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Cheney says same-sex 'marriage' should be states' issue
DAVENPORT, Iowa (BP)--Distancing himself from President Bush and disappointing social conservatives, Vice President Dick Cheney said Aug. 24 that he personally believes the issue of same-sex "marriage" should be decided by the states. ERLC President Richard Land called Cheney's position "flawed" because it fails to recognize the threat that courts pose. Read More
GOP platform panel supports marriage amendment plank
NEW YORK (BP)--A Republican platform panel endorsed language supporting a constitutional marriage amendment Aug. 25 and sent it to the full platform committee, which was scheduled to tackle the issue later in the day. Read More
New reality TV show promotes virtues of traditional marriage
WASHINGTON (BP)--When Jennifer Fuqua and Jeff Higgins said, "I do," they did so in the presence of their family and friends -- and with the help of a camera crew -- before a projected two million families who are expected to watch a new counter-cultural, celebrity-laden reality show called "An American Wedding."
Targeting networks such as FamilyNet, The Travel Channel, The Total Living Network, Good Life TV and PBS, the program celebrates the beauty and romance of a wedding while presenting the truth in a marriage based on a covenant.
"The popularity of reality and lifestyle programming present us with a unique opportunity to present marriage as an adventure and as a positive way of life. It's about strong community, commitment and bringing the family back," explain executive producers Barbara Lindorme and Maureen Tokeson. "With value based programming, we have the rare opportunity to become a conduit for inspiring our culture."
Hosted by internationally renowned soap opera actress Hunter Tylo, who has been chosen twice by People magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world, "The D.C. Event" was filmed Aug. 14 at Evermay, a privately-owned Federal-style home in the heart of Georgetown. Read More
3 marathoners for U.S. fueled by their faith
ATHENS (BP)--Dan Browne missed out on a medal in the 10,000 meters in Athens by finishing 12th, but he remains optimistic about the marathon Aug. 29. Read More
Olympian ready to help seekers grapple with faith in Christ
ATHENS (BP)--Imagine if you're a sportswriter assigned to the Olympics in Athens, enthralled with all the world-class competition but, deep inside, hurting with spiritual emptiness. Read More
CULTURE DIGEST: Schwarzenegger pushes casino gambling
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--With the state's budget still in trouble, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has announced a deal with a group of Pomo Indians to plant a casino larger than any in Las Vegas or Atlantic City in an economically struggling town near San Francisco. Read More
Stem cell polling clashes over research that destroys embryos
WASHINGTON (BP)--Americans strongly favor non-embryonic stem cell research over experimentation that destroys human embryos, according to two new polls. Read More
Charley’s impact, Baptist aid reported across central Fla.
SOUTH DAYTONA, Fla. (BP)--Dennis Belz admits that it’s strange to be on the receiving end of disaster relief. Read More
Speaking at SWBTS, Falwell unashamed of Bush endorsement
FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)--Jerry Falwell refused to back down from his endorsement of President Bush's re-election bid in his first-ever speaking engagement at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, Aug. 24. He also said that Americans United for Separation of Church and State, an organization that has attacked Falwell for his support of the president, was targeting conservative churches. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: ‘Reefer Madness’
DURHAM, N.C. (BP)--Often, we are asked for our opinions about marijuana. At times, these solicitations come from individuals seeking validation for their use of the drug. Unfortunately, there are many in our society who view “pot” as benign. But our own tragic experiences and a mountain of research indicate otherwise. Read More