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Catholic university refuses to issue religious vaccine exemptions

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A Catholic university is refusing to issue its own students religious exemptions for the Covid vaccine. Creighton University in Nebraska is now being sued for violations of religious freedoms. The lawsuit was ...

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Christian alternatives filling void as Boy and Girl Scouts shrink

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As Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts see steady drops in membership, several Christian alternatives are flourishing. For years, the Boy Scouts have been mired in controversy that has caused numbers to plummet. ...

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Palestinian student removes 9/11 memorial flags on university campus

Fadel Alkilani, student union vice president of finance at Washington University in St. Louis, removed nearly 3,000 flags commemorating the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The Young America’s Foundation placed the flags ...

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College of the Ozarks fighting policy that mandates coed housing

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The College of the Ozarks near Branson is leading a fight over government policy prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The Biden policy forces colleges, including private Christian colleges, ...

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Democrats spar with Missouri Governor over removal of homosexual history exhibit

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The war of words over a homosexual exhibit at the Missouri Capitol is heating up. Gov. Mike Parson said it was taken down after he received complaints and because it wasn’t approved ...

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“We will not comply” has a proud history in America’s social struggles

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In response to the COVID-19 lockdowns and mandates, the phrase “we will not comply” and sentiments of civil disobedience have become increasingly popular. Parents at school board meetings have been chanting the ...

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Atheist elected president of chaplains at Harvard

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The newest president of chaplains at Harvard University doesn’t believe in God. Greg Epstein, an atheist and humanist chaplain who says he doesn’t look to God but people for answers, was elected ...

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1776 Action designates September as Patriotic Education Month

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September has been designated Patriotic Education Month by 1776 Action, an organization influenced by former President Donald Trump. The objective is to counter false and misleading accounts of American history in schools. ...

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Are sex and gender the same thing?

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It has become a common assumption today that sex and gender are two different things. The new gender orthodoxy simplistically asserts, “Sex is what’s between your legs. Gender is what’s between your ...

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Chaucer, author of The Canterbury Tales, faces cancel culture

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Spying is a risky profession. For the 14th-century English undercover agent-turned-poet Geoffrey Chaucer, the dangers – at least to his reputation – continue to surface centuries after his death. In his July 2021 essay for ...

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In Moscow, Idaho, ‘Christian Reconstructionists’ thrive amid Evangelical turmoil

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Evangelical groups in the U.S. are facing dwindling numbers. And a messy cultural fight over the direction of the movement might serve to drive further defections. But while some of the largest Protestant denominations in ...

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After preventing it, judge allows unvaccinated mom to see her son

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An Illinois judge on Monday reversed his earlier controversial decision to ban an unvaccinated mom from seeing her 11-year-old son. Cook County Judge James Shapiro had granted custody of the boy to ...

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VA Supreme Court: Public School wrongly suspended teacher who criticized gender rules

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The Virginia Supreme Court issued an order reaffirming that a school teacher was wrongly suspended for objecting to new gender pronoun policies in his school district. The ruling supports a lower court’s ...

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Court fines Hobby Lobby for transgender restroom policy

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Hobby Lobby has been fined $220,000 for requiring a transgender woman to use a unisex restroom. The unanimous decision by a three-judge Illinois state appeals court panel upheld a ruling by the state’s ...

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What successful people with disabilities can teach us about victimhood

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Take a second or two to think about successful people with disabilities. How many names from the fields of politics, sports, music, business, science or from movies – dead or alive – ...

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Missouri parent censored by nextdoor.com over mask posts

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The social media platform Nextdoor.com censored Missouri parent John McCollum for sharing his opinions about mask mandates and the teaching of critical race theory. “I only got onto Nextdoor to share a ...

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Young and secular are least vaccinated, not Evangelicals as media reports

(ANALYSIS) As the delta variant has caused COVID-19 to surge again in the United States, there’s been a flurry of attention paid to the share of Americans who have chosen to forgo ...

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Maverick City Music is bringing gospel to a new generation

Christian artists seldom top secular charts or appear on Times Square billboards. The contemporary Gospel band Maverick City Music has done both, resonating with a cultural moment outside the pews. Many have ...

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Seminary leader under fire for exposing woke critical race theory in churches

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Owen Strachan, provost and theology professor at Grace Bible Theological Seminary, has come under fire for criticizing woke politics in Christian churches and organizations. He began to notice high-profile pastors and popular ...

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In California, gender ‘equity’ means free menstrual products…for men

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California legislators are pushing through a bill requiring community colleges, state universities, middle and high schools to provide free menstrual products for men. The legislation mandates the products be free and offered ...

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Census data point to rebound in number of two-parent families

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The traditional two-parent family is making a comeback, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. In the mid-2000’s, only about two-thirds of families included both mother and father in the home, ...

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Charitable giving hit record high in 2020

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A report on American philanthropy released this week revealed that charitable giving in the U.S. reached record levels last year — in spite of an economy that saw paychecks slashed and unemployment ...

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Kansas City school district teaches critical race theory and 1619 Project

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Kansas City is the only school district in Missouri that reported using a curriculum that both teaches lessons about critical race theory and includes the 1619 Project, a recent survey found. Two ...

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Missouri school district spent $15,000 on critical race theory curriculum

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Just a week after Gov. Mike Parson said Missouri was not teaching critical race theory,  a St. Louis-area school district is preparing to do just that. The district paid $15,000 for curriculum ...

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Did the purity movement miss the mark?

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There is no doubt that many Christians were injured by the so-called Purity Culture movement, however well-intentioned it may have been. Some were under the misimpression that if they stayed pure before ...

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