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Faith-Healing Related Deaths of Children Begs the Question: Where Do We Draw the Line on Religious Liberties?

"All I see is an aggressive campaign against Christianity in general, it's amazing to me in this day and age where Muslims get soft pedaled and Christians are under attack. It just blows my mind.”

Religious Hate Crimes on the Rise: Justice Department Testimonies Cite Inflammatory Election Campaign Rhetoric as Contributor

There has been a 23 percent rise in hate crimes against people based on their religion, "including a 67 percent rise in anti-Muslim hate crimes and a 9 percent rise in anti-Jewish hate crimes” from 2014 to 2015.

Trump Uses National Day of Prayer to Launch Religious Freedom Executive Order

Trump held a special ceremony in the Rose Garden at the White House to sign an executive order on religious freedom and “reaffirm the vital role that people of faith and institutions play in our nation.”

Proposed Alabama Law Would Require Pornographic Content Blocked on All Smart Phones

House Bill 428 will be reviewed next week and is designed to drastically limit access to pornography, prostitution and sexual cyber harassment in Alabama.

Christian Leaders Respond to Trump’s Budget: We Can’t Turn Our Backs on Those in Need

"At a time when we’re especially security conscious, the International Affairs Budget is crucial to demonstrating our values to the world, building friendships with other nations, and lowering security risks around the world," the letter, which was signed by several notable Christian leaders, stated.

UPDATE: Growing SBC Call for Russell Moore’s Resignation—African-American Pastors Call for Reconciliation

"We must not be ignorant of the schemes of the enemy to divide us,” SBC Pastor Byron Day says.

Trump to Planned Parenthood: You Can Keep Your Funding if You Stop Performing Abortions

“Polling shows the majority of Americans oppose public funding for abortion, even those who identify as pro-choice," President Trump says.

Federal Court to Decide Whether Prayers Before Public Meetings Are ‘Unconstitutional’

When Peter Bormuth started attending county commissioner meetings in Jackson County, Michigan, he took offense over the fact that only Christian prayers were offered at the beginning of the meetings.

Virginia and South Dakota Legislatures Acknowledge Porn As ‘Public Health Crisis’

The resolution that passed in South Dakota lists a host of problems (such as sex trafficking) porn creates for individuals and societies.

World Relief Forced to Lay Off 140+ Employees Due to Trump’s Refugee Ban

Scott Arbeiter, President of World Relief, says not only is the loss of over 140 jobs “deeply troubling”, but additionally the people they are forced to let go "have served diligently and sacrificially—some of them for many years.”

Poll: Evangelicals Most in Favor of Repealing Johnson Amendment

47 percent of evangelicals feel churches should be allowed to “engage in political activity,” while only 34 percent do not agree.

100+ Evangelical Leaders Appeal to Trump and Pence in Washington Post Ad Over Refugee Ban

"This executive order dramatically reduces the overall number of refugees allowed this year, robbing families of hope and a future. And it could well cost them their lives."

Ann Voskamp Among Protestors Outside the National Prayer Breakfast

“I don’t think security negates compassion… We have to be motivated by compassion, not by fear.” —Ann Voskamp

Trump Promises to ‘Totally Destroy’ the Johnson Amendment in National Prayer Breakfast Speech

"I will...allow our representatives of faith to speak freely and without fear of retribution."

Evangelical Leaders Thrilled Over Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

According to Russell Moore, Gorsuch is "a brilliant and articulate defender of Constitutional originalism in the mold of the man he will replace: Justice Antonin Scalia."

Mike Pence Becomes First Vice President to Attend March for Life

"We will not rest until we restore a culture of life in America for ourselves and our posterity."

Evangelicals Push Back on Trump’s Ban on Refugees

“The question for the American Christian is: Will we speak out on behalf of those who are running from the very terror that we are rightly trying to put an end to?”

House Makes First Move to Permanently Ban Taxpayer Money From Funding Abortions

If the bill also passes in the Senate, it will move to President Trump, whose office has already communicated his inclination to sign the bill into law.

‘Plunge Parties,’ Hot Tubs, and Non-Traditional Baptistries—Baptisms Today Break the Mold

“We live in an age where people like experiences. It’s not that it looks better, but it feels better. It feels more authentic, it feels more real. It’s not the container that matters. It’s what is going on in the person’s heart.”

Greg Laurie on the Likelihood of Another Jesus Movement and Why...

Greg Laurie appears on the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share what it was like to grow up in the middle of the Jesus People Movement and his thoughts on whether we'll see another awakening like it.

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