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Missouri ranks 17th, Kansas 36th in education freedom, Heritage Foundation report finds

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Missouri ranks No. 17 in the nation in overall education freedom, according to a new report from The Heritage Foundation. The state is in the top 10 in school choice, regulation and ...

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Entire church congregation remains in limbo after fleeing Hong Kong

A congregation of Christians continues to seek asylum after fleeing Hong Kong.  The group remains in Thailand asking the United Nations refugee agency for protection from religious persecution at the hand of ...

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Why should we all truly love America?

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America, I love you! Economically resilient, stubbornly optimistic, miraculously birthed, divinely blessed, statistically exceptional America. Historically flawed?  Sure.  What country isn’t?  But I love America! And so should you. Merta (not her ...

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3 real-life inspirations for George Orwell’s 1984

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George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four is widely regarded as one of the greatest novels of the 20th century. British literary critic V. S. Pritchett could have been speaking for many in his review for ...

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How much do you know about Memorial Day?

How much do you know about Memorial Day? Today, as we ponder the selfless sacrifice of the men and women of our armed forces, we hope that you will join us in ...

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Iranian Christian explains the plight of women

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Iranians have recently been shocked by the news of two “honor killings” of women, including one woman believed to have been killed for her faith in Christ. Iranian Christian Omeed Jouyandé discusses ...

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Case of praying coach could be decided soon by Supreme Court

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While attention is on attacks and threats against the U.S. Supreme Court over a possible decision that would overturn Roe v. Wade, another decision could come within weeks and it involves a ...

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Truckers I-70 Corridor Freedom Convoy passes through Topeka & KC today

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The American version of Canada’s truck convoy includes routes from all over the country converging on Washington D.C. One of those routes, called American Freedom Convoy, has departed from Aurora, Colorado and ...

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Words of Washington, Lincoln still ring true

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President’s Day may have been overshadowed by news from Ukraine but the words of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln remain inspiring amid growing uncertainty. Presidential historian Craig Shirley, author of a new book, ...

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Canadian truckers gain nationwide support against mandates as major crossing shuts down

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As protests in Canada gain support across that country, truckers have forced one of the busiest crossing points between Canada and the United States to shut down. The Canada Border Services Agency ...

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Marines become first military branch to get religious exemptions

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The Pentagon has finally begun to grant religious exemptions to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The U.S. Marines approved several requests in the last week. The news comes as the Armed Services have ...

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Russia evacuates citizens from Kazakhstan as it sends in “peacekeepers’

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Russia may be preparing to invade Kazakhstan after its military forces evacuated more than 1,400 of its citizens from the country over the weekend. The move comes as political unrest continues to ...

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Employee group sues United Airlines over vaccination religious exemption policies

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The friendly skies are not so friendly to thousands of employees who risk losing their jobs by seeking religious exemptions to United Airlines vaccination mandates. “Any pilot or any employee that all ...

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Marking Christmas, Israeli Christians are ‘thriving’ while Middle Eastern brethren face persecution

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While Christians are facing persecution and shrinking numbers throughout the Middle East, Israeli Christians are facing a different reality with growing numbers and high quality of life. The number of Christians in ...

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Coach sues after he was fired for replacing BLM poster with one about Jesus caring for all lives

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A former college coach has filed a lawsuit saying his First Amendment rights were violated when he was fired for removing a BLM poster from his office door at Illinois State University. ...

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Survey: More people support religious freedom after divisive year

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Religious organizations are finding it more difficult to serve their communities because of new policies initiated by the federal government.  It comes as a new survey finds that Americans’ support for religious ...

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Remembering Paul Harvey: An icon of optimism and common sense

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When Paul Harvey Aurandt entered the world on September 4 in 1918, America was on top of it. We were about to emerge from World War I as a global power, surpassing ...

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Christian school threatened with closure over mask mandate

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A private Christian school has imposed a mask mandate after it was threatened with closure by the city of Loveland, Colorado. Now the school is filing a lawsuit against the local health ...

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UK ditches plans for vaccine passports after outcry

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The UK has canceled plans to mandate vaccine passports for pubs and public events across the country. The announcement was made by UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid on Sunday. It comes after ...

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Biden vaccine mandate for 100 million Americans called “dangerous”

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In an unprecedented move that is sure to find its way to the U.S. Supreme Court, President Joe Biden has initiated a vaccine mandate on 100 million Americans. “This is not about ...

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California, Los Angeles settle with John MacArthur’s church for $800K

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California is paying a steep price for the way it treated John McArthur’s Grace Community Church during the lockdown. The state and the city of Los Angeles have agreed to pay $800,000 ...

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Court says Christian doctors can refuse to perform abortion, gender transition

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A federal judge ruled this week that the Biden administration cannot force Christian doctors and religious hospitals to perform abortions or gender transition procedures under Obamacare. The case involves a portion of ...

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Open Doors USA encourages approval of religious ambassador nominee

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Open Doors USA is urging fast approval of Rashad Hussein as ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom in the Biden administration. “Hussain is a well-qualified nominee with a deep understanding of the factors ...

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More than 1,000 Missourians gather to hear speakers promote liberty

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Missourians are standing up to mask mandates, critical race theories and what they perceive as other infringements on their freedom. More than a thousand people gathered in St. Charles last Friday for ...

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Gov. Ron DeSantis encourages Christians to be bold in defending truth

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Christians should put on the full armor of God and stand firm for what is right, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis told a group of Christian attorneys this week. “I appreciate what you’re ...

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