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What's Hot? 08/08/14

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

What Is The Burning Question We All Ask?

When people experience tragedy, “Why?” is probably the most common question they ask. Can you relate?

Comprehensive Sex Ed for Freshmen in Fremont CA to Feature Info on Sex Toys, Oral Sex, and Bondage

Over a thousand outraged parents who have children enrolled in public schools in Fremont, Calif. have signed petitions threatening legal action over a ninth-grade health textbook featuring oral sex, vibrators, and bondage.

Vatican: Abandoned Down Syndrome Baby is Victim of ‘Throwaway’ Culture

The Vatican warned Wednesday (Aug. 6) that the alleged rejection of a baby born with Down syndrome to a surrogate mother in Thailand shows how babies have become consumer products for sale.

  • Josephine McKenna |
  • August 07, 2014 |
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‘Black Jesus’ Targeted as ‘Blasphemous’ by Conservative Groups

Conservative Christian activists are pushing Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim series to cancel the new show “Black Jesus,” which they call offensive and “full of lies.”

Minnesota Church Must Pay PCUSA $1.2 Million to Leave Denomination

A church in Minnesota will be required to pay $1.2 million to the Presbyterian Church of the United States of America (PCUSA) in order to part ways with the denomination.

World Vision Reports Deaths of Sponsored Palestinian Children

World Vision has reported the loss of four sponsored Palestinian children as a result of the conflict in Israel and Gaza.

Largest Christian Town in Iraq Taken Over by Islamic State

Militants from the Islamic State (formerly known as ISIS) have taken over Qaraqosh, the largest Christian town in Iraq.

Liberia Declares States of Emergency as Ebola Death Toll Rises

Liberia has declared as state of emergency as the death toll from the ebola outbreak continues to rise steadily higher.

HHS Closes Three Shelters for Illegal Immigrant Children

The Department of Health and Human Services announced its plans to close temporary shelters on three military bases to accommodate illegal immigrant children.

Read When Discouraged

This is a simple post. When you are discouraged, remember these seven words: There is a God on the loose.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • August 07, 2014 |
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What Influences the Success of Your Marriage?

When you ask couples which household issues influence the success of a marriage, things like kids and finances usually rise to the top. But did you know that chores rank third on that list?!

"Clavius" is Newest Bible-Based Film in Production

A new film is joining the Hollywood trend of Bible-based movies. “Clavius,” will feature the story of what happened in the 50 days after Jesus was crucified.

Canadian Christian Couple Detained in China

A Canadian pastor and his wife have been detained in China under accusations of theft of intelligence.

Iraq Genocides Spark International Prayer

Today, Aug. 6, is being marked as a day of prayer for Iraqi Christians suffering against Islamic State members.

Former Pastor Breaks Silence on Life as a Fugitive

A pastor-turned fugitive who disappeared in 2012 has broken his silence about his 18-month life on the run.

Women Ordered to Stop Praying in Mall

Several women in Dublin Georgia were recently reprimanded for praying before a power walk around the local mall.

Violent Video Games Linked to Teenage Crime Risk

Violent video games glorifying antisocial characters could increase teenage gamers’ risk of criminal and other risky behaviour like smoking and alcohol use, a new study has found.

South Sudan Famine Worsening as Civil War Wears On

An ongoing civil war in South Sudan has caused a severe famine in the region. The shortage of food is affecting 3.9 million people; the U.N. Security Council is calling the famine the “worst in the world.”

Sugar Drinks in Adolescence Impairs Learning Abilities

A new study on adult and adolescent rats finds that daily consumption of sugary beverages during adolescence affects ability to learn and remember information.

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