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KENTUCKY: Court Halts Gov’s Ban On Church Services

The Associated Press reports: A federal court halted the Kentucky governor’s temporary ban on mass gatherings from applying to in-person religious services, clearing the way for Sunday church services. U.S. District Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove on Friday issued a temporary restraining order enjoining Gov. Andy Beshear’s administration from enforcing the ban on mass gatherings at “any in-person religious service …

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Jim Bakker On “Sabbatical” Due To Alleged Stroke

The Charlotte Observer reports: TV pastor Jim Bakker suffered a stroke recently and has taken a break from his show to recuperate, his wife, Lori Bakker, confirmed on Friday. The 80-year-old televangelist, went to federal prison for fraud and his PTL empire near Charlotte crumbled amid sex and financial scandals in the late ‘80s. “We are thankful that Jim is …

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Scamvangelist Paula White “Prophesies Victory” For Trump On National Day Of Prayer: “You Will Recover All”

“President Trump, one last word. Like David, who had had victory after victory after victory after victory, would face his biggest battle – it was called Ziklag – and they would take his wives and his children and the city would be burned down. “And he cried and he wept, and he began to pray out to God, and God …

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Trump Pastor To Stop COVID With 40 Days Of Prayers

The Christian Post reports: Texas megachurch Pastor Robert Jeffress has launched a 40-day prayer campaign and is urging Christians to join him daily to pray for an end to the coronavirus pandemic. Known as the “4:01 Challenge,” the observance calls on people to pray at 4:01 p.m. every day for the next 40 days, starting Thursday, which is the 69th …

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Roy Moore’s Ex-Lawyer Charged With Resisting Arrest After Allegedly Screaming Racist Slurs At Hotel Guests

Gainesville’s ABC News affiliate reports: An attorney that once represented former Alabama Chief Justice and Senate candidate, Roy Moore, was arrested Thursday night in Gainesville. Alachua County Deputies arrested Trenton Rogers Garmon, 40, after they were called to the Hotel Indigo in Celebration Pointe about a man causing a disturbance. As deputies arrived staff told them that the disturbance was …

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Israel May Ban Christian Channel For Proselytizing

Haaretz reports: Although proselytizing can be against the law in Israel, a brand-new evangelical channel dedicated to taking “the gospel of Jesus into the homes and lives and hearts of the Jewish people” had its official launch last week on cable television. Shelanu (Hebrew for “Ours”) TV is the new Hebrew-language channel of GOD TV, an international Christian media network …

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Bakker Claims Religious Freedom To Sell Fake COVID Cure: Our Products Are Divinely Inspired For Us To Sell

As has been reported here several times, scamvangelist Jim Bakker has on multiple occasions claimed that his $80 “Silver Solution” cures or prevents COVID, SARS, HIV, and “all venereal diseases.” Since then, he’s gotten warning letters from the New York Attorney General, been sued by the state of Missouri, and had banks stop processing donations to his ministry. Two weeks …

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Ex-Pope Links Gay Marriage To “Power Of Antichrist”

The New York Daily News reports: The 93-year-old ex-pope has an authorized biography out in Germany this week, which ends with an interview between Benedict and the journalist Peter Seewald. In the exchange, Benedict sharply attacked gay marriage, abortion and scientific methods of conception. “Modern society is in the middle of formulating an anti-Christian creed,” he said. “The fear of …

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GOP Ohio State Rep Won’t Wear Mask Because He Was “Created In God’s Image” And God Doesn’t Wear One

Hemant Mehta reports at The Friendly Atheist: It’s one thing for random people to complain, but for a government official to reject them sets an awful precedent. It’s why Mike Pence received criticism last week after photos showed him without one at a hospital. At least he’s since apologized. That’s not the case with Ohio State Rep. Nino Vitale, who …

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Scott Lively: Christians Must Ready To Wage Violence Against Those Who Use COVID To Push For Socialism

“We need to be establishing a network of believers everywhere that can operate in an underground fashion. Because if this thing continues in the trend that it seems to be, we may be evolving here at a revolutionary speed [and] entering into an emerging Beast government. “We’re going to need to have something like an Underground Railroad in which believers …

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FLORIDA: Jacksonville To Appeal After Liberty Counsel Wins Overturn Of “Illegal” 2017 LGBT Rights Ordinance

Via press release from hate group leader Mat Staver: Liberty Counsel won a 3-0 appellate victory today against Jacksonville, Florida’s 2017 ordinance that added “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” as “protected categories” under Jacksonville law “Human Rights Ordinance” (HRO). In the lawsuit, Parsons v. City of Jacksonville, Liberty Counsel represents Jacksonville residents and businesses in their challenge to invalidate an …

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DOJ Files Brief In Support Of Virginia Church: The State Has Given “No Good Reason” To Ban In-Person Services

Via press release from the Justice Department: The Department of Justice today filed a Statement of Interest in a Virginia federal court concerning the First Amendment’s freedom of religion in support of Lighthouse Fellowship Church (Lighthouse), a congregation in Chincoteague Island, Virginia, that serves, among others, recovering drug addicts and former prostitutes. The Statement of Interest is part of Attorney …

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Graham: Don’t Fear COVID, You’re Going To Die Anyway

Franklin Graham writes on his Facebook page: Many in the left-leaning media want to project the worse-case scenarios relating to COVID-19. It makes great headlines for them—and it produces fear in the public. A recent CNN headline said that the new coronavirus is likely to keep spreading for another 18-24 months, giving ammunition to liberal states who want to keep …

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Anti-LGBT Activist Is “Sad” For Anderson Cooper’s Baby

Anti-LGBT activist Michael Brown writes: Dear Anderson, Isn’t it an amazing feeling to be a father? To know that the precious little baby that you hold in your arms is, in a real sense, your own flesh and blood? That in a unique way, he carries part of you in his very life and soul? Yet when I saw the …

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Scamvangelical Blames Gays For Dip In Marriage Rate: It Now Means Anything You Want, “Why Bother At All?”

From the American Family Association’s OneNewsNow: The marriage rate in the United States has dropped to its lowest point since someone began keeping records, and anyone who is not a man-hating feminist knows that is a bad sign for the future. A new report from the National Center for Health Statistics shows marriages fell 6 percent from 2018 to reflect …

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Anti-Abortion Activists Ordered To Pay At Least $2M To Planned Parenthood After Jury’s 2019 RICO Verdict

The Christian Post reports: A federal judge has issued an order demanding that a group of pro-life activists who were behind a series of undercover videos taken at Planned Parenthood facilities and abortion conferences are liable for more than $1.2 million in damages. U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick of the Northern District of California released an order today against …

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Creationists Launch Christianist Version Of Netflix

Hemant Mehta reports at The Friendly Atheist: There’s Netflix and Hulu and Disney+ and Quibi and Peacock and a whole host of streaming services right now. So right on cue, as they do whenever something in secular culture becomes popular, Christians have found a way to offer a low-budget cringe-worthy version of the same thing. The Creationists at Answers in …

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Secular Groups Win Settlement From HUD After Asking For Info On Ben Carson’s Bible Study At His Workplace

The Christian Post reports: A leading secular legal group says the Department of Housing and Urban Development has agreed to pay $17,800 after settling a lawsuit related to Secretary Dr. Ben Carson’s participation in a Bible study and his daily schedule that might include a Bible study. The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation announced that it, along with the Citizens …

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LOUISIANA: Police Swamped With Calls After Mother Of Branch Covidian Pastor Posts Their Emergency Number

The Baton Rouge Advocate reports: People dialing the Central Police Department are reportedly having difficulties getting through after supporters of an arrested pastor have flooded the lines, according to a post from the agency. Central Police Chief Roger Corcoran said that the mother of arrested Central pastor Tony Spell posted the agency’s phone number on her Facebook page and encouraged …

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Perkins: The US Must Stop Doing Business With China

Via press release from hate group leader Tony Perkins: Americans are a forgiving people, but when it comes to China, they aren’t looking the other way any time soon. With the coronavirus death toll now surpassing our losses in the Vietnam War, the outrage over Wuhan’s lethal cover-up is infuriating the world over. A lot of Americans were concerned about …

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