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Russia to Outlaw 'Homosexual Propaganda'

Last month, the Russian parliament approved by a vote of 388-1-1 a draft law outlawing the dissemination of "homosexual propaganda" to minors, prompting the Obama administration to pull out of "civil society" dialogue.

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U.S. Government Extends Federal Benefits to Homosexuals in Military

The U.S. government announced last week that it was extending a number of federal benefits to homosexuals in the military.

How Institutionalism Inhibits our Expectation of the Supernatural

By reducing our conceptions of the church to an institution or organization to be managed, there often follows a decreased expectation of the supernatural in the affairs and activities of the church and, by extension, the individual Christian.

The Soul of a Leader

You may not know this, but ministry is spiritually hazardous to your soul.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • February 18, 2013 |
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Canadian Ministry Risks Losing Government Funding for Stance on Homosexuality

An evangelical group that digs wells and provides clean water to 11,000 people in Uganda risks losing Canadian government money because it also teaches that homosexuality is a sin.

Bangladesh: 19 Children Rescued From Trafficker Intending to Sell Them to Radical Islamic Centers

Nineteen children who were to be sold to fundamentalist Islamic boarding schools in Bangladesh's capital city have been rescued.

Twitter Mutes Pro-Life Group Ahead of Rally

"Twitter shut us down," said Stephen Broden, a spokesman for the National Black Prolife Coalition and a Dallas-area pastor. "I had to acknowledge I had been reported and I needed to change my behavior."

  • WORLD News Service |
  • February 16, 2013 |
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French Lawmakers Approve Gay Marriage

The French National Assembly approved a bill in February that legalizes gay marriage and allows same-sex couples to adopt children, following months of protests and debates.

Singles Survey Reveals Casual Views on Sex

According to a new Match.com survey of singles, 42 percent would not date a virgin, 47 percent report having a "friends with benefits" relationship, and 44 percent of women and 63 percent of men have had one-night stands.

Two Pastors in India Arrested After Being Beaten, Threatened

In India's Karnataka state, Hindu extremists beat and kicked Christians, threatened to set them on fire and tried to force them to worship Hindu idols.

  • Morning Star News |
  • February 15, 2013 |
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What's Hot? 2/15/13

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

Are You a Prude?

A recent article in Relevant magazine, "Confessions of a Prude," explored the role cultural relevance has for Christians.

80 Congressmen Urge Secretary of State Kerry to Seek Release of Imprisoned American Pastor

More than 80 U.S. senators and representatives have sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry urging him to "exhaust every possible option" to secure the release of American pastor Saeed Abedini, who is facing a lengthy prison sentence in Iran because of his Christian faith.

5 Ways to Help Soothe the Sting of Valentine's Day

Every Valentine’s Day the world fairly explodes with flowers, chocolate and the color pink. If love is abundant in your life, those trappings can be a joyful reminder. But for the lonely it can make for a long, difficult day.

House Passes Bill to Give Disaster Relief to Religious Groups

The House on Feb. 13 overwhelmingly passed a bill to allow places of worship to receive federal aid to repair their buildings damaged during Hurricane Sandy.

'Morning-After' Pill Used by 5.8 Million Women

As many as 11 percent of women ages 15 to 44 who have ever had sexual intercourse have used a "morning-after" pill at least once, according to the first federal report on emergency contraception, released Thursday.

Algeria Upholds Conviction of Convert From Islam

An Algerian judge under pressure from Islamists to uphold a Christian’s conviction for alleged proselytizing rescinded his one-year prison term Feb. 13 but doubled his fine, an attorney said.

  • Morning Star News |
  • February 14, 2013 |
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College Students with Helicopter Parents More Likely to be Depressed

Helicopter parents who still run their university-aged children's schedules & vacations could be doing more harm than good.

Farewell to a "Church and Culture" Pope

We’ve all read the headlines about the historic resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, the first such resignation in over 600 years.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • February 14, 2013 |
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