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Former high school football coach continues fight for freedom to pray

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A former football coach in Bremerton, Wash., who was suspended in 2015 because of public prayer, is continuing to fight for his right to combine faith with football. “At the beginning. it ...

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President Trump to focus on religious freedom at UN

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President Donald Trump is set to make the protection of religious freedom a key focus at next week’s United Nations meetings in New York. “The President will highlight American values and underscore that America is a positive ...

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California Senate sexuality bill targets pastors

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Pastors who affirm traditional biblical views on sexuality are under attack in California. The state Senate recently passed a resolution telling Christian clergy to accept and support LGBTQ ideology, even if doing ...

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Australia considers legislation to protect religious speech

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Australia, one of the more secular countries in the Western world, is considering legislation designed to protect people who express their faith outside of the workplace. Including the religious speech of famous ...

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Trump judge rules in favor of Christian videographers

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A Christian couple who refused to video a same-sex wedding have won their court case, possibly setting another precedent for the nation. With the ruling the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals halted ...

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British police pay preacher over wrongful arrest

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A Christian preacher named Oluwole Ilesanmi has just been awarded £2,500 (about $3,100) by Scotland Yard for his wrongful arrest in the UK in February when he was falsely accused of ‘Islamophobia.’ ...

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Pompeo announces international alliance on religious freedom

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WASHINGTON—On the last day of the three-day Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, Vice President Michael Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo each addressed hundreds of ministers, religious leaders, and others from 106 nations, to celebrate ...

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Cuba ramps up crackdown on evangelical pastors

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Authorities in Cuba on Sunday (July 14) refused to allow the national presidents of two Christian denominations to board their flight to Washington, D.C., for a religious freedom event, sources said, according ...

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America began in a covenant with God

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Covenants are viewed as the most sacred and binding of deals – an oath that’s never to be broken. America’s earliest settlers made a covenant with God to serve and proclaim Him ...

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Supreme Court rules cross on public land OK

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In another win for the participation of faith in the public domain, the United States Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a 40-foot tall cross erected on public property. Justices wrote ...

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Christian student takes school to Supreme Court for forced Islamic prayer

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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