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Religious Freedom Day Celebrates Nation’s Pluralism
The Becket Fund

Over two decades ago, Congress declared January 16 as Religious Freedom Day, a day for honoring America’s first freedom. This Saturday, The Becket Fund launches RFRA Central to celebrate the 230th anniversary of the “Virginia Statute Establishing Religious Freedom” – the forerunner of the Constitution’s First Amendment Religion Clauses.

Fact-Checking Obama’s Final State of the Union
Melissa Quinn, The Daily Signal

Despite the president’s claim that more than 18 million Americans now have health insurance—credited to Obamacare’s implementation—the majority of those who gained coverage qualified for Medicaid because of loosened eligibility.

North Korea Gets Competition: The Top 50 Countries Where It’s Now Hardest To Be a Christian
Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra, Christianity Today

Hermit Kingdom losing lead as modern persecution hits record high, according to 2016 World Watch List.

4 ways the lottery preys on the poor
Alvin Chang, Vox

These are the people Osmond pinpointed when he obtained a database from the Connecticut Lottery containing 21 years’ worth of winners. What did he find? They are largely poor, largely minorities, and often addicts. The lottery preys on these people.

Joe Carter Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).

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