Wednesday, the Supreme Court delivered two noteworthy victories for religious liberty. In Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania, the court upheld a Trump administration policy protecting conscience and religious freedom in the context of the Affordable Care Act ("ACA"). In Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru, the court robustly defined the First Amendment rights of religious schools and institutions to determine who will teach and defend the tenets of their faith.

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Members of American Legion Post 214 of Taylors help post the colors at Wrenn Memorial Baptist Church's annual military appreciation program.

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It’s easy to get infuriated and disappointed by the state of affairs in Washington. But this week we are happy to bring you a bit of good news out of the Supreme Court.

Little SistersIn a victorious 7-2 decision in Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvaniathe Court ruled that the Little Sisters are exempt from the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) contraceptive mandate. The Little Sisters are an order of Roman Catholic religious sisters who serve the elderly poor. In the past decade, the Sisters have been dragged through multiple courtrooms fighting for protection against being forced to fund healthcare plans required under the Obama-era contraceptive mandate, which requires healthcare plans to provide women’s “preventative care,” including birth control and abortion-inducing drugs.

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Brandi Swindell, Founder and CEO of Stanton Public Policy Center, protests the inclusion of a bust of Margaret Sanger at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C.
Brandi Swindell, Founder and CEO of Stanton Public Policy Center, protests the inclusion of a bust of Margaret Sanger at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C.

WASHINGTON -- This is part of a national campaign organized by Stanton Public Policy Center, to have Margaret Sanger, An Avowed Racist and Eugenicist, Removed from the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

Stanton Public Policy Center is a Woman's advocacy and educational group that works on issues of human rights and justice that empower and inspire women.  It is affiliated with Stanton Healthcare which has life-affirming women's health clinics in America and internationally.

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S.C. politicians routinely love to make promises about massive corporate investment and multitudes of new jobs in the Palmetto State.

But the secretly crafted written agreements offering taxpayer-backed incentives in exchange for those promised jobs and investment often don’t live up to the official hype.

Last month, The Nerve detailed how for years state commerce and revenue officials failed to adequately track new jobs that benefiting companies were required to create.

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It's been called the program for sinners and saints, or, Senator James Lankford (R-Okla.) joked, "Baptists and bars." With loans fanning out to everyone from jellybean companies to dating apps, Congress's Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has been an equal opportunity lifeline for businesses crushed under the weight of the virus. But not everything has gone exactly according to plan, and the $150 million Planned Parenthood absconded with is exhibit A.

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Faith-based agency has drilled more than 30,000 'Jesus Wells,' distributed 58,000-plus water filters

QUENCHING THE THIRST OF A CONTINENT: Gospel for Asia (GFA World, www.gfa.org) today revealed it has provided safe drinking water for a staggering 37.5 million people in Asia, the world's
QUENCHING THE THIRST OF A CONTINENT: Gospel for Asia (GFA World, www.gfa.org) today revealed it has provided safe drinking water for a staggering 37.5 million people in Asia, the world's "thirstiest" continent. The faith-based mission agency released a new report titled Don't Drink The Water (Unless You Know What's In It).

WILLS POINT, Texas -- A leading mission agency today revealed it has provided safe drinking water for a staggering 37.5 million people in Asia, the world's "thirstiest" continent.

The number of people helped by Texas-based Gospel for Asia (GFA World, www.gfa.org) is roughly equivalent to the entire population of California.

GFA World reported millions of water-deprived families across Asia -- home to six out of every 10 people on the planet -- now have safe, reliable drinking water thanks to the organization's deep wells and BioSand filters.

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