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In wake of abuse scandals, churches work to keep kids safe at camp

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Congregations across the country are exploring ways to make their communities safe from abuse, particularly at summer camp and Vacation Bible School season begins. The recent release of a shocking report investigating ...

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Thousands sign petition asking Kanakuk Kamps to waive non-disclosure agreements

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The fallout from sexual abuse allegations against Kanakuk Kamps near Branson continues. More than 26,121 people have signed a petition asking the organization to release dozens of victims and their families from ...

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Southern Baptists respond to devastating sex abuse report

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An investigative report released last weekend found that many Southern Baptist leaders have worked to stop lawsuits against potentially abusive pastors. The news comes as the denomination as a whole responds to ...

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Woman confronts pastor who sexualy abused her beginning at age 16

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An Indiana woman has confronted her pastor during a church service sharing how he groomed then sexually abused her when she turned 16. “I had family members texting me, saying, ‘You need ...

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Churches cutting ties to Kanakuk Kamps over massive sex abuse scandal

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First Baptist Church in West Plains, Mo., has cut ties with Kanakuk Kamps near Branson because of the way it handled concerns about sexual abuse of campers. The announcement comes as churches ...

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Hillsong Church founder resigns in wake of sexual allegations

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The embattled founder of Hillsong Church has resigned following revelations that two women made serious complaints of misconduct against him in the past decade “We would like to advise you that Pastor Brian Houston ...

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Tennessee bill bans double mastectomy on children seeking to change gender

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A proposed bill in Tennessee would restrict a child’s ability to get an elective double mastectomy, be given puberty blockers or other procedures in an attempt to alter their gender. Activists who ...

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CNN sex scandals and getting our own house in order

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The Daily Wire recently ran an article by Tim Meads titled “Perverts, Predators And Adulterers: 7 CNN Employees Forced Out In Disgrace.” Not included in the article was CNN anchor Don Lemon who ...

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New law to regulate youth residential facilities comes with own problems

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Missouri is tightening the regulation of licensed and unlicensed youth residential facilities. Unlicensed organizations must notify the state of their existence by mid-October. Background checks for facility staff, volunteers and others required ...

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NY Governor Andrew Cuomo resigns

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As New York’s legislature begins impeachment proceedings, Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo, announced this afternoon his resignation effective in 14 days. The odd delay in his departure comes after over a dozen allegations ...

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Missouri, Kansas attorneys general support Arkansas ban on gender transition for kids

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The attorneys general of Missouri and Kansas have joined with 15 of their peers to defend a new Arkansas law that prohibits gender transition procedures for children. A prohibits a “physician or ...

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‘Free Britney’ Spears movement fails as judge rules against her

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The “Free Britney” movement has apparently failed after a Los Angeles Superior Court judge on Wednesday struck down Britney Spears’ request to remove her father, Jamie Spears, from the financial aspects of ...

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World Revival Church responds to allegations

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Kansas City-based World Revival Church recently came under scrutiny after a local television station produced a story with the headline “Congregation or Cult?” It outlined alleged abuse that occurred at the church. ...

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Lee’s Summit legislator resigns from Missouri House amid abuse allegations

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Rep. Rick Roeber, who represents Lee’s Summit, has resigned from the Missouri House over abuse allegations. Roeber had been barred from joining the House Republican Caucus before the 2021 legislative session began, ...

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Covid anxiety, lockdowns causing sharp rise in drug abuse

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Drug abuse and other effects of the coronavirus and lockdowns continues to rise with mental health being hit particularly hard. In Ohio, like other states, counties are seeing a startling rise in ...

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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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Missouri Catholic priest to be arraigned Thursday on multiple sexual-abuse charges

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A retired Catholic priest from southern Missouri will be arraigned on Thursday on four sex-related felonies involving minors. Frederick Joseph Lutz, 76, was arrested Wednesday in Springfield, where he now lives. Russell ...

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‘Fixer’ for Catholic Church discusses how he cleaned up Missouri abuse cases

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A former monk, who describes himself as a “fixer” for the Catholic Church, said his job was to clean up messes left by reports of sexual abuse in Missouri. “Every one of ...

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Muslim Judge on kidnapped Christian girl: ‘Unable to treat Christians as Pakistani Citizens’

A Pakistan high court has handed down a ruling based on Islamic “sharia” law that says men in Pakistan can marry underage girls as long as they have had their first menstrual ...

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Corey Feldman to expose pedophilia in Hollywood with new film

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In the debate over the #MeToo movement, the sexual abuse of child actors has been overlooked, or hidden according to some. The issue of pedophilia in Hollywood remains a taboo subject, even ...

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Report: Historic decline in drug overdose deaths

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Are Trump administration policies having a positive impact on lowering drug overdose deaths? For the first time in nearly three decades, the deaths resulting from drug overdose in the United States have ...

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After years of abuse from Arabs, 93-year-old Jewish shop owner gets help

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Help has finally arrived for Abraham Maximov, 93, owns a small shop in Jerusalem’s main market, Mahane Yehuda, where he sharpens knives. For at least a year, he has suffered physical and ...

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Missouri attorney general wrapping up criminal referrals for abuse by priests

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Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is completing a dozen referrals of former priests for criminal prosecution, he announced last week. “We issued the report about a month ago with our findings and ...

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New study confirms effectiveness of faith-based recovery programs

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More than 130,000 congregations nationwide offer ministries such as Celebrate Recovery to help substance abusers. These faith-based programs are highly effective in turning lives around, according to a study published in the ...

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Missouri attorney general Eric Schmidt refers 12 Catholic priests for sexual abuse prosecution

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A dozen former priests in Missouri have been referred for prosecution for sexual abuse. Attorney General Eric Schmidt made the referrals following a 13-month investigation of allegations made against members of Missouri’s ...

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