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Former church buildings finding new life as breweries

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As the number of small breweries nationwide increases, some owners are finding homes in unexpected places. While controversial, it’s part of a trend of new uses for abandoned houses of worship. The ...

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The Satanic Temple sues school district over denial of club

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The Satanic Temple has filed a civil lawsuit against a Pennsylvania elementary school after the school turned down a request to form an after-school Satan Club. The proposed club for Northern Elementary ...

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Biden says Roe v. Wade agrees with “mainstream religions”

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President Joe Biden has weighed in on the abortion debate by saying mainstream religions agree with Roe v. Wade and support taking the life of a pre-born child. “Roe says what all ...

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Franklin Graham among those commenting on leaked Roe v. Wade ruling

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Franklin Graham has joined thousands of Christian leaders and pro-life supporters voicing support for the apparent decision by the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade. Franklin wrote on Facebook: “Praise God! ...

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Breaking: Leaked Report Shows SCOTUS Has Overturned Roe v. Wade

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A majority of the Supreme Court is set to overturn the right to abortion established in the Roe v. Wade decision of 1973, according to an initial draft majority opinion obtained by Politico ...

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Subway pulls ad in face of growing boycott, store closures

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Fast-food chain Subway has quietly pulled advertisements featuring Megan Rapinoe in the face of a growing boycott. Rapinoe, who served as captain of the U.S. Women’s Soccer team at the Tokyo Olympics, ...

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Supreme Court rules unanimously in favor of Christian flag, speech

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In a rare unanimous decision the Supreme Court ruled in favor of religious speech on May 2. The case involved the city of Boston refusing a Christian flag to fly at city ...

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Jews, Christians respond to Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s tweet

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The war of words between Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Christians continues to heat up. Omar, a Muslim, commented on a viral video showing a man playing guitar and leading airline passengers ...

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Social media loses popularity among younger generations

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As concerns about the negative impact of social media on young people continue, the popularity of the apps is waning. Those born in the late 1990s and early 200s are turning their ...

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Enough fentanyl to kill 20 million Americans seized

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Enough opioid fentanyl to kill 20 million Americans–has been seized in California. The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) on April 23 seized the drug, in a massive law enforcement operation. “ACSO detectives ...

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Large Methodist Church in Oklahoma disaffiliates from denomination over doctrinal issues

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The controversy dividing the United Methodist Church continues as a large congregation in Tulsa changed its name. Asbury United Methodist Church is now officially called Asbury Church, the megachurch said in a statement on ...

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Missouri House advances bill to allow local votes on protecting women’s sports

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Missouri residents are one step closer to being able to decide if biological male athletes can compete on K-12 girls’ sports teams. The Missouri House voted 89-40 in favor of adding Republican ...

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How Christians can help shape the broader culture, not just their own

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Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but when Christians imitate culture or some popular movements, the results are often not very flattering. I’m evangelical, and there are many flattering things ...

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Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly vetoes transgender sports ban, parental bill of rights

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Governor Laura Kelly continues to come under heat after she vetoed multiple bills last week, including the “Parents’ Bill of Rights” and a transgender sports ban, the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act. The Fairness ...

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Netflix loses historic number of subscribers from sharing, boycott

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Boycotts, account sharing, and streaming competition has led Netflix to lose subscribers for the first time in over a decade. The streaming service made the announcement to investors on April 19. It ...

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National Faith at Work Summit in Kansas City April 28, 29

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“We’re in a culture war that continues to undermine our Christian faith in the workplace,” states Mike Willich, Director of Network Engagement with Unconventional Business Network (UBN). Willich is one of a ...

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Americans less likely to support Disney after its opposition to Florida parental rights law

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Disney may pay a steep price for opposing Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Act. Nearly seven in 10 likely American voters said they are less likely to do business with Disney as ...

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Warner Bros. Won’t Say Gay in China

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It is beyond ironic that, at the very same time Disney is using all its might to oppose Florida’s Education Bill (falsely named the “Don’t Say Gay Bill”), Warner Bros. has announced ...

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‘Father Stu’ is one of the best faith-based films ever, but will people see it?

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“Father Stu” nails the faith-based formula better than maybe any other faith-based film. But it remains to be seen if audiences will come out to see a faith-based film with so much ...

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Hundreds gather at Disney Studios to protest company’s woke agenda

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More than 500 people gathered in front of Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, Calif., this week to speak out against the company’s woke agenda. Organized by Sean Feucht and his Hold the Line team, ...

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Medical marijuana sales in Missouri reach $1 million daily

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Cannabis sales in Missouri averaged about $1 million a day in March. The long-term effects of what’s called “medical marijuana” have some concerned, even while its benefits as a treatment for chronic ...

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Elon Musk’s investment in Twitter may help restore free speech

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Twitter has suspended the accounts of numerous Christian and conservative leaders in recent months. Some are optimistic that its policies may change with entrepreneur Elon Musk becoming its largest shareholder and joining ...

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Church attendance has plateaued even as COVID restrictions disappear

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Church attendance nationwide has leveled off as more congregations have lifted COVID-19 meeting restrictions and safety precautions, according to a Pew Research Center study. In July 2020, a few months after the ...

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CU Rise campaign is Good News for Harvard, Yale, Princeton and other Ivy League schools

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Christian students at ten of the nation’s most influential universities are being challenged to share the gospel more boldly, strategically, and frequently than ever. The effort is called “CU Rise,” and is ...

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Former Disney child star Cole Sprouse outs company’s sexualization of actors

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As criticism from within and without Disney grows over its objection to Florida’s anti-sexual grooming law, former Disney child star Cole Sprouse says he saw the sexualization of children first-hand. Sprouse, now ...

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