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No Indictment for Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson in Shooting Death of Michael Brown
LINK A St. Louis grand jury has decided to not indict police officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 9. St. Louis County prosecuting attorney Robert McCulloch announced the grand jury's findings during a Monday evening press conference, which was followed by comments by President Barack Obama who joined the parents of Michael Brown in asking those who disagree with the outcome to protest peacefully, but riots had already ensured.
Fans of '19 Kids and Counting' Support Duggar Family After Gay Activists Push TLC to Cancel Popular Show
LINK Fans of TLC's reality TV show "19 Kids and Counting" have created a petition to support the Christian family amid a push by LGBT activists to get the show canceled because Michelle Duggar campaigned against a pro-LGBT ordinance in her community.
Pastor Gets 'Death Threats,' Sparks Firestorm for Allowing Members to Dance to Secular Music in Church Celebration
LINK An event that was supposed to be a lighthearted celebration of how Christian lives have changed through music at the 138-year-old The House of Hope Atlanta (Greater Travelers Rest) church in Decatur, Georgia, led by Senior Pastor Dr. E. Dewey Smith Jr. has triggered a barrage of criticism and even death threats for the use of secular music by popular entertainers such as Chris Brown and Lil Jon in the sanctuary.
Reza Aslan Claims Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris Are 'New Atheists,' Don't Represent True Atheism
LINK Reza Aslan, author of the controversial nonfiction work "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth," said in a recent column that atheist public figures like Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and Bill Maher don't accurately represent atheism.
Ben Carson Clarifies Stance on Gun Control: Law-Abiding Citizens Should Be Allowed to Own 'Any Kind of Weapon They Want to Protect Themselves'
LINK Potential Republican presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson reassured potential conservative supporters last week that he opposes any kind of ban on assault weapons and that he would firmly defend the full extent of the Second Amendment if he were to be elected to a political office.
Rudy Giuliani Called a 'White Supremacist' for Saying White Police Officers Wouldn't Be in Black Communities 'If You Weren't Killing Each Other'
LINK Rudy Giuliani is on the receiving end of a social media backlash for suggesting that a majority of black people are killed by other black people, not white police officers, for which Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson called the former mayor a "white supremacist."
Chuck Norris Targets Obama for 'Religious Neutering;' Actor Dares President to Mention God This Thanksgiving
LINK Days after Chuck Norris criticized Barack Obama in an op-ed entitled "Neutering Religious Holidays," the actor issued a "dare" to the Commander-in-Chief to cite his faith this Thanksgiving holiday.
Ferguson: Michael Brown Family Attorney Slams 'Unfair' Grand Jury Process Ahead of Indictment Decision; 'Unlike Anything I've Ever Seen'
LINK An attorney for the Michael Brown family has blasted the grand jury process as "unfair," ahead of the Darren Wilson verdict announcement.
12-Year-Old Boy With Fake Pistol Dies After Shot by Ohio Officer
LINK Even as a Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury is expected to announce its decision on whether to indict a police officer who shot and killed black teenager Michael Brown in August, an officer in Ohio Sunday shot a 12-year-old African-American boy in a Cleveland park after he brandished a fake pistol without pointing at police.
Thanksgiving 2014: What Stores Are Open? Which Ones Are Closed?
LINK This Thanksgiving, many retailers have made the decision to close in order to allow their employees to spend time with family, while others have chosen to remain open so as to improve profits.
Ken Ham Affirms Creationists Do Not Deny Climate Change, Despite Secularist Claims
LINK Creation Museum President and CEO Ken Ham has affirmed that despite numerous misrepresentations in the media, creationists do not deny that climate change exists, and said that it has been occurring since biblical times.
Study: Half of Americans, Majority of White Evangelicals Believe Natural Disasters Are Rising Due to 'End Times' Not Climate Change
LINK Nearly half of Americans now believe that the recent surge in natural disasters is the result of biblical "end times" than climate change, and more than two-thirds of white evangelical Protestants hold this belief, according to a new study.
Black Friday 2014: How to Shop Wisely and Safely on Black Friday
LINK Those who are familiar with the excitement and chaos that accompanies Black Friday have an idea of how things go down on that day. For those who'll be doing this the first time, just take a look at Black Friday Youtube videos to get a glimpse of what to expect. After watching all that, it's almost tempting to stay home and avoid the rush, but if you're after the best deals, then here are some tips on how you can shop wisely and safely on Black Friday.
Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Not Expected Until Monday
LINK A grand jury decision on whether or not to indict white police officer Darren Wilson for shooting to death 18-year-old African-American Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, is not likely until at least Monday, according to media reports, even as layers of emergency plans have been set up and President Obama has called for calm.
Joni Eareckson Tada Defends Brittany Maynard: Christians Should Target 'Death With Dignity' Organizations, Not Individuals
LINK Joni Eareckson Tada, an international advocate for people with disabilities, had unsuccessfully pleaded with Brittany Maynard to reconsider ending her life under Oregon's Death With Dignity Act. Maynard's decision to end her suffering from terminal, inoperable brain cancer on her own terms prompted critics to lash out at her decision. But Tada, a quadriplegic and breast cancer survivor, says the focus should not be on Maynard or her family, but on the organization that used the 29-year-old as "a poster child" for its right-to-die cause.
Thousands of Children Find Forever Families as Nation Celebrates 15th Annual Adoption Day
LINK Thousands of children in foster care waiting for permanent and loving families are hoping their dreams will come true as communities and churches across the country celebrate the annual National Adoption Day on Saturday.
Why Are the Social Sciences So Secular?
LINK For multiple and complex reasons, professors in American college and university social science departments are much less religious than the population, sociologist Christian Smith explained Monday.
Christian Neurosurgeon Ben Carson Says 'I Feel Fingers' of God Prodding for Presidential Run
LINK Dr. Ben Carson, accomplished neurosurgeon and conservative Christian, tells David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network that there's a "good chance" he'll run for president as he can feel "God's fingers" touching him gently for the 2016 race.
Billy Graham Is Still Alive; Rep Debunks Social Media Hoax That Fooled Nearly 1 Million Fans
LINK After word spread on social media proclaiming the death of the celebrated evangelical Christian icon Billy Graham this week, the 96-year-old's representatives at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association categorically denied those claims as false on Friday.
Atheist-Turned-Orthodox Christian Parent Removes Child From School After Teacher Wears Star of David Necklace
LINK A Pennsylvania parent upset that his child was being exposed to religion through the Star of David necklace being worn by a teacher filed a complaint but learned that the school board supported the teacher's freedom.
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Victory for Religious Freedom in Colorado -- Colorado Supreme Court Rules that Governors' Proclamations for a State Day of Prayer are Constitutional
LINK Contact: Dion Elmore, Director, Public Affairs, National Day of Prayer (NDP) Task Force, 719-559-9574
Judicial Watch Sues Internal Revenue Service for Records about IRS Monitoring of Churches
LINK July lawsuit settlement with atheist group, IRS admits monitoring churches for allegedly illegal political activity
New Book Explores the Religion and Violence Connection
LINK Contact: CJCUC Media Department, 516-882-3220
Tens of Thousands Sign Petition to Keep Duggars on TLC
LINK Benham Brothers, Steven Crowder, other conservative leaders throw support behind DuggarsContact: Dustin Siggins, 703-772-4698, email@example.com FRONT ROYAL, Va., Nov. 21, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- More than 40,000 people have signed a petition created by LifeSiteNews and backed by a number of prominent conservative activists urging The Learning Channel to keep the Duggars' show, 19 Kids and Counting, on-air. Now LifeSiteNews is organizing a Tweetfest, using the hashtag #DefendtheDug Source: LifeSiteNews.com
Marine Dad Banned from School Property; Daughter Gets Failing Grade for Refusing Islamic Indoctrination -- The Thomas More Law Center Steps In
LINK Contact: Catherine McMillan, Thomas More Law Center, 734-930-7141
Knights of Columbus Sends $2.2 Million to Christian Refugees in Iraq and Syria
LINK Funds will assist with housing and general relief for displaced ChristiansContact: Andrew Walther, 203-752-4253, Andrew.firstname.lastname@example.org; Joe Cullen, 203-800-4923, email@example.com; both with Knights of Columbus NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 19, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Knights of Columbus Christian Refugee Relief fund has donated $2.2 million to help displaced Iraqi and Syrian Christians and other religious minorities who continue to face violent persecution and the very r Source: Knights of Columbus
Second Grade Student Asks that Federal Court Protect His Religious Speech this Christmas Season
LINK Contact: Victor Bermudez or Lori Sanada, Advocates for Faith & Freedom, 888-588-6888WEST COVINA, Calif., Nov. 12, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Advocates for Faith & Freedom has filed a request for a preliminary injunction in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on Wednesday, November 12th 2014. The injunction, if granted, will prohibit the West Covina Unified School District from stopping seven-year-old Isaiah Martinez from passing out candy canes to his cl Source: Advocates for Faith & Freedom
Elgin Continues to Prevent Ex-Latin Kings from Sharing Faith
LINK Contact: Attorney Andy Norman, 312-332-2400, firstname.lastname@example.org; Attorney John Mauck, 312-853-8709, email@example.com
Christian and Muslim Leaders to Condemn ISIS Violence at White House Candlelight Vigil on Wednesday Evening
LINK Contact: Rev. Patrick Mahoney, 540-538-4741 WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- The vigil will be on Wednesday, November 12, at 7:00 P.M. on Pennsylvania Ave. NW across from Lafayette Park.It is critical that Christian and Muslim voices stand together in solidarity to condemn the violence of ISIS and encourage the Obama Administration to ensure religious minorities, women and children are being helped and protected.Rev. Patrick Mahoney, Director of the Source: Christian Defense Coalition
GOD TV Urges Viewers to Pray for the Persecuted
LINK Contact: Fergus Scarfe, GOD TV, 913-827-7155, firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Advocate's Eugene Delgaudio Won a Major Victory for Michigan and America's Families
LINK Contact: Public Advocate, 703-845-1808, email@example.com WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Earlier this summer, the Homosexual Lobby launched an all-out attack on Michigan, a Pro-Family state.Now due in part to a small groups defense, the group's leader says the liberals were "stopped cold in their ruthless power grab."Public Advocate's president Eugene Delgaudio announced a massive effort to put the heat on defending family values in U.S. Senate r Source: Public Advocate
Better Interfaith Understanding 'Would Leave no Room for Boko Haram'
LINK Contact: Andrea Rhodes, +44(0)118-952-1428
Landslide: Chaplain Wins 70% in Election Despite Death Threats from Homosexual Activists
LINK Contact: Gordon Klingenschmitt, PhD, State Representative Elect, 719-941-7476, firstname.lastname@example.org; gordonforcolorado.com
Thomas More Society Congratulates MO State Representative Wieland, Now State Senator-Elect, for Resilient Stance for Religious Liberty
LINK Thomas More Society Client Paul Wieland Wins Senate Race
Williston, North Dakota, Police Censor Pro-Life 'Truth Truck,' in Free Speech Violation
LINK Thomas More Society Defends Supporters of Proposed Human Life Amendment
Philip Dunn, Legal Counsel for Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi and President of Serving California, Celebrates the Release of His Client and Thanks Judge for His Swift Actions
LINK Contact: Lori Heiselman, 714-553-5181; www.ServingCalifornia.org
Cross Carrying Evangelist is Featured in the 'Guinness World Records 2015' for the World's Longest Ongoing Pilgrimage/Walk
LINK Contact: Arthur Blessitt, 303-355-2234, email@example.com
AFTAH: Canada's State Censorship in Favor of Homosexuality Reflects the Moral and Liberty Crisis of the West
LINK University of Regina Free Speech Trial for LaBarbera and Whatcott TodayContact: Peter LaBarbera, Americans For Truth About Homosexuality, 630-546-4439, firstname.lastname@example.org REGINA, Saskatchewan, Canada, Oct. 30, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) president Peter LaBarbera said escalating pro-homosexual State censorship in Canada reflects the nation's post-Christian moral and spiritual crisisand the modern travesty of "r Source: Americans for Truth
Statement from Faith Driven Consumer Founder Chris Stone on Houston Mayor Parker's Decision to Withdraw Subpoenas on Pastors in the City
LINK Contact: Matthew Faraci, Faith Driven Consumer, 919-645-0771, email@example.com RALEIGH, N.C., October 29, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Faith Driven Consumer, the group that emerged on the national stage last year with its #IStandWithPhil campaign that played a leading role in Phil Robertson's return to Duck Dynasty, continues to serve as an advocate for more than 41 million consumers who spend $2 trillion annually. Two weeks a Source: Faith Driven Consumer
Houston Mayor Withdraws Subpoenas of Pastors -- Emergency Delegation Commends a Good Decision
LINK Contact: Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, 540-538-4741HOUSTON, Oct. 29, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Today Houston Mayor Annise Parker announced she has directed her legal team to drop the subpoenas of city pastors who opposed a pro-gay city ordinance. The decision comes one day after an emergency delegation of seven pastors from across the country met privately with the mayor for an hour. The meeting followed a prayer vigil held by the group in front of Houston City Hall."Mayor Parker made the rig Source: National Clergy Council