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DIVIDED AMERICA: Evangelicals feel alienated, anxious

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Pastor Richie Clendenen stepped away from the pulpit, microphone in hand. He walked the aisles of the Christian Fellowship Church, his voice rising to describe the perils believers face in 21st-century America. “The Bible says in this life you will have troubles, you will have persecutions. And Jesus takes it a step further: You’ll be hated by all nations for my name’s sake,” he said. “Let me tell you,” the minister said, “that time is here.” EDITOR’S NOTE — This…

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Islamic State conflict voted top news story of 2015

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The far-flung attacks claimed by Islamic State militants and the intensifying global effort to crush them added up to a grim, gripping yearlong saga that was voted the top news story of 2015, according to The Associated Press’ annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors. The No. 2 story was the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that led to legalization of same-sex marriage in all 50 states. But several of the other stories among the Top 10 reflected the impact…

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Today on Context Florida: Kim Davis, Vern Buchanan & Iran, hate mail & freak outs

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Today on Context Florida:           Bob Sparks talks about Kim Davis, the county clerk of Rowan County, Ky., who decided to flout the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling providing same-sex couples with the right to marry. Her refusal to follow that oath by denying marriage licenses led U.S. District Judge David L. Bunning to lock her up for contempt. Sparks is among the law-and-order conservatives who do not wish to see Davis in jail. It is solely within her power to…

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Throwing Kentucky clerk in jail part of judge’s hardball legacy

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Much of the country is talking about Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. She was released on Tuesday by U.S. District Judge David L. Bunning on the condition she not impede the further issuance of marriage licenses. Judge Bunning is playing hardball with Davis, which should come as little surprise. As the son of Jim Bunning, the Hall of Fame pitcher and former U.S. Senator, hardball comes naturally. Jim Bunning…

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