Jentezen Franklin Praises Trump’s Executive Order on Police Reform

Jentezen Franklin, senior pastor of Free Chapel, releases the following statement on President Trump’s executive order on police reform:

Florida County Reverses; Recognizes Churches as Essential

Hillsborough County Council just met and voted to reverse its order from law last Friday. At the recommendation of County Attorney Beck, the council voted to recognize churches as “essential.” Mayor Castor wanted to impose the 10 person and six-foot social distancing restriction on churches, but the council voted against her recommendation at the advice of counsel. Any future guidance the county may issue will be recommendations and not enforceable.

Pastor Starts Church on Steps of Planned Parenthood

Pastor Ken Peters was faithfully leading his small church in Spokane, Washington, when a guest preacher’s Sunday sermon grabbed his heart and prompted an unexpected response.

Memphis Pastor Forgives Vandals Who Caused Thousands of Dollars’ Worth of Damage

A Tennessee pastor is being praised for his response to vandals wreaking havoc on his church last month.

Pastor Shot, Killed by Son; Widow Says Shooting Was Unintentional

Pastor Cecilio “Roman” Ortiz died Sunday morning after his son allegedly shot him during a tussle in the family’s home.

Atheist Group Files Complaint Over Judge Giving Bible, Hug to Convicted Murderer

An atheist group filed a complaint over Judge Tammy Kemp giving her personal Bible and a hug to convicted murderer Amber Guyger after her trial Oct. 2.

California Senate Passes Resolution Telling Pastors to Embrace LGBT Beliefs

California Senate passed a resolution telling Christian clergy to accept and support LGBTQ ideology, even if doing so violates their Christian beliefs.

Church Day Care Centers Asked to Check Fisher-Price Sleepers

A recent recall notice from Fisher-Price was mailed to the Church of God International Offices to inform local church day care centers and nurseries about two sleeper products.

Singer Found Guilty of Copying Christian Rap Song

A jury found that prominent singer Katy Perry improperly copied a Christian rap song by Marcus Gray, known by his stage name Flame.

Evangelical Denomination Expels Entire Congregation Over LGBT Inclusion

For the first time in its 134-year history, the Evangelical Covenant Church has voted to remove a congregation from its roster over its position on LGBTQ inclusion.

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