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Pastor Tackles Man Who Put Gun to Mother's Head Inside Church as He Preached Sermon on 'What's Life Worth'
LINK A Sunday morning sermon about the value of life turned into a frightening fight for it two days ago when a man placed a gun to the head of a Florida pastor's mother as she listened to him preach about "what's life worth."

Craig James Sues Fox Sports for Firing Him Over Comments on Homosexuality, 'Gay Parades'
LINK Former sportscaster Craig James has filed a lawsuit against Fox Sports in a Texas court over their firing him in 2013 because of comments he made criticizing homosexuality.

In Fifth Undercover Video, Planned Parenthood Honcho Touts Ability to Get Intact Babies for Higher Reward
LINK In a fifth undercover video highlighting Planned Parenthood's controversial sell of aborted baby parts, Melissa Farrell, director of research at the organization's Gulf Coast branch, touted the clinic's ability to deliver intact babies for a higher reward despite the sell or purchase of human fetal tissue being a federal felony.

White Episcopal Priest Claims He and Black Wife Were Separated and Questioned About Drugs by Cops During Family Road Trip
LINK A white Maryland Episcopal priest tells of an encounter with police officers that he, his black wife, also a priest, their bi-racial son and his wife's brother experienced during a recent road trip in a Facebook post that has captured public attention.

Seattle CEO Praised for Raising Employees' Salaries to $70K Now Says He's Struggling to Stay Open
LINK The CEO of a Seattle-based credit card processing company who promised employees an automatic salary of $70,000 is now renting out his house to try and keep the company afloat.

Man Gets 80 Years in Prison for Killing of Pregnant Girlfriend Who Refused Abortion; He Wanted Relationship With Other Woman
LINK A 24-year-old man who was convicted of hiring a hit man to kill his pregnant girlfriend because she refused to abort their unborn child so he could "stay with ... his other girlfriend," was sentenced to 80 years in prison for the crime last Thursday, but he still maintains that he is innocent.

'Cowboy Church' Banned From Holding Sunday Services at High School After Jewish Teacher Complains About Prayer Gatherings
LINK As the result of a court settlement between a Colorado school district and a disgruntled Jewish teacher, an evangelical church is now banned from hosting its Sunday services at a high school that the congregation has paid over $20,000 to worship in for over three years.

Scott Walker Says He's Not Sure if Obama Is Christian ... Again
LINK Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker repeated what he has said earlier, that "I don't know" if President Obama is a Christian, adding, "I presume he is." The Republican presidential candidate stressed his answer won't change no matter how many times he is asked.

Are Planned Parenthood Abortionists Delivering Babies Alive Then Killing Them?
LINK David Daleiden, head of the pro-life group Center for Medical Progress, alleges that StemExpress — a biotechnology company that sells aborted baby organs for tens of thousands of dollars each — is trying to use the courts to block the release of future undercover videos because they might reveal "evidence of born alive infants."

Boy Scout Backlash? Youth Organization May See Rapid Decline in Church Support Following Vote to Approve Gay Leaders
LINK The Boy Scouts of America may experience a severe backlash from church sponsors following its recent vote to approve openly gay scout leaders.

Planned Parenthood Videos Prove 'What's Been Happening for Decades,' Lila Rose of Live Action Says
LINK Lila Rose of the pro-life Live Action group said in an interview that the two secretly taped videos showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing delivery of fetal parts prove "what has been happening now for decades."

Was Planned Parenthood's Hacker Attack Claim a PR Stunt?
LINK Planned Parenthood claimed this week that its website was hacked by "extremists," but some media outlets are asking questions regarding the validity of its allegations, even going so far as to call it a "PR stunt."

Confederate Flags Erected at MLK Center and Church in Atlanta; Police Considering Hate Crime Charges
LINK The MLK Center for Nonviolent Social Change and the Ebenezer Baptist Church were surrounded by four Confederate flags early in the morning Thursday and authorities are working to find the culprits. Surveillance cameras captured two white men laying the flags on the ground, and if the men are caught, police are considering hate crime charges.

Robert Jeffress, Virginia Christian Alliance Say Churchgoers Should 'Drop Out' of Boy Scouts
LINK As churches and Christian organizations weigh whether or not to continue participating in and sponsoring the Boy Scouts of America after it lifted a ban on openly gay scout leaders, a number of prominent evangelical figures are advising churchgoers to drop out and stop supporting the BSA altogether.

Is America a Christian Nation? New Poll Suggests Few Americans View the US as a Christian Country
LINK A LifeWay Research survey from earlier this week has found that only 19 percent of respondents consider America to be a Christian nation. Furthermore, more respondents felt the U.S. is a welcoming place for atheists than for Muslims.

Homeless in America: Lack of Jobs and Low Incomes Are Forcing American Families Into Poverty
LINK As the sun sets in New York, Manhattan's 23 million population drops to around 7 million as people head back home from work. For the city's homeless, however, it's a rush to find a shelter or safe home that can take them in for the night.

Planned Parenthood Abortionist Talks 'Intact Specimens' in 4th Undercover Video: Look, 'It's a Baby ... It's Another Boy'
LINK The Center for Medical Progress has released its fourth undercover video shining a light on Planned Parenthood's controversial aborted baby parts compensation practices, which purports to show a vice president of the organization negotiating a deal and discussing how to avoid legal consequences.

'The Floods Have Lifted Up Their Voice;' Sam Dubose's Grieving Christian Mother, Audrey Dubose Made America Listen to Psalm 93
LINK Racked with grief but buoyed by her faith, Audrey Dubose, the Christian mother of 43-year-old Samuel Dubose who was shot dead in the head by University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing during a traffic stop on July 19, said she declared Psalm 93 the day she heard her son had died. On Wednesday, she made America listen to it as she thanked God for revealing the truth about his death.

Satanic Temple Group Raising Money for On-Demand Abortions Echos Satanist History of 'Child Sacrifice,' Says Theologian
LINK A theologian, author and speaker says The Satanic Temple group's campaign to raise funds for on-demand abortions echos back to satanism's millennial history of "child sacrifice."

National Satanic Temple Rep Jex Blackmore Says Satan Is Not Real; Tells Christians 'Don't Waste Your Prayers on Us'
LINK Jex Blackmore, the national spokesperson for the Satanic Temple, which claims to have made up to 700 people sign over their souls to Satan at an event in Detroit, Michigan — billed the "largest public satanic ceremony in history" where a one-ton bronze statue of a goat-headed Baphomet was unveiled last Saturday — said Tuesday that the devil isn't real and advised Christians, "Don't waste your prayers on us."

News from Christian News Wire 5 August 2015

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

The Post-Christian Era is Upon Us, Christian Apologist Says, and it is Our Fault
LINK Contact: Anthony Horvath, Athanatos Christian Ministry, 202-697-4623, director@athanatosministries.org

Update: Knights of Columbus to Expand Humanitarian Assistance to Suffering Middle East Christians
LINK Details to be outlined at Knights' international convention next week in PhiladelphiaContact: Andrew Walther, 203-824-5412, andrew.walther@kofc.org; Joseph Cullen, 203-415-9314, joseph.cullen@kofc.org; both with Knights of ColumbusNEW HAVEN, Conn., July 28, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- Having already donated more than $3 million in humanitarian aid to persecuted Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East, the Knights of Columbus will expand its efforts even further with a Source: Knights of Columbus

A Definable Case of Genocide: Islamic State's Ideology, Mission and Actions Toward Religious and Ethnic Minorities in Iraq
LINK Contact: Lou Sabatier, 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, 703-216-2941

Defenders of the Pro-Life Movement to Host Chicago Skyline Dinner Cruise
LINK August 31 Celebration of Life, Family and Religious Liberty

World Congress of Families IX Announces New Additional Participants
LINK Religious leader, international choir are among the experts and advocates coming to S.L.CContact: Benjamin May, 202-413-0119, bmay@policyimpact.com; www.wcf9.org  SALT LAKE CITY, July 21, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- The World Congress of Families (WCF) has announced four additional participants who will speak, influence, and entertain at the ninth World Congress of Families to be held Oct. 27-30, 2015, in Salt Lake City."To keep the momentum going, it is with great plea Source: World Congress of Families

Eighth Circuit Allows Religious Liberty Suit vs. Obamacare Abortion Pill Mandate
LINK Thomas More Society's lawsuit for Missouri State Senator Paul Wieland wins reversal on appeal

Thomas More Society Supports Critical Federal Appeal by Catholic Hospitals
LINK Longstanding, agency-approved exemption of religious hospitals from federal pension law had been overturned, threatening Dignity Health chain of U.S. hospitals with ruinous penalties

World Congress of Families Answers Attacks and Misinformation in New Report
LINK Contact: Benjamin May, World Congress of Families, 202-413-0119, bmay@policyimpact.com; www.wcf9.org ROCKFORD, Ill., July 14, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- The World Congress of Families (WCF) today released "A Call for Civil Dialogue and Constructive Engagement," a twenty-eight page report that corrects, in detail, a barrage of negative and unwarranted attacks on the WCF initiated primarily by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), particularly afte Source: World Congress of Families

Gay Marriage, Abortion, and other Social Ills the Result of Slide Towards Immoral Atheism, Author Says
LINK Contact: Anthony Horvath, 202-697-4623, director@athanatosministries.org

Howard Center President Allan Carlson to Retire
LINK Contact: Larry Jacobs, The Howard Center, 815-964-5819, media@profam.org

Six Million Christians to Demand Apology from NBCUniversal
LINK Contact: Rev. William Keller, Liveprayer.com, 727-420-7005

New Book Tells the Whole Truth About Socialized Medicine and Obamacare
LINK Contact: Colin Gunn, 254-741-0132, colin@ColinGunn.com

Chief Justice Roy Moore Says Supreme Court Justices Can be Impeached
LINK Contact: Staff@VoiceOfResistance.com

Removal of Fr. Serra Statue Postponed
LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

Millions Reclaim the USA for God on July 4th and All Month
LINK Contact: Rev. Steven Andrew, USA Christian Ministries, 877 537-8734

'One Generation Away' Wins ICVM Crown Award on Heels of Supreme Court Decision
LINK Film Examines the Changing Face of Religious Liberty in America Today

IRD: United Church of Christ Votes to Divest from Israel
LINK "This divestment action will contribute nothing to peace or reconciliation. To the extent it is heeded at all, it will encourage radical enemies of peace to believe that Israel's Christian friends will turn against Israel. They will be greatly mistaken." -- Mark Tooley, IRD President

National Religious Liberties Conference Scheduled November 6,7, 2015
LINK Contact: Kevin Swanson, 303-646-3525, josh@generationswithvision.com; www.Freedom2015.org

Sports Minister: Homosexuals and Atheists to Work Together to Stop Christian Non-Profits
LINK Contact: 4 WINDS, 608-469-7956

A Pastoral Call to Holy Christian Matrimony
LINK Contact: Rev. CJ Conner, 620-255-9597

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