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New Jersey Gay Conversion Therapy Ban Challenged in Federal Court

New Jersey's newly enacted ban on gay-to-straight conversion therapy for minors violates a licensed therapist's obligation to "respect the rights of clients to make decisions," according to a federal lawsuit filed by a Christian counselors group and professionals who use the practice.

Americans Consider Abortion Moral Issue

Americans consider abortion a moral issue whether they approve or disapprove of the lethal procedure's legality.

VIDEO: A 96-Year-Old Man, the Wife He Misses, and a Love Song

Fred Stobaugh is 96 years old, and he misses the woman he spent 75 years of his life with: his wife Lorraine. So when he read in the paper that Green Shoe Studio held an online songwriting contest just six weeks after Lorraine’s death, Fred (who’s not a musician) submitted via postal mail the handwritten lyrics to a love song he wrote as a tribute to his late wife – “Oh Sweet Lorraine.”

Iranian Court Nixes Appeal From Jailed American Pastor

An Iranian court rejected an appeal from Saeed Abedini, the American pastor held in Iran for his Christian faith, and refused to reduce the eight-year prison term his supporters believe is tantamount to a death sentence, according to his family and lawyers.

Christians in America: Out of Touch and Out of Reach

A recent study found that 20 percent of non-Christians in North America really do not "personally know" any Christians. Christianity Today points out, "that number includes atheists and agnostics, many of whom are former Christians themselves and more likely to have close Christian contacts. Without that group, 60 percent of the non-Christian population has no relationships with Christians."

Study: Music Affects How Teens Drive

The kind of music teens listen to while behind the wheel affects how they drive, according to a new study.

Churches Preparing for Suits Over Gay Marriage

Worried they could be sued by gay couples, some churches are changing their bylaws to reflect their view that the Bible only allows marriage between one man and one woman.

The Real College Prep

According to recent studies, almost half of all American college students will abandon their Christian faith during their undergraduate years. Far too many students enter college without a firm worldview in place, much less awareness of the basics of Christian apologetics.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • August 26, 2013 |
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Washington Might Force Private Hospitals to Provide Abortions

Will some religious hospitals in Washington be required to provide contraceptive and abortion services? That's the question lingering in the air in the Evergreen State, where Attorney General Robert Ferguson on Aug. 21 issued a legal opinion saying every publicly funded hospital district must provide contraceptives, abortions or "substantially equivalent benefits, services or information" to women.

  • WORLD News Service |
  • August 26, 2013 |
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New Mexico Court: Christian Conscience Discriminates Against Gays

The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled in August that a Christian photographer discriminated against a homosexual couple when she refused to take photos of their "commitment" ceremony.

  • WORLD News Service |
  • August 26, 2013 |
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Subscribe to Thriving Family Magazine -- for Free!

Did you know that you can subscribe to Thriving Family, Focus on the Family’s marriage and parenting publication, for free?

Does Poverty Make Kids Mentally Ill?

Federal health regulators are investigating why so many doctors are prescribing antipsychotic drugs to Medicaid-eligible children. The number of poor kids on the powerful medication tripled between 1999 and 2008, and the program now spends more money on antipsychotics than any other drugs.

  • WORLD News Service |
  • August 23, 2013 |
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Assaults on Christians Continue in Egypt, Islamists Call for 'Friday of Martyrs' Protests

International Christian Concern has learned that deadly assaults on Christians at the hands of radical Islamists have continued across Egypt more than nine days after Muslim Brotherhood protests were dispersed last week.

  • International Christian Concern |
  • August 23, 2013 |
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What's Hot? 8/23/13

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

Coptic Christians March on Washington: 'We Support the Egyptian Army'

Hundreds of Coptic Christian and Egyptian Americans rallied outside the White House Thursday to express their support for the Egyptian army in its effort to protect people in Egypt from the Muslim Brotherhood.

How to Answer the Tough Questions Kids Have About Christianity

A recent study found that children ask about 300 questions a day. Often they’re easy ones. But as our children grow and mature, the questions often get tougher.

More Than 73 Churches Attacked in Egypt

Seventy-three churches and monasteries, as well as 22 adjunct church service buildings (including orphanages, schools and Bible bookshops), were either partially or totally burned down or damaged.

Many Teen Girls Use Tanning Beds

Messages about skin cancer don't seem to outweigh the desire for a "healthy glow."

California's Teen Driving Law Reduced Crashes by 68 Percent

An analysis of California’s teen-age graduated driver licensing law (GDL) implemented 15 years ago shows that it has been effective in reducing fatal and injury collisions for novice drivers.

The Elephant in the...Mind

We often talk about the “elephant in the room,” the big issue or obvious topic that screams out to be addressed (and often isn’t). Perhaps we should start with the elephant in our mind.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • August 22, 2013 |
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