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What's Hot? 6/21/13

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

Two Christians Slain by Islamists in Nigeria

Ethnic Fulani Muslims killed a Christian in Nigeria's Plateau state, less than a week after the Islamic extremist Boko Haram sect killed a pastor in Nigeria's Borno state.

Russia, China Among Worst Countries for Human Trafficking

China and Russia failed to meet minimum standards for fighting human trafficking, according to the U.S. State Department, which dropped the countries to the lowest possible ranking in its 2013 report.

Somalia: Islamic Extremists Publicly Kill Young Christian Man

Islamic extremists from the rebel group al Shabaab in Somalia earlier this month publicly shot a young man to death after identifying him as a Christian.

On the Closure of Exodus International

Over the years Focus has enjoyed working with Exodus’ leadership, including its current president, Alan Chambers. The dedicated team at Exodus has been used by the Lord to educate, inspire and encourage countless people.

Britain's Girl Guides Drop Oath to God

For more than 100 years, Britain's Girl Guides -- the equivalent of American Girl Scouts -- took an oath to "love God and serve the King/Queen." But on Wednesday the movement announced it would scrap its oath to God in an attempt to broaden its appeal and attract children from secular, nonbelieving families.

Egyptian Christian Leader Calls for Prayer Before Protests, Rallies

An Egyptian Christian leader has issued an urgent call for worldwide prayers concerning potential explosive rallies both for and against the presidency of Mohammed Morsi.

HPV Infections in Teen Girls Down by 56 Percent Since 2006

According to a new study conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HPV (human papillomavirus) infections in female teenagers (ages 14-19) have decreased by 56 percent since 2006 -- the year HPV vaccine began to be administered.

Exodus International to Shut Down; Ministry President Apologizes to Gay Community

Exodus International, the 37-year-old ministry devoted to helping people deal with unwanted same-sex attraction, plans to shut down.

The Lies We Believe

Have you ever considered the number of lies that you believe? Have you ever considered the number of lies that you believe?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 20, 2013 |
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Christians Sentenced to Prison as 'Moderate' Comes to Power in Iran

Six more Christians were sentenced for practicing their faith last week, while Iran's presidential election of a moderate politician was not expected to soften the regime’s persecution of religious minorities.

Dr. Al Mohler Remembers His Father

I want to thank Dr. Mohler for his openness in sharing these heartfelt reflections. He's given us an intimate glimpse into a father-son relationship that is so sacred and so special that it is eclipsed only by the bond between God, our Heavenly Father, and His children.

David Barton Changes Stories on American History Claims

Without informing his viewers, David Barton has altered a popular You Tube video to cover historical errors

  • Dr. Warren Throckmorton |
  • June 19, 2013 |
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Iran Convicts Six Christian Converts

Six Iranian converts to Christianity were convicted of crimes related to their membership in a house church.

House Approves Bill Banning Most Abortions After 20 Weeks

The Republican-led House on Tuesday passed a far-reaching anti-abortion bill that conservatives saw as a milestone in their 40-year campaign against legalized abortion.

Military to Begin Women Combat Training by 2015

The U.S. military is making plans to integrate women into combat roles, including special operations.

Feds Release First Guidelines for Confronting a Church Shooter

For the first time, the federal government has issued written guidelines for houses of worship that are confronted with a homicidal gunman.

Please Watch this Video

I wish you could have been sitting with our team the other day when we gathered to watch a short video. It’s about a young couple and their unborn child, and the story is told from the perspective of the father. We’ve titled it “A Letter from Dad.” Since you couldn’t be there the other day, I hope you’ll take a moment to watch it now.

Marriage Rate Dives to New Lows, But More Weddings Predicted

U.S. marriage rates are at historic lows but may soon rebound a bit, demographers predict.

Bullying By Siblings Just As Damaging

Bullying and aggressive behavior by a sibling can be as damaging as bullying by a classmate, neighbor or other peer, finds a new study that links it to increased depression, anxiety and anger among victimized kids and teens.

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