JACKSON, Miss. -- Attorneys representing the governor of Mississippi defended the state's "Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act" in appeals court on Friday, declaring that “[n]o one has a ‘fundamental right’ to force an unwilling participant to attend or provide servic...

Brief Defending Mississippi’s Conscience Act: No One Has ‘Right’ to Force Part in Same-Sex ‘Weddings’

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Officials in Santa Clara, California have removed a 14-foot cross from a public park in response to a lawsuit filed by a prominent professing atheist organization. The granite cross had been displayed in what is known as Memorial Cross Park for the past 64 years after being do...

Santa Clara Officials Remove Cross From Public Park Following Atheist Lawsuit

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Concerns are being raised by a prominent pro-family organization after country music star Carrie Underwood, who has expressed her support for same-sex "marriage" and attends a church that allows homosexuals to serve in ministry, recently appeared at a major Christian conference attended by tens of t...

Concerns Raised After ‘Gay Marriage’ Supporter Carrie Underwood Sings at Passion Conference

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WASHINGTON -- A Republican congressman from Iowa has introduced a federal bill that would ban abortions when a heartbeat is detected, with the exception of the life of the mother. Rep. Steve King submitted the Heartbeat Protection Act of 2017 on Thursday, a move that would criminalize abortions comm...

Iowa Rep. Introduces Federal Bill to Ban Abortion When Heartbeat Detected

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COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Troopers in South Carolina will no longer give a Christian book to residents grieving the loss of a loved one following receipt of a complaint on behalf of an atheist woman who was gifted a copy of the publication. "We regret that any family member would have misunderstood our inte...

South Carolina Troopers to Cease Giving Christian Book to Grieving Families Following Complaint

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LEXINGTON, Ky. -- An abortion facility in Kentucky is set to close later this month after state officials denied its owners a license, leaving just one abortion provider in the state. The closing of EMW Women’s Clinic in Lexington was announced on Friday by the Kentucky chapter of the National Organ...

Kentucky Abortion Facility to Close After License Denied, Leaving One Remaining Provider in State

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WASHINGTON – A Democratic lawmaker filed a resolution in the House of Representatives that, if approved, would recognize February 12, 2017, as “Darwin Day” and celebrate the father of evolution’s contributions to science. House Resolution 44, filed on Wednesday by Democratic Rep. James Himes of Conn...

Democratic Rep. Files Resolution to Recognize ‘Darwin Day’ on Feb. 12

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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A Somali-American woman who identifies as a Muslim recently took her oath of office on the Koran instead of the Bible. Ilhan Omar, a Democrat, was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in November, beating her Republican opponent, Abdimalik Askar, by 61 percent. Her el...

Nation’s First Female Somali-American Muslim Lawmaker Takes Oath on Koran

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SANTA ANA, Calif. — A watchdog organization that releases a report each year on the global persecution of Christians says that acts of hostility against believers rose for the third year in a row in 2016, with persecution in South and Southeast Asia particularly rising to "unprecedented levels." "Fo...

Report: Global Christian Persecution Rose for Third Year in a Row in 2016

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AUSTIN, Texas -- A lawmaker in Texas has proposed a bill that would abolish abortion in the state and criminalize those who take the life of an unborn child. H.B. 948, also known as the Abolition of Abortion in Texas Act, was submitted by Representative Tony Tinderholt, R-Arlington, on Wednesday. It...

Texas Lawmaker Proposes Bill to Abolish Abortion in State

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WASHINGTON -- Over 20 clergy members representing Judaism, Hinduism and Islam, as well as those professing Christianity, gathered on Tuesday to seek a "blessing" over a new Planned Parenthood facility that opened last fall in the nation's capital. "In almost every message to our staff, I talk about…

Ecumenical Clergy Members ‘Bless’ New Planned Parenthood Facility in Nation’s Capital

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MANILA -- Over 200 were injured on Monday as an estimated 1.5 million Filipinos sought to press up against a centuries-old statue of Christ that was marched through the streets of Manila as part of an annual Roman Catholic celebration called the Feast of the Black Nazarene. As previously reported, C...

Over 200 Injured as 1.5 Million Filipinos Throng ‘Healing’ Idol Marched Through Streets

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BOISE, Idaho -- A lawmaker in Idaho plans to propose a bill in the state legislature that would criminalize abortion as first-degree murder, with the exception of risk to the life of the mother. Sen. Dan Foreman, R-Moscow, told reporters this week that he believes abortion needs to be prosecuted for...

Idaho Lawmaker to Propose Bill Criminalizing Abortion as First-Degree Murder

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RICHMOND, Va. -- The Democratic governor of Virginia has signed an executive order requiring the state to only enter into government contracts with businesses and organizations that have policies in favor of homosexuality, effectively banning Christian entities and others from working with the state...

Virginia Governor Signs Order Only Allowing Govt Contracts With Pro-Homosexual Entities

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WASHINGTON -- While being questioned by Democratic New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Thursday over his position on women and open homosexuals in the military, Secretary of Defense nominee James Mattis said that he has "never cared" about the sexuality of those in the Armed Forces. “In your book 'W...

Defense Nominee James Mattis on Open Homosexuals in Military: ‘I’ve Never Cared’ About Their Sexuality

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PASADENA, Calif. -- A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of a Christian who was arrested six years ago for reading the Bible aloud outside of a California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court decision on Wednesday that granted s...

Appeals Court Rules in Favor of California Christian Arrested for Reading Bible Aloud Outside DMV

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CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Family members of those who were shot to death while attending a 2015 Bible study at South Carolina's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church called upon gunman Dylann Roof to turn to Christ on Wednesday as he was formally sentenced to death for his crimes. "If at any point be...

As Dylan Roof Sentenced to Death, Families of Shooting Victims Urge Killer to Turn to Christ

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A historic Baptist "church" in the nation's capital has hired two "married" lesbian women to lead their congregation, a move that has raised concerns among Baptists nationwide. Calvary Baptist Church, which disassociated with the Southern Baptist Convention in 2012, presented Mar...

Baptist ‘Church’ in Nation’s Capital Hires ‘Married’ Lesbian Women to Lead Congregation

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- An elderly man from New York State is being lauded as a hero after shielding a mother of two during last week's shooting at the Fort Lauderdale International Airport that killed five. According to reports, Tony Bartosiewicz, 70, of Rochester, New York, had just called his da...

Elderly Man Shields Mother of Two During Fort Lauderdale Shooting: ‘I Will Protect You’

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A Tennessee woman who had been arrested on robbery and murder conspiracy charges two years ago has sued her local sheriff for $1.5 million dollars for allegedly denying her an abortion while she was incarcerated. According to the lawsuit, Kei'Choura Cathey, 29, discovered she was...

Woman Sues Tennessee Sheriff for $1.5 Million for Denying Abortion While Incarcerated

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