Focus on the Family Citizen® magazine

Dr. Kermit Gosnell

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Gosnell Speaks

Karla Dial

In the award-winning documentary 3801 Lancaster: American Tragedy, filmmakers take viewers behind the scenes at the infamous Philadelphia abortion facility where live babies were murdered and women died. And they score prison interviews with the man himself — Kermit Gosnell.

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A man looking at a computer monitor.

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The Porn Phenomenon

Citizen Magazine Staff

This month, the Barna Group is releasing a major study on pornography. What researchers found—in the culture at large and in the church—may shock you.

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US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

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What Happens Now?

Bruce Hausknecht

One of the U.S. Supreme Court's most reliable conservative voices has passed away. What happens for the rest of this term, and what does it mean for this year's presidential election?

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

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The Life and Legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia

Tim Goeglein

The sudden death of the sitting justice leaves a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court. But more than that, it leaves a hole in our collective moral fabric.

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A man being led away by police.

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From the Courtroom to the Silver Screen

Matt Kaufman

The movie God's Not Dead—the story of a Christian college student dealing with an aggressively atheistic professor—surprised entertainment-industry observers in 2014, earning more than $60 million at the box office. On April 2, God's Not Dead 2 will hit theaters. And this one takes the story into the courtroom.

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Alan Sears standing in front of the U.S. Supreme Court Building.

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Keep the Door Open for the Gospel

Matt Kaufman

That's the mission Alan Sears was given more than 20 years ago. And as head of the Alliance Defending Freedom, he's been doing it every day since.

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A view out of an jet passenger window, looking at the wing.

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Fly United

Karla Dial

A quick scan of the daily news headlines is all it takes to tell you how broken our culture is. We’ve become a society that calls good evil and evil good, as Isaiah 5:20 warns so clearly not to do.

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A picture of a time clock and time cards.

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Equipping U: Religious Freedom in the Workplace

Focus on the Family Issue Analysts

What types of religious freedom protections does every US citizen enjoy in the workplace?

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The silhouette of a man, backlit by a sunset.

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A Studied Controversy

E.J. Austin

Legislation banning sexual orientation change efforts is all the rage. Will a new study getting underway help family advocates prevail in the debate?

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A Planned Parenthood sign lying on its side.

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Clinically Reborn

Crystal Kupper

When Hope Pregnancy Centers purchased and renovated a building last year, they weren’t just expanding their office space and client offerings in Bryan, Texas–they were making history.

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An out of focus image of a family with young children.

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Preserving the Adoption Option

Matt Kaufman

Michigan legislators have acted to make sure faith-based adoption agencies won’t have to choose between doing their job and upholding their principles.

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Joe Kennedy

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Faith on the 50

Eric Velazquez

The military isn’t the only subculture struggling with expressions of faith.

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Chaplain Wes Modder

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The Quiet Professional

Eric Velazquez

The U.S. military refers to its special operators as "quiet professionals," but the dismissal of Chaplain Wes Modder for offering sincere Christian counsel points to where true silence is required in today’s military.

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Newly budding leaves at the end of a branch.

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New Designs

Karla Dial

God is always doing creative things in new ways, and He’s full of surprises.

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A perscription bottle tipped over with some pills spilled out.

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Killing Isn’t Caring

William Toffler

Bills calling for the legalization of physician-assisted suicide are about to multiply nationwide, bearing labels such as "compassionate care." But a doctor from Oregon has a very different perspective on what that phrase means.

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From the Editor of Citizen magazine

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The Facts and the Truth

Karla Dial

For the last few months, headlines about the Syrian refugee crisis have been dominating international news. Approximately nine million Syrians have fled their homes since 2011 as a result of President Bashar al-Assad’s brutal regime.

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A Burgeoning Crisis

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A Burgeoning Crisis

Connie Marshner

Genocide in the Middle East is destroying Christianity where it all began.

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Houston, We Have a Problem

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Houston, We Have a Problem

Matt Kaufman

The mayor went to great lengths to stop a referendum on a bathroom bill—even issuing subpoenas for pastors’ sermons. But this November, the vote will happen anyway.

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Lessons in Statesmanship

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Lessons in Statesmanship

Tom Minnery

Tom Minnery—the founding editor of Citizen—recently sat down with one of his personal heroes, former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, to discuss how Christians can make a real difference in government.

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From the Editor of Citizen magazine

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The Fellowship of the King

Karla Dial

There are lessons in The Lord of the Rings for us as Christians who seek to change the culture and redeem it from the evil rising around us.

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Caught on Tape

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Caught on Tape

Explosive undercover videos capture Planned Parenthood apparently negotiating the sale of aborted infants’ body parts. As a result, half a dozen states have defunded the abortion seller so far. What will it take for the federal government to do the same?

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Servant Leader

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Servant Leader

Matt Kaufman

Tom Minnery stayed steadfast, humble and faithful through decades of pro-family work. And though he’s retiring, he’s not done yet.

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Of Football, Faith and Film

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Of Football, Faith and Film

Eric Velazquez

Could America’s still-simmering racial tension be extinguished by faith? The directors of a new film, Woodlawn, are praying it will.

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