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Edith Windsor, same-sex marriage pioneer, dies at 88

Edith Windsor

NEW YORK — Edith Windsor, a homosexual rights activist whose lawsuit prompted the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), died Sept. 12 in New York. She was 88. The Supreme Court’s 2013 ruling …

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Survey reveals pastors’ spouses experiences

Being married to a pastor means a life filled with joy, purpose and a lot of headaches, according to a new study released today (Sept. 12). Most pastors’ spouses feel a call to ministry and enjoy their roles inside and …

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Family planning clinics offer free post-Harvey abortions


HOUSTON — A chain of Texas-based abortion clinics has announced it will provide “no-cost abortions” during the month of September “for those affected by Hurricane Harvey.” Whole Woman’s Health — which operates Texas clinics in Austin, Fort Worth, McAllen and …

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Evolutionary scientist admits theory’s major flaws

Gerd Müller, a highly regarded Austrian evolutionary theorist, recently gave a presentation, published in Interface Focus, in which he admitted Charlies Darwin’s theory largely avoids explaining how life originated and how complexity developed. Müller did not espouse any creationist or …

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White House rescinds Dreamers program

Samuel Rodriguez

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration announced the repeal of a program that has protected people brought illegally to the United States as children by their parents, but it also provided a window of time for Congress to act in response. …

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New charges against pastor jailed in Turkey

Andrew Brunson

IZMIR, Turkey — American pastor Andrew Brunson faces new charges punishable by four consecutive life imprisonments in an Izmir, Turkey, prison. The Presbyterian pastor formerly of North Carolina is now accused of espionage aimed at overthrowing the Turkish Parliament and …

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Ministry sues over ‘hate group’ label

Alliance Defending Freedom

One Christian ministry has had enough of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s disparaging “hate group” characterization. D. James Kennedy Ministries filed a lawsuit Aug. 23 in an Alabama federal court alleging the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) “trafficked in false …

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