Capitol Update

Capitol Update – January 29, 2015

Bill of the Week – AB 29: Age of Consent for Minors A few bills have been introduced to close loopholes in the law concerning sexual consent by minors largely due to a lawsuit involving a sexual relationship between a 14 year old student and her 28 year old teacher. In 2011, 28-year-old math teacher […]

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US Missionaries Detained in Venezuela Back Home

Four American missionaries detained in Venezuela last week are finally back home in North Dakota.     The missionaries from Bethel Evangelical Free Church in Devils Lake were handing out medicine and hearing aids last Wednesday when they were detained.      They were told they didn’t have the required work visas, something that wasn’t required in their […]

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Islamic State Releases More Assyrian Christians

The Islamic State released four more Assyrian Christian hostages Tuesday from the more than 200 they kidnapped last week in Syria.  The Assyrian rights group Demand for Action and the Assyrian Charitable Association say the reasons for their release were unclear. Earlier this week ISIS released 19 Christian hostages after they paid an Islamic tax […]

Is It the Beginning of the End for Obamacare?

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White House Lashes Back after Netanyahu Speech

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Dr. Ben Carson Explores 2016 Presidential Run

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LGBT Proposal Puts Religious, Privacy Rights at Risk

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Brave Muslim Warns of ISIS’s Apocalyptic Mission

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Australian Pastor: Wake Up to Creeping Islamization

We are in the midst of a culture war and the survival of Western culture is at stake. That’s the message Australian Pastor Danny Nalliah of Catch The Fire Ministries recently shared with The Global Lane as we discussed his new book, The 21st Century Culture War in the West. The book details what Nalliah […]