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Christian 72-Year-Old Florist Fined for Refusing To Supply Flowers for Same-Sex Wedding Takes ‘Last Stand’ at Supreme Court

Barronelle Stutzman, also known as the "Christian grandma florist," is now asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear her appeal to reverse a Washington court's decision earlier this year that found her guilty of discrimination for refusing to provide flowers for a gay wedding. (more…)

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Malta Legalizes Homosexual Marriage Despite Opposition From Catholic Church

Lawmakers in predominantly Roman Catholic Malta legalized same-sex marriage Wednesday, joining much of Western Europe by replacing the traditional “you are now husband and wife” declaration in civil ceremonies with “you are now spouses.” (more…)

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Christian Soldier In Nashville Army Reserves Unit Voices Concerns After Southern Baptist Military Chaplain Conducts ‘Transgender Policy Briefing’

Concerns are being raised after a Southern Baptist military chaplain recently conducted a “transgender policy briefing” for members of an Army reserves unit that is based in Nashville—a briefing that was mandatory and was determined by the chaplain as not being violative of the convictions of Christian soldiers. (more…)

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ERLC Executive Committee Stands Behind Russell Moore as he Apologizes Again More Deeply for his Role in Division Among Southern Baptists Over 2016 Election; Jack Graham Calls Statement “Gracious” and “Unifying”

From the ERLC Executive Committee Our country has come through one of the more challenging political cycles in recent history. Evangelical Christians, and Southern Baptists in particular, faced difficult issues and decisions, which, at times, frayed and threatened even to tear the fabric of our civic and denominational unity. (more…)

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If Martin Luther King Jr. Had Sneezed

“If I had sneezed.” (more…)

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Pope Insists Individual Conscience, Not Rules, Must Guide Faithful in Negotiating Sex and Marriage

Pope Francis insisted that individual conscience be the guiding principle for Catholics negotiating the complexities of sex, marriage and family life in a major document released Friday that rejects the emphasis on black and white rules for the faithful. (more…)

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Religious, Secular Panelists Agree the Left Is Intolerant of Religion at Georgetown University Discussion

Liberal intolerance is suppressing freedom of belief and conscience in the United States, religious and secular panelists agreed in a discussion at Georgetown University. (more…)

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LISTEN: Three Things that Weaken the Believer, Part 3 (Pilgrim’s Progress According to the Bible #55 with Daniel Whyte III)

https://www.buzzsprout.com/3192/318703-three-things-that-weaken-the-believer-part-3-pilgrim-s-progress-according-to-the-bible-55.mp3 TEXT: Psalm 32:1-5 1 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. 2 Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile. 3 When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long. 4 For day

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Kentucky County Clerk Says She Won’t Block or Authorize Homosexual Marriage Licenses

The county clerk from Kentucky who was jailed after refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples said Monday on her return to work she will not block her deputies from issuing them but will not authorize them personally, as one couple celebrated a coming marriage. (more…)

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Michael Brown Gives 5 Lessons From the Hacking of Adultery Website Ashley Madison

After making threats for weeks, anonymous hackers have released the private information of millions of users of the Ashley Madison website, billed as the "most successful website for finding an affair and cheating partners" and boasting that it is "the world's leading married dating service for discreet encounters." (more…)

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Kentucky Clerk Sued for Refusing to Issue Homosexual — or Heterosexual — Marriage Licenses

Four Kentucky couples are suing a clerk who is refusing to issue gay-marriage licenses — or any marriage licenses at all — following the U.S. Supreme Court decision that same-sex couples have a legal right to marry. (more…)

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Jeb Bush Says Debate Over Homosexual Marriage Must Continue ‘Irrespective of What the Courts Say’

Jeb Bush told a gathering of religious conservatives on Friday that the debate over same-sex marriage should continue on “irrespective of what the courts say,” signaling that he would not consider a Supreme Court decision favorable to gay rights as the last word on the issue. (more…)

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Lawyer Explains Why Religious Conservatives Need Protection, Are Targets of Discrimination

Jordan Lorence is a veteran attorney who in 2006 represented a female photographer in one of the cases widely cited in the "religious freedom" law debate this week. (more…)

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LISTEN: Humanity’s Relationship with Self (The Covenant & the Cross #34 with Daniel Whyte III)

[ca_audio url_mp3="https://www.buzzsprout.com/25444/210939-humanity-s-relationship-with-self-the-covenant-the-cross-34.mp3" url_ogg="" download="true" align="none"] (Download/Listen to MP3) This podcast is designed to help you better understand the Word of God -- both the Old and New Testaments. The Old Testament is the story of the Covenant which God made with His chosen people Israel. And the New Testament is the

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LISTEN: Addendum on Religion and Morality in The Argument from Conscience for the Existence of God, Part 3 (The Reasons to Believe #68 with Daniel Whyte III)

[ca_audio url_mp3="http://thereasonstobelieve.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/trtbelieve-68.mp3" url_ogg="" download="true" align="none"] (Download/Listen to MP3) God has been under attack in the world almost since the beginning of time, but He and those who believe in Him are under attack more now than ever before. Atheism is increasing and atheists are becoming more vocal. This podcast is an

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LISTEN: Addendum on Religion and Morality in The Argument from Conscience for the Existence of God, Part 2 (The Reasons to Believe #67 with Daniel Whyte III)

[ca_audio url_mp3="https://www.buzzsprout.com/18053/205400-addendum-on-religion-and-morality-in-the-argument-from-conscience-for-the-existence-of-god-part-2.mp3" url_ogg="" download="true" align="none"] (Download/Listen to MP3) God has been under attack in the world almost since the beginning of time, but He and those who believe in Him are under attack more now than ever before. Atheism is increasing and atheists are becoming more vocal. This podcast is designed

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LISTEN: Addendum on Religion and Morality in The Argument from Conscience for the Existence of God (The Reasons to Believe #66 with Daniel Whyte III)

[ca_audio url_mp3="https://www.buzzsprout.com/18053/204963-addendum-on-religion-and-morality-in-the-argument-from-conscience-for-the-existence-of-god.mp3" url_ogg="" download="true" align="none"] (Download/Listen to MP3) God has been under attack in the world almost since the beginning of time, but He and those who believe in Him are under attack more now than ever before. Atheism is increasing and atheists are becoming more vocal. This podcast is designed

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The Argument from Conscience for the Existence of God (The Reasons to Believe #65 with Daniel Whyte III)

[ca_audio url_mp3="https://www.buzzsprout.com/18053/203576-the-argument-from-conscience-for-the-existence-of-god.mp3" url_ogg="" download="true" align="none"] (Download/Listen to MP3) God has been under attack in the world almost since the beginning of time, but He and those who believe in Him are under attack more now than ever before. Atheism is increasing and atheists are becoming more vocal. This podcast is designed

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