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Rev. Graham call to prayer for Oregon

June 15, 2018 --

By Faith News Note,

Three Oregon churches are opening their doors for a prayer night in preparation for the Rev. Franklin Graham Oregon tour.

Monday, June 18th
7:00 p.m.
Eastridge Church
14100 SE Sunnyside Road
Clackamas, OR 97015

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Dad breaks rules to honor son

June 14, 2018 --

Honor Father’s Day with this great dad story.

By M. Martin,
Oregon writer

Awesome dad who stood up for his son against over-zealous political correctness censorship.

A Wake County school forbid the mentioning of the school Valedictorian. It was a policy based for both technical reasons and politically correct reasons as not to award the top person which some see as hurting the feelings of those who did not win.  As a result, the winner, Josh Allmon, could not attend a special breakfast other school districts awarded to their valedictorians.

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Observations on nation’s LGBT Pride festival

June 13, 2018 --

By Jim Miller,
Guest Opinion

I was in Washington DC this week to visit the news museum and found the entire street in front of the museum blocked off for the popular annual LGBT Pride festival. I took this as an opportunity to visit each booth, listen and have discussions to see what the festival was about. Here are some things I learned.

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3000 Timber fans cheer boy who beat cancer

June 12, 2018 --

by Nicholas Comerchero
Oregon Optimist,

Five years ago, Atticus Lane-Dupre was the captain of his soccer team to leading them to a 10-9 defeat of the Portland Timbers at Jeld-Wen Field. Many professional players would consider winning against the Timbers, who took home the 2015 MLS Cup title, a significant achievement.

Lane-Dupre, however, wasn’t a pro soccer star at the time of his victory. He wasn’t even eligible for a driver’s license. In fact, he was only eight years old–albeit an eight-year-old with exceptional bravery and talent.

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Guilty: Oregon man sex abuse at Cambodia orphanage

June 11, 2018 --

Oregon US Attorney,

A federal jury found Daniel Stephen Johnson, 40, of Coos Bay, Oregon, guilty today of repeatedly sexually abusing children who lived at an orphanage operated by the defendant in Cambodia. The verdict marks the end of the second foreign sexual exploitation trial held in the District of Oregon.

Johnson was convicted on six counts of engaging in illicit sexual conduct in a foreign place and one count each of travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct and aggravated sexual assault with children.

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The death of civility

June 8, 2018 --

Catholic League

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Samantha Bee’s commentary last night about her assault on Ivanka Trump:

Samantha Bee, and the geniuses at TBS, had a week to script an astute statement for her—getting the issue of her signature vulgarity off her back—and they blew it.

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Hidden flaw in the Christian baker verdict

June 6, 2018 --

By Wall Street Journal Editorial Board,

The Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Monday for a baker who refused to custom-bake a cake for a same-sex wedding out of sincere religious belief. Hold the champagne—this apparent victory for religious freedom may be short-lived.

As Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in legalizing same-sex marriage in Obergefell (2015), the “First Amendment ensures that religious organizations and persons are given proper protection as they seek to teach the principles that are so fulfilling and so central to their lives and faith.” Therefore, he predicted, the decision would pose “no risk of harm to themselves or third parties.”

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From Slave to Priest — Live drama


, June 8, 2018, 7:00 PM
8:30 PM

No cost. A freewill offer will be accepted.

To characterize Father Augustus Tolton’s life as remarkable is an understatement, to say the least. He was born a slave on a Missouri farm in 1854, and his mother risked everything to reach freedom in Illinois with her three small children, escaping across the Mississippi River by night in a boat that she rowed herself. After settling in the town of Quincy, IL, the family continued to experience hardships and persecution. Young Gus, as he was called, was even sent away from the local Catholic school because of the color of his skin.

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We are created in living color

June 1, 2018 --

Christian Newswire 

In an effort to address racism, Starbucks is expanding to accommodate the least of these. Media funny woman Rosanne Barr is canned for exercising free speech and cussing during a frustrated racist rant. What in the world is going on? Is there a genuine Reconciled Church with a voice of reason?

Right now racism is enjoying a macabre heyday. Human trafficking, abortion, poverty, social injustice, hatred, strife and a multitude of sins are breeding in the fodder.

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