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Pastor Saeed Abedini's Wife Pleads to Meet With President of Iran in New York to Discuss Husband's Release
LINK Nagmeh Abedini, wife of American Pastor Saeed Abedini who has been imprisoned in Iran for his Christian faith since 2012, has made an impassioned plea to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, when he travels to New York City later this month, in hopes to personally lobby the president for her husband's freedom.

Human Rights Group Demands US Take 65,000 Syrian Refugees to Help Europe With Migration Crisis
LINK A human rights group has called on the United States government to step up its outreach to Syrian refugees and resettle 65,000 people before the end of 2016. While the U.S. has said that it will accept between 5,000 to 8,000 refugees, the International Rescue Committee said that is far from enough to really help Europe in its migrant crisis.

University of Tennessee uses 'gender neutral' pronouns
LINK Following the tracks of the University of California, the University of Tennessee has urged its teachers and students to make use of "gender neutral" pronouns to give the campus a more "inclusive" feel.

Josh Duggar Had a 'Covert and Extensive Lifestyle of Evil,' Says Jessa's Father-In-Law Michael Seewald
LINK Ben Seewald's father, Michael Seewald, has slammed Josh Duggar over his involvement with adultery website Ashley Madison, and for cheating of his wife, Anna, the mother of his four children. The elder Seewald, whose son is married to Jessa Duggar, called Josh a "pretender" and said he took the Lord's name in vain by publicly advocating for conservative values while living "a covert and extensive lifestyle of evil."

'Islam Teaches Love and Peace, Not Hate and Violence,' Muslim Americans Declare in 100 Billboards Across the US
LINK Muslim Americans have erected 100 billboards across major U.S. cities with the message that Islam and its prophet, Muhammad, taught love and peace, rather than violence and hatred.

Oklahoma Wesleyan University Now 2nd Christian College to Leave CCCU Over Hiring of Gay Professors
LINK Oklahoma Wesleyan University announced this week that the institution is dropping out of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities because of the council's inaction against two member schools that announced earlier this summer that they'll hire professors who are married to a same-sex partner.

School District Investigates After Mass Baptism Takes Place Before Football Practice at Villa Rica High School
LINK A Georgia school district has launched an investigation into the mass baptism of a football coach and some of his players on the grounds of Villa Rica High School last month after a protest campaign was launched by the Freedom From Religion Foundation when video from the event was made public.

'Baby Doe' mystery news: Isotope analysis sees development in abandoned girl's case
LINK Local police have shared details of the latest breakthrough in the "Baby Doe" investigation that could lead to identifying the little girl found dead inside a trash bag in Deer Island.

Hunt for Cop Killers in Chicago Suburb Continues as Rhetoric and Attacks on Law Enforcement Officers Intensifies
LINK Law enforcement has expanded their search for three suspects they believe killed a veteran police officer northeast of Chicago.

Pope Francis' Chair for Special Mass Built by Day Laborers Unveiled at NYC's Madison Square Garden
LINK A chair fit for the pope and made by a group of day laborers has been unveiled at New York City's Madison Square Garden, where Francis is scheduled to lead about 20,000 people in mass later this month.

Josh Duggar Missing From Christian Treatment Center's Mandatory Church Services; Questions Raised About His Whereabouts
LINK Former Christian reality television star and former social conservative activist Josh Duggar has reportedly not attended mandatory church services that are included in the rehabilitation program that he's believed to be enrolled in after it came to light that he cheated on his wife and allegedly twice paid to have sex with a porn star.

Beloved Evangelist, Pilot William Carlson Pergerson Killed in Plane Crash on Way Home
LINK A longtime pilot and Seventh-day Adventist evangelist, William Carlson Pergerson II, 48, of Berrien Springs, Michigan, died a fiery death on his way home last Thursday when his kit-built Long-EZ plane that he was flying exploded in a ball of fire. Pergerson, a married father of two, was flying alone.

Ken Ham Says 'Christian Intolerance' in America Is Growing, Argues Judges Should Have Right to Deny Gay Couples Marriage
LINK Answers in Genesis CEO and President Ken Ham has said that intolerance toward conservative Christians in America is growing, pointing to the legalization of gay marriage, and argued that contrary to an opinion from the Supreme Court of Ohio, judges should be allowed to refuse to perform such marriages if they go against their beliefs.

1-Y-O Infant Left in Hot Car at Baltimore Church Parking Lot by Foster Mother Dies From Cardiac Arrest
LINK Police are investigating the death of a 13-month-old child who was found dead in a hot car by her foster mother at a Maryland church parking lot.

Pope Francis to Tour New York's Central Park; Mayor de Blasio Praises Pontiff's 'Historic Visit' to 3 US Cities
LINK New York residents will get the chance to catch a glimpse of Pope Francis later this month during his U.S. tour which will include a procession through the city's iconic Central Park.

Pastor Saeed Abedini Letter-Writing Campaign Pleads With UN Head to Demand American's Release
LINK A letter-writing campaign launched by the American Center for Law and Justice is calling on U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York later in September, and ask him for the release of imprisoned American citizen Pastor Saeed Abedini.

Storm Erika update: Hundreds displaced in Dominica, Carolinas drenched, flooding risk announced from Florida to Georgia
LINK Just when the calm after the storm seemed to be on its way, Erika has yet another round to fight as flooding risks in Florida and Georgia were recently announced.

Storm Erika update: Hundreds displaced in Dominica, Carolinas drenched, flooding risk announced from Florida to Georgia
LINK Just when the calm after the storm seemed to be on its way, Erika has yet another round to fight as flooding risks in Florida and Georgia were recently announced.

Mom who left her 2-month-old baby in shopping cart gets social media divided
LINK Cherish Peterson's "mistake" of leaving her 2-month-old baby in a shopping cart outside a grocery store in Arizona has put a wall in the midst of social media users.

Kentucky clerk defies court, cites God, refuses to hand out licenses for same-sex marriages
LINK Kentucky clerk Kim Davis continues to defy court and remains firm in her stand that she refuses to hand out same-sex marriage licenses "under God's authority."

News from One News Now


OneNewsNow.com Front Page StoriesLINK Front Page Stories
KY clerk case didn't have to go down this wayLINK

A Kentucky county clerk who is a Christian remains behind bars for refusing to issue "marriage" licenses for same-sex couples. But as pro-family groups explain, that could have been avoided by action on a state level.

Charlie ButtsFri, 04 Sep 2015
OMM wants Staples to rethink 'Impastor'LINK

<span>A pro-family group <span>is continuing to contact advertisers whose dollars are supporting a controversial program on TV Land.  </span></span>

Bill BumpasFri, 04 Sep 2015

Trump makes 'pledge,' Dunn makes predictionLINK

A political scientist suggests that Donald Trump was considering his legacy when he signed a "loyalty oath" this week to the Republican Party. 

Chad GroeningFri, 04 Sep 2015

Immigrants use more welfare than native U.S.LINK

A study shows that both legal and illegal immigrants are more of a drain on America's social welfare system than native-born Americans. 

Chad GroeningFri, 04 Sep 2015

5 ticked-off judges come to aid of nunsLINK

A group of nuns suing the federal government over the contraception mandate in ObamaCare has received a boost from an unexpected and unsolicited source.

Charlie ButtsFri, 04 Sep 2015

Bullets, bombs - a dangerous mission fieldLINK

An evangelical missionary organization is helping to meet needs in Eastern Ukraine as nearly 7,000 people have died since April 2014 in the Russia-Ukraine military conflict following Russia's annexation of Crimea.

Bill BumpasFri, 04 Sep 2015

Labor Dept.: Tell us what you think ... (Not!)LINK

An expert with The Heritage Foundation thinks the Department of Labor already has its mind made up on a proposed overtime rule – even though the official comment period hasn't timed out yet.

Chris WoodwardThu, 03 Sep 2015

Media hears no story, public sees no evilLINK

News executives at ABC, CBS and NBC are being challenged by pro-life leaders for failing to cover Planned Parenthood's baby-part trafficking scandal.  

Bill BumpasThu, 03 Sep 2015

Rubio not a fav of immigration enforcersLINK

An immigration enforcement group is hoping to boot Marco Rubio from the Senate and replace him with someone who opposes amnesty for illegal immigrants.

Chad GroeningThu, 03 Sep 2015

Judge lets Brady play, nullifies 4-game suspensionLINK <p class="ap-story-p">NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge deflated "Deflategate" Thursday, erasing New England quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for a controversy that the NFL claimed threatened football's integrity.

Associated PressThu, 03 Sep 2015

'Grappling' with ideas doesn't include reading pornLINK

<span>An incoming freshman at Duke University has created a firestorm by refusing to read a graphic novel on the school's required summer reading list. </span>

Bob KelloggThu, 03 Sep 2015

TX pro-lifers decry dirty, dangerous clinicsLINK

<span>A case before the U.S. Supreme Court could impact abortion laws throughout the country.<br /> <!--[endif]--></span>

Charlie ButtsThu, 03 Sep 2015

Filing of lawsuit gets school's attentionLINK

A Nevada lawsuit underlines the fact that many school districts simply don't understand that their ability to bar pro-life clubs has limitations.

Charlie ButtsThu, 03 Sep 2015

Is Common Core losing its luster?LINK

<span>Twenty percent of third through eighth graders in the state of New York did not participate in Common Core testing last year, possibly weakening the controversial curriculum.  </span>

Bob KelloggThu, 03 Sep 2015

Catholic group seeks removal of liberal influenceLINK

An investigative organization is calling for a shakeup of leadership of the World Meeting of Families.

Charlie ButtsThu, 03 Sep 2015

Students conflicted on transgender restroom policyLINK

Students in Missouri walked out of classes Monday morning both supporting and protesting a school policy that allows a male student who identifies as female to use the girls’ restrooms and showers. 

Bill BumpasThu, 03 Sep 2015

Global warming or natural variability? LINK

A new paper attributes spring floods in Texas and Oklahoma to manmade global warming. Still, critics say it could also be an issue of natural variability.

Chris WoodwardThu, 03 Sep 2015

Ministry working to help deaf communityLINK

<span>A Christian organization is making history by working on the first sign language evangelistic tool for the deaf community in the Middle East.  </span><span><br /> <!--[if !supportLineBreakNewLine]--><br /> <!--[endif]--></span>

Bill BumpasThu, 03 Sep 2015

OneNewsNow.com Front Page StoriesLINK Front Page Stories
KY clerk case didn't have to go down this wayLINK

A Kentucky county clerk who is a Christian remains behind bars for refusing to issue "marriage" licenses for same-sex couples. But as pro-family groups explain, that could have been avoided by action on a state level.

Charlie ButtsFri, 04 Sep 2015

OMM wants Staples to rethink 'Impastor'LINK

<span>A pro-family group <span>is continuing to contact advertisers whose dollars are supporting a controversial program on TV Land.  </span></span>

Bill BumpasFri, 04 Sep 2015

Trump makes 'pledge,' Dunn makes predictionLINK

A political scientist suggests that Donald Trump was considering his legacy when he signed a "loyalty oath" this week to the Republican Party. 

Chad GroeningFri, 04 Sep 2015

Immigrants use more welfare than native U.S.LINK

A study shows that both legal and illegal immigrants are more of a drain on America's social welfare system than native-born Americans. 

Chad GroeningFri, 04 Sep 2015

5 ticked-off judges come to aid of nunsLINK

A group of nuns suing the federal government over the contraception mandate in ObamaCare has received a boost from an unexpected and unsolicited source.

Charlie ButtsFri, 04 Sep 2015

Bullets, bombs - a dangerous mission fieldLINK

An evangelical missionary organization is helping to meet needs in Eastern Ukraine as nearly 7,000 people have died since April 2014 in the Russia-Ukraine military conflict following Russia's annexation of Crimea.

Bill BumpasFri, 04 Sep 2015

Labor Dept.: Tell us what you think ... (Not!)LINK

An expert with The Heritage Foundation thinks the Department of Labor already has its mind made up on a proposed overtime rule – even though the official comment period hasn't timed out yet.

Chris WoodwardThu, 03 Sep 2015

Media hears no story, public sees no evilLINK

News executives at ABC, CBS and NBC are being challenged by pro-life leaders for failing to cover Planned Parenthood's baby-part trafficking scandal.  

Bill BumpasThu, 03 Sep 2015

Rubio not a fav of immigration enforcersLINK

An immigration enforcement group is hoping to boot Marco Rubio from the Senate and replace him with someone who opposes amnesty for illegal immigrants.

Chad GroeningThu, 03 Sep 2015

Judge lets Brady play, nullifies 4-game suspensionLINK <p class="ap-story-p">NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge deflated "Deflategate" Thursday, erasing New England quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for a controversy that the NFL claimed threatened football's integrity.

Associated PressThu, 03 Sep 2015

'Grappling' with ideas doesn't include reading pornLINK

<span>An incoming freshman at Duke University has created a firestorm by refusing to read a graphic novel on the school's required summer reading list. </span>

Bob KelloggThu, 03 Sep 2015

TX pro-lifers decry dirty, dangerous clinicsLINK

<span>A case before the U.S. Supreme Court could impact abortion laws throughout the country.<br /> <!--[endif]--></span>

Charlie ButtsThu, 03 Sep 2015

Filing of lawsuit gets school's attentionLINK

A Nevada lawsuit underlines the fact that many school districts simply don't understand that their ability to bar pro-life clubs has limitations.

Charlie ButtsThu, 03 Sep 2015

Is Common Core losing its luster?LINK

<span>Twenty percent of third through eighth graders in the state of New York did not participate in Common Core testing last year, possibly weakening the controversial curriculum.  </span>

Bob KelloggThu, 03 Sep 2015

Catholic group seeks removal of liberal influenceLINK

An investigative organization is calling for a shakeup of leadership of the World Meeting of Families.

Charlie ButtsThu, 03 Sep 2015

Students conflicted on transgender restroom policyLINK

Students in Missouri walked out of classes Monday morning both supporting and protesting a school policy that allows a male student who identifies as female to use the girls’ restrooms and showers. 

Bill BumpasThu, 03 Sep 2015

Global warming or natural variability? LINK

A new paper attributes spring floods in Texas and Oklahoma to manmade global warming. Still, critics say it could also be an issue of natural variability.

Chris WoodwardThu, 03 Sep 2015

Ministry working to help deaf communityLINK

<span>A Christian organization is making history by working on the first sign language evangelistic tool for the deaf community in the Middle East.  </span><span><br /> <!--[if !supportLineBreakNewLine]--><br /> <!--[endif]--></span>

Bill BumpasThu, 03 Sep 2015

OneNewsNow.com Front Page StoriesLINK Front Page Stories
KY clerk case didn't have to go down this wayLINK

A Kentucky county clerk who is a Christian remains behind bars for refusing to issue "marriage" licenses for same-sex couples. But as pro-family groups explain, that could have been avoided by action on a state level.

Charlie ButtsFri, 04 Sep 2015

OMM wants Staples to rethink 'Impastor'LINK

<span>A pro-family group <span>is continuing to contact advertisers whose dollars are supporting a controversial program on TV Land.  </span></span>

Bill BumpasFri, 04 Sep 2015

Trump makes 'pledge,' Dunn makes predictionLINK

A political scientist suggests that Donald Trump was considering his legacy when he signed a "loyalty oath" this week to the Republican Party. 

Chad GroeningFri, 04 Sep 2015

Immigrants use more welfare than native U.S.LINK

A study shows that both legal and illegal immigrants are more of a drain on America's social welfare system than native-born Americans. 

Chad GroeningFri, 04 Sep 2015

5 ticked-off judges come to aid of nunsLINK

A group of nuns suing the federal government over the contraception mandate in ObamaCare has received a boost from an unexpected and unsolicited source.

Charlie ButtsFri, 04 Sep 2015

Bullets, bombs - a dangerous mission fieldLINK

An evangelical missionary organization is helping to meet needs in Eastern Ukraine as nearly 7,000 people have died since April 2014 in the Russia-Ukraine military conflict following Russia's annexation of Crimea.

Bill BumpasFri, 04 Sep 2015

Labor Dept.: Tell us what you think ... (Not!)LINK

An expert with The Heritage Foundation thinks the Department of Labor already has its mind made up on a proposed overtime rule – even though the official comment period hasn't timed out yet.

Chris WoodwardThu, 03 Sep 2015

Media hears no story, public sees no evilLINK

News executives at ABC, CBS and NBC are being challenged by pro-life leaders for failing to cover Planned Parenthood's baby-part trafficking scandal.  

Bill BumpasThu, 03 Sep 2015

Rubio not a fav of immigration enforcersLINK

An immigration enforcement group is hoping to boot Marco Rubio from the Senate and replace him with someone who opposes amnesty for illegal immigrants.

Chad GroeningThu, 03 Sep 2015

Judge lets Brady play, nullifies 4-game suspensionLINK <p class="ap-story-p">NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge deflated "Deflategate" Thursday, erasing New England quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for a controversy that the NFL claimed threatened football's integrity.

Associated PressThu, 03 Sep 2015

'Grappling' with ideas doesn't include reading pornLINK

<span>An incoming freshman at Duke University has created a firestorm by refusing to read a graphic novel on the school's required summer reading list. </span>

Bob KelloggThu, 03 Sep 2015

TX pro-lifers decry dirty, dangerous clinicsLINK

<span>A case before the U.S. Supreme Court could impact abortion laws throughout the country.<br /> <!--[endif]--></span>

Charlie ButtsThu, 03 Sep 2015

Filing of lawsuit gets school's attentionLINK

A Nevada lawsuit underlines the fact that many school districts simply don't understand that their ability to bar pro-life clubs has limitations.

Charlie ButtsThu, 03 Sep 2015

Is Common Core losing its luster?LINK

<span>Twenty percent of third through eighth graders in the state of New York did not participate in Common Core testing last year, possibly weakening the controversial curriculum.  </span>

Bob KelloggThu, 03 Sep 2015

Catholic group seeks removal of liberal influenceLINK

An investigative organization is calling for a shakeup of leadership of the World Meeting of Families.

Charlie ButtsThu, 03 Sep 2015

Students conflicted on transgender restroom policyLINK

Students in Missouri walked out of classes Monday morning both supporting and protesting a school policy that allows a male student who identifies as female to use the girls’ restrooms and showers. 

Bill BumpasThu, 03 Sep 2015

Global warming or natural variability? LINK

A new paper attributes spring floods in Texas and Oklahoma to manmade global warming. Still, critics say it could also be an issue of natural variability.

Chris WoodwardThu, 03 Sep 2015

Ministry working to help deaf communityLINK

<span>A Christian organization is making history by working on the first sign language evangelistic tool for the deaf community in the Middle East.  </span><span><br /> <!--[if !supportLineBreakNewLine]--><br /> <!--[endif]--></span>

Bill BumpasThu, 03 Sep 2015

News from Christian News Wire 5 September 2015



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

Kim Davis Jailhouse Prayer Rally
LINK Contact: Cal Zastrow, 601-454-4819; Defytyrants.com

Kim Davis is Still Standing
LINK Contact: Dr. Pat McEwen, 321-431-3962

Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Jailed by Federal Judge
LINK NOM Condemns Federal Judge for Jailing Gay 'Marriage' Conscientious Objector; Slams US Supreme Court for Creating Conflict

Christian Leaders Unite Against Proposed Iran Agreement
LINK Contact: Susan Michael, 615-895-9830

U.S. Christians Make Third and Final Plea to White House and Congress on Iran Nuclear Negotiations
LINK Contact: Daryl Hedding, US Deputy Director, International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, 615-895-9830, daryl.hedding@icejusa.org

IRD: U.S. Global Religious Freedom Advocacy Under Threat Again
LINK Contact: Jeff Walton, Institute on Religion and Democracy, 202-682-4131, 202-413-5639 cell, jwalton@TheIRD.org

Family Research Council Calls on Kentucky Governor, Legislature to Accommodate Jailed County Clerk
LINK Contact: J.P. Duffy or Alice Chao, 866-372-6397, both with Family Research Council WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement after a federal judge ordered the jailing of Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis because she declined to issue same-sex marriage licenses:

As New Commercial Airs, Knights of Columbus Fund Month's Supply of Food for Iraqi Christians
LINK Commercial features priest once tortured by extremists and now running refugee campContact: Andrew Walther, Knights of Columbus, 203-752-4253, andrew.walther@kofc.org NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 3, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- As September begins, the Knights of Columbus is unveiling a new television commercial and will finance the delivery of one month's supply of food to more than 13,500 displaced families from Mosul and Nineveh who fled to the Erbil area in Kurdistan. The food assistance is Source: Knights of Columbus

58 Organizations: California AG Kamala Harris's Illegal, Extortionate Privacy Violations Designed to Silence Critics of Politicians
LINK Contact: Vi Shields, 703-392-7676, vshields@americantarget.com

17 Cardinals and Counting
LINK Seventeen prominent Cardinals from around the world address problems concerning marriage and the family in a series of new books prepared in advance of the October Synod on the Family

Ambassador Ade Adefuye's Transition is a Big Loss, But He Would Not Be Forgotten
LINK Contact: CANAN, 516-819-4355

Local Foundation Springs to Little Sisters' Defense
LINK Contact: John Eidsmoe, Foundation for Moral Law, 334-262-1245

Thomas More Society Defends David Daleiden as He Uncovers Abortion Industry's Sale of Fetal Body Parts
LINK Anti-SLAPP Motion Filed to Fend off National Abortion Federation Attempt to Silence Filmmaker's Free Speech

707 Member Catholic Benefits Association Makes Argument Supporting Little Sisters of the Poor Before Supreme Court
LINK Contact: Sean Caine, Catholic Benefits Association, 410-547-5378, 443-857-4372 cell OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 26, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Catholic Benefits Association ("CBA") has lent its support via an amicus brief to the Little Sisters of the Poor in the latter's effort to get a hearing before the United States Supreme Court.  In its amicus brief filed with the Court on Monday, the CBA an association of 707 Catholic employers urged the Su Source: Catholic Benefits Association

NOM Identifies Marriage Champions Who Emerge from Republican Presidential Field
LINK Contact: Paul Bothwell, National Organization for Marriage, 202-457-8060 ext 105, pbothwell@nationformarriage.org

New School Delivers Hope for ISIS Victims
LINK Contact: David Dillard, Servant Group International, 615-832-2282

Trump Tackles War on Christians
LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

Cruz to Host Rally for Religious Liberty in Des Moines, Iowa
LINK RSVP Required -- Media Advisory For Planning Purposes OnlyContact: Rick Tyler, 703-431-3350; Catherine Frazier, 512-751-5984MEDIA ADVISORY, Aug. 20, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, will hold a Rally for Religious Liberty on August 21 in Des Moines, IA, calling attention to the religious persecution of Christian business owners and employees who have been sanctioned by their government because of their religious beliefs. Hosting the Rally fo Source: Cruz for President

Reflections on The Legacy of John Howard, 1921-2015: American Hero, Conservative Champion, and Faithful Servant
LINK Contact: Larry Jacobs, Managing Director, World Congress of Families, 815-997-7106, larry@worldcongress.org; The Howard Center for Family, Religion and Society, 815-964-5819ROCKFORD, Ill., Aug. 20, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- Dr. John Addison Howard, the namesake and Senior Fellow of The Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society and International Ambassador for World Congress of Families died August 6th in his sleep.  He was a week shy of his 94th birthday. Dr. A Source: World Congress of Families

Religious Land Use Expert and Church Attorney Daniel Dalton Recognized by Alliance Defending Freedom
LINK Co-founder of Dalton & Tomich, PLC receives Silver Service Award from nonprofit organization for service to Body of Christ


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