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Middle East nations experiencing spike in domestic abuse during lockdown

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As billions of people around the world are told to stay safe at home, many are finding that home is not always a safe place. Middle East Christian satellite broadcaster SAT-7 said ...

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Survey finds many parents to continue homeschooling after pandemic

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Many parents who are homeschooling out of necessity during the pandemic are finding that they actually prefer it. Forty percent of families surveyed are more likely to homeschool or virtual school after ...

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Rising optimism about economy bad news for Democrats in November

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Americans are famous for their optimism. What does that foretell for the economy and the 2020 election as the nation opens back up? The New York Times recently ran a piece declaring ...

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Names of hundreds of ‘Covid snitches’ released to public under sunshine law

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Across the nation, local and state governments have been encouraging the public to turn in their neighbors and family for not following social-distancing and other coronavirus rules. The practice is particularly widespread ...

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Digital evangelism explodes in popularity during coronavirus outbreak

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Christian Vision, a ministry that has focused on online digital evangelism for the past 10 years, has seen explosive growth in the use of its digital media. The organization is supporting churches ...

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Actor Jeff Goldblum criticized for questioning treatment of women under Islam

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Actor Jeff Goldblum is under fire for questioning Islam and how it treats women and gays. Speaking in a recent episode of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Goldblum asked a Muslim guest about the ...

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And stay out! Councilman says Samaritan’s Purse must leave New York City

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In his farewell address to the city at his Flushing Meadows crusade in 2005, the Rev. Billy Graham said, “I will be praying for New York every day when I leave here ...

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City drops ban on drive-in church after legal action

The Mississippi city that banned drive-in church services earlier this month due to the COVID-19 pandemic has issued a new order lifting the ban. The Greenville City Council lifted the ban after ...

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Televangelist Jim Bakker faces bankruptcy after promoting fraudulent Covid-19 cure

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Televangelist Jim Bakker, who is based in Branson, told viewers this week that his ministry is facing bankruptcy unless they purchase his products. Credit card processors refused to work with Bakker after ...

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Famous museums offer virtual tours of amazing exhibits

Although art museums are closed across the country, many have opened their collection to the public through virtual exhibits. The Covid 19 “stay-at-home” order is the perfect time to visit local, national and ...

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Pope Francis blames ‘environmental sins’ for coronavirus

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Environmental degradation is to blame for the coronavirus pandemic, according to Pope Francis, who is calling for a worldwide response to climate change. He made the remarks on the 50th anniversary of Earth ...

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High school students mock Auschwitz in ‘off to camp’ video

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Two high school students in Minnesota apologized for posting a clip on a popular video-sharing app that pokes fun at Jews who were sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp. In the TikTok ...

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Switzerland lights up Matterhorn mountain with U.S. flag in show of support

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Europeans are showing their support for the American people, including in Switzerland. The country has illuminated iconic Matterhorn mountain with the United States flag during the coronavirus pandemic. Zermatt Matterhorn posted a ...

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Poll: Americans feeling more optimistic about coronavirus situation

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Americans are not as depressed over the coronavirus as the media might have us think. The latest Gallup poll says 34 percent of Americans surveyed this past weekend view the coronavirus situation ...

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Experts offer encouragement to parents new to homeschooling

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Many parents are homeschooling now out of necessity instead of choice. Experts encourage them to give some grace to both their children and themselves. “As you start out, trying to juggle all ...

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Bible sales surge during pandemic

More Americans appear to be turning to God’s word for comfort and direction during the coronavirus pandemic. Bible publishing companies report increased bible sales. Tyndale House Publishers reported increased sales during the ...

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Strong majority of surveyed pastors believe current events sign of second coming

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Are current events lining up with what Jesus said would happen just before his second coming? That’s what the majority of pastors now say in a new poll from LifeWay Research. Over ...

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How are pastors handling ungathered worship?

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Pastors are used to thinking on their feet. Sermon prep is set aside when a beloved church member is injured and taken to the hospital. A carefully written prayer is discarded when ...

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Will drive-in church be the new normal during COVID-19 outbreak?

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Several churches are trying a new kind of service — one that is completely safe during the coronavirus pandemic. They’re calling it “drive-in church.” Paul Daugherty, pastor of Victory church in Tulsa, ...

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Most Americans don’t see Democratic candidates as very religious

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Religion has been a topic of conversation during the Democratic presidential primary, and some candidates have pointed out how their religious beliefs have shaped their political positions. But Americans don’t consider the Democratic candidates ...

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‘You end up destroying yourself’ says man who transitioned

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A man who transitioned and underwent surgery in an attempt to ‘change sex’ has shared his story to warn others. He says the experience left him “psychologically scarred” and “physically mutilated.” Marcus ...

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Pandemic causing outbreak of prayer

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More than half (55 percent) of American adults say they have prayed for an end to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new prayer survey by the Pew Research Center. Large majorities ...

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Idaho bans biological males from competing in women’s sports

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Women’s sports in Idaho will now be protected under a bill signed by Governor Brad Little (R.) on Monday. The Fairness in Women’s Sports Act prohibits biologically male students from participating in ...

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Jerry Falwell Jr. criticized for reopening dorms at Liberty University     

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Jerry Falwell Jr., president of Liberty University, has made the controversial decision to allow students to move back into campus dorms despite the coronavirus threat. “The university has decided to move most ...

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Attorney General and grocers association tackle price gouging

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Grocery store employees across the nation are going the extra mile to remain open and serve customers during the coronavirus pandemic. However, consumers are being asked to report any incidents of price ...

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