J.C. Derrick

J.C. is WORLD’s deputy chief content officer and WORLD Radio’s managing editor based in Dallas. Follow J.C. on Twitter @jcderrick1.

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Senators prod DOJ on delayed Boko Haram designation

Terrorism | Lawmakers want to know why it took so long to acknowledge the Nigerian terror group’s threat
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 9/28/16, 12:40 pm

WASHINGTON—Two Republican U.S. senators are seeking all relevant communication between the State Department and the Department of Justice regarding the years-long process of designating Boko Haram a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO).

Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and David Vitter, R-La., a member of the committee, sent a letter Tuesday to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch requesting the information.

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CCCU adopts new membership policy

Higher Education | Plan grants pathway for return of three schools willing to hire staff in same-sex marriages

by J.C. Derrick
Posted 9/27/16, 12:31 pm

The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) has adopted new guidelines to address evolving differences among member schools on the definition of marriage.

“We believe that this document rightly articulates both the core and the breadth of the CCCU in a way that will make us the most effective witness and advocate for Christian higher education,” board chairman Charles Pollard, president of John Brown University, wrote to CCCU presidents in a letter dated Sept. 22.

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Obama administration defends transgender directive

Transgenderism | Government official predicts courts eventually will redefine ‘sex’ to include gender identity
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 9/23/16, 03:34 pm

WASHINGTON—The Obama administration this week publicly defended its transgender restroom directive and indicated it believes courts will eventually rule in its favor on the issue.

Amy McIntosh, principle deputy assistant secretary at the Department of Education (DOE) made the remarks during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee hearing on regulatory affairs. It was the first time the administration has answered questions about the controversial guidelines.

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