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Has political correctness gone too far? Yes, says the conservative Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, which has declined to endorse the latest update of the New International Version of the Bible. Blasting the revision in no uncertain terms, Internet […]

Amid the devastation of Japan’s earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crises, there is an inspiring phenomenon – no looting. “This is quite unusual,” observes British journalist Ed West for London’s The Daily Telegraph, “and it’s unlikely it would be the case in […]

Are you tired of fighting the good fight? Wish you could just get away from it all? Go for a walk and not come back? The Appalachian Trail is a great place to do that — a 2,181-mile-long public footpath […]

Ever been afraid to speak out — even when you know you’re right? Afraid that you’ll say the wrong thing — and hurt your cause? Worried your strong message won’t be received? Afraid to take that leap of faith — and […]

A baby who is fighting for his life, but who was just hours from being pulled off life support at a Canadian hospital has been rescued after a team of non-profit groups rushed the infant to the U.S. for treatment.   Thirteen-month-old Joseph, who is currently […]

Recently an opera company in Philadelphia brought 600 friends together for a spontaneous, unannounced performance of Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus” to a downtown department store. Then a bunch of college kids in Windsor, Canada, had fun at a shopping mall’s food court. And […]

Defending abortion during a debate at Canada’s Dalhousie University, Dr. Mark Mercer downplayed the whole problem of killing fetuses, saying babies aren’t even even “persons” until they are 18 months old. The philosophy professor from St. Mary’s University in Halifax, […]

After seeing how much fun 600 singers had when they showed up at a Philadelphia department store and spontaneously sang the Hallelujah Chorus — with no warning to shoppers — and how the public loved it … A bunch of […]

Seven million people have enjoyed this, so we thought we’d share it with you. The idea by a Philadelphia opera company was to just show up at a department store with 600 friends from choirs, chorus, even school music classes… and […]

Great Britain’s prime minister has endorsed a British court’s ruling that a childless Christian couple cannot host foster children.  Their disqualification? Their strong, fundamentalist convictions.  The court upheld a British Equalities and Human Rights Commission judgment that any children who […]

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