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Guest Alison Centofante, Director of Strategic Communication with Live Action, and host Kip Allen talk about social media’s bias against pro-live voices on this episode ofWorld Lutheran News Digest.

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The U.S. Supreme Court is finishing its session, and some of its rulings are affecting religious liberty. Tim Goeglein, long-time Washington observer and Focus on the Family Vice President, joins host Kip Allen to examine those decisions on this episode ofWorld Lutheran News Digest.

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The United States Supreme Court is pondering whether a war memorial in the shape of a Celtic cross on public property is constitutional. Jeremy Dys, Esq., Deputy General Counsel for First Liberty Institute and host Kip Allen discuss the implications on today’s World Lutheran News Digest. Read about this case at firstliberty.org/cases/bladensburg.

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Christendom suffered one of its worst defeats 566 years ago with the fall of Constantinople to the Islamic armies of the Ottoman Empire. Dr. Timothy Furnish and host Kip Allen discuss it’s significance on this episode ofWorld Lutheran Digest News.

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Chaplain Craig Muehler, Director of LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces,  discusses the significance of Memorial Day to Lutherans with World Lutheran News Digest host Kip Allen. Learn more about LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces at lcms.org/armedforces.

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Is the proposed ‘Equality Act’ really equal? Greg S. Baylor, senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, where he is the director of the Center for Religious Schools, is Kip Allen’s guest on today’s World Lutheran News Digest. Learn more about ADF at adflegal.org and read about the Equality Act at adflegal.org/detailspages/blog-details/allianceedge/2019/05/01/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-inequality-of-the-equality-act.

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The Rev. Dr. Mark Wood, Director of Witness & Outreach, and Revitalization for the LCMS, and host Kip Allen discuss the ongoing trend of declining church membership. Learn more about LCMS re:Vitality at lcms.org/revitalization.

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Are all attacks on places of worship religiously motivated? Not necessarily, according to Dr. Timothy Furnish on this episode of World Lutheran News Digest.

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Nearly two years ago, Presbyterian Pastor Andrew Brunson was arrested by Turkish authorities who accused him of associating with terrorists. American authorities, including the president, vice president and secretary of state, say it’s a matter of persecution. The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom is closely watching the case. Vice Chair Kristina Arriaga discusses the pastor’s plight on today’s World Luthe... Read more

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Guests Rev. Dr. Kevin Armbrust, Erik Lundsford, and Deaconess Pamela Nielsen from the LCMS Communications Team talk about the experience of being at the Washington, D.C., March for Life and reflect on the sights and sounds of the March. The 2017 March for Life is estimated to have had between 500,000-600,000 marchers, one of the largest in history.

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Host Kip Allen discusses New Media and the Gospel Message with LCMS Social Media Manger Peter Slayton and KFUO Radio Digital Media Specialist Sarah Gulseth on today’s World Lutheran News Digest.

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In times of crisis pregnancy, what about the child’s life? Imagine an 18-year-old woman with an unwanted pregnancy, and she decides to end it. But what of the life she’s ending? What might that child become? Guest Kim Glassman can answer that question. Her birth mother chose life for her and put her up for adoption with a caring family. Hear her story on today’s WLND. Today's program is a rebroadcast from March 1, 2017.

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Today's program is an encore from December 14, 2016. Planned Parenthood and the ACLU are challenging Missouri laws requiring abortion centers to meet the same medical standards as a colonoscopy center. Host Kip Allen discusses this latest challenge with Missouri Right to Life Legislative Liaison Susan Klein.

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Pro-life Christians in Missouri have reason to celebrate. The legislature passed, and the governor signed, SB5, a new law placing common sense regulations in place for abortion clinics. Some of the new provisions are that doctors must explain potential medical risks to women 72 hours before an abortion. Other provisions include unannounced annual inspection, whistle-blower protection, and requirements that facilities meet certain h... Read more

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Sweet Cakes by Melissa finally got their day in court. The Oregon bakery was owned by Aaron and Melissa Klein, a devout Christian couple. Their problems began about four years ago, when a woman asked the Kleins to create a special wedding cake for her daughter, who was planning to marry her lesbian partner. The Kleins declined, saying that as Christians, they could not prepare a special cake celebrating gay marriage. The lesbian co... Read more

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Guest Peter S. Sprigg, Senior Fellow for Policy Studies at the Family Research Council, discusses the recent Values Voter Summit. For three days last month, Christians and social conservatives from around the country gathered in the nation's capital for the 11th Annual Values Voter Summit. Sponsored from the start by FRC Action, the legislative affiliate arm of the Family Research Council, the Summit provides a forum to help inform... Read more

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Erik Lunsford, managing photojournalist for the LCMS communications team,  shares his recent experiences on this week’s World Lutheran News Digest. View many of his images at photo.lcms.org and in the Lutherans Engage magazine at engage.lcms.org.

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Abortion was legalized 45 years ago, and nearly 60 million babies have been aborted since that time. One statistic that abortion-rights advocates used in support of legalizing abortion is the number of women who die from undergoing illegal abortions. However, since the 1973 ruling, those figures have been disproved as false. Guest Carole Novielli, writer for Live Action, joins host Kip Allen to talk about this falsified information... Read more

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The United States Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop. He is the baker who refused to make a wedding cake celebrating gay marriage. Guest attorney David French, senior fellow with the National Review Institute, joins host Kip Allen to talk about what the decision actually means, what it didn’t settle, and what happens now.

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75 years ago today, December 7, 1941, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor plunged the United States into World War II. The millions of American men and women who responded, the Greatest Generation, sacrificed much, and some people have made it their business to keep the memory of these veterans alive. Guest Denise Goolsby, a long-time reporter for the Desert Sun Newspaper in Palm Springs, California, has interviewed more than 400 v... Read more

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