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What's Hot? 11/16/12

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

Jerusalem: Hamas Claims Rocket Attack

Two rockets are reported to have landed near Jerusalem, the first time Palestinian militants have targeted the holy city.

Guest Voice: Hope for Marriage and the History of Homosexuality

Here is a fact that all must face: Homosexuality as a personal or social identity is a political construction, no more than 60 or 70 years old by the most liberal measure. Sound strange? Let me explain.

Egypt's Morsi Warns Israel Will Pay Heavy Price

Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi sharpened his tone against Israel on Friday as Palestinian terrorists continued to fire rockets into southern Israel and Tel Aviv.

Israel Launches Retaliation Strikes Against Hamas Rocket Attacks

Israel moved closer to an all-out ground war with Hamas Thursday, as Israeli planes, tanks and gunboats targeted suspected militant positions in Gaza in retaliation for Hamas rocket attacks that left at least three Israelis dead.

Another Study Links 'Sexting' to Sexual Activity in Teens

A new study of Dutch teens finds that few of them frequently engage in sexting, but those who do are more prone to have casual sex in real life.

Christian Church Vandalized in Jerusalem in Spate of Attacks

Calvary Baptist Church in Jerusalem, led by an Arab Israeli Christian pastor, is the latest congregation to be hit in a string of vandalism incidents to hit Christian holy sites in Israel this year.

The Real Lesson Behind the General Petraeus Affair

Retired general and now-former CIA director David Petraeus was originally scheduled to testify today before Congress to answer questions about the deadly terrorist attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Instead, the man some believed a likely candidate for president is reeling from his admission of an extra-marital affair and subsequent resignation from the Central Intelligence Agency.

Atheists Ask Obama to Ditch 'So Help Me God,' Bible in Presidential Oath

When President Barack Obama takes the oath of office for the second time on Jan. 21, 2013, an atheist group wants him to do so without mentioning God and without a Bible.

An Eye for an Eye: Basic Biblical Interpretation for a Skeptical Culture, Part 1

One of the most common cultural objections to the Bible, and specifically to ethical stands based on the Bible’s teachings, is the Old Testament.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • November 15, 2012 |
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India: Hindu Extremists Beat Pastor Unconscious, Then Attack Him in Hospital

Hindu extremists in Kannur village in Karnataka, India, beat a pastor unconscious by the side of the road, then attacked him in his hospital bed the next day.

Study: Digital Generation Gap Between Parents and Kids

There's a gap between what parents think they know about their kids' online behavior and what the kids think their parents know.

Hamas Military Commander Killed in Israeli Airstrike

Ahmed Jabari, head of the military wing of Hamas, was killed Wednesday in an air strike in Gaza by the Israeli Air Force.

Egypt: Brief Salafi Occupation of Coptic Land Part of Larger Problem, Copts Say

For about 24 hours, members of the Coptic Church had to reckon with a group of Salafi Muslims who insisted Christians had no right to a piece of land in the Shoubra el Kheima district of northern Cairo.

  • Open Doors News |
  • November 14, 2012 |
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U.N. Says Access to Birth Control is Universal Human Right

The United Nations says access to contraception is a universal human right that could dramatically improve the lives of women and children in poor countries.

Why This School is OK with a Man Exposing Himself to Young Girls

Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., is allowing a 45-year-old man to use the school’s women’s locker room. He’s been reportedly spotted by young girls sitting exposed in the sauna.

Indonesia Church Faces Radical Muslim Mob Once Again

Muslim protesters again blocked a Protestant church from holding Sunday services in front of their place of worship in West Java, Indonesia.

Egypt Protesters Demand Sharia Law

Thousands of Egyptian protesters gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday, demanding that sharia (Islamic law) be implemented under the country's new constitution.

Stressed-Out Young Girls at High Risk of Teen Anxiety, Depression

A new study shows that young girls exposed to high stress levels have a greater chance of suffering anxiety or depression as teenagers.

New Congress to Welcome First Buddhist Senator, Hindu Representative

When the new members of Congress are sworn in on Jan. 3, the new Senate will seat a Buddhist member for the first time and the House of Representatives will have its first Hindu member.

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