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U.S. Birth Rate Remains at Record Lows

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the birthrate in the United States is at a record low of 63.2 births per 1,000 women of childbearing age.

School's Back in Session, and Values are Put to the Test

It's back-to-school time. Kids are filling their backpacks with their new supplies. Parents are taking pictures of smiling children before waving goodbye. Teachers are welcoming their new students. It's time for these youngsters to learn reading, ’riting and … sexually explicit lessons? The promotion of same-sex relationships and gender confusion? Negative portrayals of some religious beliefs?

Clerk Defends Issuing Illegal Gay Marriage Licenses

A Montgomery County clerk is defending his decision to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in Pennsylvania, where the law still defines marriage as between one man and one woman.

Beloit College Mindset List for the Class of 2017

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.

Islamic Extremists in Somalia Abduct Christian Mother of Two Young Children

Islamic extremists suspected to be rebel al Shabaab militants have kidnapped a Christian mother of two young children in Somalia and threatened her husband because of their faith.

  • Morning Star News |
  • August 20, 2013 |
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Hindu Extremists Attack Pastor's Mother in India

Reena Behl answered the doorbell of the home she shares with her son and his wife in Rajasthan state at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, and four men wearing motorcycle helmets demanded to see her son, a pastor.

  • Morning Star News |
  • August 20, 2013 |
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Finding Good in Adversity

Recently I blogged about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, a serious condition that someone who has experienced any sort of life trauma may experience.

Moral Insanity: California's Transgender-Student Bill

Our first response to the California decision might be anger or even disgust, but when filtered through the lens of Paul's letter to the church in Rome, I submit that we may want to respond differently.

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood Wages War on Christians

As violence envelops Egypt, Christians are paying a heavy price, with scores of their most sacred buildings and monuments being systematically destroyed by members of the Muslim Brotherhood in what one Coptic leader called an attempt at ethnic cleansing.

Professors Influence Students' Choice of Major

Undergraduates are significantly more likely to major in a field if they have an inspiring and caring faculty member in their introduction to the field. And they are equally likely to write off a field based on a single negative experience with a professor.

New Jersey Governor Signs Ban on Gay Conversion Therapy

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation on Monday prohibiting gay "conversion therapy" for children.

Pakistan: Imam Acquitted of Desecrating Koran, Framing Christian Girl for 'Blasphemy'

A court in Islamabad on Saturday dismissed charges against a Muslim cleric arrested on suspicion of framing a Christian girl for blasphemy.

  • Morning Star News |
  • August 19, 2013 |
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Are the Religious Less Intelligent?

A new study claims that religious people are less intelligent than atheists. Even the legendarily left-leaning Huffington Post called it "provocative."

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • August 19, 2013 |
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Same-Sex Marriage Causes Pro-Life Rift in Ohio

The nation's oldest and largest grassroots pro-life group, the National Right to Life Committee, has broken ties with a Cleveland affiliate over its stand against same-sex marriage.

Is Intentional Childlessness Biblical?

Time magazine’s provocative cover story last week, “The Childfree Life,” explores why some couples are choosing to deliberately not have children and taps into a larger, worldwide trend towards smaller families.

Pro-Life Confliction

If you wonder why the pro-life movement has had such marginal success over the last 40 years...

3,400 Christians Rescued From Persecution in Sudan

An organization called Barnabas Fund was able to transfer 3,400 Christians out of hostile Muslim Sudan to relatively safe South Sudan.

Concern for Christians in Northwest China Rises After Police Crackdown

Christians in northwestern China have been facing an unusally high number of police raids in recent weeks, even when gathering carefully in small numbers.

What's Hot? 8/16/13

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

Churches Raided in China as Shouwang Leaders Remain Under House Arrest

Local police broke up the worship service of a house church and arrested its pastor in China's Xinjiang region for the second time earlier this month as pastors at Beijing Shouwang Church remained under house arrest.

  • Morning Star News |
  • August 16, 2013 |
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