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Nov02
Changing the Rules: Attempt to Make Abortion Centers Even Less Safe

This summer, the Virginia Board of Health announced it would revisit regulations for licensure of abortion facilities “that perform five or more first trimester abortions per month.” The Board of Health will “amend the regulation after assessment and receipt of public comment.” In a brazen move, the Board of Health offered no specific changes for Virginians to respond to. The goal of Governor Northam’s pro-abortion administration is clear: to claw back common-sense health...

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Oct25
Push for Casinos Intensifies in Virginia

Push for Casinos Intensifies in Virginia By Eddy Aliff, Executive Director, Virginia Assembly of Independent Baptists October 24, 2018 Since September, I have been contacted by several pastors in Bristol, Virginia, who are concerned about a casino being built there. An article in the Bristol Herald Courier dated September 6 details how two local businessmen want to turn a vacant retail center into a casino, touting the increase in jobs and revenue to the area. This part of the state truly has...

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Oct16
VAIB Voter Guide: Please Share Immediately

Who will represent YOUR values in Washington? Use this link to see where the candidates stand on the issues YOU care about. Please share this voter guide with others who cherish our First Amendment right to exercise religion freely. The VAIB does not endorse candidates. We DO advocate for religious liberty. This voter guide will help you understand how others have (and likely will) treat your constitutional rights. Take action today to make sure like-minded friends, family, and others in your circle...

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Oct13
Religious Liberty Violated at Legislative Birthplace

Drafted in 1777, the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom is the second of three accomplishments Jefferson chose for his epitaph. He wrote his precedent-setting document in Fredericksburg, Virginia, where today an 80-year-old semi-retired pastor and his wife face eviction for studying the Word of God with their friends. Residents at The Evergreens asked Pastor Hauge to start the Bible study. Originally scheduled in the commons (which also can be reserved for gambling, parties, weddings, showers,...

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Sep28
TEXAS JUDGE STRIKES DOWN LAW REQUIRING ABORTED BABIES TO BE BURIED OR CREAMATED

A judge in Texas has put a stop to a law that would require aborted babies to be buried or cremated instead of being discarded as medical waste.  The judge's ruling was based upon the fact that it places an extra burden on a women's right to abortion.  Read more here: https://christiannews.net/2018/09/11/judge-strikes-down-texas-law-requiring-burial-cremation-of-aborted-babies-as-burden-on-right-to-abortion/

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Sep27
PASTOR IN FREDERICKSBURG FACES EVICTION FOR HOLDING HOME BIBLE STUDY

Pastor Ken Hague is facing possible eviction after a resident complained to the senior living management company about holding Bible studies in his home.  Pastor Hague is fighting the eviction under the protection of the Fair Housing Act as well as his First Amendment rights.  Read more here: https://www.toddstarnes.com/faith/pastor-faces-eviction-for-hosting-home-bible-study/

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Sep26
TEXAS SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS RIGHT TO DISPLAY BIBLE VERSES AT FOOTBALL GAMES

The Texas Supreme court has upheld the rights of cheerleaders to paint Bible verses on run-through banners for a Texas-based high school team, upholding the ruling that the banners cannot be categorized as public speech.  Read more here: https://www.onenewsnow.com/legal-courts/2018/09/11/faithful-cheerleaders-win-major-court-battle

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Sep25
THE DANGER OF GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS

Read this eye-opening article about the danger of sending our children to public schools, where they are increasingly being taught anti-Biblical principles. https://stream.org/get-your-kids-out-of-government-schools-right-now-today/

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Sep24
RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION ON THE RISE IN CHINA

Read the article below summarizing the increase in religious persecution on Christians in China.  VAIB continues to pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ in America as well as other countries. https://www.frc.org/get.cfm?i=WA18I12&f=WU18I04

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Sep21
STUDENTS IN LOUISIANA ORDERED TO SPRAY PAINT OVER CHRISTIAN AD IN END ZONE

High school students in Louisiana were ordered to spray paint over an advertisement for a Christian-based gym after a complaint that the ad was an "improper endorsement of religion".  The ad was fully paid for under a contract but was still removed, despite a temporary ruling by a judge to halt the removal.  Read more here: https://www.toddstarnes.com/campus/students-ordered-to-spray-paint-over-the-name-of-christ-on-football-field/

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Sep20
TIM KAINE FOCUSES ON BOLSTERING OTHER DEMOCRATIC RACES IN VIRGINIA

The article below provides an update on the campaign activity of Senator Tim Kaine (D), who is running for re-election.  The article also provides insight into the campaign activity of Democratic candidates across the state of Virginia who are working to regain seats in the House.  Read more below and stay tuned to VAIB for the latest in election news: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/kaine-far-ahead-in-his-senate-race-tries-to-expand-the-map-in-virginia-for-other-democrats/2018/09/08/a861a608-ac83-11e8-8a0c-70b618c98d3c_story.html?utm_term=.a135b46f272c...

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Sep19
AN OP-ED ON A WHY CHRISTIANS MUST VOTE TO PRESERVE OUR LIBERTY

The following is an op-ed on the need for Christians to vote in the November (and all other) elections. While the writer mentions a candidate for the Fourth District Congressional District, VAIB does not endorse this candidate or any candidate. It is your responsibility to be informed on the candidates and vote, a point on which VAIB is in agreement. Read more here. https://www.westernjournal.com/opinion-americas-churches-must-act-preserve-liberty/

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Sep18
CALIFORNIA’S CONTROVERSIAL AB 2943 BILL HAS BEEN PULLED

VAIB is rejoicing after learning that the controversial AB 2943 in California has been pulled at the last minute due to such a strong response from Christians.  The bill would have made it illegal for counselors, pastors or any other religious leader to conduct Biblical counseling for someone struggling with sexuality.  We are grateful for the Christians across the nation who have responded to oppose this bill, and also for the response of the sponsor of the bill who took into account the...

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Sep17
U.S. CIRCUIT COURT RULES “IN GOD WE TRUST” ON CURRENCY IS CONSTITUTIONAL

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the use of "IN GOD WE TRUST" on U.S. currency is constitutional.  The ruling comes as a result of a lawsuit filed by atheist groups claiming that the statement was a violation of their First Amendment rights.  Read more here: http://cpcfoundation.com/in-god-we-trust-motto-on-currency-deemed-constitutional-by-court-after-atheists-complain/

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Sep14
U.S. APPEALS COURT IN ALABAMA UPHOLDS ABORTION DISMEMBERMENT

A U.S. Appeals Court in Alabama recently ruled in favor of allowing dismemberment abortions after the state tried to enforce a 2016 law criminalizing the procedure.  Read the article here: https://christiannews.net/2018/08/26/u-s-appeals-court-finds-alabama-dismemberment-abortion-ban-unconstitutional/

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Sep13
CHURCH IN NORTH CAROLINA FIGHTS DISCRIMINATORY ZONING LAWS

Read this encouraging article about a church in Monroe, NC that fought a discriminatory zoning law prohibiting it from renting a building for its worship services. https://adflegal.org/detailspages/blog-details/allianceedge/2018/08/23/here-s-what-happened-when-this-north-carolina-church-stood-up-to-discrimination

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Sep12
HOME SCHOOL FAMILIES IN NEW MEXICO PUSH BACK OVER “RULES” NOT SUPPORTED BY STATE LAW

Home schooled families in New Mexico are fighting back after the state attempted to comply with statements that are not supported by state law.  The Homeschool Legal Defense Association has become involved in an effort to invoke help from state legislators regarding this matter.  Read more here: https://www.onenewsnow.com/education/2018/08/24/homeschooling-families-push-back-over-11-statements

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Sep11
FIRST DEBATE SCHEDULED FOR VIRGINIA’S 2ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT RACE

The first debate between Congressman Scott Taylor (R-Virginia Beach) and Elaine Luria (D) has been scheduled for October 30th.  Read below for further details on the upcoming debate: https://www.wavy.com/news/politics/first-debate-between-rep-taylor-and-democratic-opponent-scheduled/1372663332

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Sep10
VA CANDIDATES FOR SENATE RACE PARTICIPATE IN LABOR DAY FESTIVITIES

Three U.S. Senate candidates running for a Virginia seat all participated in Labor Day festivities in Buena Vista VA.  Read the following article for a summary of their standing on political issues here: https://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/government-politics/tim-kaine-corey-stewart-other-candidates-put-politics-on-parade/article_691fde2d-bc9e-5824-9b1e-a18189c85dd6.html

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Sep07
SHERIFF’S OFFICE IN OHIO ASKED TO REMOVE “FOR GOD AND COUNTRY” PATCHES FROM UNIFORM

Freedom From Religion has petitioned the Sidney Ohio sheriff's office asking them to remove patches from their uniforms that read "For God And Country", stating that the patches promote religion.  The Sheriff's office has yet to respond to the petition.  Read more here: https://christiannews.net/2018/08/11/freedom-from-religion-foundation-wants-sheriffs-office-to-remove-for-god-and-country-patches/

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Sep06
THE LATEST ON CALIFORNIA’S AB2943

Churches across the nation are expressing great concern over California's Assembly Bill 2943, which would outlaw clergy members from speaking against homosexuality or transgender issues.  This is a critical issue and is being watched closely by VAIB.  Read more here:  http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/08/22/todd-starnes-california-dems-prepare-for-crackdown-on-churches.html

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Sep05
UPDATE ON U.S. SENATE RACE IN VIRGINIA

Democratic Senator Tim Kaine is wasting no time running TV ads to defend his economic record after attacks from Republican Corey Stewart.  Read more here and stay tuned to VAIB for the latest election news. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/va-sen-kaines-first-tv-ads-focus-on-economic-record-amid-attacks-from-republican-stewart/2018/08/03/401ba066-9749-11e8-8ffb-5de6d5e49ada_story.html?utm_term=.04ea0680456e

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Sep04
“EVERY THREE DAYS” - AN UPDATE ON PARENTAL RIGHTS ISSUES

Read this disturbing article outlining several cases of violation of parental rights across the U.S.   https://parentalrights.org/every-three-days/  

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Sep03
DRAG QUEEN STORY HOUR NOW BEING ENDORSED BY SOME PUBLIC SCHOOLS

"Drag Queen Story Hour", a program targeted from pre-school to eight year olds, is now being endorsed by the American Library Association.  The program consists of a man dressed in women's clothing who reads LGBTQ books to children at public libraries.  The program is now being welcomed in some public school system settings.  Read more here: https://www.onenewsnow.com/education/2018/08/17/ala-endorses-reading-sessions-hosted-by-drag-queens

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Aug31
“QUEER ECOLOGIES” COLLEGE COURSE OFFERED IN NEW YORK

A college in Manhattan, New York is offering a course entitled "Queer Ecologies" with a goal of teaching that heterosexuality is not necessarily the "norm".  Read more here: https://www.onenewsnow.com/education/2018/08/16/queer-ecologies-course-offered-at-ny-college

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Aug30
DESPITE SUPREME COURT RULING, COLORADO BAKER IS STILL BEING TARGETED BY THE STATE

In June of this year, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Colorado baker Jack Phillips, verifying that the state of Colorado had been hostile towards his freedom of religion.  However, even after the ruling, the state has once again filed a complaint against Phillips for not creating a cake in celebration of a transgender surgery.  Read more here: https://adflegal.org/enough-is-enough

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Aug29
AIR FORCE GENERAL ATTACKED BY EXTREMIST GROUP FOR PRAYING FOR OTHERS

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation is a radical organization that scours military bases looking for public displays of the Christian faith.  Upon learning about a website called "prayatlunch.us", the organization viciously attacked Admiral Col John Teichert, the owner of the website which encourages Christians to pray at lunchtime for our leaders.  The organization went as far as to state that Teichert should spend time in prison for his beliefs.  Read more here: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/08/14/todd-starnes-air-force-general-is-attacked-by-extremist-group-because-prays-for-others.html...

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Aug28
TIGHT RACE IN VIRGINIA’S 7TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

Republican Congressman Dave Brat has represented the 7th District for the past four years, however, he is being challenged by Abigail Spanberger, a Democrat, who is looking to unseat him in what appears to be a very tight race.  Stay tuned to VAIB for further election updates.  Read more about this race here: http://www.nbc12.com/story/38894035/could-virginias-7th-district-turn-blue-hotly-contested-race-a-toss-up

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Aug27
PRESIDENT TRUMP SHIELDS RELIGIOUS CONTRACTORS FROM LGBT LAWSUITS

Following a directive from President Trump, the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has mandated that contractors who refuse to provide service to LGBT customers due to their religious beliefs cannot be punished.  Read more here: https://www.onenewsnow.com/church/2018/08/14/trump-shields-religious-contractors-from-lgbt-suits

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Aug24
COMPANY IN CALIFORNIA REMOVES RELIGIOUS BILLBOARD AFTER RECEIVING THREATS

A billboard containing the image of a preacher holding the Bible to advertise a Christian event has been removed after receiving complaints and a threat.  The majority of the issue revolved around the fact that the sign was "too religious", even though the event it is advertising is a religious event.  Read more here: https://christiannews.net/2018/08/09/real-estate-company-removes-billboard-containing-bible-preaching-imagery-following-complaints-threat/

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Aug23
SESSIONS CALLS OUT SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER FOR USING HATE SPEECH

At a recent religious liberty summit, Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke out against the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization that is supposed to target radical hate groups.  The liberal center is now targeting any group it opposes, namely conservative groups who stand for religious liberty and free speech.  Read more here: https://www.dailysignal.com/2018/08/08/sessions-calls-out-southern-poverty-law-center-for-using-hate-group-label-to-bully-conservatives/

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Aug22
PLANNED PARENTHOOD SUING SOUTH CAROLINA

Governor McMaster of South Carolina has directed the Department of Health and Human Services to cancel Medicaid enrollment for any facility that provides abortions, stating that such facilities are “unqualified to provide family planning services”.  As a result, Planned Parenthood is suing the state.  Read more here:  https://christiannews.net/2018/08/01/planned-parenthood-sues-south-carolina-for-ending-medicaid-funding-to-abortion-facilities/

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Aug21
VOTING WITH GODLY WISDOM

Read this helpful article summarizing the importance of Christian voters potential impact on mid-term elections by researching candidates' positions and praying before placing their vote.  Read more here: https://www.onenewsnow.com/church/2018/08/03/voting-with-knowledge-and-godly-wisdom

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Aug20
THE EROSION OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

This insightful article addresses many examples of how our religious freedoms are being eroded worldwide.  Read the article here: https://www.dailysignal.com/2018/08/06/how-religious-freedom-erodes-one-step-at-a-time/

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Aug17
HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN RELEASES GUIDE AIMED AT “LGBTQ EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS”

The Human Rights Campaign has released a new guide entitled "Coming Home to Evangelism and to Self", encouraging LGBTQ church members to embrace the homosexual lifestyle by allowing open practice of it as a church member.  As the article states,  "The Bible only affirms heterosexuality, which means the LGBT lobby is trying to convert Christians to desert Scripture".  Read more here: https://www.onenewsnow.com/church/2018/07/17/gay-identity-christianity-incompatible

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Aug16
PLANNED PARENTHOOD IN NYC REMOVES PROFANITY-LADEN VIDEO

Planned Parenthood in New York City has removed an offensive, profanity-laden video from its YouTube channel, designed to promote the idea that a person should be able to have sex with whomever they want, hoping to increase donations to the organization.  Read more here: https://christiannews.net/2018/07/24/planned-parenthood-nyc-takes-down-profanity-laden-video-seeking-to-protect-right-freedom-to-fornicate/

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Aug15
NEW SEX ED LAW IN INDIANA INVOKES GREATER PARENT INVOLVEMENT

A new sex ed law in Indiana requires that parents sign two written consent request forms before any sex ed course can be taught to a student.  VAIB hopes to see similar laws passed in Virginia. Click the link below to read more. https://www.onenewsnow.com/education/2018/07/30/indiana-involving-parents-in-their-kids-education

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Aug14
PARENTAL RIGHTS AND RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

Read this article for an update on parental rights, as addressed during the recent  U.S. State Department’s “Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom” event.  The event was attended by such Christian-based organizations as Alliance Defending Freedom and the James Dobson Family Institute.  Click below to read the article: http://adflegal.org/detailspages/press-release-details/adf-international-addresses-parental-rights-during-state-department-religious-freedom-event...

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Aug13
REPUBLICAN DELEGATE GREG HABEEB RESIGNING

Del. Greg Habeeb, R-Salem, will be resigning effective August 31, 2018.  A special election will be held to elect a new delegate, ushering in an opportunity for Democrats to potentially upset the 51-49 Republican majority in the Virginia House. Read more here: https://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/government-politics/general-assembly/republican-to-resign-from-virginia-house-of-delegates-raising-chance/article_3f5226ed-4bc3-552a-8270-0231ec74a079.html

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Aug10
U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL SESSIONS SPEAKS OUT IN SUPPORT OF FREE SPEECH ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently spoke to the Turning Point USA High School Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., warning the attendees of the increasingly hostile environment on college campuses against conservative students.  Read more here: https://www.dailysignal.com/2018/07/24/a-threat-to-our-freedom-jeff-sessions-warns-of-hostile-environment-on-college-campuses/

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Aug09
INDIANA TRANSPORTATION SERVICE DECLARES PRO-LIFE MESSAGE AS “TOO POLITICAL”

Read the following article about CitiBus, a government run transportation system in Indiana which has denied a pro-life organization who wished to pay for advertising on its city buses.   https://adflegal.org/detailspages/blog-details/allianceedge/2018/07/23/see-the-ad-with-baby-pictures-that-government-officials-rejected-as-too-political

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Aug08
JUDGE RULES IN FAVOR OF AFTER SCHOOL CHRISTIAN PROGRAM

"By The Hand Club For Kids" is a ministry of Moody Church in Chicago which provides Bible studies, chapel services, free food, clothing, and medical care to underprivileged children. The state of Illinois recently attempted to collect unemployment compensation taxes from the club, which is clearly a religious organization. However, a judge ruled in favor of the ministry's tax exempt status.  Read more here: https://www.onenewsnow.com/legal-courts/2018/07/24/judge-rules-in-favor-of-moody-after-school-program...

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Aug07
HOUSE PASSES MEASURE BLOCKING IRS FROM REVOKING CHURCH’S TAX-EXEMPT STATUS OVER POLITICAL ACTIVITY

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a measure that blocks the IRS from taking away a church's tax-exempt status if they are involved politically.  The measure is an attempt to block the Johnson Amendment, which prohibits religious groups from getting involved politically. Read more here: http://thehill.com/policy/finance/domestic-taxes/397996-house-passes-measure-blocking-irs-from-revoking-churches-taxhttp://thehill.com/policy/finance/domestic-taxes/397996-house-passes-measure-blocking-irs-from-revoking-churches-tax...

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Aug06
VIRGINIA’S ATTORNEY GENERAL DEFENDS PRO-LIFE LAWS

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring as filed a motion to dismiss a federal lawsuit challenging Virginia's common sense pro-life laws.  The current Virginia law states that abortions should be conducted by a physician in a medical environment.  VAIB is grateful for the Attorney General's common sense decision to dismiss the federal lawsuit challenging the existing law. Click below to read more: https://mailchi.mp/a24932b3b7b6/statement-of-house-majority-leader-todd-gilbert-on-attorney-general-mark-herrings-defense-of-virginias-pro-life-laws?e=1eccb56c7b...

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Aug03
A JOURNEY FROM HOMOSEXUALITY TO CHRIST

This engaging article chronicles the spiritual journey of a former national LGBT activist who came to Christ.  What an encouraging testimony to read about someone whose life has been transformed by the saving power of Jesus Christ!  Read more here: https://answersingenesis.org/family/homosexuality/journey-from-homosexual-lifestyle-to-christ/?utm_source=articlesmedia&utm_medium=email&utm_content=2-banner-cta&utm_campaign=20180714&mc_cid=2f552f83f6&mc_eid=788bcda7ae

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Aug02
VIRGINIA SCHOOL BOARD DEMANDS BIRTH CERTIFICATES BEFORE HOMESCHOOLED FAMILIES ARE GRANTED APPROVAL

The Franklin County School Board in Virginia has initiated a new policy requiring that homeschool families provide a birth certificate and proof of residence before being approved for homeschool.  However, this policy is in violation of state law, as Virginia does not require these documents.  As the Home School Legal Defense Association lawyer points out, such policies open the door for the state to require even more information about homeschool families in the future.  Read more here:...

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Aug01
PROPOSED AMENDMENT WOULD PROTECT RELIGIOUS BELIEFS OF ADOPTION PROVIDERS

In several states, religious-based adoption agencies have been forced to close or have lost contracts  due to their belief that children should be placed in a home with a mother and father.  A new amendment has been introduced that would provide protection for such religious-based adoption providers.  Read more here: https://www.dailysignal.com/2018/07/11/amendment-to-protect-religious-freedom-of-adoption-providers-attached-to-appropriations-bill-in-house/

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Jul31
ANDREW CUOMO ATTACKS CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIAN LEADERS IN SPEECH

During a recent speech announcing free contraception under all insurance plans of New York, the governor attacked conservative Christian leaders, describing them as those who “have their views about what religion is right and wrong, what lifestyle is right and wrong, what sexuality is right and wrong,” and impose on the people by law “their view of what God says should be done.”  How sad that many of our government leaders no longer uphold the Biblical principles...

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Jul30
TRUMP THREATENS SANCTIONS AGAINST TURKEY FOR CONTINUED DETAINMENT OF AMERICAN PASTOR

Andrew Brunson, an American pastor from North Carolina, was arrested in 2016 in Turkey, unfairly charged with terrorism and espionage.  However, the charges have not been proven, and Turkey continues to detain Andrew Brunson.  As a result, President Trump has threatened sanctions against Turkey until the pastor is released.  VAIB continues to pray for Pastor Brunson's safety and soon release. Read more here: https://world.wng.org/content/brunson_ordeal_prompts_us_sanctions_on_turkey...

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Jul27
FREEDOM FROM RELIGION FOUNDATION STRIKES AGAIN

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is at it again, this time with attempts to remove prayer from school graduations, a clear violation of the First Amendment rights of students who were responsible for planning the graduation.  The school is not caving in however,  stating that " that graduation ceremonies were and would continue to be planned by students, and therefore the involvement of prayer was legal."  Read more here: https://www.dailysignal.com/2018/07/09/freedom-from-religion-foundation-tries-to-bully-school-into-removing-prayer-from-graduation/...

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Jul26
NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR SIGNS BILL ALLOWING BIRTH/DEATH CERTIFICATES TO REFLECT GENDER IDENTITY

The Governor of New Jersey has signed a bill allowing birth and death certificates to reflect gender identity instead of a person's biological sex.  This could likely pave the way for other states to do the same.  Read more here: https://christiannews.net/2018/07/06/new-jersey-governor-signs-bill-allowing-birth-death-certificates-to-reflect-gender-identity-instead-of-birth-sex/

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Jul25
PROTECTING FREE SPEECH ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES

Read the article below by Alliance For Defending Freedom, an institution committed to defending the First Amendment Rights of Christians across the U.S.  The article below discusses the steps that are being taken to protect free speech across college campuses.  Click the link below to read more: https://adflegal.org/detailspages/blog-details/allianceedge/2018/07/06/how-adf-is-protecting-free-speech-at-these-4-universities

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Jul24
FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT SIDES WITH CHRISTIAN COLLEGE OVER ENFORCEMENT TO PROVIDE ABORTION PILL

Geneva College in Pennsylvania scored a big victory when a U.S. Federal District Court overturned the Obama administrations mandate requiring all all employers to offer abortion pills, regardless of religious convictions. "Religious organizations have the freedom to operate peacefully according to their beliefs without the threat of punishment by the government," says Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) senior counsel Gregory S. Baylor." Read more here:   https://www.onenewsnow.com/legal-courts/2018/07/09/christian-college-gets-long-delayed-legal-justice...

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Jul23
PASTOR UNDER FIRE FOR SHARING BIBLE DEVOTIONAL AT FOOTBALL CAMP

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has attempted to take aggressive action against a Pastor in Arkansas who was invited by the school district to share a Bible devotional at a football camp, stating that the devotional us an "unconstitutional endorsement of religion".  Read more here: https://www.toddstarnes.com/faith/out-of-town-agitators-furious-over-preachers-message-to-students/

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Jul20
“THANK GOD FOR ABORTION” FLOAT APPEARS IN NEW YORK CITY HOMOSEXUAL PARADE

A recent homosexual parade in New York City featured a float with the words "Thank God For Abortion", in an attempt to " push back against the Christian beliefs that stand against both homosexuality and abortion".  VAIB is saddened at such a hostile display directed towards people who hold to biblical values.  Read more below:  https://christiannews.net/2018/07/04/thank-god-for-abortion-float-appears-in-new-york-city-homosexual-pride-parade/

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Jul19
HIGH SCHOOL COACH WHO LOST JOB FOR PRAYING ON THE FIELD APPEALING TO U.S. SUPREME COURT

Coach Joe Kennedy, a high school football coach is now appealing to the U.S. Supreme court, hoping to protect his First Amendment rights to pray at publicly held events.  Coach Kennedy was fired in 2016 for praying at the 50 yard line on the football field.  Read more here: https://christiannews.net/2018/06/27/high-school-football-coach-who-lost-job-for-praying-on-field-petitions-u-s-supreme-court-to-hear-appeal/

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Jul18
JUSTICE KENNEDY’S POTENTIAL REPLACEMENTS FOR THE U.S. SUPREME COURT

Justice Kennedy has announced his retirement from the U.S. Supreme Court.  Trump has several potential candidates in mind, as discussed in the article below.  As the article points out, Trump's choice "has the potential to remake the court for a generation as part of precedent-shattering decisions on abortion, health care, gay marriage and other issues."  Read more here:  https://www.onenewsnow.com/ap/politics/trump-closes-in-on-supreme-court-pick-3-judges-top-list

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Jul17
FREE SPEECH WINS AGAINST CALIFORNIA FACT ACT

The U.S. Supreme court has ruled against the California FACT Act, concluding that Pro-life centers cannot be forced to advertise abortion services, as it violates the free speech of the workers. Read more here:  https://world.wng.org/2018/06/free_speech_wins

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Jul16
U.S. SUPREME COURT’S RULINGS ON PRAYER IN TWO CASES

The U.S. Supreme court released two decisions regarding prayer - one decision supporting private prayer and one condemning public prayer by county officials. The right to pray anywhere should not be censored.  As the article states, “As has been true throughout history, Americans don’t give up that First Amendment freedom when they become public servants.”  Read more here: https://world.wng.org/content/supreme_court_issues_orders_in_two_prayer_cases

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Jul13
WASHINGTON D.C.‘S GAY PRIDE PARADE

The article below outlines the recent "Gay Pride" parade that took place in Washington D.C.  VAIB is saddened by the hostility to people who hold to biblical values by those who support LGBT lifestyles.  Read more here: (Note: The article below contains offensive content) https://www.dailysignal.com/2018/06/11/i-went-to-dcs-gay-pride-parade-here-are-9-things-i-saw/?utm_source=TDS_Email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Top5&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWkdVM05qRmhaVFl4TURBdyIsInQiOiJUMGd4dU1vSnFNNFFTbElcLzYzV01xN1pNZFNjOUdpZWdmSmRnV0FxdkRpVW1rVExMY3E5UUdCN0NtNmU5TDZ1NUNRSkl6UVwvNWdNcmVCNVUyUStQNUh2SEwzM0J0dWdURkVJRE9Ucm82VWVrRHFDMGFEcFRaM1ZLZ2tGS3R2dk8yIn0%3D...

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Jul12
U.S. SUPREME COURT REFUSES TO HEAR CASE OF CHRISTIAN FLORIST

VAIB previously posted a story about Baronelle Stutzman, a Christian florist in the state of Washington who refused service to  to a long-time customer who wanted flowers for his same-sex wedding.  The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to decline hear the case, ordering the state of Washington to re-consider the case to determine if Baronelle's rights were violated by he state of Washington (as was the case of the recent U.S. Supreme court ruling on behalf of the Christian baker, Jack Phillips). ...

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Jul11
BLUE STATES RAISING BARRIERS TO FAITH-BASED ADOPTIONS

In several states, faith-based adoption agencies are being forced to close due to their beliefs that children should be placed in a home with a mother and father.  The political correctness in discriminating against those who hold "traditional beliefs" is compromising the overall safety and well-being of children.  Read more here: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jun/20/faith-based-adoptions-hampered-liberal-officials/

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Jul10
SOME U.S. PUBLIC LIBRARIES PROMOTING GENDER FLUIDITY

While this has not occurred in Virginia (yet), some public libraries in the US are promoting gender fluidity by allowing  drag performers to read books. Theses books typically promote their agenda. Some states have named June as LGBT Month, so be aware of this if you send your children to the library, even in states where it is not officially recognized. Read more here. https://world.wng.org/content/once_upon_a_man_in_a_dress

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Jul09
ABORTION-RIGHTS ACTIVISTS SUE VIRGINIA

Abortion rights groups have banned together to bring a federal lawsuit against the state of Virginia in an attempt to challenge existing regulations that "create unjust restrictions on access to abortion."  The plaintiff's definition of "unjust restrictions" includes requirements that second trimester abortions be performed in hospitals, a mandatory ultrasound before abortion, and ensuring that abortions are performed by licensed doctors.  http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/government-politics/abortion-rights-advocates-file-federal-lawsuit-challenging-virginia-restrictions/article_3cacaf12-16a6-5436-a065-1bdf201cdc48.html?utm_source=RTD%20Email&utm_medium=_Breaking%20News&utm_campaign=_Breaking%20News...

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Jul06
COLLEGE STUDENT IN GEORGIA CHARGED WITH “DISORDERLY CONDUCT” FOR SHARING GOSPEL IN “FREE SPEECH ZONE

A federal judge in Georgia has dismissed charges against Georgia Gwinnett College who is being sued by a former student who at the time was forced to stop sharing the gospel in a "free speech zone".  The judge dismissed the charges against the school because the student had graduated by the time the court hearing took place.  VAIB does not support the judge's rationale in dismissing the case, as it appears that the student's First Amendment Rights were violated.  Read more here:...

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Jul05
CITY OF DALLAS REFUSES TO ALLOW “AMERICA IS A CHRISTIAN NATION” BILLBOARD

The First Baptist Church of Dallas has been denied its request to purchase billboard space because its "America Is A Christian Nation" message is "offensive and bigoted" according to the Mayor and other news organizations in Dallas. As the Pastor of the church states "“It should greatly concern people of any faith when those in the press or government proactively seek to defeat, censor or silence any religious message with which they disagree."  Read more here: https://www.dailysignal.com/2018/06/21/dallas-mayor-fights-church-over-billboard-stating-america-is-a-christian-nation/...

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Jul04
UNIVERSITY IN MICHIGAN PROHIBITS GROUP FROM CHOOSING A CHRISTIAN TO LEAD ITS CHRISTIAN GROUP

The InterVarsity Christian Fellowship chapter of Wayne University in Detroit, Michigan has been accused of discriminating against non-Christians for requiring that the leader of their group be a professing Christian.  Other non-Christian organizations at the University are allowed to choose their own leaders without restriction, indicating that the InterVarsity group is being ostracized for it's Christian beliefs.  Read more here: https://www.onenewsnow.com/education/2018/06/12/university-cant-pick-christian-to-lead-christian-group...

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Jul03
HOUSE OF DELEGATES LEADERSHIP OPPOSES PRO-ABORTION LAWSUIT

The Republican leadership of the House of Delegates issued a statement opposing the lawsuit brought by Planned Parenthood challenging some abortion clinic regulations which have been in place for decades. You can read the full statement here: https://mailchi.mp/9f2d6ed6fc0a/statement-of-house-leadership-on-pro-abortion-lawsuit-challenging-virginias-commonsense-pro-life-laws?e=1eccb56c7b

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Jul02
THE HARM OF PUSHING INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY

Two words which often pop up in today’s news are inclusion and diversity. These are key words used by certain groups to gain acceptance and approval. These seem to be good words to use. Should we exclude people? Isn’t it better that there be acceptance of different types of people in every circle of life? This is neither true nor practical. Is “just anyone” able to play professional sports or can “everyone” attend Harvard? These are rhetorical questions because...

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Jun29
CROSSFIT EMPLOYEE FIRED AFTER EXPRESSING LGBTQ PRIDE AS “SIN”

The Chief Knowledge Officer of CrossFit, a fitness training company, has been fired after labeling pride as a "sin", regarding a LGBTQ "Pride Month" workout session that was canceled in Indianapolis, Indiana.  VAIB stands by the First Amendment rights of employees to freely express their convictions in such cases.  Read more here: https://www.dailysignal.com/2018/06/07/crossfit-spokesman-says-lgbt-pride-is-a-sin-subsequently-fired/?utm_source=TDS_Email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=CapitolBell&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTmpReVkyVmxNV1JoTW1NMyIsInQiOiJRZkxyOWE5cHV1XC9ROXFcL2VwNDJPaE5YQ3Y4U3BBc0N2TTlJNlZlK1BORXdYVURDc1wvVE1WTjVXOExQRnNGU1FteVwvK2RcL2NLSWhMdFo1SUY4emdiRDhacGc3UUlLbHV3aytZS2ZjNVpYa1hOYVdjUXd6UWU5eGVud0g3VXYyRFptIn0%3D...

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Jun28
NEW LAW IN LOUISIANA MANDATES ADOPTION AS A CHOICE FOR WOMEN CONSIDERING ABORTIONS

A new law in Louisiana now mandates that women seeking abortion be presented with another option: adoption.  VAIB stands for policies such as this which encourage the protection of the unborn.  Read more here: https://www.onenewsnow.com/pro-life/2018/06/14/adoption-law-helps-babies-find-families

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Jun27
PROFESSIONAL SOCCER PLAYER REFUSES TO WEAR JERSEY SUPPORTING LGBTQ

Read this inspiring article about  Jaelene Hinkle, a Christian professional soccer player who refused to wear a jersey supporting LGBTQ.  VAIB is grateful for athletes who stand by the Word of God no matter the cost.  Read the article here: https://www.frc.org/get.cfm?i=WA18F09&f=WU18F04

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Jun26
GLOUCESTER COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD SEEKING APPEAL IN TRANSGENDER BATHROOM CASE

The Gloucester County school board is seeking an appeal in an effort to preserve its bathroom policy currently in place which states that a student must use the restroom of their biological sex.  The appeal is necessary because a federal judge ruled that a transgender student can challenge the existing policy.  VAIB supports the rights of students' privacy in being able to use the restroom according to their biological sex as assigned by God.  Read more here: http://click.heritage.org/GaH0Th30NzAIM0se0310Wrx...

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Jun25
FAIRFAX COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD CHANGES SEX ED CURRICULUM AGAINST 90% OF PARENTS’ WISHES

The school board of Fairfax County, Virginia has voted to change their sex ed curriculum to include "the replacement of “biological sex” with “sex assigned at birth” and the teaching of an HIV drug".  The vote passed 10-0, despite disapproval from 90% of respondents to a survey asking for input.  VAIB is disturbed by the decision of the school board, as it goes against God's clear creation of male and female.  Read more here: https://www.dailysignal.com/2018/06/18/virginia-school-board-ignores-parents-concerns-changes-sex-ed-program/...

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Jun22
GOVERNOR OF HAWAII SIGNS BILL BANNING HELP FOR SEXUAL ORIENTATION ISSUES

The Governor of Hawaii has signed a bill which bans any organization from offering counseling to those under 18 who are seeking help due to confusion about their sexual orientation.  VAIB supports the rights of all individuals to seek Christian counselling for such issues.  Read more here: https://christiannews.net/2018/05/27/hawaii-governor-signs-bill-banning-help-for-homosexual-youth-claims-sexual-orientation-is-not-an-illness/

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Jun21
PEDOPHILE RUNS FOR CONGRESS IN VIRGINIA

Nathan Larsen,  running for congress in Virginia's 10th Congressional District, wants to make it legal for adults to have sex with children.  VAIB disagrees with any candidate who would support what the Bible calls a sexual perversion.  Read the details in the article below: https://christiannews.net/2018/06/05/convicted-felon-and-admitted-pedophile-running-for-congress-wants-to-legalize-incest/

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Jun20
CHRISTIAN FILM MAKERS THREATENED WITH PUNISHMENT FOR SUPPORTING “TRADITIONAL” MARRIAGE

The Larsens are Christian film makers in the state of Minnesota, who have a vision of making movies that support the traditional role of marriage.  However, the state of Minnesota has passed a law mandating that such films also embrace same-sex marriage.  The couple is presently filing a lawsuit against the state law.  VAIB continues to stand with Christian business owners in cases such as this where their First Amendment rights are being violated.  Read the article here: https://www.adflegal.org/larsens-story?sourcecode=061L0002&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=ad&utm_campaign=830-29545&utm_content=larsens_link...

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Jun19
ATHEIST ATTEMPTS TO REMOVE “IN GOD WE TRUST” FROM AMERICAN CURRENCY

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, OH has ruled against an atheist who has repeatedly attempted to remove "In God We Trust" from American currency.  The court  ruled that the "complainants in the case have ample alternatives to cash if the motto bothers them that much."  VAIB supports the oath placed upon our currency by our Founding Fathers.  Read more here: https://christiannews.net/2018/06/04/appeals-court-rejects-atheists-attempt-to-remove-in-god-we-trust-from-american-currency/...

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Jun18
U.S. SUPREME COURT SIDES WITH CHRISTIAN BAKER IN LANDMARK CASE

The U.S. Supreme court ruled in favor of Jack Phillips, the Christian baker who was being sued because he refused to make a cake for a homosexual couple's wedding.  VAIB is pleased to know that in this case, the First Amendment rights of Jack Phillips has been upheld.  Read the articles below for the details:   https://www.dailysignal.com/2018/06/04/in-cake-case-7-supreme-court-judges-uphold-free-exercise-of-religion/   https://www.adflegal.org/detailspages/blog-details/allianceedge/2018/06/04/victory-win-for-cake-artist-jack-phillips-at-the-supreme-court...

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Jun15
UPCOMING BOY SCOUTS JAMBOREE WILL FEATURE FREE CONDOMS

The upcoming Boy Scouts World Jamboree to be held in West Virginia will be offering free condoms to all attendees, according to the article below.  VAIB stands against any policy that encourages sexual promiscuity.  Read more here: https://www.onenewsnow.com/culture/2018/05/23/a-new-world-for-scouts-indeed

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Jun14
HIGH SCHOOL GIRL SPEAKS UP FOR PRIVACY

Read this important article featuring Alexis Lightcap, a high-school student in PA who is speaking up for the privacy rights of all students.  VAIB continues to support policies that protect the rights to privacy for individuals, especially in areas such as school bathrooms and locker rooms.  Read more here: https://adflegal.org/detailspages/blog-details/allianceedge/2018/05/24/watch-why-this-high-school-girl-is-publicly-speaking-up-for-student-privacy

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Jun13
CONGRESSMAN THOMAS GARRETT WILL NOT RUN FOR SECOND TERM

Congressman Thomas Garrett has announced that he will not be running for a second term.  VAIB is praying for Garrett’s healing from this addiction. Read more here: http://www.richmond.com/news/local/government-politics/rep-tom-garrett-says-he-is-an-alcoholic-and-will/article_c2b2b2f6-a743-57c6-8c93-38ba0693c18a.html?utm_source=RTD%20Email&utm_medium=_Breaking%20News&utm_campaign=_Breaking%20News

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Jun12
FORMER HOMOSEXUALS SPEAK OUT AGAINST CALIFORNIA’S AB2943

California's AB2943 bill,designed to punish any effort to change someone's sexual orientation, has the attention of former homosexuals who are speaking out against the bill. Such individuals view the bill as a  "blatant violation of my first amendment rights". VAIB is keeping a close eye on bills such as this one in California, designed to completely strip away the First Amendment rights of individuals and churches who wish to help others with a Biblical solution to their homosexuality....

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Jun11
A PRINCIPLE OF CONVICTION, NOT PREFERENCE OR CONVENIENCE

If you were taught history regarding the founding of America’s colonies, you may recall that Rhode Island was founded by Roger Williams. As a Baptist, he instituted in the laws of the colony that …”all men may walk as their consciences persuade them, every one in the name of his God. And let the lambs of the Most High walk in this colony without molestation in the name of Jehovah their God forever.” This quote and other material is from This Day in Baptist History (1993),...

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Jun08
LOUISIANA PASSES PRO-LIFE LEGISLATION BANNING ABORTION AFTER 15 WEEKS

The Governor of Louisiana, John Bel Edwards (D), is expected to sign into legislation a pro-life bill banning abortion after 15 weeks.  VAIB is encouraged by legislation such as this which takes steps in protecting the unborn child.  Read more here: https://www.onenewsnow.com/pro-life/2018/05/21/pro-lifers-applaud-lawmakers-dem-governor

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Jun07
CONSERVATIVE GOP CANDIDATES WIN BIG IN FOUR STATES

With the Virginia Primary elections ahead next week, it appears as if conservative GOP candidates have done well in other states.  Read the article below for further information: https://www.onenewsnow.com/politics-govt/2018/05/23/conservatives-win-big-in-tx-ga-ky-ar-primaries

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Jun06
LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

University of Michigan has instituted a policy designed to "suppress and punish speech other students deem ‘demeaning,’ ‘bothersome,’ or ‘hurtful’."  In opposition to the suppression of free speech, a lawsuit has been filed against the university in an attempt to reverse the policy.  VAIB continues to support those who fight for the right to free speech as guaranteed by the First Amendment.  Read more here: https://www.heritage.org/education/commentary/its-now-1984-the-university-michigan...

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Jun05
CHILD WELFARE PROVIDER INCLUSION ACT

Legislation has been reintroduced in an attempt to prevent discrimination against faith-based adoption providers who refuse to place children in same-sex couples' homes.  Under the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act "the federal government and states receiving certain federal child welfare funds would be prohibited from discriminating against a child welfare provider simply because the provider declines to provide a service that conflicts with their religious or moral convictions." ...

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Jun04
WHEN GOOD IS CALLED EVIL

As Christians, we should be aware that the world-system does not agree with biblical values. Therefore, it should not shock us when those who promote nondiscrimination protections for LGBT call us “wicked.” I have personally had the same accusations thrown at me when I speak on behalf of VAIB to oppose such bills in Virginia. And because of elections, Virginia is seeing more money backing organizations like Equality Virginia which are pushing for LGBT nondiscrimination legislation. That...

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Jun01
THE NEXT STEP IN CALIFORNIA’S AB 2943 BILL

This article by Alliance Defending Freedom addresses the stripping away of our freedoms as the next step in the process should the bill pass.  AB 2943 attempts to "outlaw anyone in the state from selling any goods or services to adults to help them address unwanted same-sex attractions or questions over gender identity."  VAIB is opposed to any bill that strips away the rights of any individual or organization as guaranteed by our Constitution. Read more here: https://adflegal.org/detailspages/blog-details/allianceedge/2018/05/07/california-s-next-step-in-the-sexual-revolution-silencing-certain-beliefs...

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May31
THE LATEST NEWS ON PARENTAL RIGHTS

Read this article highlighting the latest news regarding parental rights, including Alfie Evans, who was recently pulled from life support despite his parents' wishes to remain on life support. VAIB supports the rights of parents to direct the lives of their children in all areas, including health, education, and religion.  Read the article here: https://parentalrights.org/april18-news/

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May30
THE WAR ON WISDOM

Read this insightful article which addresses the general lack of wisdom among leaders and those in our society today.  VAIB recognizes God's Word as the only source of true wisdom, and supports leaders that align themselves with Biblical principles. Read the article here:  https://www.dailysignal.com/2018/05/08/the-war-on-wisdom/

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May29
NEARLY 200 CONGRESSMEN PETITION HHS IN ATTEMPT TO DISQUALIFY PLANNED PARENTHOOD FROM FUNDING

Nearly 200 U.S. Congressmen have petitioned the Department of Health and Human Services in an attempt to disqualify Planned Parenthood from funding.  The specific request is that "Title X programs may not promote, counsel, or refer clients for abortion or co-locate or combine family planning services with abortion activities".  VAIB supports the de-funding of any organization which promotes abortion.  Read more here: https://christiannews.net/2018/05/08/nearly-200-congressmen-ask-hhs-to-amend-title-x-regulations-to-disqualify-planned-parenthood-for-funding/...

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May28
WHEN GOOD IS CALLED EVIL

As Christians, we should be aware that the world-system does not agree with biblical values. Therefore, it should not shock us when those who promote nondiscrimination protections for LGBT call us “wicked.” I have personally had the same accusations thrown at me when I speak on behalf of VAIB to oppose such bills in Virginia. And because of elections, Virginia is seeing more money backing organizations like Equality Virginia which are pushing for LGBT nondiscrimination legislation. That...

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May25
TEACHER IN ALABAMA ASKED TO COVER UP “JUST PRAY” T-SHIRT

A teacher in Alabama was asked to cover up her "Just Pray" T-shirt by the principal of the school, stating that the shirt could potentially offend someone.  VAIB supports the religious freedom of teachers and other government employees to express their religious beliefs.  Read more here: https://christiannews.net/2018/05/08/alabama-governor-says-it-is-unacceptable-to-disallow-teacher-from-wearing-just-pray-shirt/

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May24
CONSERVATIVES FEAR OFFENDING “THE LEFT”

Read this perceptive article discussing the fear that conservatives have about speaking out against the "left".  VAIB continues to stand for the First Amendment rights of free speech for all Americans.  Read more here: https://www.dailysignal.com/2018/05/01/the-left-is-merciless-at-keeping-conservatives-in-the-closet/?utm_source=TDS_Email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=CapitolBell&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiT1dKak1EaG1NekV6Tm1SayIsInQiOiJzdDlqWVVXeG9pWEY5ZmIySlM2YXdTcUxtcXhlYUVUSDRyN1REYXRreUxIOFJIQlhtMm1pUUlSaDhOV2NTRktma1ozajBzaWQ2a3Nub1Z6NFkxbGQxYzFFenFnZkZkTzc1eUxCXC9DbHpDcERTQngxZVlSTjBCRUF0Tm05eTlFeDkifQ%3D%3D...

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May23
PARENTS SUPPORT CHILDREN IN “SEX ED SIT OUT”

On April 23rd, parents across the country pulled their children out of school for the "SEX ED SIT OUT", described as "a grassroots awakening of frustrated parents who are sick of the sexualization of children in their taxpayer-funded schools."  VAIB supports the rights of parents to direct their children's education, including that of sex ed.  Read more here: https://www.dailysignal.com/2018/04/25/parents-stand-up-for-children-in-sex-ed-sit-out/

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May22
ARMY CHAPLAIN TARGETED FOR REFUSING TO CONDUCT MARRIAGE RETREAT FEATURING SAME-SEX COUPLE

A military investigation at Fort Bragg is disciplining a chaplain for his failure to include a lesbian couple in ta marriage retreat.  The chaplain is fighting back, citing that the Army has violated his First Amendment rights.  VAIB supports the First Amendment rights of Pastors and Chaplains in such cases to serve in their ministries according to their faith-based convictions.  Read more here:  https://www.toddstarnes.com/values/lawmakers-say-army-may-have-violated-law-by-targeting-baptist-chaplain/...

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May21
PREACHING FROM A CHESTERFIELD JAIL

(Material taken from This Day in Baptist History (1993), January 4 entry, pages 5-6. Article written by E. Wayne Thompson) The colonial era in Virginia saw many Baptists and other dissenters suffer persecution for their faith. William Webber and Joseph Anthony were church planters from Virginia. The magistrates in Chesterfield County issued warrants for their arrest and “[Webber] was seized in Chesterfield County, December 7, 1770, and imprisoned in the county jail until...

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May18
UPCOMING ELECTIONS CRUCIAL FOR PRO-LIFE ADVANCEMENT

The upcoming November elections will play a critical role in the advancement of pro-life policies, as outlined in the article below.  VAIB continues to fight for the rights of the unborn.  Read more here: https://www.onenewsnow.com/pro-life/2018/05/01/guess-who-aims-to-control-abortion-debate-in-senate

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