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Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Daily Headlines on contemporary issues that impact a Biblical Christian worldview.

Jesus Revolution Hits No. 1 on Amazon Best-Seller Chart: ‘People Are Hungry’ for God”…

“Jesus Revolution (PG-13), which grossed more than $50 million at the box office, soared to No. 1 on Amazon’s “Best Sellers in Movies & TV” chart in recent days and remained there on Monday, topping such titles as Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and The Super Mario Bros. Movie.

To read more on this article: Christian Headlines

“UMC conference approves disaffiliation of 264 Tennessee churches”…

“The United Methodist Church continues to experience the impact of its ongoing schism over homosexuality, with the Holston Conference in Tennessee approving the departure of 264 churches from the denomination on Saturday. This comes after the loss of over 1,800 congregations last year.

special session of the Holston Annual Conference was held at Central United Methodist Church in downtown Knoxville, as 945 members and guests representing both remaining and departing churches gathered to worship and process requests for disaffiliation.

To read more on this article: Christian Post

“Bible-reading marathon unleashes in nation’s capital, and this year includes Congress”…

“A days-long Bible reading marathon began this weekend and includes a congressional Bible reading for the first time in the decades-long annual event.

The 34th annual U.S. Capitol Bible Reading Marathon is open to public participation. It takes place on the West Terrace of the U.S. Capitol and goes through 10 a.m. Wednesday.

This year, for the first time, a Congressional Bible reading will occur in the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday. Members of Congress will participate in the marathon by reading the Bible in the House of Representatives’ Chaplain’s office.

To read more on this article: Just the News

“Christian university blocks Maoist China survivor from speaking over anti-woke views: ‘Extra concerning'”…

“The student government at Whitworth University, a private Christian university in Spokane, Washington, voted 9-4 to reject the Turning Point USA chapter’s request to host Van Fleet during a meeting on April 12, arguing that her positions, represented by her tweets critical of woke culture, could be deemed “hurtful or offensive,” Campus Reform reported.

The Virginia mother, who endured Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution before immigrating to the U.S., has emerged as an outspoken opponent of critical race theory and frequently warns about similarities she sees between the “woke revolution” and her experience living under Mayo Zedong’s Chinese Cultural Revolution, including the suppression of opposing viewpoints.

To read more on this article: Fox News

“A Seattle synagogue was tagged with anti-Israel graffiti. It left the vandalism up to make a point.”…

“A Seattle congregation that was vandalized with anti-Israel graffiti the day before Holocaust Remembrance Day left up the message for more than a day as a reminder of the hate that still exists in the world, its rabbi said.

It’s a familiar scene for Temple De Hirsch Sinai, the last major Jewish congregation located in the city’s once-heavily Jewish Capitol Hill neighborhood, just up the hill from its downtown and historic Pike Place Market. The historic Reform synagogue had also been tagged with antisemitic graffiti six years ago. 

To read more on this article: Jewish Telegraph Agency

“Jewish Students at Yale Law School Invited an Israeli Politician To Speak About Anti-Semitism. Then They Caved to Pressure.”…

“A Jewish student group at Yale Law School pulled out of an event with a centrist Israeli politician, Michal Cotler-Wunsh, after deciding the talk would be too controversial, according to Cotler-Wunsh and two professors with knowledge of the situation.

Yale’s Jewish Law Students Association agreed in February to host Cotler-Wunsh for a lecture on anti-Semitism and human rights, one of several planned stops on a speaking tour organized by the Academic Engagement Network, a pro-Israel advocacy group. But on April 14–one week before Cotler-Wunsh’s talk, which is scheduled for Friday—Yale’s Jewish Law Students Association told the Academic Engagement Network that it would no longer be able to sponsor the event, according to Miriam Elman, the network’s executive director.

To read more on this article: The Free Beacon

“North Dakota governor signs gender-affirming care ban for most minors”…

“North Dakota’s Republican Gov. Doug Burgum signed a bill Wednesday banning gender-affirming care for most minors with the possibility of a felony for health care professionals who provide it.

House Bill 1254 prohibits health care providers from performing a variety of gender-affirming care and procedures on those under the age of 18. Mike Nowatzki, communications director for the governor, confirmed the bill’s signature in an email Thursday.

Burgum, in a statement to CNN, said the bill “is aimed at protecting children from the life-altering ramifications of gender reassignment surgeries,” although it also bars providers from prescribing minors puberty-blocking medication and hormone therapies for the purpose of gender transition.

To read more on this article: CNN

AuthorJeff Hilles | BCWorldview.org

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