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Iran May Hang Imprisoned U.S. Pastor

An American-Iranian pastor imprisoned in Tehran since September may face hanging because of his Christian faith.

Attacked Christians in India Fear Returning Home

After Hindu nationalists in Maharashtra state attacked Christians two weeks ago because they refused to honor a tribal deity – violence that led many to flee their homes – the extremists yesterday assaulted remaining Christians as they met for worship, sources said.

  • Morning Star News |
  • January 15, 2013 |
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Fewer Americans View Homosexuality as a Sin

Americans' acceptance of gays and lesbians is continuing to grow, with a new poll showing that just over a third of Americans view homosexuality as a sin, down from 44 percent a year earlier.

Hundreds of Thousands in Paris Protest Gay Marriage

About 340,000 people converged on the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Sunday to protest a proposed gay marriage law.

'Spiritual, Not Religious' People More Likely to Have Physical, Psychological Problems

British researchers say people who say they are "spiritual but not religious" are more likely to have a wide range of physical and psychological problems.

Stanford University Appoints Atheist 'Chaplain'

Although it may sound like a contradiction in terms, Stanford University has appointed an atheist "chaplain" to serve its non-believing students.

Study: College Students' Grades Decline the More Parents Provide Financial Assistance

A new study finds that the more money that parents provide for higher education, the lower the grades their children earn.

More Teens are On Tumblr Than Facebook or Instagram

According to a recent survey of younger social media users, Tumblr was the most popular network, beating out not only Facebook, but also its newly acquired image-sharing site, Instagram.

The Obama Administration's Real Problem Isn't with Pastor Giglio

The controversy surrounding Pastor Louie Giglio's invitation to pray at President Obama's second inaugural sounds a familiar refrain in the ongoing and escalating debate about the expression of orthodox Christian faith in public life.

A Culture That Cheats

As people are exposed to more dishonesty around them, and if it seems "everyone" is doing it, then cheating becomes even more pervasive and socially acceptable.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • January 14, 2013 |
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States Deliver 43 Pro-Life Laws in 2012

As the United States approaches Roe v. Wade’s 40th anniversary, pro-life advocates have gained ground in restricting the number of abortions taking place every year. In 2012, 43 pro-life provisions went into effect in 19 states, the second highest number after states enacted 92 pro-life laws in 2011.

Philadelphia High Schools Get Condom Dispensers

Condoms have been distributed at some Philadelphia high schools for years, but now they're available in more schools as a result of a partnership between the city and the school district.

Is Biblical Morality Outdated?

Have the Ten Commandments outlived their shelf life? Some folks seem to think so.

Hobby Lobby Claims It Can Delay Contraceptive Coverage Rule, Fine

The Christian-owned arts-and-crafts chain Hobby Lobby may have bought itself a few extra months as it battles against the Obamacare mandate to provide emergency contraceptive coverage.

British Christians Await Top Court Ruling on Wearing a Cross at Work

Europe's highest court next week will hand down rulings in the cases of four British Christians who claim to have been discriminated against in the workplace because of their religious beliefs.

America: "Up in Arms"

The gun control debate through the eyes of science, Scripture, and the Constitution

Life Lesson from the 'Dancing Guy' Video

Social movements can be powerful forces for change in a community. They pull like-minded people together and channel a group’s energies toward a common purpose. You’d think the most important person to getting a movement underway would be the leader, but not necessarily.

What's Hot? 1/11/13

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

Pastor Pulls Out of Inauguration Over Anti-Gay Sermon

The evangelical pastor chosen by President Obama to deliver the benediction at his inauguration ceremonies withdrew on Thursday following a furor over a sermon from the mid-1990s in which he denounced the gay rights movement and advocated efforts to turn gays straight.

Gay Troops Ousted Under 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' to Get Back Pay

The federal government has agreed to pay $2.4 million to dozens of gay troops who were discharged and denied full separation pay under the pre-2011 "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

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