Top Weekly Stories from for 10/10/2020

Hillary Clinton Says Youth Are Leaving the Church ‘In Part’ Because They Perceive It as ‘Judgmental’ and ‘Alienating’   Oct 06, 2020 05:01 pm

During a recent interview on her “You and Me Both” podcast, former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton claimed that youth are leaving the church because, in part, they perceive it to be “judgmental” and “alienating.” In the first half of her Sept. 29 broadcast, Clinton, who identifies as United Methodist and supports abortion…

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Pastor, Wife Working to Build Church, Orphanage in Haiti Killed in Home Invasion   Oct 05, 2020 05:14 pm

CROIX-DES-BOUQUETS — A Haitian couple, who lived in the United States for a time and recently returned to Haiti as missionaries, have been killed in an armed home invasion outside of Port Au Prince. According to reports, a local gang is believed to be responsible for the deaths of Jean Phillippe Quetant, 57, and his wife, Erna Plancher-Quetant, 54. The couple…

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Justices Thomas, Alito Slam Obergefell Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Decision as Supreme Court Denies Kim Davis Case   Oct 05, 2020 05:52 pm

(Fox News) — Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito said Monday that Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court case that mandated all states recognize same-sex marriages, is “found nowhere in the text” of the Constitution and threatens “the religious liberty of the many Americans who believe that marriage is a sacred institution between one man and one…

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Netflix Indicted by Texas Grand Jury for ‘Lewd’ Depiction of Children Via Controversial ‘Cuties’ Film   Oct 07, 2020 09:29 am

TYLER COUNTY, Texas (WFLA) — Netflix, Inc. has been indicted by a grand jury in Texas for distributing and promoting the film “Cuties,” which the state says sexualizes preteen girls. … The film’s creator, Maimouna Doucoure, said she made the film to spotlight the dangers social media has on pre-teens who think they need to sexualize themselves to get…

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Survey Shows Many Professing Christians Being Shaped by Culture Rather Than Biblical Truth   Oct 08, 2020 12:21 pm

Photo Credit: Samuel Martins/Unsplash GLENDALE, Ariz. — The 11th installment of the “American Worldview” survey conducted by Dr. George Barna and the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University has found that many professing Christians are being shaped by the culture instead of biblical truth. “As Christians, we are called to be ‘salt and…

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Atheists Sue Over ‘So Help Me God’ Language on Ala. Voter Registration Form   Oct 03, 2020 03:26 pm

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Four atheists have filed a federal lawsuit to challenge language on Alabama’s voter registration form that includes an oath ending with “So help me God.” “The Alabama Secretary of State is violating basic First Amendment freedoms by unconstitutionally compelling Alabama — and United States — citizens who want to register to vote to swear…

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Biden Says He Would Make Roe the ‘Law of the Land’ if the Supreme Court Overturns Abortion Ruling   Oct 07, 2020 09:29 am

MIAMI, Fla. — During a town hall event with NBC News Monday evening, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said that he would want Congress to send legislation to his desk making Roe v. Wade the “law of the land” when asked about his plan to “protect” the “right” to abortion should Amy Coney Barrett be confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court. “My youngest…

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Ky. School to No Longer Present Prayer at Graduation Following Letter From Freedom From Religion Foundation   Oct 07, 2020 09:28 am

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — Students in a Kentucky school district will no longer be allowed to present prayers during graduation ceremonies after the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) recently wrote to the district to state that the practice violates the principle of government neutrality toward religion. FFRF had sent the letter in August after being…

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Satanic Temple Sues Billboard Company for Declining Abortion ‘Religious Ritual’ Advertisements   Oct 05, 2020 01:23 pm

SALEM, Mass. — The Massachusetts-based Satanic Temple has filed a lawsuit against Lamar Advertising after it declined to run billboard displays in Arkansas and Indiana that promote the organization’s abortion “religious ritual.” The Satanic Temple (TST), which identifies as non-theistic and views Satan as a metaphor for rebellion rather than an actual living…

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NY Gov. Cuomo: Religious Groups Must Follow Rules on Mass Gatherings or ‘We’ll Close the Institutions Down’   Oct 07, 2020 02:45 pm

During a briefing on Monday regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke of concerns surrounding large religious gatherings, including those of Jewish communities, and stated that the rules on gatherings must be followed and enforced or “we’ll close the institutions down.” The crackdown resulted in a public protest Tuesday night where…

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