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Boys State, Starring Our Own Malnourished Political Imaginations – Christ and Pop Culture

I think hes a fantastic politician. But I dont think a fantastic politician is a compliment either. These sound like the weary words of a veteran political analyst, but theyre actually the reflections of a high school student after a week-long experiment in self-governance. Rene Otero was bemoaning the negative campaign tactics of a fellow... Read more

These Are the Most Popular Thanksgiving Sides in Every State | RELEVANT

Thanksgiving is just around the corner in the U.S. which is a little hard to believe since the last holiday season feels like a hundred years ago. Pandemic protocol means that we’ll all probably have a slightly different Thanksgiving situation this year, with a lot of us probably planning on joining our friends and loved... Read more

Muslim Fulani Seize Christian Villages in Kaduna State, Nigeria

Muslim Fulani Seize Christian Villages in Kaduna State, Nigeria JOS, Nigeria, November 5, 2020 (Morning Star News) Having taken over more than 100 once predominantly Christian villages in four countries of southern Kaduna state, Nigeria, Muslim Fulani militia killed three more Christians in late October, a rights advocate said.Fulani attacks in the areas have driven... Read more

‘In God We Trust’ State Flag Approved by Mississippi Voters, 78-22 Percent

'In God We Trust' State Flag Approved by Mississippi Voters, 78-22 Percent Mississippians approved a new state flag Tuesday with the phrase "In God We Trust," and in doing so capped a contentious cultural debate over its old flag, which had incorporated the Confederate battle flag since 1894.With nearly all of the vote counted, approval... Read more

Oregon Becomes First State to Decriminalize Small Amounts of Some Hard Drugs

Oregon Becomes First State to Decriminalize Small Amounts of Some Hard Drugs Oregon citizens voted to decriminalize hard drugs, such as heroin and cocaine, according to Fox News.A vote of 59-41 percent tipped the scales to change the northwest states policy to a humane, cost-effective, health approach.Approved by more than 100 organizations, including the Oregon... Read more

Government Lockdowns Have Depleted Church Attendance, 2020 State of the Bible Survey Finds

Government Lockdowns Have Depleted Church Attendance, 2020 State of the Bible Survey Finds In a comparative survey of pre-COVID and post-COVID church attendance and other questions among Americans, the American Bible Society and the Barna Group found some church attendance has plummeted.Due to the shuttering of churches from COVID-19 lockdowns, church attendance has plummeted, the 2020... Read more

Pastor kidnapped by Islamic State pleads for release

Pastor Polycarp Zongo in a video released by his captors(Photo: Morning Star News)A church pastor in Nigeria who went missing on October 19 has been captured along with two Christian women by militants of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), according to a video released by the terrorist group. In the video clip uploaded on YouTube,... Read more

90-Year-Old Florida State Football Coach Recovers From COVID-19, Thanks Those Who Prayed

90-Year-Old Florida State Football Coach Recovers From COVID-19, Thanks Those Who Prayed Former Florida State Seminoles head coach Bobby Bowden recently recovered from COVID-19 and thanked his friends, family, and fans for their prayers and support, Faithwire reports."I want to thank all the many, many people who were thinking of and praying for me over... Read more

Colorado Churches Beat State in Court as Judge Overturns Worship Restrictions

Colorado Churches Beat State in Court as Judge Overturns Worship Restrictions A pair of Colorado churches won a religious liberty victory last week when a federal judge ruled they could meet indoors without an attendance cap, provided they continue following the states social distancing requirements.At issue are state COVID-19 restrictions that limit the capacity of... Read more

Christian Adoption Agency Beats N.Y. in Court: State Can’t Close it over Same-Sex Policy

Christian Adoption Agency Beats N.Y. in Court: State Can't Close it over Same-Sex Policy A U.S. federal judge handed a Christian adoption agency a major victory Monday when it blocked the state of New York from closing the agency over its policy on same-sex adoption.At issue is a policy by the New York State Office... Read more

Virginia Pregnancy Center, Churches, Private Schools Sue State over New LGBT Employment Rights Law

Virginia Pregnancy Center, Churches, Private Schools Sue State over New LGBT Employment Rights Law A pregnancy center, a group of churches and private schools in Virginia are suing the state over a law that says employers cannot discriminate on hiring based on gender identity and sexual orientation.According to The Christian Post, Calvary Road Baptist Church... Read more

Nevada to Vote on Bill Removing Definition of Marriage as Being between One Man, One Woman from State Constitution

Nevada to Vote on Bill Removing Definition of Marriage as Being between One Man, One Woman from State Constitution In November, Nevada will be voting on a bill to remove the definition of marriage as meaning between one man and one woman from the state constitution.According to The Christian Post, Nevada was one of 30... Read more

Illinois State University Coach Quits after Displaying All Lives Matter to Our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ Poster on His Office Door

Illinois State University Coach Quits after Displaying All Lives Matter to Our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ Poster on His Office Door The Pentagraph reports that Illinois State University football offensive coordinator Kurt Beathard quit after he put a sign on his office door that read "All Lives Matter to Our Lord & Savior Jesus... Read more

Phrase ‘Separation of Church and State’ Is Misused to Exclude Religion from the Public Square, AG Barr Says

Phrase 'Separation of Church and State' Is Misused to Exclude Religion from the Public Square, AG Barr Says On Wednesday, Attorney General William Barr delivered a speech addressing the common misrepresentation of the phrase separation of church and state at the 16th Annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast. The event was held virtually due to the... Read more

‘Put Faith in the Public Square,’ Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Encourages Christians

'Put Faith in the Public Square,' Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Encourages Christians On Sunday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered remarks at Jack Graham's Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas. As a Christian himself, Pompeo encouraged believers not to shy away from expressing their faith in the public square despite opposition from critics.Pastor Jack... Read more

Pro-Life Group to Reach 7 Million Swing State Voters, Spend $52 Million to Reelect Trump

Pro-Life Group to Reach 7 Million Swing State Voters, Spend $52 Million to Reelect Trump A leading national pro-life group said Wednesday it will reach 7 million voters across battleground states before Election Day as part of a $52 million budgeted effort to reelect President Trump and other pro-life candidates.Susan B. Anthony List and its... Read more

Church Suing Washington State for Forcing Abortions into Healthcare Plan

Church Suing Washington State for Forcing Abortions into Healthcare Plan A Seattle-based church is suing the state of Washington for forcing coverage of elective abortions into their health insurance plans, as reported by CBN News.The case has already reached the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit after a lower court dismissed Cedar Park... Read more

12,000 People Gather for Worship Service at California State Capitol

12,000 People Gather for Worship Service at California State Capitol In California, 12,000 people have gathered on the Capitol Grounds to worship God. The move was apparently illegal in California, but Sean Feucht, who held the service, says freedom of religion is a right that everyone should have, regardless of what State Officials have to... Read more

Seeing and Believing 261 | Amanda McBaine/Jesse Moss’s Boys State and Ida Lupino’s The Hitch-hiker

As election season spins up in earnest, the guys get into the spirit of the season with a new documentary. Boys State explores what happens when over a thousand bright high school boys from Texas get together to form their own two-party government: is it more Frank Capra or more Lord of the Flies? Also... Read more

Pastor, 16-Year-Old Girl among 11 Christians Killed in Kaduna State, Nigeria

Pastor, 16-Year-Old Girl among 11 Christians Killed in Kaduna State, Nigeria JOS, Nigeria, August 21, 2020 (Morning Star News) A 16-year-old girl, a father of nine children and a church pastor were among 11 Christians killed by Muslim Fulani herdsmen this week in southern Kaduna state, sources said.On Tuesday (Aug. 18) in Zangon Kataf County,... Read more

Trump says he spoke to God about state of the economy

(Photo: Reuters)Donald Trump says he prayed to God about the state of the US economy during the pandemic. According to the US President, God gave him a favorable response by telling him that Trump would rebuild "the greatest economy in the history of the world" again. Trump, who is fighting for re-election in November, also... Read more

Boys State: Reason to Fear, and Hope, for the Future of Politics

As a father of two boys, Im grateful they are too young to track with the dumpster fire that is 2020. Im glad they have no knowledge of all that has been lost, destroyed, closed, canceled, and humbled by this pandemic-crippled, politics-poisoned year. And yet the chaotic wreckage of this world is what they will... Read more

Chinese Communist Party Forces Churches to Donate to State COVID-19 Relief Funds or Stay Closed

Chinese Communist Party Forces Churches to Donate to State COVID-19 Relief Funds or Stay Closed Members of religious communities in China are being called on by officials to donate to coronavirus relief funds or else they cannot reopen following lockdowns over the coronavirus.According to a report by Bitter Winter, a Three-Self church director... Read more

Boko Haram has killed more people than the Islamic State – Mission Network News

Nigeria (MNN) Todd Nettleton ofThe Voice of the Martyrs USA describes a trip to a Nigerian church. As we walked into the service, there were uniformed young people from within the church, who stayed outside to keep an eye on things outside of the building while we were inside holding the worship service. I asked,... Read more

Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Kill 14 Baptist Christians in Kogi State, Nigeria

Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Kill 14 Baptist Christians in Kogi State, Nigeria JOS, Nigeria, August 4, 2020 (Morning Star News) A Muslim Fulani herdsmen raid on a village in central Nigerias Kogi state on Wednesday (July 29) killed 14 Baptist Christians, including 13 members of an extended family, sources said.Police said the wife, mother,... Read more

‘Thank You That We Live in the U.S.A.,’ Pastor Greg Laurie Prays before Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s Speech on Communist China

'Thank You That We Live in the U.S.A.,' Pastor Greg Laurie Prays before Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's Speech on Communist China Pastor Greg Laurie prayed at an event on Thursday where Secretary of State Mike Pompeo implored world leaders to demand change from China.Lord, today we come before you to thank you that... Read more

Satanic Temple Threatens Lawsuit if Mississippi Puts ‘In God We Trust’ on State Flag

Satanic Temple Threatens Lawsuit if Mississippi Puts 'In God We Trust' on State Flag The Satanic Temple is threatening to sue the state of Mississippi if the state chooses to include the national motto, In God We Trust, on the flag.As Christian Headlines previously reported, Mississippi legislators voted to remove the Confederate symbol... Read more

The State, freedom of conscience and civil disobedience

(Photo: Unsplash/Ricardo Frantz)The state and the Church have a history in our country. The relationship status might read "it's complicated". It ranges from the conversion and Christianization of the state to the deepest antipathy of the State and its persecution of the Church. Even when Christian, the Church has had to challenge the state. Becket... Read more

Christian Father of Two Killed in Jharkhand State, India

Christian Father of Two Killed in Jharkhand State, India HYDERABAD, India, July 3, 2020 (Morning Star News) When Kande Munda heard a knock on his door one night last month, the Christian father of two knew it was likely the same thugs and their colleagues in his area of Jharkhand, India who had... Read more

Should Evangelicals Terminate Their Affair With the State of Israel?

For Years,I, a Palestinian and evangelical, have watched with pain the unholy alliance of evangelicals and the State of Israel. Evangelical infatuation with Israel began before there was a Jewish state in the Holy Land. British evangelicals, some of whom were Christian Zionists, helped bring the Jewish state into existence. This fixation kept deepening in... Read more