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Trump continues inaugural prayer service

Washington National Cathedral

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump plans to attend an inaugural prayer service at the Washington National Cathedral, following the tradition of many past presidents. The National Prayer Service, set for Jan. 21, the day after the swearing-in, is the last of …

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Transgender child on National Geographic cover

National Geographic

A 9-year-old boy who considers himself female is featured on the cover of the January 2017 National Geographic. The entire issue is dedicated to subjective gender identity primarily through the eyes of children while excluding biblical authority. But the idea …

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Ohio makes assisted suicide a felony


Ohio tightened its restriction on assisted suicide, joining four other states that have passed similar legislation in the last five years. Gov. John Kasich signed HB 470, a palliative care bill with an amendment that makes assisted suicide a third-degree …

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Federal judge puts baby burial rule on hold


Texas abortion centers can continue disposing of aborted baby body parts in sewer systems and landfills, due to a federal judge’s ruling Thursday. A law set to go into effect today would have required abortion centers and abortion-providing hospitals to …

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Russell Moore responds to backlash

Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore, who has drawn praise and pans for his critiques of President-elect Donald Trump, has apologized to Southern Baptists who think he was critical of anyone who voted for the Republican candidate. “There’s a massive difference between …

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New law to aid global religious liberty


WASHINGTON — The United States government has new means to help protect Christians and other religious minorities around the world from persecution. President Obama signed into law the Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA). The president’s enactment of …

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U.S. citizen pastoring in Turkey jailed for faith

Andrew Brunson

IZMIR, Turkey — Religious liberty advocates have joined the U.S. government in seeking the release of an American citizen who pastored a Protestant church in Turkey for 20 years before being imprisoned for his faith. Andrew Brunson, formerly of Black …

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