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In 2018, Charlie Kirk, a right-wing provocateur who founded the conservative activist group Turning Point USA, strongly criticized the evangelical political movement he now helps lead. Known then for primarily his work mobilizing college-age Republicans, Kirk described Jesus as tolerant and welcoming and denounced Christians’ “sanctimonious approach” to homosexuality and other issues. He argued politics…

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With many people around the world closely watching the fiercely contested rematch between U.S. President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump, a new Pew Research Center survey found that Biden is viewed more positively than his rival internationally. Across the 34 nations polled, a median of 43 percent have confidence in Biden to do…

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Jorge Guillen, a 43-year-old man from El Paso, Texas tragically lost his life while vacationing in Mexico after he was electrocuted in a hot tub. He and his wife, Lizette Zambrano, were vacationing at a resort in Mexico when the incident occurred. According to media reports, Guillen passed away on June 11th  “in the jacuzzi…

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A proposed elementary curriculum for Texas schools is being criticized by its detractors as being overtly Christian. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) released thousands of pages for a proposed curriculum for students K-5. The curriculum would be voted on in November after receiving feedback from the public and could be implemented in Fall of 2025…

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With the recent Alabama ruling that granted embryos the same protections as children, Christians are being faced with the ethics of IVF and how to handle that within their own faith. Brent Leatherwood, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) wrote a letter to the US Senate urging for federal…

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A Maryland school is issuing a clarification on its policy about participation in the Pledge of Allegiance after it sent an email mandating students and teachers to stand and salute during the pledge. On April 26, Twin Ridge Elementary School issued an email to its staff stating, “Per COMAR [Code of Maryland Regulations], all students…

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Hours after presumptive Republican 2024 presidential nominee and former president Donald Trump was convicted on 34 counts of falsifying business records to cover up a sex scandal that threatened his 2016 presidential campaign, megachurch pastor Mark Driscoll pleaded on social media for Jesus to return before Election Day. Driscoll, founding pastor of Trinity Church in…

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A recent survey, part of a multi-year research project measuring American Christian attitudes toward Jews, Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, shows that support for Israel among evangelicals is mostly based on age and biblical knowledge and hasn’t been substantively impacted by the current Hamas-Israel war in Gaza. The comparative study, which concurrently examines sentiment across…

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As another pride month unfolds during June, an Orlando hotel is under fire for a bondage-themed display that was visible to children. The conservative watchdog, Libs of TikTok, shared images of a hot pink bear wearing fetish clothing outside the Crowne Plaza Orlando – Lake Buena Vista hotel. “This blow-up bear in b*ndage gear is…

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A proposed New York bill would restrict social media companies from designing algorithms to target children without parental consent. According to The Wall Street Journal, New York lawmakers reached a tentative agreement on a bill that would prohibit social media companies from sending minors after-hour notifications without parental consent or from offering automated feeds to…

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