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World Magazine - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:04pm
The Heritage Foundation for years has published a useful Index of Economic Freedom, and this morning it introduced another helpful compendium, the 2014 Index of Culture and Opportunity. In it we can see that the violent crime rate dropped by 22 percent from 2002 to 2012 and the marriage rate dropped by 23 percent. Only about half of American adults are currently married, and about half of American children will spend some time outside an intact, married home. America’s total
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Gay Group Attacks First Amendment

Christian Newswire - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:38pm
Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, NEW YORK, July 23, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Bill Donohue comments on the Human Rights Campaign: The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is ill-named: it is a gay rights group that often disrespects the human rights of those with whom it disagrees. Its latest burst of intolerance occurred yesterday when it attacked David Tyree, the New York Giants' hero in the 2007 Super Bowl. HRC president Chad Griffin bla Source: Catholic League
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Do You Have a Space Invader? The 5 'Cs' For Men and True Friendship

The Christian Post - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:31pm
Men are notorious for nurturing superficial friendships that center around the safer subjects of sports, business, sex and almost anything other than what's most important.
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Learning a Life Lesson From an Empty Pickle Jar

The Christian Post - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:12pm
This may sound crazy but when you see the crazy twist at the end you may have a different outlook on life.
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5 Good Habits to Aquire in Your 20s That Can Definitely Shape Your Future

The Christian Post - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:42pm
These habits are greatly beneficial and should be maintained for as long as possible.
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'Boundless' Enthusiasm for Christian Conference Giving Singles a Chance to Celebrate Current Status

The Christian Post - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:13pm
"There's all kind of marriage conferences and parenting conferences and leadership, but who really is looking out for us single young adults demographics? So we're saying 'Here, this one is for you folks. We want to celebrate single young adults and what God is doing in their lives," said Lisa Anderson, the Director of Boundless.
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Does the Constitution Contain Stem Cells?

The Christian Post - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:49am
Our esteemed Family Research Council (FRC) colleague, Dr. David Prentice has lectured around the world on the wonders of ethical stem cell research. Dr. Prentice has catalogued the more than seventy treatments that bring needed relief to more than 60,000 persons a year. The great thing about Adult Stem Cells is that they are most often taken from the patient's own body, thus overcoming the problem of rejection by the patient's immune system.
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Teenage Missionary Charged With Raping Children at African Orphanage; Lawyer Says He Was Victim of 'Psychological Voodoo'

The Christian Post - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:48am
A teenage missionary from Edmond, Oklahoma, said to be struggling with pornography and homosexuality, is now facing life in prison after he allegedly raped underage girls and forced young boys to perform oral sex on him at a Kenyan orphanage while other children watched. His lawyer charges, however, that he was the victim of "psychological voodoo."
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Midday Roundup: Separatists shoot down Ukrainian fighter jets

World Magazine - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:35am
More downed planes. Ukrainian officials say two of the country’s fighter jets have been shot down as clashes with pro-Russian separatists in the east escalate. The government in Kiev claims its troops have retaken two cities in the Luhansk region, which declared independence earlier this year in what many observers say was a sham referendum. Russia has reportedly increased its troop presence along the border. Slightly to the north, in the government-controlled city of Kharkiv, a Dutch
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Heavy metal fan elected to lead world’s most populous Muslim nation

World Magazine - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:22am
Bails of razor wire. Street blockades. Thousands of police officers and military troops with weapons at the ready. On Tuesday evening, downtown Jakarta looked ready to repel a small invasion. Electoral officials in Indonesia’s capital city wanted to be careful on the day they announced the nation’s next president.  Two weeks after 134 million Indonesian citizens cast their ballots in a direct, democratic election, Joko “Jokowi” Widodo won a two-ticket race with 53 percent of
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'Elegant' Bible Version, Without Chapters, Outsells Expectation by 1100 Percent

The Christian Post - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:18am
A version of the Bible reported to be more "elegant" and easier to read in form than traditional versions has exceeded original sales expectations.
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Executive orders and civil disobedience

World Magazine - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:10am
President Barack Obama signed an executive order Monday that bars federal contractors from considering an employee’s sexual proclivities or gender identity when hiring. He granted no exemption for Christians or people of other faiths whose beliefs and teachings run counter to these behaviors. It seems the more such rights are granted, the fewer Christians have. Faith-based organizations have a choice, though it might not be ideal. They can stop taking federal contracts if they don’t
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Prayer Makes a Difference

The Christian Post - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:39am
After observing the godless trends in our nation, we readily recognize the need for change. But God's solution for our predicament is surprising. Paul instructs Timothy to establish some priorities in the church, and first on the list is prayer "for kings and all who are in authority" (1 Tim. 2:2). The reason for our petitions is so that we can live tranquil and godly lives and thereby have unhindered opportunities to tell others about the Savior (vv. 2-4).
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In Sweden, pro-life nurses need not apply

World Magazine - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:30am
A Swedish nurse is suing after a women’s center rescinded its job offer to her because she said her faith prevented her from performing abortions. In Spring 2013, Ellinor Grimmark completed a successful midwifery internship at Höglandssjukhuset women’s center, where she had already worked as a nurse. The center offered her a job upon graduation, but then rescinded it when she told them of her pro-life views. Grimmark received her midwifery degree in January 2014. Grimmark told a
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Detroit Residents of Every Color Should Pay Their Water Bills

The Christian Post - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:22am
There's nothing in the United States Constitution stating Americans have the right not to pay their bills. In fact, the Declaration of Independence, which gave birth to our nation, notes the only unalienable rights we have are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
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Ancient Palestine Church Provides Shelter for Muslims Fleeing Gaza Strikes

The Christian Post - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:16am
The Greek Orthodox Church of Saint Porphyrius, whose origins date back to the 12th-century, is currently home to roughly 1,000 Palestinians hoping to remove themselves from harm's way as Israeli forces continue to strike the region.
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Former Pastor Kills Himself in Front of Deputy After Resisting Arrest for Alleged Child Sex Charges

The Christian Post - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:08am
A former North Carolina pastor shot himself in the head Saturday moments after authorities appeared at his home with arrest warrants related to alleged child sex offenses.
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Will Tebow Go Back to Football?

The Christian Post - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:02am
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U.S. Open Borders: Every Terrorists' Dream

The Christian Post - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:01am
The Transportation Security Administration is strongly denying accusations that it has been allowing illegal immigrants to board American jetliners without proper identification.
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