Thursday, June 6, 2019
Here are the latest headlines, brought to you by The Christian Post.
— Pro-life groups are hailing the Trump administration’s decision to end the federal government’s practice of using tissue from aborted babies for medical research.
The Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institutes of Health will not be renewing a contract with the University of California, San Francisco, for fetal tissue. The contract effectively ended today.
An ethics advisory board will also be set up to review new research grant applications and current research projects in the renewal process that propose using fetal tissue from abortions to determine whether the NIH should fund the projects.
— The decision comes just days after pro-lifers came together this week for an annual gala in Washington, D.C., that was organized by the group Susan B. Anthony List.
There, they celebrated an “incredible shift” they see happening in America with the passing of various legislations restricting abortion and the appointment of conservative judges.
SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said the “scales [are] finally tipping" in favor of the unborn.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was honored with the Distinguished Leader Award. He said that his priority are lifetime appointments to the federal judiciary.
— This next story occurred last month but has been drawing more attention this week.
Pope Francis approved a change to the Lord’s Prayer to amend the words “lead us not into temptation” to now say “do not let us fall into temptation.”
The pope said modern translations give the impression that God leads people into temptation.
He said, ”The one who leads you into temptation is Satan,” not God.
With approval from the Vatican, the Lord’s Prayer has already been modified in French, Italian and Spanish.
The change has been met with some opposition.
“I was shocked and appalled,” said Albert Mohler, president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. “This is the Lord’s Prayer. It is not, and has never been, the pope’s prayer, and we have the very words of Jesus in the New Testament. It is those very words that the pope proposes to change. It is not only deeply problematic, it’s almost breathtaking.”
— In Texas, the attorney general filed a lawsuit against the city of San Antonio to make them comply with an investigation into whether the city’s decision to ban Chick-fil-A from an airport constituted religious bigotry.
Ken Paxton accused the city of violating the Texas Public Information Act by withholding documents from the investigation.
The San Antonio City Council had voted in March to remove Chick-fil-A from a concession food agreement with San Antonio International Airport over the restaurant’s ties to socially conservative Christian nonprofits and its owner’s opposition to gay marriage.
— The stars of TLC’s “Rattled” are sharing their story about fighting cancer and infertility in a new book.
Aly Taylor was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer and had to go through 16 rounds of chemotherapy, 30 rounds of radiation and a double mastectomy.
She was able to beat cancer but her struggles continued when she and her husband, Josh, were told that they would not be able to have a healthy pregnancy.
But again, they beat the odds.
Today the couple has three daughters, two of whom were adopted. And they give God all the glory for the miracles they experienced.
Aly said, “Every amazing thing our life started out with a horrible situation and the word ‘impossible,’ yet God did an incredible thing with our story. ‘Impossible’ sets the stage for miracles, and that’s exactly what God did.”
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