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Gov. Mike Dunleavy has agreed to join Alaskans in prayer to seek healing and racial reconciliation. The online prayer gathering will occur on July 16 and will be hosted by Alaska churches and ministries. “Let us mobilize all pastors, prayer warriors, and Christians across Alaska to come together in one accord to pray for and bring racial reconciliation and healing to the state of Alaska,” Pastor Prince Nwankudu of Revive Alaska Community Services said in...

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On June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that states cannot prohibit tuition grants or scholarships to private religious schools if they award the same grants to secular private schools. The court’s ruling dealt with a state scholarship program in Montana which banned the use of taxpayer funds at religious or sectarian schools. The high court noted that states have the right to decide whether to fund private schools, but if they do, they...

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Step aside parents. The three openly gay members of the Anchorage Assembly plan to use police powers to prohibit you from helping your child work through unwanted same-sex attraction or gender-identity confusion. A plan hatched earlier this year by Assembly Members Christopher Constant, Austin Quinn-Davidson and Assembly Chair Felix Rivera will ban any efforts to help sexually confused children live in accord with their biological sex. Amid widely publicized debates about mask mandates and street...

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Parishioners at St. Nicholas of Myra Church heard what sounded like an explosion just moments before Father Joseph Wargacki was about to read from the Gospels on June 21. The small Byzantine Catholic parish tucked along Anchorage’s Arctic Blvd. had been hit at high speed by a large Suburban. The impact shook the parish and startled the Sunday faithful. Several parishioners, led by 27-year-old Anthony Heller, sprang into action and ran outside to see what...

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The U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion on June 15 that redefines “sex” to include “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” when determining sex discrimination in the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The 6-3 decision redefines the federal law, which was written at a time when everyone accepted that there were only two sexes. Many conservatives believe the Supreme Court’s decision is a classic case of judicial activism which could have dire consequences for faith-based businesses and...

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Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin’s murder of George Floyd has caused us once again as a culture, a country and as a community to reel back and contemplate how this kind of evil can still be in our midst. For a police officer with 17 complaints against him over his two decades with the department, we might never know if it was pure, ugly prejudice against a black man or just a horrible need to...

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“The fourth rule is: Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules. You can kill them with this, but they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity.” (Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals, 1971). This rule is one of 13 set out by Alinsky as tactics to seize power. The 13 are the progressive playbook that have been used repeatedly to destroy opponents, or,...

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It’s not what the mainstream media wants to portray, but the June 6 Black Lives Matter march through Palmer, Alaska, began with a moment of prayer on all sides. This video, shot by Josh Fryfogle from the People’s Paper, shows white members of 907 Freedom speaking and praying with young black protesters and their supporters before a large protest rally. It is hard to demonize the other when all parties lift their hearts united in...

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Alaska is among just 10 states that failed to provide religious exemptions to protect First Amendment liberties of churches during the COVID-19 pandemic. Every state in the union implemented guidelines and mandates limiting social gatherings but some took greater care to safeguard citizens’ Constitutional rights. An April 24 study by the Pew Research Foundation reports that several states, such as Florida, South Carolina and others, classified religious worship as “essential,” along with grocery stores and...