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Month: July 2019

Is the devil responsible for the clergy abuse crisis? One expert thinks so

New York’s Archbishop Timothy Cardinal Dolan described last year’s months of revelations about decades of clerical sexual abuse as “the summer of hell.” It’s a figure of speech that one author believes may have more bite than bark. In other words, demonic forces may have played a large part in the Catholic Church‘s crisis. A warning here: If you …

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GoFundMe takes down fundraising effort by Christian rugby player sacked for posting Bible verse

Israel Folau, a Tongan-Australian Christian athlete sacked by Rugby Australia for posting a Bible verse about salvation, was targeted again for his religious beliefs, he says. This time, the 30-year-old unrivaled rugby star was axed by fundraising platform GoFundMe after raising more than $760,000 in legal fees. Folau was forced to end his rugby career in May with the Waratahs and Wallabies …

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VIDEO: 3 million evangelicals march in Brazil: ‘Our country belongs to Jesus’

Millions marched in the streets of Sao Paulo, Brazil last week as part of one of the largest Christian gatherings in the world. The March for Jesus in Brazil organizers report there were three million attendees with more than 10 hours of praise and worship, led by 28 Brazillian gospel bands and singers, and dozens of evangelical pastors and leaders, Evangelical …

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China raids another Christian church, detains ‘many’ worshipers: report

Another underground church in China was raided this week by government authorities who arrested worshiping Christians as the country’s Communist crackdown continues, China Aidreports.  The Christian persecution watchdog group, which seeks to expose religious freedom abuses in China, reports that Morningstar Church in China’s southern Guangxi province was raided on Wednesday morning.  Many Christians present, including …

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Millennials, Gen Z growing more uncomfortable with LGBT movement: survey

A new survey shows that although widely considered to be the most accepting of generations, the LGBT movement is falling out of favor with millennials and younger Americans. According to The Accelerating Acceptance report, conducted by The Harris Poll for the LGBT advocacy group GLAAD, survey respondents who were in the 18–34 age bracket reported that they …

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Pastors alarmed by Christian leaders’ push for Calif. churches to accept homosexuality, transgenderism

ndividuals who once identified as gay are speaking out against a resolution in the California Assembly that calls upon pastors and other civic leaders to affirm homosexuality and transgenderism, and condemn “conversion therapy.” The resolution, ACR-99, Civil Rights: Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people urges counselors, pastors, churches, educators, and others to avoid supporting the historic Christian …

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Muslims in Turkey showing interest in Jesus amid Erdogan’s authoritarian crackdown, Andrew Brunson says

WASHINGTON — Evangelical missionary Andrew Brunson said Thursday that the authoritarian crackdown and struggling economy in Turkey are causing more Muslim Turks to show interest in the Bible at a time in which the “storm clouds” of Christian persecution seem to be forming.  Brunson, a North Carolina native who spent two decades planting churches in …

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Iran amasses more enriched uranium than allowed by nuclear deal

The U.N. nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which monitors Iran’s nuclear program under the deal, confirmed in Vienna that Tehran had breached the limit. The step could have far-reaching consequences for diplomacy at a time when European countries are trying to pull the United States and Iran back from the brink of …

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