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Atlanta Fire Chief Fired for Christian Beliefs Wins Victory in Court

(Worthy News) – Atlanta Fire Chief, Kelvin Cochran claims he was terminated due to his religious beliefs and that his First Amendment rights were violated. However, the City of Atlanta and Mayor Kasim Reed hold firm that Cochran “was fired because he did not comply with the City’s pre-clearance rules for outside employment and for…

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Texas Church Comes Together for Christmas, Remembers Victims

(Worthy News) – After facing tragedy less than two months ago, First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas remembered the victims of November’s mass shooting in a special Christmas ceremony. A gunman open fired on the church during Sunday morning worship on November 5th killing 26 people. Since then, the community has mourned and worked…

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Christmas High Alert: Churches Tightening Church Security in Pakistan, Egypt

(Worthy News) – This Christmas season Christians in Pakistan and Egypt are on high alert. They are asking their governments to help provide tightened security for worship services. Just last Sunday, two Islamic terrorists attacked the Bethel Memorial Methodist Church in Quetta, Pakistan killing nine Christians as they worshipped. A security officer shot and killed…

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Congress Fails to Repeal Johnson Amendment in Tax Bill

(Worthy News) – A measure within the federal tax overhaul bill that would end the IRS regulation barring churches from endorsing political candidates has been removed from the proposed legislation. The Senate’s parliamentarian struck out the language overturning the Johnson Amendment, with the Hill reporting last week that the reason was because it “did not…

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Pakistan: mourners bury 11 killed in Quetta church suicide attack, as 50 injured

(Worthy News) – Pakistani Christian mourners today (Monday) are burying their dead only days before they should be celebrating Christ’s birth. Worshippers were lining up to take the Holy Communion when at least two men, armed and wearing suicide vests, attacked Bethel Memorial Methodist Church in western Pakistan’s restive city Quetta on Sunday morning. They…

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Suicide bombers attack Pakistan church, killing at least 9, officials say

(Worthy News) – Two suicide bombers attacked a church in Pakistan where hundreds of worshippers were attending service ahead of Christmas, killing at least nine people and injuring dozens of others, officials said. One of the suicide bombers was shot dead outside Bethel Memorial Methodist Church in Quetta, but the other assailant made it to…

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Jerusalem church leaders in Jordan condemn ‘Judaization’ of city

(Worthy News) – A delegation of church leaders from Jerusalem who met with Jordanian King Abdullah II reiterated their opposition to US recognition of the city as the capital of Israel and censured “attempts to Judaize” it, Jordanian state media said Sunday. Abdullah convened with Christian clerics and dignitaries from Jordan and Jerusalem ahead of…

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