News Of The Day – June 2nd

Family Of Josh Duggar Speaks Out After He Is Sentenced To Over 12 Years In Prison

Family members are speaking out after Josh Duggar, star of “19 Kids And Counting”, was sentenced to 12 years and seven months in federal prison on charges of possession of child pornography. Duggar’s brother, Jason Duggar, called the decision “fair.” Duggar’s sister, Jill Dillard, and her husband  said, “The last several weeks and months have been difficult emotionally. We are neither rejoicing nor disappointed by the sentence, but we are thankful it’s finally over.” Duggar was arrested in April 2021 after a Little Rock Police Department detective found child pornography files on a computer traced to Duggar. Read more about the sentence here. 

 

Pastor Tony Evans Says U.S. Is Facing God’s Judgement Because Christians Are Cultural Not Biblical

God is judging America. According to pastor and bestselling author Tony Evans, moral and societal issues are worsening across the United States because Christians are becoming more “cultural” than “biblical,” and the country is facing God’s judgment as a result. “Our identity is to be rooted in the Imago Dei, in the image of God. But we’ve gotten so ingrained in the thinking of the culture, that we wind up being parakeets to what the society is saying, rather than taking a solid, loving but clear stance on what God is saying,” said Evans.  He continued, “I think one of the things we’re facing now is the judgment on America because the failure of the Church to be the people of God that represents His Kingdom more than we represent the nation,” Read more of his thoughts here. 

 

Two Million Dollar Tabernacle Stolen And Angel beheaded In New York Catholic Church 

Police say someone has broken into the altar at a New York City church, stole a $2m gold relic and removed the head from a statue of an angel. The robbery occurred at St Augustine’s Roman Catholic church, known as the “Notre Dame” of Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood. The church was closed for construction at the time. Camera recordings from the church’s security system were also stolen, the church’s pastor said. The diocese of Brooklyn called it “a brazen crime of disrespect and hate. A thief or thieves cut through a metal protective casing, apparently with a specialist saw, and made off with a tabernacle dating to the church’s opening in the 1890s. Read more about the theft here.

 

Pro-life Group To Counter Abortion Activists “Summer of Rage” With “Summer of Service”

A pro-life organization is gearing up for a “summer of service” to counter threats of a “summer of rage” by pro-abortion activists as the U.S. Supreme Court decides if it will overturn Roe v. Wade. Kristan Hawkins, the President of Students for Life of America (SFLA), says that her pro-life organization plans to counter the threat of violence with acts of service. Earlier this year, SFLA relaunched the program “Standing with You,” which helps pregnant women find resources and support on school campuses. It has also launched its “Abortion Free Cities” campaign in 22 U.S. cities. The campaign aims to spread awareness of pregnancy resources. SFLA is also introducing a digital and physical pledge program titled “Standing with Her Summer,” which will be distributed online. The program encourages people to pledge that they will support women dealing with unexpected pregnancies. Read more about the organization here.

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