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Republican Senators Urge FDA to Remove Abortion Pills from the U.S. Market

Republican Senators Urge FDA to Remove Abortion Pills from the U.S. Market

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Republican senators urge FDA to label abortion pill as ‘deadly,' ‘hazard’ to women's healthREAD MORE

Many churches will survive 2020 by 'the skin of their teeth'

Many churches will survive 2020 by 'the skin of their teeth'

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in his personal blog, Andy Hunter, FIEC's Scotland & North of England Director, talks about changes to churches that have come since the the pandemic, arguing that "many churches will survive 2020 by 'the skin of their teeth'." Although the coronavirus pandemic has affected the church's ministry to meet the "drastic change," Hunter says that the mission of the church hasn't changed. "Circumstances may change but the call to make disciples is constant."READ MORE

The Sweetest Heart of Mary Church's Remodeling is Done After Three Years

The Sweetest Heart of Mary Church in Detroit Finally Restored

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Two church spires on top of the Sweetest Heart of Mary Church in Detroit are finally restored after three years. Larry Wilk told Click on Detroit that "we started in August 2017 and I'm happy to say we completed the project roughly two weeks ago." Although it has been a long time coming, Wilk volunteered for this three-year project after his 92-year-old mother demanded him to. "She contacted me three years ago, August of 2017, with some very sad news that the spires were going to be torn down. I asked her why and she said the city of Detroit had given an ultimatum to the parish to either repair the spires or do a teardown"READ MORE

Southern Baptists Helped Clean the Aftermath of Devastating Hurricane in Louisiana

Southern Baptists Helped Clean the Aftermath of Devastating Hurricane in Louisiana

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Southern Baptist volunteered to help out damaged neighborhood due to the hurricane lauraREAD MORE

Underground Biblical-Era Fortress Discovered in Israel

Underground Biblical-Era Fortress Discovered in Israel

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The biblical-era fortress, which dates back to the 12th century B.C., was discovered in Israel. Israel Antiquities Authority reported that the 3,200-year-old fortress was likely built by the ancient Canaanite civilization to protect against Philistine invaders. The fortification measures 59 feet by 59 feet with watchtowers in each of its four corners. Pottery vessels, likely used in religious rituals, were also discovered in the fortress' former rooms. In the middle of the fortress, there was a central courtyard paved with stone slabs. READ MORE

Santa Clara Church fined $15000 for holding in-person services

Santa Clara Church fined $15000 for holding in-person services

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The North Valley Baptist Church in Santa Clara has been fined $15,000 for holding indoor services in violation of the county health order. It was the largest corona virus related fines levied in Santa Clara County. The county issued the church two $5,000 fines last Sunday for holding indoor morning and evening services, violating health order, and was fined another $5,000 again on Wednesday for another in-person-service. READ MORE

Poor Diet is the Main Cause of Childhood Obesity

Poor Diet is the Main Cause of Childhood Obesity

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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many children are kept inside which is adding to the perception that American kids do not get enough exercise. Baylor University did a study and found out "Amazonian tribes burn just as many calories as the average American youngsters." According to Baylor University, the cause of obesity is likely a poor diet and not poor fitness, which challenges current theories about the reason for obesity. Baylor University studied about 50,000 Shuar people living in the isolated Amazon region of Ecuador and gathered data using the isotope-tracking and respirometry collection method. The Shuar do not have access to grocery stores and labor-saving technology; therefore, they are relying on fishing, hunting, foraging and small-scale agriculture. READ MORE

Married Families Make Better Society and Children

Married Families Make Better Society and Children

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A new report from the Center for Social Justice (CSJ) says children and society do better when parents are married. According to the 'Family Structure Still Matters' report, "even when controlling for income and education, children who grow up in unstable families suffer worse health and are more likely to be excluded join a gang and end up as NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training)."READ MORE

US Churches Sue to Challenge COVID-19 Restriction

US Churches Sue to Challenge COVID-19 Restriction

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Backed up by a conservative legal group, many churches in California and Minnesota filed lawsuits this week against the governors of their states challenging restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic. ABC News reported "Across the country, the vast majority of churches have cooperated with health authorities and successfully protected their congregations. Yet from the earliest phases of the pandemic, and continuing to this day, some worship services and other religious activities have been identified as sources of local outbreaks." READ MORE

North Point is suspending services until 2021

North Point is suspending services until 2021

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Pastor Andy Stanley of Atlanta's North Point Community Church announced that his church decided to suspend services until 2021. Regarding that issue, some members accused him of "bowing to Caesar" and "left-wing, Marxist agenda" Christian Post reported that Pastor Andy Stanley uploaded a video explaining why he is suspending the service. He said the decision was based on the true stance of the Christian faith. In the video, the Pastor says "We did not suspend services because of government pressure; there was none. We are not afraid, we're not bowing to social, cultural, or political pressure." READ MORE

New York Governor Authorizes New York Schools to Reopen

New York Governor Authorizes New York Schools to Reopen

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On Friday, August 21st, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo stated that he has his "fingers crossed" that schools in the state are safe for the reopen for the fall semester; however, he admits he questions whether he would send his own children back to a New York City schools while the coronavirus pandemic still going on. READ MORE

The Bible is Banned in Malaysia

The Bible is Banned in Malaysia

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In Malaysia, the Bahasa language is spoken by the majority; however, the country does not have a Bible available in the Bahasa language. According to The Persecution, the bibles in Malaysia were "written in the country's official language, Malay - in which the word for God is "Allah," as it is in Arabic. However, the Malaysian government claims the word "Allah" is exclusive to Islam and that its use in Christian publications is likely to confuse Muslims and draw them to Christianity."READ MORE

President Trump Visits St. John's Episcopal Church

President Trump believes that God will recover the economy from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic

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At a small rally in Minnesota on Monday, President Donald Trump revealed the conversation he had with God about this current economic crisis. Trump said God told him that He's going to have him rebuild "the greatest economy in the history of the world" again. President Trump believes in what God has promised, and he believes that the economy will be recovered. With the pandemic, the U.S. economy suffered its most significant blow since the Great Depression. According to the World Economic Forum, the gross domestic product dipped at a 32.9% annualized rate last quarter and described the situation as "the deepest decline in output since the government started keeping records in 1947."READ MORE

Robert Trump Died at the Age of 71

Robert Trump Died at the Age of 71

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President Donald Trump announced that his younger brother Robert Trump, 71, died Saturday August 15th at a New York hospital. Throughout the depressing moment, the White House publicly made the announcement via statement from Trump, "It is with heavy heart that I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight. He was not just my brother, he was my best friend. He will be greatly missed, but we will meet again. His memory will live on in my heart forever. Robert, I love you. Rest in Peace" said the President. READ MORE

Protestors in Portland Beat Man Unconscious

Protestors in Portland Beat Man Unconscious

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Throughout the month, there have been many protests in Portland which led to several violent accidents. Last Sunday night, August 16th, a white man was dragged down from his truck and got beat till he passed out. At 10:30 PM, the crowd surrounded the truck that crashed into the light pole at Southwest Broadway and Taylor Street. According to the report, the rioters and protestors pulled the white man out of the vehicle violently and forced him to sit in the street. As he tried to answer a call from his wife, a man in the crowd kicked the white man's head from behind which knocked him out and caused his head to bleed. READ MORE

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