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InterVarsity fellowship reaffirms sex theology

College students

MADISON, Wisc. — InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA has reaffirmed its longstanding theology limiting sexual relations to heterosexual married couples, and said gay employees and others who disagree theologically will likely feel compelled to leave the ministry. But Greg Jao, the interdenominational …

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Clinton, Trump clash in second heated debate

Hillary Clinton

LOUIS — The U.S. Supreme Court — the defining issue for many evangelical Christians in the 2016 presidential election — finally received attention just before the close of the second debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Sunday night (Oct. …

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Hurricane Matthew tests U.S. response lessons from Katrina

Hurrican Matthew

TAMPA, Fla. — Acting on lessons learned from the botched response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, government authorities this week rushed to get aid to states in Hurricane Matthew’s path, from drinking water and generators to helicopters and emergency planning …

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Christian school sues for right to pregame prayer

Cambridge Christian School

A Florida athletic board blocked football teams’ prayer over the stadium PA system. When Cambridge Christian and University Christian high schools met for the Florida Class 2A championship football game last December, announcers used the Camping World Stadium public address …

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Navy drops job titles in push for gender neutrality

Navy

In a decision the Navy Times called “a tectonic shift in the Navy’s personnel system,” the service recently abandoned the time-honored tradition of referring to enlisted sailors by their rating, or job title, as well as their rank. Ratings such …

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Florida braces for deadly Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew

ORLANDO/MIAMI, Fla. — Matthew, the first major hurricane threatening a direct hit on the United States in more than 10 years, blasted the Bahamas on Thursday as it headed for Florida after killing at least 140 people in the Caribbean, …

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Americans divided over religious liberty

religious freedom

A Pew Research Center report suggesting deep division between Americans who support religious liberty and those who support so-called sexual liberty has drawn critique for its framing of issues related to contraception, same-sex marriage and transgenderism. At the same time, …

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