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Knights Of Columbus To Fast And Pray Against Racism

From a press release published by Christian Newswire: The Knights of Columbus today announced it will participate in a National Day of Prayer and Fasting to End Racism on Sept. 9, the Feast of St. Peter Claver, a 16th century Catholic saint revered for his ministry to slaves. Bishop Shelton J. Fabre, the chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic …

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Biden Calls Attacks On His Catholic Faith “Preposterous”

The Hill reports: Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden called the attacks on his religion at the Republican National Convention “preposterous” on Thursday. The former vice president responded to convention speakers taking several jabs at how he practices his Catholicism, including from former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz who called Biden a “Catholic in name only” on Wednesday. “I think …

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Evangelical Coalition Urges Christians To Get COVID Vax Because “All Scientific Truth Is Ultimately From God”

The Christian Post reports: A coalition of more than 2,700 high-profile evangelicals spanning the fields of science and religion have signed onto a statement billed “A Christian Statement on Science for Pandemic Times,” which warns against the politicization of the new coronavirus and urges Christians to take appropriate action against it, including taking a vaccine when it’s ready. BioLogos was …

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Pastor Sick With COVID After WH Meeting With Trump

Johnson City’s ABC News affiliate reports: The pastor of a local church who gained national attention for his support of local law enforcement is now battling COVID-19. When Pastor Perry Cleek’s church, Lighthouse Missionary Baptist in Jonesborough, donated $1,000 to every Jonesborough Department of Public Safety employee earlier this month, the story went viral. That led the White House to …

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40 Test COVID+ After Alabama Baptist Church Revival

The Birmingham Herald reports: More than 40 people have coronavirus after attending a week-long revival at a small north Alabama Baptist church last week, pastor Daryl Ross said today. Only two male members’ cases were serious, he said. “The whole church has got it, just about,” Ross said, and that includes himself. Ross said he has tested positive but has …

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54% Of Americans: You Don’t Need God To Be Moral

The Christian Post reports: A majority of Americans do not believe they need God to be moral or have good values, but most with politically conservative leanings still do, according to a global survey by the Pew Research Center. The nonpartisan polling firm recently published a survey that measures the connection between people’s beliefs about God and morality. The survey, …

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Ad Warns Christians: “Trump Is Using Us” [VIDEO]

The Christian Post reports: Never Trump Republican groups are spending millions this year in a bid to sway conservative and faith-based voters in battleground states away from voting for Donald Trump in November, with one group running commercial advertisements telling Christians that Trump is “using” them. Republican Voters Against Trump, a political initiative affiliated with anti-Trump conservatives like Bill Kristol …

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Prominent Christian Author Comes Out, Will Divorce

The Christian Post reports: Christian author Matthew Paul Turner came out as gay on social media and announced that he and his wife are divorcing as he seeks to “embrace freedom, hope, and God as a gay man.” “Dear friends, I have difficult news to share. After much thought, prayer, and counseling, Jessica and I have made the decision to …

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Georgia Megachurch Suspends Services Until 2021

The Christian Post reports: Andy Stanley, leader of the multi-campus North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, announced Tuesday that in-person services have been suspended until 2021 because he cannot guarantee the safety of members in the wake of increasing coronavirus infections. “Based on the uptick in COVID-19 cases, the results of our attendee surveys and the experiences of churches …

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Pastor Sorry For Ignoring Masks After COVID Cases Among Flock Becomes “Too Great To Keep Track Of”

These stories have become so routine that I almost only need to swap out the names of the pastor and the church. A Tennessee pastor has apologized to his congregation as the coronavirus has infected countless church members — including himself and his family members — weeks after the church resumed indoor worship services and also hosted a state convention …

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Alaska Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Man Threatens To Kill Everyone “In The Name Of Jesus”

KOMO News reports: An Alaska Airlines flight was forced to land Saturday evening after a male passenger threatened to kill all other passengers on the plane, airport officials say. Alaska Airlines Flight 422 left from Sea-Tac Airport at 11:10 p.m. en route to Chicago O’Hare, officials with the airline say. Alaska Airlines says the man became “extremely belligerent and physically …

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Infamous “S&M Catholic Priest” Found Dead In Home

The New York Daily News reports: A kinky Bronx priest with a reported taste for S&M turned up dead in the New Jersey home where he allegedly paid $1,000 an hour to cavort with a muscle-bound boyfriend, cops confirmed Friday. The body of Peter Miqueli, 57, was found Thursday inside his residence in Brick Township, N.J., according to local police. …

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Catholic Church Gobbled Up Billions In COVID Bailout

The Associated Press reports: The U.S. Roman Catholic Church used a special and unprecedented exemption from federal rules to amass at least $1.4 billion in taxpayer-backed coronavirus aid, with many millions going to dioceses that have paid huge settlements or sought bankruptcy protection because of clergy sexual abuse cover-ups. The church’s haul may have reached — or even exceeded — …

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TX Pastor Takes “Responsibility” For 51-Case Cluster

The Christian Post reports: More than a week after at least 51 members of Calvary Chapel of San Antonio in Texas got infected with COVID-19 since the congregation started meeting in person, the church’s pastor says he takes full responsibility. “I accept full responsibility. I’m the leader of the church,” said Pastor Ron Arbaugh, according to News 4 San Antonio, …

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Priest Suspended After Calling BLM Activists “Maggots”

The Indianapolis Star reports: Rev. Theodore Rothrock from St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Carmel has been suspended from public ministry by Bishop Timothy Doherty Wednesday after calling Black Lives Matter organizers “maggots and parasites.” “The Bishop expresses pastoral concern for the affected communities,” the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana said in a statement Wednesday. “The suspension offers the Bishop an opportunity …

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82% Of White Evangelicals Would Vote For Trump Today

Released today by Pew Research: Amid rising coronavirus cases and widespread protests over racial injustice, President Donald Trump’s approval rating has dropped among a wide range of religious groups, including white evangelical Protestants – though they remain strongly supportive. Roughly seven-in-ten white evangelical Protestants (72%) say they approve of the way Trump is handling his job, according to a Pew …

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Claims Of Abuse By Catholic Clergy Quadrupled In 2019

The Washington Post reports: The number of allegations of Catholic clergy sex abuse of minors more than quadrupled in 2019 compared to the average in the previous five years, U.S. church officials reported this week, in part the result of new church-run compensation programs for victims as well as survivors driven to come forward by several major clerical abuse scandals. …

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Trump Org Sued For Religious Discrimination After They Fired A Housekeeper For Refusing To Work On Sundays

The Christian Post reports: A former housekeeper is suing the operator of Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas, claiming the business engaged in religious discrimination by firing her because she refused to work on Sundays. Sonia Perez, 56, filed a lawsuit against Trump Ruffin Commercial Inc., the company that oversees the Trump hotels. She claims that the company required her …

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POLL: 73% Don’t Believe Trump Is A “Man Of Faith”

Morning Consult reports: As President Donald Trump leans on religion to reconnect with his political base ahead of the November election, most Americans dismiss the notion that he himself is a man of faith. Only 27 percent of registered voters in a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll said they somewhat or strongly agree that Trump himself is religious, while 55 percent …

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SURVEY: Only Half Of Democrats Identify As Christian

The Christian Post reports: The percentage of Democrat and Democrat-leaning voters who identify as Christian has sharply declined since 2008, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center. A report by Pew published in its U.S. Politics & Policy section found that while 73% of Democrat voters were Christian in 2008, by 2019 the percentage had dropped to …

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