Columbus Native Walter Blanks Celebrated at White House School Choice Event

Walter Blanks is a 24-year-old from inner-city Columbus who found himself being celebrated for as a school choice success story at a White House on Monday

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Notorious Abortionist Who Lost License Got It Back from DeWine-Appointed Department of Health Director

Ohio Pro-Life groups expected to see Dr. Martin Haskell’s abortion clinic in Dayton closed for good. The abortionist notorious for claiming to have invented partial-birth abortion, failed to abide by the law requiring his facility to have a transfer agreement with a local hospital and as a result, had his license to operate denied. Haskell fought the revocation from 2014 all the way to the Ohio Supreme Court and lost on appeal twice.

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Oberlin Students Stage Memorial for Islamic Jihad Terrorists and Palestinians Killed by Israel in Military Strikes

Oberlin College is in the news again. Three years ago it was a racism charge by students, staff and faculty against a 100+ year old bakery. The business filed a defamation suit after losing half its income due to the accusations. Last week the anti-Zionist Oberlin Students for a Free Palestine erected a memorial on campus to honor the Palestinians who were killed by Israel in recent military strikes. More than a dozen of the Palestinians were Islamic Jihad terrorists.

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Proclaiming Justice to the Nations’ Ohio Chapter Gives Rabbi’s Warning to American Christians and He’s Not the Only One

Proclaiming Justice to the Nations’ Ohio Chapter shared Rabbi Daniel Lapin’s serious warning to Christians in the United States on its Facebook Page.

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Professor George Barna: America’s Post-Modern Culture is ‘Diametrically Opposed to a Biblical Worldview’

During a recent gathering of Christian educators in Ohio, George Barna shared the overwhelming evidence that America’s Christian foundation is close to crumbling because of a shift in worldview.

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The Right and the Left Dig In Their Positions on ‘Life at Conception Bill’

Supporters of abortion and most of the media responded quickly to State Representatives Candice Keller (R-Middletown) and Ron Hood (R-Ashville) introduction of House Bill 413 last week which, if passed, will identify the unborn as “persons” for legal purposes from the moment of conception.

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Four Bills Pass in the Ohio House Including Democrat-Opposed Religious Freedom for Students Bill

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The legislative calendar in the Ohio House contained four bills Wednesday, all of which passed. However, two bills revealed a clear, partisan split. One of those required screening for tuberculosis in childcare and preschool workers; the other supports student religious expression in public schools.

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Another Ohio Grown Terrorist in a Long List Pleads Guilty

Another Ohio-grown terrorist pled guilty this week to federal charges that included, “…attempting to provide support to a terrorist group and threatening to kill President Trump and his family.” Demetrius Nathaniel Pitts, also known as Abdur Raheem Rafeeq, was indicted in January on those charges which included scouting locations for a possible July 4th attack in Cleveland.

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Grocery Giant Kroger Continues Far Left March with New ‘Gender Fluid’ Customer Survey Option

A central Ohio Kroger shopper was shocked to read one of the questions on the online survey the company offers at the bottom of their receipts. The Ohio-based grocer has expanded the list of gender options from two, male and female, to four, including “gender fluid/non-binary” and “prefer not to answer.” It is not the first time Kroger has embraced far-left progressive sexuality.

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First Annual InspirEd Conference Boasts George Barna and Assistant Secretary of Primary and Secondary Education Frank Brogan

The Statehouse Atrium was filled with Christian educators, concerned citizens and major players in education policy for the first InspirEd Conference Monday. Hosted by The Ohio Christian Education Network (OCEN) –  a subsidiary of Citizens for Community Values (CCV) – the four-hour event included keynote speeches by pollster and culture analyst George Barna as well as Assistant Secretary of Primary and Secondary Education at the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) Frank Brogan.

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Two Pro-Life Bills Up for Possible Vote in the Ohio Legislature

Two pro-life bills in the Senate Health, Human Services and Medicaid Committee will be heard this week. Chairman Dave Burke (R-Marysville) has scheduled Senate Bills 155 and 208 for their fourth hearings and for a possible vote.

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Operation Christmas Child in Central Ohio is About to Begin Collecting Shoeboxes Filled with Gifts and the Gospel for Needy Children Around the World

Delaware Bible Church is one of dozens of places around Central Ohio where people can drop off shoeboxes filled with gifts for needy children around the world as part of Operation Christmas Child. Marilyn Taynor is leading the effort at the local church. She introduced The Ohio Star to Michelle Williams, the Area Coordinator for the Columbus West Team. Williams and the entire volunteer crew are preparing for the busy season – thousands of filled boxes will be dropped off at various locations between  November 18 and November 25.

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EXCLUSIVE: Leader of Evangelical Group that Supports Israel Reacts to ‘Hate Group’ Designation by the Southern Poverty Law Center

It was recently revealed that Proclaiming Justice to The Nations (PJTN) had been designated a “hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). The SPLC, originally a legal group created to provide representation to African Americans following the civil rights movement, has expanded into an organization that identifies hate groups including anti-LGBT, holocaust deniers, male supremacists and anti-Muslim associations.

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United Church of Christ Stands with Democrats to Oppose HCR 11, Which Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

  COLUMBUS, Ohio – State Representatives Candice Keller (R-Middletown) and Darrell Kick (R-Loudonville) watched as House Concurrent Resolution 11 (HCR 11), which recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, passed out of the Federalism Committee on Wednesday. The vote was 7 to 2, with the only two Democratic members present, Reps. Brigid…

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Senate President and Ohio Right to Life Urge AG Yost to Support Down Syndrome Abortion Ban and Yost Obliges

Attorney General Dave Yost filed a petition to the 6th Circuit Court for “REHEARING AND REHEARING EN BANC” (emphasis his) to reconsider their recent block of Ohio’s ban on Down Syndrome abortions Friday, Gongwer reported. Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina) and Ohio Right to Life had pushed for reconsideration.

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Former Transgender Woman Shares Transformation of Body, Mind and Soul on Recent Ohio Trip

David Arthur, also known as the Alphabet Man because of his former life in the LGBTQ community, visited Ohio this month. He brought his miracle-filled, life-changing message to area churches, including God’s Country Church in Union County. He began his church tour in Warsaw followed by Marysville then Mount Vernon. Arthur wrapped it up in Lima at Calvary Chapel.

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Kettering City Schools Hosts ‘Coming Out Day’ Festivities at Van Buren Middle School, Parents Not Informed

Last week Kettering City Schools’ Van Buren Middle School hosted an assembly for their young students, ages eleven to fourteen. It was for ‘Coming Out Day,’ one of several LGBT events that schools around the country are scheduling throughout the school year. One Van Buren parent vented her frustrations to The Ohio Star.

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Westerville Tea Party Prepares for SOGI Showdown by Hearing About Ohio Christian Alliance’s Similar Battles

Chris Long, President of Ohio Christian Alliance (OCA), spent Tuesday evening with a packed house at a Westerville Tea Party meeting. Long talked about the many battles his organization and conservative Ohioans have been tackling the last few years. His main focus, however, was Westerville’s own showdown with yet another sexual orientation/gender identity (SOGI) ordinance.

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Ohio Democratic House Sends Letter to Speaker Complaining LGBTQ Members are Not ‘Protected Class’ in House Employee Handbook

Ohio House Minority Leader Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) sent a formal letter of complaint to Speaker Larry Householder this week expressing “disappointment and concern” that LGBTQ employees are not listed as a “protected class” in the House of Representatives’ Employee Handbook.

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Greater Columbus Right to Life Announces ‘Unprecedented’ Reduction in Abortions in Just One Year

Greater Columbus Right to Life (GCRTL) announced Tuesday that abortions in the central Ohio area had dropped nearly 25% from 2017 to 2018. “Breaking News: unprecedented decline in abortions performed in Central Ohio. Abortions performed fall from 4844 in 2017 to 3706 in 2018, nearly a 25% reduction,” the group declared on Facebook.

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Toledo City Officials Not Enforcing Law Concerning Sexually Oriented Businesses, Resident Says They are Contributing to Human Trafficking

Citizens for Community Value’s President Aaron Baer and City Light Church Pastor George Williams held a press conference along with Toledo-area residents who live and work in the red light district. They had hoped to announce a sexually-oriented business operating illegally in their midst was being forced to close. Unfortunately, their pleas have fallen on mostly deaf ears. A daycare owner located near the strip club said the city officials are contributing to human trafficking.

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Brigitte Gabriel’s Book Tour for ‘The Rise in Defense of Judeo-Christian Values and Freedom’ Coming to Columbus October 14th

ACT for America Ohio is bringing Brigitte Gabriel to the Columbus Christian Center on Monday, October 14th. Gabriel is touring the United States talking about her new book The Rise in Defense of Judeo-Christian Values and Freedom.

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On Constitution Day CAIR-Ohio Hosts Anti-Semite Linda Sarsour at Ohio Statehouse

  Tuesday was Constitution Day. It was also the 3rd Annual Muslim Advocacy Day hosted by CAIR-Ohio. CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) brought Linda Sarsour, the controversial Muslim activist who has been described as an anti-Semite in National Review, Fox News, and Town Hall, among other media outlets. Jonathan Tobin…

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Pastor Sees African-American Community Rising Up Against Abortion, Credits President Trump and Exposure of Planned Parenthood Selling Baby Parts

  The National Black ProLife Coalition was joined by approximately 75 pro-life leaders and supporters from around Ohio and the nation at their press conference at Preterm Abortion Clinic in Cleveland on Tuesday. The purpose was to draw attention to the tragic abortion-related death of Tia Parks. Although the local…

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Dinesh D’Souza Says State Rep. Candidate Bobby Mitchell Reminds Him of Frederick Douglass

Dinesh D’Souza, made famous for his books and movies about the Democratic Party and it politicians, visited Canal Winchester on Saturday. D’Souza was speaking at an event for Pastor Bobby Mitchell, a candidate for the soon-to-be-vacant 78th House District seat, currently held by term-limited Rep. Ron Hood (R-Ashville). D’Souza told those gathered that Mitchell reminded him of his personal hero, Frederick Douglass.

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Husted, Yost and Others Honor Life of Second Amendment Warrior Ken Hanson

DELAWARE, Ohio — Second Amendment supporters from around Ohio and beyond gathered Saturday at Blackwing Shooting Center to celebrate and memorialize one of gun owners’ greatest allies and advocates – L. Kenneth (Ken) Hanson. Hanson, co-founder of Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA), passed away Sunday, August 4, 2019. He was 49 years old.

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Planned Parenthood Walks Away from Title X Money, Sen. Sherrod Brown Blames Trump Admin for ‘Taking Health Care Away’

United States Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is attacking President Donald Trump over Planned Parenthood’s decision to walk away from Title X funding.

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Democrats Condemn AG Yost for Siding with Conservatives in LGBTQ Supreme Court Case

Ohio Democrats are condemning Attorney General Dave Yost for joining with other states in a Supreme Court case declaring that federal civil rights laws do not apply to lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders or others in the LGBTQ category. Aaron Baer from Citizens for Community Values (CCV) is praising him.

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Resident at Cleveland Clinic Fired for Anti-Semitic Tweets Requests Hearing from State Medical Board

Lara Kollab, a Palestinian-American who was in her residency at the Cleveland Clinic last fall and was fired for anti-Semitic tweets, has requested a hearing with the State Medical Board of Ohio. According to the Board, her attorney submitted the request August 6.

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Supporters of Medina’s New LGBT Ordinance Claim Victory; Opponents Continue to Push for Referendum

The Medina County Board of Elections rejected Monday the referendum petitions submitted by the Concerned Citizens of Medina, a group seeking to have an LGBT ordinance voted on by the people.

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Liberty Counsel Helps Cincinnati-Area 6th Grader Obtain Justice from Public School District

In May, a sixth grade Cincinnati-area student identified as “John Doe” was disciplined by his assistant principal for referring to another male student as “he” and for saying, “He is a boy, not a girl.” The gender issue was raised because John Doe’s friend is a boy who now identifies as girl.

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Delaware County Library ‘Safe Space’ for LGBT-Identified Children Part of Broader Agenda Targeting Small-Town America

The Delaware County District Library’s Delaware City Branch is advertising a “safe space” for LGBT children. The poster on the door of the “safe space” room has a picture of Jazz Jennings — the boy whose transition has been televised on TLC (The Learning Channel).

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Ohioan Headed to California to Fight Anti-Semitic High School Curriculum Planned for Entire State

Michael Goldstein, director of the Ohio chapter of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations (PJTN), has been asked to represent the organization and testify against California’s new anti-Semitic Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum.

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Billy Graham’s Rapid Response Team Helps the Hurting in Dayton

DAYTON, Ohio — The same day President Donald Trump visited Dayton to comfort and support the victims, first responders and a hurting city still reeling from the shooting in the Historic Oregon District, chaplains with Billy Graham’s Rapid Response Team were also on the ground. In fact, they’d started to arrive in the city before the sun had set on the day of the shooting.

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State Rep. Keller’s Office Receives Numerous Death Threats After Her Comments About the Dayton Shooting

Ohio State Representative Candice Keller’s (R-Middletown) office has received thousands of voicemails since her Facebook post blaming the shootings on the destruction of the traditional family went viral. She was told two death threats were substantiated and 15 more were being investigated.

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State Rep Candice Keller Under Fire for Blaming Mass Shootings on Destruction of the Family

State Rep. Candice Keller (R-Middletown) is under fire for comments she made on Facebook about the recent mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso.

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Ohio City of Medina Holds ‘Concerned Citizens’ Referendum Seeking to Overturn LGBT Ordinance

Medina’s Finance Director Keith Dirham, by following the letter of the law, is holding up a referendum that Concerned Citizens of Medina City filed last week aimed at overturning a recently-passed SOGI (sexual orientation gender identity) law, Ordinance 112-19. Dirham has put it on hold for 10 days, which will push them past the filing deadline of August 7th, potentially keeping their referendum off the fall ballot.

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Marysville Teacher Disregards School Policy, Orders Gender Confusing Books for 3rd Graders

A third grade teacher in Marysville Exempted Village School District is being investigated concerning books Edgewood Elementary teacher Austin Syar ordered for his incoming class of 3rd graders. The books feature issues of gender identity, cross-dressing and gender roles. According to State Senate Candidate Melissa Ackison, the titles include Who Are You? The Kid’s Guide to Gender Identity and I Am Jazz.

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Organization Supporting Israel Has Ohio Chapter, Exposes Growing Anti-Semitism

SAINT LOUISVILLE, Ohio — Proclaiming Justice to the Nations (PJTN) is a worldwide organization that has a branch in Northeast Ohio. State Director Michael Goldstein is trying to share their message and mission with the masses: “Educating Christians about their Biblical responsibility to stand with their Jewish brethren and defend the State of Israel.”

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Drag Queen No Show at Planned Crawford County Fair Protest

  BUCYRUS, Ohio — Kyle Gale, the drag queen whose Drag 101 class had to be moved from the public library in Delaware County, planned to protest State Senate candidate Melissa Ackison at the Crawford County Fair on Friday. At the last minute, Gale called off the event. Gale told his…

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Family ‘Walked Away’ from Democratic Party, Now Wants to ‘Make the Inner City Great Again’

  Tyrone and Marcella Jackson – the #Walkaway couple made famous after they were spotted at a Trump-featured campaign rally last summer – have launched a program designed to empower those in the inner city who want to climb out of dependence and control their own lives. “We were sausage makers…

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Ohioans Participate in Nationwide Rally for the Persecuted Outside Offices of Lobbyists Squire Patton Boggs

  COLUMBUS, Ohio — Concerned Ohioans gathered outside the offices of lobbyist lawyers Squire Patton Boggs (SPB) on Wednesday to rally for persecuted Christians and other religious minorities who are denied basic rights, harmed physically and economically, and sometimes killed by these governments, their clients. Persecutors include: China, Cameroon, Saudi Arabia,…

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Equality Ohio Pressures Senate President Obhof by Helping Pass LGBT Ordinance in His Hometown

  MEDINA, Ohio — The Medina City Council, all men, voted five to two Monday night in favor of Ordinance No. 112-19, which prohibits “discriminatory conduct on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.” The ordinance applies to housing, employment, and public accommodations. Ordinance No. 111-19 also…

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Drag Queen ‘Selena T. West’ Asks Supporters to Call Children’s Services on Christian Mom Critical of Program

  Pride Month turned into Drag Month in Central Ohio. The Delaware County Public Library offered a “Drag 101″ class for 12 to 17 year olds, while the Licking County Public Library offered a class for teens that was “set to include flag button and rainbow wing crafts, games, a…

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Cincinnati Church Celebrates Pride Month with Drag Queen Story Hour During Sunday Worship

  A Cincinnati church celebrated LGBT Pride month by hosting one of their own, caretaker Dan Davidson, dressed in drag. Davidson, called Sparkle Leigh in costume, greeted church attendees and read to the children during the service. His story of choice? Pride: the Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow…

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Bill Passed to Ensure Students’ Rights to Exercise Freedom of Religion in Public Schools

  COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio House Primary and Secondary Education Committee passed a bill reaffirming the First Amendment right of children to the free exercise of religion in public schools Wednesday. It passed 9 to 4 on a party line vote. “House Bill 164 will simply codify into Ohio…

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Report: Toledo Ranks as Most ‘Post-Christian’ City in Ohio

  A new study released this month found that the Northeast region of America is the most “post-Christian” area of the country. The study, conducted by Barna research, is part of an ongoing survey of Americans based on a random sample of 21,378 adults conducted over a ten-year period. To…

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Buckeye Greats Honor William White with 2019 Inspiration Award

  COLUMBUS, Ohio — A tremendous lineup of former Ohio State Buckeye coaches and athletes gathered to honor William White Tuesday night. White, a former cornerback for the 1984-1987 team, received the 2019 Inspiration Award from inTeam, a faith-based organization affiliated with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). Founder of inTeam…

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No Protesters at Drag 101 Event Despite Library’s Claim it Received ‘Threats’

  Dozens of supporters stood outside Secret Identity Comics in Delaware, Ohio Wednesday to welcome the controversial “Drag 101″ class, which was canceled by the Delaware County Library. Originally scheduled for Wednesday, June 5 at the Delaware County Library’s Orange Branch, the class was moved to Secret Identity Comics and funded…

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