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    Newly installed Alaska archbishop denounces divisions in church

    Pope Francis’ personal ambassador to the United States was in Anchorage on Sept. 17 for the installation of Archbishop Andrew Bellisario as...

    Ketchikan Assembly dismisses religious freedom concerns, overrides mayor’s veto

    The Ketchikan Borough Assembly voted to override Mayor Rodney Dial’s veto of a resolution it passed on Aug. 17 which asks the...

    Anchorage bans counseling that does not support LGBTQ agenda

    It is now illegal for counselors in Anchorage to provide any service for minors that helps them deal with unwanted same-sex attraction or overcome...

    Aug. 25 protest to support parental rights & police officers in Anchorage

    Yet another protest will take place outside the Anchorage Assembly chambers on Aug. 25, beginning at 4:30 p.m. The upcoming event will urge the Assembly...

    Anchorage pastor urges Assembly to refrain from violating 1st Amendment

    Editor’s note: The following letter was submitted to the Anchorage Assembly for their Aug. 25 meeting in which they will consider an ordinance (AO...

    Ketchikan mayor defends religious liberty, vows to veto gender identity ordinance

    After an emotional and somewhat philosophical discussion about gender identity, religious freedom and discrimination, the Ketchikan Borough Assembly voted 6-1 in favor of a...

    Another church refuses to follow Anchorage mayor’s restriction on group size

    Yet another prominent Anchorage church has chosen to remain open for communal worship in the face of Mayor Ethan Berkowitz’s latest emergency order limiting...

    Ketchikan mayor defends religious liberty, vows to veto gender identity ordinance

    After an emotional and somewhat philosophical discussion about gender identity, religious freedom and discrimination, the Ketchikan Borough Assembly voted 6-1 in favor of a...

    Republicans far more likely to attend church during COVID

    The more conservative one’s political views, the more comfortable they are with attending religious services over the past few months. Republicans and Democrats hold vastly...

    Confusing art bespeaks of a meaningless existence

    In today’s degenerating western culture, all that is beautiful is being destroyed. This is not an accident of human emotion but is the culmination...

    Prominent Alaska church defies mayor’s order restricting religious services

    Anchorage Baptist Temple is standing up to Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz’s latest emergency order that bans churches from having more than 15 people in...

    Eastman vs. Sumner for Alaska House: Here’s where they stand

    In the race for the Alaska House seat in District 10 (Wasilla), the Alaska Watchman is not making any endorsements. In order to give...

    Alaska Attorney General supports high school coach’s right to pray on field

    Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson joined 21 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief to the Ninth Circuit in support of a Washington state...

    Alaskans scramble to save historic church from falling off cliff

    One of the oldest churches in Alaska, and a spiritual treasure to Orthodox Alaska Natives, is on the verge of falling off a massive...

    Legal fight possible if Anchorage bans counseling for unwanted same-sex attraction

    A leading national attorney warned of legal challenges if the Anchorage Assembly presses ahead with a proposed ban on counseling that aims to help...

    The bizarre inconsistency of our Catholic bishops

    In these days of Alphabet Madness (COVID, LGBTQ, BLM, CHAZ), many Catholic bishops of the Western world fall lockstep into bizarre inconsistencies. Despite their...

    Workshop looks to help Anchorage defend parental rights in face of proposed LGBT ordinance

    The day before the Anchorage Assembly takes up debate over an ordinance to outlaw counseling for minors with unwanted same-sex attraction, a conference will...

    Let’s cancel the cancel culture

    Cancel culture destroys empathy and compassion for others. President Obama addressed this disturbing trend in 2019. Speaking last October at an event in Chicago,...

    Municipal Attorney: Anchorage mayor’s new order doesn’t apply to churches

    In imposing his latest COVID-19 mandate Mayor Ethan Berkowitz’s emergency order made no mention of religious entities. According to July 24 email Municipal Attorney...

    Mayor’s latest emergency order again treats Anchorage churches as non-essential

    Update from editor: While the actual text of Mayor Berkowitz's latest emergency order makes no mention of churches or religious exemptions, his legal department...

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