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'In God We Trust' Motto a New Addition to North Carolina Public Buildings
LINK North Carolina's McDowell County is now the third municipality in the state to approve adding the national motto "In God We Trust" to its public buildings.
Jodi Arias' Life Behind Bars Revealed
LINK Seven years after murdering her on-and-off boyfriend Travis Alexander, the fate of Jodi Arias has finally been sealed. Though the convicted murderer has been spared the death penalty, she was sentenced to spend the rest of her natural life in prison with no possibility of parole.
Christian Blogger Matt Walsh Tells Fast-Food Workers They Don't Deserve $15 an Hour to Flip Burgers
LINK Christian blogger Matt Walsh ripped into fast-food workers who reportedly rallied in some 230 American cities for a $15 minimum wage this week, has declared, rather bluntly, that they don't deserve it.
Evangelist Could Face Felony Charges After Asking Baker to Make Anti-Gay Marriage Cake
LINK Arizona Internet Evangelist Joshua Feuerstein could be facing felony charges after posting a YouTube video recording of a conversation he had with a Florida baker where he asked if she could make him a sheet cake displaying the words "We do not support gay marriage."
Christian Dieseltec Owner Gets Death Threats for Saying He Will Refuse Service to 'Openly Gay' People Who Show PDA in His Shop
LINK A conservative Christian owner of a Dieseltec auto repair shop in Grandville, Michigan, who sparked controversy this week when he declared that he won't hesitate "to refuse service to an openly gay person or persons," says he's now receiving death threats but will not back down from his views.
Jodi Arias Trial News: Lawyer Says She's 'Chatty and Smiley' But 'Could Never Do That in Court'
LINK One day after Jodi Arias was sentenced to life in prison without parole, her lawyer, Jennifer Willmott, is speaking about the convicted murderer being really "chatty and smiley", but being in court forced her to refrain from showing that side of her personality.
Franklin Graham Warns Holocaust Might Be Repeated With Influx of Muslims in US and Europe Who Hate Christians and Jews
LINK The Rev. Franklin Graham warned on Holocaust Remembrance Day on Thursday that another holocaust might become a reality, pointing to the influx of Muslim immigrants into Europe and the United States, who he said are "bringing their hatred of Jews and Christians with them."
'We Have Zero Tolerance for Discrimination,' Christian Company Forever 21 Reacts After Transgender Employee Sues Claiming Boss Called Transition 'Disgusting'
LINK Christian-owned apparel company, Forever 21, has responded to a discrimination lawsuit recently filed against them by a transgender employee by saying the company has "zero tolerance for discrimination."
Tim Tebow Teaches Wyoming Youth About Peer Pressure: 'When I Was Young, Even If It Wasn't Right, I Chose to Be Different
LINK Tim Tebow recently provided words of wisdom to the youth at Sheridan High School in Sheridan, Wyoming for a K-Life ministry event Wednesday where he opened up about peer pressure.
Christians Across the US Urged to Wear Orange to Raise Awareness About ISIS Victims
LINK Many Christians across the country are wearing orange ribbons and dress, representing the jumpsuits worn by victims of Islamic State, in church and otherwise in response to calls by churches and groups to help draw attention to the persecution of Christians by the terror group in the Middle East.
College Like Kindergarten? Students Need Cookies, Coloring Books, Bubbles, Play-Doh, Blankies and Frolicking Puppies, Some Say
LINK Higher education professionals are dismayed at the growing number of students who expect their universities to protect their tender emotions from over-stimulation.
Has ISIS Established a Training Camp 8 Miles From the Porous Texas Border?
LINK The conservative watchdog website Judicial Watch is claiming that Islamic State terrorists have established a training camp located eight miles from the U.S.-Mexico border and plan on infiltrating the United States with the help of a drug cartel smugglers.
Gang Rape in Panama City Video Goes Viral; Officials Say This Is Not the First Tape They've Recovered, Could Only Imagine What They Haven't Seen
LINK Spring break debauchery might have reached an all-time high as a video showing the gang rape of a 19-year-old girl in Panama City went viral earlier this week and is shining the spotlight on a Florida city that needs to crack down on the college vacation.
Wife of American Pastor Saeed Abedini Says Prison Guards in Iran Say He Will Never Go Free Until He Denies Christ
LINK As the United States continues to negotiate with major world powers and Iran aimed at limiting the Middle Eastern nation's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief, the wife of American pastor Saeed Abedini says her husband, who has been imprisoned there for more than two and a half years for his faith, is being threatened by guards that he will never be freed unless he renounces Jesus Christ.
Christian Groups Respond to LGBT-Themed Public Schools 'Day of Silence' With Christ-Centered 'Day of Dialogue'
LINK Various conservative groups are offering diverse responses to the LGBT-themed public schools event on Friday known as the "Day of Silence," by either urging parents to keep their children home from school or by participating in the "Day of Dialogue" that encourages Christian students to share biblical views on sexual ethics.
Amanda Knox in Financial Trouble and Suffering From PTSD After Exoneration, Claims Author
LINK Amanda Knox has finally cleared her name, but her troubles are far from over, according to writer Douglas Preston. Preston said he worked closely with Knox to pen his book "Trial by Jury," which chronicles the girl's eight-year ordeal that costed her family thousands.
Jodi Arias Sentenced to Life Without Parole, New Mugshot Released
LINK Jodi Arias has been sentenced to a natural life sentence with no possibility of parole.
After Traumatic Delivery, Christian Reality Star Jill Dillard Names Firstborn Child Israel David; Says Pain Was 'Worth All of It'
LINK Popular Christian reality TV personality Jill Dillard and her husband Derick finally welcomed their firstborn child, a son they named Israel David on April 6 after enduring a traumatic delivery she says was "worth all of it."
Teachers Barred From Giving Students Free Bibles at Okla. School After Atheists Threaten to File Lawsuit
LINK A public school district in Oklahoma has agreed to stop allowing for the distribution of Bibles following threatened legal action from an atheist organization.
Franklin Graham Rolls Out 'Decision America Tour' Traveling to All 50 States Ahead of 2016 Elections
LINK The Rev. Franklin Graham has announced that he will be traveling in 2016 to all 50 U.S. states in an attempt to rally Christians to vote in political elections and to run for office. The evangelical preacher said that neither Democrats not Republicans will be able to fix the country's problems.
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Coptic Solidarity Condemns ISIS Murder of Ethiopian Christians and Continued International Torpor
LINK Contact: Lindsay Vessey, Coptic Solidarity, 801-512-1713, firstname.lastname@example.org WASHINGTON, April 20, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- A new video released by ISIS on April 19th, shows militants killing two separate groups of Ethiopian Christians for the crime of not paying the jizya tax. Coptic Solidarity condemns these monstrous murders in the strongest terms and urges the international community to urgently protect Christians and other minorities in the region and to defeat ISIS. C Source: Coptic Solidarity
Broad Coalition Urges President Obama 'Fill Vacant Special Envoy Post'
LINK Contact: Lou Ann Sabatier, Communications Director, 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, 703-216-2941 cell, Lsabatier@21wilberforce.org
Bathroom Privacy Initiative
LINK Contact: Karen England, Privacy for All, 916-233-8769, email@example.com
IBM Attacks Religious Liberty
LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, firstname.lastname@example.org NEW YORK, April 17, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- Bill Donohue replies to IBM's assault on religious liberty:
Confraternity of Catholic Clergy Admonishes Persecutors of Faithful S.F. Archbishop
LINK Contact: Thomas McKenna, Confraternity of Catholic Clergy, 858-401-9641
Friends of Zion Shine a 'Light in the Darkness' on Yom Hashoah
LINK Friends of Zion Shine a "Light in the Darkness" on Yom Hashoah Heritage Museum to Honor Holocaust Victims as Well as Christian Heroes Who Aided Jews in Need
Reps. Smith, Eshoo Bill to Protect Religious Freedoms Advances
LINK Contact: Smith- Jeff Sagnip, 202-225-3765; Eshoo- Charles Stewart, 202-225-8104WASHINGTON, April 16, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Frank Wolf International Religious Freedom Act of 2015 (HR 1150) was passed Wednesday by the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and International Organizations today. The bipartisan bill, authored by Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ) with the lead co-sponsorship of Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA), would give the Administration and the State Depart Source: Congressman Chris Smith
EchoLight Studios Joins Family Research Council to Take a Stand For Marriage
LINK Thousands of Churches to Join April 26 Stand for Marriage SundayContact: Heidi McDow, A. Larry Ross Communications, 972-267-1111, email@example.com FRANKLIN, Tenn., April 16, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- With the Supreme Court hearing arguments concerning same-sex marriage looming on April 28, EchoLight Studios is continuing sharing the message of the erosion of American's religious liberties in its award-winning film, "One Generation Away," by joining with Ton Source: A. Larry Ross Communications
Celebrate Life, Family and Religious Liberty April 20 in Naples, Florida
LINK Pro-Life Leaders Speak During Thomas More Society Dinner Cruise
Pope Cites Armenia Genocide
LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, firstname.lastname@example.org
Let Pope Francis Initiate Church Collection for Self-Defense Guns for Christian Victims of Islamist Persecution, Suggests St. Gabriel Possenti Society
LINK Contact: John Snyder, St. Gabriel Possenti Society, 202-239-8005, email@example.com
Georgia Right to Life Disappointed in Lawmakers' Failure to Pass Religious Liberty Measure
LINK Contact: Mike Griffin, Georgia Right to Life, 770-339-6880
Alabama-Based Foundation Carries Battle to Supreme Court
LINK Contact: Matt Kidd, 334-262-1245
IRD: Defend Christian Businesses Against 'Lynch Mobs' of Secular Groupthink
LINK "Future lynch mobs will target more Christian owned businesses for their refusal to comply with secular groupthink." -- IRD President Mark Tooley
March of Remembrance -- Denver, April 19, 2015
LINK Contact: Linda Hecker, Coordinator, 303-726-0283, firstname.lastname@example.org
TV Myths About the Death And Resurrection of Jesus (Easter Series, Part Three)
LINK Contact: Rick Dack, Defending the Bible Int'l., 763-913-0351
Kenya Attack Illustrates Threats Against Christians, Recalls Easter Hope
LINK Contact: Jeff Walton, Institute on Religion and Democracy, 202-682-4131, 202-413-5639 cell, jwalton@TheIRD.org
Indiana Pizza Store Under Fire
LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191 email@example.com NEW YORK, April 2, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- Bill Donohue comments on the hostile reaction to the owners of Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Indiana not to service gay weddings:
Armenian Genocide Centennial Peace March
LINK Armenian Genocide Centennial Peace March Announces Keynote Speakers
Indiana Gov. Pence Should Start Talking About Pro-Homosexual 'Discrimination' and Liberal Bigotry Against Christians
LINK Contact: Peter LaBarbera, Americans For Truth About Homosexuality, 312-324-3787, firstname.lastname@example.org; Twitter: @PeterLaBarbera OPINION, April 1, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- The following is submitted by Peter LaBarbera: