Top Weekly Stories from ChristianNews.net for 01/12/2019

Lauren Daigle Fans Disappointed After Singer Wouldn’t Call Herself a ‘Christian Artist’ in Secular Interview   Jan 10, 2019 07:41 pm

LOS ANGELES — Fans of CCM artist Lauren Daigle are again expressing disappointment after the popular singer would not forthrightly consider herself a Christian artist when asked about the characterization last week on a secular radio station, and did not mention Jesus, but only talked about herself throughout the interview. “s far as your music, you’re…

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‘Pastor’ Who Said He Hoped God Would ‘Finish the Job’ of Orlando Shooter Steps Down Over Prostitutes, Gambling, Drugs   Jan 07, 2019 08:39 pm

FORT WORTH, Texas — The leader of a professed church in Texas affiliated with Steven Anderson’s Faithful Word Baptist Church in Arizona, who spoke positively of the deaths of 49 people in the 2016 Pulse homosexual nightclub massacre, has resigned after admitting to being involved with prostitutes, gambling and drugs. Donnie Romero, who led Stedfast Baptist Church…

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David’s Bridal ‘Rewriting the Rules’ Ad Features Unwed Couple With Baby, Lesbian Brides   Jan 06, 2019 06:20 pm

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. — A new ad released by the wedding gown giant David’s Bridal centers on what the company sees as being representative of “brides today,” from a man and woman—and their baby—standing at the altar, to two lesbians dancing together at their wedding reception. “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue—and we empower you…

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Philadelphia Teenager Charged With Murder After Baby Found in Trash   Jan 05, 2019 08:27 pm

PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia teenager has been charged with murder after allegedly leaving her newborn baby for dead in the trash on New Year’s Eve. According to reports, a friend of Jani Morris, 15, told her mother what had occurred, and the woman hurried to locate the child. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that neighbor Diane Byrd saw the woman frantically…

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Planned Parenthood Billboards in Iowa: ‘I Am Not Ashamed,’ ‘I Am Not Apologizing’ for Abortion   Jan 07, 2019 10:21 am

Screenshot: SayAbortion.com DES MOINES, Iowa — Planned Parenthood of the Heartland has announced that it has launched a billboard campaign in an effort to put faces to women who have had an abortion and aren’t sorry for it. “I had an abortion, and I am not ashamed,” “I had an abortion, and I am not apologizing for it” and “I had an abortion, and it…

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‘We Had to Give Them All a Chance of Survival’: Triplets Born After Mother Refuses Selective Reduction   Jan 11, 2019 12:10 pm

Photo Credit: The Johnsons (The Christian Institute) — A mother has explained how she refused to consider abortion when doctors told her that her triplets were not developing as expected. Katie Johnson and her husband Patrick were told at a twelve-week scan that their babies, Oscar, Aurelia and Oliver, had life-threatening growth problems. Doctors advised…

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Christian Baker’s Lawsuit Against Colorado Commission Over Continued ‘Hostility’ Will Proceed   Jan 08, 2019 12:41 pm

DENVER, Co. — A federal judge nominated to the bench by then-President Bill Clinton has rejected a motion by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the entity by a Christian baker who is seeking to fight a second discrimination complaint against him. Jack Phillips of the now-famed Masterpiece Cakeshop had asserted that he was the…

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North Dakota Lawmaker Proposes Bill That Would Authorize Elective Bible Course in Schools   Jan 09, 2019 09:43 pm

Photo Credit: Billy Alexander BISMARCK, N.D. — A lawmaker in North Dakota has proposed a bill that would authorize the creation of an elective Bible course in the state’s public and private high schools. Senate Bill 2136, introduced by Sen. Oley Larsen, R-Minot, would make studies in the Old or New Testament—or both—available for students, and notes that…

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Persecution by Poisoning: Man Tells Story of Mother’s Death After Father Angry About Conversion to Christianity   Jan 05, 2019 06:08 pm

(International Christian Concern) – Ayub Maate was a Muslim before he converted to Christianity. He practiced his faith daily, even sounding the trumpet three times a day, which would call fellow Muslims to prayer. However, in 2011, his mother heard the Good News and believed in Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. His father, who is a sheikh in Bundibugyo, was…

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European Court Rules Couple’s Rights Not Violated When Children Temporarily Removed Over Homeschooling   Jan 11, 2019 09:46 am

Photo Credit: Alliance Defending Freedom STRASBOURG — The European Court of Human Rights has unanimously ruled that a German couple’s rights under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights were not violated when authorities temporarily removed their children from their home due to concerns that they were being homeschooled rather than sent to public…

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