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ACLU backs off defending white supremacists

Protest in Charlottesville, Va

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) appears to have backed off its defense of hate groups and their rhetoric, saying it is not obliged to represent organizations whose members demonstrate while carrying firearms. The policy shift puts the national organization in …

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Report on international religious freedom

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

The U.S. State Department just released a long-awaited annual report detailing the state of international religious freedom in 2016. By law, the State Department documents religious freedom conditions in nearly 200 countries around the world, providing useful data for the …

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Free to speak, but not at work

Conservatives increasingly find they must hide their views on the job, eroding the value of free speech.  Freedom of speech, although sorely tested in court, remains intact, legal experts contend. Americans are at liberty to speak their minds. But often …

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Transgender students win legal battles

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Two schools accused of discrimination against transgender students recently resorted to payout settlements and policy changes. The settlements do not bode well for schools that maintain traditional policies on gender, gender transitions, and restroom use. Nova Classical …

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Eclipse displays ‘God’s glory,’ astronomers say

solar eclipse

When millions gather Aug. 21 to view the first total solar eclipse the continental U.S. has seen in 38 years, they won’t just get an astronomy lesson. If they’re observant, they’ll also get a theology lesson. That’s the conclusion of …

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Iceland’s Down syndrome abortions called ‘a tragedy’

Down Syndrome

REYKJAVIK, Iceland — Pro-life supporters are lamenting a report that virtually 100 percent of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome in Iceland are aborted. Individuals with special needs, supporters say, are made in God’s image and bring unique giftedness to churches …

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Antiquities sales in Israel under scrutiny

Israeli archaeologists

JERUSALEM — The arrest of five antiquities dealers who allegedly sold Hobby Lobby illegally obtained ancient artifacts has shone a spotlight on the sale of antiquities in Israel and revived questions about the ethics of the trade in general. On …

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Survey spotlights American views on sin

According to a study released today (Aug. 15), two-thirds of Americans (67 percent) say they are sinners. And most people apparently aren’t too happy about it — only 5 percent say they have no desire to mend their ways. As …

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