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Judge's ruling on health-care conscience rights praised

October 17, 2019

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WICHITA FALLS, Texas – Religious freedom and pro-life advocates commended a new federal court decision that protects freedom of conscience for health-care professionals.

Christian artist Lauren Daigle was named Artist of the Year at the 50th annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards in Nashville Oct. 15. GMA Facebook photo

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Dove Awards celebrate 50 years of gospel music

October 16, 2019

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Christian music's past, present and future were celebrated at the 50th annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards.

The event, held Oct. 15 at Lipscomb University's Allen Arena in Nashville, Tenn., honored today's top Christian...

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Pro-life lament greets California abortion law

October 14, 2019

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Pro-life advocates lamented California's barrier-breaking enactment of a law requiring its public colleges and universities to provide non-surgical abortions to students.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation Oct. 11...

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Court debates gay, transgender protections

October 9, 2019

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court deliberated for two hours Tuesday, Oct 8, on whether longstanding, non-discrimination protections in federal workplace law cover "sexual orientation" or "gender identity," and at least some justices appeared...

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Election-cycle plan to cover U.S. with prayer, fasting

October 9, 2019

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BLACKSHEAR, Ga. – Kim Strickland favors the serenity of a pond on the edge of her property in Blackshear, Ga., for prayer. "It is where me and God can get some business done for sure."

At the pond God birthed in her a plan to saturate the U.S. with...

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Pro-lifers welcome review of Louisiana law

October 9, 2019

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WASHINGTON – Pro-life advocates have commended the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to consider the constitutionality of a Louisiana pro-life law, potentially setting up what abortion-rights supporters say would be the repudiation of a ruling by the...

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On the site of the future Lorne C. Scharnberg Business Center, Thomas White, president of Cedarville University (left) stands with Lorne C. Scharnberg and Mark Scharnberg. Cedarville University photo

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Cedarville University receives $10 Million gift

October 7, 2019

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CEDARVILLE, Ohio – Cedarville University received the largest financial commitment in its 132-year history Monday, Oct. 7, when Mark Scharnberg, a 1997 graduate, pledged $10 million on behalf of his family and their companies Katecho, Inc. and...

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Religion in public schools focus of Pew study

October 7, 2019

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WASHINGTON – As courts deliberate the legality of religious activity including prayer and Bible study in public schools, many teenagers participate in or witness religious activity on campus, according to the Pew Research Center.

"While several...

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has asked the state to join him and his wife Maria in an official day of prayer and fasting Oct. 10. Facebook video screen capture

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Governor's call to prayer draws Baptist leaders' support

October 7, 2019

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Southern Baptists across Tennessee told Baptist Press they support Gov. Bill Lee's plea for the state to fast and pray Thursday, Oct. 10.

Tennessee Baptist Mission Board President Randy Davis, Southern Baptist Convention...

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The new psychological thriller "Joker" is a "dangerous" movie that glorifies violence and could spark copycats, even if it does raise important questions about mental illness and society's downtrodden, say faith-based reviewers who screened the film.

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Joker's dark content 'dangerous,' reviewers say

October 7, 2019

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The new psychological thriller "Joker" is a "dangerous" movie that glorifies violence and could spark copycats, even if it does raise important questions about mental illness and society's downtrodden, say faith-based reviewers...

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