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Idaho bans biological males form 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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‘Terrified’ emergency room nurse pleads with public to get serious over coronavirus

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A Kansas City nurse’s Facebook post has gone viral around the world for her scolding of those not taking the coronavirus situation seriously. The nurse, who works in an emergency room, does ...

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Traditional marriage Methodist churches may leave denomination

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As the fallout continues over the issue of homosexuality in the United Methodist Church, a number of churches are considering starting a new denomination based on a traditional interpretation of scripture. A ...

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Episcopal Church disciplines Bishop for supporting Biblical marriage

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The United States Episcopal Church is disciplining one of its bishops because he upholds the biblical position on sex and marriage. Bishop William Love, of Albany, has been accused of violating canon ...

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Gender-neutral passports rejected by British court

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Britain’s Court of Appeal has rejected a woman’s claim that would have forced ‘non-gendered’ to appear on UK passports. Christie Elan-Cane is female but believes it is discriminatory that the Passport Office ...

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Number of practicing Christians continues decline in U.S.

U.S. churches will have to adjust to new data that show that the number of practicing Christians continues to decline. Practicing Christians are now a much smaller segment of the entire population, ...

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African Americans rethinking their political loyalty

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More than half of African Americans responding to a recent poll said the Democratic Party is not paying enough attention to their needs. For decades, African Americans have been a key voting ...

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Missouri bill would require schools to notify parents about sexual material in classroom

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A bill being considered in the Missouri Legislature would require public school districts to inform parents if sexually oriented material is being taught. The Missouri House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee is ...

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German high court blocks attempt to enshrine Sharia law

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Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court has blocked an attempt to institute Sharia law. The ruling states that the constitutionally guaranteed religious freedoms of Muslims can be curtailed if public displays of religiosity — ...

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Prayer walk planned before drag queen library protest at capitol

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Concerned Women for America is holding prayer walk in the Missouri capitol rotunda before and during a drag queen protest on Saturday. CWA is supporting the public’s right to influence library programming ...

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Barna study: Adults still find church attendance relevant

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The Barna research organization, which specializes in issues of faith, reveals in a new study that that practicing Christians and churched adults still enjoy gathering and worshiping in church. The younger generation? ...

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U.S. Supreme Court to hear case involving adoptions to same-sex couples

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The U.S. Supreme Court this week agreed to hear a case that could determine if faith-based adoption agencies can decline to place children in same-sex homes because of the agency’s religious beliefs. ...

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Support of same-sex marriage surges among mainline pastors

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Almost one-half of pastors of mainline Protestant churches say they support same-sex marriage, according to a new survey from LifeWay Research. However, support remains low among evangelical pastors. The poll of 1,000 ...

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Biola University opens museum of Christian nostalgia and culture

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Anyone who grew up in church has fond memories of things like the old flannel graphs that were used to teach Bible lessons to kids. Biola University in Southern California recently opened ...

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Worst passwords for 2019 – which one did you use?

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For what seems like the umpteenth time, “123456” and “password” are in the top five most commonly used passwords again this year, according to SplashData, who evaluates millions of leaked passwords each ...

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Bill in Missouri Legislature would redefine marriage as a civil union

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A Missouri state representative is drawing fire from both sides of the political spectrum over his bill that would change the legal definition of marriage to that of a civil union. Supporters ...

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Biological male to compete as woman in USA Olympic trials

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A biologically male marathon runner who identifies as a woman is set to compete in the USA Olympic trials later this month. Megan Youngren “is set to make history on Feb. 29 ...

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Virtual reality being developed to spread the gospel

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Virtual reality can entertain but can it effectively spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ? It can according to Cooke Media Group, winner of the NRB 2020 Media Award for Best Long-Form Video. ...

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Democrat legislators in Virginia walk out on black pastor’s prayer

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Praying about abortion and traditional marriage didn’t sit well with Democrat members of the Virginia House of Delegates this week. Democrats, who won control of the legislature last November, walked off the ...

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‘Watered-down’ gospel a concern of 72% of pastors

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New research from the Barna organization finds that a “watered-down” gospel and an increasingly secular culture is a growing concern of pastors. The prevalence of a “watered-down” gospel and the culture’s shift ...

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Study: Ringing a cancer bell at end of treatment does more harm than good

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We’ve all seen the commercials. A cancer patient rings a bell, triumphantly proclaiming they’ve “beat” cancer. But is that celebratory moment doing more harm than good? Since 1996, the practice has become ...

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Chiefs Coach ready for White House visit

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A presidential invitation to visit the White House has long been a tradition for championship sports teams. The Kansas City Royals traveled there after they won the 2015 World Series when Barack ...

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Sunday’s game will be Super Bowl of gambling as well as football

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Gambling and sports are now big business. Around three million Americans will wager approximately $6.8 billon on this Sunday’s Super Bowl game between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers, according ...

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