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Courtroom storm

By Lynn Vincent
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Media | A flood of lawsuits involving TBN and members of the Crouch family continues into a fourth year

Federal court restores Utah polygamy ban

By Samantha Gobba
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Marriage | A federal court upheld Utah’s ban on polygamy Monday, adding to the drama surrounding the TLC reality television show, Sister Wives . The 10th U.S. Circuit…

Evangelicals must get it right on crime

By Anthony Bradley
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Prisons | When it comes to complex social issues it is paramount to read deeply and widely before arriving at conclusions and positing proposals for reform. This lack…

Illinois judge orders Christian inn owners to host same-sex wedding

By Bonnie Pritchett
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Religious Liberty | An Illinois administrative judge has given the owners of a bed and breakfast one year to provide their facility to a gay couple “for an event celebrating…

Midday Roundup: EgyptAir hijacking ends peacefully

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Extreme domestic dispute. A man who claimed to be wearing a suicide vest hijacked an EgyptAir passenger plane flying from Alexandria to Cairo this morning and…

Court seems tied in religious nonprofits case

By Emily Belz
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Supreme Court | Justice Anthony Kennedy shows sympathy to the Little Sisters of the Poor in the Obamacare contraceptive and abortifacient mandate case

States debate new religious liberty protections

By Bonnie Pritchett
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Religious Liberty | Despite opposition from LGBT groups, lawmakers in 28 states say Christian-owned businesses need better protection from lawsuits over marriage beliefs

Washington florist readies for hearing at state supreme court

By Bonnie Pritchett
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Religious Liberty | Calling the divorce of religious belief from religious expression “unconstitutional and completely hollow,” attorneys for Barronelle Stutzman will argue…

Oregon bakery continues to fight bias ruling that shut it down

By Mary Reichard
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Religious Liberty | Aaron and Melissa Klein once operated Sweet Cakes by Melissa, a bakery in Oregon.  Three years ago, they declined to make a wedding cake for a lesbian…

New York farmers drop appeal in same-sex wedding fight

By Bonnie Pritchett
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Religious Liberty | After four years of legal battles against a state government bent on forcing them to host same-sex weddings, Liberty Ridge Farm owners Robert and Cynthia…

Colorado woman convicted of assaulting mom, but not murdering baby

By Samantha Gobba
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Crime | A Colorado jury convicted 35-year-old Dynel Lane today of attempted first-degree murder for her brutal attack on Michelle Wilkins, 27, who was seven months…

Pursuing earthly justice, coming up short

By Laura Finch
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Crime | Made famous by a Netflix true crime docudrama, lawyer Dean Strang reflects on eternal justice—the only kind anyone can count on

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