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Supreme Court gives victory to baker who refused to make cake for gay wedding

The U.S. Supreme Court gave a boost to advocates of religious freedom on Monday, ruling that a Colorado baker cannot be forced to make a cake for a same-sex wedding, in a case that involved marriage equality and protection from discrimination. But the opinion was a narrow one, applying to the specific facts of this …

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Service Members Sue President Trump over Transgender Military Ban

Five service members have filed a lawsuit against President Trump in an effort to challenge his reinstatement of the government’s ban on openly-transgendered persons serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. “Plaintiffs have undergone medical treatment for the purpose of gender transition,” the complaint, filed by the National Center for Lesbian Rights and GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders, outlines. “Plaintiffs …

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Pastor Allows Son Who likes Pink to “Transition” to a Girl

A pastor of a Lutheran church in New Jersey was recently featured in an online video in which he and his wife told the story of their 10-year-old son, who they have allowed to present as female for the past two years. Christopher Bruesehoff of Holy Counselor Lutheran Church in Vernon and his wife Jamie state …

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Duggar Husband Accused of Cyberbullying After Saying ‘Transgender Is a Myth’

Duggar family member Derick Dillard is being accused of cyberbulling after calling transgender a myth while trans teen Jazz Jennings’ television show aired Wednesday. Dillard is married to Jill Duggar and is featured on their reality show “Counting On,” which airs on TLC network. On the same network, a reality show called “I Am Jazz” …

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Church expels member over same-sex marriage

A longtime parishioner at a Chicago church says the congregation took away her membership after she married her female partner. A group of LGBT activists gathered outside the Apostolic Church of God Sunday to speak out after the parishioner lost her membership. “Her grandmother was a member; her mother was a member and she was …

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Sign of the Times: Tennessee Judge: Gay Couples Have Equal Parental Rights

NASHVILLE – Same-sex couples in Tennessee have the same rights as heterosexual couples who have children born through artificial insemination, a judge ruled. Four married lesbian couples sued after the state passed a law that requires using the “natural and ordinary meaning” of words in state law. Gay rights groups said the requirement was a …

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LGBT Group Threatens Johns Hopkins Over Study on Homosexuality, Transgender

In a remarkable case of agenda politics eclipsing science, America’s largest LGBT group has threatened harm to Johns Hopkins University if it doesn’t censor the scientific findings of leading scholars on the origins of homosexuality and transgenderism. In a recent major study titled “Sexuality and Gender: Findings from the Biological, Psychological, and Social Sciences,” researchers …

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Eugene Peterson, Creator of “The Message” Bible, Changes Stance on Homosexuality

Eugene Peterson, author of 30 best selling books including the popular “The Message” paraphrase Bible, has a new interview up with The Religious News Service recently. The interviews topic starts off as a discussion of his career and his retirement and celebrating the effect he has had on the church, however it doesn’t end there. …

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Transgender “Man” Gives Birth, Doctors Predict “Womb Transplant” Coming Soon

Do you think men should be having babies? Years ago, I remember being told that someday we would see these sorts of headlines, but such a thing seemed so impossible to me at the time. Well, now it is actually happening. Over in the U.K., a 21-year-old British man named Hayden Cross has just given …

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Trump Administration to Teachers: You Must Use a Transgender Student’s “Preferred Pronouns”

The Story: The Trump administration recently issued a letter stating that teachers and students could be investigated for a civil rights violation if they refuse to use the “preferred pronouns” of transgender students. The Background: In February the Department of Justice and the Department of Education issued a notice withdrawing the statements of policy and …

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Is It Acceptable for Christian Business Owners to Refuse Service to Gay People?

In no U.S. religious group does a majority think it’s acceptable for businesspeople to invoke their religious beliefs to refuse service to gays. This finding from a 2016 Public Religion Research Institute survey is a first, said Robert P. Jones, CEO of the nonprofit research group. In a 2015 PRRI survey that asked the same …

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Is Disney’s Pro-Gay Agenda Driving Your Family Away?

The Disney company’s progressive agenda is no secret—as recent films flaunt gay characters as wholesome and adorable—but it could be severely impacting their bottom line, particularly when it comes to tourist destinations. Combined with the Orlando location, the push for LGBT inclusivity through a family-friendly norm is driving away Christian families, says C. Britt Beemer, …

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