Obama signed a new order that protects gay and transgender employees, sending some nonprofits to court

July 24, 2014 by Deb Wagner No Comments
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[Have you signed the Christian Civic League’s petition in support of Gordon College’s stand for religious freedom.  Click here to sign.  Editor] By Mark A. Kellner, Deseretnews.com, July 23, 2014 WASHINGTON — A pair of executive orders signed by President Barack Obama barring federal contractors from discriminating against gay or transgender employees may create dilemmas […]

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Mohler: Christians should support Israel, yet hold it accountable

July 24, 2014 by Deb Wagner No Comments
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[We Christians support Israel.  As you stand around the water cooler discussing the difficult situation in the Middle East, these timeless words of Dr. Mohler will help you explain our position.  Editor] By Michael Foust, Baptist Press, Apr. 25, 2002 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–Christians have a responsibility to support the Jewish people and the state of […]

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Christian cake baker appeals government ‘re-education’ order

July 24, 2014 by Deb Wagner No Comments
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By Bethany Monk, CitizenLink.com, July 17, 2014 A Christian cake artist in Colorado filed an appeal Wednesday challenging a government order that says he and his staff must take “re-education” classes. The classes would “educate” employees about a state law that effectively demands that businesses celebrate same-sex ceremonies. Jack Phillips, who owns Masterpiece Cakeshop in […]

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Conestoga and Hobby Lobby won! So what do we do now?

July 24, 2014 by Deb Wagner No Comments
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By Alliance Defending Freedom, July 3, 2014 Monday was a huge day for religious freedom and the sanctity of life. In case you missed it, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Conestoga Wood Specialties and Hobby Lobby against the abortion pill mandate. In the aftermath of this decision, a trip over to Facebook, […]

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Sign the petition to support Gordon College

July 24, 2014 by Deb Wagner No Comments
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President Obama’s recent Executive Order mandates federal contractors and subcontractors to give special rights in the areas of “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” in the workplace. Christian colleges and organizations are not exempt.   Gordon College President D. Michael Lindsay was among 14 faith leaders who sent a letter to President Obama asking for a […]

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Faith Matters in Maine Update – July 20

July 22, 2014 by Deb Wagner No Comments
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      We have recently been praising the courage of the owners of hobby lobby and Conestoga Wood products for their courageous stand regarding religious liberty. Now it’s time for us to voice our support for brave neighbor of ours who is standing on the frontlines of this battle. Dr. Michael Lindsay, president of […]

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Obama policy threatens Gordon College

July 16, 2014 by Deb Wagner No Comments
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By Bethany Monk, CitizenLink.com, July 14, 2014   Imagine running a small Christian college when suddenly funding is threatened, accreditation is being reviewed and the local mayor won’t let you borrow a building for school events — all because of an executive order promised by President Obama.   The president of Gordon College in Massachusetts […]

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Feds: Pastors not welcome at immigration camps

July 16, 2014 by Deb Wagner No Comments
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By Todd Starnes. FoxNews.com, July 9, 2014   Pastors and churches have been banned from helping the thousands of illegal immigrant children housed in border detention facilities run by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, clergy in Texas and Arizona tell me.   “Border Patrol told us pastors and churches are not allowed to visit,” said […]

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Faith Matters in Maine Update – July 13, 2014

July 15, 2014 by Deb Wagner No Comments
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      We are so pleased to announce a great addition to the team here at the Christian Civic League.  The Hon. Phil Curtis is joining us as a speaker for the League. Phil brings a perspective from many years of effective public service. He served in several legislative sessions including a term as […]

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The Christian Civic League of Maine: Statement on the “Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act of 2014”

July 14, 2014 by Deb Wagner No Comments
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July 14, 2014.  The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores upheld the right of religious freedom and affirmed that families do not have to abandon their faith or violate their consciences when opening a business. But now, a handful of lawmakers are attempting to undermine that decision through Senate Bill […]

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Portland repeals abortion clinic buffer zone

July 9, 2014 by Deb Wagner No Comments
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By  Associated Press, The Washington Times, July 8, 2014   The Portland City Council has repealed a local ordinance that created a buffer zone around the entrances to women’s clinics that provide abortions in response to a U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down a similar law in Massachusetts.   The 39-foot buffer zone approved […]

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How should Christians respond to family, friends who come out as gay?

July 9, 2014 by Deb Wagner No Comments
McKrae Game, president and founder of Hope for Wholeness, speaks in June at the organization's first four-day national conference, "Hope Rising," for Christians struggling with same-sex attraction.  (Photo: Courtesy of Chris Doyle)

By Melissa Barnhart, Christian Post Reporter; June 26 & 27, 2014   Christians struggling with same-sex attraction and homosexuality are finding support in a nonprofit called Hope for Wholeness. The organization specializes in helping people with unwanted same-sex attraction to live Christ-centered lives.   Following the closure of Exodus International last June, McKrae Game, president and […]

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Christian college wins big pro-life victory against HHS Mandate on heels of Hobby Lobby decision

July 9, 2014 by Deb Wagner No Comments
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By Steven Ertelt, LifeSiteNews.com, July 4, 2014   In another important victory against the HHS Mandate, Wheaton College received last minute relief from the Supreme Court, protecting the College’s right to carry out its religious mission free from crippling IRS fines.   The Court’s order states that Wheaton “need not use the form prescribed by the […]

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North Carolina enacts law protecting student prayer in public schools

July 9, 2014 by Deb Wagner No Comments
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By Abigail Wilkinson, CNSnews.com; June 25, 2014   North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed a bill into law last week that protects the religious liberty of public school students, including their right to pray, share religious viewpoints, and distribute religious literature at school without harassment from school officials.   S.B. 370 was introduced in March […]

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Houstonians take a stand against anti-religious freedom ordinance

July 9, 2014 by Deb Wagner No Comments
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By Bethany Monk, CitizenLink.com, July 7, 2014   A coalition of pastors and community leaders in Houston delivered more than enough referendum petitions to repeal an ordinance that forces businesses to allow men to use women’s restrooms — and vice versa. It also requires businesses to support same-sex ceremonies. The group presented more than 50,000 […]

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