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Chinese Virologist Claims China 'Intentionally' Released COVID-19

Chinese Virologist Claims China 'Intentionally' Released COVID-19

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A guest on “Tucker Carlson Tonight”, Dr. Li-Meng Yan, who is a Chinese virologist and whistleblower, has renewed accusations that the Chinese government intentionally manufactured and released the COVID-19 virus. READ MORE

Utah Churches Head Outdoors on Sundays

Utah Churches Head Outdoors on Sundays

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As the pandemic continues to rage on in America, many churches have been forced to continue with virtual programming for Sunday services. While some churches have chosen to defy lockdown orders and speak out in favor of in-person services, many have prioritized safety and public health by staying online and outdoors. READ MORE

Survey Shows that Majority of Evangelicals Disagree with “Gender Fluidity”

Majority of Evangelicals Disagree with “Gender Fluidity”

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Lifeway Research's "State of Theology" 2020 report, published Tuesday, showed that over two-thirds of evangelicals (67%) "strongly disagree" with the idea of gender fluidity. Only one in five (22%) evangelicals in the US believe that gender identity is a choice. A greater proportion of evangelicals (73%) than non-evangelicals (47%) disagreed with this definition of gender. The survey, sponsored by Orlando based Ligonier Ministries, involved 3,002 adults in the US, including 630 professing evangelicals. The State of Theology is Ligonier Ministries' biannual study done in collaboration with Lifeway Research on beliefs about God, the Bible and salvation. Further examining evangelical beliefs, it found that 42% believe that "God accepts the worship of all religions, including Christianity, Judaism, and Islam."READ MORE

Department of Education Rules to Protect Religious Groups on Campus

Department of Education Rules to Protect Religious Groups on Campus

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Many faith-based college groups are praising the Department of Education's final rule last Wednesday to protect religious groups on campuses to choose leaders based on their own criteria. READ MORE

“Baby Lives Matter” Activist Beaten in Portland

“Baby Lives Matter” Activist Beaten in Portland

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Tayler Hansen, known for painting 'Baby Lives Matter' murals across the country, claimed that he was beaten by "a group of Antifa and other left wing rioters" on Tuesday night in Portland. He first gained notoriety for painting the slogan in front of Planned Parenthood in Salt Lake City. READ MORE

Senator Bill Cassidy Fires Back at Atheist Group over Bible Verse Tweets

Senator Bill Cassidy Fires Back at Atheist Group over Bible Verse Tweets

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An activist atheist organization recently criticized Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy (R) for posting scripture to Twitter and Facebook on weekends. The Freedom From Religion Foundation and Cassidy engaged in a back and forth of tweets and statements following the initial statement from the FFRF. Cassidy's tweets from August are simply quotes from scripture without proselytizing or excessive endorsement of Christianity. The Bible is also the most read book in the world-and not exclusively to Christians-as many find use in the Bible for scholarly research, inspiration, and wisdom. The FFRF wrote that a concerned resident of Louisiana contacted the organization to report that on Sundays, bible verses were being posted to Cassidy's official social media profiles, including Twitter and Facebook.READ MORE

At Least 500 Ethiopian Christians Slaughtered Since June

At Least 500 Ethiopian Christians Slaughtered Since June

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According to the Barnabas Fund, an international Christian aid agency, at least 500 Christians have been murdered in a series of coordinated door-to-door attacks and thousands have fled for their lives in southern Ethiopia’s Oromia regional state, including its capital Addis Ababa. An Ethiopian Christian leader has called for an international inquiry into the attacks which have killed women, children, and displaced thousands since the end of June. READ MORE

Pastor of large Calif. church refuses to obey county orders after $50,000 fine

Pastor of large Calif. church refuses to obey county orders after $50,000 fine

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Jack Trieber, the pastor of North Valley Baptist Church in Santa Clara, California that was fined over $50,000 for holding indoor worship services said in a video statement that even as the county increases penalties, the church will remain open for service. On Tuesday, September 1st, Trieber shared that Santa Clara County had posted another warning on the door of the church and is fining the church $5,000 for each in-person service that it holds.READ MORE

Church leaders, elected officials hold ‘spiritual response’ to COVID-19 in Ashland

Church leaders, elected officials hold ‘spiritual response’ to COVID-19 in Ashland

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Twenty-five churches associated with the Ashland County Ministerial Association collaborated with local elected officials to hold A Call To Sacred Assembly in a small town in Ohio. The event occurred on Aug. 23 at Freer Field and featured speakers like Mayor Matt Miller, State Rep. Darrell Kick and County Commissioner Emmitt Justice. READ MORE

Vice President speaks at Susan B. Anthony List's "Life Wins! 2020" event

Vice President Mike Pence speaks at Susan B. Anthony List’s “Life Wins! 2020”

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Vice President Mike Pence discussed faith and abortion among other issues at Christ Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC. Pence's speech was part of a "Life Wins! 2020" event held by the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List. Pence stressed the importance of family, speaking extensively about his wife and children and how important they are to his life and his political duties. Pence began the speech by acknowledging Marjorie Dannenfelser, the President of the Susan B. Anthony List and the moderator of the event, for her staunch pro-life values and her work to advance this cause. He stressed their impact on electing and reelecting pro-life representatives and referred to the Susan B. Anthony List as "the most effective advocate for the right to life in America."READ MORE

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Podcast host Abraham Hamilton III accuses BLM leaders of practicing ‘witchcraft’

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Abraham Hamilton III, a conservative black podcast host, claimed on August 19 that leaders of the “Black Lives Matter” movement engage in witchcraft and summon dead spirits. Hamilton used his platform to urge Christians that have sided with and supported BLM to reevaluate the movement. READ MORE

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“Baby Lives Matter” mural painted in front of Planned Parenthood then removed

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An unknown person painted a large mural that reads "Baby Lives Matter" at a Planned Parenthood location in Charlotte. The mural was seen and recorded from above by WBTV. The station then reached out to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police to inquire about the department's response to the mural. The department responded on Wednesday and reported that CMPD officers went to South Torrence Street responding to a call regarding vandalism in the street. According to the police, the incident is being investigated and they have also notified the Charlotte Department of Transportation. The mural has since been removed as of September 1, 2020. READ MORE

Chinese government continues national cross removal campaign

Chinese government continues national cross removal campaign

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China has resumed its campaign to remove crosses on Christian churches in the aftermath of the pandemic. According to the Italian magazine Bitter Winter, in the first half of 2020 the Chinese Communist Party mandated the removal of over 900 crosses in the eastern provinces of Jiangsu, Anghui, and Shandong. READ MORE

Democrat Vernon Jones calls for congressional hearings after being harassed by 'mob' in D.C.

Democrat Vernon Jones calls for congressional hearings after being harassed by mob in D.C.

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Vernon Jones, a Pro-Trump Georgia Democratic Representative at the RNC last week, is calling on Democrats to open hearings on the widespread unrest that has intensified after the police shooting of Jacob Blake. READ MORE

Most Americans believe social media companies censor political viewpoints

Most Americans believe social media companies censor political viewpoints

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Recent polling by the Pew Research Center conducted June 16-22, 2020 has captured partisan divides in perceptions of censorship on social media platforms as well as significant changes in sentiment in the last 2 years. The polling data from 4,708 adults reveals a stark divide between Republicans and Democrats on a number of issues including censorship bias and the extent of social media censorship. In addition, the data shows clear ideological trends on many questions. READ MORE

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