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The Slingshot: Transgender teen; Christians only; Snowboarder faith

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Kelly Clark, of the United States, jumps during the women’s halfpipe finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Need to know: Tuesday, February 13, 2018

‘It’s all right,’ Christian Kelly Clark says after final Olympics run

The five-time Olympian didn't get a medal, but the snowboarder says her true sense of self-worth comes from her faith.

Christian parents want custody to stop transgender teen from transitioning

The teen reported that his father told him to kill himself, because he was "going to hell anyway," according to a transcript of the closing arguments.

The Michigan town where only Christians are allowed to buy houses

Prospective homeowners are required to produce evidence of their faith by providing among other things a letter from a Christian minister testifying to their active participation in a church.

What would Jesus do? Help the Dreamers and secure the border

“It’s clear that God is not an advocate of open borders,” writes the Rev. Robert Jeffress.

Glitz and a surprise guest at the prom for those who often don’t get to go

The honored guests — ranging in age from 14 to 74 — were shocked to see Tim Tebow himself show up for their prom at Oklahoma’s Putnam City Baptist Church.



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