Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. She is a Patrick Henry College and World Journalism Institute graduate. Rachel resides with her husband in Wheaton, Ill.

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Anne Graham Lotz battling cancer, requests prayers

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 9/06/18, 11:42 am

Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of the late evangelist Billy Graham, announced this week she was diagnosed with breast cancer in August. She said she is having surgery Sept. 18 and asked for prayer. Lotz described in a blog post both the initial discouragement and the ways she has seen God speak to her since the diagnosis. “Pray for God to heal me in whichever way He deems would bring Him the most glory,” she wrote.

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Indian Supreme Court decriminalizes homosexuality

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 9/06/18, 11:35 am

In a unanimous decision, India’s Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a long-standing law that made homosexual relations punishable by up to 10 years in prison. The law, Section 377, held that intercourse between members of the same sex violated the laws of nature. The court ruled that sexual orientation is a “biological phenomenon,” making discrimination on that basis a violation of fundamental rights. It also ruled that Section 377 was used as a weapon to discriminate against gay and lesbian people in India.

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Twitter CEO answers anti-conservative bias charges

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 9/05/18, 12:04 pm

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will testify before a House committee Wednesday afternoon regarding accusations of bias against conservatives, a charge he denied in prewritten testimony: “Twitter does not use political ideology to make any decisions, whether related to ranking content on our service or how we enforce our rules.” Republicans, including President Donald Trump, have accused Twitter of “shadow banning” conservatives in its search results.

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