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On Religious Proselytizing and the Military: Spokesman’s Original Comments Used Out of Context

Worries that the military is preparing to court martial Christians are unfounded

  • Dr. Warren Throckmorton |
  • May 03, 2013 |
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What's Hot? 5/3/13

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

Gay Marriage Now Legal in Rhode Island

Rhode Island became the 10th state to legalize gay marriage on Thursday as Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed the legislation into law on the steps of the Statehouse.

Military Says No Court Martials for Sharing Faith

Members of the military are free to share their faith as long as they don't harass others, the Department of Defense said in a statement Thursday.

Billy Hybels' Most Expensive Turkey

Have you noticed that most adults share a curious trait? We can turn almost anything into something gravely serious. It’s no wonder stress-related illnesses have become so prevalent. That’s why it’s good to remind ourselves regularly to take a deep breath, relax, and laugh at ourselves.

Department of Defense Statement on Religious Proselytizing

The Department of Defense denies claims that Christians who speak openly about their faith will face court martial

  • Dr. Warren Throckmorton |
  • May 02, 2013 |
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Saudi Diplomats Trafficking Women?

A case of "possible human trafficking" at a Saudi diplomatic compound in Virginia is under investigation.

For Many Young Adults, 'Fantasy Gap' Exists Between Materialism & Work Ethic

A new study shows that there is a growing gap for today’s young adults between materialism and the desire to work hard.

Ireland Proposes Law to Loosen Ban on Abortion

Irish lawmakers are considering a bill that would loosen the country's ban on abortion by clarifying a doctor's right to approve an abortion in cases where the mother's life is at risk, including the possibility of suicide.

Moms Lead Social Media Use

All major social sites see more usage among moms compared with the general population.

Over-the-Counter 'Morning-After' Pills Only for Ages 17 and Up, Justice Department Says

Less than one day after the Food and Drug Administration approved a drug company's application to make the "morning-after" pill available over the counter to women ages 15 and up, the U.S. Department of Justice has appealed a federal judge's ruling that the FDA lift all age restrictions on the drug.

North Korea Sentences Christian American to 15 Years of Hard Labor

An American detained for nearly six months in North Korea has been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for crimes against the state.

The Reason Behind a Day of Reason

Today has been traditionally set aside as the National Day of Prayer. Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx, recently named to be the next Transportation Secretary by President Obama, has instead declared today to be “A Day of Reason” for his home city.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • May 02, 2013 |
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President Obama's Prayer Proclamation 2013

The Congress, by Public Law 100-307, as amended, has called on the President to issue each year a proclamation designating the first Thursday in May as a "National Day of Prayer."

Pentagon: Religious Proselytizing is Not Permitted

Religious liberty groups have grave concerns after they learned the Pentagon is vetting its guide on religious tolerance with a group that compared Christian evangelism to "rape" and advocated that military personnel who proselytize should be court-martialed.

'Morning-After' Pill Goes Over-the-Counter to 15-Year-Olds

The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that the so-called "morning-after" pill will now be available over-the-counter without a prescription to girls as young as 15.

Jury Deliberations Could Be Long in Gosnell Case

After more than six hours of heated closing arguments Monday in the murder trial of Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, the jury began deliberating on the charges against him.

Managers to Millennials: Job Interview No Time to Text

Many college grads lack interview skills. They take calls, text and sometimes bring their parents or pets to interviews. HR execs blame a coddled generation weaned on smartphones and social media.

Sudan Intensifies Arrests, Deportations of Christians

Sudan has stepped up its arrests and deportations of Christians, with interrogation including threats to bury them alive.

15 Countries Cited for Religious Freedom Violations

For its annual report of violators, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom counts 15 nations where abuse of religious liberty is "systemic, egregious and ongoing."

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