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Christian politicians won’t say it, but the Bible is clear: let the refugees in, every last one

Thousands more, says David Cameron now, grudgingly conceding to popular pressure. But why not all of them? Surely that’s the biblical answer to the “how many can we take?” question. Every single last one. Let’s dig up the greenbelt, create new cities, turn our Downton Abbeys into flats and church halls into temporary dormitories, and …

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The Makers of a New AR-15 Want to Keep it Away From Terrorists. So They Etched it With a Bible Verse

Gun manufacturer Spike’s Tactical has introduced a new AR-15, which it is determined to keep out of the hands of Islamic terrorists. To that end, they etched the magazine with a bible verse. Oh, and the AR-15’s name is “The Crusader.” Company spokesman Ben “Mookie” Thomas, a former Navy Seal and former Blackwater security contractor, explained: “Right now and …

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Oregon Judge Refuses to Perform Same-Sex Marriages

Marion County Judge Vance Day is being investigated by a judicial fitness commission in part over his refusal to perform same-sex marriages on religious grounds, a spokesman for the judge said. When a federal court ruling in May 2014 made same-sex marriage legal in Oregon, Day instructed his staff to refer same-sex couples looking to …

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The 5 stores that Walmart mysteriously closed are finally reopening

Walmart suddenly closed five stores in April without warning, laying off more than 2,200 employees in the process. Six months later, the retailer is now reopening the stores and inviting previous employees to reapply for their jobs, Reuters reports. Walmart said it closed the stores in California, Texas, Oklahoma, and Florida because of persistent plumbing issues. …

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Muslim flight attendant says she was suspended for refusing to serve alcohol

A Muslim flight attendant says she was suspended by US airline ExpressJet for refusing to serve alcohol to a passenger. Charee Stanley says that it went against her religious beliefs and filed a discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity, reports CNN. Her lawyer said that she wished to do her job without serving alcohol, …

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Leading Lawyer Defending Crosses in ‘China’s Jerusalem’ Jailed Before Meeting US Ambassado

China has arrested the leader of “Lawyers for Protection of the Cross.” The group defends churches whose crosses have been forcibly removed amid a government campaign to strip skylines of Christian symbols. Zhang Kai is the latest of more than 250 attorneys, pastors, and human rights activists detained or arrested since July in connection with …

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BREAKING: Kim Davis to be Freed From Jail in Kentucky Gay Marriage Dispute

Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who was jailed last week after she defied a court’s order that she issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, was ordered released on Tuesday. In a two-page order issued Tuesday, the judge who sent her to jail, David L. Bunning of the Federal District Court, said he would release …

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United Pentecostal Church’s Superintendent’s Thoughts on Kim Davis

On September 8, 2015 Rev. David K. Bernard, the current General Superintendent of the United Pentecostal Church International, and who also holds a law degree has released a personal statement regarding Kim Davis on Facebook: Thoughts on Kim Davis, Kentucky county clerk After the US Supreme Court ruled that the US Constitution contains a right to …

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When does your religion legally excuse you from doing part of your job?

Can your religion legally excuse you from doing part of your job? This is one of the questions in the Kentucky County Clerk marriage certificate case. But it also arises in lots of other cases — for instance, the Muslim flight attendant who doesn’t want to serve alcohol and who filed a complaint on Tuesday …

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Do Animals from Geographically Different Locations Speak the Same Language?

A friend recently asked me whether black bears in Appalachia have Southern accents and whether they have trouble understanding black bears raised in Canada or Alaska. Taken literally, those are notions more fit for a Disney movie than a scientist. In a more abstract sense, however, it’s a profound inquiry that fascinates zoologists and psychologists …

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Church in hot water over football field baptism

Asking a Baptist preacher to baptize is like asking Colonel Sanders if he wants a bucket of chicken. Somebody’s going to get dunked. So when a football coach in Villa Rica, Georgia asked to be baptized on the high school football field – the local First Baptist Church obliged.   At the end of the …

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Historic church near downtown Orlando becomes townhomes

Developer Mark Kinchla is wrapping up work on a unique transformation for the city of Orlando: turning a historic church into five townhomes. Kinchla will tell you, bluntly, why the renovation is unique here: “Orlando is not used to recognizing its history and is much more likely to tear down an old building than to …

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