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Politicizing God

Some thoughts about using "God" for political gain...

Assisted Suicide Could Expand in New Jersey

A New Jersey lawmaker proposed a bill last week that would let doctors legally prescribe lethal doses of medication to help patients end their lives.

University Suspends Official for Supporting Marriage

One of the 160,000 Marylanders who signed a petition to overturn the state's same-sex marriage law may lose her job as chief diversity officer at Gallaudet University for participating in an "inappropriate legislative initiative."

What's Hot? 10/12/12

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

Romney Asks Rev. Billy Graham to Pray for Him

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney met with the Rev. Billy Graham on Thursday, asking the evangelist to pray for him in the final weeks of the campaign. "I'll do all I can to help you," Graham, 93, told Romney.

How to 'Win' $250

Did the title grab you?

As Refugees Continue to Flee Syria, Ministry Calls for Aid

More than 300,000 Syrians have now fled their homeland to neighboring countries to escape the ongoing civil war, and Christian Aid Mission is calling for Christians overseas to assist in sending emergency aid to the refugees.

Islam Wins a Growing Number of Followers in Haiti

Islam has won a growing number of followers in the impoverished country of Haiti, especially after the catastrophic 2010 earthquake that killed 300,000 people and left millions more homeless.

Massacre of 46 Nigerian Students Linked to Boko Haram

Nigerian police have arrested the masterminds behind the deadly Oct. 1 massacre at a state university in the northwestern town of Mubi that killed 46 students, many of whom were Christians.

U.S. Teens Still Love, Want iPhones

Piper Jaffary has released the results of their latest semi-annual survey of over 7,700 U.S. teens. The major conclusion is that Apple remains the leading technology brand for teens.

Who Printed the First English Bible in America?

Among other things, the Founders' Bible gets the fact wrong on this basic question.

  • Dr. Warren Throckmorton |
  • October 11, 2012 |
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The Rise of the Nones and the Waking of the Ents

There is a desperately needed wake-up call that American Christianity needs. A wake-up call to shake us from the trivial and divisive, the mundane and the meaningless, the inane and the banal.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • October 11, 2012 |
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Texas High School Cheerleaders in Court Battle

Cheerleaders in Kountze, Texas, found themselves in court last week, fighting to preserve their right to inscribe Bible verses on homemade banners at high school football games.

Romney Pledges to End Planned Parenthood Funding

After announcing this week that he had no plans to push for new anti-abortion legislation, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney clarified his stance by explaining that he would still take action as president to cut funding of Planned Parenthood, America's largest abortion provider.

Thousands March in Memory of Christian Massacre in Egypt

Thousands of Egyptian protesters marched Tuesday in Cairo to mark one year since the Maspero Massacre, when nearly 30 people were killed in a Coptic Christian demonstration that was violently crushed by security forces.

China's Shouwang Church Continues Sunday Protests in Beijing

Beijing's Shouwang Church, one of China's largest house churches, continues to refuse official registration in spite of increasing pressure from the Chinese government.

Venezuela: Chavez's Reelection Sparks Fears of Further-Deteriorating Religious Freedom

In a reelection to another six-year term, Venezuela's Hugo Chavez marked his fourth presidential election victory since 1998. It means more of the same socialist policies -- and fears of continuing violations of religious freedom.

Rimsha and Family Will Stay in Pakistan, Lawyer Says

Rimsha Masih and her family will remain in Pakistan after her legal ordeal is over, one of her lawyers says. The teenage Pakistani girl, who was arrested in August on suspicion of desecrating Islamic texts, is due to appear in an Islamabad juvenile court Oct. 17.

Abortion the Primary Issue for One in Six Voters

Nine percent of registered voters say they will only support pro-life candidates who oppose abortion while 7 percent of all voters say they will only back pro-choice candidates who support legalized abortion. In total, about one in six voters in America are single-issue voters on abortion.

These People Save Others From Themselves

New York City police detective Peter Keszthelyi is assigned to an unusual detail.

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