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Putin Signs Bill Banning Americans From Adopting Russian Children

Russian president Vladimir Putin signed a bill on Friday banning American families from adopting Russian orphans, apparently in retaliation for U.S. criticism of his nation's human rights record.

CNN's Piers Morgan: Amend the Bible to Embrace Homosexuality

CNN host Piers Morgan, who is already facing angry deportation calls from thousands of Americans over his attacks on the Second Amendment, is calling for a gay marriage amendment to the Bible.

Christianity 'Close to Extinction' in the Middle East

According to a new study by the think tank Civitas, Christianity faces being wiped out in the "biblical heartlands" in the Middle East because of mounting persecution of Christians -- with militant Islam the primary reason for the oppression.

Christmas Video: Call the Children!

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! I want to share something fun and educational with you.

Supreme Court Won't Block Contraception Mandate

U.S. Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor has denied a request to immediately block part of Obamacare that requires employers to provide the "morning after pill" and similar drugs.

Study: 26 Percent of American Children Grow Up in Single-Parent Homes

A newly released study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development found that 25.8 percent of American children live in single-parent homes.

British Kids List 'Dad' as Tenth Most Requested Christmas Gift

A study of 2,000 British parents found that the 10th most popular Christmas list request this year for children aged 3 to 12 was "a dad."

Algerian Christian Unknowingly Convicted, Sentenced for 'Pressuring Muslim'

Without any prior notice or summons from police, a Christian convert from Islam in Algeria received word on Dec. 11 that he had been convicted of pressuring a Muslim to leave his religion.

  • Morning Star News |
  • December 27, 2012 |
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Look at What God Has Done!

It’s always exciting to review events of the past year.

Iran: Pastor Nadarkhani Jailed Again

It was a bad Christmas for Iranian pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, who has been returned to jail on an earlier charge.

Gunmen Kill at Least 12 Christians at Separate Church Services in Northern Nigeria

At least 12 Christians, including a pastor and a deacon, were killed by unknown gunmen in separate attacks in northern Nigeria on Christmas Eve.

Paul Harvey Reporting 'Live' From the North Pole

Fifty years ago tonight ABC Radio aired a delightful "live" broadcast of legendary newscaster Paul Harvey reporting from the North Pole.

Seven Things Every Parent Flying with Children this Christmas 2012 Should Know

Do you have real young children? A cross-country flight with a 2-year-old can be a wearisome and stressful adventure.

Poll: More Than One-Third of Americans See Signs of End Times in Extreme Weather

More than a third of Americans -- 36 percent -- believe the severity of recent natural disasters is evidence that we are the "end times" described in the New Testament.

Iranian Pastor Shares Joy Despite Imprisonment in Letter to Christians

Jailed Iranian pastor Behnam Irani, who last month was denied hospitalization despite his critical condition, wrote a letter from his prison cell before Christmas, ministering to Christians in his country and thanking God for letting him share "very little of" Jesus' suffering on the cross.

Best Toys Ever 2012

In a complex, "always on" world, perhaps what we need to remember is that we need to intentionally unplug every now and then.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • December 24, 2012 |
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The Ultimate Christmas Verse

As I prayed about the ongoing heartache surrounding the school shooting in Connecticut, I thought about the fact that many of the children who appeared in Focus on the Family’s "John 3:16" advertisement that aired earlier this year are the same age as many of the victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

What Christians Can Learn from the Failed Mayan Apocalypse

The Mayans were wrong about the calendar. But they weren’t wrong that the arc of history is headed toward something cataclysmic.

Poll: Christmas Music Enjoyed by 70 Percent of Americans

Christmas music is nearly inescapable every December -- and according to a new LifeWay Research study, most Americans enjoy it.

Pastor in Lahore, Pakistan, Threatened for Evangelizing

A pastor in Lahore, Pakistan, has been threatened for evangelizing in the Punjab province.

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