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-Supreme Court: WWI Memorial Cross Stays

Friday, June 21st, 2019

Yesterday (6/20/19) SCOTUS ruled that a WWI memorial cross on state land in Bladensburg, Maryland could stay where it was. From Christianity Today: On Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in favor of allowing a memorial cross to remain on a state-owned median in Bladensburg, Maryland, and declared that government efforts to maintain the landmark […]

-Supreme Court Throws Out Ruling Against Christian Bakers

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

The Supreme Court on Monday threw out a ruling against a Christian couple in Oregon who were fined for not baking a cake for a gay wedding. Here’s the story from the Christian Post: … the high court vacated an earlier ruling against Aaron and Melissa Klein, a Christian couple from Oregon who lost their […]

-Harvard Study: Religious Upbringing Better for Health and Well-Being of Children

Saturday, June 15th, 2019

Here’s a study from 2018 showing that raising children in a religion and attending weekly religious services produces young adults with greater overall happiness and well-being. From Charisma: The study, conducted by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and released last month (October 2018), shows a link between a religious upbringing and better […]

-President Roosevelt’s D-Day Prayer

Friday, June 7th, 2019

President Trump read FDR’s D-Day Prayer yesterday as part of the 75 year commemoration: "Almighty God: Our sons, pride of our Nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity … They will need Thy blessings … […]

-Congress Passes Act That Could Criminalize Biblical Christianity

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

Congress passed the so-called ‘Equality Act’ on Friday that many believe would criminalize Biblical Christianity if it were to become the law of the land. From Townhall: … It provides the state with the power to persecute anyone who won’t celebrate any aspect of the LGBTQ agenda. Far from merely expanding civil rights categories, it […]

-Chinese Officials Now Editing The Bible Out of Sermons

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

BIBLE “God made the Heaven and the Earth,” but that Biblical proclamation can no longer be preached or taught in a Chinese Christian church, according to Communist officials, since it is contrary to Chinese cultural traditions. From Christian Headlines: Chinese government officials…apparently editing the Bible out of sermons… A pastor in Shangqiu city in Henan […]

-New HHS Rules Protect Religious Freedom of Pro-Life Health Care Workers

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

The Trump administration Department of Health and Human services has finalized a new comprehensive set of rules and policies to protect the religious freedom and the conscience rights of pro-life health care workers and organizations. From Christianity Today: …the Trump Administration has formalized protections for those who decline to participate in certain medical treatments like […]

-Church Sues Washington State Over Forced Abortion Coverage

Friday, March 15th, 2019

                                                                                    (Image Source: Wikipedia) The State of Washington is forcing churches to provide for abortions in their health care package if they offer coverage for maternity care. State officials are literally forcing churches to provide for abortions or pay fines and even go to jail. Cedar Park Assembly of God Church in Seattle is suing […]

-Robot AI ‘god’ to Preach in a Japanese Temple?

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

A robot modeled after a Buddhist goddess is going to preach the teachings of Buddha at the Kodaiji Temple in the ancient city of Kyoto. From  Express: The humanoid robot is modeled after Kannon Bodhisattva, the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy. The robot’s name is Mindar and it gave its first speech on the Heart Sutra, […]

-Methodists Will Keep Traditional Views on Homosexuality and Marriage

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

The United Methodists voted at their General Conference this week in St. Louis, MO to Keep their traditional views and policies on homosexuality, marriage, and ordination. From the Christian Post: The United Methodist Church will maintain its official position that homosexuality is contrary to Christian teaching, in a decision following days of contentious debate over […]