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August 7, 2020 3 min
In today's News: Order closing churches is challenged Liberty Counsel filed the reply brief to the first Circuit Court of Appeals regarding Calvary Chapel of Bangor’s appeal in the lawsuit against Maine Gov. Janet Mills’ orders against churches. Under the governor’s challenged orders when the complaint was filed, no religious gatherings were permitted, including parking lot services. Under the orders, the church can hold secu...
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August 6, 2020 3 min
In today's News: Pro-life supporters sue D.C. mayor Pro-life activists plan to sue the mayor of Washington, D.C., after police arrested two students for chalking a pro-life message outside of a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic. Students for Life will file a lawsuit against D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser following the arrest of a student activist and staffer for writing "BLACK PREBORN LIVES MATTER" with sidewalk chalk outs...
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August 5, 2020 3 min
In today's News: Ethics board meets The Trump administration established the National Institutes of Health Human Fetal Tissue Research Ethics Advisory Board earlier this year amid calls to end the practice of using aborted baby body parts in taxpayer-funded research. The Scientist reports President Donald Trump appointed the 15 board members, and at least 10 of them are pro-life. The board met for the first time July 31. The ...
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August 4, 2020 3 min
In today's News: Concordia Irvine adds new school Concordia University Irvine has added a new school—the School of Health and Human Sciences — offering graduate and undergraduate degree programs in health-related areas of study. Academic offerings in the new School of Health and Human Sciences include a Master of Public Health, Master of Healthcare Administration, Master of Coaching and Athletics Administration, a Bachelor of...
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In today's News: Human trafficking shelter for girls wins permit A Catholic charity that has prepared to open a home for underage victims of human trafficking has reached a resolution with California authorities after it was allegedly pressured to affirm LGBT sexuality, to inject sex hormones into any beneficiaries who identify as transgender, and to agree to drive minors to abortion clinics. The San Diego-based Children of t...
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In today's News: Decision against journalists appealed Thomas More Society attorneys will appeal the decision that a San Francisco Superior Court judge made after a hearing held Tuesday in the case of undercover journalist David Daleiden. Daleiden is being charged as a criminal by California’s attorney general for his investigative exposé of Planned Parenthood’s involvement in trafficking aborted baby body parts. Judge Suzann...
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In today's News: Pro football players face restrictions The National Football League and the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) recently announced regulations forbidding players to attend church when a service is more than a quarter full of the faithful. On July 25, NBC Sports reported that the NFL and the NFLPA will restrict players this season from attending indoor church services when attendance is above 25 percent of capacit...
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In today's News: Some charges dropped against pro-life journalists Additional charges against two pro-life investigative journalists have been dropped in the case of the People of the State Of California vs. David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the Center for Medical Progress (CMP). In a hearing held over Zoom yesterday, two of the ten charges against Merritt and one of the ten against Daleiden were dropped, according to My V...
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In today's News: Tennessee's abortion law put on hold After issuing a temporary injunction against a Tennessee law that would ban abortion in most circumstances, U.S. District Judge William Campbell blocked on friday the law from taking effect while it is being challenged in court. Campbell cited imprecision in the bill’s language as well as the likelihood that portions of it would be found unconstitutional in court as re...
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In today's News: Small child will remain on life support Trinity Lewis, the mother of 17-month-old Tinslee Lewis, has secured a win in the Second Court of Appeals In Fort Worth, Texas. The court ruled 2-1 that the little girl, born prematurely and with a rare heart defect, will not be removed from life support against her family’s wishes. According to Court House News, this ruling will allow Lewis to challenge the state’s 10-...
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In today's News: Ohio wedding business challenges county law Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing a Cleveland minister and wedding business owner filed suit in federal court Wednesday challenging a Cuyahoga County law that forces her to use her ministry and business to officiate and compose homilies, vows, and prayers for same-sex weddings if she officiates or promotes weddings between one man and one woman. Cuya...
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In today's News: Brazilian Lutherans cope with pandemic Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing in March 2020, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brazil has been concerned with helping its members and pastors acclimatize to the current reality the world is facing. With the covid-19 pandemic in mind, President Geraldo Walmir Schüler encouraged congregations to suspend all onsite activities, includ...
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July 22, 2020 3 min
In today's News: Christians mourn for Hagia Sophia The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said yesterday that July 24 “is a day of mourning” for Hagia Sophia. The former church and museum in Istanbul will that day be inaugurated as a mosque. In a July 21 tweet, the Conference said that it joins the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America “in offering our prayers for the restoration of Hagia Sophia as a place of prayer and refl...
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July 21, 2020 3 min
In today's News: Americans say God is important In a new survey, the Pew Research Center found that 72 percent of Americans said God plays an important role in their life, and 67 percent said prayer also plays an important role. Worldwide, the poll showed that 61 percent of people say God plays an important role in their life. Prayer was slightly less important globally, with 53 percent of people agreeing that prayer plays an...
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July 20, 2020 3 min
In today's News: Pro-life protects its speech Citizens across the state of Texas are taking legal action to protect themselves from speech-chilling lawsuits filed by abortion proponents. Attorneys from the Thomas More Society are playing offense in the Lone Star State to protect the rights of pro-life advocates in eight separate counties. The not-for-profit, national public interest law firm filed the complaints in Texas’ dis...
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July 17, 2020 3 min
In today's News: LCMS former CFO called home Dr. Thomas W. Kuchta, who served as Chief Financial Officer of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) from 2001 to 2010, died Tuesday in Elm Grove, Wisc. He was 78. Kuchta served three terms as the Synod’s CFO. At the 2004 LCMS convention, he was the only nominee to receive 100 percent of the vote — all 1,122 votes cast. Kuchta served on numerous Synod boards, including for Conc...
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In today's News: Governor vows to fight for ‘heartbeat law’ Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee promised Tuesday to do “whatever it takes” to defend unborn babies from a lawsuit filed by several prominent pro-abortion groups. On Monday, the pro-life republican signed a broad pro-life law to protect unborn babies from abortions once their heartbeats are detectable, about six weeks of pregnancy. However, a judge blocked the law just 45 min...
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In today's News: Charges are dropped against a pastor The Commonwealth of Virginia has dropped the criminal charges against Pastor Kevin Wilson of Lighthouse Fellowship Church on Chincoteague Island. As a result of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s covid order 55, police served a summons to Wilson for holding a church service on Palm Sunday for 16 people spaced far apart in a sanctuary that is rated for 293 people. The penalty in...
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In today's News: Planned Parenthood was exposed five years ago today Five years ago today in 2015, David Daleiden released the first of many incriminating videos that showed the world the gruesome underbelly of illegal practices by the abortion industry. The Thomas More Society would soon thereafter begin its defense of undercover journalist Daleiden. As researchers and reporters for the Human Capital Project of the Center fo...
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In today's News: Lutheran church leader called home The Rev. Dr. David Rakotonirina, president of the Malagasy Lutheran Church, passed on to glory suddenly on July 11, after a brief stay in hospital. A funeral service was held the following day. Because of the covid-19 pandemic, a funeral open to the public was not possible, but the service was streamed online. During his presidency, the Malagasy Lutheran Church pursued great...
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