Top Weekly Stories from ChristianNews.net for 12/23/2017

‘God’s Word Is True’: Geologist Says Unusual Discovery in Antarctica Confirms Biblical Flood Account   Dec 18, 2017 10:40 am

Photo Credit: Twitter A Christian geologist with a leading creation science organization says the recent discovery of fossilized tree stumps in Antarctica confirms the Bible’s account of the Great Flood in Genesis. Writing on the Institute for Creation Research’s (ICR) website, Dr. Tim Clarey describes the recent discovery of of the well-preserved…

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Roman Catholic Priest Receives Standing Ovation After Announcing His Identification as Homosexual   Dec 22, 2017 03:22 pm

Photo Credit: St. Bernadette Parish MILWAUKEE, Wisc. — A Roman Catholic priest in Wisconsin received a standing ovation this past Sunday after announcing during the service that he identifies as a homosexual. “I am Greg. I am a Roman Catholic priest. And, yes, I am gay!” declared Gregory Greiten of St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Milwaukee, causing those…

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Evangelist Arrested, Jailed While Preaching Christ Outside ‘A Drag Queen Christmas: The Naughty Tour’ in Texas   Dec 21, 2017 02:58 pm

EL PASO, Texas — An evangelist was arrested and jailed on Wednesday after those unhappy with his message called the police as he was preaching outside of a “holiday” event in Texas called “A Drag Queen Christmas: The Naughty Tour.” Those watching his preaching being shut down broke out into cheers. “A Drag Queen Christmas: The Naughty Tour is a must-see holiday…

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Professing Christian Mother Sues Over ‘Religious Indoctrination’ in Louisiana Public School District   Dec 20, 2017 11:58 am

WEBSTER PARISH, La. — The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed suit against a school district in Louisiana on behalf of a professing Christian mother who is unhappy that teachers, principals and others in the district have promoted Christianity during school hours and at school events. “Since enrolling two of her daughters in the Webster Parish School…

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26-Year-Old Tennessee Woman Gives Birth to Baby Frozen as IVF Embryo for 24 Years   Dec 22, 2017 12:47 pm

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A 26-year-old Tennessee woman has given birth to a baby that had been frozen as an IVF embryo for 24 years. Tina Gibson and her husband Benjamin wanted to have children, but as Benjamin has cystic fibrosis, they knew the chances of conceiving on their own were low. Therefore, they assumed that one day they would adopt. The Gibsons began…

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Pennsylvania ‘Pro-Life’ Bill Would Have Allowed Dismemberment of Unborn if Baby Killed First   Dec 18, 2017 07:28 pm

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Democratic Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed on Monday a bill that would have banned abortions after 20 weeks, but also would have allowed dismemberment of the unborn up to that point as long as the baby was first killed by another method, such as being “injected by saline to cause its death before its arms and legs are ripped off.” Wolf…

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Federal Judge Grants Injunction Against Trump Admin’s Expansion of Religious Exemption to Obamacare   Dec 19, 2017 12:42 pm

Photo Credit: Bryan Calabro PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — A federal judge has granted an injunction against the Trump administration’s recent expansion of the religious exemption to the Obamacare contraceptive mandate, also known as the “abortion pill mandate,” opining that it could increase state spending for contraceptive programs. “he court finds that it is likely…

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Judge Orders Trump Admin to Allow Two More Illegal Immigrant Teens to Obtain an Abortion   Dec 19, 2017 07:29 pm

Photo Credit: Markus Knigge WASHINGTON — A federal judge in the nation’s capital has ordered the Trump administration to allow two more illegal immigrant teenagers to obtain an abortion, but has briefly stayed her ruling to allow the government a day to appeal. ” required to transport J.R. and J.P.—or allow J.R. and J.P. to be transported—promptly and…

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Judge Rules Partly in Favor, Partly Against Chief Fired Over Book Calling Homosexuality ‘Perversion’   Dec 21, 2017 08:00 pm

ATLANTA — A federal judge has ruled that the policies that led to a Georgia fire chief’s firing are unconstitutional, but also found that the City of Atlanta was justified in regard to its decision to terminate his employment because of the public controversy his initial suspension caused. Judge Leigh Martin May, appointed to the bench by then-President Barack…

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Commissioners Vote to Appeal Ruling Blocking Requirement of ‘Theistic Content’ for Invocations   Dec 16, 2017 03:48 pm

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — The Brevard County Board of Commissioners has unanimously voted to appeal a ruling by a federal judge that blocks commissioners from requiring that the prayers presented at the beginning of public board meetings contain “theistic content.” According to Florida Today, Commission Chair Rita Pritchett remarked that the ruling “takes away the…

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