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Trump To Host White House Ramadan Dinner

Politico reports: President Donald Trump will host an iftar dinner at the White House next week to recognize the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, according to a White House official, a departure from last year’s decision not to host the traditional post-sundown meal. The iftar dinner is scheduled for Wednesday. The White House official declined to provide a list of ...

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Southern Baptist Leader Fired After Revelation That He Sought To “Break Down” Student For Reporting Rape

The Tennessean reports: A Texas seminary fired a prominent Southern Baptist leader earlier this week for mishandling allegations from two students who said they were raped. Paige Patterson, who was terminated from his top post at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, told the head of campus security that he wanted to meet alone with a student who told him she was ...

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CALIFORNIA: AG Xavier Becerra Bans State-Funded Travel To Oklahoma Over Anti-LGBT Adoption Law

The Los Angeles Times reports: California will ban state-funded travel to Oklahoma because of a new law there that lets private agencies deny placement of adopted children with same-sex couples, state Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra announced Friday. Oklahoma is the ninth state to fall under California’s anti-discrimination travel ban, joining Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas, South Dakota and ...

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MINNESOTA: “Bankrupt” Catholic Archdiocese Agrees To $210 Million Settlement With 450 Sexual Abuse Victims

The Associated Press reports: The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has agreed to a $210 million settlement with 450 victims of clergy sexual abuse as part of its plan for bankruptcy reorganization, an attorney said Thursday, making it the second-largest U.S. payout in the priest abuse scandal. Victims’ attorney Jeff Anderson said the settlement was reached with the survivors ...

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ILLINOIS: Four Hate Crime Charges For Man Accused Of Painting Swastikas On 200+ Gravestones [VIDEO]

The Belleville News-Democrat reports: Timothy V. McLean, 34, of Glen Carbon has been charged with four counts of hate crime, three counts of institutional vandalism, one count of violating the Cemetery Protection Act, and 14 counts of criminal damage to property. McLean was arrested within 24 hours of the discovery of hundreds of swastikas painted on graves in Sunset Hill, ...

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Bakker: What’s Happening To Trump Is Exactly What Happened When I Was Falsely Imprisoned [VIDEO]

“What I’ve seen, what Trump is going through, is exactly what happened to me. When the parole board looked me in the eye and said, ‘Jim, we believe you’re that you’re not guilty’ – it shook all the way to Washington. They could not tolerate the fact that the board had said I wasn’t guilty. They did everything they could ...

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IRELAND: Officials Confirm Abortion Ban Repeal

The Guardian reports: Ireland has voted by a landslide to legalise abortion in a stunning outcome that marks a dramatic defeat for the Catholic church’s one-time domination of the Republic. The Irish electorate voted by 1,429,981 votes to 723,632 in favour of abolishing a controversial constitutional amendment that gave equal legal status to the lives of a foetus and the ...

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IRELAND: High Turnout In Vote To Repeal Abortion Ban

The BBC reports: Turnout in the Republic of Ireland’s referendum on abortion laws is higher, so far, than in recent votes. Voting will continue until 22:00 local time on Friday. The turnout at mid afternoon on Friday was higher than at the same stage of the country’s referendum on same-sex marriage and its most recent general election. Polls opened at ...

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AUSTRALIA: Archbishop Becomes Highest Ranking Catholic Convicted Of Covering Up Child Rape [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: An Australian archbishop on Tuesday became the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world convicted of covering up child sex abuse in a test case that holds to account church hierarchy that kept silent in the face of an international pedophile crisis. Magistrate Robert Stone handed down the verdict against Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson ...

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Christian Site: God Told Us He’s Released A “Flaming Torch” To Protect Trump And Incinerate His Enemies

From the far-right Charisma News: Over the past several weeks, God showed me numerous attacks that the enemy is attempting to make against our president, Donald Trump. As I was praying about the attacks against our president, the Lord began to connect the dots. He started showing me how this person was connected to that group, and that group was ...

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REPORT: Pope Francis Says God Made You Gay

The Guardian reports: A survivor of clerical sexual abuse has said Pope Francis told him that God had made him gay and loved him, in arguably the most strikingly accepting comments about homosexuality to be uttered by the leader of the Roman Catholic church. Juan Carlos Cruz, who spoke privately with the pope two weeks ago about the abuse he ...

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Worshiping At “The Church Of Beyonce” [VIDEO]

Vice reports: Beyoncé is undeniably the most powerful force in pop culture. So it makes sense that someone decided to bring her music and philosophy into church, where it belongs. Broadly recently attended a jam-packed Beyoncé Mass held at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, which was organized by reverend and theologian Yolanda Norton, who teaches a class on Beyoncé and ...

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GOP Maryland Gov Signs Ex-Gay Torture Ban Into Law

The Associated Press reports: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has signed a bill to prohibit health professionals from practicing “gay conversion therapy” on minors, as a growing number of states and municipalities are banning the practice. The Republican governor signed the bill Tuesday. Maryland is the 12th state to enact legislation against the practice of trying to alter a person’s sexual ...

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Trump Issues Ramadan Message: We Are Blessed That US Muslims Can Observe Unimpeded By Government

Just in from the White House press office: With the rising of tonight’s moon, I send my greetings and best wishes to all Muslims observing Ramadan in the United States and around the world. During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims commemorate the revelation of the Quran to the prophet Muhammad through fellowship and prayer. Many observe this holy time ...

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Southern Baptist Convention To Consider Dallas Annual Meeting Resolution Denouncing “Social Justice Activism”

Via press release: A pastor in Texas is calling Southern Baptists to be alarmed about promotion of social justice within the Southern Baptist Convention. Pastor Arnold, a lifelong Southern Baptist, declares that “most Southern Baptist churches have no idea how wide or deeply rooted that social justice is in the Convention.” As a result, pastor Arnold has submitted a resolution ...

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OREGON: Public School District Face Probe For Allegedly Forcing Gay Student To Read Bible As Punishment

Oregon’s The World reports: The North Bend School District is facing serious discrimination allegations. The allegations include an LGBTQ student being forced to read Bible passages as a form of punishment and whether or not LGBTQ students were discriminated against after reporting sexual harassment. These allegations are detailed in a March 6 letter from the Oregon Department of Education to ...

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Pastor Busted On Child Porn Charges, Allegedly Posed As Teen Boy To Entice Preteen Girls On Skype [VIDEO]

The Detroit News reports: A Port Huron pastor is facing federal charges amid allegations he enticed underage girls to engage in sex acts online. FBI agents learned about Jackie Douglas Woodburn’s virtual interactions while probing a chatroom-based website that attracts adult men who pose as youths “seeking to sexually exploit minor teenage and preteen girls.” Among the more than 50 ...

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Here’s Another Attempt At Christian Social Media

Via press release: After Facebook blocked more than 70 million people from Steven Andrew’s conservative and President Trump messages, he decided to “save the Internet” by beginning a powerful conservative social media network. It has an attractive name to unite the nation of USA.Life and people are “signing up as soon as they hear the news,” he said. “USA.Life empowers ...

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Catholic Priest Arrested For Molesting Boys, Allegedly Forced One Victim To “Confess” To Him About Assaults

The Philly Voice reports: A Catholic priest in the Diocese of Erie is charged with sexually assaulting two boys, including an altar boy whom the priest allegedly abused after Mass on Sundays and then made go to confession to describe the incidents, authorities said. Rev. David Poulson, 64, was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with indecent assault, endangering the welfare ...

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Pastor Offers Instant Faith-Healing On Facebook Live: “Brother David Prayed For Me, I Am Now Cancer Free!”

Via press release: David Turner is an international healing and deliverance evangelist based in Atlanta, Georgia. Every Monday night at 6 p.m. EST, David hosts a new show live on his ministry’s Facebook page called “Right Now.” The hour-long show is full of worship, teaching, miracles, signs and wonders. David prays live for each person who comments while the show ...

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