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North Dakota House Approves Ten Commandments School Bill

North Dakota’s Republican-led House overwhelmingly endorsed legislation Tuesday that’s aimed at shielding schools and teachers from lawsuits arising from posting the Ten Commandments in classrooms.
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Blinken Ends Trump Rights Plan Promoting Conservative Agenda

In a sharp rebuke to Trump policies, Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday formally scrapped a blueprint championed by his predecessor to limit U.S. promotion of human rights abroad to causes favored by conservatives like religious freedom.
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Health Officials: Churches Should Hold Off In-Person Worship

Mississippi health officials are recommending that churches and other religious organizations continue to hold off on hosting indoor worship services during the coronavirus pandemic, even after Gov. Tate Reeves relaxed regulations on other kinds of social gatherings.
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Gallup: U.S. Church Membership Falls Below Majority for the First Time

The gap between those who believe in a specific religion and those who participate in the life of a specific congregation is likely to prove a challenge for houses of worship. And the decline in church membership is likely to continue, according to Gallup.bob

Carrie Underwood to Perform New Gospel Album ‘My Savior’ on Easter Sunday — Here’s...

Carrie Underwood is taking fans back to her Christian roots in her first ever gospel album, My Savior, which hit stores and streaming services Friday.
UPDATE: USA Today Columnist Who Took Aim at ORU Is Fired

UPDATE: USA Today Columnist Who Took Aim at ORU Has Been Fired

Hemal Jhaveri, the USA Today columnist who said Oral Roberts University [ORU] should be banned from participating in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament because of their conservative Christian beliefs, has been fired
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Lecrae Shares He Observed Passover Seder Meal: It Was ‘Powerful’

Christian rapper Lecrae has shared that Saturday he participated in a Passover seder meal, an experience that made him think of the New Jerusalem.
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Appellate Court Arguments Set for Charleston Church Shooter Dylann Roof

Attorneys for the Dylann Roof who was sentenced to federal death row for the racist slayings of nine members of a Black South Carolina congregation are set to formally argue that his conviction and death sentence should be overturned.
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Officer Eric Talley’s Funeral: ‘Greater Love Has No Man Than This’

“Jesus has told us, greater love than this no man has than to lay down his life and Eric lived that,” Archbishop Samuel Aquila said during the traditional Latin Mass, the style beloved by Talley, at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver.
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At Nationwide Rallies, Christians Stand Up for Asian Americans

At events in 14 cities across the U.S., an estimated 5,000 people demonstrated in support of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Sunday (March 28) after attacks on people of Asian descent in the Atlanta area this month.
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‘Some Say I Am Filthy Now Because of My Name’—Naomi Zacharias

In an announcement that she is stepping down as director of Wellspring International, Naomi Zacharias alluded to the pain she is dealing with as a result of her father’s sexual misconduct, but did not mention the victims of his abuse.
James Coates

Perspectives on Pastor James Coates: Saint or Sinner?

Pastor James Coates’ ongoing stand against government-imposed worship restrictions have led to mixed reactions, with some people praising the pastor’s actions and others condemning them.
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UPDATE: Ed Young Thanks Church for Support After Death of Daughter, LeeBeth, at Age...

LeeBeth Young, daughter of Texas megachurch pastors Ed and Lisa Young, passed away Monday, Jan. 18, at the age of 34.
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Suicide Bomb Hits Palm Sunday Mass in Indonesia, 20 Wounded

Two attackers believed to be members of a militant network blew themselves up outside a packed Roman Catholic cathedral during a Palm Sunday Mass on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, wounding at least 20 people, police said.
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Franklin Graham Unfazed After Evangelical Base Blasts Him for Encouraging Vaccines

The March 24 post revealed a deep divide among evangelicals, many of whom are suspicious of COVID-19 vaccines. Graham's post kicked up a lot of dust, drawing 20,000 comments and nearly 10,000 shares.
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Ex-Mormon Sues LDS to Recoup $5 Million in Tithes

In a federal lawsuit filed this week, James Huntsman charges that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) funneled members’ donations into commercial ventures and “repeatedly and publicly lied” about its financial dealings.
Pastor Murdered by His Wife's Accomplice After Warning Church Devil is Out to Destroy and Kill Them

OK Pastor Murdered After Warning Church Devil Is Out to Destroy and Kill Them

Oklahoma pastor David Charles Evans of Harmony Free Will Baptist Church was killed by a gunshot wound on March 22, 2021 while in his home in Ada.
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2 Churches Threatened with Satanic Graffiti, Another a Possible Arson Target

Several congregations throughout the U.S. have recently been targeted by vandals, some of whom defaced churches with satanic graffiti. Authorities are also investigating arson as the cause of fire that burned down a church in Florida. 
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Faith Groups Celebrate Virginia’s Death Penalty Ban

Faith groups are celebrating Virginia’s decision to ban the death penalty, a move considered to be a victory for religious opposition to capital punishment.
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UPDATE: Franklin Graham: Jesus’ Parable of the Good Samaritan Supports the Covid-19 Vaccine

"Jesus would advocate for people using vaccines and medicines to treat suffering and save lives." Jesus tells of a Good Samaritan who cares for an injured man by using oil and wine on the man's wounds "which were the top medicines of the day."
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This Is Hate Speech? Church Rally for Biblical Marriage Includes Proud...

They said it was hate speech. But if this is hate speech, then what can Christians say? Check out what people at the rally sponsored by Rivers of Living Water United Pentecostal Church in Sandy, Oregon, on March 20, 2021, had to say.

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