Top Weekly Stories from ChristianNews.net for 11/10/2018

Roman Catholics Worldwide Praying in Cemeteries to Free Souls From ‘Purgatory’ November 1-8   Nov 05, 2018 06:45 pm

Photo Credit: Micael Widell As has been the custom for the past 50 years, Roman Catholics worldwide who pray at a cemetery between Nov. 1-8—and follow other requirements—are being offered a plenary indulgence to free their loved one from Purgatory and send their soul to Heaven. The practice has been said to be unbiblical for a number of reasons. “Purgatory…

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Alaska Women’s Shelter Placed Under Investigation Following Complaint From Man Who Identifies as Woman   Nov 04, 2018 08:10 pm

Photo Credit: Alliance Defending Freedom ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Christian women’s shelter in Alaska has filed suit as the Anchorage Equal Rights Commission has not dismissed its investigation into the facility after a man who identifies as a woman filed a complaint because he was not accepted for admittance to the shelter. According to the lawsuit, the Hope…

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Colorado Voters Elect Nation’s First Openly Homosexual Governor   Nov 07, 2018 09:24 pm

Screenshot YouTube DENVER, Co. — Voters in Colorado have elected the nation’s first openly homosexual governor, choosing Democrat Jared Polis 52 percent over Republican challenger Walker Stapleton, who obtained 45 percent of the vote. Jared Polis, who raises two children with his partner, Marlon Reis, has been serving in the U.S. House of Representatives…

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Alabama Voters Approve Constitutional Amendment Enshrining Government Right to Display Ten Commandments   Nov 07, 2018 02:04 pm

Photo Credit: Vmenkov/Wikipedia MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Voters in Alabama have approved an amendment that would explicitly enshrine in the state Constitution the right to display the Ten Commandments on government property, if desired. 71 percent of voters approved Amendment 1 on Tuesday, which also applies to public schools. “Amendment 1 does two things,” a…

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Florida Teen Charged With Murder After Strangling Mother to Death, Burying Her Under Church Fire Pit   Nov 05, 2018 11:44 am

ORLANDO, Fla. — A Florida teen has been charged with murder after strangling his mother to death following an argument over a bad grade and then burying her under a fire pit at a local church. The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office announced on Saturday that Gregory Ramos, 15, provided a full confession to authorities. “Gregory Logan Ramos confessed to killing…

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Father, Between Sobs, Announces Oldest Son Was Killed in California Mass Shooting: ‘This Is So Hard’   Nov 08, 2018 09:25 pm

(PEOPLE) — In obvious agony, the father of one of the victims in Wednesday night’s mass shooting at a California bar announced his death to the world. “His name was Cody Coffman, my firstborn son,” Jason Coffman told reporters Thursday morning. About 12 hours earlier a gunman burst into the crowded Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks and…

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Professor Investigated for Declining to Address Male Student With Feminine Pronouns Files Suit   Nov 06, 2018 03:09 pm

Photo Credit: Spongefan/Wikipedia PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — An Ohio professor who was placed under investigation for declining to address a male student who identifies as female with feminine pronouns has filed suit, stating that he should not be forced to violate his Christian convictions. Dr. Nicholas Meriwether, a philosophy professor at Shawnee State University,…

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UN Report: More Than 200 Mass Graves Containing Thousands Killed by ISIS Discovered in Iraq   Nov 06, 2018 05:44 pm

(World Watch Monitor) — More than 200 mass graves containing the remains of thousands of people killed by Islamic State have been discovered in northern and western Iraq, according to a UN report that was released on Tuesday. The report by UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and the UN Human Rights Office documents the existence of 202 mass graves in the…

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US Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Appeal of Ruling Declaring Bladensburg Cross Veterans Memorial Unconstitutional   Nov 03, 2018 04:21 pm

Photo Credit: First Liberty Institute WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case surrounding a World War I veterans memorial that had been challenged by the American Humanist Association as being unconstitutional. The nation’s highest court announced on Friday that it had accepted an appeal in the case of The American Legion et al. v….

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Dutch Man, 69, Wants to Legally Change Age Because He ‘Feels 49’   Nov 09, 2018 01:45 pm

(The Christian Institute) — A Dutch man who feels his age is holding him back in business and dating has launched a legal battle to be legally recognized as 20 years younger. Emile Ratelband, was born on March 11, 1949, but because he feels he is being discriminated against by potential employers and on dating sites, he wants to change his date of birth to…

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