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  • A choice most Gen Z people will never have to make

    The hanging of Nathan Hale "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country" were the last words of 21-year-old American patriot Nathan Hale, who was hanged by the British without a trial on Sept. 22, 1776. A Yale graduate, 1773, Nathan Hale almost became…

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  • Teachers join fight against schools' Buddhist meditation

    A legal team that has been representing public school students in Colorado and several other states who object to being taught Buddhist meditation now says teachers have legal recourse as well. The American Center for Law and Justice is targeting the growing "mindfulness" teaching sessions in schools. Students are told…

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  • Prayer to Flying Spaghetti Monster opens council meeting

    [embedded content] When the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly in Alaska responded to a court ruling by allowing representatives of non-traditional religious groups to deliver the invocation at its meetings, a self-declared Satanist volunteered. Now a "pastafarian," a member of the satirical Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, has taken his…

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  • Ultimate 'Big Brother' scheme goes down in flames

    A "Big Brother" scheme in which the Scottish government sought to appoint a person to spy on every child is going down in flames. The law was overturned three years ago by the nation's Supreme Court because of privacy violations, but government officials had been trying to revise and revive…

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  • China orders 10 Commandments replaced with Xi's quotes

    There have a number of times around the United States in recent years that the 10 Commandments have been ordered to be taken down. Like in the judicial building in the state of Alabama. And sometimes in schools. Wouldn't want those children reading something like "Thou shalt not steal." Who…

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  • Gunman opens fire on Bible-study group outside Minnesota church

    (MINNEAPOLIS STAR-TRIBUNE) Weekly Bible study had just ended at the St. Paul church Wednesday night when a gunman opened fire on congregants milling about outside. RayVell Carter ducked for cover. Then a child’s scream pierced the darkness. “They shot my dad! They shot my dad!” Carter’s 8-year-old daughter cried. She…

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  • Museum of the Bible hosts 1st-ever biblical fashion show

    (CBN) This week the Museum of the Bible hosted its first-ever fashion show, featuring biblically-inspired couture and designs. Event producer Linda Koldenhoven told CBN News this unique event has been a dream of hers since before the museum was even finished being built. "We came in here. It was just…

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  • Why do politicians take oaths they intend to break?

    Chief Justice James Kent explained in People v. Ruggles, 1811, what made oaths effective: "In Taylor's case ... the court ... said, that Christianity was parcel of the law, and to cast contumelious reproaches upon it, tended to weaken the foundation of moral obligation, and the efficacy (effectiveness) of oaths."…

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  • Is there anything to gain from pain?

    I hate running. I'll tell you that straight up. Also, I don't like to go to the gym at all, but I do it anyway. Why do I put myself through that? It's because I need to. It helps me and strengthens me to do what I need to do.…

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  • Report: Mark Zuckerberg admits Facebook's bias

    (Breitbart) Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted a “clear bias” in the way his platform handled the pro-life organization Live Action, according to a report by the group’s founder and president, Lila Rose. “In a meeting today with [Sen. Josh Hawley,] Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook was wrong to censor me and…

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  • Backlash after CNN slams Catholic elementary school

    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks at CPAC on Feb. 23, 2017 (Photo: Screenshot) CNN is regularly criticized for its unabashed bias for Democrats, but it's reached a new low, blasting a school for refusing "to accommodate trans students." It came in a Twitter message about Education Secretary Betsy DeVos[ plan…

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  • Archaeology confirms Genesis on Israel's arch-nemesis

    (HAARETZ) It’s not every day that science and archaeology find confirmation of the Bible. But this seems to be the case with new research claiming that the biblical kingdom of Edom was much older than scholars previously thought. In fact it arose even before the formation of ancient Israel –…

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  • Muslim activist-attorney booted from Women's March board

    (INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT) Zahra Billoo's tenure as a board member for the national Women's March lasted three days. The board voted her off Wednesday night, she wrote. The Women's March issued a statement Thursday saying it "found some of her public statements incompatible with the values and mission of the organization."…

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  • Terror-tied CAIR presses Twitter to suspend Trump

    CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad speaks at a press conference in Washington, D.C. (video screenshot) The Council on American-Islamic Relations, which boasts of being the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, condemned President Trump for redistributing a Twitter message that claimed Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., "partied on the…

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  • Study: End-times 'Gog and Magog' war prophecy is 'realistic'

    (Image courtesy Pixabay) The Bible predicts an end-times war called the battle of Gog and Magog. While there have been many interpretations of the relevant Scriptures, many scholars agree it’s a short war of extreme violence involving the whole world. God’s children win, by the way. Now Breaking Israel News…

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  • What politicians can learn from Tolkien

    The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien describes man's insatiable lust for "the Ring of Power," as Gandalf exclaimed: "Always remember Frodo, the Ring is trying to get back to its master. It wants to be found." When Frodo offered the Ring to Gandalf, Gandalf rebuked him, saying: "Don't…

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  • Christian students denied recognition since they're too Christian

    (CAMPUS REFORM) — Duke University’s student government senate voted to deny recognition to a Christian group on Wednesday because of its leadership team requirements, which do not allow LGBT members to be on the leadership team. Members of the student senate raised concerns about Young Life’s policy, according to The…

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  • Top college gets tough IN FAVOR of Chick-fil-A

    (LAFAYETTE JOURNAL & COURIER) -- WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue will stand by its plans to bring a Chick-fil-A fast food franchise to campus, despite protests from some faculty on the University Senate and Purdue’s student body president over the company CEO’s record on LGBT issues, according to a statement…

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  • 'Creepy and disgusting': Christians targeted by new email scam

    (KIRO) — BELLEVUE, Wash. – The pastor at a Bellevue church is warning the community to be alert after a scam cost some of her parishioners hundreds of dollars. Bellevue police say the thieves obtained an email address very similar to the one belonging to Pastor Vonna Thomas at Newport…

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  • Mormon Church reaffirms stance on same-sex marriage

    (AP) -- PROVO, Utah — The leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reaffirmed the religion’s opposition to gay marriage Tuesday, while explaining that leaders lifted a short-lived ban on baptisms for children of gay parents because they felt the “heartache” it caused. Church president Russell M.…

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  • Kanye West preaches 'radical obedience' to Jesus

    (FOX NEWS) -- Kanye West sounded a lot like a preacher testifying about Jesus during his most recent Sunday service held in an Atlanta, Ga., megachurch. Regular attendees at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, where Dr. Jamal Harrison Bryant pastors, were treated Sunday morning to a 10-minute sermon by the…

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  • Facebook auto-generating pages for ISIS

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the face of criticism that Facebook is not doing enough to combat extremist messaging, the company likes to say that its automated systems remove the vast majority of prohibited content glorifying the Islamic State group and al-Qaida before it’s reported. But a whistleblower’s complaint shows that…

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  • Cable channel blasts 'thoughts and prayers'

    (Washington Examiner) A CNN report on a recent study about the perceived values of "thoughts and prayers" in the wake of a disaster questions the moral value and efficacy of praying for suffering strangers. The study, published by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, surveyed both religious and non-religious…

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  • Abortions fall to new post-Roe low

    (Washington Examiner) Fewer unintended pregnancies helped drive the abortion rate to a new low in 2017, according to a report published Wednesday by the Guttmatcher Institute. The rate of abortions dropped to 13.3 abortions per 1,000 women in 2017, which translates to 862,320 abortions performed that year. The number is…

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  • Holocaust survivors urge Congress to let them sue European insurance companies

    (MIAMI HERALD) -- The president of the Holocaust Survivors of Miami-Dade County wants to allow survivors and their families to use the courts to get payouts from European insurance companies for policies that were upended by Nazi Germany. And after years of advocacy from South Florida lawmakers, David Mermelstein might…

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  • Priests spray holy water from plane to stop 'fornication'

    (ABC NEWS) -- Russian Orthodox priests in the Central Russian city of Tver took to the skies in a small airplane to save citizens from "drunkenness and fornication," reported a Russian local media outlet. On Sept. 11, Sobriety Day, an unofficial Russian holiday, the priests carried 70 liters (about 18…

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  • Mystery Jesus plaque washes ashore in Florida from storm's waves

    (FLORIDA TODAY) -- Bobbing amid then-Tropical Storm Humberto's swells, a wooden wall plaque bearing Jesus Christ's image reached the beach just as former professional surfer Bryan Hewitson and his daughter, Olivia, approached carrying bags of litter. "It was still wet. It had just washed up," Bryan recalled from their beach…

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  • N. Korea video: Christians are 'spies' on 'mission from enemy'

    (CHRISTIAN POST) -- A newly-discovered propaganda video reveals how the North Korean government seeks to silence Christianity by painting believers as “religious fanatics” and “spies” bent on undermining the stability of the hermit kingdom. The video, obtained by The Voice of the Martyrs, a Christian nonprofit that supports persecuted believers…

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  • Claim: Churchgoers hold man down to pray away his sexuality

    (KFOR) — BLACKWELL, Okla. – A church’s actions are under investigation after a man said he was held down by congregants as they tried to pray away his homosexuality. Sean Cormie, 23, came out as gay in the spring. Since then, he said his family has asked him to go…

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  • Judge tosses some charges against baby body-parts investigators

    A California court dismissed a small portion of the felony criminal charges against an undercover journalist who exposed the abortion industry's profiting in the sale of baby body parts. Judge Christopher Hite of the San Francisco Superior Court dismissed one and a half of the 15 charges against Sandra Merritt,…

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  • A forgotten, courageous Founding Father

    John Langdon, first governor of New Hampshire John Langdon was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in 1741 and grew up as a member of the North Congregational Church, where his distant relative, future Harvard President Rev. Samuel Langdon was pastor from 1747-1774. Other notable individuals who had worshiped at the…

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  • Bibi in epic battle as no clear election winner

    (JERUSALEM POST) -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's efforts to carry on over a decade in office with a historic victory in Tuesday's Israeli election and to be tasked with forming a government for the sixth time remained up in the air late Tuesday, after exit polls predicted a stalemate. The…

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  • Tim Tebow asks for 'help' with wedding

    (FOX NEWS) — Like many engaged millennial couples, Tim Tebow and Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters are admittedly struggling to coin the perfect wedding hashtag. Unlike most average folks of their generation, however, the former NFL quarterback and beauty queen asked their millions of Instagram followers for inspiration – with fans pitching some…

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  • New location of Jesus miracle feeding the 5,000?

    (CHRISTIAN POST) -- Israeli archaeologists have discovered a mosaic illustrating the miracle of Jesus feeding the 5,000, located on the floor of a church on the opposite side of the Sea of Galilee from where it has been said the miracle originally took place. The findings were discovered in Hippos…

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  • Federal judge rules for student's valentines with Bible messages

    (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL) A federal judge in Green Bay ruled Friday that Northeast Wisconsin Technical College violated the First Amendment when officials ordered a student to stop handing out Valentine's Day cards containing messages from the Bible, including "Jesus Loves You!" and "God is Love!" Polly Olsen, 29, a Green…

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  • Chinese state-sanctioned church pastors told what to preach

    (CHRISTIAN POST) Chinese government officials are demanding that clergy affiliated with the state-sanctioned protestant church base their sermons on a new book that blends biblical teachings with the teachings of Confucius. The Chinese human rights magazine Bitter Winter reports that clergy affiliated with the Three-Self Patriotic Movement in Yuzhou city…

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  • Today's young socialists don't know our unique legacy

    "Done ... the seventeenth day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven." This is the last line of the U.S. Constitution. Signer of the Constitution James McHenry noted in his diary (American Historical Review, 1906), that after Ben Franklin left the Constitutional…

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  • Nike puts swoosh on hijabs

    Some Islamic regimes have required women to wear the hijab in public while many cultures view it as a symbol of oppression of women, and some nations have banned it. Now, there will be at least one available with a familiar symbol normally associated with athletics. BizPacReview reported Nike has…

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  • City banned from forcing artists to promote gay weddings

    The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Monday that the city of Phoenix violated the constitutionally protected religious freedom of two Christian calligraphers by prosecuting them for their refusal to create custom invitations for a same-sex wedding. The court ruled they are protected by the state constitution as well as the state's…

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  • Pope invites political leaders to sign 'Global Pact' for 'new humanism'

    (DAILY WIRE) Further signaling his acceptance of globalism during an age of increased nationalism, Pope Francis has now invited leaders to sign a "Global Pact" to create a "new humanism." "The global event, set to take place at the Vatican on May 14, 2020, is themed 'Reinventing the Global Educational…

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  • Encounters – big encounters – with God

    Raised in a traditional Jewish home, Sid Roth was set free from demonic oppression through a supernatural encounter with Jesus. Since 1977, his radio and television ministry "Messianic Vision" has sought to boldly proclaim Christ as Messiah, first to the Jews, then to the Gentiles (Romans 1:16).

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  • 'Veggie Tales' creator releases creative Bible for kids and adults

    (FOX NEWS) -- For decades Phil Vischer created animated stories sharing biblical stories in a creative way through "Veggie Tales" and now he's created a Bible for kids. "The Laugh and Learn Bible for Kids," which came out Tuesday, has 52 five-minute stories from Genesis to Revelation. "After 'Veggie Tales,'…

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  • Liberty students protest in wake of reports about Falwell

    (AP) -- Students at Liberty University in Virginia gathered Friday to protest in the wake of news reports containing allegations that school president Jerry Falwell Jr. improperly benefited from the institution and disparaged students in emails. Students joined together at the private evangelical university known for being an influential hub…

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  • Pastor charged with raping 2 young girls

    (AP) — MIAMI — A Florida preacher has been charged with raping two young girls. The Miami Herald reports 54-year-old Yunior Beltres is charged with two counts of sexual battery on a minor. The girls are 9 and 10 years old. They reported the assaults in July, saying they happened…

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  • Turkey: Israel becoming 'racist, apartheid regime'

    (REUTERS) -- ANKARA -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's announcement of his intention to annex areas of the West Bank following next week's elections shows Israel is becoming a "racist, apartheid regime", Turkey's foreign minister was quoted as saying on Sunday. Netanyahu said on Tuesday he would annex the Jordan…

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  • Prosecutor in baby body-parts case 'ignorant' of law

    (Image courtesy Pixabay) A prosecutor in California's criminal case against two undercover journalists whose 2015 videos revealed abortion executives discussing their scheme to profit from baby body parts is "ignorant" of the law, contend defense lawyers. California alleges David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of Center for Medical Progress, defended by…

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  • 'We will never, ever be silent in the face of evil again'

    President Donald Trump (White House photo) The federal government concedes there's no "single approach" to preventing atrocities such as the murder of Christians in the Middle East and attacks on Muslims in China. But the Trump administration is going to have a good try at it. The government on Thursday…

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  • Pilgrim history: A mini-course in self-government

    'Signing the Mayflower Compact 1620,' by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris 1899 Sept. 16, 1620, according to the Gregorian Calendar, 102 passengers set sail on the Pilgrims' ship, Mayflower, with the blessings of their separatist pastor, John Robinson. Their 66-day journey of 2,750 miles encountered storms so rough the beam supporting…

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  • Church director among 100 arrested in massive child-sex sting

    (WBNS) -- COLUMBUS, Ohio — More than 100 people have been arrested in a massive human trafficking and internet sex sting. The operation focused on three central Ohio counties: Franklin, Fairfield, and Delaware. Among those charged include a doctor and church youth director. Austin Kosier, a 31-year-old doctor, works in…

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  • Kim Kardashian: Kanye West is 'born again, saved by Christ'

    (Christian Post) Reality star Kim Kardashian West was a guest on “The View” Thursday where she spoke about her husband's religious beliefs and revealed that he sometimes hosts pop-up churches around the country through his music ministry, Sunday Service. “Kanye started this to really heal himself and it was a…

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