Jessie Parks

True grit

Religion | The Anglican Church in North America turns 10 as the battle for Biblical fidelity continues
by Jamie Dean
Posted 7/04/19, 03:19 pm

Rugged pioneers settled a desolate landscape in the plains of north Texas nearly two centuries ago. So, it seems fitting for a group of Christians who fled an arid spiritual landscape more than a decade ago to gather here and survey their progress after pulling up stakes to build something new.

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When the fog lifts

Religion | Former cult leader and convicted murderer Jacques Robidoux says he experienced a transformation in prison, and now he wants others to avoid the crooked path he trod
by Emily Belz
Posted 6/13/19, 03:48 pm

BRIDGEWATER, Mass.—Over 51 awful days in 1999, 10-month-old Samuel Robidoux slowly starved to death. His parents, part of an aberrational cult that began as a Bible study and home church, withheld food from him so as to obey a “prophecy” from a fellow cult member, the boy’s aunt.

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Mark Schiefelbein/AP

Extreme measures

News analysis | China turns to Russia for food as Democrats turn to extreme rhetoric on abortion
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 6/11/19, 01:14 pm

China last year was home to 440 million pigs, 57 percent of the world’s porcine total. As African swine fever—fatal for pigs, not transferable to humans—spread in early June, millions died. Farmers slaughtered millions more, hoping for sales before the highly contagious disease hit. Some say half of all pigs will die, and that’s particularly bad news in China, where more than half of all meat consumed is pork. The government even maintains a strategic pork reserve.  

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