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7 Absurd Planned Parenthood Tweets
LINK What does Planned Parenthood, America's largest abortion provider, share on social media? Some of their posts may surprise you.

Ordained Christian Minister and Former Congressional Hopeful Planned to 'Utterly Destroy' Muslims in New York Town
LINK Robert Rankin Doggart, a 63-year-old Tennessean, has confessed to planning to "utterly destroy" the small Muslim town of Islamberg in upstate New York. The ordained Christian minister and failed Congressional candidate intended to "inflict horrible numbers of casualties" upon the town's residents because he believed they were plotting a terrorist attack.

4 People Break Into Minnesota Church Looking for Ghosts
LINK Four people broke into a historic Minnesota church in an attempt to search for ghosts on the property, according to local police.

Boy Scout President Robert Gates Stresses Urgency in Lifting Ban on Openly Gay Leaders
LINK The president of the Boy Scouts of America on Thursday urged members to lift the decades-old ban on openly gay adult troop leaders "sooner rather than later," during a speech at the organization's annual national meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

Franklin Graham Speaks Out Against School District's Sex Ed Program as Being a 'Poison' Aimed at 'Brainwashing' Children to Believe Their Gender Can Change Over Time
LINK Leading evangelist Franklin Graham has spoken out against a Virginia school district that's weighing a curriculum change to its family life classes that focus on educating students on the "fluid spectrum" of sexuality, which would include teaching the concept that one's sexuality "evolves" throughout his or her lifetime.

Franklin Graham Urges Christians to Pray for Each Supreme Court Justice by Name on Gay Marriage Decision
LINK As the Supreme Court continues its deliberation on the upcoming decision on gay marriage, Franklin Graham is using social media this week to plea for Christians to pray of the justices of the hight court by name.

Atheists Who Want Air Force General to Be Court-Martialed Want to 'Give God a Dishonorable Discharge,' Religious Liberty Group Says
LINK Air Force Maj. Gen. Craig Olson made "entirely appropriate" remarks when he thanked God during a National Day of Prayer event earlier this month, a religious liberty group has said. The Foundation for Moral Law argued that the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, which is calling for Olson to be court-martialed, is a "radical fringe element" that wants to see God be given a "dishonorable discharge."

Gay Marriage Support at Historic High, Says Gallup Poll
LINK Support for same-sex marriage in the United States is at a historic high, according to recently released results from a Gallup poll.

Bill Gates Recommends a Richard Dawkins Book on His Summer Reading List Despite Dawkins' 'Overzealous, Antagonistic' View of Religion
LINK Billionaire Bill Gates has shared his summer book reading list, among which is included the Magic of Reality by atheist author and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins. Gates called Dawkins "one of the great scientific writers" of all time, despite what he said is his "overzealous" and "antagonistic" view of religion.

Former Astronaut John Glenn Says Evolution Should Be Taught in Schools; Affirms Belief in God
LINK John Glenn, former astronaut and the first American to orbit the Earth, told The Associated Press in an interview last week that there is no conflict between evolution and a belief in God, and that evolution should be taught in schools.

Anne Graham Lotz: 'Return of Jesus in the Rapture' Will Occur During 'My Lifetime'
LINK In continuing with a warning she gave last week on her website that God will soon unleash his judgment upon America, Billy Graham's 66-year-old daughter, Anne Graham Lotz, further clarified on Wednesday that biblical signs are indicating that the rapture will occur during her lifetime.

Racial Reconciliation Can Only Happen If Christians Are Willing to Do These Three Things
LINK The Church can experience long-lasting racial reconciliation when Christians finally choose to do three particular things that they apparently have been failing to do, according to three Christian leaders who recently took on the issue of how racial unity and the Gospel are intertwined.

Atheist Woman Sues New Jersey for Rejecting '8THEIST' Vanity License Plate While Accepting 'BAPTIST'
LINK A New Jersey resident is suing the state for rejecting her request for vanity license plate "8THEIST."

Pro-Gay Marriage Study Retracted for Using Fake Data
LINK A study that purported to show gay marriage opponents can easily be convinced to change their minds if they talk to gays was retracted after finding it used fake data.

Bill Nye Says Ken Ham Debate Allowed Him to Explain to Millions Why It's 'Disastrous' to Believe Creationism Is Possible
LINK The Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye has defended his 2014 debate with The Creation Museum's Ken Ham, by stating that it allowed him the platform to tell millions of viewers why the idea that creationism is a possible theory for life on Earth is a "disastrous" thing to teach the young generation.

Being a Dad Is Awful (and Awesome! (But Mostly Awful)); New Book Takes Humorous Look at Fatherhood
LINK In "The Dadly Virtues: Adventures From the Worst Job You'll Ever Love," a collection of opinion writers and humorists use their day job (writing) to reminisce about their most important job (being a dad).

Franklin Graham Says American Christians Are Being 'Bullied Into Silence' After Atheist Group Demands Air Force General Be Court-Martialed for Thanking God
LINK The Rev. Franklin Graham has said that atheist groups are attempting to "bully Christians into silence" after the Military Religious Freedom Foundation called for an Air Force general to be court-martialed for giving credit to God at a National Day of Prayer event.

Girl Scouts of America Allows Boys Who Identify as Girls to Join Troops; Opponent Says Policy Is 'Slap in the Face to Christian Parents'
LINK Social conservative organizations are now raising red flags after it was recently revealed that the Girl Scouts of America are allowing boys who identify as girls to join its troops.

Texas Teenager Claims He Met Jesus After Going 20 Minutes Without Heartbeat; Describes Christ as Having 'Long Ruffled Hair' and 'Thick Beard'
LINK A 17-year-old Texas teenager who suddenly collapsed while in P.E. class has claimed to have seen Jesus after going 20 minutes without a heartbeat. Zack Clements described Christ as having "long ruffled hair and kind of a thick beard," while his family said that they are convinced what happened to him was a "miracle."

Jeb Bush Says Christian Businesses Should Be Allowed to Deny Services for Gay Weddings; Same-Sex Marriage Not a Constitutional Right
LINK Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a likely Republican presidential candidate, told David Brody of Christian Broadcasting Network that Christian business owners should be able to legally deny services for same-sex weddings, and said traditional marriage is indispensable for America's success.

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LINK Religious Liberties / Persecution

McHenry County Fair Segregates and Isolates Religious Groups in New 'Religious Ghetto'
LINK Thomas More Society Protests Discrimination Against Religious and Pro-Life Exhibitors

Foundation Files Amended Motion -- Calls for Recusal of Justice Ginsburg
LINK Contact: Matthew Kidd, 334-262-1245

Foundation Defends Air Force General for Day of Prayer Speech
LINK Contact: Martha Till, Foundation for Moral Law, 334-626-1245

Former Slave Goes on Hunger Strike for South Sudan
LINK "The situation in South Sudan is heartbreaking, and such a horrible waste." -- Faith J. H. McDonnell, IRD Religious Liberty Program Director

Christian Freedom International President Jim Jacobson Explodes 5 Myths About Christian Persecution
LINK Contact: Lisa Jones, Christian Freedom International, 800-323-2273

Upcoming Church for All Nations Conference to Feature Gen. Jerry Boykin
LINK Contact: Hamilton Strategies, 610-584-1096

Catholic League: Obama Needs a Reality Check
LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

Cartoon Carnage: A Response to Attacks on the Bible, the Koran and the Torah
LINK Contact: Rick Dack, Defending the Bible Int'l., 763-913-0351

Group Plans to Display Large Cross in Front of the Chinese Embassy to Stand in Solidarity with Persecuted Christians
LINK Contact: Rev. Patrick Mahoney, 540-538-4741WASHINGTON, May 13, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- This event is part of the #orangejumpsuit campaign which has stood in solidarity with persecuted Christians around the world. The cross will be covered in orange ribbon.

Sister Diana Testifies About Suffering of Christians and Other Religious Minorities in Iraq
LINK Contact: Lou Ann Sabatier, 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, 703-216-2941, Lsabatier@21wilberforce.org; Sister Beth Murphy, OP, Iraq Coordinating Committee, U.S. Dominicans for Justice and Peace, 312-780-9553, sbmurphy@spdom.org

World Congress of Families Announces First Global Gathering in the United States
LINK Salt Lake City Selected as Venue for World Congress IXContact: Benjamin May, 202-413-0119, bmay@policyimpact.com; www.wcf9.org SALT LAKE CITY, May 12, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- For the first time in its 20-year history, the World Congress of Families will hold its international eventWorld Congress of Families IXin the United States of America, with Salt Lake City, Utah, as the venue, October 27-30, 2015.  The announcement was made today at the Grand America Hotel, in S Source: World Congress of Families

IJCIR Condemns Bigotry and Hatred Against the Armenian Clergy of Jerusalem
LINK Contact: CJCUC Media Division 516-882-3220

Maryknoll Priest Recalls Life in El Salvador with Archbishop Oscar Romero
LINK Contact: Mike Virgintino, Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, 914-941-7636 ext 2219

CJCUC Stands with the Armenian Community of Jerusalem in Remembering the Armenian Genocide
LINK Contact: CJCUC Media Division 516-882-3220

Faith Based Crowdfunding Platform, Continue to Give, Allows Sweet Cakes by Melissa to Fundraise After Being Shut Down by GoFundMe
LINK Contact: Jesse Wellhoefer, Continue to Give, 800-684-0550 ext 4 SCHOFIELD, Wis., May 6, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- Continue to Give, a crowdfunding platform, has allowed Sweet Cakes by Melissa, AKA Christian bakers, to continue their fundraising efforts after being shut down by crowdfunding giant GoFundMe.The Oregon bakery had refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple who later sued them. The publicity that followed caused the bakery to have to close. Friends of the couple start Source: Continue to Give

National Day of Prayer: Rev. Steven Andrew Gives Revival Prayer to Heal the USA
LINK Contact: Pastor Steven Andrew, 877-537-8734

Randall Terry, Host of the TV Show, Voice of Resistance, Received a Thinly Veiled Death Threat from Muslims -- The Letter Was 'Presented by the Theo Van Gogh Society'
LINK Dr. Alan Keyes provides video, asking help for the Terry familyContact: Staff@VoiceOfResistance.com MEDIA ADVISORY, May 5, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- Mr. Terry has a Masters Degree in Diplomacy and International Terrorism from Norwich University, and has frequently done episodes showing the connection between Muhammad's words and deeds, and the words and deeds of modern Islamic terrorists. Mr. Terry is currently working on a TV series: What Would Muhammad Do? Understanding Islam Through Source: Society for Truth and Justice

Americans Unite to Cry Out in Prayer on the 64th Annual Observance of the National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 7th
LINK Contact: Dion Elmore, 719-559-9574

SEI Launches Institutional Catholic Values Funds
LINK New Funds Support Principles Set Forth by the Catholic Church

We Stand in Solidarity with the Armenian Community in Remembering the Genocide of their People
LINK Contact: CJCUC Media Division 516-882-3220

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