Roundups
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The cultural crime of thinking differently

Entertainment | Romance authors shun industry insider for liking conservative tweets
by Collin Garbarino
Posted 4/07/20, 05:24 pm

The sordid story of how a Tweetstorm almost destroyed the Romance Writers of America serves as a cautionary tale of the perils of modern cancel culture. As of last week, it looks like the drama, itself worthy of a pulpy novel, has finally come to an end.

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Closed but not canceled

First Amendment | Churches adapt to pandemic restrictions
by Steve West
Posted 4/07/20, 03:11 pm

Henry Fernandez doesn’t like preaching to an empty room and a camera: “Here I am in this small sanctuary with six people, and I’m trying to ignore the camera and speak normally, and that has been a real challenge for me.”

Though the situation makes him anxious, Fernandez, who pastors Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church, a Presbyterian Church in America congregation in Los Alamos, N.M., said the decision whether to obey the state’s ban on public gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic was straightforward.

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Ordering pro-lifers to stay at home

Abortion | Christians face arrest for ministering outside abortion businesses during the coronavirus pandemic
by Leah Hickman
Posted 4/06/20, 05:06 pm

Jolene Troyer, a 19-year-old resident of Greensboro, N.C., and her sister met up with two friends on March 28 for a prayer walk to an abortion business. They started in the parking lot of a nearby church and were still across the street from A Woman’s Choice when police officers approached and told them to return to their cars, citing the county’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order. Troyer and her friends complied and returned to the church parking lot, but a few leaders with the pro-life organization Love Life returned later that day.

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