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May 18, 2021
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Decision Magazine

Decision magazine and decisionmagazine.com exist to communicate the Good News of Jesus Christ, inform and challenge readers about key cultural and Biblical issues, and extend the ministry of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

Report: 4 Out of 5 People Live in Countries That Restrict Religious Freedom

New Report from the DoS, “4 out of every 5 people in the world” live in environments with high or very high restrictions on religious freedom

MacArthur: Right in Their Own Eyes

The idea that everyone should get to define for himself what is right and true is a recipe for disorder and disaster.

HHS’ New Gender Policy Threatens Religious Liberty, Conscience Protections

“This policy is really about forcing hospitals and medical professionals to adhere to leftist ideology regarding sexuality and gender”

How the Church Should Respond to Cancel Culture

America finds itself in a culture that “cancels” everything opposed to the mainstream moral narrative, & the church stands at the front line

Finnish Politician Charged With ‘Hate Speech’ for Expressing Biblical Views on Homosexuality

“I cannot accept that voicing my religious beliefs could mean imprisonment. My statements were all based on the Bible’s teachings...”

Several States Ramping Up Pro-Life Legislation; ‘Life Is Precious & Ought To Be Protected’

“Life is precious and ought to be protected… I proudly signed into law bills to protect the life of our most vulnerable, the unborn.”

State Dept. Reverses Trump Admin. Ban, Authorizes Display of Pride Flags at US Embassies

Sec. of State authorized US embassies & consulates to display the "pride" flags on the same pole as the US flag, reversing a Trump admin ban.

Coptic Christian Executed by ISIS-Linked Group in Warning to Egyptian Christians

“While we have been preoccupied in this country with political battles, the coronavirus, and more, radical Islam is still at work...”

Study: Only 6% Of Americans Follow a Biblical Worldview

Study shows only 6% of Americans adhere to a Biblical worldview, while 88% borrow from multiple, contradictory worldviews to form beliefs.

Wedding Photographer Challenges NY Laws Compelling Her To Do Gay Weddings

“I serve clients from all backgrounds, but the gov't is attempting to tell me what to do, what to say, & what to create based on its beliefs, not mine."

Abortion and the Culture of Death

“Follow the science.” Easy enough, right? However, this phrase has become less about truth than a way to further personal or political agendas

UK Judge Rules ‘Overwhelmingly In Favor’ of Franklin Graham in Discrimination Case

“I am grateful the courts have once again reiterated that the freedom to speak only what is not offensive is not freedom of speech at all"

Nebraska Gov. Calls for Opposition to ‘Age-Inappropriate’ Sex-Ed Standards

'New standards would not only teach age-inappropriate content starting in kindergarten, but also inject non-scientific, political ideas"

Cissie Graham: Equality Act Harms Children; It’s Time to Step Out & Defend Them

Time is urgent and the stakes are high, so it’s worth asking one more time: Are you willing to boldly step out and protect your children?

Appeals Court Hands Coach Fired For Prayer Another Loss

Court of Appeals rejects former football coach's argument that his 1st Amend. rights were violated when he was fired for praying after games.

Cruelly Depriving Truth: Amazon Defends Book Banning

Tony Perkins: “This isn’t just about censorship... It’s about cruelly depriving people of the truth they desperately need.”

Cancel Culture Will Find You

Even the nicest and most circumspect of believers will be forced to either stand with Christ or shrink back in unfaithfulness and fear.

Scottish Christians Urge Parliament to Add Religious Expression Amendments to Hate Crime Bill

"We believe the bill should clarify that holding traditional Biblical views on marriage or gender identity could not be seen as hate crime.”

Supreme Court Sides With Student in College Free-Speech Case

‘It‘s undisputed [he] experienced a completed violation of his constitutional rights when respondents enforced their speech policies against him’

Biden’s COVID Relief Plan Includes Millions to Abortion Providers

“It’s about educating the public about what this bill is and what this bill isn’t. And it isn’t a COVID relief bill.”

Bethany ‘Christian’ Services Will Now Place Children With LGBTQ Couples

“Bethany Christian Services surrendered even before the war had been fought... I am disappointed in this decision, as are many”

Despite Pandemic, Planned Parenthood Performs Record-High Abortions

'With Joe Biden & Kamala Harris in the White House, we can expect this alarming trend to continue' as Dems seek to force tax-funded abortion

As Promised, Dangerous ‘Equality Act’ Reintroduced in Congress

'All of us deserve better than the profound inequality the conscience-crushing, deceptively titled ‘Equality Act’ promises'

South Australia Parliament Debates Abortion-to-Birth Bill, Vote ‘Likely To Be Extremely Close’

Debate began for a Bill, which would legalize abortion, for any reason, up to 22 weeks or up to birth if two doctors agree.

German Pro-Life Group Challenges Officials Who Banned Prayer Outside Abortion Counseling Facility

“By prohibiting even silent prayer near a pre-abortion counseling center... authorities have gone beyond what could be considered reasonable"

Alabama Legislators Sue Governor, Attorney General For Not Upholding Pro-Life Legislation

46 AL legislators join class-action suit calling for end to abortion, saying it disproportionately victimizes unborn African American babies

Cissie Graham Lynch: A Hunger Games Society?

Similar to the glorification of killing in “The Hunger Games,” proponents of abortion attempt not only to normalize but to glorify this evil practice.

High School Senior Faces Disciplinary Hearing for Opting Out of LGBTQ Program

“We hope President Torres ends the school administrators’ clearly unlawful behavior and protects the religious liberty of every student"

Facebook Bans Bible Professor’s Post Critical of Biden’s Transgender Order

"People need to be able to criticize and forcefully challenge ideas—including ideas that are dominant in elite sectors of the culture"

New Study Reveals Top UK Universities Among ‘Most Restrictive’ for Free Speech

The 3 highest-ranked UK universities are among the most restrictive for free speech, according to a new report from a British think tank

Ray Comfort: Abortion Conversations Should Lead to the Cross

While we must address the evil of abortion, we should always keep in mind it is only one symptom of a generation that has become godless.

Open Doors Releases 2021 Persecution Watch List

Open Doors releases 2021 World Watch List, ranking top 50 countries where it is most dangerous to be Christian.

Abortionist Accuses Pro-Life Activist of ‘Domestic Terrorism’

Abortionist accuses pro-life leader & president of Live Action of “domestic terrorism” for asserting that “abortion is violence” on Twitter.

HHS Issues Rule to Protect Faith-Based Adoption & Foster Care Providers

The Obama administration’s regulation discriminated against faith-based providers simply because of their beliefs about marriage.

Pakistani Christian Arrested for Blasphemy Over Social Media Post

Christian leader in Pakistan facing charges of violating the country’s blasphemy laws after sharing social media post critical of Islam.

Abortion No. 1 Cause of Death Worldwide in 2020

Abortion was the No. 1 cause of death globally in 2020, with +42.7 million unborn babies killed in the womb, according to Worldometer data

The Coming Socialist Storm

Socialism has proven itself to be one of the deadliest, most destructive ideologies. Promising utopia, it delivered disaster. Yet, it's back

Report: 90% of Babies With Down Syndrome Are Aborted in the UK

Nine in 10 pregnant women in the U.K. who know their child will have Down syndrome abort the baby, The Telegraph reported this week.

‘Heartbreaking’: Argentina Becomes Largest Latin American Nation to Legalizes Abortion

Lila Rose: "Crowds of abortion activists cheer in the street. These are children... whose deaths are being celebrated. Lord have mercy.”

Patients, Abortion Clinic Sue Indiana Over Fetal Tissue Disposal Law

An Indiana abortion clinic is asking a federal court to strike down a state law requiring remains of unborn babies be buried or cremated.

UK Political Group Urges AmazonSmile to drop BGEA, Other Christian Organizations

A UK-based political org. is pressuring Amazon to eliminate dozens of evangelical Christian organizations from its AmazonSmile charity program.

Pro-Life Undercover Investigator Ordered to Pay Planned Parenthood $13 Million

U.S. District Court Judge orders pro-life activist Sandra Merritt to pay Planned Parenthood over $13 million in “attorney fees and costs"

S. Carolina School District Settles Lawsuit with Atheists Over Student-Led Prayer

South Carolina has agreed to pay $187,000 in a settlement to the AHA in order to protect the religious liberty of students and employees.

HHS to Withhold Medicaid Funding From California Over Abortion Coverage Mandate

“Whatever one thinks of the legality of abortion, no one should be punished for declining to pay for or assist in the taking of human life.”

Will Graham: The Sifting of the Church

The church as a whole is being sifted. The grains of worldliness slip away, leaving our convictions and faith stronger and more mature.

UPDATE: Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolboys Reportedly Released and Safe

Islamist terror group Boko Haram claimed responsibility for kidnapping more than 330 boys from a school in the town of Kankara, Nigeria.

Nasdaq Proposes ‘Diversity Rule’ Pushing US Companies to Include LGBTQ Directors on Boards

Tony Perkins: "If NASDAQ's capitulation to woke ideology succeeds, look for financial profits of shareholders to be exchanged for cultural profits of the left"

Major Credit Card Companies Sever Agreements With Pornhub

Prior to the credit companies’ announcements, the porn site hosted around 13.5M videos. As of Monday, almost 2/3 of those were taken down.