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Sep21
CHINA FORBIDS CHILDREN TO ATTEND CHURCH

China’s Communist Party continues its attacks on churches and people of faith by banning children from churches. It seems the Party is seeing the effect God has on converts and wishes to reduce its impact. VAIB urges prayer for these brothers and sisters Christ to stand faithful and for God’s help in this time of oppression. Read more here:  https://www.onenewsnow.com/persecution/2017/09/11/china-children-not-allowed-at-church

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Sep20
POEM SENT HOME TO STUDENTS IN GEORGIA COMPARES GOD TO A MYTHICAL UNICORN

Parents in Georgia are outraged after their middle school students were forced to read a poem likening God to a mythical creature.  The poem contained lines such as “God is like a mythical creature, a unicorn with silver blood".  After receiving complaints, the principal and school board were very apologetic. “This was a mistake. In no way whatsoever would we want to defame God or go anywhere in that direction at the school,” stated the principal.  VAIB...

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Sep19
A CLOSER LOOK AT FREE SPEECH ON CAMPUS

Read this insightful article discussing the push on college campuses to force students to comply with "anti-discrimination" policies, thereby giving up a student's right to free speech.  VAIB stands with a student's First Amendment right to express their opinion even when their opinion may not line up with the majority.  Read more here:   http://www.adflegal.org/detailspages/blog-details/allianceedge/2017/08/31/students-is-your-school-asking-you-to-give-away-your-first-amendment-rights...

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Sep18
RECENT SURVEY RESULTS REGARDING ETHNICITY AND RELIGION

A recent survey finds that less than 50% of the population is comprised of white Christians.  The results are fueled by factors such as immigration and a rejection of religion in general.  VAIB is concerned about the lack of people who identify as Christians, as well as those who reject organized religion.  Read more here: http://www.richmond.com/news/latest-news/ap/survey-white-christians-are-now-a-minority-of-us-population/article_b902b67b-07bc-5cd3-8d8f-ee5f3838a685.html   ...

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Sep15
COURT STANDS BY REGULATION IN CA FORCING CHURCHES TO PAY FOR ABORTION

A law passed in California in 2014 forcing all organizations to provide abortion service based health care for their employees (including churches) will stand, despite efforts by churches in the state to claim exemption from such a law.  VAIB stands with churches in such cases like this as it "directly violates the Christian belief that human life is sacred and should be protected". Read more here: https://www.adflegal.org/detailspages/blog-details/allianceedge/2017/09/01/court-allows-regulation-to-stand-that-forces-churches-to-pay-for-abortions...

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Sep14
FIRST GRADE TEACHER FORBIDS STUDENTS TO TALK ABOUT GOD, JESUS, OR THE DEVIL

A first grade teacher in Indiana sent home a note to parents requesting that the children in her class not discuss God, Jesus, or the devil.  The note read "“With McCordsville Elementary being a public school, we have many different religions and beliefs, and I do not want to upset a child/parent because of these words being used,” the teacher wrote to parents. “If you go to church or discuss these things at home, please have a talk with your child about there being an appropriate...

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Sep13
ACLU BACKS MEASURE TO RESTRICT RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

ACLU is once again backing the "Do Not Harm Act", an amendment to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act which would force Christians to serve transgenders even when the service would conflict with their faith.  VAIB is against bills such as this that restricts the religious liberty of Christians, thereby forcing them to go against their beliefs and right of conscience. Read more here: https://www.onenewsnow.com/legal-courts/2017/08/31/aclu-backs-measure-confining-religious-freedom

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Sep12
PROPOSED BILL IN CA WOULD MAKE IT A CRIME FOR CAREGIVERS WHO REFUSE TO USE TRANSGENDER PRONOUNS

SB 219, a proposed bill in California, would fine or imprison nursing home caregivers if they do not use proper pronouns for transgender people.  As stated in the article "It doesn't sound very American. You go to jail if you say something someone doesn't want you to say .... You can be put in prison for saying what you think is true. This bill criminalizes speech .... If you use the wrong pronoun, you can be put in jail. That's grotesque."  VAIB is opposed to bills such...

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Sep11
ACTION ITEMS FOR CONGRESS IN SEPTEMBER

Congress only has twelve legislative days from the beginning of September to pass several very important measures.  Read the article below for highlights of the issues facing Congress through the end of their session: http://www.heritage.org/budget-and-spending/report/september-action-guide-congress-2017

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Sep08
CHURCH THREATENED IN MA FOR HELPING VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A church in Massachusetts who opened a women's shelter to help victims of domestic violence is facing a new law just passed in 2016 which threatens the women's safety.  The new law states that men have access to women's facilities and that churches must comply regardless of their religious beliefs.  VAIB supports the rights of churches in such cases to minister to the members of their communities according to their beliefs.  Additionally, VAIB supports the rights of individuals...

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Sep07
MN PARENT SUES AFTER LEARNING OF SEX CHANGE PROCEDURES PERFORMED ON HER CHILD WITHOUT PERMISSION

A parent in MN is suing the state after learning that local health officials were assisting her 17-year old son with sex change procedures without her permission.  The issue at stake is that "government agencies are deciding children under the age of 18 are emancipated from their parents without a court order, notice, or opportunity for the parents to be heard."  This violates the right to due process as guaranteed by the 14th amendment of the Constitution.  VAIB supports the rights...

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Sep06
LACEY PUTNEY, LONGEST SERVING DELEGATE, PASSES AWAY AT 89

Lacey Putney served as a delegate for fifty-two years. He did so with honor and distinction. He was nearing retirement when I came to the Capitol for VAIB in 2010. What struck me was his adherence to conservative principles. He was first elected as a Democrat. When the Democratic party moved from these principles, Del. Putney ran as an Independent. We, as Independent Baptists, have some understanding of that concept. As an Independent, Putney stood with the Republicans and was honored by them to serve...

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Sep05
PLANNED PARENTHOOD’S “HEALTHCARE” SERVICES 

Planned Parenthood claims that its healthcare treatment services are at the heart of most of its activities, however, a recent study finds that only 1% of activities are related to actual treatment.  As the leading abortion provider in the U.S., with 35% of the "market", the organization promotes itself as being "essential" to healthcare in order to justify the half-billion dollar tax payer funding.  VAIB stands opposed to any organization which performs abortion, as it is clear from Scripture...

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Sep04
KINDERGARTNER TEACHER READS TRANSGENDER BOOK TO STUDENTS WITHOUT PARENTAL NOTIFICATION

Parents in Rockland, CA recently had their say during a school board meeting to voice their concern over a book that was read to the entire class about transgenderism.  The book was given to the teacher by a transgender kindergarten student, and she saw no harm in reading it to the class.  However, upon finding out what took place, parents were upset.  "It's really about the parents being informed and involved and giving us the choice and rights of what's being introduced to...

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Sep01
THE IMPORTANCE OF PROTECTING FREEDOM OF CONSCIENCE IN HEALTHCARE

Read this insightful article summarizing the importance of protecting freedom of conscience for healthcare workers.  Healthcare professionals are increasingly under attack for practicing medicine in accordance with their moral and ethical beliefs.  VAIB stands with healthcare professionals for their right to conscience in upholding their beliefs when treating patients. Read the article here: http://www.adflegal.org/detailspages/blog-details/allianceedge/2017/08/11/here-s-why-we-must-protect-freedom-of-conscience-in-healthcare...

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Aug31
LEFTIST COLLEGE STUDENT JAILED FOR REGISTERING DECEASED DEMOCRATIC VOTERS

Andrew Spiles, a student at James Madison University, has been sentenced to 100 days in jail for voter fraud.  The 21-year-old was convicted of entering deceased names onto the voter roll in the 2016 Presidential election.  VAIB stands behind fair and truthful voter registration and rolls for the election process as determined by our forefathers.  Read more here: https://onenewsnow.com/legal-courts/2017/08/13/college-student-jailed-for-registering-dead-dems  

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Aug30
PLANNED PARENTHOOD BUDGETS $3,000,000 FOR VA GOVERNOR’S RACE

Planned Parenthood plans to spend 3 million dollars in the upcoming Virginia Governor's race in support of Ralph Northam, the Democratic candidate.  As part of the effort to back Northam, the organization also plans a 300,000 door-to-door campaign and 400,000 mail campaign.  Stay tuned to VAIB for the latest updates regarding the race for Governor in Virginia. Read more here: http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/ap/planned-parenthood-to-spend-m-on-virginia-governor-s-race/article_c012cea2-1829-5c6b-874e-21aa79f86a0d.html...

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Aug29
IDENTITY CRISIS FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY ON THE ISSUE OF ABORTION

This article summarizes the identity crisis facing the Democratic Party on the issue of abortion.  While Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez said "being pro-abortion was nonnegotiable for Democrats", there still remains some leaders in the party who identify as pro-life, creating quite a stir within the party as to their public stance on the issue of abortion.  VAIB supports the life of the unborn in all cases, and cannot support any candidate who is for abortion. Read the article...

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Aug28
TRUMP TO NOMINATE KANSAS GOVERNOR FOR AMBASSADOR OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

President Trump has announced his intentions to nominate Governor Samuel Brownback (R-Kansas) as the Ambassador At Large For International Religious Freedom.  As an Ambassador, Brownback will be assigned to protect the interests of people of faith when under attack.  VAIB supports the appointment of such an Ambassador to represent and come to the aid of persecuted Christians around the world. Read more here: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/08/13/religious-freedom-trump-taps-brownback-advocates-applaud/560408001/...

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Aug25
SENATOR GRAHAM INTRODUCES PARENTAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT

Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) has introduced a Parental Rights Amendment which would give protection rights to parents to direct the lives of their children without government interference.  The bill, known as S. J. 42, would guarantee the right "of loving parents to make the decisions of how to raise, educate, nurture, and care for their children".  VAIB fully supports legislation such as this to empower parents to raise their children without interference from the government. Read...

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Aug24
BRIDAL SHOP FORCED TO CLOSE DOORS FOR REFUSING SERVICE TO LESBIAN

A bridal shop in Pennsylvania has temporarily closed their doors after refusing service to a homosexual couple who wanted to buy a wedding gown.  As the article states, “The owners of W.W. Bridal Boutique reserve the rights afforded to them by the First Amendment of the Constitution to live out our lives according to our faith."  VAIB stands with the rights of Christian business owners who hold to traditional marriage and refuse service when it violates Biblical principles. Read more...

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Aug23
NORTHAM NOW LEADS GILLESPIE IN VIRGINIA GOVERNOR’S RACE

Two polls in recent days reveal that Ralph Northam (D) has as much as a six point lead over his contender, Ed Gillespie (R) in the race for Virginia’s next Governor.  Quinnipac University's poll has Northam leading 44 percent to 38 percent over Gillespie.  The election is still months away coming up on November 7th.  Stay tuned to VAIB for the latest election coverage. Read more here: http://wric.com/2017/08/09/two-new-polls-put-northam-ahead-of-gillespie-in-va-governor-race/...

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Aug22
EIGHT YEAR OLD TRANSGENDER STUDENT SUES PRIVATE SCHOOL

The parents of an eight year old in California are filing a lawsuit against Heritage Oak Private School for failure to allow their son to express his chosen gender identity as a female, resulting in "emotional distress and discrimination".  VAIB believes any private school should be able to reject students who do not hold to the natural position of students being male or female according to their birth biology. VAIB is also saddened by parents who encourage their child to be other than what God...

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Aug21
GOVERNMENT REFUSES TO INTERFERE IN CHURCH STAFFING DECISION

In 2015, a Presbyterian church in Kentucky fired their minister for the mishandling of church funds.  The minister in turn filed a defamation of character lawsuit against the church.  The Kentucky Court of Appeals, however, ruled in the church's favor, stating that the government has no right to tell churches who their leaders should or should not be.  VAIB stands with churches in cases such as this, as it "takes the religious mission out of the church's hands and puts it in...

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Aug18
MAYOR OF TOWN IN TENNESSEE REFUSES TO REMOVE BIBLE VERSE FROM COUNTY COURTHOUSE

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has filed a complaint with Henderson County in Tennessee because of a Bible verse inscribed on the cornerstone of the county courthouse which has been there for over 50 years.  The mayor, however, has no plans to remove the verse, stating that "Our community is based upon the belief of a true and living God".  VAIB supports the religious freedom in cases like this to display Bible verses on public property.   Read more here: http://christiannews.net/2017/07/31/mayor-defies-atheist-groups-demands-vows-to-keep-bible-verse-on-courthouse-wall/...

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Aug17
STUDENTS OUTRAGED AFTER UNIVERSITY MOVES 9-11 FLAG MEMORIAL

Students in the Young Americans for Freedom Chapter at Southern Methodist University are outraged after learning that their annual 9-11 flag display to honor the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks has been moved to a much less prominent area of the campus.  Grant Wolf, the leader of the Young Americans for Freedom chapter, is concerned that “The university’s statement is reflective of a larger problematic attitude present on college campuses nationwide that the presentation...

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Aug16
TRANSGENDER RESTROOM CASE SENT BACK TO LOWER COURT

A federal appeals court has returned the transgender restroom case involving a girl who identifies as a boy back to a lower court to consider if the case should be thrown out because the girl has now graduated from high school.  VAIB supports the safety and privacy of students in cases such as this to be able to use the restroom of their biological sex as created by God.  Read more here: http://christiannews.net/2017/08/03/appeals-court-sends-transgender-restroom-case-back-to-lower-court-to-determine-if-matter-moot/...

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Aug15
LACK OF FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS FOR CONSERVATIVES ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES

The lack of First Amendment rights for conservatives on college campuses has caught the attention of Congress.  Conservatives such as columnist Ben Shapiro appeared before a recent hearing in the House Oversight Committee in Congress who stated that this type of philosophy "ranks the value of a view not based on the logic or merit of the view, but on the level of victimization in American society experienced by the person espousing the view."  VAIB stands for the First Amendment rights of...

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Aug14
TRANSGENDER ACTIVISTS WANT TO UNDERMINE YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS

This article summarizes the agenda of radical feminists who realize that attacking the basic structure of the family (as defined by God) is the key to their success.  VAIB stands for the rights of parents to make decisions for their own families as ordained by God.  Read more here: http://dailysignal.com/2017/08/02/transgender-activists-seeking-undermine-parental-rights/

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Aug11
$50K DONATED TO TRANSGENDER CANDIDATE IN VIRGINIA

Danica Roem, a transgender Democratic nominee for the 13th District seat in the Virginia House of Delegates, received a $50,000 donation from the chairman of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund after Trump announced the transgender military ban.  Roem is challenging Delegate Robert G. Marshall, the incumbent Republican for his seat.  Stay tuned to VAIB for the latest in election races across the Commonwealth. Read more here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/transgender-va-candidate-on-trumps-military-ban-height-of-hypocrisy/2017/07/26/f155ca78-7251-11e7-9eac-d56bd5568db8_story.html?utm_term=.fa6d8a562fe8...

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Aug10
IMPORTANT VICTORIES IN THE DEBATE OVER STUDENT PRIVACY

This article summarizes important victories in the debate raging nationwide over student privacy.  VAIB stands for the rights of students' safety by advocating that a person use the bathroom and locker facilities according to their biological sex as endowed by God, our Creator. Read more here: https://www.adflegal.org/detailspages/blog-details/allianceedge/2017/06/20/two-important-victories-in-the-fight-for-student-privacy

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Aug09
TEXAS BILL WOULD REVOKE LICENSES OF MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS WHO PERFORM ABORTIONS

Rep. Valoree Swanson has introduced H.B. 86 in the Texas legislature which would revoke the licenses of physicians who perform abortions except in cases where the mother's life is at stake.  VAIB stands for the right to life of the unborn, and supports efforts such as this to stop the practice of abortion. Read more here: http://christiannews.net/2017/07/26/texas-bill-would-revoke-medical-licenses-of-physicians-who-perform-abortions/

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Aug08
TRUMP ADMINISTRATION CANCELS GRANT FOR PROGRAM THAT PROMOTES PROMISCUITY

The Trump administration recently canceled a federal grant for the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unwanted Pregnancy, a program which emphasizes sex education encouraging promiscuity and abortions should contraception fail.  As the article states, "taxpayers are really fed up with this kind of education and what it's been doing to our children all across America."  VAIB supports cancellation of any federal program that uses funds to promote promiscuity, standing with the Biblical...

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Aug07
MINNESOTA PUSHES GENDER IDENTITY DEBATE ON KINDERGARTNERS

Students from Kindergarten and up are being forced to learn gender identity pronouns so as not to offend or bully any transgender student in the state of Minnesota.  The Minnesota Department of Education Advisory Council voted an LGBT "toolkit" stating that "Gender identity does not correlate with sexual orientation."  VAIB is saddened to hear of such decisions which takes away the right to free speech of students and pushes an agenda which is against the Biblical definition of male and...

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Aug04
ARK ENCOUNTER THEME PARK RECLAIMS THE RAINBOW

The Ark Encounter theme park in Kentucky has begun lighting up the 510 foot long ark in rainbow colors “as a testament to the true meaning of the rainbow”.  The lighting of the ark gives an opportunity to share the gospel with others, and the park continues to display the lights every night.  VAIB supports efforts like this to direct the general public’s attention to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Read more here: https://www.onenewsnow.com/culture/2017/07/21/proclaiming-gods-promise-not-pride...

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Aug03
FREE SPEECH MATTERS ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES

Many college campuses are caving into student pressure from those who want to silence others who do not agree with their opinions, thus stifling other student and speakers’ rights to free speech. Read this eye-opening article which discusses the importance of free speech on college campuses.  http://dailysignal.com/2017/07/20/5-ways-convince-college-students-free-speech-matters/

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Aug02
ABC LABELS CHRISTIANS AS A HATE GROUP

According to ABC News, Christians who defend religious liberty are “hate groups”.   After a speech by Jeff Sessions to Alliance Defending Freedom, a firm that defends religious liberty, ABC news blasted Sessions in a headline entitled “Jeff Sessions addresses ‘anti-LGBT hate group’.  VAIB fully supports organizations such as Alliance Defending Freedom who support the First Amendment Right to the freedom of religion, and is saddened by ABC’s labeling...

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Aug01
FAMILY FORCED TO REMOVE ROADSIDE CROSS MEMORIALIZNG MOTHER

A family in Wisconsin has been forced by the Freedom from Religion Foundation to remove a cross placed at the roadside scene of an accident where that memorialized their mother.  The FFRF categorizes the display of the cross as “unconstitutional”.  VAIB supports the rights of families in such cases to freely display religious symbols in accordance with the First Amendment. Read more here: http://christiannews.net/2017/07/21/family-removes-roadside-cross-memorializing-mother-who-died-in-crash-following-atheist-complaint/...

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Jul31
GILLESPIE VS NORTHAM – THE FIRST DEBATE

Candidates Ed Gillespie (R)  and Lt. Governor Ralph Northam (D) traded jabs in the first scheduled gubernatorial debate.  The candidates hold widely different opinions on topics such as health care, immigration, President Trump, and the Virginia economy.  VAIB is committed to keeping you informed  with the latest updates on the upcoming elections. Read more here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/in-first-debate-gillespie-and-northam-tangle-over-trump-and-other-issues/2017/07/22/347872b8-6d72-11e7-96ab-5f38140b38cc_story.html?utm_term=.e03d12739ef7...

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Jul28
IN HAWAII, PRO-LIFE CENTERS NOW MUST ADVOCATE ABORTION

A new law in Hawaii mandates that pro-life centers must now advocate abortion. The law “forces pregnancy centers in the state to promote and advertise a website where women can go for abortion coverage”. VAIB is saddened to hear of such laws, as they violate the right to free speech and religion. Read more here: https://www.adflegal.org/detailspages/blog-details/allianceedge/2017/07/12/hawaii-passes-law-that-forces-pro-life-pregnancy-centers-to-advocate-for-abortion

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Jul27
DEMOCRATS VS REPUBLICANS ON RELIGION

A recent poll by the Pew Research Center finds that the Democratic Party is more opposed to religion than the Republican Party. This article outlines the trends of political parties regarding opposition to religion and the potential dangers in having a “pro-religion” vs “anti-religion” party system. VAIB stands with candidates who best reflect Biblical values and support the First Amendment. Read more here: https://www.onenewsnow.com/church/2017/07/14/poll-gop-vs-dems-is-really-religion-vs-anti-religion...

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Jul26
PRO-LIFE CLUB AT HIGH SCHOOL DENIED CHARTER DUE TO ITS “CONTROVERSIAL” STAND

A pro-life student club at a Pennsylvania high school has been denied its charter because the club is “too controversial”. However, other potentially “controversial” clubs such as the Gay Straight Alliance and Political Science Club received their charters with no problem. VAIB stands for the rights of students in situations such as this to hold club meetings that support and advance Biblical values in accordance with their freedom of religion as guaranteed by the First Amendment....

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Jul25
FAKE NEWS VS THE TRUTH

Be careful as you see political advertisements in the upcoming election season. Whether it is someone you support or oppose, seek out reputable news sources on the matter to ensure you are getting all the facts. Read how one PAC (political action committee) put out fake news for its candidate. http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/government-politics/how-a-shadowy-nonprofit-spent-k-in-virginia-s-governor/article_555f00d2-a3ca-57b2-9bf2-3b50e4803598.html?utm_source=WhatCountsEmail&utm_medium=_RTD%20Morning%20News&utm_campaign=_RTD%20Morning%20News%20Weekend...

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Jul24
RESTORING THE BIBLICAL VALUES OF AMERICA’S FOUNDERS

VAIB desires for America to return back to the principles as taught in the Bible. This article discusses the importance of Americans remembering our Biblical foundation in government, as well as the importance of correctly interpreting the First Amendment as Freedom OF religion, not Freedom FROM religion. Read more here: http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2017/07/19596/?utm_source=The+Witherspoon+Institute&utm_campaign=b2a3ad03da-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_15ce6af37b-b2a3ad03da-84167269...

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Jul21
UNIVERSITY DECIDES TO KEEP “RELIGIOUS SYMBOLS” ON CAMPUS (FOR NOW)

East Central University in Oklahoma has recently come under fire for passing a policy that all crosses, religious symbols, and Bibles be removed from a historic chapel on campus.  After complaints, they have decided to hold off on the removal of the religious symbols, citing that they will form a committee to study the issue further.  In cases such as this, VAIB stands for the religious liberty of public institutions to display religious symbols on campus. Read more here: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/07/01/university-screwed-up-wont-toss-out-bibles-or-crosses.html...

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Jul20
NYC TREATS 17 YEAR OLD HOMESCHOOLERS AS DROPOUTS?

New York City’s homeschooling department has notified parents of homeschoolers that “parents of 17-year-olds who fail to contact school officials will find that the students have been discharged from the city’s student tracking system.”  The HLDA (Homeschool Legal Defense Association) has written letters to the NYC department objecting to their attempt to discharge homeschool students.  VAIB stands with the rights of homeschool families in such cases to be treated...

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Jul19
“WE DON’T WORSHIP GOVERNMENT, WE WORSHIP GOD” SAYS TRUMP

During a recent speech at the Celebrate Freedom concert in Washington D.C., President Trump emphasized the role of God as being critical to our nation’s success.  “And above all else we know this: In America, we don’t worship government, we worship God,” stated Trump.  VAIB is thankful for a President and all governmental leaders who recognize God as our Creator and our belief in God as the basis of this great nation.  Read more here: http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/politics/2017/july/lsquo-in-america-we-don-rsquo-t-worship-government-we-worship-god-rsquo-says-trump-at-veterans-event...

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Jul18
HIGH SCHOOL AWARDS STUDENT FOR BEING A TRANSGENDER

A transgender high school student in Chicago has been awarded the John F. Kennedy medal of honor because of his push for coed bathrooms.  VAIB is disappointed to hear that a student is being rewarded for advocating policies that allow students of the opposite sex in public school restrooms. Read more here: https://www.onenewsnow.com/education/2017/07/05/high-school-awards-student-for-being-transgender

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Jul17
SHOULD HOMOSEXUAL RIGHTS TRUMP RELIGIOUS FREEDOM?

A recent poll reveals that many Americans are confused about whether homosexual rights should take precedence over religious freedom.  VAIB stands for the religious freedom of all individuals as set forth in the Constitution. Read more here: https://www.onenewsnow.com/culture/2017/07/05/sex-vs-religion

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Jul14
JOHN ADAMS WILL CHALLENGE ATTORNEY GENERAL MARK HERRING IN NOVEMBER

Read the latest information regarding John Adams, a Republican candidate running against Mark Herring (D) in the upcoming race for Attorney General in November.  Stay tuned to VAIB for the latest information on the November elections. Read more here: http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/government-politics/john-adams-the-political-opposite-of-attorney-general-mark-herring/article_90014365-a07a-540d-8b87-6fd9df5b896c.html

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Jul13
BERNIE SANDERS, THE LEFT, CHRISTIANITY AND THE CONSTITUTION

This editorial provides a look at how viciously the liberal left attack Christians and those who stand for Christian values. Is overt persecution coming? Read more here.   http://www.richmond.com/opinion/their-opinion/guest-columnists/john-kass-column-bernie-sanders-the-left-christianity-and-the/article_4e1fcc44-aa26-55d1-8722-4ca980b12635.html

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Jul12
CHRISTIAN BAKERS IN MISSISSIPPI WIN APPEAL PROTECTING FREEDOM OF CONSCIENCE ACT

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in Mississippi has ruled that Christian bakers have the right to deny service based upon their faith, thus upholding The Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act as passed by the Mississippi legislature in 2016. The Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act in Mississippi declares that the state cannot take discriminatory actions against faith-based businesses who may deny service based upon their sincerely held religious beliefs. ...

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Jul11
THE RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES

Read this insightful article by Chuck Grassley, a Republican senator from Iowa, who shares his views on how colleges should be taking a stand for free speech on campuses across America.  VAIB supports the First Amendment rights of college students and staff to share their opinions and beliefs with others without repercussion. Read more here: http://dailysignal.com/2017/06/21/free-speech-dying-college-campus-can-revive/

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Jul10
NEW LAWS IN EFFECT AS OF JULY 1st

The Virginia General Assembly has passed several new laws that are in affect as of July 1st, covering a wide range of topics.  Read more here: http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/salary-boost-for-va-workers-fines-for-left-lane-dawdlers/article_425e9766-38cb-508d-b467-018559a86253.html?utm_source=RTD%20Email

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Jul07
APOSTASY CANNOT UNSEAT THE TRUTH

An increasing number of churches are embracing homosexuality by reclassifying it as acceptable.  This article by Dr. Michael Brown points out that the trend of churches to embrace the sin of homosexuality does not validate their position as being the truth. As the article states, “to argue that greater acceptance of homosexuality by churches is proof of spiritual growth is like arguing that greater acceptance of obesity by doctors is a proof of medical progress. The reverse is actually...

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Jul06
BIDEN IN 2020?

According to a recent poll, former Vice President Biden is the top pick of Democrats to run in the presidential race in 2020.  Among Democrats polled, Biden captured 74% of respondents who favored him as a viable candidate.    Senator Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts ranked second, capturing 51%.  Stay tuned to VAIB for continuing election coverage. Read more here: https://www.onenewsnow.com/politics-govt/2017/06/21/biden-2020-poll-shows-ex-vp-is-dems-top-pick

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Jul05
DEMOCRATS UNIFIED FOR VIRGINIA GOVERNOR’S RACE

Democrats are rallying party members to become a unified force in defeating Ed Gillespie, the Republican candidate for Governor in November.  At the Jackson-Jefferson dinner held a few weeks ago, Attorney General Eric Holder, the keynote speaker, stated “Virginia finds itself at the epicenter of the political universe in 2017.”  The next Governor will have sway in the redistricting of legislative maps in 2021.  Stay tuned to VAIB for continuing election coverage. Read more...

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Jul04
AMERICA THE CRUCIBLE

“Make no mistake about it -- Christians, you are in a crucible. Who you really are will be revealed in this time.”  (Meeke Addison from the Urban Family Network).  Read this article outlining the importance of Christians under persecution to stand firmly for the principles outlined in God’s Word.  VAIB supports the religious freedoms of all citizens as protected by the First Amendment, and continues to adhere to our mission of helping churches and individuals to not...

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Jul03
PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY NOW ALLOWS BOYS IN GIRLS FACILITIES

The Prince William County school board has passed a policy that now allows boys to share locker rooms, bathrooms, and overnight lodging rooms with girls.  VAIB is disappointed by the actions of the Prince William County school board in changing its policy regarding transgender students. This has huge potential to allow students of the opposite sex in school locker rooms and restrooms. If you live in Prince William County, I suggest you contact the school board with your strong opposition to this...

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Jun30
U.S. ARMY’S TRANSGENDER POLICY INCLUDES HOW TO HANDLE MALE PREGNANCIES

The U.S. Army has begun mandatory transgender sensitivity training, including how to handle “males” who become pregnant.  “Transgender Soldiers with a medical condition, including pregnancy, will be treated the same as any other Soldier with that condition,” the module states.  VAIB believes all military and government policies in these areas should be based on traditional male and female genders. Read more here: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/06/16/armys-transgender-policy-includes-guidelines-on-male-pregnancies.html...

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Jun29
TEACHER IN MAINE BANNED FROM SAYING “I WILL PRAY FOR YOU” DURING PRIVATE CONVERSATION

The First Liberty Institute has filed a religious discrimination claim against a school district in Maine after a teacher was banned from making faith-based statements to others in private.  After telling a co-worker that she would pray for him, the school district ordered the teacher to never again make any faith-based statements on school grounds, even if in private.  VAIB stands for the religious freedoms of employees in such cases to make faith-based statements to others while at their...

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Jun28
OHIO LEGISTLATURE TAKES ANOTHER LOOK AT “HEARTBEAT BILL”

The Ohio legislature is once again considering a bill that would prohibit abortion if the baby’s heartbeat is detected.  This will be the fourth time that the bill has been considered.  VAIB stands for the rights of the unborn and supports bills such as this, as it is clear from scripture that life begins at conception. Read more here: https://www.onenewsnow.com/pro-life/2017/06/15/things-change-so-taking-another-look-at-heartbeat-bill

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Jun27
COREY STEWART CONSIDERING RUN AGAINST SENATOR TIM KAINE IN 2018

After coming so close to winning the Republican primary for Governor in Virginia, Corey Stewart is considering running against Senator Tim Kaine in 2018.  Stewart said he would take “a few weeks, a couple months maybe” to decide whether to challenge to Kaine.  Stay tuned to VAIB for the latest in election news. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/republican-corey-stewart-is-eyeing-senate-run-against-tim-kaine-in-2018/2017/06/14/dc361992-5143-11e7-91eb-9611861a988f_story.html?utm_term=.1cd868edcd79...

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Jun26
FEMINIST PROFESSOR STANDS AGAINST SPECIAL RIGHTS FOR TRANSGENDERS – HERE’S WHY

A feminist professor at The University of Arts in Philadelphia, PA is standing against the majority of the Democratic Party in her opposition of special rights for transgenders.  “In a democracy, everyone, no matter how nonconformist or eccentric, should be free from harassment and abuse. But at the same time, no one deserves special rights, protections, or privileges on the basis of their eccentricity”, she stated.  VAIB supports policies that reinforce a person’s biological...

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Jun23
CONCERNED CLERGY FOR CHOICE” LIBERAL GROUP IN FAVOR OF ABORTION

“Concerned Clergy for Choice”, a liberal group in New York, has surfaced in support for access to abortion and contraception. The group states that “people of all faiths believe in safe and legal abortion, access to contraception and sex education, and we know Planned Parenthood is an essential healthcare provider.” VAIB is opposed to any group that supports abortion, as it is clear from Scripture that life begins at conception. Read more here: http://christiannews.net/2017/05/25/new-york-concerned-clergy-for-choice-group-gathers-in-state-capitol-in-support-of-abortion-contraception/...

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Jun22
STUDENT GROUP CITED FOR HANDING OUT COPIES OF THE U.S. CONSTITUTION ON CAMPUS

Bunker Hill Community College in Boston has cited the “Young Americans for Liberty” student group in violation of the student code of conduct for passing out copies of the U.S. Constitution. Alliance for Defending Freedom is intervening on behalf of the student group’s First Amendment rights, stating that “while they deny the First Amendment rights of all students, they also give administrators unchecked power to particularly silence the ideas and groups that they do not...

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Jun21
LEFT-WING RELIGIOUS GROUP URGES SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION LEADERS TO PROCLAIM THAT HOMOSEXUALITY

“Faith In America”, a left-wing religious group, is urging the leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention to drop the categorization of homosexuality as a sin. The premise behind the request is to “end religious teachings that ‘justify marginalizing and discriminating against others,’ an obvious reference to homosexuals.” The Southern Baptist Convention leaders have so far refused to give into the request. VAIB stands with the Bible in its definition of homosexuality...

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Jun20
SUPREME COURT DENIES HEARING THE CASE OF COURT-MARTIALED CHRISTIAN MARINE

The U.S. Supreme court has denied to hear the case of a Marine who was court marshaled because she posted Bible verses in her work cubicle, refusing to remove them when directly ordered to do so by her superior. VAIB supports the religious rights of all military personnel in cases such as this to display Bible verses within their own workspace. Read more here: https://www.onenewsnow.com/legal-courts/2017/06/07/marines-religious-freedom-battle-comes-to-an-end

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Jun19
THOUSANDS OF NON-CITIZENS ON VOTER ROLLS IN VA

A recent report by Public Interest Legal Foundation, a conservative legal group, found that 5,556 voters were removed from the rolls because they are noncitizens. One third of those that were removed had already voted illegally in a past election. VAIB supports the right of every citizen to vote. Read more here: http://dailysignal.com/2017/05/30/report-finds-thousands-of-noncitizens-on-voter-rolls-in-virginia/?utm_source=TDS_Email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MorningBell&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTm1VeE1EYzBNamRqTURVeiIsInQiOiJ4Z2x5ZXZNMXJlWmJhTHBQME9aaVhpbDIwVHRGTVNhd2pFVFwvbTZRZ1VQbk1TcUJZdmE5YUdvZEg4NEVBMWVkSjRySFJRUUlMKzZsWmthT25NcjZUNERFbXBcL0lXSUh3SFJ5Z1FyZUpsbFpDd2Fna2hiYXB0TGJpMTFpck5QMVFUIn0%3D...

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Jun16
PARENTAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT TO BE REINTRODUCED IN BOTH HOUSES OF CONGRESS

Read this update by ParentalRights.org, which discusses the progress being made to protect parental rights across America, including the reintroduction of the Parental Rights Amendment to both houses of Congress.  VAIB stands for the rights of parents as granted by God to protect and decide what is best for their own children. Read more here: http://www.parentalrights.org/exciting_days

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Jun15
GRADUATION SPEECH BANNED AT SCHOOL BECAUSE IT IS “TOO RELIGIOUS”

A 13 year-old boy was told that he could not deliver his graduation speech on school property because his speech was “too religious”.  To combat the ban, the boy invited the entire audience across the street from the school to deliver his speech.  VAIB stands for the rights of students in cases such as this to free speech at graduation ceremonies. Read more here: https://www.onenewsnow.com/perspectives/todd-starnes/2017/05/26/boys-graduation-speech-pulled-over-christian-content?utm_source=OneNewsNow&utm_medium=email&utm_term=16787319&utm_content=25830388773196800&utm_campaign=29694...

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Jun14
STUDENTS FOR LIFE AT COLORADO UNIVERSITY DENIED FUNDING FOR BRINGING PRO-LIFE SPEAKER TO CAMPUS

A pro-life group at Colorado State University has been denied funding for bringing a pro-life speaker to campus, even though mandatory student fees have been paid.  College officials denied the funding because “The speaker might be ‘unbiased’ or might not make everyone ‘feel affirmed’.  However, the decision has been reversed thanks to a lawsuit filed on behalf of Alliance Defending Freedom, which stated that “the university cannot decide which viewpoints...

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Jun13
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE IN TX BEING SUED FOR ALLOWING PRAYER IN HIS COURTROOM

Judge Wayne Mack, a justice of the peace in Texas, is being sued for allowing chaplains to pray in his courtroom.  The First Liberty Institute is representing Mack, who is asking the federal court to dismiss the lawsuit, especially since Texas courts as well as the state legislation opens its sessions with prayer.  VAIB supports the allowance of prayer in courtrooms across the U.S., as a fundamental right given to its citizens. Read more here: https://www.onenewsnow.com/legal-courts/2017/05/31/first-liberty-defending-tx-judge-in-prayer-lawsuit...

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Jun12
CHRISTIAN FARMER BANNED FROM SELLING PRODUCE AT LOCAL FARMER’S MARKET

A farmer in Michigan is suing the city of East Lansing, MI for religious discrimination after being put on notice that he can no longer sell his produce in the local farmer’s market.  After posting views regarding traditional marriage on his farm’s Facebook page, the city voted to ban him from participating because of an anti-discrimination law that includes sexual orientation.  VAIB stands for the religious freedom of business owners in such cases to express their viewpoints...

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Jun09
HORRIFIC VIDEO FROM ABORTION CONFERENCE MOCKS THE SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE

Newly released video from the National Abortion Federation conventions held in 2014-2015 have pro-life supporters in an uproar due to the complete disregard of the sanctity of human life as discussed by Planned Parenthood officials in the video.  Statements such as “an eyeball just fell into my lap, and that is gross”, followed by crowd laughter has once again put the spotlight on the role of Planned Parenthood in performing abortions.  Even more disturbing, the state of California...

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Jun08
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION ATTEMPTS TO SHUT DOWN BIBLE STUDY BEING HELD IN NEIGHBORHOOD CLUBHOUSE

An atheist in Bakersfield, CA has convinced his homeowners association to shut down a Bible study being held in the neighborhood clubhouse.  Prior to the complaint, the men’s weekly Bible study had been held for almost ten years.  The Bible study group, comprised of many seniors who can no longer drive,  is now suing the homeowners association for religious discrimination.  VAIB supports the rights of citizens in such cases to hold Bible studies and other religious types...

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Jun07
CITY WILL NOT REMOVE CROSS FROM PUBLIC PARK AFTER PRESSURE FROM ATHIESTS

Officials in Neosho, MO have refused to remove a cross from a public park that has been in place since 1930.  The Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter to the city council requesting removal of the cross, stating that “the figure violates the U.S. Constitution because its public location sends the message that the government endorses Christianity”.   The council voted against the removal of the cross, citing that the letter from the FFRF did not provide a legal...

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Jun06
VA DEMOCRATS WHO NEVER HELD OFFICE IN THE RUNNING FOR LT. GOVERNOR

Three democrats who have never held public office are in the running for Virginia’s next LT. Governor.  The primary to be held on June 13, will feature the names of Justin Fairfax, Susan Platt, and Gene Rossi, all with varied backgrounds and political experience.  The winner of the June 13 primary will face one of three state lawmakers seeking the GOP nomination: Del. Glenn R. Davis Jr. (Virginia Beach), Senator Bryce E. Reeves (Spotsylvania) and Senator Jill Holtzman Vogel (Fauquier). ...

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Jun05
TX GOVERNOR SIGNS BILL TO PROTECT SERMONS

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed Senate Bill 24 into law, thereby protecting pastor’s sermons from being subpoenaed by the state.  The law is in response to Houston’s homosexual mayor who years ago required that pastors hand over their sermons to the state for inspection because of their biblical stand against homosexuality.  The Governor stated that pastors will now “be shielded by any effort by any other government official in any other part of the state of Texas...

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Jun02
- FRESNO CA APPROVES “IN GOD WE TRUST” DISPLAY IN ITS CITY HALL

The Fresno city council has unanimously passed a resolution to add "In God We Trust", the national motto, to its walls in city hall.  VAIB supports the display of the national motto. Read more here: http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2017/may/fresno-says-yes-to-god-displaying-national-motto-in-city-hall

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Jun01
CHRISTIAN TEACHER’S POSITION REINSTATED AFTER NJ COURT RULES IN HIS FAVOR

A Christian teacher in New Jersey will be returning to his position after a New Jersey court ruled that he was wrongly discriminated against after giving a student a Bible upon the student's own request.  VAIB supports the religious liberty of teachers in cases such as this to freely share their beliefs without fear of persecution. Read more here: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/05/12/victory-teacher-fired-for-giving-student-bible-gets-job-back.html

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May31
VICE PRESIDENT PENCE - “AMERICA WILL STAND BY FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST”

Vice President Pence recently appeared at the World Summit In Defense of Persecuted Christians in Washington D.C.  The summit is designed to bring attention to the persecution of Christians world-wide, including Christian business owners in the United States who are being sued due to their Biblical convictions.  Pence stated "He's made it clear that America will stand by followers of Christ in this hour of need."  VAIB fully supports summits such as this which seek to preserve the...

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May30
PARENTS CONCERNED ABOUT ISLAMIC INDOCTRINATION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Parents across the United States are becoming increasingly concerned about "multicultarism" - politically correct curriculum that incorporates a "cleaned-up version of Islam that avoids telling the truth about its violent doctrine and track record."  At the heart of most of the issues are text-books that paint Islam as a religion of "peace", while leaving out Islam's violent history.  Those who speak out against such texts are then labeled as "bigots".  VAIB upholds the Christian...

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May29
CHRISTIAN BUSINESS IN KY WINS APPEAL AFTER LAWSUIT BY HOMOSEXUAL GROUP

Hands On Originals, a Christian owned T-shirt printing business, has won an appeal supporting their right to decline business to a homosexual group based upon their Biblical convictions.  The Gay and Lesbian Services Organization approached the company in 2012 with a request to print "gay pride" T-shirts for their upcoming event, and filed a law suit against Hand On Originals when they were refused service.  VAIB supports the rights of Christian business owners in cases like this to...

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May26
150 HOMOSEXUAL CLERGY MEMBERS DEMAND ORDINATION FROM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

The United Methodist Queer Clergy Caucus (UMQCC) is demanding that the United Methodist Church leaders recognize LGBT ordination, even though the Bible clearly condemns homosexuality.  The UMQCC states that the issue is a “civil rights matter in the name of tolerance and inclusion”.  VAIB opposes the ordination of anyone who lives in open sin, such as homosexuality. Read more here: https://www.onenewsnow.com/church/2017/04/24/150-queer-umc-clergy-demand-lgbt-ordination

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May25
SIX COURT CASES THAT COULD CHANGE AMERICA

Read this insightful article by The First Liberty Institute highlighting six different court cases that affect religious liberty.  VAIB urges you to pray for these cases, as they are “especially significant due to their potential for setting precedent which will affect the religious liberties of American citizens for years to come.”  Read more here: http://firstliberty.org/newsroom/six-first-liberty-cases-that-will-change-america/

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May24
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE DENIES PERMIT TO CHRISTIAN GEOLOGIST

The National Park Service has denied a research permit to a geologist because of his Christian beliefs.  Although the geologist holds a Ph. D. in geology and has excellent credentials, he was denied the research permit due to his belief about the Earth’s beginnings.    VAIB supports the rights of professionals in cases such as this who clearly hold the proper credentials professionally but are being discriminated against due to their Christian beliefs. https://www.adflegal.org/detailspages/press-release-details/national-park-service-research-in-grand-canyon-okay-for-geologists-but-not-christian-ones...

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May23
OKLAHOMA HOUSE PASSES RESOLUTION TO STOP THE MURDER OF UNBORN CHILDREN

House Resolution has been approved by the Oklahoma House of Representatives  “directing every public official in Oklahoma to exercise their authority to stop [the] murder of unborn children by abortion.”  Although a resolution holds no force of law and only serves as a “statement”, VAIB is encouraged to hear of resolutions such as this which recognizes the sanctity of life in the womb. http://christiannews.net/2017/05/09/oklahoma-house-passes-resolution-to-stop-murder-of-unborn-children/...

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May22
CHRISTIANS IN INDIANA FIGHT EXISTING “HUMAN RIGHTS” LAWS OVER RIGHTS OF CONSCIENCE CLAUSE IN STATE C

Article 1, Section 3 of the Indiana State Constitution states "No law shall, in any case whatever, control the free exercise and enjoyment of religious opinions, or interfere with the rights of conscience."  The Indiana Family Institute and the American Family Association of Indiana are suing several cities and municipalities, in opposition to  existing "human rights" laws that punish people for not believing the way the LGBT movement says they should believe.  VAIB works in Virginia...

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May19
COLORADO CONSIDERS BILL TO LOWER AGE OF CONSENT TO TEN FOR CHILDREN WHO NEED PSYCHIATRIC THERAPY

House Bill 17-1320 in Colorado has been introduced in an effort to “reduce suicide rates”.  The bill would allow a ten year old child to provide consent without parental notification to psychiatric therapy, regardless of the fact that the child is not of legal age to sign any kind of document.  VAIB is opposed to bills of this type that strip away the rights of parents in caring for their own children.  Read more here: https://www.onenewsnow.com/politics-govt/2017/04/24/breaking-trust-isnt-a-solution...

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May18
CAMPUS FREE SPEECH ACT TO BE INTRODUCED IN WISCONSIN

The “Campus Free Speech Act” is being introduced in Wisconsin, which will protect the rights of students on college campuses to freely express their beliefs without fear of retribution from the university or others on the campus.  The act also calls for universities to remain neutral while providing an avenue for students to respectfully disagree on issues.  VAIB supports bills such as this type that foster the protection of the right to freedom of speech and religion. Read more...

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May17
NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY STUDENT ORDERED TO NOT READ BIBLE BEFORE CLASS

A professor at Northern Arizona University has ordered a student to refrain from reading the Bible before History class.  The professor, who teaches another class on feminism and queer theory, has also taken issue with the student in the past based upon the student’s views of assimilation.  VAIB supports the rights of students to read the Bible in public settings, especially in cases such as this, where the student is reading on his own time and puts the Bible away before class starts....

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May16
200,000 BABY SOCKS PLACED ON U.S. CAPITOL LAWN BY PRO-LIFE GROUPS

On April 26th, Students for Life of America, a pro-life group, placed approximately 200,000 baby socks on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol.  The placement of the socks was an effort to call attention to the number of Planned Parenthood abortions each year.  VAIB supports efforts by pro-life groups to raise awareness of the magnitude of innocent lives taken by abortion. Read more here: http://www.christianheadlines.com/news/pro-life-groups-deliver-200-000-baby-socks-to-u-s-capitol.html

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May15
TEACHERS IN CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOL URGED TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR STUDENTS PROMOTING HETEROSEXUALITY

Three teachers in a Chicago Public school are urging their fellow faculty members to be on the lookout for students who discuss heterosexuality as “normal”.  According to the article, the teachers wish to “train other staff members to step in and to interrupt if they hear students say that the human species is composed of two sexes and that homoerotic activity is not normal, natural, good or moral”.  In all cases, VAIB stands against any effort to promote homosexuality,...

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May12
DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE NORTHAM PROVIDES SUPPORT FOR GAY RIGHTS IN HIS FIRST TV AD

Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph S. Northam has released its first TV ad, highlighting gay marriage and other issues such as gun violence and opposition to President Donald Trump.  The ad features Northam’s support for Tim Bostic and Tony London, a gay couple who successfully sued to end Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage.  VAIB cannot support any candidate who promotes this sin, as homosexuality is clearly condemned in the Bible.  Stay tuned to VAIB for coverage on candidate’s...

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May11
TRUMP CABINET MEMBERS HOLD WEEKLY BIBLE STUDIES & PRAYER MEETINGS

Members of President Trump’s cabinet are holding weekly prayer meetings and Bible studies.  The meetings are hosted by Capitol Ministries, and are attended by sponsors such as Vice President Pence; Secretaries Betsy DeVos, Ben Carson, Sonny Perdue, Rick Perry, Tom Price and Jeff Sessions; EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and CIA Director Mike Pompeo. VAIB is encouraged by those in Washington, D.C. who are seeking God’s help in leading our nation. Read more here: http://www1.cbn.com/beltwaybuzz/archive/2017/04/24/trump-cabinet-members-praying-studying-the-bible-together...

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May10
TRANSGENDER IDEOLOGY

While we can easily label sin as sin, there is still the need to be informed on the transgender issue. Walt Heyer gives some good insights into the current trends in this area as a person who became transgender, realized the futility and error of doing so, and then reverted back to his biological sex. Yet, there were and continue to be consequences for Walt. This article is an effort to expose the false narrative being pushed by those who support transgender ideology. Eddy Aliff, Executive Director...

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May09
MAN IDENTIFYING AS A WOMAN SUES STATE OF IDAHO REGARDING BIRTH CERTFICATE

A man who identifies as a woman has sued the state of Idaho because the state refuses to change his birth certificate from male to female.  The man is seeking to force the state to issue amended birth certificates based upon gender identification.  In these types of cases, VAIB supports the enforcement of legal identification that aligns with the person’s biological sex. Read more here: http://christiannews.net/2017/04/22/man-who-identifies-as-woman-sues-state-of-idaho-over-refusal-to-change-birth-certificate/...

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May08
FAMILY FOUNDATION CHALLENGES MCAULIFFE ADMINISTRATION OVER VIOLATIONS OF STATE LAW BY THE HEALTH DEP

The Family Foundation has challenged the McAuliffe administration in court, citing multiple violations of regulatory state laws by the health department over the abortion center health and safety standards.  Victoria Cobb of the Family Foundation states "If allowed to stand, the McAuliffe administration has invented a new way to regulate in Virginia that essentially blocks the public and the regulated entities from due process.”  VAIB stands against abortion in all cases but supports...

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May05
PERRIELLO GETS BIG DONATIONS FROM GEORGE SOROS IN BID FOR VIRGINIA GOVERNOR’S RACE

Liberal activist George Soros has donated $250,000 to Tom Perriello (D) in his bid for Virginia’s next governor.  According to the article, Perriello also received contributions from some of Charlottesville’s celebrities: $25,000 from best-selling author John Grisham and $12,500 from members of the Dave Matthews Band. In the Republican primary field, Ed Gillespie is the top Republican fundraiser in the three-person contest, with contributions from former President George W. Bush ($25,000)...

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