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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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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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Business Owners Face Legal Action for Refusing to Rent Facility for Gay 'Wedding'

Another Christian wedding industry business is facing potential legal action over its owners' belief that marriage can only be between a man and a woman.

  • WORLD News Service |
  • August 22, 2013 |
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Contraceptive Mandate Gets Personal for Missouri Couple

A Missouri couple filed suit against the Obamacare contraceptive mandate on Aug. 14, claiming the requirement to pay for contraceptives and abortifacient drugs through their health insurance plan violates their religious beliefs.

  • WORLD News Service |
  • August 22, 2013 |
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Let Churches Burn in Egypt?

The terrible violence besieging Egypt and the attacks on the nation’s Christian minority are heartbreaking. And in fact, for many of us here at Focus, we’ve been receiving daily updates about the bloody unrest from our friend, Sami Yacoub, who is the regional director of Focus on the Family Middle East, which is actually headquartered in Cairo.

'Hookup Culture' Study Reveals Generational Changes

A new study on the "self-reported sexual behavior" of college students offers some troubling results.

Judge Invalidates City's Action Against Mobile Pregnancy Unit

A federal court has ruled the city of Elgin, Ill., acted unconstitutionally in shutting down a mobile pregnancy help center.

Students Get Financial Aid at Highest Rate Since WWII

More college students are receiving loans, grants and other financial aid than at any time since the debut of the GI bill after World War II, new data show.

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