Friday, Dec. 27, 2019
Here are the latest headlines, brought to you by The Christian Post.
— Thousands of Hong Kong protesters storm shopping malls over Christmas: 'We fight for freedom'
Hundreds of protesters stormed malls in Hong Kong Thursday as demonstrations and confrontations with police continued during the Christmas holidays. Protesters chanted slogans such as “Revive Hong Kong, revolution of our time” and “Hong Kong independence” as they occupied the shopping centers.
Police used tear gas and pepper spray to disperse the black-clad, masked protesters targeting the malls over Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day, prompting many stores to close. The demonstrations, called “shopping protests,” led to the arrest of over 310 protesters.
— Kentucky church displays hundreds of prayers for children suffering abuse
In an effort to bring greater awareness to the issue of child abuse, a congregation in Kentucky wrote hundreds of handwritten prayers for children suffering abuse as part of its “1,000 Prayers for Children" project during Advent. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Children’s Bureau, Kentucky has the highest rate of child abuse per capita in the nation.
Shelah Woodruff, director of Outreach at Christ Church United Methodist of Louisville that collected the handwritten prayers, told The Christian Post that they know God transforms lives, and along with praying for the children, they were also praying for the abusers, as well as the workers who handle these cases.
— Pro-life group delivers 380,000 petitions in effort to ban dismemberment abortion in Michigan
A Michigan-based pro-life group delivered a petition signed by over 379,400 residents to the state capitol Monday in an effort to ban dismemberment abortions that are performed during second trimester abortions. Michigan Values Life submitted well above the 340,000 signatures required by state law.
If enough of the petitions are certified as valid, then the legislature will have 40 days to pass the initiative.
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