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Kentucky school board reposts Ten Commandments in district office

HARLAN, Ky. (BP)--The Harlan County Board of Education has reposted the Ten Commandments along with other historical documents in the school district's administrative offices, according to a report in Associated Press.

Planned Parenthood blamed for encouraging teen sex activity

WASHINGTON (BP)--A report published by the research affiliate of Planned Parenthood, suggesting a more liberal definition for abstinence and calling for the collection of more data on teen sexual activity, is a thinly-veiled, long-range business plan for selling contraceptives, according to CNSNews.com.

Former education secretary creates K-12 private school over Internet

WASHINGTON (BP)--Former U.S. Education Secretary Bill Bennett, who served in the Reagan Administration, has begun an on-line private school for students in kindergarten through the 12th grade, according to a report in CNSNews.com.

Tennessee sheriff stands up for his convictions

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--When Raymond Russell ran for the position of sheriff of Haywood County, Tenn., he ran on his Christian beliefs.

Once tortured for his faith, Iranian ministers to refugees

BURBANK, Calif. (BP)–Roubik Hoospianmer was tortured in his native Iran for his Christian faith, and his brother was murdered. “God for His purposes chose to spare me,” he says. “I never forget that.” Now 41, he is bivocational as a social worker for Iranian and Armenian refugees, pastor of three immigrant churches, television preacher with […]

Electrifying experience leads student to school

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--He wasn't exactly escaping Nineveh. Neither was he a leviathan's lunch. And he wasn't spewed onto the seashore like Jonah.

FIRST PERSON: Cambodia trip leaves lasting impression on LifeWay employee

   NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Peering over the shoulder of a Cambodian motorbike driver, I saw sights that still stick so vividly in my mind:
   -- Roads that were impassable for most vehicles, except the small motorbikes on which we rode to get to our churches each day;
   -- Wood and bamboo houses on 12-foot high stilts, sitting in fields of mud and water;
   -- Smiles and waves from men, women and children out fishing, swimming or tending the rice in their flooded parcels of land; and
   -- Cambodians whooping with laughter and shock as this plump parade princess rode by sitting "side saddle" on the back of a small bike.

Ashcroft nomination could result in more pornography prosecutions

WASHINGTON (BP)--President-elect Bush's nomination of former Sen. John Ashcroft to attorney general could mean the next administration plans more federal prosecutions of pornographers "after eight years of desert," a former Florida pornography prosecutor said.

Conservatives blast White House screening of ‘diversity film’

WASHINGTON (BP)--A 35-minute film, hailed by comedian Robin Williams as "extraordinary" -- one "that teaches a poignant lesson about love and family", is being criticized by conservative groups, who see it as an effort to feed "gay propaganda of a one-sided variety" to schoolchildren, reported the Internet news site CNSNews.com.

California educators to teach homosexual tolerance classes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BP)--Homosexual rights activists are looking to the New Year with some eagerness, as one of California's latest hate violence prevention bills is due to take effect Jan. 1 in the public school systems, according to the Internet news site CNSnews.com.