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Casting Crowns Win Artist of the Year at K-LOVE Fan Awards

The second annual K-LOVE Fan Awards were held on Sunday, June 1; Christian group Casting Crowns came out of the night as the big winners with the title “Artist of the Year.”

1,800 Troops Assigned to Afghan Counterterror Operations

At the end of the year, the United States will be leaving 9,800 troops in Afghanistan; 1,800 of those will be designated for counterterror operations.

Navy Denies Humanist Chaplain Request

The military recently approved “humanist” as a religious preference, but a humanist chaplain’s application for the Navy was denied.

Porn Viewing Linked to Less Brain Grey Matter

A new study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry utilized MRI brain scans of male pornography users and found that those with less brain grey matter were likely to watch more pornography.

Congratulations to Focus Radio Theatre on Industry’s Top Win

Focus on the Family Radio Theatre’s production of the Charles Dickens classic “Oliver Twist” won the 2014 Audie Award for Best Audio Drama. An Audie is a significant achievement for anyone involved in spoken word entertainment. The special recognition is the genre’s equivalent to the Academy Awards given out to exemplary movies and films.

Christians Watchful as Lebanese Presidential Selection Process

Lebanon has been without a leader since President Michel Sleiman’s term ended on May 25. Some fear the vacated position could further diminish the historical Christian influence in the region.

Four in 10 Americans Support Controversial Contraception Mandate

More than four in 10 Americans support the Obama administration’s controversial contraception mandate, which requires nonprofits and businesses to provide birth control even if they have religious objections.

  • Sarah Pulliam Bailey |
  • June 03, 2014 |
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Pope Francis Tells Couples Not to Substitute Dogs and Cats for Children

Pope Francis on Monday (June 2) warned married couples against substituting cats and dogs for children — a move that he said leads to the “bitterness of loneliness” in old age.

Influx of Immigrants Slows Decline of British Churches

British churches are decreasing in members, but new statistics claim that an increased number of immigrants are slowing the rate of decline.

Joel Osteen Denies Being a 'Prosperity' Preacher

Joel Osteen, pastor of the largest Protestant church in the United States, has refuted accusations of being a so-called “prosperity preacher.”

Boko Haram Attacks Christians, Burns Churches in Nigeria

Members of Boko Haram violently attacked attacked Christians and burned churches on May 25 and 26. The militants kidnapped a Church of the Brethren pastor and killed 29 Christians.

Colorado Baker Ordered to Make Same-Sex Wedding Cakes

Colorado’s Civil Rights Commission on Friday ordered a Christian baker to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples, ruling his religious objections did not trump the state’s anti-discrimination statutes.

Houston Tramples Religious Liberty with New Anti-Bias Policy

In what some are calling a sham proceeding, Houston leaders on Wednesday approved an Equal Rights Ordinance that adds the LGBT community to the city’s nondiscrimination laws.

Obama Administration Orders Medicare to Pay for Sex Change Surgery

Taxpayer dollars could soon pay for sex reassignment surgeries for elderly or disabled Americans on Medicare, thanks to a ruling Friday from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

  • Daniel James Devine |
  • June 03, 2014 |
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Teen Boys Online Porn Viewing Behavior Is Reason For Concern

Teen Boys Online Porn Viewing Behavior Is Reason For Concern

Post-Abortive Woman Calls Focus Broadcast “Voice of Hope” (VIDEO)

For those of us whose pro-life convictions stem from our Christian faith, the New Jersey Star-Ledger’s recent headline was disconcerting: “Why I perform abortions: A Christian obstetrician explains his choice.”

USA Teen Birth Rate Falls To New Low

Teen births are at the lowest ever reported in the USA and both the number of births and birth rate dropped 10% in just one year, according to the latest preliminary federal data.

School Superintendent Defends Prayer at Off-Campus Veterans Day Event

A North Carolina school superintendent is stepping up against complaints about Christian prayers at a veteran’s event held in late May.

Sudanese Officials Retract Claims that Meriam Ibrahim to Be Released

Sudanese authorities are retracting reports that a Christian woman who denied the Muslim faith would be released from prison for two years.

Christian University Professor Fired for His Picture on Beer Can

A professor was terminated from his position on the Charleston Southern University faculty after his image appeared on a beer can.

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