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    Army Chaplain Bombarded for Marriage View
    April 18, 2018

    Army Chaplain Scott Squires has been to battles all over the world -- but he never imagined he'd be fighting his biggest one right here at home. For Squires, who's spent 25 years serving his country, no one was more surprised than he was that the same military who hired him for his faith is now punishing him for exercising it. Turns out, some Obama-era habits are hard to break. ... (more)

    Trial by Error: American Pastor back behind Bars
    April 18, 2018

    They may not have had any evidence against American pastor Andrew Brunson, but that didn't stop Turkish officials from holding a 13-hour hearing. For the North Carolina father, who's spent the last 500 days in jail, it was another grueling chapter in the persecution of an innocent man. ... (more)

    Coast Guard Adrift on Trans Policy
    April 18, 2018

    Ignoring your boss's directions isn't usually the best career decision. But that's exactly what Coast Guard Commandant Paul Zukunft is doing on his commander-in-chief's transgender policy. ... (more)

    State Dept. Has a Captive Audience in Jailed Pastor
    April 16, 2018

    For 50-year-old pastor Andrew Brunson, the last year and a half have been like a bad dream. The North Carolina missionary and his family had built a life in Turkey, only to watch government officials tear it all apart. After 23 years of serving the Mediterranean people, he's been thrown behind bars -- left to wonder if he'll ever see America, or his family, again. ... (more)

    In Iowa, Christians Need Not Apply!
    April 16, 2018

    You don't have to be a Trump nominee to face the Christian inquisition! Just ask Iowa conservatives. The bad blood that's turned the hearings of Mike Pompeo, Russell Vought, and Amy Barrett into anti-faith slugfests seems to be spilling over into state politics too. And at least one military wife is out of a job because of it. ... (more)

    Judge's Rule Is over the Illegal Limit
    April 16, 2018

    America may be the land of opportunity -- but not for illegal, taxpayer-funded abortion. Unfortunately, an activist judge in the U.S. district court doesn't see it that way. She ruled that our government shouldn't just harbor children who cross the border -- but help them destroy their unborn babies while they're here. ... (more)

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