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Judge to rule Wednesday on AF Academy prayer event

A federal judge says she’ll decide Wednesday whether to block a prayer luncheon at the Air Force Academy after some faculty members and a religion watchdog group filed a lawsuit alleging it’s unconstitutional. The lawsuit says academy commanders gave the impression they endorse the prayer luncheon, and that some faculty fear retribution if they don’t… Continue Reading Judge to rule Wednesday on AF Academy prayer event

Four Air Force Academy officers are defending the school’s upcoming prayer luncheon against claims the event appears to be sponsored by academy commanders in violation of the Constitution. The officers filed affidavits in Denver federal court on Monday. Five faculty members and the Military Religious Freedom Foundation filed suit last week seeking to block the… Continue Reading Air Force Academy officers defend prayer luncheon

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Men’s Health magazine just compiled a list of the 100 most religious cities in America – and Colorado Springs is No. 1. But before we start singing hosannas, it’s important to examine the metrics that propelled us to the top of the list. Here’s an excerpt from the article. “While it’s true that Colorado (Springs),… Continue Reading Men’s Health: Colorado Springs “Most Religious City in America”

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Religion watchdog seeks AF Academy investigation

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A religion watchdog group has asked the Defense Department to investigate whether the Air Force Academy has given a Christian group improper access to the campus to proselytize cadets. Academy officials said they began looking into the claim when they first learned of it earlier this month and haven’t found any evidence to support it.… Continue Reading Religion watchdog seeks AF Academy investigation

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Citizens Project, a local nonprofit that champions religious freedom, will distribute information to 400 churches and religious organizations today clarifying IRS laws about electioneering. “When someone makes a tax-deductible donation to a church or charity, they know that such donations come with the promise they will not be used for partisan political electioneering,” said Citizens… Continue Reading Citizens Project seeking to clarify rules for churches during elections

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Much as they do today, businesses, banks, theaters and restaurants lined Tejon Street a century ago. Looking north in 1908, a visitor would have seen the steel frame of the new Exchange National Bank rising on the corner of Pikes Peak and Tejon, flanked by the Crystal Theater, The Hub, the land office of J.H.… Continue Reading Blend of faith, history helps fill these churches’ pews

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Back in the black: Focus on the Family

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Battered by the recession, the departure of its founder and a suddenly smaller donor base, Focus on the Family suffered mightily in 2009 but appears to have finally turned the corner. The Colorado Springs-based organization had a $355,000 surplus, according to its Form 990, filed with the Internal Revenue Service last month That’s a far… Continue Reading Back in the black: Focus on the Family

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