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Trump-Backed Senate Candidate: God Is Sending Me To “Subdue And Rule Over Every Living Thing” [VIDEO]

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: Kelly Tshibaka, a Trump-endorsed candidate who is seeking to unseat Sen. Lisa Murkowski in Alaska’s Republican primary, spoke in May at North Kenai Chapel in Kenai, Alaska, in May, where she declared that “God created government” and that she has been “sent to the harvest field of government.” “Do you know who created …

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Boston LGBTQ Senior Housing Site Defaced By Haters

Boston.com reports: An LGBTQ-friendly senior housing project in Boston’s Hyde Park neighborhood was found vandalized with hate speech Sunday morning. LGBTQ Senior Housing Inc., a Massachusetts non-profit that works to create affordable housing for LGBTQ+ seniors, said in a Facebook post Sunday that signs at The Pryde — their current housing project in Hyde Park — had anti-LGBTQ+ hate speech …

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Megachurch Pastor Blames Satan For His Embolism

The Christian Post reports: Megachurch Pastor John Gray has been hospitalized with a life-threatening pulmonary embolism he called an “illegal transaction from Hell” as his wife, Aventer, is urging his followers to bombard Heaven with prayers so her husband can receive a “miracle” from God. Gray, 49, who leads Relentless Church, which has campuses in Greenville, South Carolina, and Powder …

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Family Research Council To Feds: We’re Now A Church

ProPublica reports: According to documents obtained via the Freedom of Information Act and given to ProPublica, the FRC filed an application to change its status to an “association of churches,” a designation commonly used by groups with member churches like the Southern Baptist Convention, in March 2020. The agency approved the change a few months later. The FRC is one …

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Texas GOP To Sue Law Firm For Abortion Travel Aid

The Insider reports: The Texas Freedom Caucus, a legislative caucus in the Texas House of Representatives, sent a threatening letter to a law firm with locations in Dallas and Houston that planned to reimburse travel costs for employees wanting an abortion. In the letter, which was addressed to Sidley Austin LLP, the 11 representatives of the caucus wrote that legislation …

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Fired Christians Sue Disney Over Vax, Mask Mandates

The Orlando Sentinel reports: Three Walt Disney World workers who refused to wear masks or get vaccinated against COVID have sued the company, saying they were fired for opposing the rules because of their religious beliefs. The ex-employees, Barbara Andreas, Stephen Cribb and Adam Pajer, say they worked with Disney between seven and 20 years. They claimed Christian scripture instructed …

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“A Natural Person Of The American Territory National” Sues FL County Over “Obscene, Lewd” Library Books

Sarasota’s ABC affiliate reports: Robert Craft, in his civil suit filed in Sarasota County Circuit Court July 1, alleges the school board has ignored complaints from citizens about certain books, and charges the school board is guilty of “purchasing and propagating obscene, lewd, and lascivious materials for distribution to children.” The counsel for the school board, Daniel DeLeo, told ABC7 …

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“LibsOfTikTok” Hate Account Spurs More Death Threats

CTV News reports: Youth and adults at OutLoud North Bay, the city’s 2SLGBTQ+ youth hub, have been subjected to harassment and death threats because of plans to host a youth drag show. It all started Wednesday when a controversial American account called ‘Libs of TikTok’ posted screenshots promoting OutLoud’s youth drag show, scheduled to take place July 15. The people …

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Librarians Are Quitting Due To Threats By Cultists

The New York Times reports: As highly visible and politicized book bans have exploded across the country, librarians — accustomed to being seen as dedicated public servants in their communities — have found themselves on the front lines of an acrimonious culture war, with their careers and their personal reputations at risk. They have been labeled pedophiles on social media, …

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CO Youth Pastor Charged With Felony In Capitol Riot

From the Justice Department: A Colorado man was arrested today on felony and misdemeanor charges for his actions during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. His actions and the actions of others disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress convened to ascertain and count the electoral votes related to the presidential election. Tyler Earl Ethridge, …

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Texas Youth Pastor Charged With Soliciting Child Sex

Houston’s Fox affiliate reports: Through a multi-agency effort, law enforcement has made nine arrests of predators in Houston and the greater Houston-area targeting children online. One of the arrests was a pastor at a Baytown church. Lawrence Hopkins was arrested by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office on June 23. On Thursday, FOX 26 spoke with the District Attorney’s Office who …

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PA GOP Moves To Ban Abortion In State Constitution

The Daily Beast reports: Just before midnight on Friday, Republicans in Pennsylvania’s Senate quietly advanced a proposed amendment to the state’s constitution that would remove any right to abortion. The Senate Rules Committee Meeting went past curfew Thursday as lawmakers hammered out budget matters and a House-approved package of constitutional amendments. Republican Sen. Judy Ward’s proposed abortion amendment was added …

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Jeanine Pirro: The US Was Founded As Christian Nation And The Proof Is “In God We Trust” On Our Currency

Mediaite reports: Jeanine Pirro said the presence of the phrase “In God We Trust” on U.S. currency shows the country was founded on Judeo-Christian values despite the fact the words didn’t appear on money until the 1950s. During a discussion on Thursday’s installment of The Five about the religiousness of Rep. Mayra Flores (R-TX), Pirro claimed Flores’ liberal critics are …

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Roy Moore Loses Again Against Sacha Baron Cohen

Law & Crime reports: Former Alabama judge Roy Moore cannot revive his defamation lawsuit against comedian Sacha Baron Cohen over the latter’s “pedophile detector” sketch, which was “clearly comedy,” a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday. The ruling falls less than a month after Moore’s attorney Larry Klayman compared his client to Johnny Depp before a skeptical three-judge panel at …

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Pastor Convicted Of Raping His Grandchildren Awarded $2 Million For Beatings By Guards At NY’s Attica Prison

The Christian Post reports: Roy Harriger, a 79-year-old New York pastor convicted of raping two of his grandchildren and allegedly sexually abusing his oldest son and his sister, can now collect $2 million from the state for beatings he received at Attica Correctional Facility. Harriger was convicted of two out of three counts of course of sexual conduct against his …

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Tennessee Court Dismisses Lawsuit From Jewish Couple Rejected By State-Funded Christian Adoption Agency

Nashville’s NBC News affiliate reports: Tennessee judges have dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Knoxville couple who alleged that a state-sponsored Christian adoption agency refused to help them because they are Jewish. The lawsuit challenged a 2020 state law that installed legal protections for private adoption agencies to reject state-funded placement of children to parents based on religious beliefs. The …

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Kirk: The Separation Of Church And State Is “Fiction”

“Again, there is no separation of church and state. It’s a fabrication. It’s a fiction. It’s not in the Constitution. It’s made up by secular humanists. “It’s derived from a single letter that Thomas Jefferson wrote to the Danbury Baptist Convention. “Of course, we should have church and state mixed together. Our Founding Fathers believed in that. “We can go …

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Extremists Bomb “Georgia Guidestones” Monument

Newsweek reports: An explosive device is suspected to have been used to cause part of the 19-foot-tall Georgia Guidestones granite monument in Elberton to crumble on Wednesday night, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI). “The preliminary information indicates that unknown individuals detonated an explosive device at around 4:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 6th,” the GBI said in a …

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Liberty Counsel Staffer Claims She Prays With SCOTUS Justices, Liberty Counsel Was Just Cited In Roe Ruling

Rolling Stone reports: At an evangelical victory party in front of the Supreme Court to celebrate the downfall of Roe v. Wade last week, a prominent Capitol Hill religious leader was caught on a hot mic making a bombshell claim: that she prays with sitting justices inside the high court. “We’re the only people who do that,” Peggy Nienaber said. …

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State Court Blocks Florida’s 15-Week Abortion Ban

Florida Politics reports: A state circuit judge has issued his formal order stalling Florida’s 15-week abortion ban days after determining the law unconstitutional. In a 68-page order released Tuesday, Judge John Cooper followed through on his verbal ruling Thursday, a preliminary win for abortion rights advocates. Abortion providers and advocates seek to defeat the Republican-backed law (HB 5) by proving …

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