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In Madagascar, Endangered Lemurs Find A Private Refuge
Oct 27, 2020

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By Erik Vance Madagascar has always been one of the best places on Earth to study the natural world. Seventy percent of its species are found nowhere else — the largest concentration of endemic wildlife anywhere. In the last 10 years alone, scientists have discovered 40 new mammals, 69 amphibians, 61 reptiles, 42 invertebrates and 385 …


Sean Feucht’s ‘finale’ worship protest on the National Mall included more politics than usual
Oct 27, 2020 · 1 

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By Jack Jenkins Christian musician Sean Feucht held a politically charged concert in front of thousands on the National Mall Sunday night (Oct. 25), framing his performance as a protest against restrictions on churches but also voicing opposition to abortion and celebrating the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court. Throngs of …


Seeking power in Jesus’ name: Trump sparks a rise of Patriot Churches
Oct 27, 2020

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By Sarah Pulliam Bailey The new congregation is gathered in a barn in Lenoir City, Tenn., with a roof that has a 60-foot American flag painted on it. And they are praying for a Trump landslide. Standing in a circle, the dozen or so men and women, young and old, lay their hands on their …


Senate Confirms Barrett, Delivering for Trump and Reshaping the Court
Oct 27, 2020 · 4 

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By Nicholas Fandos Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a conservative appeals court judge and protégée of former Justice Antonin Scalia, was confirmed on Monday to the Supreme Court, capping a lightning-fast Senate approval that handed President Trump a victory ahead of the election and promised to tip the court to the right for years to come. …


Pair of studies confirm there is water on the moon
Oct 26, 2020

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By Ben Guarino and Joel Achenbach There is water on the moon’s surface, and ice may be widespread in its many shadows, according to a pair of studies published Monday in the journal Nature Astronomy. The research confirms long-standing theories about the existence of lunar water that could someday enable astronauts to live there for extended …


GOP House Candidate Was a Sexual Predator in College, Say Christian Classmates
Oct 26, 2020

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By Hemant Mehta One of the U.S. House seats Republicans hope to keep on their side of the fence next week is the one representing North Carolina’s 11th District. There’s reason to believe 25-year-old Madison Cawthorn (below) — a MAGA cultist in every sense of that word — will retain support from the red-leaning district, but it’s not …


Mask exemptions based on religious beliefs granted in Williamson Co. schools
Oct 26, 2020 · 2 

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By Levi Ismail Parents in Williamson County are applying for mask exemptions based on religion and school officials from both districts say little stands in their way. Franklin Special School District is hardly the only district where these rules apply. They just happen to be one of the few willing to be transparent about what …


Ministries Claim New State Laws Violate Their Religious Freedoms
Oct 26, 2020

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By Patrick Szabo On Sept. 28, the Alexandria-based Calvary Road Baptist Church, the Staunton-based Community Fellowship Church, the Charlottesville-based Community Christian Academy and the Lansdowne-based Care Net pregnancy center filed a lawsuit against Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, Senior Assistant Attorney General Thomas Payne and the State Corporation Commission in Loudoun County Circuit Court alleging …


NASA’s first attempt to sample an asteroid in space made a mess. It’s the best mess ever, scientists say.
Oct 23, 2020

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By Tariq Malik A NASA spacecraft has really made a mess of things on the asteroid Bennu, and scientists are thrilled. The spacecraft, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx probe, briefly touched down on Bennu Tuesday afternoon (Oct. 21) in the space agency’s first-ever attempt to collect samples of an asteroid. It will take time to confirm if OSIRIS-REx did, in fact, collect pieces …


Coronavirus outbreak strikes L.A. megachurch that defied public health orders
Oct 23, 2020 · 3 

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By Jaclyn Cosgrove An evangelical megachurch in Los Angeles that has defied L.A. County public health orders and held indoor worship services for the last several weeks has been struck with an outbreak of the coronavirus, public health officials confirmed Thursday. Grace Community Church in Sun Valley has seen three confirmed cases, according to the …


How Amy Coney Barrett could change the Supreme Court’s balance on religious liberty
Oct 23, 2020

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By Jack Jenkins Since the moment Judge Amy Coney Barrett was announced as President Donald Trump’s nominee to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, debate has swirled around how Barrett’s Catholic faith might affect how she would rule on various issues — especially abortion. But some scholars and …


How The Christian Post Sold Its Soul For Trump
Oct 23, 2020 · 2 

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By Napp Nazworth I was politics editor of The Christian Post from 2011 to 2019. I watched it go from anti-Trump to reluctant-Trump to pro-Trump. When leadership made it clear the site would pledge its allegiance to Trump, I faced a tough choice: Should I stay or should I go? This is the story of CP’s gradual descent …