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The Cost of American Independence

When it comes to America’s sovereignty, freedom has never been free. Dating back to the Revolutionary War right up until our ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, over 1.3 million Americans have died in combat.

Presbyterian Pastors Regret Divestment from Companies Doing Business in Israel

Two Presbyterian pastors have voiced their opinions regretting the denomination’s recent decision to divest from companies that did business in Israel.

Poll Claims Percentage of Pro-Life Voters at All-Time High

A newly released survey claims that Americans who identify as pro-life are at a record high.

Israel Launches “Operation Protective Edge”

Tuesday morning, Israel launched what it is calling “Operation Protective Edge.” Government officials say the aim is to secure an end to weeks of Hamas rocket fire.

Middle Schoolers Who Receive Sexts Are 6X More Likely to Report Being Sexually Active

A new study has found that among middle school students, those who reported receiving a sext were 6 times more likely to also report being sexually active.

Bakery Refuses to Make Bert and Ernie Gay Marriage Cake, Faces Legal Action

A bakery in Northern Ireland is facing a lawsuit for refusing to make a cake featuring “Sesame Street” characters Bert and Ernie with the words “Support Gay Marriage.”

Teen Reality TV Show Features Evangelical Comedians Performing at Church Camps

A new reality TV show for teens aims to portray Christians in a different light. “All Summer Long” follows a group of Evangelical comedians as they travel to different church camps and perform.

50,000 Nigerians Flee Benue State to Escape Violence

As violence rages in Benue state, 50,000 people have been forced out of their homes to survive.

Bank Teller Fired for Saying 'Have a Blessed Day'

A Kentucky woman has been fired from her position at U.S. Bank for telling clients to “have a blessed day.”

Guest Post: The Hobby Lobby Decision and Wedding Vendors

The Supreme Court’s June 30 decision, which protects Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties from having to pay for possible abortion-causing drugs in company health plans, was a necessary win for religious freedom.

63 Kidnapped Women, Girls Escape Boko Haram

According to Nigerian officials, 63 kidnapped women and girls have escaped from Boko Haram captivity.

'Christianity Today' Compiles List of 33 Millennials Shaping the Church

Christianity Today magazine has compiled a list of 33 Christians that shaping that church today, and not one of them is over the age of 33.

Judge Approves Settlement in Baptist Children's Home Case

A federal judge has approved a settlement in a 14-year legal battle over government funding of Baptist homes for children in Kentucky.

Questions Remain on Contraception Coverage after Ruling

After the Supreme Court’s decision Monday in favor of Hobby Lobby, a question arose: Did the decision apply only to birth control that caused abortions or did it apply to all forms?

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Court Rules Wheaton College Exempt from HHS Mandate

The court ruled last Thursday that Wheaton College is now exempt from imposing the HHS contraception mandate that goes against the schools closely held religious beliefs.

Former Baptist Bishop Becomes Pastor of 'Inclusive' Church after Marriage to Gay Partner

Allyson D. Nelson Abrams resigned as bishop of Zion Progress Baptist Church after marrying her gay partner; Abrams has now adopted a pastoral position at a new “inclusive” church in Maryland.

Former Priest Who Took Vow of Poverty Wins $259 Million, Plans to Donate Majority

A former priest has won the largest sum in history from a Tennessee lottery; the irony of the situation is 58-year-old Roy Cockrum had taken a vow of poverty many years ago.

Chinese Pastor Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for "Gathering Crowds" in Church

The Christian pastor of a church in China has been sentenced to 12 years in jail. Zhang Shaojie, who pastors the Nanle County Christian Church, was found guilty of “gathering crowds to disturb public order” and of fraud.

Alabama Church Buys Used Guns to Remove Them from Streets

A church in Alabama has begun buying guns from owners for $50 a piece; the idea is that the more guns they collect, the fewer will be on the street.

Pope Francis Meets with Sex Abuse Victims for First Time since Election to Papacy

Pope Francis will meet with sexual abuse victims today for the first time since he became the pontiff.

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