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Roma Downey talks 'good news' on TLC's 'Answered Prayers'

Roma Downey, co-star of the popular '90s series "Touched by an Angel," believes prayer changes things. Her unwavering faith in God and the power of prayer led Downey and her husband, Mark Burnett, creator of "Survivor" and "The Voice," to produce "Answered Prayers," a new TLC show about prayer and its effects on people.

COMMENTARY: Planned Parenthood's lengthy 'rap sheet'

There have been 27 botched abortions at Planned Parenthood's St. Louis clinic in the past five years. It is considered among the most dangerous abortion facilities in our land. The clinic may have been involved in Planned Parenthood's latest scandal: selling body parts of aborted babies.

Opponents of Sharia-compliant home loans wary of supporting jihadists

In an effort to increase homeownership among its Muslim population, Seattle has become the site of a debate about religious freedom and terrorism. City officials are considering a proposal to offer loans in compliance with Sharia (also spelled Shariah or Shari'ah), a strict Islamic law that forbids Muslims to pay interest and thus take out traditional loans.

'Extremists' accused of crashing Planned Parenthood website

Planned Parenthood, reeling from a third undercover video exposing its practice of selling aborted fetal tissue to finance its operationsPla, claimed July 29 a disruption in the operation of its website was the result of "an extremist attack." But there is little evidence that abortion alone was the reason for the attack. One of the alleged attackers noted the group also hacked into Malaysia Airlines to deface its website, indicating they may only be striking where recent events have raised the profile of an organization.

Huckabee compares president's Iran deal to Nazi's 'final solution'

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said in a wide-ranging interview with Breitbart News Saturday that the nuclear deal reached between the United States, European powers and Iran presents a danger to the Jewish people not faced since the Holocaust of World War II. The comment has drawn swift reaction from Democrat strategists and Jewish lobbies aligned with the Democrat Party. Conservative and Republican Jewish groups have remained silent so far.

President Obama responds to Huckabee Holocaust comparison

President Barack Obama in Ethiopia today responded to former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's comparison of his nuclear deal with Iran to the Nazi holocaust, calling the comments "sad" and "ridiculous." Within minutes, the Republican presidential hopeful fired back.

COMMENTARY

OPINION: Postmodernism and the Supreme Court

The Honorable Edward B. Vines, an active member of Shades Crest Baptist Church, a Southern Baptist congregation in Hoover, Alabama, writes about what a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on marriage might mean to the future of the United States and how Christians may be pressured to affirm such a practice despite their moral objections. "It is no small thing when human beings presume to make themselves moral lawgivers" Judge Vines, asserts.

FEATURES

12 years after her dramatic rescue, former POW Jessica Lynch feels 'blessed to be here'

Jessica Lynch knows that for most Americans, her name is synonymous with the Iraq War. They remember the dramatic video footage of a scared and injured 19-year-old Lynch being carried out of an Iraqi hospital on a stretcher by her rescuers – an elite Special Forces unit tasked with bringing the private first-class soldier home. She remembers asking God to guide her home.

SBC & CBF On Same-Sex Marriage

Same-sex marriage ruling makes some Baptists happy; others question larger role

At least one church affiliated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship had reason to celebrate after Friday's landmark decision by the Supreme Court to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states. This news analysis takes a look at the current position of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and the Southern Baptist Convention towards homosexuality and same-sex marriage, and traces some key developments within those organizations within the past several years regarding these issues. The Southern Baptist Convention, with over 15.5 million members and 45,000 churches, is the denomination from which the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship splintered 25 years ago over issues such as the ordination of women as pastors.

#FAITH IT FORWARD

Can faith stories change America's narrative?

Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA) joined Family Research Council President Tony Perkins on "Washington Watch" to announce "Faith it Forward" – an online social media project facilitated by the bi-partisan Congressional Prayer Caucus where Americans can share stories about the role of faith in meeting local community needs.

CHURCH GUIDE

Does sexual freedom trump religious freedom? A guide for churches & schools

The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission is distributing a guide developed by Alliance Defending Freedom to assist churches and Christian schools to navigate potentially treacherous legal waters in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized gay marriage nationwide. The guide contains sample facilities use policies, statements of faith and marriage, and instructions on drafting membership policies.