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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Is Biblical Morality Outdated?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.

Biden: Obama Will Act on Guns With or Without Congress

Vice President Joe Biden told reporters at the White House on Wednesday that President Obama is going to take action on gun control, and he can do so through "executive orders."

CDC: One in Five High School Girls Binge Drinks

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds binge drinking common among adult women and high school girls.

CDC: One in Five High School Girls Binge Drinks

The greatest frequency of binge drinking is found among women aged 18 to 34 and high school-age girls. About 62 percent of high school senior girls who drink reported binge drinking.

Premarital Sex?

Christians talk a lot about premarital sex. And I think that’s a mistake, for one, because the grammar is skewed. (Read more)

What I Have in Common with Armstrong, Bonds and Clemens

C.S. Lewis addresses the issue of pride, of thinking too highly of ourselves and our own righteousness.

Losing Faith?

The sum-total of our knowledge is infinitesimal compared to our ignorance, making some kind of faith an indispensable part of human existence. So the question is not whether we base our convictions and actions on faith, but what faith we base them on.

When People Leave Your Church... and It's Okay

When is it okay for a member or attender of your church to leave? First, let’s state the obvious. It’s never just "okay."

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • January 10, 2013 |
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National Cathedral Gay Marriage Change 'Not Surprising,' Opponents Say

Opponents of gay marriage are expressing disappointment but not surprise at the announcement that the Washington National Cathedral will now wed same-sex couples.

Haiti Orphanage Opens Three Years After Quake

An orphanage built with $1.8 million in donated funds opened in Grand Goave, Haiti, last Saturday, dedicated to the memory of 19-year-old Britney Gengel, who died in the Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake that Haiti officials estimate killed more than 300,000 people.

Nigerian President Defends Security Amid Reports of Slaughters

Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan defended his administration’s efforts to protect churches as he visited a worship service in Abuja Dec. 30, amid disputed reports of massacred Christians in Borno state.

  • Morning Star News |
  • January 09, 2013 |
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Study Questions Effectiveness of Therapy for Suicidal Teenagers

Most adolescents who plan or attempt suicide have already received at least some mental health treatment, raising questions about the effectiveness of current approaches to helping troubled youths, according to the largest in-depth analysis to date of suicidal behaviors in American teenagers.

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