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Christian student takes school to Supreme Court for forced Islamic prayer

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Can a public school force a Christian student to recite an Islamic prayer of conversion and say there is  “No God, but Allah?” A Maryland school is defending its actions at the ...

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Small town stands firm, will not remove crosses

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A small town near Houston, Texas, has decided to keep crosses on a county courthouse after a group demanded that they be taken down. The Freedom From Religion Foundation, based in Wisconsin, complained ...

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Religious freedom strengthened, Trump praised for protections

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Health care workers and organizations that object to procedures like abortion or assisted suicide on moral or religious grounds, will have their religious freedom empowered thanks to President Trump. “Just today we ...

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Half of pastors are worried about offending someone if they speak out on social issues

Pastors are pressured from all sides to speak out on hot button issues, but struggle with just how to address those topics, such as LGBT issues and same-sex marriage. In a new ...

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Dobson defeats Obamacare ‘assault on religious freedom’

Dr. James Dobson’s Family Institute has won a big legal victory, securing the right to follow their pro-life Christian beliefs under Obamacare. The five-year legal fight was all about the Obamacare abortion ...

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Catholic school stands by decision to bar student of same-sex couple

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A Prairie Village, Kan. Catholic school is standing by its decision to deny a same-sex couple who attempted to admit their child as a student. The school cites archdiocesan admissions policies and ...

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President and Congress join to target China over religious persecution

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For the first time, persecuted faith groups in China and human rights organizations are forming a coalition to advance religious freedom in China, with the backing of the Trump administration and members ...

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Colorado Civil Rights Commission called ‘anti-religious,’ case dropped against Christian baker

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The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) is reporting that the transgender cake case against Christian baker Jack Phillips is being dropped. ADF says it was nothing more than anti-religious “harassment” that came even ...

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Ozark will move cross after pressure from out-of-state group

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Ozark, Missouri is bowing to pressure from a group that regularly sues local governments and will move a cross from a public park. Under pressure from the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation, ...

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Egypt opens largest Coptic church in Middle East

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CAIRO – Christians in Egypt are celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.  Christmas 2019 is particularly special because it will be remembered for the dedication of the Middle East’s largest church for ...

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‘Ya’ll don’t do that again,’ principal told praying students

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A Texas middle school has backtracked and will now allow its students to pray openly during lunch again after forcing them to hide any praying from the view of other students. Hannah ...

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Elected officials flip-flop on religious freedom

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The Religious Freedom Restoration Act is under fire from the very same Senators and Congressional Reps that previously voted for it it. The act, known as RFRA, was introduced in 1993 by ...

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Brownback: everyone can support religious freedom around the world

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Sam Brownback is a diplomat, chosen by the Trump administration to travel the world promoting religious freedom. But he sometimes describes himself as a salesman, and he thinks he’s got a great ...

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Marco Rubio takes on Chinese over religious persecution

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Senator Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) and Congressman Christopher Smith (R., N.J.) condemned the “unconscionable” persecution of religious minorities in China during a press conference Wednesday. The remarks followed the release of the ...

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“Bring Your Bible to School Day” is Oct. 4, with a chance to meet Sadie Robertson

More than 500,000 students from across the United States will join the Bring Your Bible to School movement on Thursday, Oct. 4. The annual student-led event, now in its fifth year, provides ...

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Univ. of Iowa backs down, Christian groups back for now

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Just one week after the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship student group filed a lawsuit against the University of Iowa, the school has agreed to temporarily reinstate InterVarsity and other religious groups that the university ...

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Fired for sharing faith, nurse returns to work

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A British nurse who was fired for talking to patients about her Christian faith has now been  allowed to return to work. Christian Concern, which backed Sarah Kuteh, the nurse, revealed that ...

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Billy Graham Association joins others on behalf of coach

The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association is joining famed college football coach Bobby Bowden, members of Congress and 12 State attorneys general and in calling on the United States Supreme Court to protect ...

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Supreme Court rules Kansas woman can pray in her home

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In a stunning reversal of a lower court decision Thursday, the US Supreme Court sided with religious liberty, ruling unanimously that a Kansas woman does indeed have the right to pray in ...

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New book shares gripping true-life story of tortured Christians

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The plight of tortured Christians by Communists is nothing new. Just this week another Christian pastor and several church members were arrested by a police squad in China. But few accounts of ...

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Chinese Communists arrest another pastor

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Local Chinese law enforcement authorities raided a gathering of members from the Bible Reformed Church in Guangzhou, Guangdong on June 10. According to the website China Aid, authorities arrested Pastor Huang Xiaoning ...

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AmazonSmile boots conservative legal group from list

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Friends of the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) can no longer donate to the organization through the AmazonSmile program. AmazonSmile is a program that allows customers to choose a nonprofit organization to receive ...

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Religious liberty in jeopardy in Kansas

The Kansas House of Representatives has rejected HB 2481, the Adoption Protection Act, by a vote of 58 to 64, thus jeopardizing religious liberty in the state of Kansas. The law would preserve ...

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Rally at Kansas Capitol to support religious freedom

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A coalition of religious groups from across Kansas will hold a rally on Feb. 17, from Noon to 1pm. The Rally for Religious Freedom will be held inside the Kansas State Capitol Building, in the ...

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