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West Virginia school board upholds rights of all kids

A West Virginia school board has voted unanimously not to include “sexual orientation” as a special category in a new cultural-diversity policy – marking a significant victory for parents and pro-family advocates who used a Focus on the Family resource. Family advocates said if “sexual orientation” was not removed from the bullying policy by the Kanawha County School Board, it would have created a special class of protection for some students based on sexual orientation or gender identity, while leaving others unprotected. It could also have set up a system that would be ripe for reverse discrimination. Jeremiah Dys, president […]

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Faded Glory

How the networks trivialize patriotism   The word “patriotism” conjures images of Old Glory, the Liberty Bell, soldiers landing on the beaches at Normandy and the Founding Fathers – at least in the hearts of most Americans. But on the broadcast networks, “patriotism” has become little more than a marketing term. ABC, CBS and NBC give more emphasis to the “patriotic” trappings of holidays – like potato salad and red, white and blue attire – than “patriotic” ideals or the men and women who defend them.Several times each year, Americans are called to celebrate their patriotism. The Culture and Media […]

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How much is a woman’s life worth? In Michigan, only $10,000

Abortionist Alberto Hodari has been fined $10,000 by the State of Michigan for the 2003 abortion-related death of Regina Johnson. The consent order, which recently became public, was issued on March 4, 2009, more than five years after Johnson’s death. “Now we know what a woman’s life is worth in the State of Michigan once she walks into an abortion clinic,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “This paltry fine has reduced Ms. Johnson’s life to that of chattel. Animals are bought and sold for more than this.” In exchange for the consent agreement, counts of negligence and incompetence against […]

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Audio Bibles for American troops

Faith Comes By Hearing, the world’s foremost Audio Bible Life, is honoring America’s military through the Military BibleStick project. “We felt burdened to bring the Word of God in audio to our troops,” said Morgan Jackson, the Life ‘s international director. “So, we developed a special, portable Audio Bible for the military, loaded it with the entire New Testament and sent them to chaplains who contacted us and requested them.” Chaplains who requested them have now distributed more than 10,000 Audio Bibles to service members in Iraq, Kosovo and Afghanistan. “Audio Scriptures are perfect for military men and women to […]

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China persecutes human rights lawyers

Chinese authorities have closed a legal research center in Beijing and revoked the licenses of more than 50 attorneys in what some observers says is a bid to exert greater control over human rights activists. Officials from Beijing’s Civil Affairs Bureau arrived early Friday at the legal research center of the Open Constitution Initiative rights organization, according to the Radio Free Asia News service. The officials questioned employees about their work and confiscated computers from the center’s offices. The legal center researches public welfare issues and offers legal aid in cases such as the recent sickening of children who drank […]

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Luis Palau shares the Gospel with Scotland’s Highlands

Luis Palau spent two weeks evangelizing in Scotland at more than 60 outreach events in a dozen towns throughout Scotland’s Highlands. Most of the sparsely populated towns impacted by the campaign have not witnessed such a large scale effort since Palau’s previous Scottish campaigns that ran from 1979–1981. “You can definitely sense the secularization and lack of church attendance,” said the Argentinean evangelist, who is the grandson of Scotsman Robert Balfour. “I have asked young people, ‘Do you go to church?’ and they look at me like I’m from another planet.” But just as he noted 30 years ago, Palau […]

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Prison Life opens first field office in Africa

Crossroad Bible Institute, a non-profit prison Life that focuses on biblically-based reentry education for those in prison around the world, has opened a new distribution center in Ghana. This will be CBI’s eighth international distribution center and the first on the continent of Africa. Reverend David Kwadwo Ofosuhene, a native of Ghana, is the director of the new center. As one of the world’s poorest countries, Ghana’s prisons lack appropriate sanitation, food production areas and medical care. In addition, the prisons hold almost double the number of people they were built to hold with many prisoners waiting years before 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 evening hours, I needed a light source to illuminate my way through my house. With my hurricane supplies at the ready, I grabbed the closest flashlight to light my way. If light is a basic need for people everywhere, how much more important is it […]

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The superpower of Spider-Saints

First appearing in the early 1960’s in the Marvel Comics, Spider-Man is one of the most popular fictional superheroes of all time. His unique skill of shooting spider webs gave him the ability to attach himself to buildings and structures. This enabled him to move great distances at tremendous speeds, clinging from wall to wall as he fought his many foes. The recent popularity of a series of Spider-Man films reminded me of a story I once heard about an encounter Robert the Bruce had with a spider. Along Came a Spider As the story goes, Robert the Bruce, the […]

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Pollster say Christians lack understanding on key issues

Christians don’t have a thorough knowledge of the Fairness Doctrine, hate-crimes legislation or the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), according to recent research by Wilson Research Strategies. CEO Chris Wilson said the data examined suggest that Christians don’t fully understand the negative impact of these policy proposals on the ministries they support.  “The recent change in control of both the White House and Congress has reintroduced the possibility of the Fairness Doctrine being revived,” he said. “Ministries would avoid any commentary that could be interpreted as relating to political or policy issues or risk action by the FEC. Stations would feel […]

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