News of a Christian Variety for 7/5/21! Plus, Grace Links!



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How the Image of God Offers Freedom https://t.ly/JDSu | Faith and Courage of America's Founders https://t.ly/otkl | Patriotism: The American Flag & the Cross of Jesus Christ https://t.ly/14pB | The Origins of Democracy https://t.ly/KAiJ | A few words of wisdom on Independence Day https://t.ly/CD4G | The Ideas Behind July 4th https://t.ly/l0gf | “Happy Birthday America” https://t.ly/jRe8


Public Prayer is Prohibited on the Grounds of the U.S. Capitol Building on the 4th of July https://t.ly/bbhn


Mark Richt, Diagnosed with Parkinson's, Remains Hopeful: It's Momentary 'Compared to the Future Glory in Heaven' https://t.ly/LPl6


Percentage of Teens Raised by Mom and Dad Sees Major Increase in Report: the 'Tide Is Turning' https://t.ly/9xFY | The Fulton decision by the Supreme Court should be such a rallying cry. https://t.ly/1PbQ


Facebook Testing User Prompts Leading People To Turn In Their Friends Who Are ‘Becoming Extremist’ And Posting ‘Harmful Content’ Like Bible Verses https://t.ly/7jxI | YouTube removes videos exposing China's abuse of Uyghurs, citing policy violation: report https://t.ly/Yl4K | Human Rights Groups Are Quitting YouTube Over Its Pro-China Censorship https://t.ly/HR2l | Churches In Singapore Now Using Technology To Combat Online Radicalization Amid People’s Increased Internet Usage https://t.ly/tew5


US Supreme Court rejects Christian florist appeal for a hearing over same-sex wedding case https://t.ly/2dqN | Justices to review landmark case that addresses rights of religious schools https://t.ly/dgJy | Christian foster agency fighting government over rules on sexual conduct https://t.ly/5kvV


On the Brink: The Criminalization of Christianity in Canada https://t.ly/cCVL | Canadian Pastor Tim Stephens released from jail: 'I'm thankful for God' https://t.ly/jgoC | Was it Personal? Health Minister that ordered GraceLife Church Shut Down Was President of Atheist Club https://t.ly/oR8r | Antifa Attacks Street Preachers: Smashes Skateboard in Face https://t.ly/B3IO


‘Never About Science’: New Mexico Church Cleared Of COVID Violations But Still Required To Pay Fines https://t.ly/d0rr


U.S. to Add 3rd Gender on Passports for Non-Binary Americans: It's a 'War on Common Sense' https://t.ly/SGps | Bishop of Liverpool: Church of England Should Bless Same-Sex Unions by Adopting a 'Gender-Neutral Marriage Canon' https://t.ly/AjDd | Presbyterian Church in America takes first vote on banning ordination of openly gay men https://t.ly/Ju7A | PCA on Track to Be Another Denominational Domino to Topple https://t.ly/ws7d | The Methodist Church votes to ban conversion therapy https://t.ly/I7OX | Cleric charges that God is 'non-binary' https://t.ly/7Ro6


James saved for now: Mom retracts petition for total control over transgender surgeries https://t.ly/1QE0


Boy Scouts of America reaches initial $850M settlement with 60,000 men who brought child sex abuse claims against the organization - with the amount set to rise to $1BILLION https://t.ly/PF1q


MLK's niece Alveda King: All people are created equal, including the unborn https://t.ly/OwJF | Ohio law protects doctors from having to commit abortions, transgender procedures https://t.ly/vhEV | Federal judges in two states block, strike down laws protecting unborn babies https://t.ly/03DS | SICKENING: The Satanic Temple Buys Billboard Space Across America Posting Disgusting ABORTION Messages https://t.ly/GI3Z


PRAY: Former Casting Crowns Drummer Remains on Ventilator, Has Leg Amputated https://t.ly/l7Z4 | ‘Fear God and you will fear nothing else’, Mumford & Sons banjo players says faith encouraged him to quit the band https://t.ly/VHfg | The gentle giant of Christian metal https://t.ly/ec9C | Justin Bieber joins worship artists for Christian concert https://t.ly/Bc8b


Centuries-old church will have carvings replaced with images of feminist and minority figures https://t.ly/bHrZ | Shock: Americans ditch biblical worldview for 'fake Christianity' https://t.ly/vfhK | The Wokefication of World Vision: “Jesus Stepped Into The Gaps That Existed In The Gender Structure” https://t.ly/ZHyt | Tim Keller’s Woke PCA Pastor: Racism Affects ‘All We Are and Do’ https://t.ly/StBW


Indian pastor bludgeoned to death with wooden beam; wife says husband is ‘Martyr for his faith’ https://t.ly/fIaP | Muslim Father in Uganda Beats, Poisons Daughter for Turning to Christ https://t.ly/BTrg | Iranian authorities deny early release for Christian convert imprisoned for reading the Bible https://t.ly/aDIW | Kachin Baptist Pastors Jailed for Holding Peace Prayers https://t.ly/isbj | Children Kidnapped, “Brainwashed into Becoming Terrorists” https://t.ly/TJs4 | Kazakhstan: Massive Protests, Arrests for CCP’s 100th Anniversary https://t.ly/cOEY | “Deprogrammed Cultists” Compelled to Sing “Glory to the Communist Party” https://t.ly/U1jX | Turkish Government Silent in the Face of Christian Cultural Erasure https://t.ly/a3UG


Why the Coming Split in the Southern Baptist Convention Is Inevitable https://t.ly/h8UE


On Anniversary of Hong Kong’s National Security Law, Darkness Surrounds the Region: Part 1 https://t.ly/VdO2 | Part 2 https://t.ly/dXGU


Christians in India Celebrate First Indian Christian Day https://t.ly/4dRL


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