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Americans still divided on abortion

40 Days for Life

Americans remain divided along religious and political lines on whether abortion should be illegal in the U.S., the Pew Research Center said in its latest research released July 7. White evangelical Protestants showed higher opposition to abortion than black and …

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Charlie Gard: 11-month old sparks end-of-life discussion

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LONDON — The heart-wrenching case of a British infant with a genetic disease has triggered an international discussion about who should make end-of-life decisions for children. London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital announced today (July 7) it would reconsider its decision …

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Twitter censors pro-life ads

If you want to advertise on Twitter, be sure not to criticize Planned Parenthood. At least that’s how pro-life activist Lila Rose understood a recent interaction with the social media company. Her organization Live Action lost its ability to pay …

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Hobby Lobby to forfeit Bible artifacts, pay $3M fine

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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Hobby Lobby Stores will forfeit thousands of improperly acquired ancient biblical artifacts and pay a $3 million fine in a civil settlement the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced July 5. The settlement closed a federal investigation …

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Louisiana sued for pro-life laws

Louisiana Walk for Life

BATON ROUGE, La. — The Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit in Baton Rouge last week targeting Louisiana’s abortion facility licensing law and other health and safety regulations. The group sued on behalf of Hope Medical Group for Women …

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‘Chaplain of Bourbon Street’ dies at 89

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NEW ORLEANS — Famed New Orleans evangelist Bob Harrington, known by many as “the Chaplain of Bourbon Street,” passed away of kidney failure on July 4 in Stigler, Okla., where he had lived the last seven years with family. He …

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Gay marriage gains favor of younger white evangelicals

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Young white evangelicals — both Millennials and Gen-Xers — born after 1964 are among societal groups increasingly approving of same-sex marriage, according to new Pew Research Center figures. Homosexual marriage is supported by 47 percent of younger white evangelicals today, …

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Reaching the unchurched key to small church growth

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WHEATON, Ill. — Attracting and keeping people considered unchurched is rated as the top predictor of growth through new professions of faith at small churches, according to a new study encompassing 12 Christian denominations. “These churches are places of invitation, …

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Arkansas Ten Commandments monument smashed

Ten Commandments monument smashed

LITTLE ROCK — City workers have removed pieces of the newly installed Ten Commandments monument from the Arkansas Capitol grounds after a Van Buren man apparently smashed it with his car. The 6-foot-tall stone monument was installed Tuesday (June 27) …

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