Legal Group Seeks Dismissal of Homosexual Activists’ “Crimes Against Humanity” Suit Against Pastor

Christian News Network reports:

SilencedA nationally-recognized religious liberties organization is seeking the dismissal of an international lawsuit filed by an African homosexual activist group, which accuses an American pastor of committing ‘crimes against humanity’ for speaking out against homosexual behavior in the country.

As previously reported, Massachusetts Pastor Scott Lively, author of “The Pink Swastika,” had visited the nation of Uganda in 2009, where he spoke on what the Bible says about homosexuality and expressed support of pastors in the country that were working to oppose the proliferation of sexual activity between those of the same gender.

Several years following his visit, the group Sexual Minorities of Uganda (SMUG), filed a lawsuit against Lively, asserting that he had violated international law because his words allegedly encouraged government persecution against homosexuals in the nation. The group also alleges that Lively was a part of a “conspiracy” to deprive homosexuals of their rights.

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NewSpring names interim; Noble speaks via Facebook

Baptist Press reports:

Clayton King, a ministry leader and teaching pastor at NewSpring Church in South Carolina, is serving as the multi-site church’s interim after the termination of founding pastor Perry Noble.

Noble, in a Facebook video June 13, stated, “I am sorry that I allowed a dependency on alcohol. I ran to it other than Jesus for my comfort, and that was wrong … and I am going to do whatever it takes to make it right.

“I am checking into a treatment facility and going to work with some excellent people who are really going to help me take my next steps. I’m serious about fighting for my wife and my daughter and I’m serious about following Jesus.”

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Reports: Trump Picks Pence as His Running Mate

According to NewsMax, Mike Pence is hired:

Mike PenceRepublican Donald Trump chose Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his vice presidential running mate on Thursday, according to multiple reports.

The move puts at Trump’s side a conservative with the potential to unify divided Republicans.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee is to announce his choice on Friday at 11 a.m. in Manhattan. The choice of Pence was first reported by Roll Call, with The New York Times and CBS News following suit.

Trump is to be formally nominated as the party’s candidate for the Nov. 8 election at the Republican National Convention next week in Cleveland. Traditionally, the vice presidential choice is used to build enthusiasm among party loyalists.

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“Very clear signs of trouble” at Trinity Broadcasting Network as revenue shrinks, attractions close

According to Teri Sforza of The Orange County Register, TBN “was built on the ‘Have a need? Plant a seed’ philosophy, or what critics call ‘the prosperity gospel.’  The idea is that if you give money to God, God will send riches back to you.  Trinity’s tax filings suggest the seed hasn’t been sprouting as it once did.”

Trinity Broadcasting Archagel MichaelIt has inspired awe in the God-fearing, and in those who mock them.

The elaborate campus of Trinity Christian City International in Costa Mesa – home of Trinity Broadcasting Network’s studios – has been likened to a mashup of a Disneyland castle, the White House and a wedding cake.

Visitors are free to wander the opulent grounds, marvel at historic Bibles, have their pictures taken with the giant archangel Michael, and get what no other attraction in Orange County can give: “A creepy adventure AND salvation!” one fan recently enthused online.

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GOP Platform Calls for Constitutional Personhood Amendment, Defunding of Planned Parenthood

According to Christian News Network:

In what is being called the most pro-life platform to date, the Republican Party’s platform committee agreed on Tuesday to adopt language calling for a constitutional amendment protecting children in the womb, as well as the defunding of the abortion giant Planned Parenthood.

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“The Constitution’s guarantee that no one can be deprived of life, liberty, or property deliberately echoes the Declaration of Independence’s proclamation that ‘all’ are ‘endowed by their Creator’ with the right to life,” it reads. “Accordingly, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental right to life which cannot be infringed.”

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Digest This: Heavy People May Die up to 3 Years Early

According to NewsMax:

Fat catBeing too heavy may cost you your life — literally. Scientists say overweight people die one year earlier than expected and that moderately obese people die up to three years prematurely.

Doctors have long warned that being overweight can lead to health complications including heart disease, stroke and cancer, and previous studies have already found that extra pounds can take years off your life, based mostly on data from Europe and North America.

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State Department sent taxpayer money to group that attempted to oust Israel’s Netanyahu

According to Fox News;

The U.S. State Department sent nearly $350,000 to an advocacy group that worked to oust Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to a Senate report released Tuesday.

OneVoice Movement, a group that supported peace negotiations between Israeli and Palestinian factions, received grants from the State Department during a 14-month period ending in November 2014, according to the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations report.

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Ginsburg under fire from both sides over “highly inappropriate” Trump comments

Fox News has the story:

Supreme Court buildingSupreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg faced a growing and bipartisan backlash Wednesday — including a call from Donald Trump to resign — as she doubled down on her criticism of the presumptive GOP nominee, calling him a “faker” who is unqualified to be president.

Even political figures and newspaper editorial writers who might agree with the comments swiftly said they were out of line for a high court justice.

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Pence introduces Trump at rally that doubles as VP audition

Yahoo News reports:

Republican Donald Trump campaigned alongside Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Tuesday evening, the latest in a series of public auditions as the billionaire businessman mulls his vice presidential pick.

Walking onto the stage to cheers, Pence confidently introduced the presumptive GOP nominee and vigorously advocated for Trump as the best person to lead the country. The speech made clear that despite his mild-mannered reputation, the governor and former Congressman could serve the role of attack dog if Trump taps him as his running mate.

“Donald Trump hears the voice of the American people,” Pence said, saying that the billionaire “understands” the country in a way no one has since Republican icon Ronald Reagan. His voice raised, Pence drew thunderous applause when he warned of dire consequences if Democrat Hillary Clinton is elected.

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Some Illegal Aliens Enjoy Food Stamp Advantage Over U.S. Citizens

According to CNSNews:

A new report produced by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) shows that people in the United States illegally can in some cases get more food stamps than U.S. citizens.

The report, released on Monday by the Washington, D.C.-based organization, reveals that the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) “provides benefits to families with an illegal alien (or other ineligible alien) wage earner in it, while denying benefits to an identical family comprised of only U.S. citizens.”

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Republican Party Platform Declares Pornography a ‘Public Health Crisis’

Christian News Network Reports:

The Republican Party has declared pornography a “public health crisis” in its 2016 platform, as an amendment over the issue was approved during deliberations on Monday.

“The internet must not become a safe haven for predators,” the amendment, proposed by North Carolina delegate Mary Frances Forrester, reads. “Pornography, with its harmful effects, especially on children, has become a public health crisis that is destroying the life of millions.”

“We encourage states to continue to fight this public menace and pledge our commitment to children’s safety and well-being,” it continues. “We applaud the social networking sites that bar sex offenders from participation. We urge energetic prosecution of child pornography which closely linked to human trafficking.”

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Study Finds No Racial Bias in Police Shootings

According to NewsMax:

There is no racial bias in shootings involving police officers, contrasting what is a widespread public perception, according to a new study by an award-winning Harvard economist.

The study, however, does confirm that in almost all other interactions with police, blacks are treated more harshly. The detailed report tried to take into account for how, where and when the suspects encounter the police,The New York Times explains.

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Perry Noble removed as pastor at NewSpring for personal behavior related to alcohol

According to Greenville Online:

About 2,000 members made the warm walk across the NewSpring Church parking lot in Anderson for each worship service Sunday morning.

Few were fully braced for the news that awaited: Perry Noble, the only senior pastor the church has known, has been removed from his duties.

Williamston Town Councilman Rockey Burgess said the news “did come as a shock” in the 9:15 a.m. service, even though recent rumors had prepared him to a degree.

“Everybody was kind of shocked,” Burgess said. “But the church isn’t made up of the preacher, and the church doesn’t worship the preacher. The church is the people who go there, and we all love one another.”

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Republicans to consider softening party’s official language on LGBT

According to CBS News:

Rainbow flagWith the Republican National Convention less than two weeks away, moderate Republicans are drafting an amendment that would soften the GOP’s official position on gays and lesbians, CBS News has learned.

The party’s official stance on LGBT issues will be debated during next week’s meeting of the RNC’s platform committee, a 112-member group of Republican activists from around the country.

Outside Republican groups have been publicly pushing the party to modify its stance on same-sex marriage for over a year, but multiple sources told CBS News that the effort has officially taken hold among a group of platform committee members who are furiously polishing their amendment ahead of the party gathering in Cleveland.

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At least 5 police officers injured during protests in Minnesota

Fox News reports:

Police in Minnesota said Sunday they arrested as many as 100 people after a protest over police shootings turned violent, with at least five officers injured.

Police used smoke bombs to clear demonstrators blocking Interstate 94, the Minneapolis Star-Tribunereported. Police said officers were hurt after some protesters hurled rocks, firecrackers and at least one Molotov cocktail at them.

According to Fox 9, protesters also threw bricks, glass bottles and construction rebar at the officers.

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Racial Tensions, Political Divides Heating up Angry Nation

NewsMax reports:

HateA week of violence that left five Dallas police officers dead during the protests over the killings of two black men by law enforcement officials is bringing fears that the anger simmering just below the surface in the United States is beginning to boil over, and leaving people in public and private life searching for answers to restoring the peace.

Even while Dallas was mourning the officers’ deaths, which came at the end of an otherwise peaceful Black Lives Matter demonstration, shots rang out in other places on Friday night, including in Valdosta, Georgia, where police say a man called 911 and then ambushed a police officer responding to the scene.

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FBI’s Comey a Victim of Politics

James Comey“In my view,” says popular syndicated columnist and Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer, “Comey didn’t want to be remembered as the man who irreversibly altered the course of American political history.”

In a piece over at NewsMax, Krauthammer explains how he came to this view:

Why did he do it? FBI director James Comey spent 14 minutes laying out an unassailable case for prosecuting Hillary Clinton for the mishandling of classified material. Then at literally the last minute, he recommended against prosecution. This is baffling. Under the statute (18 U.S.C. section 793(f)), it’s a felony to mishandle classified information either intentionally or “through gross negligence.” The evidence, as outlined by Comey, is overwhelming.

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Dallas sniper who gunned down 5 cops “wanted to kill white people,” chief says

Fox News has the story:

The sniper who killed five Dallas police officers Thursday night as they guarded protesters at an anti-police brutality march was angry about recent shootings by police and “wanted to kill white people,” according to authorities.

The Associated Press identified the gunman as Micah Xavier Johnson, 25, who was blown up by a police robot while holed up in a parking garage early Friday morning after negotiations with police broke down.

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State Department reopens internal probe of Clinton emails

According to Fox News:

The State Department is re-opening an internal investigation into whether Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her top aides mishandled classified information, Fox News confirmed late Thursday.

The investigation, which was first reported by the Associated Press, focuses on how classified emails to and from Clinton’s private server were categorized at the time they were sent.

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Federal Judge Blocks Florida Law Defunding Abortion Giant Planned Parenthood

Christian News Network reports:

A federal judge has blocked key parts of a Florida law that, among other aspects, prohibits funds from going to abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood.

As previously reportedHouse Bill 1411 reallocates funds that abortion providers had been receiving as Medicaid reimbursement, and prohibits the government from contracting with organizations that offer abortion services—with the exceptions of rape, incest and the life of the mother. Florida abortion facilities receive approximately $200,0000 a year in Medicaid funds.

“A state agency, a local governmental entity, or a managed care plan … may not expend funds for the benefit of, pay funds to, or initiate or renew a contract with an organization that owns, operates, or is affiliated with one or more clinics,” the bill reads.

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Two More Ways Hillary Clinton Committed Perjury At Benghazi Committee

According to Breitbart:

Hillary Clinton appears to have perjured herself before the House Select Committee on Benghazi in at least three ways: first, by stating that she had turned over “all my work related emails” from her private email server to the government; second, by insisting there was “nothing marked classified on my e-mails”; and third, by telling the committee that her attorneys “went through every single e-mail.” FBI director James Comey’s statement Tuesday suggests none of those statements were true.

On Tuesday, Breitbart News published the relevant portion of the transcript of Clinton’s testimony dealing with the question of whether she had turned over her work-related emails. The other two instances in which Clinton perjured herself arose in her statements to Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH)…

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Judge Grants Injunction Against Indiana Law Banning Abortion of Down Syndrome Children

Christian News Network reports:

A federal judge has granted an injunction against an Indiana law that bans the murder of unborn children based on a Down Syndrome diagnosis or any other disability, but stops short of ending all abortion in the state.

As previously reportedH.B. 1337 was signed into law in March to protect babies that would otherwise be killed because of an adverse diagnosis.

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Transgender British athletes born male set to make Olympic history by competing in the games as women

Two males who identify as female (but will never become female because a person’s DNA determines their gender) will compete against legitimate females for Olympic gold. Naturally the Left hails their inclusion in the games a “remarkable human victory.” MailOnline has the story:

Two British athletes born male are on the verge of making history by competing in women’s events at next month’s Olympic Games, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

If selected, the unnamed pair will become the world’s first transgender Olympians at Rio.

But worryingly for British sports fans, they have revealed they are so fearful of being exposed and ridiculed under the Olympic spotlight, they would ‘probably drop back’ if they found themselves in a medal-winning position.

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Christian Mingle to Allow Homosexual Matching Following Discrimination Suit

 

Christian News Network reports:

A dating site known as Christian Mingle has agreed to open its website for matching homosexuals following a class-action discrimination suit filed in federal court.

Being a Christian-identifying site, Christian Mingle currently only offers the options of a “man seeking a woman” or a “woman seeking a man.” But two homosexual men who went to the site found that it did not provide an option for those seeking a romantic relationship with the same sex.

They sued Spark Networks, Inc., the parent company of Christian Mingle, alleging a violation of California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act, which requires businesses to provide services regardless of one’s “sexual orientation.”

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Pro-Lifers on Supreme Court Abortion Case: “We’re Coming Back in Full Force”

The Daily Signal reports:

Members of the pro-life movement standing outside the Supreme Court on Monday were visibly discouraged by the 5-3 decision striking down a Texas law that imposed health and safety regulations on abortion clinics. But those activists showed no signs that they intend to back down from the battle over abortion in the United States.

“The pro-life generation is stronger than ever before,” Maddie Schulte, a regional coordinator at Students for Life, told The Daily Signal outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. “I’m excited to see what comes next. We’re coming back full force.”

“We believe in life,” added Anja Scheib, a programs intern for Students for Life. “Millennials,” in particular, she said, “are becoming more pro-life.”

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