Fellowship of Christian Athletes for The Stream: The Larry Principle


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By Dan Britton for The Stream

“Life’s most urgent and persistent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Larry, at only 13 years old, made a significant impact on my life. It happened when I was directing an FCA Leadership Camp, during a tradition that plays out at the end of every camp. The last night features an open mic session when athletes come forward and share how camp influenced their lives — how God worked in their hearts during the service projects, leadership workshops, hands-on training, inspiring speakers and powerful worship. It’s the highlight of the entire week.

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National Association of Christian Financial Consultants for Townhall Finance: A Prayer for China


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By Mark Minnella for Townhall Finance

Recently China has had its share of headlines in the financial news. Ample articles reveal labor abuses and people jumping out of windows after being overworked at technology companies like Foxconn. We read about the financial fraud of corporations like the Chinese chain Luckin Coffee that inflated the company’s end-of-year sales by about 2.2 billion yuan ($310 million) and state-controlled corporations like Huawei and dozens of others caught spying on other nations. Fake balance sheets are discovered in huge corporations; fraud, corruption and deceit fill the headlines, all illuminated for investors and the general public alike. Though nothing new, it seems like the corporate sins of China are being highlighted for the first time for many.

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Premier Donor Strategies for The Christian Post: Find a breakthrough experience to inspire donors


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By Timothy Smith for The Christian Post

As the world continues to maneuver its way through the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, non-profit organizations have been forced into a sharp pivot, innovating new ways, channels, and platforms to remain connected with their donors. It’s imperative for key financial partners to know that ministries and organizations are being proactive and not just waiting out the storm. Donor relations is driven by personal connection, and with so many interpersonal opportunities forced to pause, what can non-profit organizations do to inspire donors? How do you show supporters the ministry remains mission-driven and that it has elevated its efforts with even greater purpose and focus?

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Save the Persecuted Christians for Breitbart: Vatican Must Help Free Chinese Christians Its Deal with the Devil Helped Repress


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By Liz Yore for Breitbart | Image from Breitbart

For over five years, the Vatican and Chinese Communist Party negotiated back and forth to hammer out an agreement about the appointment and validity of Catholic Bishops in Communist China. Since 1957, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) created and imposed a faux Catholic Patriotic Church with its own seminaries, priests, churches and bishops chosen by the party. Today, Chinese Catholics are divided between this two-tiered system: the underground Church, faithful to the Vatican and Magisterium, and the Patriotic Church of the CCP. Pope Francis’ Vatican waded into this political and religious maelstrom. Francis was way over his head.

It is painfully obvious that the give and take resulted in more, rather than less, religious persecution for Catholics and Christians in China. The Vatican gave everything away and got nothing in return; the Communists Chinese took everything and gave nothing. They not only secured apostolic power from the Holy See – they finagled papal silence over the dastardly deeds of the CCP. No wonder the details of the pact are still kept secret!

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The American Pastors Network for Townhall: Nationwide Unrest Reveals Deep Moral Chasm in America


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Nationwide Unrest Reveals Deep Moral Chasm in America

By Sam Rohrer for Townhall | Image from Townhall

Over the past several weeks, many Americans watched in horror as peaceful protests turned violent as night fell. It is a time to ask ourselves where the anger originates.

In the absence of moral restraint, sin begets sin. The very word “sin” is not popular in our current culture. But until we acknowledge the reality of evil, sin and lawlessness, we can never obtain what most people want—love, peace and joy.

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Samaritan Ministries for The Washington Times: Expand health savings accounts to boost economy


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As the federal government struggles to disburse aid fairly to households and businesses financially wounded by the pandemic, here’s a delivery mechanism Congress should consider: Allow every American to own a health savings account (HSA), guaranteeing relief to people when they need it most.

COVID-19 financial relief programs have proven the government’s inability to pay millions of people and companies at once. By mid-June, about 30 million people eligible for stimulus checks worth between $500 and $1,200 per person had not received them. Some awoke in April to find the U.S. Treasury had direct-deposited the wrong amount into their accounts. Others don’t understand whether they’re eligible, whether they must prove it, or whether their 2018 or their 2019 adjusted gross income constitutes proof.

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Fellowship of Christian Athletes for The Christian Post: Your purpose must be greater than your problems


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By Jimmy Page for The Christian Post

In 2005, U.S. Army Medic Kortney Clemons was just a couple weeks away from finishing his tour in Iraq. As he was helping to train and orient those who would replace him in active duty, the group encountered a U.S. Hummer that had been flipped and they immediately rushed to help. As they were loading a soldier onto the helicopter for transport, a roadside bomb exploded, killing three soldiers and wounding Clemons severely. He lost his right leg from just above the knee.

Later, his mom reminded and encouraged him that he “could have lost [his] life, but instead God left you behind for a purpose.” This simple statement and his Mother’s prayers were a catalyst that helped him begin to turn this great challenge into an opportunity, an opportunity to rediscover meaning and purpose in his life. So he began his journey in pursuit of the Paralympic games which ultimately resulted in a trip to London for the 2012 Games.

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Heartbeat Radio Feature: Week of August 3, 2020


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HeartbeatBannerPlanned Parenthood launched a new campaign Tuesday to fight “systemic racism” by promoting birth control for black Americans.

The billion-dollar abortion group portrays itself as a leader in the fight against racism and an essential resource for black women, but its actions run contrary to these supposed goals.

Breitbart reports the new campaign asks businesses to provide free birth control to their employees through their health insurance plans. Planned Parenthood blames “systemic racism” for making it difficult for the black community to attain “reproductive freedom.”

“The ability to decide if and when to have children is critical not just to gender equity in the workplace, but to racial equity,” the abortion chain stated in a press release. “We know that birth control helps women plan and advance their careers — for Black women who face greater institutional barriers to promotion, lack of access to birth control should not be another hurdle.”

It plans to run “Wall Street Journal advertisement and posts” on the social media sites of businesses that are participating in the campaign to “ensure the message reaches tens of millions of people.”

Planned Parenthood claimed the campaign will help black people achieve “equity” – “especially as the country faces a reckoning regarding the mistreatment of Black people for centuries.” It claimed its work is “crucial to black women’s economic success.”

“Affordable birth control is crucial to Black women’s economic success — more than two thirds of Black women believe the ability to plan if and when to have children is important to their ability to pursue their career goals,” the abortion chain said.

But many believe Planned Parenthood is not helping black families but targeting them, and this racist attitude goes back to its founder, Margaret Sanger.

A well-known eugenicist, Sanger wrote and spoke frequently about how she believed certain groups of human beings were less valuable than others. She described them as “human weeds,” “reckless breeders” and “spawning … human beings who never should have been born” in her book “Pivot of Civilization.”

She also wrote about getting rid of people with diseases and disabilities through sterilization and segregation, describing these “morons” as “a dead weight of human waste.”

Then, in a 1939 letter to a friend, she wrote, “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population.”

For more on this and the truth about Planned Parenthood, visit hamiltonstrategies.com As always, we thank LIfeNews for this important information. Together we CAN help give another heart the chance to beat!

“The main objects of the Population Congress would be to apply a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring[;] to give certain dysgenic groups in our population their choice of segregation or sterilization,” Sanger wrote.

Sanger founded Planned Parenthood 100 years ago, and since abortion became legal nation-wide in 1973, an estimated 20 million unborn black babies have been aborted in America.

Though abortions hurt families of every race and culture, statistics indicate that abortions disproportionately hurt the African American community. Census data indicates that African Americans make up about 13 percent of the U.S. population, but they have nearly 40 percent of all abortions. And New York City health statistics indicate that more African American babies are aborted in the city than are born each year.

Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion chain in America, so it is responsible for many unborn babies’ deaths. It aborts about 345,000 unborn babies each year while reporting billion-dollar revenues.

Many believe it targets minorities for abortions by placing its facilities in minority neighborhoods. Research by Protecting Black Life found that 79 percent of Planned Parenthood surgical abortion facilities are located within walking distance of minority neighborhoods.

More recently, Planned Parenthood’s own employees also accused the abortion chain of systemic racism. Last week, about 300 current and former employees signed an open letter accusing one of its CEOs of “systemic racism,” “abusive behavior and financial malfeasance.”

The abortion chain is rooted in discrimination against human beings. If it truly wants to help end racism, Planned Parenthood could begin by stopping its own deadly discrimination practices against babies in the womb and start devoting some of its billion-dollar revenues to actually helping black families thrive.

Heartbeat Radio Feature: Week of July 27, 2020


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HeartbeatPlanned Parenthood launched a new campaing to fight “systemic racism” by promoting birth control for black Americans.

The billion-dollar abortion group portrays itself as a leader in the fight against racism and an essential resource for black women, but its actions run contrary to these supposed goals.

Breitbart reports the new campaign asks businesses to provide free birth control to their employees through their health insurance plans. Planned Parenthood blames “systemic racism” for making it difficult for the black community to attain “reproductive freedom.”

“The ability to decide if and when to have children is critical not just to gender equity in the workplace, but to racial equity,” the abortion chain stated in a press release. “We know that birth control helps women plan and advance their careers — for Black women who face greater institutional barriers to promotion, lack of access to birth control should not be another hurdle.”

It plans to run “Wall Street Journal advertisement and posts” on the social media sites of businesses that are participating in the campaign to “ensure the message reaches tens of millions of people.”

Planned Parenthood claimed the campaign will help black people achieve “equity” – “especially as the country faces a reckoning regarding the mistreatment of Black people for centuries.” It claimed its work is “crucial to black women’s economic success.”

“Affordable birth control is crucial to Black women’s economic success — more than two thirds of Black women believe the ability to plan if and when to have children is important to their ability to pursue their career goals,” the abortion chain said.

But many believe Planned Parenthood is not helping black families but targeting them, and this racist attitude goes back to its founder, Margaret Sanger.

A well-known eugenicist, Sanger wrote and spoke frequently about how she believed certain groups of human beings were less valuable than others. She described them as “human weeds,” “reckless breeders” and “spawning … human beings who never should have been born” in her book “Pivot of Civilization.”

She also wrote about getting rid of people with diseases and disabilities through sterilization and segregation, describing these “morons” as “a dead weight of human waste.”

Then, in a 1939 letter to a friend, she wrote, “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population.”

For more on this and the truth about Planned Parenthood, visit hamiltonstrategies.com As always, we thank LIfeNews for this important information. Together we CAN help give another heart the chance to beat!

“The main objects of the Population Congress would be to apply a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring[;] to give certain dysgenic groups in our population their choice of segregation or sterilization,” Sanger wrote.

Sanger founded Planned Parenthood 100 years ago, and since abortion became legal nation-wide in 1973, an estimated 20 million unborn black babies have been aborted in America.

Though abortions hurt families of every race and culture, statistics indicate that abortions disproportionately hurt the African American community. Census data indicates that African Americans make up about 13 percent of the U.S. population, but they have nearly 40 percent of all abortions. And New York City health statistics indicate that more African American babies are aborted in the city than are born each year.

Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion chain in America, so it is responsible for many unborn babies’ deaths. It aborts about 345,000 unborn babies each year while reporting billion-dollar revenues.

Many believe it targets minorities for abortions by placing its facilities in minority neighborhoods. Research by Protecting Black Life found that 79 percent of Planned Parenthood surgical abortion facilities are located within walking distance of minority neighborhoods.

More recently, Planned Parenthood’s own employees also accused the abortion chain of systemic racism. Last week, about 300 current and former employees signed an open letter accusing one of its CEOs of “systemic racism,” “abusive behavior and financial malfeasance.”

The abortion chain is rooted in discrimination against human beings. If it truly wants to help end racism, Planned Parenthood could begin by stopping its own deadly discrimination practices against babies in the womb and start devoting some of its billion-dollar revenues to actually helping black families thrive.

Heartbeat Radio Feature: Week of July 6, 2020


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Media figures frequently try to slap the label of “hypocrite” on the Conservative party and the pro-life movement. That’s because, they say, while pro-lifers challenge abortion, they aren’t really pro-life because of their position on any issue they deem fitting – and Right now, “coronavirus” is the issue.

Many in the media are accusing President Trump and Conservative leadership of pushing states to reopen at the risk of losing lives to the pandemic. In their response, columnists from the New York Times to the Washington Post recently declared that Conservatives are no longer “pro-life” – and went so far as to say that they belonged to the “party of death.” Other outlets and figures on Twitter expanded on that, calling the entire pro-life movement “pro-death.” With their arguments, the media revealed something else, too: a double-standard on life.

“You’re not really pro-life” is a tired argument wielded against the pro-life movement. Last summer, media retracted comments accusing pro-lifers of remaining silent about the plight of migrant children after pro-life leaders delivered supplies to the border. In May 2019, a writer dared pro-lifers to say that they “personally” helped mothers in need. Responses flooded in from Americans who house single moms, adopt children, counsel women, and support pregnancy centers.

The pro-life movement calls itself pro-life because it acknowledges the inherent dignity and worth of the human person, from the moment of conception. Abortion is the greatest violation of this dignity – of human life today – as it intentionally destroys millions of innocent lives each year. Because of this, the pro-life movement is especially inspired to give voice to the unborn.

The media are right: to be consistent, Conservatives and pro-lifers who challenge abortion should take every precaution to ensure human lives aren’t needlessly risked or treated as disposable during the pandemic.

Likewise, to be consistent, the media should hold Liberals and pro-choicers to the same standards that they do Conservatives and pro-lifers – or drop their current argument.

Imagine the roles reversed: Headlines might accuse Liberals of not being really “pro-choice” because they don’t support choices on any issue from guns to school choice. And if the media believed their argument that “pro-life” should encompass all life, they might pen a piece on how Liberals weren’t really “pro-life” because of the party’s unwavering support of abortion.

This is the media’s double-standard: that while they insist that the born are equal to the unborn to mock the pro-life movement, they will never admit that the unborn are equal to the born.