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"Love looks like an empty sanctuary," one pastor said. But after weeks of not gathering in person, it's the emptiness in the offering plate that's really hurting churches. And it's not necessarily the pastors' salaries or the building upkeep that worries leaders. It's the impact on ministry. "If this keeps up," one Baltimore pastor told the AP, "we can't fund all [of] our outreach to help other people." But, thanks to the Trump administration's insistence that churches be included in the virus relief, the president had good news: Help is on the way! (It just required some last-minute fixes first.)

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Nite Line broadcasts live Monday through Friday on WGGS-TV from 8 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. The program features local and/or nationally known guests who share their testimonies and talent. Our goal is to be an inspiration to our viewers as well as inform them of Christian and community events in the upstate.

Monday, April 13, 2020Tonight Pastor Keith Kelly hosts a new Nite Line program as he encourages viewers with a message of hope during the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Bill Graham Evanelistic Assocation LogoCHARLOTTE, N.C. -- In an age of coronavirus, quarantines and social distancing, Evangelist Will Graham is preparing to proclaim a hope-filled Gospel message on Good Friday. The online outreach will be simulcast from the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, North Carolina, at 4 p.m. ET on Friday, April 10. 

"As we contemplate Jesus' death on the cross -- which we commemorate on Good Friday -- it certainly didn't seem 'good' at the time. Darkness thought it had won. However, Christ conquered the grave and triumphantly rose again," said Graham. "This year things seem bleak, but we know that Jesus' sacrifice and victory means that our present struggles aren't the end of the story. We can find lasting peace and eternal hope in Him, even when the world around us is in turmoil." 

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Liberty Council

TAMPA, Fla. -- Hillsborough County Council just met and voted to reverse its order from law last Friday. At the recommendation of County Attorney Beck, the council voted to recognize churches as "essential." Mayor Castor wanted to impose the 10 person and six-foot social distancing restriction on churches, but the council voted against her recommendation at the advice of counsel. Any future guidance the county may issue will be recommendations and not enforceable.

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Nite Line broadcasts live Monday through Friday on WGGS-TV from 8 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. The program features local and/or nationally known guests who share their testimonies and talent. Our goal is to be an inspiration to our viewers as well as inform them of Christian and community events in the upstate.

Monday, April 6, 2020Join Pastors Keith Kelly and Benny Littlejohn as they minister to our viewers tonight on Nite Line.

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CLEVELAND, OH -- 

  • While Florida's abortion industry remains open for business, Florida's Hillsborough County Sheriff arrested Tampa Bay Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne for conducting worship in violation of the public health social distancing rules.

  • While exempting the abortion industry from closure, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam orders Christians who worship with ten or more to face both $2,500 fines and a year in jail.

  • While abortion facilities remain open for business, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio threatened to close churches and synagogues "permanently" if they refuse to close their church during the Coronavirus outbreak.

  • Four peaceful pro-life protesters practicing social distancing were arrested for praying outside an abortion facility while at least twenty women freely walked through the open doors to obtain the elective surgery of abortion.

"How dare they jail pastors and close the doors of the church while the abortion industry remains open to spread the virus and put our lives at risk," said Faith2Action President Janet Porter, who is joined by more than one hundred national leaders and thirty thousand medical professionals in calling for the abortion industry to close to stop the spread of COVID-19 found at StopTheSpreadRightNow.com.

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. -- Professor and Harvard graduate William Jeynes is organizing a National Day of Repentance for Easter, Sunday, April 12th. He is contacting governors to announce the proclamation for their states, and religious leaders to make the proclamation for their houses of worship and denominations. He is hopeful that President Trump will make the declaration for the country. Jeynes asserts, "Government leaders are trying to limit the number of coronavirus cases, and especially the number of deaths.

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Mike Scruggs