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Jesus, Bible, need for a savior highlighted in secular media coverage of evangelist Billy Graham’s death

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MONTREAT, NC. (WordNews.org) Feb. 21, 2018 – America’s Pastor, Billy Graham, passed away this morning at the age of 99. Extensive coverage was swift, extensive and largely positive in the mainstream media. The Drudge Report made it the lead story, with the headline, “Billy Graham Dead, Spread Gospel Around the world.” In fact, Graham’s death […]

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Poll: Just 9% of Gen Z considers themselves ‘engaged’ Christians

By   2 weeks ago

VENTURA, Calif. (WordNews.org) Feb. 6, 2018 – A new study by Barna finds just 9 percent of Gen Z, U.S. teens between the age of 13 and 18, considers themselves engaged Christians. A whopping 34 percent have no religious affiliation, 33 percent say they go to church and 16 percent say they are “unchurched.” The […]

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Pre-born child focus of prayer vigil

By   3 weeks ago

BOISE, Idaho (WordNews.org) Feb. 4, 2018 – A prayer vigil is scheduled today beginning at 3 p.m. Mountain Time for Baby Christopher, a 23-week old pre-born child who family members say is facing incredible odds following the stroke of his mother, who is being kept alive on life support. The family says medical professionals at […]

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Kairos Inside Program approved to bring ministry to death row inmates at Louisiana State Penitentiary

By   3 weeks ago

ANGOLA, La. (WordNews.org) Feb. 3, 2018 – The first Kairos Inside Weekend will be held for 10 death row inmates at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola on Feb. 5-7. Kairos Prison Ministry International Inc. has been active at Angola for a quarter of a century. Kairos Inside is a ministry program whose mission is to […]

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ChinaAid: 14 Christians have vanished, believed to be in government custody

By   3 weeks ago

WENZHOU, Zhejiang, China (WordNews.org) Feb. 2, 2018 – Fourteen Christian leaders of Chinese house churches have vanished in China’s coastal Zhejiang province in what ChinaAid is calling “the latest in a saga of China’s serial persecution” of Christians. The underground church leaders are believed to be in police custody since Jan. 13. The Christians are part of […]

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‘My Daddy is in Heaven’ film inspired by Texas farm girl’s tragedy

By   3 weeks ago

LOS ANGELES (WordNews.org) Feb.1, 2018 — A new film inspired by the award-winning book My Daddy Is In Heaven With Jesus is set to be released on DVD on March 13. The movie tells Rebecca Crownover’s true story. After losing her husband to a tragic ATV accident, she wrote the book to help other children […]

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Author asks, ‘How good are we?’

By   4 weeks ago

WINSTON-SALEM, NC (WordNews.org) Jan. 29 – In old black and white movies and comic books, the good guys were truly good and the bad guys were truly bad. But Wake Forest University Professor Christian B. Miller writes in his new book, “The Character Gap: How Good Are We?” that things may not be quite as […]

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Personhood Alliance appoints new leader to launch national education initiative

By   4 weeks ago

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (WordNews.org) Jan. 27, 2018 – The governing board of Personhood Alliance has ratified the election of Sarah Quale as president of its 501c(3) educational arm, National Personhood Alliance Educational Trust Fund (NPAE). Personhood Alliance is a international association of Christian faith-based groups who desire to promote the sanctity of life and the defense of […]

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Christian medical group praises new federal ‘conscience rule’ protecting patient access to healthcare

By   1 month ago

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WordNews.org) Jan. 24, 2018 – The Christian Medical Association, the nation’s largest faith-based association of physicians and other health professionals, said a new proposed rule announced this week by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights (HHS OCR) would help protect patient access to healthcare. The rule would […]

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Louisiana issues guidance for free speech – and prayer – in schools

By   2 months ago

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WordNews.org) Jan. 4, 2018 – Schools throughout Louisiana  will be receiving guidelines that answer 26 of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to student-led prayer in school. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and U.S. Congressman Mike Johnson released the 15-page document as a valuable resource regarding the religious and free […]

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Liberty Counsel launches ‘Friend or Foe Christmas Campaign’

By   4 months ago

ORLANDO, Fla. (WordNews.org) Nov. 8, 2017 – Liberty Counsel launched its Friend or Foe Christmas Campaign for the 15th straight year in an effort to help private and public entities defend themselves against attempts to remove celebrations of Christmas in their locales. Liberty Counsel said it is monitoring cases from across the country that pose […]

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Anti-prayer demand on rise at schools, foundation says

By   4 months ago

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WordNews.org) Oct. 30, 2017 – The Foundation for Moral Law is urging school districts in Alabama to fight demand from the Freedom from Religion Foundation and others attempting to prevent prayer at after-school athletic events. The Foundation for Moral Law, based in Montgomery, says the Freedom from Religion Foundation demanded in an Oct. […]

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Life Legal alleges pro-life activist beaten by church security

By   9 months ago

NAPA, Calif. (WordNews.org) June 5, 2017 – A pro-life activist was beaten in a church parking lot here when distributing leaflets on behalf of a anti-abortion congressional candidate, Life Legal Defense Foundation alleges in a news release. Jeff White, founder of Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust, a national faith-based organization, was allegedly surrounded by church […]

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Indiana bill protecting public school students’ religious activities heads to governor

By   10 months ago

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WordNews.org) – The Indiana Senate and House has sent a bill to Gov. Eric Holcomb aimed at protecting students in public schools from discrimination when they are praying or engaging in religious activities before, during and after school. HB 2014, sponsored by Rep. John Bartlett, protects the First Amendment rights of students to free speech […]

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Trump winning praise from ministries for rescinding Obama’s transgender directive

By   12 months ago

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WordNews.org) Feb. 23, 2017 – President Donald Trump revoked former President Barack Obama’s directive that sought to a impose sweeping guidelines to all states, allowing students to use bathrooms, locker rooms and sleeping quarters on overnight trips according to their “gender identity” rather than their biological sex. The directive had Christians and others […]

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Remembering prolife convert Norma McCorvey, “Roe” in Roe v. Wade

By   1 year ago

WACO, Texas (WordNews) Feb. 19, 2017 – Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe in the 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade case that made abortion legal nationally, died yesterday at the age of 69. McCorvey had become a Christian and an outspoken opponent of abortion in her later years. Yesterday, both sides remembered her. Not long after her […]

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‘My Daddy is in Heaven’ film inspired by Texas farm girl’s tragedy

By   3 weeks ago

LOS ANGELES (WordNews.org) Feb.1, 2018 — A new film inspired by the award-winning book My Daddy Is In Heaven With Jesus is set to be released on DVD on March 13. The movie tells Rebecca Crownover’s true story. After losing her husband to a tragic ATV accident, she wrote the book to help other children […]

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Author asks, ‘How good are we?’

By   4 weeks ago

WINSTON-SALEM, NC (WordNews.org) Jan. 29 – In old black and white movies and comic books, the good guys were truly good and the bad guys were truly bad. But Wake Forest University Professor Christian B. Miller writes in his new book, “The Character Gap: How Good Are We?” that things may not be quite as […]

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The sole Evangelical radio station in the Middle East welcomes VP Pence

By   1 month ago

GALILEE, Israel (WordNews.org) Jan. 23, 2018 – The Voice of Hope, the only Christian radio station in Israel, welcomes Vice President Mike Pence in his visit of solidarity with Christians in the Middle East. And Pence encourage faith leaders in return during a speech at Israel’s Knesset. “We will also support faith leaders in this […]

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By the Book: ‘Unthinkable: Do the Unordinary to Experience the Extraordinary’

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LAKE MARY, Fla. (WordNews.org) Jan. 19, 2018 – Author Mia K. Wright says there’s a pattern in the Bible that is unmistakable: People who do things out of the ordinary experienced the extraordinary. In her book “Unthinkable,” due out March 6, Wright challenges readers to push past the limitations placed on them by society, culture – […]

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Film about legendary Hollywood star Steve McQueen’s spiritual journey coming to DVD Feb. 20

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 RIVERSIDE, Calif. (WordNews.org) Jan. 14, 2018 – A film on Steve McQueen’s spiritual journey which lead to his faith in Jesus will be available on DVD on Feb. 20. “Steve McQueen: American Icon”  looks at the life of one of Hollywood’s “coolest” stars who starred in films such as Bullitt, The Magnificent Seven and The Great […]

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Pastor/author says ‘Pastors must overpower Hollywood’

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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. (WordNews.org) Jan. 12, 2018 – Robert Bakke has a litany of accomplishments under his black belt, including being a best-selling author, NASCAR driver and jet captain. He’s also a reverend, and he’s delivered a clarion call to his fellow pastors: Step up. Bakke says Hollywood has replaced the church in America and […]

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Pure Passion Media offers free viewing of award-winning film ‘Such Were Some of You’

By   2 months ago

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WordNews.org) Jan. 8, 2018 – The award-winning film “Such Were Some of You” by Pure Passion Media will be available for free online viewing as part of “a missionary effort to reach as many people as possible with the life-changing news that Jesus Christ loves the homosexual and has the power to transform […]

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March for Life Chicago 2018 expected to be largest pro-life event in Midwest

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CHICAGO (WordNews.org) Jan. 6, 2018 – Organizers of the 2018 March for Life Chicago expect to draw more than 6,000 pro-life advocates on Sunday, Jan. 14. Marchers from all walks of life will gather at Federal Plaza to proclaim the sanctity of human life and call for an end to abortion as they march through the […]

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Great Commission agencies unite to ‘Reclaim’ focus on taking the Gospel everywhere

By   1 month ago

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (WordNews.org) – An alliance of globally focused ministries has designated May 20, 2018, as the third annual International Day for the Unreached. This one-day event is intended to inspire and mobilize Christians to reach out to more than 2 billion people around the world who have yet to hear the gospel, organizers […]

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Evangelism Explosion Launches ‘Equip America’ initiative

By   2 months ago

ARDEN, N.C. (WordNews.org) Jan. 3, 2018 – Evangelism Explosion International, a nondenominational evangelism ministry founded by the late Dr. D. James Kennedy, has launched an initiative called Equip America that organizers say is designed to train individuals “to share the most exciting gift they have: their faith,” EE will partner with local churches in cities […]

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‘Best Christian Workplaces’ in 2017 announced

By   1 year ago

MERCER ISLAND, Washington (WordNews.org) Feb. 5, 2017 – The Best Christian Workplaces list for 2017 has been announced, and 78 organizations have been named. The organizations being Certified Bast Christian Workplaces by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute including Christian camps and conference centers, schools and churches. The institute is an international nonprofit, research-based, organizational development and […]

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ACLJ calls on State Dept., UN, NATO members to force Turkey to free imprisoned American pastor

By   1 year ago

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WordNews.org) Dec. 15, 2016 – Pastor Andrew Brunson, a U.S. citizen from Black Mountain, N.C., who is being held against his will in Turkey because of his profession of faith, has a new ally working for his release. The American Center for Law and Justice announced it is actively defending Brunson, who was […]

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Billy Graham’s right hand: George Beverly Shea remembered

By   5 years ago

MONTREAT, N.C. (WordNews.org) April 22, 2013 — Billy Graham Crusades soloist George Beverly Shea, evangelist Billy Graham’s right hand man for decades, was remembered the “praise on his lips, the song in his heart.” Shea passed away April 16 at the age of 104. He was remembered during a public memorial Sunday at Anderson Auditorium […]

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U.S church leader arrested after house church raided in China

By   5 years ago

NANYANG, Henan, China (WordNews.org) April 22, 2013 – A United States church leader is under house arrest in China after police raised a house church during a revival meeting. Dennis Balcombe’s whereabouts are unknown, according to China Aid. Balcome is the head of Hong Kong Revival Chinese Ministries International. China Aid said also in the […]

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On a mission: Brian Walsh, West Point cadet heads to Haiti

By   5 years ago

HAITI (WordNews.org) Feb. 28, 2013 – Brian Walsh, a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy, is heading to Haiti on a mission trip with members of a Christian group at West Point. Walsh will be in Haiti from March 8-17, during spring break, with 20 cadets to work with Nehemiah Vision Ministries. “We will be […]

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SHOCKWAVE: Thousands of youth to join together to pray for persecuted Christians

By   5 years ago

SANTA ANA, Calif. (WordNews.org) Feb. 28, 2013 – Thousands of young people are gathering around the world beginning tomorrow for three days of prayer for Christians being persecuted globally. The program, launched by Open Doors USA 12 years ago, is known as SHOCKWAVE. The theme this year is “Prayer and Unity,” with a focus on […]

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Poll: Just 9% of Gen Z considers themselves ‘engaged’ Christians

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VENTURA, Calif. (WordNews.org) Feb. 6, 2018 – A new study by Barna finds just 9 percent of Gen Z, U.S. teens between the age of 13 and 18, considers themselves engaged Christians. A whopping 34 percent have no religious affiliation, 33 percent say they go to church and 16 percent say they are “unchurched.” The […]

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Christian medical group praises new federal ‘conscience rule’ protecting patient access to healthcare

By   1 month ago

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WordNews.org) Jan. 24, 2018 – The Christian Medical Association, the nation’s largest faith-based association of physicians and other health professionals, said a new proposed rule announced this week by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights (HHS OCR) would help protect patient access to healthcare. The rule would […]

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Poll: 31% of U.S. adults say ‘fake new’ the result of ‘reader error’

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VENTURA, Calif. (WordNews.org) Jan. 10, 2018 – In what has been described by some as a “post-truth” era, the latest Barna Trends 2018 report shows the U.S. public’s dwindling confidence in institutions. However, what may surprise some, 39 percent of the U.S. adults surveyed still see reporters as credible, topping the list of credible sources […]

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What to pay the pastor? Take the survey

By   1 year ago

CAROL STREAM, Ill. (WordNews.org) Feb. 9, 2017 – It can be a sometimes thorny issue: What do you pay the pastor? Richard Hammer, author of the 2017 Church & Clergy Tax Guide, says compensation planning for ministers presents a number of unique tax issues that aren’t understood well by church leaders and their advisers. He […]

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Book: ‘Love Your Work’

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WordNews.org) Jan. 31, 2017 – A new Gallup poll says 7 in 10 people either hate their jobs or feel totally unengaged with their work. Crown Financial Ministries president, Robert Dickie III, says he may have the answer to alter that statistic in his new book “Love Your Work: 4 Practical Ways You […]

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Pew: Jews are most educated, followed by Christians

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(WordNews.org) Dec. 23, 2016 — A new survey shows Jewish people are the most educated among major faith groups, followed by Christians. The Pew Research Center noted that Jews undergo 13.4 years of formal education, while Christians study for 9.3 years. Those receiving the least amount of formal education include Muslims and Hindus, with 5.6 […]

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Poll: Americans are splintered and have difficulty crossing the divide

By   2 years ago

VENTURA, Calif. (WordNews.org) March 11, 2016 — This will come as a shock to almost no one: America is splintered. However, just how divided may surprise some. According to Barna, most Americans say they would have a difficult time carrying on a conversation with a Muslim (73 percent), a Mormon (60 percent), an atheist (56 […]

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Half of American evangelicals view Islam as violent religion

By   5 years ago

VENTURA, Calif. (WordNews.org) April 26, 2013 – Sixty-two percent of evangelicals say they have an unfavorable view of Islam and 39 percent have a “very unfavorable” view of the religion, according to the latest Barna Group survey. The results come less than two weeks after the Boston marathon bombings. Much attention has been given to […]

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ChinaAid: 14 Christians have vanished, believed to be in government custody

By   3 weeks ago

WENZHOU, Zhejiang, China (WordNews.org) Feb. 2, 2018 – Fourteen Christian leaders of Chinese house churches have vanished in China’s coastal Zhejiang province in what ChinaAid is calling “the latest in a saga of China’s serial persecution” of Christians. The underground church leaders are believed to be in police custody since Jan. 13. The Christians are part of […]

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The sole Evangelical radio station in the Middle East welcomes VP Pence

By   1 month ago

GALILEE, Israel (WordNews.org) Jan. 23, 2018 – The Voice of Hope, the only Christian radio station in Israel, welcomes Vice President Mike Pence in his visit of solidarity with Christians in the Middle East. And Pence encourage faith leaders in return during a speech at Israel’s Knesset. “We will also support faith leaders in this […]

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Great Commission agencies unite to ‘Reclaim’ focus on taking the Gospel everywhere

By   1 month ago

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (WordNews.org) – An alliance of globally focused ministries has designated May 20, 2018, as the third annual International Day for the Unreached. This one-day event is intended to inspire and mobilize Christians to reach out to more than 2 billion people around the world who have yet to hear the gospel, organizers […]

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Bomb levels $2.6M persecuted church in Shanix, China; Concerns rises that more churches will be destroyed

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LINFEN, Shanix, China (WordNews.org) Jan. 11, 2018 – An explosion reduced to rubble a church China Aid describes as “serially persecuted” in China’s northern Shanxi province. According to China Aid, authorities bombed and demolished the Golden Lampstand Church, an unregistered church that cost $2.6 million to build in 2009. Chinese military police detonated explosives in […]

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Life Legal alleges pro-life activist beaten by church security

By   9 months ago

NAPA, Calif. (WordNews.org) June 5, 2017 – A pro-life activist was beaten in a church parking lot here when distributing leaflets on behalf of a anti-abortion congressional candidate, Life Legal Defense Foundation alleges in a news release. Jeff White, founder of Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust, a national faith-based organization, was allegedly surrounded by church […]

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Ministries push for stronger U.S. support for Israel

By   1 year ago

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WordNews.org) Jan. 27, 2017 – Several ministries in the United States are encouraged by President Donald Trump’s support for Israel, including plans for the relocation of the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump recently declared that the strained relationship between the two nations has been repaired since he became president, according to […]

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Annual Memorial “Die-In” Coming to the White House Jan. 27

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WordNews.org) Jan. 24, 2017 – A group of young activists are expected to “die” in front of the White House this Friday to “hold President Donald Trump accountable” to his promise to defund Planned Parenthood, the country’s largest abortion provider. The group, CEC For Life, an outreach of the Charismatic Episcopal Church, is […]

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ACLJ calls on State Dept., UN, NATO members to force Turkey to free imprisoned American pastor

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WordNews.org) Dec. 15, 2016 – Pastor Andrew Brunson, a U.S. citizen from Black Mountain, N.C., who is being held against his will in Turkey because of his profession of faith, has a new ally working for his release. The American Center for Law and Justice announced it is actively defending Brunson, who was […]

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