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..;..More Than 3 in 4 Americans Support Limits on Abortion, Poll Finds  -The Stream
About 76 percent of Americans support stricter laws on abortion, according to a new Marist Poll, a finding that is part of a consistent trend in data the company has collected in the past decade. While 51 percent of respondents identified as pro-choice, 60 percent of them said they support limitations on abortions, such as backing a ban on the procedures after 20 weeks of pregnancy and opposing the use of tax dollars to pay for them.
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HEADLINES AND ARTICLES —  Friday, January 19th, 2018
.;..The 1929 Stock Market Crash, Could It Happen In 2018?
As U.S. stocks continue soaring to record high after record high, investors anticipating an inevitable plunge have yet another cause for sleepless nights. The CAPE ratio, a measure of stock valuations devised by Nobel Laureate economist Robert Shiller of Yale University, is now at a higher level than it was before the Great Crash of 1929, the Financial Times reports, adding that the only time the CAPE was even higher preceded the dotcom crash of 2000-02. However, the FT notes, there are some differences between 1929 and 2018 that make the CAPE parallel less terrifying for investors.
..;.'Pastor' Greg Locke Divorces Wife, Finds New Girlfriend  -Pulpit & Pen
Greg Locke is founder and pastor of Global Vision Church in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. He’s best known for his Facebook presence, and has over one million ‘likes’ on Facebook and it is not uncommon for him to have hundreds of thousands – or even millions – of views on his Facebook videos. Locke is a conservative politically and a pseudo-fundamentalist doctrinally. Mostly, however, he focuses on politics and current events.
.;..Trump: Freedom Doesn’t Come From Govt, It’s a ‘Sacred Right From Almighty God’ -CNS News
Tuesday President Trump issued a proclamation declaring January 16, 2018 as Religious Freedom Day, wherein he noted that, “Our forefathers, seeking refuge from religious persecution, believed in the eternal truth that freedom is not a gift from the govt, but a sacred right from Almighty God.”
..;..HHS Announces Formation of ‘Conscience and Religious Freedom Division’  -The Stream
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will extend new rights to health care workers. The protections come via the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division in the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR). HHS announced the new division this morning. The division allows officials to enforce protecting rights of conscience and religious freedom. 
.;..Canadian Christians Say They Can’t Apply for Federal Job Funding Due To Abortion Clause   -The Blaze
Canadian Christians say they can’t apply for a federal job funding program called the Canada Summer Jobs program because it would require them to voice support for abortion, the Ottawa Citizen reported. The clause states that “reproductive rights” includes “the right to safe and legal abortions.”
..;.Psychiatrist on House of Horrors Shocker: 'Don't Confound this with Homeschooling'  -CBN News
....The Turpin children were homeschooled. However, Breggin said this case should not cast aspersions on homeschooling.   "Don't confound this with homeschooling," he admonished, "Which is a very active and marvelous and growing phenomenon. Children who are homeschooled often relate to people outside the family and relate to the community and have community projects and are cherished." 
.;..Franklin Graham: ‘Darkness Is Spreading,’ ‘Forces of Evil’ Working to Destroy Moral Society  -CNS News
Evangelical leader Franklin Graham, son of Pastor Billy Graham, said, “darkness is spreading rapidly” across the globe — the sins of pornography, sexual abuse, drugs, religious persecution — and that the “forces of evil are” are doing all they can to “destroy the foundations of a morally healthy society.” He added that the light of Truth, which is Jesus Christ, will dispel the darkness but believers need to help spread truth in their everyday lives.
..;.Iranian Christian Convert Leads 1,500 Muslims to Christ in Sweden  -Christian Post
An Iranian convert to Christianity, now an ordained minister in the Church of Sweden, has said that she has helped bring close to 1,500 Muslims to Christ over the past five years, overcoming severe family abuse and death threats.
.;..Facebook Lifts Ban on Paid Ads for Pro-Life Film Produced by MLK's Niece After Appeal -Christian Post
Facebook said Thursday that it has lifted its ban on paid ads for a fundraising effort connected to Alveda King's upcoming documentary that highlights the "real untold story" of abortion in the United States and the history of eugenics associated with Planned Parenthood.
..;.How China Infiltrated U.S. Classrooms   -Politico
Last year, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte made an announcement to great fanfare: The university would soon open a branch of the Confucius Institute, the Chinese government-funded educational institutions that teach Chinese language, culture and history. The Confucius Institute would “help students be better equipped to succeed in an increasingly globalized world,” says Nancy Gutierrez, UNC Charlotte’s dean of the....
.;..Lifeway Curriculum Promotes Roman Catholic Priest as Gospel Preacher  -Pulpit & Pen
....“Father Damien” was a Roman Catholic priest from Belgium serving the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Evangelicals (Congregationalists and Presbyterians) on the island of Molokai vehemently opposed him, calling him a “coarse and dirty man." He was later canonized by the Vatican as a “saint.”
..;.Your Church’s Response to an Increasingly Complex World -The Stream
....The U.S. is experiencing its gravest crisis since the Civil War, but there is no agreement as to what the crux of the battle is. This very list shows more than fifteen issues identified by Christian leaders. They’re all so different, yet I don’t think any of them is wrong. What’s the crux of the battle? Where do we even begin? Where should your church begin?
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