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  • Charlotte loses NBA All-Star game over ‘bathroom bill’

    July 29 2016 by Bonnie Pritchett, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Charlotte loses NBA All-Star game over ‘bathroom bill’

    Unable to convince North Carolina to repeal a law that requires men and women to use restrooms consistent with the sex listed on their birth certificates, the NBA on July 21 announced it would take its ball – and the 2017 All-Star game – out of Charlotte and move to an as-yet undisclosed venue.

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  • ‘Until He comes’: Police, clergy pledge 24/7 prayer

    July 29 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Until He comes’: Police, clergy pledge 24/7 prayer

    Months before shootings in three states resulted in the deaths of eight policemen and two black civilian men, the Houston Police Officers Union began recruiting intercessors to make Houston a city of prayer. The result is a prayer room established at police union headquarters, where continuous prayers are planned for the city beginning in August.

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  • CCCU board considers membership requirements

    July 29 2016 by J.C. Derrick, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    CCCU board considers membership requirements

    The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities board of directors is considering recommendations for new membership and affiliate guidelines during meetings this week, amid differences over same-sex marriage hiring policies. The regular July board meeting comes after a special task force spent nine months exploring the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities categories of affiliation.

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  • Hell defended amid National Geographic’s challenge

    July 29 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Hell defended amid National Geographic’s challenge

    The doctrine of hell, claims an article in National Geographic, “isn’t as popular as it used to be.” But evangelist David Stockwell apparently hasn’t received the memo. He has preached on hell at every one of his evangelistic meetings through 45 years of full-time evangelism and says he sees people respond “with conviction God.”

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  • LGBT history lessons planned for Calif. students

    July 29 2016 by Molly Hulsey, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    LGBT history lessons planned for Calif. students

    California revamped its social-science education guidelines in July to incorporate lessons on historic lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender individuals and social movements in the approved curriculum. The decision garnered almost unanimous support at a public meeting and across the state, but some Californians are concerned about its long-term impact on their children.

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  • United Methodists elect first openly gay bishop

    July 28 2016 by Ciera Horton, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    United Methodists elect first openly gay bishop

    The United Methodist Church’s Western Jurisdiction unanimously elected the denomination’s first openly lesbian bishop on July 15, going against the UMC’s official stance on homosexuality. The Rev. Karen Oliveto’s election follows long-term disputes within the 12.7 million-member UMC about homosexuality, furthering concerns of an impending church division.

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