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What's Hot? 3/1/13

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

Nigerian Town's Christians Paralyzed Amid Islamic Extremist Attacks

In Mubi in northeastern Nigeria, Christians do not dare step out of their homes after 8 p.m., church leaders say, and many Christians are too afraid of Islamic extremist attacks to attend church services.

House Considers Rising Anti-Semitism in Europe, Middle East

Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., convened a hearing on Wednesday on the rise in anti-Semitism across Europe, calling it a threat not only to Jews, but to other religious minorities and the ideal of tolerance in general.

Obama to Urge Supreme Court to Allow California Gay Marriage

President Barack Obama's administration will urge the U.S. Supreme Court to allow same-sex marriages to resume in California, the furthest step Obama has taken in favor of gay rights, an administration official said Thursday.

Hundreds of Corporations Sign Supreme Court Briefs in Support of Gay Marriage

Hundreds of major corporations from across the country have collectively signed on two Supreme Court briefs supporting gay marriage.

Pakistan: Pastor Released on Bail After Mistaken Blasphemy Accusation

In a rare instance in Pakistan, a judge granted bail to a pastor accused of blaspheming Islam because the complainant admitted that he had mistakenly accused him.

5 Faith-Building Apps for Children

Should Junior be allowed to use the iPad? There's really no easy answer.

Arkansas House Overrides Late-Term Abortion Ban Veto

The battle over abortion in Arkansas is far from over -- centering right now around the Republican-controlled House and Senate and the Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe.

Phoenix City Council Abolishes Gender

An ordinance passed Wednesday night by the Phoenix City Council forces the city's businesses, charities and churches to consider hiring transgendered people and requires them to recognize any gender expression, even if that means allowing a man to use the women's restroom.

Massachusetts Schools to Allow Boys in Girls' Restrooms

Under a sweeping directive issued by the Massachusetts Department of Education, boys and girls who identify as the opposite sex are now allowed to use whichever school bathroom and locker room they feel most comfortable in, and schools are discouraged from using gender-based clothes and from conducting gender-based practices such as lining up children based on their sex.

Seeing Clearly

I do not know what tends to occupy your life. If you are like most people, including myself, it trends toward the trivial and mundane.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • February 28, 2013 |
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Exclusive Video Clip: The Bible

The highly anticipated five-week miniseries, The Bible, debuts this coming Sunday, March 3, on the History Channel.

India: Attack on Revival Meeting Sends Christians Underground

As police looked on, militants attacked a Christian church in central India earlier this month, causing severe injuries to some and sending the pastor into hiding.

Obama Administration Urges Supreme Court to Rethink DOMA

In a legal brief submitted late last Friday, the Obama administration urged the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as between one man and one woman.

Ethnic Families in Vietnam Ransacked, Beaten for Their New Faith

Newly converted Christians in Vietnam's Central Highlands were terrorized last week – their homes and personal property badly damaged or destroyed in four consecutive night raids, and some of the faithful seriously injured from beatings in broad daylight.

  • Morning Star News |
  • February 27, 2013 |
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California Bill Seeks to Punish Boy Scouts for Prohibiting Gay Leaders, Members

A bill proposed in the California legislature seeks to punish the local chapters of the Boy Scouts of America for prohibiting homosexual leaders and members from joining the organization.

Deaths Surge Among Youngest Drivers

Fatalities jumped 19 percent in the first half of 2012 compared with the first half of 2011.

Atheist Group Formed at Christian University Seeking Official Recognition

An atheist group that recently formed at a Christian university in Texas has filed an application to obtain official recognition on campus.

Burned Church Latest in String of Tanzanian Attacks

Arsonists burned a Tanzania church Feb. 19 in the semi-autonomous region of Zanzibar, two days after gunmen killed a Catholic priest there.

  • World Watch Monitor |
  • February 26, 2013 |
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Virginia Passes Ban on Campus 'All-Comers' Policies

The Virginia state legislature passed a measure giving college student groups the right to grant membership only to those who share their beliefs and mission.

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