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{FD} Air Force punishes colonel who refused to affirm gay marriage, attorney says

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The Air Force has punished a highly-decorated and respected colonel after he refused to publicly affirm the same-sex spouse of a retiring subordinate. Continue reading

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{FD} Philadelphia Eagles’ Marcus Johnson baptized in hotel pool with teammates by his side

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Marcus Johnson, a wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles, was baptized in a swimming pool Thursday with the support of several of his teammates. Continue reading

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{FD} The forgotten Christians of Nigeria — faithful while enduring incredible persecution

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Nigerian Christians are remarkable. Tough, charismatic, and possessed of an irrepressible joy, no one could ever conquer a people of such spirit. Continue reading

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{FD} I won’t let Las Vegas shooting change my mind. People are good

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The idea that we live in a world with nothing but hurtful, selfish, attention-seeking criminals, is too much for me, and I am betting, too much for you, too. Continue reading

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{FD} Attacks on religious freedom in US more than double since 2011, report finds

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Attacks on religious freedom in the U.S. have more than doubled in the last six years, according to a recently released report. Continue reading

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{FD} A drunk driver killed their daughters, but Lynn and Dan Wagner embody the awesome power of forgiveness

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The Wagner’s story is one I will never forget because it shows the difference Jesus brings in the most tragic, unimaginable circumstances Continue reading

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{FD} COULD the world come to an end?

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Here we are with some Christians setting a specific date — September 23, 2017. Continue reading

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{FD} Joel Osteen: Our church didn’t turn people away after Harvey

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Megachurch pastor Joel Osteen is shooting down claims his Lakewood Church in Houston turned Hurricane Harvey victims away, saying that keeping the doors closed for a few days during and after the storm was the “safe thing” to do. Continue reading

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{FD} Joel Osteen’s church staff rescued from Texas floods as critics blast lack of outreach

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At least three staff members at Pastor Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, had to be rescued from their homes while several others experienced flooding due to the impact of Hurricane Harvey. Continue reading

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{FD} Massive cross with crown of thorns towers over Mississippi interstate

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A huge cross installed this week, one of the tallest in the country, is drawing people together I-55 in Batesville, Mississippi. Continue reading

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{FD} How a Christian missionary, nearly 100 years old, brought hope to Alaskans

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Through dedication and service, Alice Green helped shape a community — as it shaped her. Continue reading

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{FD} Christianity appears to be holding strong in US

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As millennial ‘nones’ gain in numbers, the commitment by faithful Christians — including the educated — is notable. Continue reading

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{FD} Why the religious ‘nones’ may have so much power

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A so-called “non-religious” demographic that lacks faith in a divine authority is positioned to have a significant impact on future generations. Continue reading

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{FD} Millennials’ questionable relationship with religion

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And why just one influential person in their life — a parent, a mentor, a friend — could turn the tide for them Continue reading

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{FD} Kansas church’s vandalism brings pastor to tears

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A pastor in Kansas City, Kan., said he knew his church had been vandalized — but what he saw led him to break down in tears. Continue reading

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{FD} Maryland Christian school defends banning ‘immoral’ pregnant teen from graduation

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A small Christian school in Hagerstown, Maryland, defended its decision to ban a pregnant teen from walking at her graduation ceremony on June 2. Continue reading

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{FD} Cal State San Marcos sued by pro-life students

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The Students for Life at California State University San Marcos, a pro-life group, and the organization’s president, Nathan Apodaca, took the legal action after the university denied the group access for funds to host a pro-life speaker on campus. Continue reading

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{FD} Optional Bible class at Michigan elementary school canceled after complaints

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Children at Daisy Brook Elementary School, a public grade school in Fremont, Michigan, no longer have the option to attend a “Bible Release Time” class held at the local Fremont Wesleyan Church. Continue reading

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{FD} Georgia crash site photo brings comfort to grieving family

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The photograph shows light beaming from the sky onto the crash site. Continue reading

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{FD} Photo from crash site brings comfort to grieving family

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The photograph shows light beaming from the sky onto the crash site. Continue reading

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{FD} Mormon church to pull thousands of teens from Boy Scouts of America

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The announcement from the Utah-based Mormon church means thousands of teenagers ages 14-18 will no longer participate in Boy Scouts starting next year. Continue reading

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{FD} Tennessee elementary school’s Bible club halted by atheist complaint may return

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An elementary school Bible club that was suspended due to church-state concerns raised by an atheist group may return next academic year. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas tornado: Church parishioners thank ‘grace of God’ for saving their lives

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Parishioners celebrating graduating seniors during a special dinner say the “grace of God” saved them when a deadly tornado swept through Texas late Sunday. Continue reading

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{FD} United Methodist Church announces ‘special session’ to determine stance on homosexuality

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The United Methodist Church announced that its top legislative body will hold a special session in order to determine what stance the mainline denomination will hold on homosexuality. Continue reading

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{FD} Faith and millennials: Bringing them back into the fold

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With more young people leaving the religion in which they were raised, a new book shows how to turn things around Continue reading

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{FD} Lawsuit sparks debate on West Virginia public school bible classes

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The weekly optional Bible classes offered by the county’s public school district could soon be over. Continue reading

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{FD} What you didn’t know about Easter traditions

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Here are theories about the origin of the Easter Bunny and of dyeing eggs — from German, pagan, and Christian practices Continue reading

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{FD} Louisiana church offers drive-thru Good Friday prayers

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A congregation in Louisiana is going to offer drive-thru prayers for commuters as part of the holy day of Good Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Museum of the Bible: Previewing the soon-to-open landmark

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Stunning collection will house 40,000 biblical artifacts, share vivid details of the town where Jesus was raised, and much more Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Racists Anonymous’ program launched at Oklahoma church

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A small church in Oklahoma has launched a “Racism & Racists Anonymous” program meant to help foster dialogue and racial reconciliation. Continue reading

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{FD} The ‘religious left’ is on the move

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Harboring illegals, advocating for climate change… President Trump’s policies may have ignited the leftist Christian minority population. Continue reading

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{FD} As Arizona church closes, faithful left with uncertain future

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Development company snatches up the property at a time when faith practices in America are changing. Continue reading

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{FD} Where our presidents have prayed

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Abraham Lincoln rented his pew at a D.C. church for $50 a year during the Civil War. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas judge sued for beginning courtroom sessions with prayer

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A Texas judge is being sued in federal court by the nation’s leading secularist legal organization because of his courtroom tradition of having guest pastors and chaplains offer an invocation before each session. Continue reading

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{FD} SC deacon, wife, 2 children killed in house fire

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Scott Kelly, 42, a deacon at Trinity Baptist Church in Cayce, along with his wife Mandy, 34, their son Judah, 10 months; and daughter Lizzie, 9, all died in the early morning blaze that erupted at their Lexington County home, according to WISTV. Continue reading

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{FD} Mideast refugees stranded in limbo find Americans reaching out in faith

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Scores of families fleeing their war-torn countries are benefiting from the kindness of American strangers Continue reading

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{FD} Why Islam may surpass Christianity as world’s largest faith

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By 2050, Muslims are expected to be nearly even in number with the Christian population. Continue reading

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{FD} End Bible classes? West Virginia school seeks to dismiss atheist lawsuit

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A West Virginia school district being sued for offering an elective Bible class has filed a motion to dismiss the suit brought by an atheist group. Continue reading

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{FD} St. Patrick’s Day: Some Catholics get exemption from meatless Friday

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Some Catholics will be able to have their corned beef and eat it, too — in case you hadn’t heard Continue reading

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{FD} Alabama church aims to hire its own police

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How does Briarwood Presbyterian Church Police Department sound to you? Ready to usher in a church police department? Continue reading

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{FD} Knights of Columbus donates millions to fight Christian persecution

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The Catholic organization has made it clear that ‘words are not enough.’ Continue reading

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{FD} The German cardinal who spoke out against the Nazis

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You probably weren’t taught this story in your high school world history class — or any class. Continue reading

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{FD} Church fights free birth control in the Philippines

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Poverty may be an issue — but is the pill the right answer? Continue reading

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{FD} How the Pakistani government just helped an enslaved Christian community

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Accused of not doing enough to protect the Christian minority, the Pakistani government has taken steps to improve the quality of life for a community of poor Christians living in squalor as bonded laborers in a rural area of Jaranwala in the Punjab Pr… Continue reading

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{FD} Megachurch sees ‘phenomenal’ growth in its Hispanic congregation

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A Colorado megachurch’s Hispanic congregation is seeing immense growth, so much so that they will be adding another Sunday service for them to meet. Continue reading

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{FD} Millennials abandoning Christianity because of family breakdown, author claims

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Millennials abandoning Christianity is mostly fueled by family breakdown, says the author of a new book on why so many of them are leaving their faith, yet reasons do exist to be encouraged. Continue reading

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{FD} Muslim headscarves in Europe: The battle heats up

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Veils worn by Islamic women might not make it to next year’s Fashion Week Continue reading

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{FD} A political pope is also growing the ranks of the faithful

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The leader of the Catholic Church continues to walk the line between politics and religion — and guess who’s paying attention? Continue reading

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{FD} Virginia city cancels visit to Ark Encounter after atheist protest

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A Virginia city’s Parks and Recreation Department has canceled a planned trip to The Ark Encounter and Creation Museum for families after an atheist group claimed it would violate the Constitution due to the exhibit’s “Christian and proselytizing nature.” Continue reading

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{FD} Half of Americans say Islamist militants aren’t really Muslims

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While the majority of Americans think self-described Christians who commit acts of violence in the name of Christianity aren’t really Christian, only half of the public says the same about those who claim to be Muslims and are violent. Continue reading

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