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  • Photo of California governor signs law mandating public colleges offer abortion pills on campus

    California governor signs law mandating public colleges offer abortion pills on campus

    California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation Oct. 11 that mandates student health centers of the University of California and California State University systems offer what are known as medical or chemical abortions — reportedly making the state the first with…

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  • Photo of Beto O’Rourke’s tax-exempt opposition draws response

    Beto O’Rourke’s tax-exempt opposition draws response

    Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s declaration churches should lose their tax-exempt status if they do not agree with same-sex marriage drew quick rebuttals from Christian leaders. If elected president, the former congressman from Texas said he would make such a…

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  • Photo of Court debates gay, transgender protections

    Court debates gay, transgender protections

    The U.S. Supreme Court deliberated for two hours Tuesday (Oct 8) on whether longstanding, non-discrimination federal workplace law provides protection based on “sexual orientation” or “gender identity,” and at least some justices appeared persuaded it does. The high court heard…

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  • Photo of After pastoring for 30 years, Marvin Winans still says ‘music is what I do’

    After pastoring for 30 years, Marvin Winans still says ‘music is what I do’

    Thirty years ago, Pastor Marvin Winans was singing with three of his brothers in the gospel group The Winans and touring with his musical play, “Don’t Get God Started,” after its Broadway run. He also started a church. Beginning with…

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  • Photo of InterVarsity can require its leaders to be Christian, judge rules

    InterVarsity can require its leaders to be Christian, judge rules

    Yes, a Christian student group can require its leaders to be Christian. That’s the decision a judge reached last week in InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA v. the University of Iowa, a lawsuit the evangelical Christian campus ministry brought against the university…

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  • Photo of Michigan adoption agency wins in court

    Michigan adoption agency wins in court

    Faith-based adoption and foster care agencies seeking to practice their religious beliefs gained an important victory last week in Michigan. Federal Judge Robert Jonker issued a preliminary injunction blocking Michigan from canceling the state-approved contract of St. Vincent Catholic Charities…

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  • Photo of New school year spurs religious liberty battles

    New school year spurs religious liberty battles

    The 2019 school year has brought religious liberty challenges for college and high school students in the U.S., including action in Illinois, Tennessee and North Carolina. In Illinois, four Wheaton College students have sued the city of Chicago for the…

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  • Photo of Religious liberty gaining momentum in court?

    Religious liberty gaining momentum in court?

    The Arizona Supreme Court last week rebuked states and municipalities that overzealously enforce anti-discrimination laws. The state’s highest court said the city of Phoenix cannot apply a nondiscrimination ordinance to the designers of custom wedding invitations. In a 5-3 decision,…

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  • Photo of Mattel launches gender-fluid dolls

    Mattel launches gender-fluid dolls

    Mattel’s new gender-fluid Creatable World doll can be harmful to children confused about their gender and will likely flop on the market, Christian experts said. “These are dolls created by adults for adults to make them feel good about their…

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  • Photo of Trump tells United Nations there’s no global right to abortion

    Trump tells United Nations there’s no global right to abortion

    President Trump decried efforts within the United Nations to establish a global right to abortion in a speech Tuesday (Sept. 24) to the U.N. General Assembly. Trump delivered the remarks on the same day the U.S. House of Representatives initiated…

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