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NRB Lauds Stand for Religious Freedom in Louisiana

Legislation intended to be a preventative shield for religious freedom in advance of the coming Supreme Court decision on marriage was shelved by a committee in the Louisiana legislature this week.

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Commissioner Highlights Uncertainty on Collection of Fines

While the $1 million fine given to iHeartMedia for misusing Emergency Alert System (EAS) tones was the big news out of the FCC Enforcement Bureau this week, FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly had another interesting point to make about the agency’s penalties generally.

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Senate Adopts Religious Freedom Measure in Trade Bill

The U.S. Senate this week adopted an amendment by U.S. Senator James Lankford (R-OK) that would require the Executive Branch to take religious freedom into consideration when negotiating trade agreements.

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House Democrats Push for More On-Air Disclosure

A number of House Democrats have co-sponsored legislation that would require the FCC to increase the amount of information revealed on-air for political ads.

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InterVarsity President Alec Hill to Step Down Following Cancer Diagnosis

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship President Alec Hill has been diagnosed with myelodysplasia, a cancer of the bone marrow, and will start treatment on June 10, according to an announcement last Friday.

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NRB Milestone Award Honors 50+ Years of Christian Broadcasting: Is Your Organization Eligible?

NRB members who have achieved 50 years or more of continuous broadcast ministry are eligible to be considered for the NRB Milestone Award.

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Luis Palau Presents Good News Message to 30+ UN Ambassadors at United Nations HQ

International evangelist Luis Palau recently presented the “good news in the city” message to more than 30 ambassadors at the United Nations during the Ambassadors’ Spring Luncheon Forum. The gathering also included several members from the UN Security Council.

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Hearings Highlight Internet Governance Concerns

This week two hearings in the U.S. House of Representatives focused on the future operation and governance of the Internet.

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Senate Calls for Release of American Citizens in Iran

This week the U.S. Senate approved a resolution calling for the release of several Americans being held in Iran, among them Pastor Saeed Abedini, a resident of Idaho.

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NRB Press Releases

NRB Welcomes Louisiana Stand for Religious Freedom

Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of NRB, today thanked Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal for working to protect religious freedom by Executive Order following the defeat of the Marriage and Conscience Act (HB 707) in a Louisiana House Committee on Tuesday.

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NRB Urges Iran Bill to Require Release of Americans

As the Senate continues consideration of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, NRB today urged that the final legislation require the release and safe return of Americans, including Pastor Saeed Abedini, who are unjustly incarcerated in Iran.

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Religious Liberty: 'It Is Going to Be an Issue'

NRB today responded to the admission by U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli to the U.S. Supreme Court that if “gay marriage” is deemed to be a constitutional right, then the tax-exempt status of religious institutions could be at risk.

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NRB President: Supreme Court May Change America, But Not Marriage

Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), released the following statement after today’s oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges:

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NRB Opposes Performance Tax Legislation

The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), America’s preeminent association of Christian broadcasters and communicators, expressed concern with performance tax legislation being introduced by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) that would place a new and unwarranted burden on many Christian radio broadcasters.

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NRB Welcomes 30 New Members in First Quarter of 2015

The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Executive Committee has voted to approve 18 new full members and 12 associate members in the first quarter of 2015 – 30 new members in total.

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NRB Reacts to Attack on Indiana RFRA

NRB today responded to the battle in the media over the State of Indiana’s recently approved Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).

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Total Living Network's KTLN Receives 2015 NRB Award for TV Station of the Year (Full Power)

KTLN-TV received the 2015 NRB Media Award for Television Station of the Year (Full Power) on Tuesday, February 24, at the NRB 2015 International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, TN.

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theDove TV Receives 2015 NRB Award for TV Station of the Year (Low Power)

theDove TV received the 2015 NRB Media Award for Television Station of the Year (Low Power) on Tuesday, February 24, at the NRB 2015 International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, TN.

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The Christian Broadcasting Network Receives 2015 NRB Award for Best TV Talk Show for 'The 700 Club with Pat Robertson'

The Christian Broadcasting Network received the 2015 NRB Media Award for Best Television Talk Show for The 700 Club with Pat Robertson on Tuesday, February 24, at the NRB 2015 International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, TN.

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Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Chaplains in Texas Following Historic Floods

Crisis-trained chaplains with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team are on the ground in San Marcos, Texas...

What Will You Do, Christians, If The Supreme Court Issues The Wrong Ruling On Marriage?

Christian leaders are warning the United States Supreme Court to expect massive resistance if they trash marriage between one man and one woman when they rule in June.

Rep. Blackburn Wants to Defund Net Neutrality Rules

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) is vowing to use the appropriations process to try and block implementation of new FCC net neutrality rules.

No more subpoenaed sermons: TX lawmakers approve protection for pastors

The pastor protection bill that passed the House and Senate, and will become law with the governor's signature, comes after pastors in Houston were targeted...

FCC Proposes 2015 Regulatory Fees

The FCC has released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Report and Order, and Order (really, that’s the title of it) (“NPRM/R&O”) proposing...

Court Rejects Notre Dame's HHS Mandate Challenge

A federal court of appeals has rejected the University of Notre Dame's request to be exempt from the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate.

Bobby Jindal Under Fire for Religious Freedom Order

Critics are blasting Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal for his executive order protecting individuals and businesses that have a religious objection to participating in a same-sex marriage ceremony.

Legendary Christian Radio Program Adds Sirius-XM to Network

D. James Kennedy Ministries, one of America's most enduring and most acclaimed Christian media ministries, will now broadcast on Sirius-XM satellite radio.

Seven FCC Reform Measures Sent to Full Committee

The Communications & Technology Subcommittee is sending seven FCC process reform bills to the full House Energy & Commerce Committee for consideration.

Salem Media Group, Inc. to Present at the East Coast IDEAS Investor Conference on June 4, 2015 in Boston

Salem Media Group (NASDAQ: SALM), announced today that they will present at the East Coast IDEAS Investor Conference on Thursday, June 4, 2015...

Majority Of Dems OK With Criminalization Of Hate Speech

A poll released Wednesday by the online pollster YouGov has found that a plurality of the American public, as well as a majority of Democrats, support...

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Baptists sign SCOTUS gay marriage case brief

Jerry Johnson, president of the National Religious Broadcasters, referencing protests against Religious Freedom Restoration Acts in Indiana and Arkansas...

Baptists, others, fear legal gay marriage will censor free speech

Ministries joining the argument include the National Religious Broadcasters, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse.

Top Christian groups to Supremes: Protect marriage

Some of the top names in Christian ministry – including the National Religious Broadcasters...

National Religious Broadcasters Holds Firm

As many Evangelical elites and institutions squishily accommodate liberal trends, the National Religious Broadcasters group remains defiantly conservative...

Christian filmmakers talk ‘Reel Dreams’ at NRB

The topic brings up the same questions each year, with 2015 being no exception, at the Annual National Religious Broadcasters...

NRB Board Issues Topical Resolutions

Meeting at the annual NRB International Christian Media Convention in Nashville this week, the National Religious Broadcasters Board...

Mike Huckabee skipping CPAC for National Religious Broadcasters Convention

Potential presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said he’s not speaking at CPAC this year...


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