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Louisiana abortion case heading to Supreme Court draws pro-life briefs

The Family Research Council announced Wednesday it was the latest pro-life group to file a brief in support of a Louisiana law restricting abortion access headed for the Supreme Court in March.


p>”The admitting-privileges requirement of Act 620 is a legitimate and sensible health-and-safety regulation that falls squarely within the …

CNN settles $275M lawsuit with Covington Catholic student Nick Sandmann

CNN agreed Tuesday to settle for an undisclosed amount in a $275 million lawsuit filed by Covington Catholic student Nicholas Sandmann over the network’s coverage of his viral encounter with an elderly Native American activist.


p>A CNN spokesman confirmed to The Washington Times that a settlement had been reached, but …

Planned Parenthood reports increase in government funding

A new report from Planned Parenthood shows an increase in government funding during its most recent fiscal cycle and a record number of abortions at its clinics, even as the national abortion rate declines.


p>The reproductive health nonprofit posted its annual report over the weekend, culminating a year punctuated by …

Trump kicks off evangelical outreach, says 'God is on our side'

President Trump launched his campaign outreach to evangelical voters Friday, telling thousands of Christian supporters at a mega-church in Florida that “God is on our side.”


p>”With your help, your prayers and your tireless effort to mobilize Christian communities across our land,” Mr. Trump said, “we’re going to win another …

Methodist Church proposes breaking up over gay marriage

The United Methodist Church, the nation’s third-largest religious denomination, announced a plan that would spin off a new denomination that would continue to bar gay marriage and clergy.


p>The nine-page “Protocol of Reconciliation & Grace Through Separation” outlines a $25 million payment to the separating congregations, which would also keep …

Samuel Rodriguez, influential evangelical, Hispanic minister, antes up for Donald Trump

A national leader for Hispanic Protestant Christians offered his full-throated support for President Trump and chided the Democratic Party for abandoning the moderation of the Obama years, as the president was set to speak at a Hispanic megachurch in Miami to mobilize evangelicals for his reelection campaign.


p>”The unprecedented hard …

Christian group warns of 'chaos' in Iraq after U.S. strike

A leading international group monitoring persecution of Christians says Iran, newly spurned by Thursday night’s drone strike that killed the Islamic republic’s elite military commander Gen. Qassem Soleimani, may target Christians living in Iraq as revenge for the U.S. attacks.


p>”For Iraqi Christians who have already felt the weight of …

Massachusetts bill removing parental consent for abortions faces battle

Pro-life advocates in Massachusetts are hoping a bill to remove parental consent requirements for minors seeking abortions will remain stalled through the end of the legislative term, but are bracing for a fight if the so-called ROE Act reemerges.


p>“Massachusetts already has a law in place permitting abortions under pretty …

Founding fathers never discussed wall of separation between church and state

School civics classes teach that the Constitution guarantees the right to remain silent, freedom of speech, equal protection under the law, and a wall of separation between church and state.

Except the founding document never actually talks about a wall.


p>”It’s something that the courts and anti-religious groups created to …