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Tony Perkins Responds to Rumors Claiming He Believes God Uses Natural Disasters to Punish Gay People
LINK Family Research Council President Tony Perkins is responding to rumors claiming that he believes God uses floods and other natural disasters to punish gay people, saying that while he doesn't know what is behind calamities, he continues to put his faith in God.

Muslim-Americans Condemn ISIS in Phoenix Billboard, Say Islam Is Religion of Peace, Not Terror
LINK A Muslim-American group in Phoenix, Arizona, is condemning the atrocities committed by the Islamic State terror group in a billboard message that says the radical jihadists are not followers of Islam.

Ben Carson, Kirk Cameron Urge Christians to Vote: 'When You Don't Vote, You're Voting'
LINK In a live, interactive event on Tuesday, former Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson and TV and film actor and producer Kirk Cameron urged Christians to exercise their right to vote, warning that "when you don't vote, you're voting."

Ramen is the Hottest Commodity Among US State Prisoners, Study Reveals; Reasons Explained, Find Out Why
LINK A research conducted in a US state prison shows that ramen is now considered the hottest commodity among inmates.

Target Boycott Not Ending as Retailer Still Gives Men Access to Girls' Bathrooms, Dressing Rooms in Transgender Policy
LINK The American Family Association says Target's recent announcement that it will resolve the transgender bathroom controversy by building a new unisex bathroom in each of its store locations in the U.S. is "not enough" to protect women and girls, and so it won't be ending its boycott.

It's Not Unchristian to Be Concerned About Refugee Resettlement, Religious Freedom Advocate Says
LINK Christian religious freedom activist Faith McDonnell is pushing back against the notion that it is unchristian to voice concerns with how the State Department is resettling Syrian refugees inside the country.

Ken Ham Tells Pastors: If Noah Is a Myth, Then Jesus Is a Liar
LINK Answers in Genesis President Ken Ham says pastors who question the literal interpretation of Genesis when it comes to the account of Noah and the Ark are ultimately saying that it's not real history, which means that Jesus Christ must have lied.

Lecrae, John Lewis on Race Tension: Non-Violent Revolution Has Heavy Price, May Take Lifetime
LINK "If you want to bring about a non-violent revolution — the revolution of values, the revolution of ideas — you have to be prepared to pay a price."

NYC's Newest Chick-fil-A to Give Away $37K of Free Food to First 100 Customers Next Week
LINK To attract customers to its newest location in Queens, New York, a Chick-fil-A promotion promises that the first 100 people in line next Thursday will receive $37,000 worth of free food.

Khalid Jabara, Arab Christian Murdered by Neighbor in Oklahoma, Saved Others as He Died, Family Says
LINK The family of Khalid Jabara, an Arab Christian man shot dead earlier this month by his white neighbor who was motivated by racial and religious animus, said he saved the lives of two or three other people as he lay dying from several gunshot wounds to his abdomen.

Paraglider Crashes Through Church's Roof Minutes Before Sunday Service
LINK A Utah man died on Sunday after the motorized paraglider he was piloting spiraled out of control and caused him to crash and fall through the roof of a Mormon church right before a worship service was about begin.

Princeton University Tells Staff to Stop Using the Word 'Man'
LINK Princeton University is seemingly phasing out references to the word "man," as the historic Ivy League institution has issued a memo detailing the gender-inclusive terminology that staff members should use to avoid offending anybody with gender-binary terms.

Christian-Owned Funeral Home Wins Court Battle Over Barring Man From Dressing Like a Woman
LINK A Christian-run funeral home in Michigan can fire a transgender employee for refusing to adhere to company dress code, according to a recent court ruling.

Robert Jeffress: Evangelicals Risk Losing Supreme Court If They Refuse to Vote for Trump
LINK Pastor Robert Jeffress of the First Baptist Church in Dallas, has said that while Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is doing a "great job" of attracting evangelical voters, he must hammer on the importance of appointing conservative justices to the Supreme Court.

Franklin Graham Thanks God for Kim Davis' 'Religious Freedom' Victory in Gay Marriage Case
LINK The Rev. Franklin Graham is celebrating a "victory for religious freedom" after a federal judge dismissed three lawsuits against Kentucky clerk Kim Davis who refused to sign her name to marriage licenses for gay couples.

No Scientific Evidence That People Are Born Gay or Transgender, Johns Hopkins Researchers Say
LINK Distinguished scholars at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland released a new 143-page report on Monday that argues that there is not enough definitive scientific evidence available to suggest that gay, lesbian and transgender individuals are born with a certain sexual orientation or gender identity.

Louisiana Flood Update: 60,000 Homes Damaged, 13 Dead; Caskets Unearthed From Cemeteries by Flood
LINK As floodwaters began to recede in Louisiana Saturday after leaving at least 13 dead and damaging 60,000 homes, search parties are going door to door looking for survivors or bodies trapped by flooding even as more than 102,000 residents have registered for federal assistance.

Louisiana Flood: Obama to Visit Flood-Ravaged Baton Rouge After Donald Trump Tours Region
LINK U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump toured flood-battered Louisiana on Friday, shrugging off the Democratic state governor's plea for politicians not to stop in areas affected by deadly rains.

Montana's Yellowstone River Closes: Deadly Parasite Kills Thousands of Fishes [DETAILS]
LINK A deadly parasite has been killing off thousands of fishes in the Yellowstone River in Montana, US.

Fontana Fire Update and Maps: People are Refusing to Evacuate in Wrightwood; Evacuation Orders, Areas Covered and More
LINK Only half of the residents of the resort town of Wrightwood heeded to mandatory evacuations.

News from One News Now:


Title: OneNewsNow.com Front Page Stories LINK

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Title: Media complicit in perpetuating 'myth' Hillary LINK

Description: The liberal media is being ripped by conservative observers for allowing Hillary Clinton to continue her habit of avoiding the press and, in some cases, dictating how they cover her events.

Author: Steve Jordahl
Published: Wed, 24 Aug 2016

Title: New emergency incident recalls clinic's troubled past LINK

Description: Operation Rescue is calling on Michigan to shut down a troubled abortion clinic.

Author: Charlie Butts
Published: Wed, 24 Aug 2016

Title: Dating show's corrupting influence on teens underrated LINK

Description: More than a quarter-million Texans are working towards getting their state to secede from the Union.

Author: Steve Jordahl
Published: Wed, 24 Aug 2016

Title: 'Gay gene'? No scientific evidence for it LINK

Description: A veteran political scientist says Donald Trump can still win the presidency if he focuses on several issues that Americans care about. 

Author: Chad Groening
Published: Tue, 23 Aug 2016

Title: 'Executive amnesty' lawsuit back before judge LINK

Description: A federal judge will finally get to rule on the merits of a lawsuit challenging President Obama's executive amnesty programs – a development being applauded by a group that advocates enforcement of current immigration laws.

Author: Chad Groening
Published: Tue, 23 Aug 2016

Title: Sheriff Clarke says Black Lives Matter is all politics, slams Obama LINK

Description: Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke tore into Black Lives Matter for being nowhere to be found during Louisana’s historic flooding, saying that the activist movement is all about political power – not black lives – while also ripping into President Barack Obama for his delayed response to the flood victims.

Author: Michael F. Haverluck
Published: Tue, 23 Aug 2016

Title: Old-school 'protectionism' vs. innovation LINK

Description: It's one of the fastest growth areas of the multibillion-dollar dental industry. Some people want to take a bite out of it, while others want to strengthen it.

Author: Chris Woodward
Published: Tue, 23 Aug 2016

Title: Lochte drama swam laps around Iran ransom news LINK

Description: You might have heard the bizarre Olympics story about four American swimmers and their troubles at a Rios rest stop. But did you hear about Iran and ransom money? 

Author: Steve Jordahl
Published: Tue, 23 Aug 2016

Title: Vatican sex-ed scheme a 'nightmare scenario' LINK

Description: A prominent Catholic pro-life group says a Vatican-endorsed sex-ed program must be challenged for many reasons – and has launched a petition drive encouraging opposition.

Author: Charlie Butts
Published: Tue, 23 Aug 2016

Title: GOA video shoots down 'gun-free' zones LINK

Description: A gun-rights group has produced a brief video warning about the dangers of "gun-free" zones.

Author: Chad Groening
Published: Tue, 23 Aug 2016

Title: HRC's emails reveal special access for top donors LINK

Description: A conservative watchdog group has revealed more startling revelations related to the Clinton email scandal.

Author: Chad Groening
Published: Tue, 23 Aug 2016

Title: 'Objective' media coming out of the closet? LINK

Description: Media bias has reached new lows in this election cycle with at least one major outlet saying it can't, in good conscience, cover it fairly. Evidently the public is beginning to notice.

Author: Steve Jordahl
Published: Tue, 23 Aug 2016

Title: Trump supporters praise 'I'm sorry' speech LINK

Description: Some of Donald Trump's most fervent backers were surprised last week when the famously trash-talking billionaire issued an apology for his behavior.

Author: Steve Jordahl
Published: Mon, 22 Aug 2016

Title: OneNewsNow.com Front Page Stories LINK

Description: Front Page Stories


Title: Media complicit in perpetuating 'myth' Hillary LINK

Description: The liberal media is being ripped by conservative observers for allowing Hillary Clinton to continue her habit of avoiding the press and, in some cases, dictating how they cover her events.

Author: Steve Jordahl
Published: Wed, 24 Aug 2016

Title: New emergency incident recalls clinic's troubled past LINK

Description: Operation Rescue is calling on Michigan to shut down a troubled abortion clinic.

Author: Charlie Butts
Published: Wed, 24 Aug 2016

Title: Dating show's corrupting influence on teens underrated LINK

Description: More than a quarter-million Texans are working towards getting their state to secede from the Union.

Author: Steve Jordahl
Published: Wed, 24 Aug 2016

Title: 'Gay gene'? No scientific evidence for it LINK

Description: A veteran political scientist says Donald Trump can still win the presidency if he focuses on several issues that Americans care about. 

Author: Chad Groening
Published: Tue, 23 Aug 2016

Title: 'Executive amnesty' lawsuit back before judge LINK

Description: A federal judge will finally get to rule on the merits of a lawsuit challenging President Obama's executive amnesty programs – a development being applauded by a group that advocates enforcement of current immigration laws.

Author: Chad Groening
Published: Tue, 23 Aug 2016

Title: Sheriff Clarke says Black Lives Matter is all politics, slams Obama LINK

Description: Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke tore into Black Lives Matter for being nowhere to be found during Louisana’s historic flooding, saying that the activist movement is all about political power – not black lives – while also ripping into President Barack Obama for his delayed response to the flood victims.

Author: Michael F. Haverluck
Published: Tue, 23 Aug 2016

Title: Old-school 'protectionism' vs. innovation LINK

Description: It's one of the fastest growth areas of the multibillion-dollar dental industry. Some people want to take a bite out of it, while others want to strengthen it.

Author: Chris Woodward
Published: Tue, 23 Aug 2016

Title: Lochte drama swam laps around Iran ransom news LINK

Description: You might have heard the bizarre Olympics story about four American swimmers and their troubles at a Rios rest stop. But did you hear about Iran and ransom money? 

Author: Steve Jordahl
Published: Tue, 23 Aug 2016

Title: Vatican sex-ed scheme a 'nightmare scenario' LINK

Description: A prominent Catholic pro-life group says a Vatican-endorsed sex-ed program must be challenged for many reasons – and has launched a petition drive encouraging opposition.

Author: Charlie Butts
Published: Tue, 23 Aug 2016

Title: GOA video shoots down 'gun-free' zones LINK

Description: A gun-rights group has produced a brief video warning about the dangers of "gun-free" zones.

Author: Chad Groening
Published: Tue, 23 Aug 2016

Title: HRC's emails reveal special access for top donors LINK

Description: A conservative watchdog group has revealed more startling revelations related to the Clinton email scandal.

Author: Chad Groening
Published: Tue, 23 Aug 2016

Title: 'Objective' media coming out of the closet? LINK

Description: Media bias has reached new lows in this election cycle with at least one major outlet saying it can't, in good conscience, cover it fairly. Evidently the public is beginning to notice.

Author: Steve Jordahl
Published: Tue, 23 Aug 2016

Title: Trump supporters praise 'I'm sorry' speech LINK

Description: Some of Donald Trump's most fervent backers were surprised last week when the famously trash-talking billionaire issued an apology for his behavior.

Author: Steve Jordahl
Published: Mon, 22 Aug 2016

Title: OneNewsNow.com Front Page Stories LINK

Description: Front Page Stories


Title: Media complicit in perpetuating 'myth' Hillary LINK

Description: The liberal media is being ripped by conservative observers for allowing Hillary Clinton to continue her habit of avoiding the press and, in some cases, dictating how they cover her events.

Author: Steve Jordahl
Published: Wed, 24 Aug 2016

Title: New emergency incident recalls clinic's troubled past LINK

Description: Operation Rescue is calling on Michigan to shut down a troubled abortion clinic.

Author: Charlie Butts
Published: Wed, 24 Aug 2016

Title: Dating show's corrupting influence on teens underrated LINK

Description: More than a quarter-million Texans are working towards getting their state to secede from the Union.

Author: Steve Jordahl
Published: Wed, 24 Aug 2016

Title: 'Gay gene'? No scientific evidence for it LINK

Description: A veteran political scientist says Donald Trump can still win the presidency if he focuses on several issues that Americans care about. 

Author: Chad Groening
Published: Tue, 23 Aug 2016

Title: 'Executive amnesty' lawsuit back before judge LINK

Description: A federal judge will finally get to rule on the merits of a lawsuit challenging President Obama's executive amnesty programs – a development being applauded by a group that advocates enforcement of current immigration laws.

Author: Chad Groening
Published: Tue, 23 Aug 2016

Title: Sheriff Clarke says Black Lives Matter is all politics, slams Obama LINK

Description: Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke tore into Black Lives Matter for being nowhere to be found during Louisana’s historic flooding, saying that the activist movement is all about political power – not black lives – while also ripping into President Barack Obama for his delayed response to the flood victims.

Author: Michael F. Haverluck
Published: Tue, 23 Aug 2016

Title: Old-school 'protectionism' vs. innovation LINK

Description: It's one of the fastest growth areas of the multibillion-dollar dental industry. Some people want to take a bite out of it, while others want to strengthen it.

Author: Chris Woodward
Published: Tue, 23 Aug 2016

Title: Lochte drama swam laps around Iran ransom news LINK

Description: You might have heard the bizarre Olympics story about four American swimmers and their troubles at a Rios rest stop. But did you hear about Iran and ransom money? 

Author: Steve Jordahl
Published: Tue, 23 Aug 2016

Title: Vatican sex-ed scheme a 'nightmare scenario' LINK

Description: A prominent Catholic pro-life group says a Vatican-endorsed sex-ed program must be challenged for many reasons – and has launched a petition drive encouraging opposition.

Author: Charlie Butts
Published: Tue, 23 Aug 2016

Title: GOA video shoots down 'gun-free' zones LINK

Description: A gun-rights group has produced a brief video warning about the dangers of "gun-free" zones.

Author: Chad Groening
Published: Tue, 23 Aug 2016

Title: HRC's emails reveal special access for top donors LINK

Description: A conservative watchdog group has revealed more startling revelations related to the Clinton email scandal.

Author: Chad Groening
Published: Tue, 23 Aug 2016

Title: 'Objective' media coming out of the closet? LINK

Description: Media bias has reached new lows in this election cycle with at least one major outlet saying it can't, in good conscience, cover it fairly. Evidently the public is beginning to notice.

Author: Steve Jordahl
Published: Tue, 23 Aug 2016

Title: Trump supporters praise 'I'm sorry' speech LINK

Description: Some of Donald Trump's most fervent backers were surprised last week when the famously trash-talking billionaire issued an apology for his behavior.

Author: Steve Jordahl
Published: Mon, 22 Aug 2016

News from Christian News Wire 25 August 2016



Christian Newswire: Religious Liberties / Persecution
LINK Religious Liberties / Persecution

Coptic Solidarity Files Complaints with the IOC and FIFA Regarding Egypt's Religious Discrimination Against Copts in Athletics
LINK Contact: Lindsay Vessey, Coptic Solidarity, 801-512-1713, coptadvocacy@copticsolidarity.org WASHINGTON, Aug. 24, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- Coptic Solidarity recently filed formal complaints with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and with the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) regarding Egypt's systematic religious discrimination against Coptic athletes which has prevented them from competing at the national and international levels.Coptic Soli Source: Coptic Solidarity

Outspoken Cardinal Burke to Participate in 'Hope for the World' Tele-press Conference
LINK Contact: Kevin Wandra, 404-788-1276, KWandra@CarmelCommunications.com

Head-Bobbing Hillary would Short-Circuit American Civil Rights on Firearms and Religion, Says Catholic Gun Dean
LINK Contact: John Snyder, 202-239-8005, gundean@gmail.com; www.GunRightsPolicies.org

Montgomery Foundation Comes to Defense of Christian Bakery
LINK Contact: John Eidsmoe, Foundation for Moral Law, 334-262-1245

Case Closed - Kim Davis Has Won the Fight for Religious Freedom
LINK Contact: Liberty Counsel, 800-671-1776, Media@LC.org, Press Kit

Philly's Ethically Challenged D.A.
LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

'Breaking the Silence' at Church For All Nations Equips Leaders to Stand for Truth
LINK Contact: Jen Retallick, 610-584-1096 ext 100

Macy's Sordid History: Immigrants
LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

Foundation to Schools: 'Stand on the Constitution'
LINK Contact: John Eidsmoe, Foundation for Moral Law, 334-262-1245

Rutherford Institute Comes to the Defense of a Pro-Life Protester Cited for Violating Overly Vague Noise Ordinance Banning Sounds that Annoy or Disturb
LINK Contact: Nisha Whitehead, The Rutherford Institute, 434-978-3888 ext. 604, nisha@rutherford.org

State Dept.'s International Religious Freedom Report Shows More Resources Needed for Religious Freedom Diplomacy
LINK Senate must take action on HR 1150 as religion-based violence and anti-Semitism increase worldwide

Religious Freedom Imperiled Worldwide
LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

Macy's Sordid History: Pregnant Women
LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

Foundation Calls for Return to Constitution
LINK Local Foundation "Educates" Congress

Religious Colleges Under Attack in Calif.
LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

Vindictive Philly D.A. Pursues Msgr. Lynn
LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

Coptic Solidarity Urges Egypt's New Law Regulating Construction of Churches to Break Away from the Historical Conditions of 'Dhimmitude'
LINK Contact: Lindsay Vessey, Coptic Soliarity, 801-512-1713, coptadvocacy@copticsolidarity.org WASHINGTON, Aug.4, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- The 2014 Egyptian Constitution includes a provision stating that the Parliament was to pass a bill in its first legislative session to regulate the construction and repair of churches. Despite various ideas bandied about, a specific bill has yet to be discussed and passed by the Parliament. Draconian stipulations, related to the historical condition Source: Coptic Solidarity

Pope Commends Knights of Columbus' Refugee Work, Missionary Spirit
LINK Papal greeting sent to K of C's 134th international conventionContact: Joseph Cullen, 203-800-4923, joseph.cullen@kofc.org; Andrew Walther, 203-824-5412, andrew.walther@kofc.org; both with Knights of Columbus TORONTO, Aug. 3, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- In a letter of greeting to the Knights of Columbus (K of C), Pope Francis praised the organization for its charity, especially on behalf of Christian refugees, for its missionary spirit and for its commitment to strengthening the Source: Knights of Columbus

Little Sisters of the Poor Receive Knights of Columbus' Highest Award
LINK Congregation cited for standing up for 'religious liberty of all'Contact: Joseph Cullen, 203-800-4923, joseph.cullen@kofc.org; Andrew Walther, 203-824-5412, andrew.walther@kofc.org; both with Knights of Columbus TORONTO, Aug. 3, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- For their example of Christian service to the poor and the dying, and for their commitment to their Catholic beliefs even in the face of strong government pressure, the Knights of Columbus has awarded its highest honor to the Source: Knights of Columbus

Macy's Sordid History
LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

News from Christian Headlines:


Title: ChristianHeadlines.com LINK

Title: Christian Olympian Discusses Highs and Lows of Olympic Experience
Description: In a recent podcast titled, “How Much Should a Christian Olympian Give Up for Gold,” an Olympic swimmer discusses family, Christian faith, and going for gold.

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Title: Top of the Church Shopper’s List: Strong Preaching
Description: Top-notch preaching most attracts people looking for a new place to pray.

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Title: Christians Should be Concerned with Refugee Resettlement, Says Religious Freedom Advocate
Description: A Christian religious freedom advocate has asserted that Christians ought to be concerned with the refugee crisis.

LINK

Title: California: Evacuees from Wildfires Praise God for Their Survival
Description: Residents of California whose homes were burned by the wildfires that have been ravaging the state expressed their thankfulness to God that they are still alive.

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Title: Jordan’s Prince Hassan Condemns ISIS’ Attacks on Christians
Description: Prince Hassan of Jordan says that Christians, Jews and Muslims must come together to combat the “apocalyptic vision” of the Islamic State.

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Title: Casting Crowns’s Mark Hall Shares How Faith Sustained Him through Cancer
Description: Mark Hall, the lead singer of the popular Christian band Casting Crowns, recently spoke about his struggle with cancer and how his faith sustained him through it.

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Title: Nigeria: Anglican Church Builds Trauma Center for Boko Haram Victims
Description: Anglicans in Nigeria are opening a hospital and trauma center for the thousands of people suffering as a result of terrorist group Boko Haram.

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Title: 6.2 Magnitude Earthquake in Italy Leaves at Least 73 Dead
Description: A deadly earthquake struck Italy in the early hours of Wednesday morning, decimating three towns. The death toll is currently at 73.

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Title: Pro-Life Activist Compares Abortion to Brutality of ISIS Terrorists
Description: Pro-life Liberty Counsel Chairman Mat Staver received backlash recently after comparing abortion to the brutality of terrorist groups like ISIS.

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Title: Christians and Jews Join Together to Support Israel
Description: A group of U.S. Christians are joining together in support for Israel and to combat a U.S. pro-Palestinian movement.

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Title: Manny Pacquiao Cites Bible Verses as Support for Reinstating Death Penalty
Description: Former world boxing champion and current Philippine Senator Manny Pacquiao is advocating for the death penalty to be reinstated, giving Bible verses as support.

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Title: Fractured Boko Haram Poses New Threat for Christians
Description: The Boko Haram terrorist group, which recently split, still killed 10 and kidnapped 13 more women and children from the Christian village of Chibok Saturday.

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Title: Church of England Court Rules against Padded Chairs in Medieval Church
Description: England has some very old churches, and sometimes changes to such pieces of history can cause conflict.

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Title: Two Priests Share How Their Mother Rejected Doctor’s Advice to Abort
Description: Two Chilean priests recently shared how their mother chose not to heed her doctor’s advice to abort them and instead chose life.

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Title: Asia Bibi’s Last Death Penalty Appeal to be Heard in October
Description: Asia Bibi, a Christian woman in Pakistan who has been accused of blasphemy against Islam and sentenced to death, will make her final appeal in October.


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