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05/22/2017 at 15:48. Facebook
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. -- A sheriff in Virginia has been instructed to remove decals bearing the words of Christ from patrol cars in the midst of an inquiry and complaints from two church-state separation groups. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office had been gifted with the decals in March, which quo...
Christian News Network 05/22/2017

Virginia Sheriff Instructed to Remove ‘Peacemaker’ Bible Decals From Patrol Vehicles

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Michael J Foolkes
Michael Link
Karen E. Malone
LONDON -- Talk show host Piers Morgan is under fire for asking a couple who say they identify neither as male or female if he could identify as a black woman or an elephant. “Can I be an elephant? Can I literally say I’m now an elephant and do I get afforded elephant rights?" he…
Christian News Network 05/21/2017

Piers Morgan Stirs Controversy for Asking ‘Non-Binary’ Couple If He Could Identify as Black Woman, Elephant

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Barbara Smith Aftanski
Jason Toner
Lizbeth Alpizar
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A group of students from a public high school in Missouri are demanding an apology from their district superintendent for incorporating Christian themes into his graduation speech and leading those gathered in a prayer. According to reports, in addition to offering general encour...
Christian News Network 05/21/2017

Students Demand Apology Over Superintendent’s Christian Speech, Prayer at Graduation

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Susan Scott Ricci
Gloria McBay
Connie Reynolds
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05/20/2017 at 20:04. Facebook
DALLAS, Texas -- Using data from the Kepler spacecraft, a Christian astrophysicist in Texas has discovered a new planet the size of seven Earths orbiting the star KPLR 7826659. Dr. Jason Lisle, the director of physical sciences at the Dallas-based Institute for Creation Research, made the announceme...
Christian News Network 05/20/2017

Christian Astrophysicist Discovers New Planet Size of Seven Earths Using Kepler Spacecraft Data

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Annette Margaret Coer-Shaughnessy
Barbara Pitre
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05/20/2017 at 12:30. Facebook
AKIN, Ill. -- An eighth-grader in Illinois was recently prohibited from delivering a speech and a prayer during his graduation ceremony due to its religious content. Seth Clark, the salutatorian at Akin Grade School, instead presented his message and invocation across the street following the servic...
Christian News Network 05/20/2017

Illinois Eighth-Grader Prohibited From Delivering God-Centered Speech, Prayer at Graduation

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Judy Wauford
Angela Kortright-Calo
Melissa McNealy
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05/19/2017 at 22:09. Facebook
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- A Georgia woman who made headlines last year in her quest to have her middle name changed from female to male has died of sepsis after having a hysterectomy reportedly as part of a sex change operation. Rebeccah Feldhaus, 25, who goes by the name "Rowan," had the operation to remove...
Christian News Network 05/19/2017

Georgia Woman Who Identified as Man Dies Following Surgery to Remove Uterus

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Amber Davis
Donna Peel
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05/19/2017 at 18:00. Facebook
BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- "Who wants to be a drag queen when they grow up?" That's the question a man dressed as a woman recently asked children attending "Drag Queen Story Hour" (DQSH) at a public library in New York. Since last fall, the Brooklyn Public Library in Park Slope has been offering the storytim...
Christian News Network 05/19/2017

Public Libraries Hosting ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’ for Children

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Diana Anderson
Ernie McNair
Kevin Babb
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05/19/2017 at 15:09. Facebook
JUNEAU, Alaska -- An Alaskan lawmaker has proposed a bill that would abolish abortion in the state and criminalize the act as murder. Rep. David Eastman, R-Wasilla, recently introduced H.B. 250, which "brings state law into conformity with the Constitution of the State of Alaska, which provides that...
Christian News Network 05/19/2017

Alaskan Lawmaker Proposes Bill to Criminalize Abortion as Murder

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Connie Ferguson
Lana Tone
Zaniya Ximenez
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05/18/2017 at 22:55. Facebook
HAVANA, Cuba -- A Cuban pastor has been sentenced to one year in prison for homeschooling his children, and his wife has been ordered to spend a year under house arrest. “This is a great injustice,” Ramón Rigal told the Homeschool Legal Defense Association. “They are trying to force us to send our c...
Christian News Network 05/18/2017

Cuban Pastor Sentenced to One Year in Prison for Homeschooling His Children

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Renae Winfrey
Connie Tomas
Jim Hill
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05/18/2017 at 18:58. Facebook
WASHINGTON -- An annual government report outlining the state of affairs for religious freedom across the globe has found "worsening" conditions worldwide, and urges the U.S. Department of State to designate 16 nations as Countries of Particular Concern (CPC). “Overall, the Commission has concluded…
Christian News Network 05/18/2017

U.S. Religious Freedom Report Finds ‘Worsening’ Conditions Worldwide

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Annette Margaret Coer-Shaughnessy
Michael J. Edwards
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05/18/2017 at 14:49. Facebook
AUSTIN, Texas -- The attorney general of Texas has filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit against a judge who was sued by a prominent professing atheist organization over his practice of opening court with a chaplain-presented prayer. “The lawsuit against Judge Mack is an affront to religious libe...
Christian News Network 05/18/2017

Texas Attorney General Moves to Intervene in Lawsuit Against Judge Sued Over Chaplain-Presented Prayers

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Russell Sausa
Dot Bruner
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05/17/2017 at 23:58. Facebook
CASPER, Wy. -- The abortion and contraception giant Planned Parenthood will close its only Wyoming location in July for financial reasons. “We looked at what services we provided,” Adrienne Mansanares of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains told the Star Tribune this week. “We also looked at th...
Christian News Network 05/17/2017

Planned Parenthood to Close Its Only Wyoming Location for Financial Reasons

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Elijah Robinson
Kylie Scofield
Matt Gidley
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05/17/2017 at 18:58. Facebook
AUGUSTA, Maine -- A special education technician at a public high school in Maine has filed a federal complaint against her school district after she was reprimanded for telling a coworker, who is a member of her church, that she would pray for them. According to her complaint, Toni Richardson began...
Christian News Network 05/17/2017

Maine School Employee Reprimanded for Telling Churchgoing Coworker ‘I Will Pray for You’

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Phillip Green
Kenny Cheek
Diaz G Laura
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05/17/2017 at 00:56. Facebook
LYNCHBURG, Va. -- The president of what heralds itself as the world's largest Christian university, who declared during the 2016 presidential election that he was "convinced" that Donald Trump is a Christian, conferred an honorary doctorate upon the nation's leader on Saturday during his visit as co...
Christian News Network 05/17/2017

Jerry Falwell Jr., Who is ‘Convinced’ Trump is ‘Christian,’ Bestows Liberty University Doctorate on President

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Annette Newland
Nita Wheeler
Vicki Spears
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05/16/2017 at 16:19. Facebook
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Republican governor of Kentucky has appointed a seminary official and former pastor to overhaul the state's struggling foster care and adoption services program. Gov. Matt Bevin selected Daniel Dumas, a senior vice president with the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and ad...
Christian News Network 05/16/2017

Kentucky Governor Appoints Seminary Official to Overhaul Foster Care, Adoption Services

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05/16/2017 at 12:37. Facebook
SEMAPHORE PARK, Australia -- An Australian keepsake company has become the center of controversy after a recent report brought to light the company's practice of turning extra IVF embryos into jewelry. “I don’t believe there is any other business in the world that creates jewelry from human embryos,...
Christian News Network 05/16/2017

Australian Keepsake Company Reportedly Turning Extra IVF Embryos Into Jewelry

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Brenda Whitney
Michelle Cayson
Sarah Hodges Arrington
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05/15/2017 at 22:03. Facebook
FATIMA, Portugal -- Jorge Bergoglio, the Roman Catholic leader known as Pope Francis, has "sainted" two of three Portuguese shepherds who purportedly saw an apparition of Mary a century ago and are credited with two miracles following their death. The occasion, which was widely accepted among Cathol...
Christian News Network 05/15/2017

‘Pope Francis’ Declares ‘Saints’ Deceased Fatima Children Who Purportedly Saw Apparition of Mary

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Inge Torchia
David Joseph MacLellan
Leona Legg
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05/15/2017 at 13:58. Facebook
PHOENIX – A leading Christian geologist has filed suit against the U.S. National Park Service, alleging that they wrongfully discriminated against him on the basis of his religious beliefs by not allowing him to conduct research in the Grand Canyon. Dr. Andrew Snelling is a research geologist who cu...
Christian News Network 05/15/2017

Christian Geologist Sues National Park Service for Denying Request to Conduct Research in Grand Canyon

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Cheryl Miller
Marjie Brandeen
Elijah Robinson
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The Alabama Senate has approved a bill that would place on the ballot a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow the Ten Commandments to be displayed on public property. The measure put forth by Sen. Gerald Dial, R-Lineville, requires the Decalogue to be a part of a bro...
Christian News Network 05/14/2017

Alabama Senate Approves Proposal That Would Allow Display of Ten Commandments on Public Property

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William Belzil
Rick Drywaal
Max Ventura
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- 10 people were arrested on Saturday as they blocked the entrance to Kentucky's last remaining abortion facility to prevent mothers from murdering their unborn children. The effort corresponded with Mother's Day weekend. Abortion opponents from across the country gathered outside o...
Christian News Network 05/13/2017

10 Arrested Blocking Entrance to Kentucky’s Last Abortion Facility to Prevent Murder of Unborn

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Jeane Speigel Paul
Dwayne Flaherty
Marilyn Swanson Daly