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Evangel University changes name of mascot from Crusader to Valor

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The Evangel University Crusaders are no more. The evangelical school in Springfield, Missouri changed the name of its mascot to Valor. “The process of selecting a new mascot that best represented our ...

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Bill Maher calls out NFL for playing “black national anthem” before opening game

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Progressive television host Bill Maher continues to criticize his fellow liberals. Now he’s turned his attention to the National Football League, saying they should not be playing the song known as the ...

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Football star Herschel Walker announces candidacy for U.S. Senate from Georgia

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Georgia will be a key battleground as Republicans attempt to retake the U.S. Senate in 2022. They picked up a high-profile candidate this week when former football star Herschel Walker announced his ...

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FCA Japan, other organizations reaching out to evangelize during Tokyo Olympics

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is helping change lives at the Tokyo Olympics. FCA Japan is a founding member of Japan International Sports Partnership. Both the partnership and the Japan Evangelical Missionary Association created ...

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Gold medal Olympian wrestler loves representing USA

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U.S. wrestler Tamyra Mensah-Stock has destroyed the media narrative that Black Americans hate their country. After winning gold at the Tokyo Olympics in the 68kg final over Blessing Oborududu of Nigeria Mensah-Stock was asked, ...

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Olympic swimmer Caeleb Dressel thanks God after winning five gold medals

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U.S. swimmer Caeleb Dressel, with five gold medals, has been one of the big stars of the Tokyo Olympics. The 24-year-old Floridian completed the 100-meter butterfly in 49.45 seconds and broke his ...

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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – What can we learn from watching Olympic games?

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I’ve been trying to watch the Olympic games every night when I can. So far, it’s been quite entertaining. My daughter and I watched the USA men’s volleyball team play. She plays ...

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Israeli Olympian Judo star snubbed by Muslim opponents

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Tohar Butbul could only shake his head in resignation after the Israeli judo star’s first two potential opponents dropped out of the Tokyo Olympics shortly before they would have faced him. “These ...

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Biden administration warns nation’s schools over transgender issues

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The Biden administration sent a letter to educators across the nation to warn them against discriminating against transgender people. The letter was released on the 49th anniversary of the implementation of Title ...

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Thousands of coaches and athletes return to FCA Summer camps

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Tens of thousands of student-athletes will gather again after a year of pandemic lockdowns hampered a spiritual tradition.  They’ll attend Fellowship of Christian Athletes  Camps across the nation and the world this ...

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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – It’s just like riding a bike

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Like most people, I received my first bike when I was quite young. I got it Christmas one year and I thought it was the greatest thing ever, even after I crashed ...

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Here’s the hot-button cases the Supreme Court will rule on this month

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June is perhaps the busiest month for the U.S. Supreme Court as it hands down dozens of decisions in “culture war” cases. This year those rulings on their docket include issues dealing ...

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Olympics grant China ‘genocide waiver’ as boycott effort grows

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Boycott pressure is mounting on the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics to be canceled or moved over China’s genocide against minority populations. Fueling it is the revelation that the International Olympics Committee (IOC) ...

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Pastors hear how Covid affected faith of Kansas City Royals players in 2020

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Few things are more relaxing than spring training baseball under the warm Arizona sun. But as the Kansas City Royals learned in the spring of 2020, everything can change in a heartbeat. ...

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Gold medalist Jenner against biological boys competing against girls

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Caitlyn Jenner, who is both an Olympic champion and transgender, has come out against allowing biological boys to compete in girls sports. Jenner, who formerly was identified by the name Bruce, was ...

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Dem. governor halts Kansas effort to protect women’s sports; override falls one vote short

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Conservative legislators have failed to override Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly’s veto of a bill to protect women’s sports in the state’s schools. The Senate vote on Monday to override Kelly was 26-14, ...

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Top pick in NFL draft is a man of strong faith

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Quarterback Trevor Lawrence, the top pick in last week’s NFL draft is grounded in his Christian faith. The Jacksonville Jaguars selected the former Clemson University player with the first pick of the ...

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Gov. Kelly vetoes transgender ban in girls’ sports

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Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday vetoed a bill barring transgender athletes from competing in girls’ and women’s sports, saying the legislation would endanger the state’s business climate and send a “devastating message that ...

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Biden, Major League Baseball criticized for lying about Georgia voting legislation

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Major League Baseball has joined the cancel culture by moving this summer’s All-Star game from Georgia to Colorado to protest the state’s new voting rights law. Democrats say the law is restrictive ...

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Former K-State high jumper upgraded to gold from silver for 2012 Olympics

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Former Kansas State high jumper Erik Kynard Jr. finally got his gold medal — nine years after being denied the honor by a cheating Russian athlete. Ivan Ukhov, who came in first ...

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USA Today editor who called for ORU to be banned by NCAA fired for controversial tweet

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“USA Today” has fired the editor who wrote a controversial column demanding that a Christian university be banned from the NCAA basketball tournament. Hemal Jhaveri, who formerly worked as the race and ...

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Nike receiving backlash for new line of “Satan shoes”

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Nike is receiving backlash over the so-called “Satan shoes” released by rapper Nas X. The musician designed a pair of Nike sneakers that apparently include a drop of human blood mixed with ...

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Evangel University becomes latest school to drop Crusader mascot

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Evangel University is retiring the use of its Crusader mascot after a lengthy review process. The Crusader has been the official mascot since the school’s creation in 1955. According to a press ...

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Black leaders urge Senators to protect religious rights in controversial Equality Act

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Black Christian leaders from across the nation are urging the U.S. Senate to reject the Equality Act recently passed by the House Democrats. The group is pushing the Senate to seek a ...

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Kansas City man ran Ponzi scheme, defrauded his church

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A Kansas City man will spend eight years in prison for running a Ponzi scheme and defrauding his church. Matthew R. Peterson pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud and one count ...

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