World News Update 12/10/08
Wednesday Dec. 10, 2008
Coffee-Table Bible Too 'Cool' For Christians?
A new take on the Bible looks more like something you would see on a magazine rack or in a coffee shop, than in the pews of a church.
Atheists want God, Bible out of homeland security law
A group of atheists filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to remove part of a state anti-terrorism law that requires Kentucky's Office of Homeland Security to acknowledge it can't keep the state safe without God's help.
Focus on the Family Praises "Twilight" Vampire Love Movie
Somebody wake me up and tell me this is a bad dream. Caryl Matrisciana, a long time occult researcher and movie producer, reports that Focus on the Family’s Plugged In Online website has some advice for Christians about the Twilight vampire movie phenomenon.
'Doc's' abortion ring terminated after 16 felonies
Pro-life Christian group exposed chain's dangerous practices for more than 10 years
A woman who admitted posing as an abortion doctor is facing 16 felonies, and her California empire is collapsing after a leading pro-life Christian activist organization spent more than 10 years documenting the dangerous nature of the abortion chain.
Zoo cancels ticket deal with Creation Museum
The Cincinnati Zoo has canceled a joint ticket promotion with the nearby Creation Museum in Kentucky, which presents the Bible's version of natural history.
Greek youth riots enter second day
After a lull in the disturbances overnight in Athens, Thessaloniki and the northern cities of Komotini and Ioannina, police again engaged protesters furious over the slaying of a 15-year-old, the BBC reported.
Poor Children's Brain Activity Resembles That Of Stroke Victims, EEG Shows
University of California, Berkeley, researchers have shown for the first time that the brains of low-income children function differently from the brains of high-income.
Televangelist's $3.6 million jet not tax-exempt, Tarrant appraiser says
A Kenneth Copeland Ministry jet worth $3.6 million has been denied tax-exempt status by the Tarrant Appraisal District, setting the stage for a battle that could require the minister to reveal his salary if he wants the jet to be tax-free.
Spiritual Movement Within One-Time 'Bloodiest Prison' to Air Nationwide
The conversion of "the bloodiest prison in America" into a cradle of hope for hundreds will be witnessed by many throughout the nation when it airs this weekend on the ION Television Network.
Religious Violence Rages in Nigeria
A week after violent clashes left at least 300 people dead and thousands displaced in the central Nigerian city of Jos, the fires have yet to be put out, both literally and figuratively.
SUVs at altar, Detroit church prays for a bailout
With sport-utility vehicles at the altar and auto workers in the pews, one of Detroit's largest churches on Sunday offered up prayers for Congress to bail out the struggling auto industry.
Chinese property hunters to raid US
Chinese bargain hunters are preparing to descend on American cities such as Los Angeles and San Francisco, where homeowners have suffered some of the steepest price falls in the US.
Online Exhibition: Illuminating the Word, The St. John's Bible
(A Library of Congress Exhibition) ("SICK" K. M.)
This exhibition is devoted to a single work of art, an illuminated, handwritten Bible commissioned by Saint John's University and Abbey in Minnesota.
Farmer links seed patents to the Antichrist
Michael White says genetic manipulation eradicating God's gift
Michael White, who farms near Scottsboro, keeps a Mason jar full of wheat grains next to his well-worn Bible.
O.J. Simpson faces up to 33 years behind bars
A Nevada judge sentenced O.J. Simpson on Friday to as many as 33 years in prison for kidnapping and robbing two sports-memorabilia dealers at gunpoint in a Las Vegas hotel room.
Australian commission calls for 'intersex' gender designation
Australia's official human rights watchdog wants a third gender called "intersex" to be created for use on official documents like passports and driving licences, a newspaper report said on Saturday.
Evangelical leader supports 'gay' civil unions
Claims Christians should 'give biblical point of view a different slant'
An influential evangelical leader is coming under fire for saying in a National Public Radio interview he believes in homosexual civil unions and that Christians who oppose same-sex marriage and abortion may still find reasons to support Obama.