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Kerry, in 1996: Traditional view of marriage a 'caste system'
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Although Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry now says he is against same-sex “marriage,” in 1996 he came close to embracing its legalization, comparing bans on homosexual “marriage” to past bans on interracial marriage and calling the traditional view of marriage a “caste system.” Read More
For now, FDA rejects counter sales for ‘morning-after’ pill
WASHINGTON (BP)--A federal government agency has refused to approve over-the-counter sale of a “morning-after” pill but has left open the possibility it might do so in the future. Read More
Phil Duncan’s daily passion: sharing his faith in Christ
PATASKALA, Ohio (BP)--What would drive someone to spend 14 years, four nights per week in rain, snow or shine, knocking on doors to find where God might be at work?
Phil Duncan, associate pastor at Jersey Baptist Church, intensely recalls the day in 1954 when he saw a car hit his big brother. Two days later his brother was dead, and Duncan understood that life on this earth has no guarantees. That same month Duncan gave his life to Christ.
“When I watched my brother die, I realized I didn’t know where I would go when I died,” the 62-year-old Duncan said of both his salvation experience and his lifelong fervor for evangelizing the lost. Read More
Faithfulness, prayerfulness & alertness fuel Duncan’s passion
PATASKALA, Ohio (BP)--Phil Duncan has been exercising his spiritual gift, the gift of evangelism, since he received Christ. Read More
MOTHER’S DAY: Mothers also graduate
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--My son Derek, the youngest of our crew, is graduating from kindergarten. It’s an exciting time for him, and a contemplative time for me. I asked Derek, “What does your kindergarten graduation mean?” Read More
MOTHER’S DAY: ‘My struggle & my goal’
OPELIKA, Ala. (BP)--If I had to answer one more insignificant question, wipe one more runny nose or bandage one more boo-boo today, I was going to pull my hair out ... and maybe the hair of whoever is standing close by. Read More
Author helps moms in cultural battle for their daughters
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)-–Don’t be fooled by the innocent-looking cover for the new Broadman & Holman book, “Your Girl.” Inside, author Vicki Courtney has penned a battle plan to train women -- young and old -- how to live godly in today’s permissive society. Read More
EXCERPT: ‘I am mother; hear me roar!’
AUSTIN, Texas (BP)--For those of us who are committed to raising our daughters to be godly, virtuous young women, we have a daunting task before us. My generation was subjected to its share of negative messages, but nothing compares to the constant barrage of negative messages our daughters endure today at the hands of television, movies, music, magazines and the Internet. Read More
MARRIAGE DIGEST: Pro-family groups get May 12 hearing
BOSTON (BP)--Pro-family groups have won a small victory and will be allowed to argue before a Massachusetts Superior Court judge May 12 that the controversial same-sex “marriage” ruling should be dismissed. Read More
Alice Cooper to receive honorary degree from Grand Canyon Univ.
PHOENIX (BP)--In what some may consider an incongruous action, rock legend Alice Cooper will receive an honorary doctorate May 8 from an Arizona university formerly owned by Southern Baptists. Read More
Hamill's homecoming parade called off at his request
MACON, Miss. (BP)--A "parade that never ends" and other homecoming celebration plans the small town of Macon, Miss., had envisioned for their hero, Thomas Hamill, have been called off at his request. Read More
Collegians at ‘Impact Zone’ to gain insights into service & leadership
CHICAGO (BP)--Pounding shingles on a roof in the hot sun might not meet conventional standards for leadership training, but that sort of hard work is integral to a unique experience for college students planned for suburban Chicago later this month. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: The fantasy of ‘Friends’
McMINNVILLE, Ore. (BP)--“Friends,” NBC’s wildly popular situation comedy/soap opera, aired its final episode May 6. The network expected the show, which first appeared in 1994, to draw a huge audience for its finale. So large, in fact, that advertising rates for the one-hour program were reported to be $2 million for a 30-second commercial spot. For a reference point, this year’s Super Bowl charged $2.3 million for the same amount of ad time. Read More