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Trump reverses Obama transgender military policy

Donald Trump

WASHINGTON — President Trump suddenly reversed military policy on transgender individuals today (July 26), announcing on Twitter the United States would not “accept or allow” people who identify as a different gender than their biological sex to serve in the …

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Hawaii pro-life centers sue over abortion notice

A Place for Women in Waipo, Hawaii

WAIPO, Hawaii — Pro-life pregnancy resource centers in Hawaii have filed suit against a new law requiring them to point women toward abortion access. The law, signed by Gov. David Ige on July 11, requires pregnancy resource centers to post …

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Senate Republicans clear health care hurdle

John McCain

WASHINGTON—Senate Republicans cleared a major hurdle on their path to healthcare reform Tuesday afternoon, voting to begin floor debate on legislation to gut Obamacare. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., rallied enough GOP votes to pass a motion to proceed …

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White House cuts target contraceptive-based sex education


WASHINGTON — Teen pregnancy prevention programs that advocate the use of contraceptives have been notified by the Trump administration their federal funding will be cut by more than $200 million annually. Ascend, formerly the National Abstinence Education Association, lauded the …

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Neutralizing gender-based clubs at Harvard

Harvard, The Johnson Gate

A faculty committee at Harvard University has recommended a ban on single-gender social clubs starting next school year. Harvard does not officially recognize sororities and fraternities on campus, but several local chapters in the area are open to Harvard students. …

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Good deeds by Christians often go unnoticed

homeless ministry

Many Americans are unaware of various efforts by local Christians or churches to serve their neighbors, according to a new study from Nashville-based LifeWay Research. In a survey of 1,000 Americans, LifeWay Research looked at 13 service programs conducted by …

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Non-denominational Protestants on the rise


Data pointing to a dwindling percentage of Americas who identify with a specific Protestant denomination has spurred calls for churches marked by God’s “presence and power” and for reemphasis of biblical doctrine. According to the Gallup polling organization, just 30 …

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A baker and a florist walk into the Supreme Court …

Baronelle Stutzman

Barronelle Stutzman, the Washington state florist sued for declining to create custom floral arrangements for a gay wedding, has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear her case. In their July 14 appeal, Stutzman’s attorneys asked the court to consolidate …

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Oregon poised to make abortion free

unborn baby

Oregon taxpayers will soon be paying for abortion, contraceptives, and sterilization under a new law Gov. Kate Brown vowed to sign. The Reproductive Health Equity Act, recently passed by legislators, forbids health insurance plans from imposing “a deductible, coinsurance, copayment, …

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