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Talk about Amazing Grace! Judge and Pastor, Both Whose Daughters Were Brutally Murdered, Launch Faith-Oriented Degree Program for Prisoners in Oregon
"I did not think God could work any good from my daughter's brutal murder [but] Jesus had already started the process of enabling me to forgive her murderer, before I ever knew his name." -- Judge Tom Kohl

It is, according to retired Washington County Judge Tom Kohl, a clear example of how God can make something good out of even the most tragic of circumstances.

During the 18th annual Hillsboro Prayer Breakfast Oct. 25 at the Tuality Health Education Center, Kohl said he and a local pastor, having both experienced the extreme grief of their daughters being brutally murdered, are now jointly pursuing a vision to provide prison inmates a new, faith-oriented degree program.  Read More

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Thanks to President Trump, International Support for Abortion Groups is Blocked at G7 Meeting
The Trump administration is blocking political and financial support for abortion groups in the highest echelons of international diplomacy, including the most recent G7 and G20 meetings.   Read More
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Finally!  Life Begins at Conceptionbabyvisualconceptas_si_0
For the first time ever – the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has made it the official policy of the United States that life begins at conception. The abortion industry is in trouble. For years, HHS has consistently expanded abortion and funneled taxpayer money to abortion.

That changes now. HHS has just released its strategic plan for the next four years, stating that it will pursue policies that “protect" Americans at every stage of life, beginning at conception.”  Source1, Source2, Source3, Source4
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In a Victory for Life, Judge Rules CA Law Violates State Constitution
RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif., Oct. 31, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- The judge issued her ruling yesterday in a lawsuit filed in Riverside County Superior Court by The Scharpen Foundation challenging the California statute that requires prolife pregnancy centers to provide their patients the location and contact information for local abortion clinics. In its decision, the Court found that "the FACT Act violates Article I, Section 2 of the California Constitution."  Read More

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Ex-NPR CEO Comes to Shocking Conclusion on Media after Spending Time with Evangelicals and Mainstream Americans Outside the 'Liberal Bubble'
Ken Stern, former CEO of NPR, decided to bust out of the liberal media bubble over the past year to encounter an America he hadn’t quite seen before, concluding that “most reporters and editors are liberal” and that the media have “failed us.”

Stern, who recorded his surprising experiences in a recent NY Post op-ed as well as a new book titled, “Republican Like Me: How I Left the Liberal Bubble and Learned to Love the Right,” explained how he came to experience evangelicals, Republicans and other mainstream Americans in a light the media doesn’t typically portray.  Read More

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Now Do You Understand Mike Pence's Morality Guidelines?
In light of the flood of allegations against Harvey Weinstein, the left's extreme reaction to Vice PresideReuters-Mike-Karen-Pencent Pence's personal morality guidelines now seems even more absurd. Mothers and fathers of America, who would you rather have your daughters work for: Weinstein or Pence? Young ladies of America, for whom would you rather work and with whom would you feel safer, Weinstein or Pence?
          According to a Washington Post article, "In 2002, Mike Pence told the Hill that he never eats alone with a woman other than his wife and that he won't attend events featuring alcohol without her by his side, either."
          Sounds reasonable and wise to me. Nothing extreme or unusual from my point of view or in the circles in which I travel, especially if you are a powerful leader or a person of influence.
          But that's not how many on the left saw it. As I noted in April, "The left's bizarre and almost hysterical reaction to Vice President Pence's personal marital guidelines is not only totally off point. It actually misses the most essential point of all, namely, that it is Pence's high esteem for women—specifically, the most important woman in his life, his own wife—that fuels his moral choices. At the same time, the leftist response reveals a glaring blind spot when it comes to self-awareness."  Read More

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Trump admin makes protecting citizens “from conception to natural death” top priority.
In a stunning change of direction from the Obama administration, the Trump Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has not only declared that human life begins “at conception,” but has made protecting citizens “from conception to natural death” one of its top priorities.  Read More

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Surprising Win for California Churches: Governor Strikes Down Anti-Faith Law
California's governor shot down a bill that would have prevented faith-based organizations from enforcing their own ethical codes and standards.
Many religious organizations ask new employees to sign a code of conduct that aligns with what the Bible says about abortion, contraception, and sex outside of marriage. However, Assembly Bill 569 calls these provisions discriminatory and says they should be banned.  However, in a surprise move, Governor Jerry Brown vetoed the bill.  Read More

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Senate Candidate Roy Moore of Alabama: "Bringing Back the Knowledge of God Will be My Priority"
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 16, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Roy Moore, the strongly pro-life, pro-family Alabama judge running for U.S. Senate said there’s a “wide discrepancy” between his pro-life views and the pro-abortion views of his Democratic opponent, Doug Jones.  Jones supports abortion on demand throughout all nine months of pregnancy, right up until a baby is born. Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Attorney General Sessions Tells CBN’s 'Faith Nation' Christian Cake Bakers Have a 'Fundamental Right and Ought to be Respected'
Attorney General Jeff Sessions sits down with CBN’s Faith Nation in a wide-ranging interview that touches on the subjects of religious liberty, DACA, the NFL National Anthem controversy and much more. The show airs Wednesday at 12:30pm on the CBN News Facebook Page. You can watch the whole interview at that time. BUT we’re releasing a couple clips beforehand.
          In this clip, Attorney General Sessions talks about whether Christian cake bakers are within their legal religious liberty rights to not make a cake for a gay wedding.  Read More

Trump Instructs DOJ to Protect Religious Freedom
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Trump administration strongly protected the free exercise of religion today by reversing Obama-era policies with new legal guidance issued to the Department of Justice (DOJ) by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

The Attorney General issued two memoranda. The first addressed to all administrative agencies and executive departments, identifies 20 key principles of religious liberty. The guidance reminds agencies of their obligations under federal law to protect religious liberty, and summarizes twenty key principles of religious-liberty protections that agencies can use in that effort. It explains that agencies should use these principles to protect religious liberty in all aspects of their work, including as employers, rule-makers, adjudicators, contract- and grant-makers and program administrators.
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Trump admin reverses Obama policy: ‘Gender identity’ not a protected civil right
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 6, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — In a reversal of federal policy that pleased marriage advocates and angered LGBTQI groups, the U.S. Department of Justice issued a memo interpreting the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as not intended to apply to transgenders.  Read More