Top Weekly Stories from ChristianNews.net for 08/17/2019

Former Hillsong Songwriter Marty Sampson Renounces Christianity: ‘It’s Not for Me. I Am Not in Anymore’   Aug 12, 2019 07:21 pm

Screenshot YouTube SYDNEY — Marty Sampson, a former songwriter for Australia’s Hillsong worship team and Hillsong United, announced on Instagram on Saturday that he is “losing faith” in Christianity and that he is “happy now.” “Time for some real talk. I’m genuinely losing my faith, and it doesn’t bother me,” he wrote. “Like, what bothers me now is…

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NJ Mayor Stands Against Homosexual, Transgender Curriculum in Schools as ‘an Affront to Almighty God’   Aug 12, 2019 11:47 am

BARNEGAT TOWNSHIP, N.J. — A mayor in New Jersey took a stand on Tuesday against a new state law that requires public school curriculum in the state to include information on the contributions of homosexuals and transgenders in American history. According to the Asbury Press, during the regular meeting for Barnegat Township, Mayor Alfonso Cirulli forthrightly…

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Female Student Who Identifies as Male Suspended by Christian College After Obtaining Breast Reduction Surgery   Aug 14, 2019 08:11 pm

Photo Credit: The Tennessean/Screenshot GALLATIN, Tenn. — A female student at a Christian college in Tennessee was recently suspended after school officials learned that she underwent breast reduction surgery for “sex change” purposes. The college says that “attempting to alter one’s bodily identity constitutes a rejection of God’s design for humanity” and…

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Study Claims Komodo Dragon DNA Provides Insight Into Lizard’s Adaptive Evolution, Christians Point to Creator   Aug 15, 2019 08:56 am

Photo Credit: Mark Dumont/Flikr/Wikipedia A study into the DNA of the Komodo dragon claims to provide insight into the “positive selection” adaptive evolution of the unique monitor lizard with a metabolism similar to that of mammals. Christian researchers, however, state that the study doesn’t point to evolution at all, but rather demonstrates the handiwork of…

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UK Teen Regrets Taking Puberty Blockers to Identify as Boy: ‘They Promised Happiness With Little Evidence’   Aug 14, 2019 01:15 pm

(The Christian Institute) — A teenager says puberty blockers were sold as a “miracle cure for being trans”, but instead felt like poison which did not solve her problems. Speaking to The Times, the anonymous child explained how she began taking the blockers aged twelve because she was unhappy as a girl. But now, at 16, she describes it as “the worst…

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Accused Sex Trafficker Jeffrey Epstein Kills Himself Overnight at a Federal Lockup, Officials Say   Aug 10, 2019 10:25 am

NEW YORK (ABC News) — Jeffrey Epstein, the disgraced millionaire who was facing federal sex trafficking charges, died by suicide early Saturday in his Lower Manhattan prison cell, three law enforcement officials told ABC News. Epstein hanged himself, law enforcement sources said. He was transported in cardiac arrest at 6:39 a.m. from Metropolitan Correctional…

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Minn. Father Facing Murder Charge Says He Dropped His 5-Month-Old Son on His Head for Being ‘Fussy’   Aug 12, 2019 12:27 pm

WOODBURY, Minn. (USA Today/Yahoo News) — A Minnesota father is facing second-degree murder charges after police say he deliberately dropped his 5-month-old boy on his head, killing him. According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, authorities arrested 35-year-old Matthew Hoisser at his Woodbury home, roughly 20 miles from Minneapolis, in connection with the death of…

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Nearly 25 Percent of Babies Aborted in England, Wales in 2018   Aug 14, 2019 05:16 pm

Photo Credit: Josh Willink/Pexels (The Christian Institute) — Nearly a quarter of babies are aborted in England and Wales, shocking new statistics reveal. Excluding stillbirths and miscarriages, 23.8 percent of pregnancies were cut short by abortions in 2018. While there were 657,076 live births last year, 205,295 unborn babies were killed – meaning that…

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Teacher Issues ‘Gender Unicorn’ Handout to Students on First Day of School to Explain Why He Goes By ‘Mx’   Aug 16, 2019 10:15 pm

Gender UnicornScreenshot Fox40 News DENAIR, Calif. — Some parents have expressed objection after a middle school teacher in California issued a “gender unicorn” handout to students on the first day of school to explain why he goes by the prefix “Mx.” rather than “Mr.” Luis Davila Alvarado teaches science at Denair Middle School. Last week, he gave students a worksheet that…

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Ill. Governor Signs Bill Into Law Requiring Students to Be Taught About Historical Contributions of Homosexuals   Aug 14, 2019 12:32 pm

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Democratic governor of Illinois has signed a bill into law that requires curriculum for public school students to include information on the contributions of those throughout history who identified as homosexual or transgender. J.B. Pritzker signed House Bill 246, sponsored by Rep. Anna Moeller, D-Elgin, on Friday. It will go into effect in…

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