Top Weekly Stories from for 07/27/2019

‘I Am Not a Christian’: Former ‘Pastor,’ Author Joshua Harris Kisses Christianity Goodbye   Jul 26, 2019 05:46 pm

VANCOUVER — Author and former pastor Joshua Harris, most known for his book “I Kissed Dating Goodbye,” announced on Friday as a follow-up to last week’s Instagram post advising of his separation from his wife that he no longer identifies as a Christian. He also apologized to those who identify as homosexuals, stating that he regrets his teaching on sexuality…

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‘Appalled’ WV Senator Sends Trump Letter Over Use of Lord’s Name in Vain During NC Rally   Jul 20, 2019 08:39 pm

CHARLESTON, W.V. — A Democratic senator in West Virginia who supports Donald Trump has sent the president a letter to ask that he consider his “terrible choice of words” as he twice used the Lord’s name in vain during Wednesday’s rally in North Carolina. Sen. Paul Hardesty, D-Logan, sent the exhortation to Trump on Thursday to remind him that the name of God…

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Joshua Harris, Who Recanted ‘Kissed Dating Goodbye’ Book, Announces Separation From Wife   Jul 23, 2019 12:02 pm

VANCOUVER — Author and former pastor Joshua Harris, most known for his book “I Kissed Dating Goodbye” — which he officially recanted last year, has announced that he and his wife have mutually agreed to separate, citing “significant changes” that have occurred in their thinking. The announcement has generated various reactions, from sorrow over kissing…

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Teens Who Threw Rocks From Overpass, Friend’s Stone Killing Man, to Be Sentenced as Adults for Joking, Laughing Afterward   Jul 24, 2019 08:17 pm

FLINT, Mich. — Four teens who had been throwing rocks off a highway overpass, and who were with a fifth friend whose rock struck a man’s windshield and ultimately killed his passenger, will be sentenced as adults, a judge ruled on Tuesday. He cited that the boys had repeatedly joked and laughed about the matter and the possible ramifications in SnapChat…

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8-Year-Old Oklahoma Boy Seeks to Be Adopted by Christian Family   Jul 20, 2019 01:05 pm

NORMAN, Okla. — An eight-year-old boy in foster care in Oklahoma says that he would like to be adopted by a Christian family and find a forever home. Demarion is in the second grade and will turn nine in October. He was placed up for adoption in May and says that he would like a permanent family with brothers and sisters. He doesn’t like being shifted from home…

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Atlanta Mayor Hosts Drag Queen Story Hour at City Hall   Jul 22, 2019 01:55 pm

ATLANTA — The mayor of Atlanta, Georgia recently hosted a Drag Queen Story Hour at City Hall. “We want to thank our friends at the @ATLHawks, @AtlantaFalcons, @WholeFoods, @GABeverage and @atlantapride for partnering with us for Drag Queen Story Hour,” the City of Atlanta’s Department of LGBTQ Affairs posted to social media on July 1. According to a graphic…

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Judge Rules South Carolina School District May Not Formally Present Prayers, Religious Music at Graduation   Jul 24, 2019 02:10 pm

Photo Credit: Zelman Menash GREENVILLE, S.C. — A federal judge appointed to the bench by then-President Barack Obama has ruled that a South Carolina school district may not formally present student prayers during graduation ceremonies, nor may it use religious music for the event. “The district shall not include a prayer – whether referred to as a prayer,…

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Indian Christians Brutally Attacked by Hindus During Worship Service   Jul 22, 2019 07:07 pm

Photo Credit: FancyCrave/Pexels (International Christian Concern) — Last Sunday, Christians were seriously injured in an attack by Hindu radicals in Belchori Village in the North Indian State of Jharkhand. The incident took place when eight Christian families from Friends Missionary Prayer Band refused to recant their Christian faith when threatened. At the…

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Kentucky Tells Church Optometry Ministry Giving Away Used Glasses to Poor it Is Breaking Law   Jul 24, 2019 10:56 pm

(Fox News) — For 16 years, a Kentucky church member has been giving away prescription glasses to the poor. His program, Kendall Optometry Ministry, has become so successful, it has helped thousands of people across 79 countries. But the state now says the program is illegal and it wants Holland Kendall, the president of Kendall Optometry Ministry, to meet optical…

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California Couple Arrested After Allegedly Strangling Newborn Baby Inside Hospital   Jul 21, 2019 06:20 pm

Photo Credit: Pexels OXNARD, Calif. (CBSLA) — A woman and her boyfriend were arrested Friday evening after a newborn baby died from strangulation shortly after being born, authorities said. Oxnard police officers responded to St. John’s Medical Center at 1600 N. Rose Ave shortly before 8 a.m. to reports of a suspicious injury. Upon their arrival,…

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