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Federal court rules charities can refuse adoption to gay couples

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Christian adoption agencies cannot be forced by the state to place adoptive children with same-sex couples. In a ruling that affects adoption agencies nationwide, a federal judge handed down the decision in ...

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Evangelical Lutheran Church in America moving toward overturning social statement on same-sex marriage

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Members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America who oppose same-sex marriage may no longer enjoy the protection of a social statement that respects their conscience. Delegates to the denomination’s churchwide assembly ...

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Faith leaders urge Senate to reject same-sex marriage bill that passed House

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More than 80 Christian and politically conservative groups delivered a letter to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell asking him to oppose a same-sex marriage bill. The “Respect for Marriage Act” measure gives ...

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Japan upholds ban on same-sex marriage

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A Japanese court has upheld a ban on same-sex marriage by dismissing a lawsuit that argued it was unconstitutional. Three same-sex couples in their 30s and 50s sued in the Osaka District ...

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Mennonite Church USA approves pastors performing same-sex weddings

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Count the Mennonite Church USA among the denominations passing resolutions over same-sex weddings, pastor officiations, and other hot-button issues. But it is not coming without cost as it loses over 15 percent ...

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Large Methodist Church in Oklahoma disaffiliates from denomination over doctrinal issues

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The controversy dividing the United Methodist Church continues as a large congregation in Tulsa changed its name. Asbury United Methodist Church is now officially called Asbury Church, the megachurch said in a statement on ...

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‘Minor-Attracted Persons’ is the slippery slope to legalized pedophilia

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On Wednesday, the New York Post reported that student protests led to a transgender college professor being placed on administrative leave for saying it is not immoral for adults to be sexually ...

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Methodist churches want to split from denomination sooner than planned

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Congregations should be able to leave the United Methodist Church now instead of waiting for next year’s General Conference, a group of members told bishops in a letter. The denomination has been ...

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‘Woke’ books targeting a much younger audience of children

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“Woke books,” already a concern in school libraries, now are targeting an even younger audience. A wave of woke books about racism, same-sex parents and police brutality now can be found in ...

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Pope Francis states he opposes abortion and same-sex marriage

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Although Pope Francis has been criticized for several of his more progressive views, he made a strong statement against abortion and same-sex marriage last week. “Abortion is murder; the church cannot change ...

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Presbyterian Church in America supports biblical sexuality at General Assembly

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Pastors and church leaders who identify as gay are not qualified for ordination, the Presbyterian Church in America said in an overture passed during its General Assembly last week. An overture is ...

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Supreme Court unanimously rules in favor of Catholic foster care agency

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Religious rights advocates are continuing to praise a rare unanimous U.S. Supreme Court which ruled on behalf of a Catholic foster care agency. Catholic Social Services of Philadelphia said its religious views ...

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Missouri college appeals Biden order requiring dorm rooms, showers be opened to opposite sex

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The College of the Ozarks plans to appeal after a federal judge who ruled the school must open its dorm rooms and showers to members of the opposite sex. The Missouri school, ...

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Cake baker Jack Phillips shares price he paid for standing up

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In a new Op-Ed published by Fox News, Colorado cake baker Jack Phillips shares the behind-the-scenes story and the cost he paid for standing up for his faith. Phillips was punished and ...

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Vatican: Church cannot bless same-sex unions

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The Catholic Church is affirming that it doesn’t have the power to bless same-sex unions. “Does the church have the power to give the blessing to unions of persons of the same ...

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Largest Protestant adoption agency opens services to include LGBTQ parents

The nation’s largest Protestant adoption agency is facing criticism for recently opening adoptions to LGBTQ parents. The ministry has been adopting to LGBTQ families in Michigan since May 2019, after the state ...

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Max Lucado apologizes for LGBT comments after National Cathedral invitation

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Max Lucado has apologized for “hurtful” comments about the LGBT community but says his support of Biblical marriage remains steadfast. His statement is in response to backlash after the Washington National Cathedral was ...

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Christian leader cautions viewers about gay-themed Hallmark movies

Several new Hallmark and other Christmas movies celebrate LGBT relationships, according to Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. Hallmark’s movie “The Christmas House” and Hulu’s “Happiest Season” present challenges for Christian ...

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Baptist leaders respond to pope’s call for same-sex civil unions

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Southern Baptist leaders have responded with scripture to Pope Francis’s call for same-sex civil unions. “Homosexuals have a right to be a part of the family,” the pope said in a documentary. ...

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Controversial author Jen Hatmaker files for divorce from husband of 27 years

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Christian author and reality TV participant Jen Hatmaker has filed for divorce from her husband, Brandon. Hatmaker, who’s been married to Brandon since 1993, filed for divorce in Hays County 22nd District ...

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U.S. Supreme Court says it will hear same-sex adoption case

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a case that could determine if, because of their religious beliefs, faith-based adoption agencies can decline to place children in same-sex homes. The ...

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U.S. Supreme Court to hear case involving adoptions to same-sex couples

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The U.S. Supreme Court this week agreed to hear a case that could determine if faith-based adoption agencies can decline to place children in same-sex homes because of the agency’s religious beliefs. ...

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Support of same-sex marriage surges among mainline pastors

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Almost one-half of pastors of mainline Protestant churches say they support same-sex marriage, according to a new survey from LifeWay Research. However, support remains low among evangelical pastors. The poll of 1,000 ...

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Hallmark Channel decisions on ads have now angered all sides in culture wars

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Another large company has given conflicting messages in the culture wars. Chick-fil-A was accused of changing its giving practices in response to criticism, and now the Hallmark Channel has reversed course and ...

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Montana high school bans FCA, faces lawsuit

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The fallout continues after a Montana high school last month banned Fellowship of Christian Athletes with a religious liberty group now stepping in to defend FCA. Alliance Defending Freedom sent a letter ...

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