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Saturday, March 6, 2021

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.

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.

State Department Designates Nigeria Among World’s Worst Religious Freedom Offenders

US State Dep. says Nigeria is among 10 nations identified as Countries of Particular Concern for violating international religious freedom.

UK High Court: Children Under 16 ‘Unlikely’ To Be Able To Give Informed Consent for Puberty Blockers

“It is doubtful that a child aged 14 or 15 could understand & weigh the long-term consequences of the administration of puberty blockers"

Washington State Legislators Attempt to Usurp Parental Rights

“Progressives see family values, as a problem that must be overcome by using public school education to teach liberal values to children"

German Court Hands Restaurant Owner Religious Liberty Victory

“In a free society, everyone should be able to share their beliefs without fear of criminal investigation or censorship."

Free Speech Wins in Challenge to Counseling Bans for Same-Sex Attracted, Gender-Dysphoric Children

A three-judge panel of the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down bans on therapy for children who struggle with unwanted same-sex attraction or gender dysphoria. In 2017,...

LGBTQ Group Calls on Biden to Pull Accreditation From Religious Schools

The LGBTQ advocacy group is effectively calling for Christian institutions to be coerced into sexual revolution or stripped of accreditation

Portland Amends City Charter To Be ‘More Inclusive Of All Gender Identities’

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler that the city would remove gender language from its city charter to be “more inclusive of all gender identities.”

New Jersey Bill Introduced Calling Abortion a ‘Fundamental Right’ Up to Birth

Last month, New Jersey lawmakers proposed the Reproductive Freedom Act, a bill that would allow abortion procedures to be performed throughout all nine months of pregnancy. Created as a response to...

Christian Ministry to Sue Bank for Closing Its Account Following LGBT ‘Mob Rule’

The Bank followed the lead of Facebook, PayPal and Mailchimp, which closed down CIT’s accounts after pressure from LGBT activists.

Nevada Church Again Petitions Supreme Court on COVID Restrictions

Alliance Defending Freedom: “There is no constitutional right to gamble, but there is one that protects attending worship services"

High Court Hears Philadelphia Religious Liberty-Foster Care Case

Kavanaugh: What I fear is that the absolutist & extreme position would require us to go back on the promise of respect for religious believers

Will Graham: What is Truth?

However, the Bible has a lot to say about truth that directly contradicts much of what the world have to say about the matter.

Second-Highest English Court to Hear Case of Censured Judge Fired for Christian Values

“I am fighting this battle... I do not want Christian beliefs to be barred from important positions in public life."

New Canadian Bill Would Require Porn Sites to Ban Minors

The Protecting Young Persons from Exposure to Pornography Act (Bill S-203) requires pornographic websites to ban access to anyone under 18

International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians

Christians worldwide to unite today in prayer for believers who face opposition, violence and sometimes death because of their faith in Jesus

Polish Abortion Activists Target Churches Following High Court’s Pro-Life Ruling

Radical abortion activists target churches across Poland after highcourt rules law allowing abortion for fetal disability unconstitutional

Welsh County Council Overturns Ban on Lord’s Prayer

Bridgend County in southern Wales reversed its decision to ban mourners from corporately reciting the Lord’s Prayer during funeral services.

University of Northern Iowa Rejects Pro-Life Club, Calls It a ‘Hate Group’

Student government at UNI rejects a request for university recognition of a "Students for Life" club, labeling them a “hate group.”

Christian Animator Blacklisted for Refusing to Bow to LGBTQ Agenda

Twenty-three-year-old Emily Arunt, a skilled animator and a student at Regent University, knew that her Christian faith set her apart from many in the animation community, but she never...

Vice Presidential Debate Highlights Stark Policy Differences

VP Debate shows start contrast: Rev. Graham: "Many 'political issues' are actually, and more importantly, biblical and moral issues."

Netflix Indicted by Grand Jury For Lewd ‘Cuties’ film

A Texas grand jury recently indicted streaming service Netflix for disseminating “lewd visual material” with its film “Cuties.”

Supreme Court To Hear Christian College Students’ Free Speech Case in Early 2021

SCOTUS to hear case of collage student who was stopped by school officials on multiple occasions for passing out Christian literature

Tens of Thousands Expected to Join Franklin Graham at D.C. Prayer March Saturday

"Churches can show all of Washington—and the nation—that we believe in the power of prayer and need more of God in America, not less."