Month: August 2017

Kindergarteners Scared They Will Be ‘Turned into Boys’ After School’s Transgender Celebration

The parents of kindergarten students at a Rocklin, California school are outraged after a teacher staged a “transition ceremony” in class for a five-year-old boy without informing them. A Rocklin Academy Gateway school teacher gave a lesson on transgenderism because a student was transitioning from a boy to a girl. Ankur Dhawan’s 5-year-old daughter attended …

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Microchip implants chart new territory, but some experts say they are an ethical nightmare

A vending machine software firm recently implanted about four dozen of its employees with Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) microchips that it says will allow the employees to navigate the office more conveniently. But the move has raised concerns about potential ethical and security issues. Three Square Market, based in Riverdale, Wisconsin, said it surgically implanted the …

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Christian ministry sues watchdog group over hate label

A Florida-based evangelical ministry is suing a liberal watchdog organization that called it a hate group because of its stance against LGBT rights. The federal religious discrimination lawsuit was filed this week by D. James Kennedy Ministries of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, against the Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center. It seeks an unspecified amount of money. …

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Is It Better For Moms to Stay Home?

I was a writer and principal executive in an advertising agency when I decided to leave my profession to stay home and raise my kids. I wanted to be the one that nurtured and trained our children, and my busy job simply didn’t give me enough time to do that well. On the one hand, …

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Touching Death: The Turbulent Life of One of America’s Last Snake-Handling Preachers

Cody Coots looks comfortable, standing in the spot where his father was killed. Behind him sits a guitar, before him a glass of strychnine poison. To his right there’s a drum set, to his left a few venomous snakes. He’s at a lectern in a large room in an old house on a back street …

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Court rules against coach who prayed with players

SEATTLE (August 23, 2017) — A Washington state high school football coach took advantage of his position when he prayed on the field after games, and he’s not entitled to immediately get his job back, a federal appeals court said Wednesday. The three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. District Court of Appeals unanimously held that …

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23 States, 24 Members of Congress Join Supreme Court Briefs in Support of Ten Commandments Monument

Attorneys general and governors from 23 states, as well as 24 members of Congress, have filed briefs asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case involving a Ten Commandments monument in New Mexico that is the subject of a lawsuit filed by two Wiccan women who took offense at the display. “[C]ertiorari is warranted here …

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Breastfeeding Mom Who Was Told to Leave Elevation Church Service Planning Protest

A mom who claimed she was asked to leave a service at Pastor Steven Furtick’s Elevation Church in North Carolina for breastfeeding her baby in public is now organizing a “Nurse-In” during the 11 a.m. service on Sunday. Amanda Zilliken, a mom of three, was nursing her 4-month-old daughter in the sanctuary of the Ballantyne …

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Kentucky governor calls for prayer groups to combat violence in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. –  Gov. Matt Bevin said he wants people of faith to take ownership of Louisville’s troubled neighborhoods, one block at a time. Bevin unveiled his much-anticipated anti-violence initiative Thursday during a meeting with several hundred pastors at Western Middle School. The meeting at times resembled a church service, as Bevin prayed for unity …

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Loving My Sister-Brother

Look at it this way: You aren’t losing a brother. You’re gaining a sister,” said my brother of 46 years at dinner one night. A month prior I had noticed the makeup on his face. When I asked about it, his response was simple: “I feel better about myself with it on.” I assumed he …

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Hope Has a Name!

Poetry isn’t usually our thing here at JNN, but sometimes we come across things that are so good we just have to share them. This is an example or that. Please read it and be blessed! If there are words for Him then I don’t have them You see my brain has not yet reached …

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Is Christianity Racist?

In the wake of Charlottesville and other horrendous racial atrocities, many in the world are asking: “Is Christianity racist?” Though many believers may like to think racism went away after the Civil Rights Movement, one African-American’s question to Focus on the Family proves otherwise. He asks: How can a nation that was built on slavery …

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