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Gallup: Only 3.4 Percent of U.S. Adults Identify as LGBT

A comprehensive poll released this week by Gallup based on more than 120,000 interviews shows that only 3.4 percent of Americans say they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

What's Hot? 10/19/12

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

Study: Fathers Greatly Affect Teens' Sexual Behavior

A new review of studies shows fathers' attitudes toward teen sex and the emotional closeness of their relationships with their teens have a sizeable influence on their teens' sexual behaviors, separate from the influence of moms.

Postcard from Hawaii

It is time to ask the Lord to once again restore freedom, peace and liberty to the oppressed throughout the world. War rages in several international theaters, but do not think for a moment that our freedoms are not also at risk here in the United States.

Painkiller Abuse By Kids Way Up

The rate of prescription painkiller abuse among this current generation of American youth is 40 percent higher than in previous generations.

Trial of Pakistani Christian Girl Accused of Blasphemy Postponed, Persecution Continues in Region

The juvenile court hearing of Rimsha Masih, a 14-year-old Christian girl arrested for blasphemy in mid-August and released on bail three weeks later, has been postponed until November 14.

New York Appeals Court Nixes Defense of Marriage Act

A divided federal appeals court in Manhattan struck down the Defense of Marriage Act Thursday as unconstitutional, joining an appeals court in Boston in rejecting the law that defines marriage as between one man and one woman.

Obama Promotes Planned Parenthood Funding in Debate

Planned Parenthood was among President Obama's buzzwords during the second presidential debate Oct. 16 as he mentioned the nation's largest abortion provider five times, using it to distinguish himself from Republican candidate Mitt Romney.

Films for Thought

We have witnessed a cultural revolution over the last 20 years. We have moved, rather decisively, to a visually-based world. The most formative influences are not books, theater, or even music. They are films.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • October 18, 2012 |
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University Official Suspended for Signing Marriage Petition Seeks Reinstatement

Last week, Gallaudet University's Dr. Angela McCaskill was suspended for her position as chief diversity officer because she had signed a petition opposing Maryland's Question 6, which would make same-sex marriage legal in the state.

Meet the Man Who Changed the World

His name was John Joseph Hughes, and he may have been one of the most important men in American history, if not the entire world.

School District Pays $70K for Banning 'Christ' From Valedictorian's Speech

A Montana school district has been ordered to pay $70,000 in attorneys' fees for banning a valedictorian from speaking at her graduation in 2008 because her speech contained religious references.

Gallup: Romney Opens Up 4-Point National Lead Among Likely Voters

Half of likely voters now prefer Mitt Romney for president and 46 percent back President Barack Obama, according to the latest interview data from Gallup.

Young Women Riskier About Sex When on the Pill

A new study finds that when young women start using hormonal contraceptives -- pills, patches, shots and rings -- they often stop using condoms.

HPV Vaccines Don't Encourage Sexual Activity

A new study from the journal Pediatrics finds that adolescent girls who receive the HPV vaccine are not more likely to become sexually active, pregnant, or contract a sexually transmitted infection that those who do not receive the vaccine.

Look for This at Tonight's Debate

At the height of a close election, it is worth a reminder that civility is the essential democratic virtue.

Elon University May Ban Chick-fil-A From Campus

Elon University's student senate voted 35 to 11 last week to recommend the removal of Chick-fil-A from the school's dining hall because of the restaurant president's support for traditional marriage.

Teens Like Facebook More Than Twitter

A new poll of 7,700 teenagers conducted by Piper Jaffray finds that Facebook is a more popular social media site than Twitter and Instagram.

Pakistani Girl Shot by Taliban Treated in the UK

A 14-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban has arrived in the United Kingdom for medical treatment.

University Draws Fire After Placing Official on Leave for Signing Marriage Petition

A federally chartered university's decision to place its chief diversity officer on paid leave over her support for a referendum challenging Maryland's same-sex marriage law is drawing fire.

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