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‘Not What Our Founders Said’: John MacArthur defies judge’s ruling forcing church to close

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Los Angeles County’s Democrat officials have convinced a judge to end indoor services at the megachurch John MacArthur pastors. Four previous attempts had failed and now the church is defying those orders. ...

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Federal Court strikes down all Pennsylvania state covid restrictions

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In a ruling that has far-reaching implications for the entire nation, a federal judge has ruled all state-imposed pandemic restrictions in Pennsylvania are unconstitutional. Thrown out are Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf’s closing ...

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Lady Gaga and father join suit against New York restaurant restrictions

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New York’s covid restaurant laws are a “monster,” according the father of Lady Gaga. After thousands of New York restaurants have permanently closed, many of those that remain have joined in a ...

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Most people want churches to follow same pandemic rules as other groups

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Most Americans believe churches should follow the same rules about social distancing and large gatherings as other organizations or businesses in their area, a new Pew Research Center survey found. About eight ...

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Kansas City churches among most likely to reopen, survey finds

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Area churches are among the most likely to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey by Lifeway Research, which is the research arm of the Southern Baptist Convention.. Evangelical ...

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There’s no law against doing good

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What is “doing good”? In January this year the world watched as China became the epicenter for Covid-19. It began spreading country to country eventually reaching the United States impacting tens of ...

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Gov. Mike Parson announces phase two of Missouri reopening plan

Gov. Mike Parson says the state of Missouri is open for business – or at least closer than it has been since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. As of Tuesday, the ...

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Sen. Josh Hawley questions Covid-19 church restrictions while protests encouraged

Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley has asked U.S. Attorney General William Barr to investigate discrepancies between state regulations regarding religious services and ongoing protests during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hawley stated his position in ...

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Supreme Court rejects California church’s appeal challenging restrictions

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Are churches entertainment venues? A divided Supreme Court late Friday implied so in rejecting an emergency appeal by a California church that challenged state restrictions on attendance at worship services. Over the ...

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After 25 deaths since March, Kansas City relaxes several COVID-19 restrictions

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Mayor Quinton Lucas has eased several COVID-19 restrictions in Kansas City, Mo. New rules for bars, restaurants and businesses will be in effect through July 5. The city has experienced just 25 ...

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Covid-19 cases vary widely between red and blue states

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An analysis of red and blue states, and red and blue counties, indicates liberal areas were more affected by the Covid-19 virus than conservatives ones. The survey is an interesting insight into ...

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Shawnee County tweaks the ‘modified phase 2’ recovery plan

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The state “modified Phase 2” recovery plan that goes into effect this Friday is subject to change county-by-county because the order allows each county to impose equal or more stringent restrictions. UPDATE: ...

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County may reduce church restrictions as KC backtracks on businesses, restaurants

Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas and Jackson County Executive Frank White Jr. have faced strong push back against their policies for reopening churches and businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. As reported in ...

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Abundant Life announces legal action against Jackson County over reopening restrictions

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One of the largest churches in Missouri is taking legal action against Jackson County, Mo., because of its new restrictions on reopening churches.  Pastor Phil Hopper, lead pastor of Abundant Life Church,  ...

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More than $400,000 raised to assist small churches during pandemic

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Many small churches have been hit hard by reduced giving during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. However, more than $400,000 already has been raised to help them, and more than 1,000 churches already ...

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Kansas set to reopen in phases as some restrictions remain

Gov. Laura Kelly announced her plans on April 30 on how to reopen Kansas for business in phases, starting May 4. UPDATE: Shawnee County has decided that libraries are more like community ...

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Kansas City policy requires churches keep ‘lists’ of those entering

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A Kansas City phased reopening guideline requiring churches to keep “lists” of attendees, has alarmed many who see it as an infringement on religious liberty and privacy. In the policy issued by ...

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Report: Kansas restrictions to ease May 4

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According to multiple reports, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly plans to ease restrictions on Kansans when her current stay home order expires May 3. Kelly will either issue a new order with less ...

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Family Research Council documents erosion of religious freedom as pandemic continues

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Several Christian organizations are expressing concern about how government health policies are encroaching on religious freedom guaranteed in the Constitution. In a newly released issue brief, “Restrictions on Religious Freedom During the ...

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List of steps being taken to combat coronavirus

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Even before President Trump had completed perhaps the most important address of his presidency, national media outlets focused more on style than substance. That left many Americans asking “What just happened?” as ...

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Coronavirus press conference remarks by Trump and Pence

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In our continuing efforts to bring you news unfiltered by then national media, here are the remarks of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence concerning the latest developments surrounding the ...

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Travel ban extended to six new nations over poor security

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After weighing growing security concerns, the Trump administration has extended a travel ban for six additional nations. President Donald Trump signed the authorization for the countries who have failed to comply with ...

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Opponents of bill restricting library ‘drag queen story hours’ to march on Missouri Capitol

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Drag queens and others in the LGBT community plan to protest a Missouri bill that would restrict so-called drag queen story hours in Missouri libraries. Their rally is scheduled for early March. ...

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Alabama votes to protect babies from most abortions

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The Alabama Senate voted 25-6 Tuesday that would make the state one of the most pro-life in the country. The bill would save babies at any stage of pregnancy.  It includes a ...

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Study: Voter ID laws do not suppress voting

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A new study published in the National Bureau of Economic Research reports that strict voter ID laws don’t stop people from voting in elections. The study also found that such laws have “no negative ...

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