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Texas Megachurch Defends Having Choir Of Over 100 Sing In Front Of Mike Pence

A Dallas evangelical church is standing by its decision to have an over 100-person choir sing without masks during a Sunday service attended by Vice President Mike Pence.  The choir of First Baptist Dallas, a Southern Baptist megachurch led by President Donald Trump’s close evangelical ally Pastor Robert Jeffress, performed during “Celebrate Freedom Sunday,” a […]

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Coronavirus Cases Force Reopened Catholic Church In Texas To Backtrack

A Roman Catholic church in Texas has indefinitely suspended public Masses after the death of one elderly priest and the COVID-19 diagnoses of five others.  Rev. Donnell Kirchner, a 79-year-old priest from Houston’s Holy Ghost Church,  died on May 13 after being diagnosed with pneumonia, the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston confirmed in a statement Monday. The archdiocese […]

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U.S. Appeals Court Lets Texas Curb Medication Abortions During Pandemic

NEW YORK, April 20 (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Monday allowed Texas to enforce curbs on medication-induced abortions as part of the Republican-governed state’s restrictions aimed at postponing medical procedures not deemed urgent during the coronavirus pandemic. The New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals threw out a federal judge’s order blocking the state from […]

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Court Allows Medication Abortions In Texas During Coronavirus Pandemic

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court panel ruled that medication abortions, in which pills are taken to terminate a pregnancy, can be provided in Texas during the coronavirus pandemic. Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order last month that bars non-essential medical procedures so that health resources can go to treating coronavirus patients. […]