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Tornado Hits Bryan, College Station Area in Texas: No Injuries, Deaths Reported; Videos and Photos Flood Social Media
LINK Several news outlets and social media accounts were reporting tornado activity at the Bryan/College Station area in Brazos County, Texas Thursday afternoon, May 26, 2016.

Billy Graham's Daughter: God Keeping My Father Alive Might Have Something to Do With the 'Return of Jesus'
LINK Billy Graham's daughter Anne Graham Lotz told a gathering of pastors Thursday that the 97-year-old legendary evangelist's vital signs are great and there must be a reason why God is keeping him alive.

Police Investigate Stabbing of Bible Inside Nebraska Church
LINK Just two weeks after residents in Nebraska reported the mystery of meat-wrapped knives found stabbed into trees, police are now investigating the stabbing of a Bible inside a church in Lincoln.

Bishop Eddie Long Refuses to Answer Whether He Had Sex With 4 Teen Boys
LINK Televangelist Bishop Eddie Long of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia, has refused to answer whether the 2010 accusations against him that he had sex with four teens are true.

Mother Sues Church for Not Reporting 6-Y-O Daughter's Claim Father Raped Her
LINK An Oregon church is now facing a $5.2 million lawsuit from a heartbroken mother alleging officials there failed to report her 6-year-old daughter's confession that her biological father repeatedly raped her during visitation that resulted in her eventual contraction of oral and genital herpes.

Franklin Graham Rails Against $60K Awarded to Transgender Teacher Offended by Pronouns
LINK Evangelical preacher the Rev. Fanklin Graham has railed against a $60,000 award given to a fifth grade transgender teacher in Oregon who says she was harassed and "misgendered" by coworkers.

Atheist Drops Lawsuit Against Texas Church Building America's Tallest Cross
LINK An atheist activist who brought legal action against a Texas church to stop the construction of a 230-foot cross on its property, has agreed to dismiss his case in a "settlement," after the church counter-sued the atheist.

LGBT Activists Push Dallas to Sever Ties With Robert Jeffress' Over Religious Freedom Stance
LINK LGBT activists are calling on the city of Dallas to sever a partnership with prominent Baptist megachurch Pastor Robert Jeffress and First Baptist Dallas after he asserted last Monday that businesses that oppose religious freedom bills are a greater "threat" than the Islamic State.

University of Miami Establishes Chair for Study of Atheism With $2.2M Gift From Wealthy Atheist
LINK After years of discussion, the University of Miami has accepted a $2.2 million gift from a wealthy atheist to endow what it says is America's first academic chair "for the study of atheism, humanism and secular ethics."

This New Religion Is Causing an Existential Crisis at American Colleges and Universities, NYU Prof Says
LINK There's a new religion exploding on the campuses of American universities and colleges, says Thomas Cooley professor of ethical leadership at New York University, Jonathan Haidt. And if it isn't stopped, it might just be better to shut them all down in the next 10 or 20 years.

Perry Noble Says Trump Having to 'Prove Himself' to Evangelicals is 'Hypocrisy;' Turns Down 'Inquisition'
LINK Pastor Perry Noble of NewSpring megachurch in South Carolina has revealed that he received an invitation to attend the highly publicized meeting of 500 evangelical leaders with Donald Trump in New York on June 21, but is turning it down.

Robert Jeffress Asks: What Parent Wants Hairy-Legged Men Showering With Their Daughters?
LINK Pastor Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, says big corporations that are boycotting states that ban men from going into womens' bathrooms are a greater threat to religious freedom in America than the Islamic State terror group.

Death Penalty Sought for Dylann Roof in Shooting Massacre at Emanuel AME Church
LINK Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a white man accused of killing nine black parishioners in a racially motivated attack at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, last June, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday.

Nation's Largest Atheist Group Files Complaint Against Christian School for Policy on LGBT Acts
LINK An atheist group filed a complaint against a Wisconsin-based Christian school for its decision to punish students who openly express transgender or homosexual behaviors.

Baylor University Reportedly Fires President Ken Starr Over Football Team Rape Scandal
LINK Baylor University, a private Baptist institution known for both its athletic teams and research, reportedly fired its six-year school President Ken Starr on Tuesday.

Planned Parenthood Lawyer Admits DA Turned Over Confidential Docs to Thwart Baby Body Parts Investigation
LINK A lawyer representing indicted pro-life activist David Daleiden says a Planned Parenthood lawyer accused of colluding with prosecutors to secure the indictment has admitted that a Houston-area district attorney's office shared "confidential" documents with him about the case.

Franklin Graham: Target CEO in Denial as Stocks Tank $10B Over Transgender Bathroom Policy
LINK The Rev. Franklin Graham says Target CEO Brian Cornell in denial over the reason for the company's plunging stock prices, insisting that the conservative boycott against the retailer's transgender bathroom policies is playing a key role.

Pastor, 3 Sons Killed in Crash After Bible College Graduation; Wife and Daughter Critical
LINK Just hours after he celebrated his graduation from a local Bible college with his family, a Texas pastor and his three sons were killed in a grisly crash on Saturday that also left his wife and daughter in critical condition while his mother is expected to survive injuries.

Ohio Valedictorian Leads Lord's Prayer With Graduates Defying Atheist Group's Lawsuit Threat
LINK East Liverpool High School was forced by an atheist group to turn away from its 70-year-old tradition of singing the Lord's Prayer at graduation, but the valedictorian chose to lead the class in a recitation of the Christian prayer during the ceremony.

Ken Ham Invites Bill Nye to Tour Ark Encounter, Life-Sized Noah's Ark
LINK Creationist Ken Ham has invited Bill Nye, known as "The Science Guy," to tour the Ark Encounter in Kentucky, the life-size Noah's Ark replica that is due to open on July 7, explaining that he wants to be friends with Nye, not adversaries.

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Title: Putting the brakes on 'fundamental transformation' LINK

Description: Hillary Clinton supporters were downplaying yesterday's Inspector General report finding she mishandled her email server.

Author: Steve Jordahl
Published: Thu, 26 May 2016

Title: Is listening to conservatives 'trending' now? LINK

Description: A conservative leader who attended the meeting with Facebook executives last week says the meeting created results.

Author: Steve Jordahl
Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

Title: Trump, Clinton urged to heed 'la familia' LINK

Description: Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and frontrunning Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton both took one step closer in Tuesday night’s Washington primaries toward officially representing their respective parties at the upcoming conventions in July.

Author: Michael F. Haverluck
Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

Title: Better job prospects for college grads, but more debt LINK

Description: A Christian human rights group is concerned that a Sudanese pastor could soon be facing the death penalty. 

Author: Bill Bumpas
Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

Title: School board breaks state law by altering discrimination policy LINK

Description: A legal firm fighting for religious rights is taking its case against a Virginia school board all the way to the state supreme court.

Author: Bob Kellogg
Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

Title: Pro-lifer drops 'b' word on politicking Planned Parenthood LINK

Description: Abortion giant Planned Parenthood is being called to task for its political involvement. 

Author: Charlie Butts
Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

Title: Will new governor throw school choice under the bus? LINK

Description: Coming on the heels of the Louisiana governor's plan to sharply curtail the state's school-choice program, a survey finds a strong majority of parents like the program. 

Author: Bob Kellogg
Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

Title: MS pastors: We back bill that backs 1st Amendment LINK

Description: Baptist pastors in Mississippi have signed their names to a letter defending the state's new religious freedom law that was the subject of left-wing attacks and media criticism. 

Author: Bill Bumpas,Billy Davis
Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

Title: Cross construction to continue in Corpus Christi LINK

Description: The attorney general for the Virgin Islands may have dropped his subpoena of the Competitive Enterprise Institute but the legal battle isn't over.

Author: Chris Woodward
Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

Title: All a-Twitter over e-cigs LINK

Description: A critic of new FDA regulations on e-cigarettes is still waiting to hear back from Twitter.

Author: Chris Woodward
Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

Title: At issue: Medicine's role in disarming America LINK

Description: It's a situation that's been going on for several years: doctors asking patients about gun ownership. A physician who also happens to be a heavily decorated military veteran says you don't have to dig deep to find out why.

Author: Chris Woodward
Published: Tue, 24 May 2016

Title: Talk against global warming? Nah, can't have it LINK

Description: Skepticism of man-made climate change and its causes won't be taught in Portland, Oregon's schools – causing some observers to say it's "anti-education" to deliberately block debate on the issue.

Author: Chris Woodward
Published: Tue, 24 May 2016

Title: A ray of hope in a Nigerian forest LINK

Description: Human rights groups are celebrating news that one of the Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram more than two years ago has been rescued.

Author: Bill Bumpas
Published: Tue, 24 May 2016

Title: OneNewsNow.com Front Page Stories LINK

Description: Front Page Stories


Title: Putting the brakes on 'fundamental transformation' LINK

Description: Hillary Clinton supporters were downplaying yesterday's Inspector General report finding she mishandled her email server.

Author: Steve Jordahl
Published: Thu, 26 May 2016

Title: Is listening to conservatives 'trending' now? LINK

Description: A conservative leader who attended the meeting with Facebook executives last week says the meeting created results.

Author: Steve Jordahl
Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

Title: Trump, Clinton urged to heed 'la familia' LINK

Description: Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and frontrunning Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton both took one step closer in Tuesday night’s Washington primaries toward officially representing their respective parties at the upcoming conventions in July.

Author: Michael F. Haverluck
Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

Title: Better job prospects for college grads, but more debt LINK

Description: A Christian human rights group is concerned that a Sudanese pastor could soon be facing the death penalty. 

Author: Bill Bumpas
Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

Title: School board breaks state law by altering discrimination policy LINK

Description: A legal firm fighting for religious rights is taking its case against a Virginia school board all the way to the state supreme court.

Author: Bob Kellogg
Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

Title: Pro-lifer drops 'b' word on politicking Planned Parenthood LINK

Description: Abortion giant Planned Parenthood is being called to task for its political involvement. 

Author: Charlie Butts
Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

Title: Will new governor throw school choice under the bus? LINK

Description: Coming on the heels of the Louisiana governor's plan to sharply curtail the state's school-choice program, a survey finds a strong majority of parents like the program. 

Author: Bob Kellogg
Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

Title: MS pastors: We back bill that backs 1st Amendment LINK

Description: Baptist pastors in Mississippi have signed their names to a letter defending the state's new religious freedom law that was the subject of left-wing attacks and media criticism. 

Author: Bill Bumpas,Billy Davis
Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

Title: Cross construction to continue in Corpus Christi LINK

Description: The attorney general for the Virgin Islands may have dropped his subpoena of the Competitive Enterprise Institute but the legal battle isn't over.

Author: Chris Woodward
Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

Title: All a-Twitter over e-cigs LINK

Description: A critic of new FDA regulations on e-cigarettes is still waiting to hear back from Twitter.

Author: Chris Woodward
Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

Title: At issue: Medicine's role in disarming America LINK

Description: It's a situation that's been going on for several years: doctors asking patients about gun ownership. A physician who also happens to be a heavily decorated military veteran says you don't have to dig deep to find out why.

Author: Chris Woodward
Published: Tue, 24 May 2016

Title: Talk against global warming? Nah, can't have it LINK

Description: Skepticism of man-made climate change and its causes won't be taught in Portland, Oregon's schools – causing some observers to say it's "anti-education" to deliberately block debate on the issue.

Author: Chris Woodward
Published: Tue, 24 May 2016

Title: A ray of hope in a Nigerian forest LINK

Description: Human rights groups are celebrating news that one of the Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram more than two years ago has been rescued.

Author: Bill Bumpas
Published: Tue, 24 May 2016

Title: OneNewsNow.com Front Page Stories LINK

Description: Front Page Stories


Title: Putting the brakes on 'fundamental transformation' LINK

Description: Hillary Clinton supporters were downplaying yesterday's Inspector General report finding she mishandled her email server.

Author: Steve Jordahl
Published: Thu, 26 May 2016

Title: Is listening to conservatives 'trending' now? LINK

Description: A conservative leader who attended the meeting with Facebook executives last week says the meeting created results.

Author: Steve Jordahl
Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

Title: Trump, Clinton urged to heed 'la familia' LINK

Description: Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and frontrunning Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton both took one step closer in Tuesday night’s Washington primaries toward officially representing their respective parties at the upcoming conventions in July.

Author: Michael F. Haverluck
Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

Title: Better job prospects for college grads, but more debt LINK

Description: A Christian human rights group is concerned that a Sudanese pastor could soon be facing the death penalty. 

Author: Bill Bumpas
Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

Title: School board breaks state law by altering discrimination policy LINK

Description: A legal firm fighting for religious rights is taking its case against a Virginia school board all the way to the state supreme court.

Author: Bob Kellogg
Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

Title: Pro-lifer drops 'b' word on politicking Planned Parenthood LINK

Description: Abortion giant Planned Parenthood is being called to task for its political involvement. 

Author: Charlie Butts
Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

Title: Will new governor throw school choice under the bus? LINK

Description: Coming on the heels of the Louisiana governor's plan to sharply curtail the state's school-choice program, a survey finds a strong majority of parents like the program. 

Author: Bob Kellogg
Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

Title: MS pastors: We back bill that backs 1st Amendment LINK

Description: Baptist pastors in Mississippi have signed their names to a letter defending the state's new religious freedom law that was the subject of left-wing attacks and media criticism. 

Author: Bill Bumpas,Billy Davis
Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

Title: Cross construction to continue in Corpus Christi LINK

Description: The attorney general for the Virgin Islands may have dropped his subpoena of the Competitive Enterprise Institute but the legal battle isn't over.

Author: Chris Woodward
Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

Title: All a-Twitter over e-cigs LINK

Description: A critic of new FDA regulations on e-cigarettes is still waiting to hear back from Twitter.

Author: Chris Woodward
Published: Wed, 25 May 2016

Title: At issue: Medicine's role in disarming America LINK

Description: It's a situation that's been going on for several years: doctors asking patients about gun ownership. A physician who also happens to be a heavily decorated military veteran says you don't have to dig deep to find out why.

Author: Chris Woodward
Published: Tue, 24 May 2016

Title: Talk against global warming? Nah, can't have it LINK

Description: Skepticism of man-made climate change and its causes won't be taught in Portland, Oregon's schools – causing some observers to say it's "anti-education" to deliberately block debate on the issue.

Author: Chris Woodward
Published: Tue, 24 May 2016

Title: A ray of hope in a Nigerian forest LINK

Description: Human rights groups are celebrating news that one of the Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram more than two years ago has been rescued.

Author: Bill Bumpas
Published: Tue, 24 May 2016

News from Christian News Wire 27 May 2016



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

Knights of Columbus CEO Carl Anderson to Congress: Indigenous Christian Communities in Iraq and Syria Face Extinction
LINK United States Should Take Key Actions to Avert this TragedyContact: Andrew Walther, 203-752-4253, Andrew.walther@kofc.org; Joe Cullen, 203-800-4923, joseph.cullen@kofc.org; both with Knights of Columbus WASHINGTON, May 26, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- Knights of Columbus CEO Carl Anderson testified today before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, describin Source: Knights of Columbus

President Bush, Patriarch Ilia, Levan Vasadze, and Dr. Carlson Inspire Over 2,000 Delegates at World Congress of Families X in Tbilisi, Georgia
LINK Contact: Larry Jacobs, Managing Director, World Congress of Families, 815-997-7106, media@worldcongress.org

United in Purpose & My Faith Votes Organize 'A Conversation with Donald Trump and Ben Carson'
LINK Over 500 Conservative Christian Leaders to Gather in NYC June 21 for Invitation-Only Private Meeting with TrumpContact: Larry Ross, 972-267-1111, alr@alarryross.com WOODSIDE, Calif., May 25, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- United in Purpose and My Faith Votes today jointly announced the collaborative organization of "A Conversation About America's Future with Donald Trump and Ben Carson," to be held June 21, 2016 in New York City.Carson, My Faith Votes honorary chair, will give lead Source: A. Larry Ross Communications

Catholic Bishop Dominique Rey of France Praises World Congress of Families, 'A Sign of Hope for Our Post-Modern Societies'
LINK French Catholic bishop declares that, "The defense of family is one of the points on which the Catholic Church would like to collaborate with other churches and confessions."

Evangelist Alveda C. King: There is a Battle for the Seed in the Toilets
LINK Contact: Dianne Rogers, 615-414-8807

Rally to Support Chief Justice Roy Moore
LINK Contact: Rev. Rusty Lee Thomas, 254-715-3134

President George W. Bush Given the 'Family and Democracy' Pro-Life Award at World Congress of Families X, Tbilisi, Georgia
LINK Contact: Levan Vasadze, Chairman, World Congress of Families X, 815-997-7106, media@worldcongress.org  TBILISI, Georgia, May 18, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- Former U.S. President George W. Bush was honored with the "FAMLIA ET CIVITAS - Family and Democracy" Pro-Life Award at the World Congress of Families X in Tbilisi, Georgia (www.worldcongress.ge).  The theme of the Tenth Jubilee, World Congress of Families X was "Civilization at The Crossroads: The Natural Famil Source: World Congress of Families

Va. Beach Art Museum Gets Cute
LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org

Give Hope to Refugees in Syria: Pioneers USA Launches Crowdfunding Campaign, Just $10 to Participate
LINK Contact: Matt Green, 321-231-5624

Montgomery Foundation Addresses Little Sisters Decision
LINK Contact: John Eidsmoe, 334-262-1245

Reach Beyond Names New President
LINK Rev. Steve Harling to Head Global Outreach Ministry

Religious Leaders Collaborate to Defend the Family at World Congress of Families X; Bishop Dominique Rey of France Provides Support and Encouragement
LINK French Catholic Bishop Calls the Congress of "A Sign of Hope for Our Post-Modern Societies" and says that, "The defense of family is one of the points on which the Catholic Church would like to collaborate with other churches and confessions."

President George W. Bush to Welcome Delegates to World Congress of Families X, Tbilisi, Georgia on Monday, May 16
LINK Contact: Larry Jacobs, Manager, World Congress of Families, 815-997-7106, media@worldcongress.org TBILISI, Georgia May 13, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- The following is the text of the welcome message from President George W. Bush to be delivered to the delegates of the World Congress of Families X at the Opening Ceremony on May 16:

Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission at Fault for Politically-Motivated Charges Against Chief Justice Roy Moore, Says Local Organization
LINK Contact: Tom Ford, 334-220-2319

Since the 2003 Olympic Acceptance of Transgenders, Steve McConkey has Fought the Wildfire
LINK Contact: 4 WINDS, 608-469-7956

Obama's Bathroom Bullies
LINK Contact: Karen England, Privacy for All, 775-737-6616SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 13, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- In its latest effort to create new law, the Obama administration is issuing a decree telling all public school districts to allow students to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity, even if that is opposite of their biological gender."The Administration is equating gender identity with biological gender," said Karen England, spokesperson for Privacy For All.&n Source: Privacy For All Students

Gender Identity vs. Reality
LINK Contact: 757-375-6444, LaToya@ewjackson.com OPINION, May 13, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- The following is submitted by E.W. Jackson:

American Family Association Meets with Target Senior Management About Its War on Women and Girls; Delivers One Million Petition Signatures
LINK Contact: Deborah Hamilton, 215-815-7716, Media@HamiltonStrategies.com

Coptic Solidarity Announces 7th Annual Conference Amidst Efforts to Thwart Awareness of the Event
LINK Contact: Lindsay Vessey, Coprtic Solidarity, 801-512-1713, coptadvocacy@copticsolidarity.org WASHINGTON, May 12, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- Coptic Solidarity will host its 7th Annual Conference in Washington, DC June 9-10, 2016.  The conference theme is The Future of Egypt's Religious Minorities: Status of Copts after Two Revolutions. A Policy Day will be hosted at the Reserve Officer Association in the Minuteman Ballroom on June 9th from 11:00AM 5:30PM followed by a ba Source: Coptic Solidarity

'One-Sided Neutrality': Facebook Suppression of Conservative News is Part of Censorship Pattern, NRB Says
LINK Contact: James A. Smith Sr., National Religious Broadcasters, 202-999-8714, jsmith@nrb.org  WASHINGTON, May 10, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- Revelations that Facebook regularly suppresses conservative news websites from its trending section is just the latest example of a pattern of censorship by the social media behemoth, according Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of National Religious Broadcasters."It's time for Facebook to face the facts," Johnson said Source: National Religious Broadcasters


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