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Troubled, controversial actor Charlie Sheen stepped in and saved brother Emilio Estevez’s inspirational movie The Way which stars their dad, Martin Sheen. “At a critical point,” says Martin, when Charlie’s big brother Emilio did not have enough money to re-edit […]

Thousands of Texans, including the state attorney general and the governor, presidential hopeful Rick Perry, have sent a clear message to Wisconsin atheists who enjoy intimidating small towns into removing nativity scenes. The message is the same from an American […]

Eight out of ten young Christian adults in America have no idea how to apply their faith to their daily living, reports pollster George Barna. His finding was announced as the Barna Group released its end-of-the-year top six trends in […]

Irritated over an episode of the already controversial TLC cable TV reality program “All-American Muslim,” the animal advocacy group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is demanding equal time for canines. At issue is Islamic — or perhaps Arab […]

Three fourths of all Australians have a problem with gambling. Although the country only has 22 million people — fewer than the entire state of Texas — Aussies spend nearly $12 billion a year on poker machines alone. “Many Australians […]

Faith and family are so tightly linked in American society that “even some of society’s least religious people find religion to be important in their private lives,” says researcher Elaine Howard Ecklund from Rice University. Despite their personal non-belief, reports […]

If 30 years ago precocious little Drew Barrymore stole your heart in E.T.: The Extraterrestrial, then you are going to be delighted this Christmas with a dynamo of a 7-year-old actress, Maggie Elizabeth Jones. In what may be the surprise […]

Ho, ho, ho, that’s him — the jolly ol’ elf himself at a Dallas intersection, where he startled motorists by pulling two passengers out of a crashed vehicle shortly before it exploded into flame. Then Santa stuck around to direct […]

You’ve seen the extraordinary paintings of Jesus’ life. They’re in bookstores and magazines. They’re all over the Internet. They’re the work of artist Liz Lemon Swindle. They’ve won worldwide acclaim – even compared to Italian master Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, […]

A bunch of friends in Redondo Beach, California, had a bright idea — why not put on their own “flash mob” Christmas pageant at the local Galleria shopping mall. Without any permission, they just showed up and began singing Christmas […]

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