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The Anglican Communion’s compromise on same-sex marriage

Reading Time: 2 minutes The issue of sexuality and same-sex marriage created controversy at the start of the 15th Lambeth Conference, where the churches of the Anglican Communion meet every decade. The issue of same-sex marriage has become divisive inside the communion, which is chaired by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. Currently, only a small number of churches […]

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Republicans call to ‘defund the FBI’ after search warrant executed at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

Reading Time: 2 minutes Republicans have criticized Democrats throughout the past several years over liberal activists’ calls to defund the police. Now, Republicans are calling to “defund the FBI” after former President Trump’s Florida residence was raided by federal investigators.  The FBI was reportedly searching for classified documents that Trump allegedly took from the White House after the end […]

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Some evangelicals are distancing themselves from Marjorie Taylor Greene

Reading Time: < 1 minute Several Christian groups have distanced themselves from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) after her call to support of Christian Nationalism. Greene said that Americans should be “Christian nationalists” and that the church had a role to play in government. Among those leading the opposition to the Christian nationalism are the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious […]

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Biden advocates for Griner’s release but silent on cannabis reform

Reading Time: < 1 minute On Thursday, August 4, 2022, President Joe Biden called the 9-year sentence handed down to WNBA basketball star Brittney Griner in Russia “unacceptable.” Griner was convicted for possession of less than an ounce of cannabis oil. Biden added that his administration will continue to work tirelessly and pursue every possible avenue to bring her home […]

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Monkeypox hysteria spreads through social media

Reading Time: < 1 minute Monkeypox cases increased notably over the past week, culminating in the White House declaring a public health emergency on Thursday. Panic and anger have mounted along with it, given limited vaccine availability and continued concerns of homophobic stigma. There are stark differences between the rise of monkeypox and that of COVID-19. Monkeypox is far less […]

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What you need to know about Operation Breaking Dawn

Reading Time: 2 minutes Over the weekend, Israeli airstrikes made news when Operation Breaking Dawn yielded death and property destruction in Gaza. As with every violent encounter in the region, differing accounts arose quickly, especially as the Palestinian civilian death count surged. The gamification of Middle Eastern peace through statistics is a common phenomenon for this decades-long crisis, but […]

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Public libraries face new attacks from conservative Christians

Reading Time: 4 minutes A few stories about conservative Christians coming after public libraries: Voters in Jamestown Township, Michigan chose to defund the library, depriving it of 84% of its 2023 budget. Unless that decision is reversed, the Patmos Library will be forced to shut down sometime next year. The reason the vote failed? Because conservative Christians in the […]

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Congress to IRS: It’s time to decide what is a church, and what is not

Reading Time: < 1 minute Christian organizations like James Dobson’s Family Research Council (FRC) have recently taken action to reclassify themselves as churches—and the IRS has obliged. Now Congress would like to know why. Other non-church ministries granted “church” status include the Daystar network, even though they do not meet the clear IRS definition of a church, which is grounded […]

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UK children becoming embroiled in far-right extremism online

Reading Time: 2 minutes Younger children are increasingly being drawn into a “far-right ecosystem” that a Guardian investigation shows is becoming more pervasive online. Among the recent cases was a 13-year-old boy arrested for terrorism offenses in the UK. Though the real numbers are small, the figures are growing and showing an effect on an ever-younger audience: Teachers, police […]