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What's So Wrong About a Church Feeding a Football Team?

A high school football coach in Georgia is under investigation today for allowing his football team to receive meals from local church groups.

U.S. Embassies Around the World Close for Muslim Eid al-Fitr Holiday

A number of U.S. embassies around the world -- including in countries without Muslim majorities, like the Philippines and Nigeria -- closed for the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday this week.

What's Hot? 8/24/12

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

11-Year-Old Pakistani Christian Girl Remains Jailed

Controversy continues to swirl around Pakistan's blasphemy law after the arrest of a young Christian girl for allegedly defiling words from the Quran.

Study: Most Americans Own Bibles but Won't Vote for Obama or Romney Based on Them

According to a new survey by the American Bible Society called "State of the Bible 2012," 85 percent of American households own a Bible, but nearly eight in 10 in Americans do not believe the Bible plays a role in telling them who to vote for in this year's presidential election.

Dozens Die, Thousands Displaced in Niger Floods

For more than a month, residents in Niger have suffered deadly flooding, and officials don't expect much relief in coming days.

College Social Status Linked to Binge Drinking

New research presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association find that the social status of college students appears to be directly linked to binge drinking.

Tim Tebow, Chastity and New York

Is it more difficult to remain a virgin in New York City than elsewhere in America?

Marriage Under Fire

There’s an old line that goes, "It’s like saying you want to marry someone, but still date around." Who would think of marrying someone, and then act as if it was okay to date? It was an easy point to get. Not anymore.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • August 23, 2012 |
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Coptic Christians in Upper Egypt Attacked, Beaten and Plundered

Coptic Christians in Upper Egypt are under attack, hours after a call for their eradication appeared in the form of leaflets calling on Muslims to kill Copts, specifically naming regions of Upper Egypt.

Court: Texas Allowed to Cut Planned Parenthood Funds

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that Texas can temporarily stop funding Planned Parenthood.

Half of Teens Couldn't Live Without Their Phone for a Week

In a new survey, half of all teens said they couldn’t live without their mobile device for a week, while 36% said they weren’t able to go 10 minutes without checking their phones.

Beloit College Mindset List for the Class of 2016

Each August since 1998, Beloit College has released the Beloit College Mindset List. It provides a look at the cultural touchstones that shape the lives of students entering college this fall.

Conservative Law Firm Fights Atheists' Suit Over Cross at 9/11 Museum

A lawsuit filed by the group American Atheists to keep a revered cross out of the National September 11 Museum is being challenged by a conservative law firm that defends the public display of religious symbols.

Have a Quiet Child? Here are Three Things You Must Do

Susan Cain is the best-selling author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking. A popular lecturer, the Harvard-trained lawyer offers terrific insight and advice for everybody in her book, but especially for parents who have quiet-tempered children.

My Response and Three Challenges to David Barton

Recently, David Barton criticized our efforts to fact check his claims about Thomas Jefferson. Here is my response along with three challenges.

  • Dr. Warren Throckmorton |
  • August 22, 2012 |
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Study Reveals U.S. Hostility to Religious Liberty

A new survey conducted by Liberty Institute and the Family Research Council reveals nearly 600 incidents of hostility toward Christianity that have occurred in the U.S. in the last 10 years.

Study: Most Religious States Give More to Charity

According to a new report released by the Chronicle of Philanthropy, charitable contributions are higher in states that have larger populations of religious people.

Chinese Believers Threatened with Labor Camp for Refusal to Join Government Church

Three staff members of Houcun house church in Lichuan County in China's Jiangxi Province were summoned to the county government August 7 by police and the Religious Affairs Bureau and were coerced to join the government-controlled "Three-Self" Patriotic Movement church.

United Church of Canada Votes to Boycott Some Israeli Products

The United Church of Canada, Canada's largest Protestant denomination, has approved a recommendation to boycott products produced in Israeli settlements located within Palestinian territories -- the West Bank and the Gaza Strip -- with the intent of putting pressure on the Israeli government to stop expansion of the settlements.

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