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What's Hot? 2/8/13

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

Family Research Council Shooter Pleads Guilty to Terrorism

Floyd Lee Corkins II, the man who opened fire at the Family Research Council headquarters in August 2012, has pleaded guilty to three felony charges, including a terrorism offense.

Catholic Bishops Reject New Contraception Proposals

The nation's Catholic bishops on Thursday rejected the Obama administration's latest proposals to broaden accommodations for religious groups in regulations that require insurance companies or employers to provide free birth control coverage.

Gunmen Kill, Shoot Two Pastors in Kenya as Violence Increases

Two church leaders in Kenya were attacked Thursday morning by unknown gunmen in the city of Garissa. Pastor Abdi Welli was pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital and Pastor Ibrahim Makunyi was immediately rushed to a hospital, where his condition was described as stable and out of danger.

Lutheran Pastor Apologizes for Praying at Interfaith Newtown Vigil

A Lutheran pastor in Newtown, Conn., has apologized after being reprimanded for participating in an interfaith vigil following the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

British Lawmakers Vote in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage Bill

British lawmakers on Tuesday voted in favor of a bill to legalize same-sex "marriage." Spearheaded by Prime Minister David Cameron, the bill still has to endure parliamentary debates and earn approval of the House of Lords before becoming law, but if approved, would allow same-sex couples to get married in both civil and religious ceremonies starting in 2015.

Lawyers: U.S. Pastor Being Tortured in Iranian Prison

Iranian-American pastor Saeed Abedini is being tortured in an Iranian prison, according to the American Center for Law and Justice, which has filed an appeal on his behalf.

Catfishing: Online Relationships and Deception

Have you heard of a "Catfish"? In the age of online relationships, it will matter to your kids that both you and they know about the Catfish phenomenon.

Why Rosa Parks (Still) Matters

Rosa Parks’ example is about the future as much as the past. And Christians especially ought to reflect on what Rosa Parks’ civil disobedience reminds us about our life together in society.

Don't Do This to Your Family

Words were exchanged. Challenges were made. And the race began. Competition became vicious as the two boats roared through the Deep South.

So Long, Holden

A new school curriculum which will affect 46 out of 50 states will make it mandatory for at least 70 percent of books studied to be non-fiction. Why? To ready students for the workplace.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
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Alleged Kidnapper Threatens Family of Christian Girl in Pakistan

A powerful Pakistani politician's aide who abducted a Christian girl from her home in Karachi has warned her parents that the same fate awaits their other daughters unless they drop charges against him and leave the city.

  • Morning Star News |
  • February 07, 2013 |
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Christian Persecution in China Rises Over 40 Percent in 2012

ChinaAid, a Texas-based Christian nonprofit organization that monitors religious freedom in China, said in its 2012 annual report this week that the Chinese government continues its increase of persecution against Christians for the seventh consecutive year.

Obama Planning First Visit to Israel as President

President Obama is planning his first trip to Israel since taking office in 2008. The trip is planned for the spring but the White House has not yet released the date or details about the itinerary.

Do Traditional Husband Chores Lead to More Frequent Intimacy?

I just came across a story about a controversial study that was featured on NBC’s Today Show.

Sharing Secrets Improves Teen Well-Being

Teens who share their secrets in confidence with parents and friends have fewer headaches and depressed moods and are more confident in social situations than others who keep secrets to themselves, according to a new study.

Teens Who Drink Excessively Face Increased Sex Risks

A new study finds that teens who drink alcohol to excess are much more likely to engage in risky sexual behavior.

Boy Scouts Delay Decision on Admitting Gays

A decision on whether the Boy Scouts of America will end its ban on gay members and leaders will not be voted on until the organization's annual meeting in May, the national executive board said Wednesday.

American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran Fears Supporters Have Abandoned Him

The American pastor sentenced to eight years in Iran's Evin Prison is unaware of growing international support for him and instead fears he's been abandoned, according to relatives who met with him this week.

Let Elderly 'Hurry Up and Die,' Japanese Official Says

The elderly should be able to "hurry up and die" to help the government, a senior Japanese official said.

Example: "Gen 1:1" "John 3" "Moses" "trust"
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