Americans Support SCOTUS Ruling to Restrict Abortion, Oppose Taxpayer Funding

Significant majorities of Americans oppose the use of tax dollars to fund abortions and want the U.S. Supreme Court to rule in favor of abortion restrictions, according to a new Marist Poll sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.

Christian Leaders Pray and Anoint Doorway Trump Walked Through Before Inauguration

The group has prayed in similar fashion for previous Presidents as they ask for direction, leadership, protection and blessing for the incoming Trump Administration.

Group Plans March on DC: ‘Women and Children First’

As thousands converge on the National Mall in Washington, DC on January 21, Created Equal will be there to be the voice of women killed in the name of “women’s rights” — born and preborn. We will stand in solidarity with those who have been violently silenced by deadly abortion and to reach out to marchers with truth and love.

Supreme Court Petitioned to Preserve Religious Counseling Rights

Pacific Justice Institute filed a petition earlier last week with the United States Supreme Court to continue the fight to protect free speech for licensed counselors.

Report: Planned Parenthood, Others Broke the Law

The Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives has released their final report detailing their investigation, findings and recommendations related to the underground trade in aborted baby remains for profit and late-term abortion abuses.

New Year Brings New Freedom for Religious Group

Bakersfield, Calif.–A group of senior citizens are relieved but remain wary after their homeowners association (HOA) reversed course and lifted a ban on their meetings.

Religious Freedom Bill Heads to President’s Desk

The U.S. House of Representatives passed and sent to the President’s desk the Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act (H.R. 1150).

Engaging Biblical Principles in Today’s Health Care Environment

With a new year on the horizon, many Americans are once again facing difficult health care decisions because of the health insurance requirement still in force under the federal Affordable Care Act. This is especially true as the open enrollment deadline of Jan. 31, 2017, is just around the corner.

Samaritan Ministries International (samaritanministries.org), with 64,000 members (210,000 individuals), has practiced health care sharing through a biblical lens for 22 years. Its focus has been Christians helping other Christians with their needs as the Bible instructs in Galatians 6:2, which says, “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ” (ESV).

“Every day we hear from people who are in a health care crisis of sorts, especially now during open enrollment,” said Anthony Hopp, Samaritan’s vice president for external relations. “Samaritan Ministries works to bring health care back to Biblical basics, applying the definition of Biblical community to health care. Our members share medical burdens with one another on a monthly basis, which means about $23 million is sent from household to household. Why do we do this? Because Jesus told us to love one another.”

Hopp noted that health care sharing ministries like Samaritan are exempt from the individual mandate under the Affordable Care Act. Members of these ministries who share each other’s health care needs are not required to pay any penalties, as this approach to health care satisfies the federal requirement that individuals purchase insurance or pay a penalty.

He added that Christians may choose a health care sharing ministry like Samaritan for a variety of reasons, such as the Biblical teachings of trusting in God, caring for fellow believers, and desiring to obey Jesus’ commands to love one another, which includes sharing each other’s burdens.

A Samaritan Ministries member family from Denver says they are “grateful to have Samaritan Ministries.”

“It shows our family that Christians do take care of each other. And we serve an awesome God who heals us. We are in prayer always for our Samaritan family.”

Today, Samaritan Ministries members from all 50 states and several foreign countries are directly sharing their health care needs from household to household. Those with health care burdens also receive notes of encouragement and prayers from the Samaritan Ministries member community.

For more information, visit www.samaritanministries.org, or follow the ministry on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

(Source: Christian Newswire)

Evangelical Ministers Call on Trump to Protect Religious Freedom

Activists will be holding signs with Christian women wearing head coverings to stand in solidarity with their Muslim neighbors and friends.

Pastor Responds to Crimes Against Humanity Charge

Liberty Counsel filed a brief opposing the latest efforts by Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) in its lawsuit against Pastor Scott Lively, in which SMUG seeks to silence and impose significant financial penalties against Lively for his speaking and writing about his biblical views on homosexuality. Liberty Counsel’s filing is in response to a brief filed by SMUG as a last ditch effort to save SMUG’s case from dismissal after it utterly failed to present evidence supporting its claims at a summary judgment hearing last month.

Satan Club for Children Triggers 103,000 Protests

Parents are deeply concerned about an After School Satan Club that targets children as young as five scheduled to open at Point Defiance Elementary School in Tacoma, Washington, on Wednesday, December 14.

City Council in Pennsylvania Keeps Nativity Despite Threats

The Franklin (PA) City Council has elected to maintain a Nativity display in Bandstand Park despite an anonymous demand letter received on Monday from two local residents in Seneca. The letter’s authors, “RM, SJ and family,” copied the email to the atheist group Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) and stated that a Nativity display is a violation of church and state and should be removed from Bandstand Park.

#GiveAnEternalGift Combats the Commercialization of Christmas

For Christians, particularly those upset with the increasing commercialization of Christmas, Meet The Need has launched an “Ice Bucket Challenge” for service and evangelism called #GiveAnEternalGift. The goal is to encourage 1 million Christians to “put Christ back in Christmas” as Jesus would – by letting acts of kindness open the door to sharing the Gospel – with neighbors, coworkers and complete strangers.

Texas Judge Rejects Lifting Ban on Bathroom Decree

Texas Federal Judge Reed O’Connor denied requests from two federal executive branch departments to lift the ban on the Obama administration policy to allow so-called transgender public school students access to the bathrooms with which they self-identify.

Ministers Join Forces to Raise Awareness About Dangers of Assisted Suicide Laws

Life Legal hosted a conversation about life and death between two of the nation’s most prominent faith leaders to discuss problems with assisted suicide laws.

Pastor Prescribes Faith to Millennials Struggling to Reconcile Their Feelings after the Presidential Election

A Spring, Texas pastor is reaching out to the many millennials across the country who have taken to the streets and to social media to protest the outcome of the presidential election. According to Pastor Ellis D. Powell, founder of The Daily Bread, millennials who are dismayed still have a choice, and that choice is faith.

Survey Finds 60 Percent of Trump Voters Impacted by Pro-life, Pro-Religious Liberty Platform

Family Research Council today released the results of a commissioned survey conducted by WPA Opinion Research showing that nearly 60 percent of Trump voters agreed that their vote was impacted by the Republican Party platform’s “strong positions on unborn human life and religious liberty.”

Satan Club for 5-Year-Olds Sparks Thousands of Complaints

Concerned Catholics with America Needs Fatima have launched a protest petition to the authorities of the Sacramento Elementary School in Portland, Oregon, urging them to stop the Satanic Temple from opening an “After School Satan Club” in that school.

Dr. James Dobson Calls for Civil Disobedience

Christians across America must express their outrage at the Ninth Circuit Court’s ruling to uphold California’s so called ‘Reproductive FACT Act.’ This decision will require 150 pro-life crisis pregnancy clinics across the state to promote abortion services to the women they serve.

Atheists Try to Bring Down Movie IMDb Rating

Hundreds of atheists have left a one-star rating at the Internet Movie Database in an effort to discredit a new movie called, “The Atheists Delusion.” This, according to the film’s producer, Ray Comfort. Comfort said, “When I saw all the bad reviews, I encouraged Christians to watch the movie, then go to www.imdb.com/title/tt5910814/ratings?ref_=tt_ov_rt and rate it. Over 1,000 Christians have so far given the film a ten star rating—which means that they think it was ‘excellent,’ with 500 atheists giving it a one star (they think it was ‘awful’). This has lifted the average rating closer to a seven.”

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