Faith and Culture

‘R’ movies make less money

January 24 2012 by Baptist Press

R-rated movies continued to generate smaller profits for Hollywood last year, though the movie industry released 205 R-rated films compared to just 18 G-rated movies.

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Survey: U.S. split on candidates’ religion talk

January 23 2012 by Russ Rankin, Baptist Press

Presidential candidates who discuss their faith on the campaign trail may not be helping their bid for the nomination, according to a LifeWay Research survey of American adults. The online survey asked, “When a candidate running for office regularly expresses religious conviction or activity, how does that impact your vote?”

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The ugly American history of eugenics is exposed

January 20 2012 by Evan Lenow

Most Americans live with the belief that we are the greatest society in the world. Our roots stem from proclamations “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

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Poverty, unemployment factor in pregnancy crises

January 19 2012 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Assistant Managing Editor

In Roger Newton’s five years leading the Ashe Pregnancy Care Center he has seen the need for pregnancy ministries rise – not only in Ashe County, but across North Carolina. The economic downturn has made unexpected pregnancies even more of a crisis for many. He has seen more families as well as grandmothers raising children.

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Court allows ‘Jesus prayers’ to be banned

January 18 2012 by Todd Starnes, Baptist Press

The Supreme Court will not intervene in a controversy over Christian prayers delivered before commission meetings in Forsyth County, N.C. The North Carolina chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and Americans United for Separation of Church and State praised the decision as a victory for the First Amendment.

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Romney defends switch, says he’s pro-life

January 18 2012 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press

Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney defended his position on abortion during the GOP debate Monday, saying he’s pro-life while touting a letter from the National Right to Life’s Massachusetts affiliate.

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How much ‘Tebowing’ is too much?

January 13 2012 by Reid Cherner, USA Today

Along with politics, it is one of two things we don’t talk about at parties: sports and religion. Football has always been a religion to some. But now, thanks to Denver quarterback Tim Tebow, sports and religion have become the topic du jour.

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Tebow is top religion author of 2011

January 12 2012 by G. Jeffrey MacDonald, Religion News Service

Critics have hammered Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow for everything from his throwing style to his trademark professions of evangelical faith. But this much is now beyond dispute: the guy has a gift for selling books.

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Supreme Court case: more TV nudity, profanity?

January 11 2012 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Jan. 10 in its most significant broadcast indecency case since 1978, and conservative groups are warning the justices that if the television networks win, profanity and nudity will flood TV broadcasts.

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Study links TV profanity, teen aggression

January 11 2012 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press

Teens exposed to profanity in television and video games are more likely to use profanity and also to exhibit physically aggressive behavior, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics.

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