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Here’s why politically active Christians are pushing people away from the gospel

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Oftentimes people believe that faith and politics do not coexist, but a new study reveals that they are more intertwined than we think–and assertive Conservative Christians may be doing more harm than good.

The research team stated: “Religious attachments fade in the face of visible Christian right policy victories. There is clear evidence that people—probably those without strong relationships with houses of worship—use the Christian right as a proxy for religion as a whole, and discontinue their religious identities as a result.”

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The study said that the more politically charged Christians are, the more likely people will disassociate with the faith or not join the religious group altogether.

The research says: “By 2010, a ban (on gay marriage) was in place in 29 states. These states were more likely to be evangelical, and had smaller populations of ‘nones’ in them in 2006. But by 2010, that gap between the ‘nones’ in marriage-ban states and those in states with no marriage ban had been cut in half.”

The research also stated: “The decision to de-identify and disaffilate with religion are not solely individual, psychological processes.  Rather, that deeply personal shift can be driven by reactions to “specific policy skirmishes that gather public attention and shape decision-making.”

The research suggests that Christians should consider their political activism if they want to continue to win souls for the kingdom.

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Trump has spent his three years in office desperately trying to corner the Indian market for his properties

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President Donald Trump went to India for the first time in his presidency, but he can't stay at his own Trump properties, because they're not as far along as he would probably like.

“It’s a little different situation than him going to his own club and being able to hold court there,” Alyssa Ayres told Politico. She was previously the deputy assistant secretary of state for South Asia. “This trip will make [his properties] more visible in India.”

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Louisiana judge admits to exchanging racist texts with cop boyfriend about courtroom employees

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Appearing on a local TV station on Sunday, a district court judge in Assumption Parrish in Louisiana owned up to racist comments she made about African-American employees in her courtroom that she texted to her then-police officer boyfriend.

According to WAFB, Judge Jessie LeBlanc initially denied using the N-word about a black sheriff’s deputy and a black law clerk in her district when texting with former chief deputy, Capt. Bruce Prejean, with whom she was involved while both were married.

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Julian Assange lawyer tells court: After pardon fell through, Trump administration resorted to ‘extortion’

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An attorney for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange accused the Trump administration of extortion in a London court on Monday.

The WikiLeaks attorney appeared at Woolwich Crown Court along with U.S. prosecutors, who argued that Assange should be extradited the United States, where he faces 18 charges and up to 175 years in jail.

Attorneys for Assange previously told the court that former Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) tried to broker a pardon deal between the White House and Assange if he would agree to say that Russia was not the source of hacked Democratic Party emails.

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