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    Sudan Christians fearful amid deadly revolution

    June 24, 2019

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    KHARTOUM, Sudan – Persecuted Christians in Sudan are discouraged and fearful after the military massacre of protesters seeking civilian rule that, amid Sharia law, could protect religious freedom.

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    US Supreme Court allows WWI memorial cross to stand

    June 20, 2019

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    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court ruled June 20 that the World War I memorial cross located on public property in Bladensburg, Md., is not unconstitutional and can remain standing.

    In a 7-2 decision, SCOTUS rejected the lower courts claim in The...

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    Baptist leaders thankful housing allowance challenge ends for now

    June 19, 2019

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    DALLAS – The legal challenge to the constitutionality of the ministerial housing allowance is over – for now.

    The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) announced June 14 it would not appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court judicial loss from March, thus...

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    Oregon bakers wait after high court order

    June 18, 2019

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    WASHINGTON – Oregon bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein now will wait to see if the U.S. Supreme Court's insistence they receive a new hearing from a state court will produce a different result in their effort to practice their biblically based beliefs.

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    High court orders review of Oregon gay wedding cake case

    June 17, 2019

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    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, June 17, threw out an Oregon court's discrimination ruling against a Christian couple who declined to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding because of their religious convictions, ordering state judges to...

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    Sarah Huckabee Sanders at the While House. Photo by Reuters

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    Sanders leaving White House; returning to Arkansas

    June 14, 2019

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary for the past three and a half years, is leaving her post to return to Arkansas.

    President Donald Trump announced Huckabee’s departure via Twitter:

    “After 3½ years, our...

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    Florist loses again at Washington high court

    June 10, 2019

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. – Barronelle Stutzman's commitment to operate her florist business according to Christian convictions again found an unreceptive audience in Washington's highest court.

    The state Supreme Court ruled in a unanimous decision June 6...

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    States challenge Roe v. Wade with strict abortion laws

    June 9, 2019

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    COULD legal abortion soon be a thing of the past?

    Forty-six years ago the U.S. Supreme Court federally legalized abortion with its decision in the case of Roe v. Wade. The decision sparked a polarizing national debate that continues today.

    On Jan....

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    HHS stops internal fetal tissue research

    June 6, 2019

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    WASHINGTON – Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore and other pro-life leaders welcomed the Trump administration's newly announced decision to halt internal research by a federal entity using tissue from electively aborted babies.

    The Department...

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    Texas sues San Antonio for Chick-fil-A decision docs

    June 4, 2019

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    AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued the San Antonio City Council June 3 for public records involved in the council's decision to exclude Chick-fil-A from an airport concessions contract.

    The council excluded the chain in March expressly...

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