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Trump Signs Law to Let States Defund Planned Parenthood

New legislation reverses Obama's 'parting gift' to the pro-choice movement.
Trump Signs Law to Let States Defund Planned Parenthood
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President Donald Trump signed legislation Thursday that once again enables states to withhold federal family planning funds from Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers.

Trump’s action overturned a rule issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ...

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Gordon College’s Entire Faculty Senate Resigns

Professors challenge administration’s promotion process.

All seven professors on a Gordon College committee in charge of recommending faculty promotions and tenure resigned last week, believing the evangelical school’s administration had started to ignore their suggestions.

The chair of the faculty senate, Ivy George, announced ...

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How Pastors Perceive Domestic Violence Differently

Most pastors want their churches to be a safe haven, but don’t have a plan to get there.

When it comes to domestic violence, Protestant pastors want to be helpful but often don’t know where to start.

Most say their church would be a safe haven for victims of domestic violence.

But many don’t know if anyone in their church has been a victim of domestic ...

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Trump’s Supreme Court Pick: Religious Freedom Defender Neil Gorsuch

Scholarly Denver judge who ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby would fill Scalia's seat as the court's only Protestant.
Trump’s Supreme Court Pick: Religious Freedom Defender Neil Gorsuch
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President Donald Trump named Neil Gorsuch, a conservative, Ivy League-educated federal judge known for his way with words and defenses of religious freedom, as his Supreme Court nominee during a live broadcast Tuesday night.

A favorite pick among Christian conservatives, Gorsuch ...

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What Both DC Marches Agree On: Abortions Haven’t Been This Rare Since Roe v. Wade

Pro-life and pro-choice advocates agree on data, disagree on causes.
What Both DC Marches Agree On: Abortions Haven’t Been This Rare Since Roe v. Wade
Image: March for Life

Energized by President Donald Trump defunding foreign abortions and his promise to appoint a conservative Supreme Court justice, pro-life marchers gathered at the Mall in Washington D.C. today.

“There’s never been a time, ever, when the muscle of the pro-life movement ...

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Trump Grants Russell Moore One of His Top 2017 Wishes

President restores Mexico City Policy banning the funding of foreign abortions.
Trump Grants Russell Moore One of His Top 2017 Wishes
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President Donald Trump has reinstated a ban on federal funds for organizations that perform or promote abortions overseas in one of what is expected to be a series of executive orders overturning current policies.

Acting the day after the 44th anniversary of the US Supreme Court’s ...

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America's Abortion Rate Hits All-Time Low

Less than 1 million pregnancies terminated for first time since 1975.
America's Abortion Rate Hits All-Time Low
Image: Guttmacher Institute

The abortion rate in the United States declined to an all-time low, while the number of lethal procedures dropped below a million for the first time since 1975, according to a new report.

The Guttmacher Institute reported Tuesday (Jan. 17) the rate fell to 14.6 abortions per ...

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The Top 20 Christianity Today Articles of 2016

The bigger story behind Jen Hatmaker, visiting Ken Ham's giant ark, and Andy Stanley's 'stinkin selfish' parents comment.
The Top 20 Christianity Today Articles of 2016

Did you catch all of the most-read CT articles from 2016?

Here's a look back at what readers kept clicking this past year.

(Note: This list is a politics-free zone. For CT’s top election stories, click here.)

​20. What to Give Up for Lent 2016? Consider Twitter's ...

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CT's 2016 Cover Stories, Ranked

Here are the Top 10 features that readers read most.
CT's 2016 Cover Stories, Ranked

Yes, we only publish 10 cover stories per year. But we’re proud of all of them!

Here are CT’s 2016 print features, ranked in order of which ones our online readers read most.

10. 11 Portraits of Charleston Survivors' Grief and Grace CT sent a reporter and a photographer ...

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The Top 20 CT News Blogs of 2016

Lecrae joins Beyoncé, Iran frees Saeed Abedini, and LifeWay drops Jen Hatmaker.
The Top 20 CT News Blogs of 2016

Here are CT’s most-read news blogs that kept readers clicking this past year:

20. Lecrae Makes a Major Career Move to Join Beyoncé, Adele, Pharrell
Evangelicals’ favorite rapper signs with one of America's most popular music labels.

19. Only One-Third ...

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France Punishes Pro-Life Websites for False Advertising

Meanwhile, US states split on disclosures by Christian pregnancy centers.
France Punishes Pro-Life Websites for False Advertising
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The French government introduced plans this fall to create a “digital trading hindrance” to pregnancy websites that don’t clearly identify their pro-life view.

“Being hostile to abortion is an opinion protected by the civil liberties in France,” ...

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LifeWay Stops Selling Jen Hatmaker Books over LGBT Beliefs

(UPDATE) Hatmaker says she doesn't need to defend her decision.
LifeWay Stops Selling Jen Hatmaker Books over LGBT Beliefs
Image: Jen Hatmaker

Update (Oct. 31): Jen Hatmaker posted a 650-word response on her Facebook page Monday, saying she “wrestled with and through Scripture, not around it” before coming to a decision to affirm same-sex relationships, which recently led to LifeWay Christian Resources ...

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Cradle Christians: Protestants Keep the Faith Better Than Catholics or Nones

Pew examines which parents successfully pass their religion to their kids—and whether mom or dad mattered most.

American Protestants are keeping their children in the faith at a higher rate than Catholics or the unaffiliated, according to the latest study from the Pew Research Center.

Four out of five children raised by two Protestant parents remained Protestant into adulthood. For those ...

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What Americans Think of What Evangelicals Think of Religious Liberty

How both sides of the debates over same-sex marriage, transgender bathroom access, and employer-provided contraception feel about each other.

On two of three contentious issues at the intersection of religious liberty and nondiscrimination concerns, Americans remain evenly divided.

Though most Americans believe employers should be required to supply birth control in their health insurance plans, they are split down ...

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Southern Africans Set to Test Anglican Ban on Same-Sex Unions

The province is scheduled to vote on gay clergy and blessing civil unions.

When the global Anglican Communion censured the Episcopal Church in the United States for redefining marriage eight months ago, it warned that similar actions would be applied to other provinces "when any unilateral decisions on matters of doctrine and polity are taken ...

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