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Government prosecutor said use of word ‘sin’ could be harmful

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It’s still legal to utter the word “sin” in Finland. At least for now. A Finnish court has upheld the right to free speech by dismissing all charges against Finnish MP Päivi ...

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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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Missouri remains one of freest states, while Kansas not so much

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Missouri is the 11th-freest state in the nation, while Kansas ranks 27th, according to the new Cato Institute Freedom in the 50 States report. The Cato Institute is a libertarian think tank ...

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Judge rules in favor of Missouri-led coalition of states to temporarily halt vaccine mandate

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A federal judge on Monday placed a temporary injunction on the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for healthcare workers at Medicare- and Medicaid-affiliated facilities. The ruling comes as another setback in which other ...

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U.S. Supreme Court on Monday reviewing Texas pro-life law

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday will turn its attention to the Texas law banning most abortions. The court will not look at the constitutionality of the Texas law, but rather if ...

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Commission on expanding the Supreme Court against the idea, upsetting progressives

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President Joe Biden’s attempts to pack the Supreme Court with liberal justices may have hit a roadblock. A commission created by Biden issued draft documents late Thursday revealing significant skepticism towards progressives ...

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Civil liberties group tells Biden commission to reject court packing

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A civil liberties group delivered a letter and petition telling the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States (PCSCUS) that it should reject court packing. The effort comes amid ...

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U.S. Supreme Court will consider pro-life and other key issues as new term begins

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The U.S. Supreme Court will open its new term on Monday with several cases of importance to Christians on the docket. Among the 34 it so far has agreed to hear are ...

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Supreme Court stops execution of inmate denied pastor’s touch

The Supreme Court has halted the execution of a Texas death row inmate who had requested his pastor be allowed to lay hands on him in the execution chamber. The inmate, John ...

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Texas heartbeat law could affect pending pro-life legislation in Missouri

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The new pro-life heartbeat law in Texas could have repercussions in Missouri. The law prohibits abortion after a heartbeat is detected, typically around six weeks. “The Missouri Times” reviewed several pro-life measures ...

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Judge rules against St. Louis County mask mandate while court considers case

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A circuit judge has ruled that St. Louis County cannot enforce a mask mandate for now. Judge Ellen “Nellie” Ribaudo issued a preliminary injunction ordering the county to stop taking action to ...

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New grants to protect children against crime in Missouri

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson this week announced $4 million in new grant opportunities to combat crime against children and provide additional funding to agencies that provide services to crime victims. “The last ...

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Televangelist Jim Bakker back in court over COVID-19 cure claims

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Branson televangelist Jim Bakker has asked a St. Louis appeals court to reinstate a free-speech lawsuit against Arkansas and California officials investigating a fake COVID-19 cure. Attorney Derek Ankrom of Springfield represented ...

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Supreme Court unanimously rules in favor of Catholic foster care agency

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Religious rights advocates are continuing to praise a rare unanimous U.S. Supreme Court which ruled on behalf of a Catholic foster care agency. Catholic Social Services of Philadelphia said its religious views ...

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Biden now supports death penalty for Boston Bomber

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In a surprise turnaround, the Biden administration is asking the Supreme Court to reinstate the death sentence against the Boston Marathon bomber. The request comes while President Joe Biden promised on the ...

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Supreme Court unanimously rules against Biden warrantless gun seizures

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In a surprise unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has rejected Biden administration arguments that police can conduct warrantless searches of homes to seize guns. The ruling in the case, Caniglia v. ...

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Franklin Graham wins religious freedom lawsuit in Britain

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Franklin Graham has won a major lawsuit in Britain that has implications for religious freedom and free speech. A court ruled that the Blackpool Borough Council and Blackpool Transport Services discriminated against ...

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Utah Governor signs phone porn filter law

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Smartphones and tablets will have a porn filter after the governor of Utah signed a new law meant to protect children. The law, which was signed Tuesday, requires a filter blocking pornography ...

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Courts blocking Biden administration over unconstitutional acts

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Court rulings blocking unconstitutional Biden adminsitration policies are ramping up. Thursday saw a U.S. District Court rule that Biden does not have the authority to issue a nationwide moratorium on evictions. Earlier ...

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Poland’s top court votes to protect babies with disabilities from ‘eugenic’ abortion

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Poland’s highest court has ruled that abortions of children with disabilities is unconstitutional. The decision by the country’s Constitutional Court affects the majority abortions. Terminations will only be permissible in cases of ...

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Supreme Court throws out case alleging Trump profited from presidency

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The US Supreme Court on Monday threw out a lawsuit that alleged Donald Trump had illegally profited from his presidency. No justices dissented from the ruling which gave Trump a unanimous victory ...

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Christian leaders agree lawsuits between believers should be avoided

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Although 82 percent of evangelical leaders said that 1 Corinthians 6:1–8 does not forbid all civil lawsuits between Christians, they also indicated that lawsuits should not be the typical way a Christian ...

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Trump administration officials remember pro-life accomplishments

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After just one term, Donald Trump and his administration may be remembered as the most pro-life in history. Several members of the White House team recently reflected on the administration’s many accomplishments. ...

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U.S. Senate continues to confirm Trump appointees to federal bench

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The 225th federal judge nominated by President Trump was confirmed by the U.S. Senate last week. The Senate has confirmed 227 judges since Trump was inaugurated in 2017. That includes 168 district ...

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Ban on gay therapy overturned by US Court of Appeals

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The US Supreme Court may end up hearing a case involving gay conversion therapy after a Federal Court overturned a ban.  The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals broke with two other appeals ...

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