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Father of 18-year-old lesbian calls daughter’s statutory rape charge unfair

An 18-year-old is accused of statutory rape with a 14-year-old schoolmate in the state of Florida. The catch: Both teenagers are girls, and the parents of 18-year-old Kaitlyn Hunt have rallied supporters claiming she is being punished for her same-sex relationship. Having rejected a plea deal that would place Hunt under two years of house […]

Room to write

Virginia Woolf insisted that in order for a woman to write she needed money and a room of her own. So upon graduating from college, I set out to make a room of my own to write in. I chose an available space in the top of the family shed that had accumulated an excess […]

Italian professor discovers oldest known Torah scroll

An Italian professor and expert in Hebrew has stumbled upon what appears to be the world’s oldest known Torah scroll. Mauro Perani said a sheepskin scroll, housed for at least a century in the library of his institution, the University of Bologna, was originally misdated by a Jewish librarian in 1889. The Torah scroll—containing the […]

Midday Roundup: Obama to nominate former Bush official to head FBI

New director? President Barack Obama plans to nominate former Bush administration official James Comey to head the FBI. Comey served as second in command in President George W. Bush’s Justice Department. But that doesn’t mean he won’t face scrutiny from Republican lawmakers. After leaving the Justice Department, Comey worked at Connecticut-based hedge fund Bridgewater Associates, […]

Gosnell’s wife jailed for her role in ‘house of horrors’

Two of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s former employees, including his wife, Pearl, received sentences Wednesday for their role in his “house of horrors” abortion center. The court showed mercy to one and passed judgment on the other. “You chose to be his partner in life,” Common Pleas Judge Benjamin Lerner told Pearl Gosnell. “And you […]

Texas cheerleaders’ free speech battle heads into overtime

Just when a group of Texas high school cheerleaders thought their fight for free speech was over, their school district has decided to go on offense. Kountze Independent School District has decided to appeal a state judge’s ruling that allowed the girls to paint Bible verses on run-through banners. Earlier this month, State District Judge […]

Dole-ing out blame for gridlock

Who doesn’t admire former Republican Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole? Wounded World War II veteran, part-time comedian (Dole once described a meeting of former presidents Carter, Ford, and Nixon as “see no evil, hear no evil—and evil”), former presidential candidate, and all-around decent man, Dole was a part of government for much of his life. […]

He meant every word He wrote

When you receive written correspondence from someone—a birthday card, a thank you note, a love letter—you find many a sentimental, eloquent, and inspiring word in it. You would not be entirely cynical to wonder sometimes how deeply the person meant what he said. I do not mean that your correspondent was lying or making it […]

The Golden Fish

How God woke me up in a dream. Is it possible for one's life to change literally overnight? In 1988 I had a dream in which God spoke to me in what I have come to call "the secret vocabulary of my heart." The next morning, all was new and newness. Perhaps even newness-ness. I […]

News: After Turning Theological, Christian Hip-Hop Turns Critical

What Shai Linne’s takedown of Joyce Meyers suggests about Reformed rap. Just five years ago, uttering the phrase "Christian hip-hop" in the average evangelical church would have met with blank stares. All this has changed as artists such as Lecrae and Flame have exploded in popularity—winning awards, selling out shows, and racking up millions of […]

A Teacher Who Transcends the Job Description

When other educators left for better salaries, Thom Olmstead chose to stay for his students. Thom Olmstead's career as a high-school math teacher got off to a rocky start. In 1976, eight weeks into a long-term substitute teaching assignment, Olmstead became "real sick." That sickness quickly progressed until doctors discovered a tumor next to his […]

Too Girly To Lead?

God cares more about our gifts than our gender. "Her duties undoubtedly begin with the home, and if home duties be generally neglected, all attempts at performing wider ones will be more or less disastrous failure." Were it not for the slightly outdated syntax, this statement could very well have been taken from some Christian […]

$10,000 Found By 10-Year-Old; Cash Handed In to Police

$10,000 has been found by a 10 year old boy inside a Kansas hotel room.

Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers Live Stream Free: Watch Online NBA Playoffs Game 5 – Eastern Conference Finals Basketball

Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers takes place in the NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference Finals Game 5 on Thursday night, with the series all square at 2-2 and most analysts expecting a big backlash from Miami following their loss in Game 4.

How Premarital Sex Rewires Your Brain, Affects Your Chances of Finding Life Mate

Dopamine, Oxytocin and Vasopressin are three powerful and important products released during sex between a man and a woman in a committed relationship and helps couples bond. When they are introduced in casual sexual relationships, however, they can cause much trouble.

Ala. Boy Scout Troop Gains Support After Being Booted Out by Church

After an Alabama church decided to ban the Boy Scouts due to the recent vote on national membership for gay youth, other churches in the area have expressed a willingness to host the barred troop.

Dolly Parton Embraces ‘Book Lady’ Title; Aims to Distribute 1 Million Free Books a Month to Children

Country music legend Dolly Parton is best known for her entertainment career that spans more than 50 years, but the role she’s most proud of is that of the “book lady,” a title bestowed on her by the hundreds of thousands of children who receive free books delivered to their homes, courtesy of Parton’s Imagination […]

Stephen King on Faith in God, Intelligent Design, and What Scares Him

The popular king of horror stories, Stephen King, told NPR in an interview published Tuesday that he believes in God and intelligent design, and shared about his personal faith experience.

Christian MC Propaganda and I Am Second Launch Spoken Word Contest

Rapper and emcee Propaganda has teamed up with the I Am Second movement to not only share his story of discovering his identity in Jesus Christ, but also to offer fans the opportunity to have their own spoken word featured online and the chance to win $200 and additional prizes.

Fla. Courthouse to Have First in the Nation Atheist Monument

A courthouse in Florida will soon be the site of what is hailed as the first atheist monument to be found on government property in the United States.

Juanita Bynum Tells Supporters ‘Everything Happens for a Reason’

Speaking out a month after insisting she was wrongly arrested over money owed to an entertainment promoter, Christian evangelist Juanita Bynum has reached out to supporters online, encouraging them to stay strong through “trials and tribulation.”

Obamacare Starts in 2014, But Majority of Americans Oppose Affordable Care Act (VIDEO)

Obamacare starts in 2014, however, it has now been revealed that a majority of Americans oppose the Affordable Care Act, which was passed in 2010.

Israel to fund non-Orthodox rabbis

(JTA) — Israel’s Ministry of Religious Services will, for the first time, allow non-Orthodox rabbis to serve in communal positions with state-funded salaries. The announcement on Thursday of the intention to change current policy follows a petition to the Israeli Supreme Court filed in January by the Reform and Conservative movements arguing that it was […]

Jewish words at the Spelling Bee

UPDATE: The 2013 Spelling Bee was won on the word “knaidel.” Read on for a recent history of Jewish words. Arvind Mahankali wins! Correctly spells “knaidel” (small mass of leavened dough, from German-derived Yiddish) #spellingbee — (@VocabularyCom) May 31, 2013 Hannah Citsay of Lititz, PA figures out Hebrew-derived “hesped” (oration or eulogy at a […]

Why the ZOA hearts Rand Paul

A Zionist Organization of America affiliate, ZOA Campus, and the National Jewish Democratic Council got into a little Twitter war last week over the presence of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) at ZOA’s Capitol Hill day. The NJDC noted, in a sequence of tweets, that Paul opposed aid to Israel and was the sole vote against […]

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