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Death of megachurch pastor near St. Louis ruled a suicide

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The death of Darrin Patrick, pastor of Seacoast Church in Pacific, Mo., has officially been ruled a suicide. Patrick died May 7 from a gunshot wound. According to Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, ...

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Kansas City-St. Joseph Catholic Diocese ends ‘The Catholic Key’ newspaper

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The Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph no longer has its own newspaper. “The Catholic Key” has stopped publication. “The Catholic Key” had been published since 1968, and the 27 counties in ...

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US may ban communist Chinese app TikTok over security concerns

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TikTok, the social media app gaining popularity in the U.S. and around the world, may soon be banned. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said late on Monday that the United States is ...

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Inner city pastors seek solutions as murders spike

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Pastors in the inner city continue to pray against violence as the murder toll climbs in Kansas City. Two more people were shot and killed over the July 4 weekend as the ...

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Media hated Trump Mount Rushmore Speech while public applauded

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President Trump’s Independence Day speech was met with cheers from the right and derision from the left.  Media critics are wondering if news outlets actually watched the speech before commenting on it. ...

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Supreme Court unanimously upholds ‘faithless elector’ laws

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The Supreme Court has unanimously affirmed the constitutionality of “faithless elector” laws that allow states to fine or remove Electoral College members who fail to vote for the presidential candidate they were pledged to ...

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Churches getting creative in holding VBS this summer

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Across America, Vacation Bible School is a summer tradition. The ongoing pandemic has left many churches scrambling to find safe ways to continue VBS, giving kids access to a familiar summer activity ...

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Dennis Prager challenges Christians to rise to the occasion during turbulent times

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Current events are testing the seriousness of American Christians, talk-show host and columnist Dennis Prager wrote in a column on “The Daily Wire”. “People look back in time and wonder how religious ...

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo receives Friends of Zion Award

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, former Kansas congressman, earlier this week was awarded the Friends of Zion Award. The award was commissioned by the late Shimon Peres, the ninth President of the ...

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Weekend shootings shock nation, including Missouri

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It was a virtual blood bath in many cities across the U.S. as Fourth of July weekend shootings shocked the public. That was the case in Kansas City, Kansas City and Columbia, ...

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Tip Your Hat campaign honors Negro Leagues baseball players

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Leading athletes, entertainers and politicians are paying tribute to Negro Leagues baseball, which began in Kansas City a century ago. The Tip Your Cap campaign, which is being directed by Negro Leagues Baseball Museum ...

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Missouri Supreme Court rules that state must reimburse Planned Parenthood for services

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Missouri must reimburse Planned Parenthood for medical services, the state Supreme Court ruled this week. At issue is House Bill 2011, which is the Department of Social Services appropriations bill for the ...

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Justice Clarence Thomas criticizes faulty reasoning in Roe v. Wade abortion decision

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Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas believes the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion was incorrectly decided. “Roe is grievously wrong for many reasons, but the most fundamental is that its core holding ...

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Ben Carson discusses agenda of Black Lives Matter organization

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Although everyone agrees that black lives matter, the Black Lives Matter organization is something else entirely, according to Dr. Ben Carson, secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Carson discussed ...

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Missouri senator to file constitutional amendment to prevent state funding of abortions

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Missouri State Sen. Bill Eigel plans to file a bill in the next legislative session for a constitutional amendment to deny state money to abortion providers. “I’m going to propose a constitutional ...

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Turkey opens trial in death of Muslim Brotherhood columnist Jamal Khashoggi

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A Turkish court with close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood regime of Turkish President Recep Erdogan, has put 20 Saudi Arabian individuals on trial in absentia on Friday for the murder of ...

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Judge slaps down Gov. Cuomo church restrictions

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A federal judge slapped down a major portion of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo‘s restrictions on religious institutions. The ruling lifted a capacity cap on services as churches, mosques, temples and similar ...

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Minnesota Gov. now wants $500 million to rebuild after protests

After telling President Donald Trump he did not need help dealing with rioting in Minneapolis, the state’s Democrat governor now wants millions in taxpayer money to clean up the destruction and rebuild. ...

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Kansas City business converts production to face shields during pandemic

Area businesses continue to find ways to give back as the coronavirus outbreak drags on. TrippNT in Kansas City, which makes carts, shelving and organizers, converted its production to face shields. “We ...

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Minneapolis residents see “a spiritual war”

Racial injustice and unrest are a spiritual battle that must be fought with spiritual weapons, according to African-American leaders in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Earlier this month I visited Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, ...

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Death row inmate sues to have chaplain at execution

Charles L. Burton Jr. doesn’t want to be alone when he dies. The death row inmate hopes a federal court will make sure that does not happen. Burton, who was sentenced in 1992 ...

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Standing with a church under siege

For at least a decade, Christians in several African nations have endured extreme persecution and violence from militants and extremists seeking political control. Current reports note renewed attacks in Mali, Nigeria and ...

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Jesus Revolution film to star Jim Gaffigan as Chuck Smith, Joel Courtney as Greg Laurie

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A new film from the makers of I Can Only Imagine will spotlight the so-called Jesus Movement of the 1960s and ‘70s and star two well-known actors. The new movie Jesus Revolution will star Jim Gaffigan ...

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Nation sees second record-breaking month of job growth in June

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President Donald Trump was met with virtual silence from the media this morning as he read the June jobs numbers in a press conference. Trump reported 4.8 million jobs were added across ...

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88-year-old Kansas City pastor finally wins long battle against COVID-19

Bishop Daniel Jordan, founder and pastor of the Pentecostal Church of God in Christ in Kansas City, knows how to fight the good fight. He finally has overcome COVID-19, which he had ...

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