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Concerned Catholics Launch Worldwide Petition to Pope Francis

Christian Newswire - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 12:36pm
Contact: John Ritchie, TFP Student Action, 717-225-7147 ext 229 SPRING GROVE, Penn., Jan. 29, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) and dozens of pro-family groups are gathering signatures on a worldwide petition to Pope Francis, asking him to defend marriage and family at the upcoming Synod in Rome. In two weeks, 45,115 people have already signed on, including a king, cardinals, bishops, priests, civil leaders, dignitaries, and public figures. Petition sponsor Source: TFP Student Action
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Sanctity of Life Video Resource Draws Attention to the Impact of Abortion

Christian Newswire - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 9:00am
Heroic Media's Video, "The Apology," offers comfort and healing to post-abortive women and men Contact: Joe Young, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives & Operations, Heroic Media, 512-354-2880, AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 29, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- Heroic Media, a pro-life organization that uses multimedia to present life-affirming resources to pregnant women, launched a post-abortion healing video resource for use at churches on Sanctity of Life Sunday. The Source: Heroic Media
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50 Fast Facts About Fifty Shades of Grey

Covenant Eyes - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 4:55am

It’s an international best-seller, a raunchy musical, and a major R-rated motion picture. It is the fastest-selling paperback book of all time (that is now part of a trilogy), and it is a franchise worth millions.

Fifty Shades of Grey has taken the world by storm over the last several years, and with the film coming out in a few weeks, everyone is talking about the books all over again.

In this video, Matt Fradd gives a rundown of 50 fast facts you should know about Fifty Shades of Grey.

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The sources below correspond to the facts in the video. For Covenant Eyes users, keep in mind some links may be rated higher than others.

#1: “Civilization ends: E.L. James named Publishers Weekly’s ‘Person of the Year,’” New York Daily News

#9: “What does Tess of the D’Urbervilles Have in Common with Fifty Shades? Abuse,” Jane Eyre’s Legacy

#12: “Fifty Shades of Success: Behind the (Sex) Scenes With E.L. James,” Huffington Post

#15: “The Lost History of Fifty Shades of Grey,”

#18: “‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ author: ‘Midlife crisis’ led to steamy novel,”; “E.L. James on ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’: ‘It’s all about fantasies,'”

#20: “50 Shades makes EL James world’s highest-earning author,” The Guardian

#21: “Fifty Shades of Grey Release Date Pushed Back to February 13, 2015—Just in Time for Valentine’s Day!” EOnline

#22: “The World’s 100 Most Influential People: 2012,”

#23: “The World’s Top-Earning Authors: With ‘50 Shades,’ E.L. James Debuts At No. 1,” Forbes

#24: “‘Mummy porn’ Fifty Shades Of Grey outstrips Harry Potter to become fastest selling paperback of all time,” Daily Mail

#25: “EL James’ ‘50 Shades Of Grey’ Breaks Kindle Records With 1m Sales,” Entertainment Wise

#26: “EL James comes out on top at National Book awards,” The Guardian

#27: “Hotel replaces Bible with ‘50 Shades of Grey,'” Fox News

#29: “Sir Salman Rushdie: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey makes Twilight look like War and Peace,'” The Telegraph

#30: “‘Fifty Shades Of Grey': Is The Hottest-Selling Book In America Really Just ‘S&M For Dummies?’” Huffington Post

#31: “The ‘mommy porn’ seducing women,” The New Zealand Herald

#32: “To the women of America: 4 reasons to hate 50 Shades of Grey,” The Matt Walsh Blog

#33: “Florida County Library Lifts Ban on ‘50 Shades of Grey,’” ABC News

#34: “Women who read Fifty Shades of Grey are more likely to have abusive partners and eating disorders, study finds,” The Independent

#35: “Universal Acquires Movie Rights to Trilogy of Erotic Novels,” Media Decoder

#37: “Fifty Shades of Grey Has Officially Been Rated!”

#39: “Sam Taylor-Johnson,”

#41: “‘Off the Cuff’ Podcast: Tippi Hedren Battles Drug Dealers On Way to D.C.” Hollywood Reporter

#42: “Did Don Johnson Slam ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey?’ Dakota Johnson’s Dad Calls Anastasia Steele Role A ‘Blip’” International Business Times

#43: “Jamie Dornan visited a sex dungeon to prepare for ‘Fifty Shades,’” Entertainment Weekly

#44: “Jamie Dornan Defends the Romantic Aspect of ‘50 Shades of Grey,'” ABC News

#45: “Fifty Shades of Grey producer reveals they will make TWO versions: One restrained and one more gritty for fans who ‘want it dirty,'” Daily Mail

#46: “If a Book Annoys You, Ridicule It in Song,” New York Times; “L.A. Theater Review: ‘50 Shades! The Musical,'” Variety

#48: “‘Fifty Shades’ author delights fans at Comic-Con,” Yahoo News

#49: “Interview: Betty Dodson,”; “Now ‘50 Shades of Grey’ is Tickling the Mental Clitorises of Women Across the Nation,”

#50: “The Space in Between,” New Yorker

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Georgia Right to Life Praises Historic Pro-life Effort

Christian Newswire - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 3:49pm
Contact: Genevieve Wilson, Georgia Right to Life, 770-339-6880 NORCROSS, Ga., Jan. 28, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- Georgia Right to Life (GRTL) today praised eight Georgia Republican Congressmen for leading an effort to enact historic pro-life legislation in Washington. Sponsored by U.S. Rep. Jody Hice (R-10th), the Sanctity of Human Life Act (H.R. 426) declares that the right to life guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution "for us and our prosperity" is vested in each human being at the m Source: Georgia Right to Life
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Senior Leaders Will Learn to Help Their Churches Grow and Flourish at Every Phase at The Orange Conference 2015

Christian Newswire - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:59pm
Contact: Kristi Porter, 678-600-8115, ATLANTA, Jan. 28, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Orange Conference, a conference for entire family ministry teams, will be held April 29May 1, 2015, in Atlanta. Over 6,000 key influencers--senior, NextGen, student, children's and preschool leaders--will explore the unique and distinctive challenges and opportunities at every life stage, as well as discover new insights into influencing the faith and character of the next gene Source: Orange
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Reach Beyond, American Idol Finalist Phil Stacey Release Powerful Song Encouraging Christians to Share Faith in Jesus

Christian Newswire - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:04pm
Proceeds on iTunes Go toward Funding Mission Work and Community Development around the World Contact: Ty Mays, 770-256-8710 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Jan. 28, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- American Idol finalist and Christian recording artist Phil Stacey recently teamed up with Reach Beyond ( to record a powerful and compelling song -- "Reach Beyond" ( -- that serves as an anthem to remind Christians that Jesus reached b Source: InChrist Communications
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'Hour of Power with Bobby Schuller' Now Available on New Pop TV Network

Christian Newswire - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 11:33am
Program to Air Sunday Mornings across U.S.Contact: Ty Mays, 770-256-8710 HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Jan. 28, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- "Hour of Power with Bobby Schuller" ( is now available on the new Pop television network (formerly TV Guide Network), a move that allows the newly re-launched program to reach tens of millions of new viewers.Photo: Bobby Schuller, host of the "Hour of Power with Bobby Schuller.""Hour of Power with Bobby Schuller," Source: InChrist Communications
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Why the New Movie 'David and Goliath' will Outshine 'Noah' and 'Exodus'

Christian Newswire - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 10:34am
Contact: Carol Edwards or Kris Lightener, Ripple Effect Communications, 310-860-7592, LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- At a recent press junket, director Tim Chey discussed the differences between his upcoming 'David and Goliath' movie and the other two, 'Noah' and 'Exodus.' "Well first off, I'm not only a director, but also an evangelist," says Chey who has spoken at some of the largest churches in the U.S. and abroad. "So ob Source: Ripple Effect Communications
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Hollywood Bible Movies: What Was and What's Next?

Christian Newswire - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 10:00am
Contact: Rick Dack, Defending the Bible International, 763-913-0351, 952-933-1979, MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Jan. 28, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- Did Roma Downey (The Bible), Darren Aronofsky (Noah) and Ridley Scott (Exodus: Gods and Kings) successfully reproduce the Bible "as written" in 2013/2014? That depends upon your biblical knowledge regarding angel ninjas fighting Sodomites (very "Kill Bill"), Daniel thrown into the Lions Den by Cyrus (it was Darius, oop Source: Defending the Bible Intl
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Tú Me Sostendrás Calls Listeners to a Stronger Relationship with God

Christian Newswire - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 9:00am
Contact: Kelcee Marcum, OCP, 503-460-5358 PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 28, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- Tú Me Sostendrás (You Will Sustain Me), the debut album from Hispanic Catholic powerhouse couple, Koren and Jessica Ruíz, has been released to audiences eager for music to express the song of praise deep within their hearts. Filling a need for Spanish contemporary music that nurtures and strengthens faith, this new album is a powerful tool for engaging people to live out their faith more fully Source: OCP
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Bombshell Revelations Alleging DOJ and ATF Lawyers 'Fraud Against the Court' in Jay Dobyns Suit

Christian Newswire - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 7:58pm
Contact: Don, 813-792-2181, TAMPA. Fla., Jan. 27, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- Retired ATF Agent and NY Times bestselling author Jay Dobyns joined Armed American Radio host Mark Walters and journalist David Codrea Sunday 1-25-2015 to discuss the federal judge in Dobyns' lawsuit against the government. Bombshell revelations heard during the broadcast show previously sealed court orders alleging ATF and Department of Justice lawyers had committed, in the judge's own w Source: Eclectic Media PR
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What is the Perfect Fashion Accessory for Every Abortionist?

Christian Newswire - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 3:00pm
500 Abortionists Targeted with Choice: Conviction or Conversion Pro-Life Action League Send Handcuffs and Asks, "Will You Be Next?" Contact: Tom Ciesielka, 312-422-1333, CHICAGO, Jan. 27, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- On January 22, the anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision, every abortion clinic in the country (list of locations available upon request) received an unusual "care package" from the Pro-Life Action League. The package included a note abou Source: TC Public Relations
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Jet Pilot's Adrenaline Fueled Lifestyle Produces 'Prayer at Full Throttle' -- Author Tells Americans to 'Go for it'

Christian Newswire - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 1:40pm
Robert Bakke's new book now 25-straight weeks Amazon Best SellerContact: Robert Bakke, 612-812-6174,; GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn., Jan. 27, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- According to Robert Bakke, "Living with less is NOT the new normal in America and people need to start pushing back." Bakke is a jet captain, a black belt, a NASCAR driver and author of Amazon's best-selling book, "Prayer at Full Throttle" wh Source: Robert Bakke Performance Ministries
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