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The IRS has announced that Tax Day 2022 will be April 18, instead of the usual April 15. At first blush, you would think this is because of Good Friday obviously, the holiday celebrating Jesus' death for our sins. Other news sites are falsely reporting this as the reason. However, a little bit more thinking would give you pause. You would think, "Wait a minute, Good Friday isn't a federal holiday." Which is correct: it isn't. I've never gotten work off for Good Friday. So why would the IRS,...

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In the abortion debate, it seems like it's mainly a debate between evangelical Christians and everybody else. The modern Christian political action in support for life largely stems from Baptist pastor Jerry Falwell and his Moral Majority. Falwell pastored at Thomas Road Baptist Church, which eventually joined the Southern Baptist Convention. The Southern Baptist Convention and its members have long been among the strongest opponents of abortion. However, would it surprise you to know that in 1971, the Southern Baptist Convention issued a statement in support of abortion?

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