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History Books Spark Texas Classroom Battle

As Texas mulls new books for public school students, some academics are decrying lessons that they say exaggerate the influence of Christian values on our Founding Fathers.

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Midlothian ISD Parents Protest To Keep Plaques

Parents are descending on the Midlothian ISD on Thursday for a peaceful protest over the district’s decision to remove religious plaques from two elementary campuses.

08/28/2014

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Study: Social Media Users Shy Away From Sharing Opinions

Tired of that friend or relative who won’t stop posting or tweeting political opinions? Online loudmouths may be annoying, but a new survey suggests they are in the minority.

08/26/2014

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H.S. Bible Banner Lawsuit Heads To Texas Supreme Court

A group of high school cheerleaders from southeast Texas asked the state Supreme Court on Wednesday to rule on whether banners emblazoned with Bible verses that they display at football games is protected free speech.

08/06/2014

Actor Greg Kinnear attends the Dallas International Film Festival World Premiere of TriStar Pictures' "Heaven Is For Real" at Cinemark West Plano, April 10, 2014 in Plano, Texas. (credit: Stewart F. House/Getty Images for Sony Pictures Entertainment)

Biblical Films Expand Box Office Horizons

Increasingly, major studios appear to be taking a leap for faith-based audiences with biblical epics such as “Noah” and the planned December release of “Exodus.”

08/04/2014

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Dallas Pastor Says Church ‘Knows Who Price Is’

Two days after he pleaded not guilty to bribery and fraud charges, Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price was all smiles as he left church service on Sunday.

07/28/2014

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Atheists Demand Right To Deliver Invocations At Government Meetings

Several members of the Metroplex Atheists submitted a formal request to the Rowlett City Council to allow them to deliver an invocation before a city council meeting.

07/02/2014

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U.S. Supreme Exempts Businesses From Contraception Mandate

A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Obama’s health care overhaul, the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law.

07/02/2014

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Vatican Defrocks 848 Priests In 10 Years For Abuse

The Vatican has released comprehensive statistics for the first time on how it has disciplined priests accused of raping and molesting children

05/06/2014

Republican Presidential hopeful and Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks at a function. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Perry Baptized In Same Creek As Sam Houston

Gov. Rick Perry has long revered Texas icon Sam Houston, and now shares a spiritual connection with one of his political heroes — getting baptized in the same creek.

04/29/2014

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Grapevine Church Draws Large Chalk Jesus

A church in Grapevine is getting ready for Easter by trying to set a world record for the largest portrait of Jesus Christ. It is being drawn in chalk in the church’s parking lot.

04/16/2014

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Louisiana Bill Would Name Bible As Official State Book

Louisiana lawmakers are moving ahead with a proposal to name the Bible as Louisiana’s official state book, despite concerns the bill would land the Legislature in court.

04/11/2014

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