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President pledges to end political limits on churches

President pledges to end political limits on churches

WASHINGTON — Declaring that religious freedom is “under threat,” President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to repeal a rarely enforced IRS rule that says pastors who endorse candidates from the pulpit risk losing their tax-exempt status. “I will get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment and allow our representatives of faith to speak freely and without fear of retribution,” Trump said at the National Prayer Breakfast, a high-profile event bringing together faith leaders,...

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Sudanese Jews recall old times with nostalgia

Sudanese Jews recall old times with nostalgia

Although Israel and Sudan are now bitter enemies, the remnants of that community retain fond memories of the northeast African country. “If I could get a ticket under an assumed name, I will go, honestly,” the 71-year-old Ben-David, who left Sudan in 1964 and now lives outside Tel Aviv, said with a chuckle.

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Free, but donations benefit the Denton Community Food Room. 3 to 5 p. m. — Fifth annual African American History Month Gospel Concert set for James A. M. E. Church at 1107 E. Oak St. in Denton.

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Father Chris, a Jesuit priest, will speak on Ignatian spirituality lived daily. Free and open to anyone. 7 p. m. — Sign language class at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3000 Old North Road. Everyone is welcome.

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The Rev Christy Thomas: Good people take risks to aid the oppressed

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Nonetheless, even the most straightforward of paths to citizenship twists and turns with laborious complexity. “I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith...