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Senator Leahy Makes False Claims Against Alliance Defending Freedom During Barrett Hearing

During the second day of hearings to examine the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) was critical of the judge for having spoken to Christian law students participating in a program of Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), making false claims against the non-profit legal organization.

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NRB Praying for Speedy Recovery for President Trump, First Lady

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have both tested positive for COVID-19 and are experiencing some symptoms, according to announcements from the White House.

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NRB Applauds Nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court; Urges Swift Confirmation

President Donald Trump today announced Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court. In response, the following statement was issued by Daniel Darling, Senior Vice President of NRB, the nation’s preeminent association of Christian broadcasters and communicators.

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NRB Prays for Family of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; Supports Filling SCOTUS Vacancy Immediately

In response to the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the following statement was issued by Troy Miller, CEO of NRB.

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Dr. Charles Stanley Steps Down as Senior Pastor of First Baptist Atlanta; Shifts Focus to In Touch

Dr. Charles Stanley announced that he is beginning a new season of life and stepping down as Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Atlanta, where he has served for the past 51 years. While continuing to serve the church as Pastor Emeritus, Stanley will focus on In Touch Ministries, which he founded in 1982, and will continue to spread the Gospel through In Touch programs.

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LA Superior Court Temporarily Allows County Ban on Indoor Worship, Restrictions on Outdoor Services

In a heavy-handed move against Pastor John MacArthur and his congregation at Grace Community Church, the Los Angeles Superior Court issued a preliminary injunction Thursday prohibiting them from “conducting, participating in, or attending any indoor worship services” and also placing restrictions on outdoor worship.

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MobileCause Pulls Plug on Family Research Council One Hour Before Election Broadcast Event Over 'Hate Group' Label

Family Research Council (FRC) had its agreement with fundraising software company MobileCause terminated just one hour before one of its “Pray Vote Stand” broadcasts because of the “hate group” label that the discredited Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) had given the conservative religious organization.

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Support for Local Radio Freedom Act Surpasses Majority in the House

Following another push by NRB in early June, the Local Radio Freedom Act (H.Con.Res.20; S.Con.Res.5) now has the bipartisan support of 223 Members of Congress – five more than the 218 votes needed to guarantee a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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NRB Thanks Senators for Urging POTUS to Ensure First Amendment Fairness for Churches

NRB, the world’s pre-eminent association of Christian broadcasters and communicators representing millions of listeners, viewers, and readers worldwide, thanks the 10 U.S. senators who recently sent a letter to President Trump, asking him to do everything in his power to prevent state and local governments from discriminating against Americans seeking to exercise their First Amendment right to practice their religion.

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SCOTUS Delivers Major Wins for Religious Liberty with Rulings on Our Lady of Guadalupe and Little Sisters of the Poor Cases

NRB hailed the U.S. Supreme Court’s 7-2 rulings honoring religious liberty in the cases of Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru and Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvania.

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NRB Urges Congressional Support for Local Radio Freedom Act

Currently 211 members in the House have signed -- just seven away from the 218 majority needed to block any bill from passing...

NRB Steps Up Efforts To Help Block Creation Of New Radio Royalty

Radio’s performance royalty battle never seems to fall from the Washington playlist, as evidenced by a recent Senate hearing...

Senate Committee To Discuss Music Rights

The Senate Judiciary IP subcommittee will hold a staff briefing on May 27th called “Scope of Music Rights within the DMCA.”

National Religious Broadcasters Music License Committee Formally Recognizes Pro Music Rights as Performance Rights Organization

NRBMLC Executive Director Scott R. Hunter formally recognized Pro Music Rights as a new PRO to NRBMLC Members...

Christian Media Convention held in Nashville

U.S. Attorney General William Barr spoke at the NRB 2020 Christian Media Convention in Nashville, Tennessee...

Supreme Court to Decide if Transgender Rights Prevail Over Christian-Based Businesses

The US Supreme Court announced on Tuesday it will take up the case involving a Michigan Christian funeral home's objection...

'People Are Afraid': New Effort Aims to Stop Violent Attacks on US Churches and Houses of Worship

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