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Fight against trafficking gains broad House support

Human Trafficking

WASHINGTON — A deeply divided U.S. House of Representatives has found at least one issue it can agree on across the board — combating human trafficking. The House has approved more than a dozen anti-trafficking bills in recent weeks, with …

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Evangelical supporters meet with, pray for Trump

Donald Trump

WASHINGTON — President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence met with evangelical supporters this week as news was breaking about the president’s son’s connections with Russia during the 2016 campaign. The supporters, including some who had been on Trump’s evangelical …

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Eugene Peterson affirms, then clarifies same-sex marriage

Author Eugene Peterson, known for “The Message” paraphrase of Scripture, has clarified his beliefs about homosexuality, stating he affirms “a biblical view of marriage” and would not perform a same-sex wedding. In a July 13 statement released by his agent …

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Army implements new training on transgender ideology

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army has implemented new training that requires soldiers to accept the presence of people with the physical traits of the opposite sex in barracks, bathrooms and showers. The Army is thereby threatening the religious freedom of …

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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


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

clay cuneiform tablet

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

Bob Harrington

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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