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In the World — January 6, 2013

By Christy Barritt   Arizona Ordered to Fund Planned Parenthood A federal judge ruled in October that Arizona could not stop funding Planned Parenthood with taxpayer dollars. Governor Jan Brewer signed a law in May, stating that Arizona would not give public funds to organizations or doctors that provided abortion, even for Medicaid provided general […]

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In the World — November 25, 2012

By Christy Barritt   Ministers Are Hurting In a national survey of Protestant ministers conducted by LifeWay Research, more than half of the ministers who responded said they felt discouraged. Other facts discovered during the survey were focused on loneliness. Fifty-five percent of ministers said they were lonely. Those ministers more likely to be lonely […]

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In the World — October 21, 2012

By Christy Barritt   Study Explores Connection between Wealth and Religion A new study found a disparity among the world’s rich and poor when it comes to religion. RedC Opinion Poll, part of WIN-Gallup International, recently completed the “Global Index of Religiosity & Atheism.” As a part of the study, they interviewed more than 51,900 […]

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In the World — June 24, 2012

By Christy Barritt   Judge Says It’s Legal to Pray for Other People’s Harm A Dallas judge ruled it was okay to pray for another person to be harmed. The judge cited that such prayers are not illegal, as long as they do not directly cause damage to someone. The case was brought about in […]

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In the World — June 3, 2012

By Christy Barritt   Bus Ad from Atheist Group Rejected A request by an atheist group to place banner advertisements promoting atheism on city buses in the county of Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, has been rejected. The group is now arguing that its rights to freedom of speech are being denied. The NEPA Freethought Society wanted to […]