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    Kansas bans dismemberment abortions

    Abortionists in Kansas will soon be banned from performing dismemberment abortions, thanks to legislation passed by the state legislature March 25. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback promised in January he would sign the bill, making the state the first to ban…

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  • Chaplain Wes Modder

    Charges against chaplain called ‘overt attack’

    GOOSE CREEK, S.C. — The attorney who represents 65 former chaplains suing the Navy for discrimination says the possible dismissal of a chaplain for giving traditional biblical counsel is evidence of a continuing attack against evangelicals. For Virginia attorney Arthur…

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  • tax law

    New Obamacare tax law may affect churches

    A new tax rule in conjunction with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act may affect many churches that pay or reimburse individual health insurance premiums, and imposes daily fines beginning June 30 for those not in compliance. GuideStone Financial…

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  • Atheist group faces questions over how donations were raised — and spent

    A national atheism advocacy organization that has enjoyed support from prominent nontheists, including Richard Dawkins, is now mired in a financial scandal. We Are Atheism, co-founded four years ago by then-University of Kansas student Amanda Brown and her husband, Adam Brown,…

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  • Rick Warren

    Rick Warren marks 35 years at Saddleback

    ANAHEIM, Calif. — Pastor Rick and wife Kay Warren marked 35 years in ministry at Saddleback Church on March 22 in Anaheim, Calif., celebrating its growth from a seven-member Bible study at the Warrens’ home to more than 27,000 weekly…

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  • Ted Cruz

    Ted Cruz announces 2016 GOP presidential bid

    With Ted Cruz becoming the first Republican to officially announce his candidacy for the White House in 2016, social conservatives are beginning to assess potential candidates’ stands on abortion, gay marriage and other social issues. Cruz, a first-term senator from…

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  • Couple

    Americans don’t cite ‘God, family, country’ quite like the cliche goes

    “God, family and country” might make for a good country music tune, but that’s not really how most Americans see the strongest influences on their personal identity. The real order is family first (62 percent), followed by “being an American” (52…

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  • Legislating tolerance for faith-based adoption agencies

    Legislation introduced in Congress earlier this month would prohibit government discrimination against faith-based adoption and foster care organizations that are not willing to place children with same-sex couples. The Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act, sponsored by Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo.,…

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  • Dolce & Gabbana

    Dolce and Gabbana double down on pro-family stance

    Fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have drawn harsh criticism from several celebrities including Elton John after making comments supporting traditional families and opposing assisted reproduction. The openly homosexual duo, a couple until 2005, have focused their two recent…

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  • Family Christian Stores

    Family Christian Stores drops bankruptcy plan

    Family Christian Stores has withdrawn a proposal for a controversial bankruptcy plan criticized by debtors for ties between the seller and buyer that were too close for comfort. The company gave no reason for the move, but it seems likely…

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