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What's Hot? 8/10/12

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

Publisher Thomas Nelson Pulls David Barton's Controversial Book on Thomas Jefferson's Faith

The Thomas Nelson publishing company has decided to cease publication and distribution of David Barton's controversial book The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You've Always Believed About Thomas Jefferson, saying it has "lost confidence in the book's details."

Poll: 13 Percent Support Chick-fil-A Boycott, 31 Percent Plan to 'Eat Mor Chikin'

A Rasmussen Reports poll shows that 13 percent of likely voters support a boycott of Chick-fil-A after the company's president expressed support for traditional marriage, while 31 percent of likely voters said they would participate in the counter-boycott by eating more often at Chick-fil-A.

More Than 60 Christian Leaders Sign Letter Extending Support to Chick-fil-A

More than 60 leaders of Christian and pro-family organizations signed a letter extending their support to Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy and his biblical position on family.

More Kids Being Treated With Antipsychotics for ADHD

A new study finds the use of powerful antipsychotic medications to control kids with ADHD has skyrocketed in recent years, though the use of these drugs are considered "off-label."

Fewer Students Buy Soda but High Sugar Drinks Still Available on Campus

Half as many adolescents as in 2006 can still buy high-calorie sodas in schools, but other sugary beverages remain easily available onsite, a survey showed.

Dear Stay-at-Home Mom

You’ll never convince me that anybody works harder than a mother. Parenting is a joy-filled experience, of course, but it also requires a tremendous amount of effort. The legendary writer John Steinbeck once put it quite succinctly. "It takes courage," he wrote, "to raise children."

Canadian Man Sues to Stop 'Anguish' of Lord's Prayer

A Canadian man is suing his local government to stop the recitation of the Lord's Prayer before council meetings, claiming the practice causes him "anguish, discrimination, exclusion, rejection and loss of enjoyment of life."

Is America a Christian Nation?

The National Association of Evangelicals recently polled its leadership as to whether they felt the United States was a Christian nation. The answer was overwhelming.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • August 09, 2012 |
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Nigeria: Suspected Members of Boko Haram Kill Evangelist

Gunmen suspected to be members of the Islamist group Boko Haram killed an evangelist at his residence in the Mafoni ward of the city of Maiduguri at 6:30 p.m. Monday night.

Olympic Archer: My Identity is in Christ

Jacob Wukie, part of the U.S. men's archery team that won a silver medal in London, says he wants to use his new platform to share the gospel with other Olympic athletes.

Missouri Passes 'Right to Pray' Amendment by More Than 600,000 Votes

On Tuesday, Missouri voters overwhelmingly approved a state constitutional amendment that supporters feel will protect religious freedom.

Cholesterol Levels Improving in Kids and Teens

American kids' and teens' cholesterol levels are, on a whole, improving, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Ten Easy Ways to Express Appreciation to Almost Anyone

From Gary Chapman's book, The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace.

Harassed Chick-fil-A Employee Speaks of Forgiveness

The worker at a Tuscon, Ariz., Chick-fil-A who was berated by an activist who made a viral video of the incident says she wants to meet with him face-to-face even though he already apologized.

Kidnappings, Abductions, Forced Conversions of Christian Girls in Pakistan Continue

For the last several years, there has been an alarming increase in kidnappings and forced conversions of Christian girls in Pakistan, with several reports making the news in recent months.

Business Booming for Restaurant Dealing with Atheist Complaint

Since an atheist activist filed an anti-discrimination complaint against the Lost Cajun Kitchen of Columbia in Pennsylvania for having a church bulletin discount on Sundays, the restaurant has seen an increase in business.

Christians Seek to Comfort Survivors of Sikh Massacre

Christians in Oak Creek, Wis., are extending a hand to their Sikh neighbors following Sunday's massacre at their temple.

Infographic: How Game Addiction is Ruining Boys

Infographic provides statistical look at how video game addiction is ruining boys.

The Recipe for American Renewal

America needs a special kind of citizenry; a mature, well-informed electorate of persons able to reason clearly and rule themselves prudently.

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