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Mosul’s Christians recount flight from historic home under ISIS threat

“People say it would be easy to become a Muslim, but my religion is everything I now have — why would I give that up?” one said. “I would die first.” SULEMANIYAH, Iraq –  In a church in the northern Iraq city of Sulemaniyah, Munira Aziz lay in a corner, her hip broken, her voice almost [...]

Tampa church cancels gay man’s funeral

TAMPA (FOX 13): A Tampa church canceled a man’s funeral one day beforehand when parishioners complained that the man was gay, according to his widower. Just last week, 42-year-old Julion Evans was given six months to live after battling a rare disease for four years. Two days later, he died. Evans and Kendall Capers were [...]

State Department: Christian presence in Middle East becoming ‘shadow of its former self’

The State Department issued a dire report Monday on the state of religious freedom around the world, with an alarming warning that the Christian presence in Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East is becoming a “shadow of its former self.”  The analysis was included as part of a comprehensive report on religious freedom around [...]

Obama’s LGBT Executive Order Endangers Religious Liberty

President Obama signed an executive order Monday barring federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity – ignoring the pleas of Christian and other faith leaders to include an exemption for religious organizations. “Thanks to your passion and advocacy and the irrefutable rightness of your cause, our government – the [...]

When can .CHURCH domain names be registered?

One of frequently asked questions is: “when can I get a .CHURCH domain name?”  Now there’s an answer for that! For the .CHURCH TLD (top-level domain), ICANN has recently made known these registration dates: Sunrise Period: 08 July 2014 to 06 September 2014 The sunrise period dates indicate when .CHURCH domain names can be first [...]

U.S. Supreme Court Delivers Hobby Lobby Opinion

In a much anticipated ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered an opinion today on the Hobby Lobby case with Justice Alito writing the opinion.  The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, was at the center of the dispute; specifically, the requirement that for-profit employers offer insurance benefits for birth control and other reproductive health [...]

Church Camp Concerns

Gay Danish Couples Win Right to Marry in Church

Homosexual couples in Denmark have won the right to get married in any church they choose, even though nearly one third of the country’s priests have said they will refuse to carry out the ceremonies.  The country’s parliament voted through the new law on same-sex marriage by a large majority, making it mandatory for all [...]

Church Mergers and Acquisitions

The Pastor’s Study

QUESTION: What is vicarious liability? ANSWER: Vicarious liability, in this context, is the idea that an employer can be held responsible for the negligent acts and omissions of its employees. When an employee of the organization is acting in the course of his or her employment, the organization is responsible for damages or injuries that [...]

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