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New Disney-Pixar movie, Onward, to have lesbian heroine

The upcoming film “Onward,” which will be in theaters on March 6, will feature a self-identified lesbian heroine with a girlfriend, the first-ever animated LGBT character in the Disney-Pixar universe. The character, named Officer Specter, will be a Cyclops cop, voiced by openly gay screenwriter and actress Lena Waithe, Yahoo Entertainment reported. “It just kind of …

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Want Your Kids to Stay Christian? Double Down on Home Discipleship

Data suggests that what you do with your free time affects your family’s long-term spiritual formation. The novel coronavirus now dubbed COVID-19 has struck fear around Asia and the world. As many as 760 million people in China have been quarantined, and perhaps 110 million are barred from even exiting their apartment, all as part …

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Pastor hopes new Amazon Prime reality series will introduce more people to Christian faith

A new Amazon Prime reality TV show follows a pastor as he leads a team of nine motorcycling enthusiasts on a gruelling trip to a remote lake in Yellowstone National Park. Brian Tome, pastor of Crossroads Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, is team leader in the seven-episode series called Phantom Lake. The journey takes the team …

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Christian climate protesters launch 40 days of action during Lent

Christian Climate Action (CCA) is inviting people to take part in 40 days of action over Lent. The campaign gets underway on Ash Wednesday on 26 February with a vigil outside Westminster Cathedral at midday that will then process to Westminster Abbey and Parliament Square. Members of CCA are looking to the Catholic Church to follow …

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Former nurse shares ‘traumatising experience’ of comforting babies born alive after failed abortions

A former nurse has revealed how babies born alive in ‘failed’ abortions in the US are being left to die, something which could happen under the Conservatives’ proposed extreme abortion framework for Northern Ireland. Jill Stanek, now the National Campaign Chair to US-based pro-life charity Susan B. Anthony List, testified about her “traumatising experience” before the US Senate …

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Democratic Christians Weigh Their Primary Concerns

The presidential contenders are wooing religious voters. How do the faithful make sure God isn’t a political prop? Pastor Telley Gadson was the calm center of St. Mark United Methodist Church in Taylors, South Carolina, as the congregation prepared for a visit from Joe Biden’s presidential campaign and a North Carolina congressman who would speak …

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99-year-old who’s read through the whole Bible 60 times is aiming for 61

A 99-year-old churchgoer who’s read the Bible from cover to cover an incredible 60 times isn’t ready to quit reading God’s word just yet. In fact, the devout Christian woman, known affectionately as Miss Helen to her congregation, is reading it through all over again. Miss Helen, who turns 100 in March, still attends the …

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Franklin Graham tour cancellations have exposed ‘disagreeable’ no-platforming trend

The Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg has criticised the “no-platforming” of Franklin Graham after all seven of his confirmed UK tour venues pulled out. Rees-Mogg said in Parliament this week that the treatment experienced by the American evangelist pointed to a “particularly disagreeable modern trend”. He went on to say that many …

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Iranian Christian convert granted early release from prison

A Christian convert to Iran has been released from prison earlier than expected. Asghar Salehi was sentenced last September to six months in prison after being charged last year with propaganda against the Islamic Republic. He was arrested along with three others in the Fars Province.  They were sentenced under Article 500 of the penal …

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Council of Europe passes resolution to stop workplace discrimination against people of faith

The Council of Europe has adopted a resolution upholding the duty of member states’ to protect people of faith against discrimination in the workplace because of their beliefs. Although Britain left the European Union last week, it remains a member of the Council of Europe, the Strasbourg-based human rights body. The resolution states that while …

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Franklin Graham: My message is one of love, not hate

Franklin Graham, and son of the late Billy Graham, is touring the UK in the summer.  But planning for this major outreach has proved challenging, with all seven of the confirmed venues pulling out after coming under pressure from LGBT+ campaigners. But they are not the only ones to have asked questions about Graham or the tour.  Christians, …

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‘Faith keeps us free, prayer makes us strong,’ says Trump at National Prayer Breakfast

Donald Trump has told hundreds of religious leaders that his administration will protect them and their liberty. Addressing the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, the US President boasted that his administration had done more for religion and the unborn than any other as he urged them to re-elect him this November. “We are upholding the …

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