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Vermont Innkeepers Who Refused Lesbian Wedding Reception Settle with ACLU

The Roman Catholic owners of a Vermont bed-and-breakfast inn agreed this week to pay a total of $30,000 to a lesbian couple that wanted to hold a same-sex wedding reception on their property.

Brazil: First Civil Union Between Three People Sparks Outrage

The first civil union between three people in Brazil -- a man and two women -- happened about three months ago but was just made public this week.

Study Shows Widespread Confusion Regarding Official Membership in Churches

A new study by Grey Matter Research shows widespread confusion and ignorance regarding official membership in churches and appears to demonstrate that many people believe just showing up is necessary for church membership.

Should Churches Display the American Flag?

With the opening of the Republican National Convention this week and the Democratic Convention next, the American flag will be front and center as members of both parties proudly fly and wave the red, white and blue.

The Christian and Politics

With the Republican National Convention in Tampa this week, and the DNC coming next week to my home city (Charlotte), it seemed a good time to talk about the Christian and politics.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • August 30, 2012 |
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Haiti Begins Cleanup in the Aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaac

When Tropical Storm Isaac hit Haiti with torrential rains and high winds over the weekend, it didn't do the widespread damage that was most feared. However, the rain caused flooding in many tent cities, as well as mudslides and downed trees and power lines.

GOP Rejects Gay Marriage, Abortion in Platform

On Tuesday at the convention in Tampa, Fla., the Republican Party approved its official document, which calls for bans on all abortions and gay marriages.

Poll: Kids' Lack of Activity is Top Health Concern

A recent national poll finds that the top health concern of adults across the United States for children is they are "not getting enough exercise."

China's 'Most Significant Christian Leader' Dies at 76

One of the most significant leaders in the history of Christianity in China has died of cancer at the age of 76. Dr. Sun Yi-yin, known in America as Freddie Sun, organized and helped with the operation of 154 Bible institutes and missionary training centers inside China during a 20-year period from 1992 to 2012.

5 Ways to Strengthen Your Marriage

Terri Orbuch, a psychologist and research professor at the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research, recently identified some of the top common regrets of divorced couples.

Anti-Obama Documentary Expanding to 1,800 Theaters After Surging to Box Office No. 2

2016: Obama's America, the conservative documentary that surged to No 2. at the box office Monday with its challenge to the president's worldview, will expand from the 1,091 theaters it played in over the weekend to about 1,800 theaters on Friday.

One Killed, Six Injured in Land-Grab Attack in Pakistan

A group of Pakistani Christians were attacked by influential Muslims during a land-grab, resulting in one person being killed, another seriously injured, five others less seriously hurt and one kidnapped.

Pastor and Family Survive Attack by Muslim Gunmen in Nigeria

A pastor and his family are safe and recovering after surviving an attack by Muslim gunmen on August 10.

Five Churches in Kenya Damaged in Retaliatory Attacks

"Kenya and the border area between Kenya and Somalia has become a dangerous place for followers of Christ, as well as aid workers trying to help those caught in the chaos and poverty," Open Doors USA president/CEO Dr. Carl Moeller said.

Date Set for Egypt's New Constitution, Religious Minorities Fear Sharia Will Be Source of Legislation

Egypt's prime minister announced Saturday that the country's new constitution would be drafted by the end of September, and there is grave concern that Islamic sharia law will become the sole source of the legislation, meaning a significant decline in religious freedom for Christians and other minorities.

Pot-Smoking Teens Risk Lasting Mental Deficits

The persistent, dependent use of marijuana before age 18 has been shown to cause lasting harm to a person's intelligence, attention and memory, according to an international research team.

Ukraine: Prominent Evangelical Pastor Faces Arrest

The pastor of what is believed to be the largest evangelical church in eastern Europe is facing possible arrest in Ukraine.

Communion on the Moon

The passing of Neil Armstrong this past Saturday stirs up a wave of nostalgia for me. At the time he became the first man to walk on the moon, I was 7 and had just two great loves of my life: football and astronomy.

Bill Nye the Science Guy Slams Creationism

Famed TV scientist Bill Nye, a mechanical engineer best known for his program "Bill Nye the Science Guy," slammed creationism in a new online video posted last Thursday titled "Creationism Is Not Appropriate For Children."

Rick Warren Cancels Presidential Forum with Mixed Explanations as to Why

Megachurch pastor Rick Warren called off plans for a presidential forum that he said was scheduled to include both major party candidates, but there are conflicting accounts as to why the event was canceled.

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