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Marco Rubio has ‘100 Innovative Ideas’ for Florida

Marco Rubio is the former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives. He recently announced his plans to run against Gov. Charlie Crist for the United States Senate for the Republican seat that Sen. Mel Martinez currently holds. Scott Spages interviewed the Miami native on his policies, his book and his inspiration for running for […]

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Obama criticizes ‘old attitudes’ about homosexuality

President Barack Obama became the first chief executive to host a White House ceremony celebrating gay pride, telling several hundred homosexual guests in the East Room that America still has what he called “old attitudes” about homosexuality but that they have “an ally and a champion” in the Oval Office. The June 29 ceremony marked […]

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Ban of human-animal hybrids sought

Sen. Sam Brownback, R.-Kan., has introduced legislation to prohibit the creation of human-animal hybrids. If enacted, the Human-animal Hybrid Prohibition Act, S. 1435, would bar the creation of beings made from the genetic material of both people and animals. Without a ban, such hybrids could be created for research purposes in laboratories. A British government […]

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Christian groups challenge order allowing minors access to Plan B

The Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) is hoping to prevent over-the-counter distribution of the so-called morning-after pill to minors. ADF has filed a motion challenging a March federal court order that required the Food and Drug Administration to allow Plan B, which many doctors believe can cause an abortion, to be sold to 17-year-olds without a […]

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Lessons from Hurricane Season

When Hurricane Wilma struck South Florida a few years back, one of the first things it affected was electrical power. I can vividly recall tracking the storm’s progress on one of the local News stations that day when, without warning, my power went “south,” not to return again until a few weeks later. During the […]

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Local cleaning service helps cancer patients

You know that feeling of dread when you come home to a house in dire need of a cleaning. You may put it off for another day or mutter to yourself as you take care of the laundry, dishes and vacuuming. Imagine how it feels to a person who has spent the day at a […]

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Local hair salon provides a day of beauty for pregnant teens

For more than 20 years, His Caring Place has been supporting young women who are struggling with an unplanned pregnancy. It is estimated that four out of every 10 girls get pregnant before the age of 20. His Caring Place offers these young women the hope of Christ’s unconditional love while giving them the opportunity […]

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Miami Music Life offers lessons for $1

At a Starbucks halfway from each of our respective homes, A-list Nashville Producer Richard Aspinwall and I share what God’s doing in our lives and in South Florida through the Miami Music Life, an organization Aspinwall founded 13 years ago. As we sip coffee and enjoy the background music selections, including Miles Davis’ unmistakable “So […]

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It’s time for dads to stand up against sexting

The following is an open letter to help fathers breach the subject of “sexting” with their daughters. To my daughter, I just finished reading about Jessica Logan. You don’t know her, but you probably know other girls like her. Jessica was a teenager in Ohio who texted a photo of herself naked to her boyfriend. […]

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