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Smithsonian Channel Postpones 'Jesus' Wife' Documentary Amid Controversy

The Smithsonian Channel has announced that it will delay airing a documentary about the controversial "Jesus' wife" papyrus fragment after scholars raised doubts about its authenticity and questioned its lack of known archaeological origin.

Survey: 87 Percent of Pastors Reject Pulpit Endorsements

According to a survey by LifeWay Research, 87 percent of pastors believe they should not endorse candidates for public office from the pulpit.

U.S. Embassy Warns Female Missionaries in Egypt

The U.S. Embassy in Cairo has posted a warning on its website for American citizens living in Egypt, particularly female missionaries.

Christians Bombed, Burned Out in Kenya and Tanzania

Kenyan police are investigating a deadly attack on a church in the capital city of Nairobi on Sunday, and Christians in Tanzania have also been under attack by radical Muslims.

Colorado City Council Sticks with Opening Prayer

The city council in Pueblo, Colo., is sticking with its opening prayer, for now.

Swing Voters Dismayed by Obama's Abortion Record

New poll data shows that 54 percent of swing voters say they're less likely to vote for President Obama after learning he opposes laws protecting babies who are born alive in abortion clinics.

David Barton: Christian Illusionist?

How long will Christian leaders remain silent?

  • Dr. Warren Throckmorton |
  • October 01, 2012 |
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'Freedom of' or 'Freedom from'?

What is now upon us is the sense that our constitution does not simply call for the freedom of religion, but the freedom from it. In other words, that we must sanitize any and all aspects of religion from public life.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • October 01, 2012 |
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California Governor Signs Law Banning Sex Orientation Therapy for Teens

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Saturday a bill banning what is known as "reparative" or "conversion" therapy for minors -- a controversial therapy used to help those struggling with same-sex attractions combat their unwanted desires.

Illinois Court Affirms Pharmacists' Conscience Rights

An Illinois appellate court ruled Sept. 21 that the state may not punish pharmacists for refusing to sell possible abortion-inducing drugs in violation of their religious convictions.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 30, 2012 |
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Poll: Obama Surges Ahead Among Catholic Voters

President Obama's support among Catholic voters has surged since June, according to a new poll, despite a summer that included the Catholic bishops' religious freedom campaign and the naming of Rep. Paul Ryan, a Catholic, as the GOP's vice-presidential candidate.

Muslim Brotherhood Mobilizes for Overthrow of Jordan's King Abdullah

According to reports, Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood has given King Abdullah II notice that he has until October to bow to their demand to transform the Hashemite Kingdom into a constitutional monarchy -- or face Arab Spring street pressure for his abdication.

  • Michael Ireland |
  • September 28, 2012 |
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Egypt: Christians Flee Town After Death Threats from Suspected Islamists

Coptic Christian families have fled their homes in the town of Rafah in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, fearing for their lives after receiving death threats from suspected Islamic militants.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 28, 2012 |
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Three Ways Marriage Improves Your Health

I want to share with you some scientific findings about the family that were culled from nearly 35 years worth of research. The results were analyzed and compiled by two of my Focus colleagues, Andrew Hess and Glenn Stanton.

Colorado City Council Drops Prayer from Meetings

The city council in Pueblo, Colo., will now begin its meetings with a moment of silence instead of a prayer.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 28, 2012 |
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What's Hot? 9/28/12

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

Beijing Church Takes Legal Action Against Police for Religious Persecution

After more than a year of being barred from worshiping and having its members arrested and beaten, the Shouwang Church of Beijing is taking its case to the courts and seeking legal action against the police.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 28, 2012 |
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Ministry's App Makes Children's Bible Available in Closed Countries

Scandinavia Christian Publishing House has now made 85 children's Bibles available as apps that can be downloaded and read on iPhones and iPads, with Android and Kindle formats on their way.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 27, 2012 |
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Coptic Christians Call for Three Days of Prayer and Fasting for Egypt's Future

Coptic Christian leaders in Egypt are calling for the church nationwide to unite in fasting and prayer from Oct. 1-3.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 27, 2012 |
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