refusing wedding service to a lesbian couple due to their religious convictions, have now decided not to hold any marriage ceremonies even though it will likely hurt their business.

'Dark Lord' Arrested for Allegedly Burning and Urinating on Bible; Said He Was 'Cursing the Christians'
LINK A 22-year-old man calling himself the "Dark Lord" was arrested in Prescott, Arizona after he reportedly set fire to a Bible on the steps of a rescue mission then urinated on it in an attempt to "curse Christians".

Lawsuit Claims Michael Brown Was Charged With Murder While He Was a Juvenile
LINK Investigative journalist and GotNews.com founder Charles C. Johnson alleged in a lawsuit filed in the St. Louis County Circuit Court last Thursday that 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was recently shot dead by police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, was charged with murder as a juvenile and is now trying to force the court to release his juvenile records.

Mom Claims Son Expelled From Christian School for Posting Complaint on Facebook
LINK A Florida mother claims that her 4-year-old son was expelled from a Christian school after she complained about "ignorant" staff on Facebook.

John Lennon's Killer: 'Jesus Has Helped Me to See That He Loves Me'
LINK It's been almost 35 years since that fateful day on Dec. 8, 1980 ,when Mark David Chapman fired shots that echoed around the globe as they killed one of the world's most beloved singer-songwriters in ex-Beatle, John Lennon. But in Chapman's eighth parole board hearing this Wednesday, he told the New York state parole board that although he took Lennon's life in search of self-fame and notoriety, his life is no longer controlled by selfish demons and is now solely focused on the Lord Jesus Christ. Despite that claim, Chapman was again denied parole.

Ft. Hood Shooter Writes Letter to Head of ISIS, Wants to Join Group
LINK The Army Psychiatrist who killed 13 people and injured 32 at Ft. Hood in Killeen, Texas, has asked the head of ISIS to join the militant Islamic group.

Illinois Women Arrested for Sneaking Into Church Kitchen to Make Meth
LINK Two southern Illinois women were arrested Wednesday after they were allegedly caught making methamphetamine in the downstairs kitchen of a church.

After 22 Years of Marriage, Wife of Phil Schubert, President of Abilene Christian University, Files for Divorce
LINK After 22 years of marriage Phil Schubert, president of Abilene Christian University, ranked among the top 10 Christian colleges in the United States, and his wife, Jamie, are getting a divorce citing "irreconcilable differences."

Pat Robertson Claims Teen Is Gay Because He's Raised by Single Mom
LINK Controversial televangelist Pat Robertson has recently claimed that a teenage boy brought up by his single mother is showing signs of being gay because of the absence of a father figure.

NRA Faces Backlash for Tweeting '7 Ways Children Can Have Fun at Shooting Range' After Girl Shoots Instructor Dead
LINK Sometimes the words "too soon" apply strongly to a crude joke or a statement made about something tragic that has happened. Although the National Rifle Association (NRA) wasn't trying to strike controversy when it tweeted from its @NRAWomen Twitter handle a link to an article about "7 Ways Children Can Have Fun at The Shooting Range," it received a storm of backlash on social media for its poor timing, coming just two days after a shooting instructor in Arizona was killed by a 9-year-old girl wielding an automatic uzi.

Who Was Douglas McArthur McCain? Should Americans Worry About ISIS in US?
LINK After the body of an American who was fighting for ISIS was found in Syria following a fight with another extremist group, the question on people's mind is: What made an American turn to a jihadi lifestyle?

California Atheist Group Claims Adopt-A-Highway Sign Was Vandalized With 'God Loves' Stickers
LINK An adopt-a-highway sign for an atheist group based in California was recently vandalized, the group claims, with an unknown party attaching a message on stickers that read: "God loves."

Homeschool Advocate Michael Farris Responds to Sex Scandals of Homeschool Leaders Bill Gothard, Doug Phillips
LINK The Home School Legal Defense Association criticized the patriarchy movement among some Christian and homeschool leaders as unbiblical and harmful, and apologized for not speaking up sooner about the issue.

Devil Worshipers Confident Black Mass in Oklahoma Will Happen Despite Petition
LINK The devil worshiping church hosting the black mass in the Oklahoma City Civic Center in Oklahoma City on Sept. 21 remains confident that the event will take place, despite a recent online petition from Catholics.

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.

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Faith Community and Leaders to Hold White House Candlelight and Prayer Vigil in Support of the Women of Iraq -- Saturday at 8 PM
LINK Contact: Rev. Patrick Mahoney, Christian Defense Coalition, 540-538-4741

World Congress of Families Announces Postponement of Regional Event in Melbourne Amid Threats of Violence and Vandalism
LINK Pro-Family Group, a Recipient of International Peace Award, Targeted by Sexual ExtremistsContact: World Congress of Families, 815-222-2490, media@worldcongress.org; Communications Director, 508-405-1337, dfeder@worldcongress.org ROCKFORD, Ill., Aug. 29, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- World Congress of Families Managing Director Larry Jacobs announced the postponement of the WCF regional event in Melbourne.  Endeavour Forum will be the convener of the "Life, Family, and Fre Source: World Congress of Families

New Book Warns of Evangelical Left Influence on Millennials
LINK "If U.S. evangelicals disengage from the public square and fail to engage the rising generation, then we risk losing our public voice, then our religious liberty, and then liberty altogether." -- Chelsen Vicari, Evangelical Action Director

'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


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