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States ramp up efforts to legalize physician-assisted suicide and accelerate the descent down a slippery slope

    New Mexico recently became the ninth state and the tenth jurisdiction to legalize physician-assisted suicide, but Connecticut isn’t far behind, with its legislature now considering a bill that would also put doctors in the business of ending lives rather than healing them.   Quick Facts   The New Mexico law was signed in...

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For the fifth time, the Supreme Court rules that California’s COVID rules violate religious freedom

    The Supreme Court has blocked California’s restrictions on in-home religious gatherings, marking the fifth time that the Court has ruled against California’s COVID restrictions on religious activities.   Quick Facts   California’s COVID rules restricted in-home gatherings of more than three households. The Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that California treats some...

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China banning home churches and ‘social organizations’ even as State Department reverses emphasis on religious liberty

      China has started a campaign to crack down on “illegal social organizations,” including Christian groups who do not register with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), at the same time that U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced that he is reversing the existing U.S. diplomatic policy that emphasizes religious liberty as a...

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A Biblical Rebuke of the Equality Act

  David Closson is the director of Christian Ethics and Biblical Worldview at Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. Closson received his M.Div and Th.M from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He regularly appears on Tony Perkins’ Washington Watch radio where he provides a biblical perspective to cultural narratives. Follow David Closson on Twitter at...

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Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to God

Jack Hibbs is the founder and senior pastor at Calvary Chapel Chino Hills. Hibbs’ church started 30 years ago as a congregation of six members and currently ministers to over 10,000 weekly. Prioritizing the gospel above all ministry and activism, Hibbs also speaks about the importance of Christian influence in the political sphere. Follow Pastor...

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Equality: A Dream for Patriots, A Mask for Tyranny

  The Standing for Freedom Center is proud to announce the publication of our Spring 2021 journal, “Equality: A Dream for Patriots, A Mask for Tyranny.”   While leadership was discussing a topic for our next journal, we had the advantage of multiple options. Nothing time-sensitive was mustering — until the House of Representatives passed the...

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Canadian police barricade the church of Pastor James Coates, who was jailed for violating COVID-19 orders

    GraceLife Church in Alberta, Canada, which catapulted into the news earlier this year after its pastor, James Coates, was jailed for holding services during the pandemic, has been shut down and barricaded by police to prevent future worship services.   Quick Facts   Pastor James Coates was jailed for violating Alberta’s COVID-19 restrictions...

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Democrats’ Complicated Past with Religious Freedom

  John Wesley Reid is the Editor-in-Chief at the Standing for Freedom Center. John has worked in Washington D.C. for several years covering politics, the Supreme Court, and church relations within the political sphere. John is published in the Christian Post, CBN News, Disrn, Family Research Council, and other publications. Follow John on Twitter at @johnwesleyreid. ____________________   Thirty...

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No, Sen. Warnock, we cannot save ourselves — only Christ can

    Over the Easter holiday, Pastor Ralph Warnock, the recently elected Democratic senator from Georgia, made headlines for tweeting a message that is antithetical to everything the Bible says about Christ’s resurrection. He wrote:   “The meaning of Easter is more transcendent than the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Whether you are Christian or not,...

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Critical Race Theory: The New White Supremacy

    There was a time in our nation’s past when black people were described as lazy, ignorant, and child-like. Most would attribute descriptions like these to the dehumanizing epithets of slavery in the antebellum south. Some might connect the historical dots to the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) in 1915 and the...

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