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What's Hot? 4/12/13

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

In New Budget, Obama Cuts Abstinence Education Funds

In the budget he delivered yesterday to Capitol Hill, President Barack Obama axed funds for sexual risk avoidance (SRA) education, even though research shows these programs can help curb the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.

Arkansas State Senate Moves to Defund Planned Parenthood

Members of the Arkansas Senate voted Tuesday to defund Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers that receive federal and state grants to fund sex education programs.

Four Things You Can Do to Preserve Traditional Marriage

Today’s Focus on the Family broadcast features two of the brightest minds in the country discussing the Supreme Court’s recent oral arguments on the matter of same-sex marriage.

Christian Prisoner Set Free in Pakistan Amid Attacks on Christian Communities

After years of imprisonment on death row for blasphemy in Pakistan, Younis Masih has been set free by an appeals court.

iOS Devices Still "Apple" of Teens' Eyes

The results of Piper Jaffray's 25th bi-annual teen survey showed Apple to be the most desired brand among American teenagers who care about things like smartphones and tablets.

Update on Americans' Media Usage

A new report captures a snapshot of Americans' media usage.

Johns Hopkins Approves Student Pro-Life Group

Johns Hopkins University reversed course on its stance against a student pro-life group, granting the organization full recognition late Tuesday.

Parents, Sports and Church

I am about to enter into a volatile subject. Not abortion or same-sex marriage. I want to talk about parents, sports and the church.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • April 11, 2013 |
  • comments
More Americans Multitasking While Watching TV

The proliferation of media-able devices in our households (PCs, smartphones, tablets) is leading to a division of our attention when it comes to traditional television viewing and programming.

A Football Video that Will Give You Goosebumps

Jack Hoffman 69 Yard Touchdown

Robert Edwards, Inventor of Test Tube Babies, Dies at 87

Nobel Prize winner Robert Edwards, inventor of the test tube baby, died Wednesday after battling a long illness. He and his late colleague, gynecologist Patrick Steptoe, angered many in the 1970s after critics pointed out many embryos, created in petri dishes but never transferred to the womb, were simply "washed down the sink."

As North Korea Threatens Nuclear War, More Christians Suffer

As the world turns its attention to North Korean threats of nuclear war, human rights groups are bringing attention the extensive human rights violations in the country.

Christian Leaders Reach Out to Rick Warren After Hurtful Comments are Made on Son's Suicide

Well-known pastor Rick Warren's personal tragedy of losing his son Matthew as the result of suicide last Friday has not only garnered sympathy and condolences from around the world, but also online vitriol from his detractors.

Jim Wallis Now Supports Same-Sex Marriage

Long-time evangelical left leader Jim Wallis, founder and CEO of Sojourners, has changed his position on government recognition of same-sex marriage.

Egyptian Christians Flee Under Increased Scrutiny, Persecution

Tens of thousands of Christians have left post-revolution Egypt due to concerns over rising Muslim conservatism and a general instability they say is emboldening attacks against them.

Study: More Sleep Could Reduce Adolescent Obesity

A new study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania suggests that increasing the hours of sleep adolescents get each night may reduce the prevalence of adolescent obesity.

Biggest Reason for Declining Church Attendance: Children's Sports?

Sunday morning used to be a time reserved by many Christians for attending worship services, but new research indicates the extent to which American churches today are competing against other activities -- the biggest competition being children's sports.

Fewer U.S. Teens Dying in Teen-Driver Crashes

Risky rider behavior and passenger fatalities have lessened, but texting and speeding remain deadly habits, a new report says.

One in Five Teen Births Are Repeats

More than 18 percent of all babies born to teenagers in the U.S. are baby No. 2 or 3, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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