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Young Bible readers more likely to be faithful adults

Bible

Most churchgoing Protestant parents of young adults say their kids grew up to be Christians. But half of them don’t actually practice the Christian faith, their parents say, according to a LifeWay Research survey released today (Oct. 17). And the …

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Twitter reverses decision to ban pro-life ad

Marsha Blackburn

Twitter censored, then allowed, a pro-life advertisement from Republican Marsha Blackburn’s Senate campaign, bolstering pro-life groups’ claim that the social media service favors pro-abortion views. Blackburn launched her 2018 Senate campaign last week with an ad that mentioned Congress’ investigation …

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Air Force punishes colonel over marriage views

Col. Leland B.H. Bohannon

U.S. Air Force officials have suspended a decorated officer and revoked his recommendation for promotion to brigadier general because he would not sign an unofficial document affirming a retiring subordinate’s same-sex marriage. Col. Leland B.H. Bohannon, Air Force Inspection Agency …

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Supreme Court dismisses travel ban challenge

travel ban

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court dismissed a major challenge to President Trump’s travel ban on majority-Muslim countries because it has been replaced by a new version, sending the controversy back to the starting block. The ruling Tuesday (Oct. 10) is a …

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STDs at record high

Rates of sexually transmitted diseases in the United States are at an all-time high, according to new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics. Americans reported more than 2 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis in 2016. “STDs …

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Clergy housing allowance struck down again

tax law

MADISON, Wisc. — For the second time, a federal judge has ruled the U.S. tax code’s ministerial housing allowance is unconstitutional. Mississippi College law professor Matt Steffey said that the ruling, unlike U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb’s previous attempt to …

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California bill threatens freedoms of religion and speech

California Assembly Bill 569, which would bar employment discrimination based on “reproductive health” decisions, is now on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk. Pro-life groups see the bill as a threat to religious liberty and freedom of speech, as it would nullify …

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A new era for international religious freedom?

religious freedom

People often ask Sam Brownback what to call him: governor? Senator? He hopes soon to add a new option to the list: ambassador. The Republican governor of Kansas and former U.S. senator is President Donald Trump’s choice to take over …

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New rules grant conscience win over abortion mandate

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration delivered a major victory for freedom of conscience Friday,Oct. 6 by issuing new rules to protect objectors to the abortion/contraception mandate instituted under President Obama. One of the two companion rules announced today exempts entities …

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