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What's Hot? 7/5/13

A listing of hot cultural items from the the Internet, music, television and movies.

Abortion Supporters Chant 'Hail Satan' in Texas Capitol as Pro-Lifers Sing 'Amazing Grace'

For several hours between Tuesday and Wednesday, the phrase "Hail Satan" trended on Twitter as word spread that abortion supporters had chanted it at pro-life Christians singing "Amazing Grace" amid mounting tensions over the pending passage of strict abortion laws in the Texas Capitol.

Trent’s First Fish

Have you ever noticed that when kids are young and growing fast, something from only four years back seems like an eternity ago? In that spirit, I’d like to share a great memory with you - "way back" from 2009. I hope it brings a smile to your face. Have a great weekend!

Teen Drivers Nearly Double Car Insurance Premiums

Adding a teenage driver to the family car insurance policy can double annual premiums, according to a new study—a costly fact of life that reflects the higher risk for younger drivers.

Impulsive Adolescents More Likely to Drink Heavily

New research finds that young people who show impulsive tendencies are more prone to drinking heavily at an early age.

Polygamists Celebrate Supreme Court Marriage Decisions

Homosexuals aren't the only ones celebrating the recent Supreme Court decisions regarding the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8. Polygamists are celebrating too.

Belgium Weighing Euthanasia for Children

Belgium appears on the verge of becoming the first developed country to legalize euthanasia for children.

Let Freedom Ring

Whenever the 4th of July weekend rolls around, I'm reminded of times I've traveled in countries where freedom is severely curtailed. Or they were freshly freed from the chains of injustice, and the joy of their release was palpable.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • July 04, 2013 |
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Broad Coalition Says Contraception Mandate a Religious Liberty Threat

Just days after the Obama administration issued final rules to religious groups for its contraception mandate, a broad coalition spearheaded by Catholic and Southern Baptist leaders is pushing back, saying the rules threaten religious liberty for people of all faiths.

You’re Free to Have Fun

Last year Pastor Mark posted a blog on July 4 that caught my attention, so I wanted to share it with you today. It continues on the theme I blogged about on Tuesday, about vacations and rest.

Military Ousts Morsi in Egypt Coup

Egypt's top military commander says the army is now in full control of the country and President Mohammed Morsi has been replaced by the chief justice of the constitutional court as the interim head of state.

Teen Self-Consciousness Linked to Brain, Physiological Responses

A new study reveals that teenage self-consciousness is linked with specific physiological and brain responses that seem to emerge and peak in adolescence.

Record Number of Single Dads Head U.S. Households

Men now lead about a quarter of all single-parent families in the U.S.

First-Ever 'Ex-Gay Pride Month' to Be Held in D.C. in July

Members of the ex-gay community are celebrating the first-ever "Ex-Gay Pride Month" and have asked President Obama to issue a proclamation to recognize the rights of the ex-gay community and commemorate their month, just as he's done for the LGBT community with "Gay Pride Month" in June.

Obama Delays Obamacare Employer Mandate Until After Midterm Elections

A major component of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is being delayed until 2015.

Texas House Committee Approves Abortion Restrictions

Texas Republicans voted early Wednesday to move forward with new abortion restrictions after limiting testimony at a public committee hearing, refusing to consider Democratic amendments and imposing strict security precautions to prevent additional disruptions from protesting abortion-rights supporters.

When Firefighters Fall, Chaplains Stand

As friends and families reel from the news that 19 elite firefighters died battling an Arizona wildfire Sunday, the work of some of their spiritual comrades has just begun. Fire chaplains are stepping up to support the grieving, just as they did after 9/11 and the recent fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas.

VIDEO: See a Love Story 50 Years in the Making

True love can stand the tests of time and illness.

Canada Provides Refuge for Pakistani Christian Girl Accused of Blasphemy

A teenage Christian girl fled Pakistan with her family after a Muslim cleric falsely accused her of burning pages from the Quran. After spending months in hiding, Rimsha Masih and her family are now in Canada.

Egyptian Christian Leader Joins Protests, Asks for Prayers

On Sunday, crowds of Egyptians across the nation marched down the streets of villages, towns and cities, raising Egyptian flags together with banners and red cards demanding that President Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood supporting party leave.

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