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Highland Park’s children’s minister pleads guilty to sex charges

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — Children’s minister Jeff Eddie, who served at Highland Park Baptist Church, Muscle Shoals, until his arrest Feb. 4,  pleaded guilty in court to multiple counts of sexual abuse and sodomy March 7. Eddie was arrested in early … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS — Shahan planned to move to U.K. to begin ‘new life’ with boyfriend

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — The bond for Richard Shahan, accused of murdering his wife in July 2013, is set at $100,000. During an afternoon hearing Jan. 16, Jefferson County District Judge Sheldon Watkins decided on the bond amount under the conditions that … Continue reading

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Same-sex ‘marriage’ rulings set Wednesday

WASHINGTON (BP) — The U.S. Supreme Court will announce two highly anticipated rulings on same-sex “marriage” June 26 as part of its final day of the term. Chief Justice John Roberts announced June 25 the high court would issue its remaining … Continue reading

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Hobby Lobby awaits appeals decision

WASHINGTON (BP) — Hobby Lobby’s hopes for deliverance by July 1 from huge fines under the Obama administration’s abortion/contraception mandate now rest with eight federal appeals court judges. Lawyers representing the chain of arts and crafts stores and the federal government … Continue reading

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Hobby Lobby gets full court hearing

WASHINGTON (Becket Fund, March 29) — The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has granted Hobby Lobby’s petition for en banc hearing, agreeing to place Hobby Lobby’s appeal before the entire court rather than the usual three-judge panel. The full court … Continue reading

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Call to prayer: 7 days of focus on marriage

NASHVILLE (BP) — On March 25 and 26, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments in two cases regarding the issue of same-sex “marriage.” Few issues rise to this level of importance. These two cases will do much to answer … Continue reading

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Abortion remains legal, but restricted

WASHINGTON (RNS) Forty years after the Supreme Court legalized abortion, the constitutional right many Americans take for granted is coming under increased scrutiny. State legislatures are passing limits on abortion-related services. More abortion providers face stepped-up regulations, and more patients face … Continue reading

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Breaking News — Greater Grace Church in Azerbaijan awaits court ruling

BAKU, Azerbaijan (CDN) — A Christian congregation in Azerbaijan is waiting pensively to see if a judge will uphold a court order that banned its right to meet and “liquidated” the church. “They are upset, but at the same time … Continue reading

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Breaking News — Election irregularities cause Egyptian court to dissolve Islamist-controlled parliament

CAIRO, Egypt (Compass Direct News) — Christians in Egypt welcomed today’s court decision to dissolve the Islamist-controlled parliament due to election irregularities. The decision offered hope for Christians, many of whom were convinced the country was about to be handed … Continue reading

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Breaking News — Court rules to liquidate church in Azerbaijan

A court in the Azerbaijani capital Baku has ruled to liquidate the Greater Grace Protestant Church, the Judge’s assistant told Forum 18 News Service. At a 15-minute final hearing on 25 April in the church’s absence, Judge Tahira Asadova upheld the suit … Continue reading

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