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Michigan Pastor Departs Ministry For Not Holding Trump Accountable

Michigan Pastor Departs Ministry For Not Holding Trump Accountable

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A Michigan Christian Reformed Church pastor left his ministry after feeling troubled by the church’s unconditional support of President Donald Trump. Keith Mannes of East Saugatuck CRC in Holland delivered his final sermon Oct. 11, and received a kind farewell from the church. READ MORE

Supreme Court Declines to Block Mailing of Abortion Pill

Supreme Court Declines to Block Mailing of Abortion Pill

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An order released on Thursday Oct. 8 stated that the Supreme Court will refuse to put a hold on a nationwide injuction that blocks the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from enforcing a rule that requires a woman seeking an abortion to receive the drug mifepristone in-person at a health-care facility.READ MORE

Democrat Scolds Barrett for Saying “Sexual Preference” After Biden Used Same Term

Democrat Scolds Barrett for Saying “Sexual Preference” After Biden Used Same Term

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During the second day of Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearings, Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) admonished the Supreme Court nominee for using the term “sexual preference,” while Joe Biden himself used the term in May. READ MORE

Religiously Unaffiliated More Likely to Accept Homosexuality and Align with Political Left

Religiously Unaffiliated More Likely to Accept Homosexuality and Align with Political Left

World

A survey of over a dozen countries by the Pew Research Center as part of the Global Attitudes Survey showed that in most of the countries, religiously unaffiliated people are more likely to accept homosexuality. The overall number of people that accept homosexuality has continued to rise globally.READ MORE

Pew Research Center Reports Deep Partisan Divides On COVID-19

Pew Research Center Reports Deep Partisan Divides On COVID-19

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A survey about the COVID-19 response conducted by the Pew Research Center revealed a growing divide between Democrats and Republicans. Members of the two parties differ greatly in their perceptions of topics such as how the government handled the crisis and also if the virus has been made into a bigger deal than it should be. The survey of 9,220 U.S. adults was conducted Aug. 31-Sept. 7, 2020 as part of Pew Research Center's American News Pathways project. Notably, these results were prior to the debate and President Trump's COVID-19 hospitalization. READ MORE

Mike Pence on Roe v. Wade: “I’m Pro-Life. I Don’t Apologize For It.”

Mike Pence on Roe v. Wade: “I’m Pro-Life. I Don’t Apologize For It.”

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During one telling section of the sole vice presidential debate held Oct.7, Vice President Mike Pence and Joe Biden Democratic running-mate, Kamala Harris, discussed the Supreme Court nomination, abortion rights, and healthcare. On one side, Mr. Pence told viewers clearly,“I’m pro life. I don’t apologize for it,” while Harris described herself as an advocate for a woman’s right to decide. READ MORE

Mike Pence Has News for Democrats: 'The Dogma Lives Loudly In Me'

Pence Has News for Democrats: 'The Dogma Lives Loudly In Me'

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Vice President Mike Pence spoke at a campaign rally Saturday in The Villages, the nation’s largest retirement community, located in a traditionally conservative section of Florida. The community is essential for President Trump’s reelection and has hosted visits from Trump surrogates such as Gov. Ron DeSantis. READ MORE

How Can Pastors Engage Millennials During COVID?

How Can Pastors Engage Millennials During COVID?

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As part of a video series called “Five Essential Conversations About Ministry to the Next Generation”, President David Kinnaman and Director of Insights Mark Matlock of Barna research group sat down to discuss recent research showing a disproportionate drop in online worship service attendance for Millennials. READ MORE

Win for Religious Liberty in Capitol Hill Baptist Church v. Bowser

Win for Religious Liberty in Capitol Hill Baptist Church v. Bowser

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A D.C. federal court granted a preliminary injunction motion late Friday night in Capitol Hill Baptist Church v. Bowser et al., a case challenging the District of Columbia's refusal to allow outdoor religious services because of COVID-19 restrictions. As a result, the church can now plan to hold services at outdoor locations in the District, where most of its members live.READ MORE

Tens of Millions of Dollars Spent on Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation Fight

Tens of Millions of Dollars Spent on Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation Fight

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Campaign advocacy groups and PACs on both sides of the political spectrum have poured tens of millions of dollars into the confirmation process, according to an analysis of spending by Fox Business. More than a dozen conservative and liberal political groups have announced that they are spending millions on campaign ads in battleground states using the topic of Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court. READ MORE

Pence and Harris Reaffirm Views on Abortion at Debate

Pence and Harris Reaffirm Views on Abortion at Debate

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Both Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic candidate for Vice President Kamala Harris restated their long-held stances on abortion at the sole debate between the two candidates on Wednesday (Oct. 7). READ MORE

ADF Massacres 19 Civilians, Including Six United Methodists, in Eastern Congo

ADF Massacres 19 Civilians, Including Six United Methodists, in Eastern Congo

World

The Allied Democratic Forces, a radical Islamist rebel group who have been waging war in Eastern Africa for decades, have been blamed for a Sept. 27 massacre that left 19 civilians dead in Mamove in Eastern Congo. The attack killed six United Methodists, who were memorialized at the Kivu Annual Conference on Oct. 6. READ MORE

WEA

World Evangelical Alliance Calls on Turkey To Review Decision to Expel 60 Protestants

World

The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) demanded that Turkey to "review its decisions to effectively expel and ban 60 Protestant church members" at the 45th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (Geneva, Switzerland).READ MORE

Hundreds of NYC Orthodox Jewish Community Protest COVID-19 Restrictions

Hundreds of NYC Orthodox Jewish Community Protest COVID-19 Restrictions

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New COVID-19 restrictions set to take effect in sections of New York City sparked protests from members of the Borough Park Orthodox community on Tuesday night, as they defied dispersal orders and lit a rubbish fire.READ MORE

International Christian Concern: The War on Religion in China

The War on Religion in China

World

International Christian Concern's president Jeff King recently interviewed Olivia Enos, a senior analyst at the Heritage Foundation, to discuss the steady surge in religious persecution in China. READ MORE

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