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Questions grow over Chase Bank canceling account of religious non-profit

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There are growing calls to investigate why Chase Bank shut down a nonprofit promoting religious freedom. The company has been “secret” about it’s corporate-level decision which affects former Religious Freedom Ambassador Sam ...

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Sam Brownback questions why Chase bank closed account of his religious freedom foundation

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Chase bank unexpectedly closed the account of a religious freedom organization led by Sam Brownback, a former Kansas governor and senator. The National Committee for Religious Freedom, a 501(c)4 political action nonprofit ...

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Supreme Court rules Jewish college must accept gay activist campus group

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Yeshiva University, a Jewish college in New York, must accept a gay group on campus and exhaust all of its state legal options before the U.S. Supreme Court will hear its case. ...

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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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Atheist group takes exception to Justice Alito’s speech on religious freedom

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Associate U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito recently gave a speech discussing religious liberty and the importance of helping nonbelievers see its value. Atheists were not amused. Speaking at a recent conference ...

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Judge halts Air Force from punishing members over religious exemptions

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A federal judge is ordering U.S. Air Force officials to stop punishing service members who are seeking religious exemptions over the covid vaccine. U.S. District Judge Matthew McFarland, a Trump appointee, entered a ...

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Judge rules in favor of Canadian pastor jailed for holding services during lockdown

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Artur Pawlowski, the Canadian pastor who was jailed for holding church services during Alberta’s pandemic lockdown, has won a major victory in court. An Alberta appeals court panel ruled that the health ...

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Supreme Court rules in favor of coach who was fired for praying after football games

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The Supreme Court has upheld religious expression in another high-profile case ruling 6-3 that Washington state violated First Amendment religious freedom protections when it fired a praying football coach. Joseph Kennedy had ...

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Sports Illustrated criticized for story challenging coach’s right to pray

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Critics continue to blast “Sports Illustrated” magazine for an opinion piece it published about a pending U.S. Supreme Court ruling about the right of a high school football coach to pray. Joe ...

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John Ashcroft will speak at upcoming luncheon for area pastors, ministry leaders

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John Ashcroft, former U.S. attorney general and Missouri governor and senator, will be the keynote speaker for an upcoming event for local pastors and ministry leaders. The Missouri Renewal Project is sponsoring ...

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7 things to know about SCOTUS judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

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Here are seven things to know about Supreme Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. 1. Jackson’s legal background The 51-year-old judge clerked for Justice Stephen G. Breyer — whose seat she fills at ...

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Sen. Josh Hawley calls for Canada to be listed as religious liberty violator for imprisonment of pastor

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Canada should be added to a special watch list of religious liberty violators as a Canadian pastor continues to be jailed after addressing the Freedom Convoy on the U.S.-Canada border last month, Missouri ...

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Protests in Washington DC against mandates join dozens of similar rallies worldwide over weekend

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Washington DC is the latest world capital to be hit by protests over mandates and covid restrictions. Weekend protests on Sunday saw thousands of protestors march in a “Defeat the Mandates” rally ...

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Free speech, religious freedom at stake in Supreme Court case over Christian flag

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Across the country, cities fly LGBT flags, Black Lives Matter banners, and even the Mexican national flag over their government buildings.  But the city of Boston says you can’t fly a Christian ...

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Church that defied in-person ban helped lead drug user to Christ

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Trinity Bible Chapel in Ontario, Canada, was fined $100,000 last year for refusing to shut its doors in defiance of the Reopening Ontario Act, as well as the Emergency Management and Civil ...

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Why Nigeria’s Christians feel abandoned by the United States

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In late November, numerous international observers — including human rights groups, media organizations and Christians focusing on religious freedom — were shocked and stunned when the Biden administration inexplicably removed Nigeria’s “Country ...

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Christian Employers Alliance sues Biden administration over transgender mandates

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Two Biden administration mandates that force religious nonprofit and for-profit employers to pay for or perform gender transition surgeries, procedures, counseling and treatments in violation of their religious beliefs are being challenged in ...

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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 agrees to hear case over Christian flag

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The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether city officials in Boston can reject a request to fly a Christian flag at city hall. In a miscellaneous orders list, the court granted a ...

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Christian Native Americans seek formal U.S. apology, reconciliation

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Christian Native Americans are leading an effort of reconciliation and forgiveness over the U.S. Government’s 230-year treatment of native peoples. “The Apology,” as the movement is called, doesn’t ask for the destruction ...

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Vaccination mandate is “massive threat” to religious freedom says commentator

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President Biden’s vaccination mandate threatens religious freedom in the United States, conservative commentator Dave Rubin states. “It’s a massive threat, and it’s an absolute assault on the Constitution of the United States ...

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Sam Brownback joins Open Doors USA to combat Christian persecution

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Sam Brownback, former Ambassador for International Religious Freedom under President Donald Trump, has joined Open Doors USA as a senior fellow. “Open Doors USA is a leading global advocate for Christians and ...

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Catholic university refuses to issue religious vaccine exemptions

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A Catholic university is refusing to issue its own students religious exemptions for the Covid vaccine. Creighton University in Nebraska is now being sued for violations of religious freedoms. The lawsuit was ...

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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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Enrollment up in area religious schools where masks are optional

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Enrollment is increasing in several Kansas City-area schools without mask mandates. “Our enrollment is up again, which is obviously a huge blessing,” Janet Fogh, head of Maranatha Christian Academy in Shawnee, told ...

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