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'Night to Shine' Elevates special needs Royalty

More than 100 people with special needs attended the Night to Shine in Owensboro, Ky., an event sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation the weekend before Valentine's Day, Christian Telegraph reports according to Baptist Press. The ladies were adorned in sparkling dresses and the men were decked out in tuxedos as the evening they had been awaiting with great anticipation came to fruition. Flashes of photography and cheers from the crowd created a wave of excitement as the honored guests, each accompanied by a volunteer "buddy," strolled the red carpet Feb. 10.

French Court deems Extramarital hookups site a Legitimate business

PARIS, France, February 13, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) - A French court has sided with an website that promotes adultery after Christians voiced their concerns about its message of marital infidelity. Gleeden, named by combining "joy" with the sin of Eve, is touted as the world's "premier extramarital dating website" with more than a million members in 159 countries. Taste adultery and try a discreet relationship with your lover" is the message of an ad next to a picture of a bitten apple.

An Embryo Isn't 'Just a Clump of Cells,' New Research Shows

Can we finally give the myth that an unborn baby is "just a clump of cells" a decent burial? Yesterday Eric Metaxas told you about a manipulative article from The Atlantic that heaps scorn on the pro-life movement's use of ultrasound technology to show pregnant women and others the humanity of the unborn child.

Donnie McClurkin Tells Christians to Stop Protesting Donald Trump

Pastor Donnie McClurkin believes Christians should leave protesting President Donald Trump to the world and shift their focus. "We need to know what our vote really means and how to utilize it. But I don't want us to get caught up in this protest," the gospel singer and pastor of Perfecting Faith Church in Freeport, New York, said on syndicated radio show Get Up! Mornings With Erica Campbell. "The protests do nothing but rile [people] up. It causes people's anger to rise up and it gives us a false sense of involvement."

Teach Millennials About Marriage, Their Children Will Thank You

Millennials are not conformists. They march to their own beat and have taken an untraditional route to marriage and the family by abandoning or delaying it. Over the past half century, divorce has doubled, marriage rates have plummeted to all-time lows, and single- parent households have more than tripled, leaving the family unit in shambles and many Millennials skeptical.

A Surfing School in Chile created for kids with Down Syndrome

The Waves of Hope free surfing school for children and young adults with mental disabilities was created in Chile five years ago, Christian Telegraph reports according to Catholic News Agency. On Sundays, Felipe Pereira is full of enthusiasm. That's because on Sundays, the 21-year-old goes to Paradise Beach to enjoy the sea along with his friends and to learn how to surf.

Twins survived life-threatening condition in the womb by embracing each other

KIDLINGTON, England, February 2, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) - Twin pre-born boys who were in dire danger of strangling each other in the womb defied doctors' forecasts and cuddled protectively instead. Rowan and Blake Lampshire were born 36 seconds apart in August weighing just over 2 kg (4.41 pounds) each, their lungs partly filled with fluid. The twins didn't leave hospital for three weeks, but their parents, Charlie and Haley, are thankful the boys survived. Doctors had grimly warned them that there was a good chance one would strangle the other in the womb and there wasn't much that could be done about it.

Better Watch what you say to Amazon Echo Dot: One Toddler got an Earful of Vulgar Porn Phrases

SEATTLE, Washington, January 6, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) - Amazon's Echo Dot is a small, voice-command device that answers questions, plays music and sounds, and basically functions as a talking/playing encyclopedia, but parents are finding a serious problem with the gadget. Despite the company's family-friendly advertising depicting a dad with little daughter in his lap asking "What does a blue whale sound like?" to the delight of both parent and child, Echo Dot has no conscience or moral values. If anyone - no matter how young - asks for anything, an answer is provided without ethical consideration.

Survivor held Bible during Colombian Soccer Team Air crash, had Prophetic dream the night before

MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA (ANS -- January 3, 2017) -- One of the few survivors of a crash involving a Brazilian soccer team's charter flight to Medellin was holding his Bible and reading Psalm 63 at the time of the crash. Helio Neto, 31, was one of six survivors of the crash, which claimed the lives of 71 people, including many players and staff from the Chapecoense team from southern Brazil, one of Brazil's top teams.

Quebec Bill would Ban Religion from Private Day Cares

QUEBEC, December 20, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - The Christian Legal Fellowship is warning that a bill before the Quebec legislature will ban religious instruction of any kind from private Christian, Muslim or Jewish day cares. The CLF told the committee examining the proposed law for the provincial legislative assembly that the government's loss in the Supreme Court to Loyola High School in 2015 indicates this aspect of Bill 62 - the Religious Neutrality Act - is an unconstitutional infringement on the religious rights of parents. "By ... favouring non-belief," the CLF explains, "this bill undermines religious freedom."

Egypt's Tragedy…and a Story of Forgiveness

CAIRO, EGYPT (ANS - December 19, 2016) -- Amidst the tragic story of the suicide bomb attack that killed at least 25 people during Sunday mass inside a Cairo church near the main Coptic Christian cathedral on Sunday, December 11th, there is another story to be told. It is that of many Muslim's reaction to the terror on Christians and the forgiveness extended by the victim's families. According to media reports, the explosion ripped through St Peter's Church just before 10:00am local time, wounding at least another 49 people. St Peter's Church is beside St Mark's Cathedral, which is the seat of Egypt's Orthodox Christian church and is home to the office of its spiritual leader, Pope Tawadros II.

7 Lives, 7 Reasons to Seek God Online

Are you at peace with God? Many people aren't, which is one reason the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) launched an online evangelism ministry over five years ago. Through its evangelistic website, PeaceWithGod.net, millions have learned how to have a real, lasting relationship with God through His Son, Jesus Christ. But online evangelism isn't just about a website; it's about giving people everywhere a chance to access, understand and apply the Gospel to their lives. Here are seven examples of that happening through BGEA's internet evangelism ministry, Search for Jesus.

Christian Nurse Fired for Offering to Pray with Patients, now Fighting for her Livelihood

DARTFORD, KENT, England, December 15, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - Prime Minister Theresa May told Members of Parliament that Christians should be able to speak about their faith at work, but one senior intensive care nurse was fired for doing just that. Sister Sarah Kuteh was switched from intensive care at Darent Valley Hospital, where she worked most of her 15 years on the job, to the hospital's pre-op in November 2015. Part of her job is to ask about the belief of those about to undergo the surgeon's knife.

I’m Exhausted….but hopeful!

I'm going to be honest. I'm a little burnt out right now. Just yesterday, I flew back to my home in Canada after three days of intensive planning for the upcoming year at our U.S. office in Virginia. And that was just a few days after LifeSite co-founder Steve Jalsevac and I also returned from a two-day trip for a meeting in Las Vegas. Two weeks ago Steve and I were in Rome for 7 days to meet with numerous cardinals, bishops, curial officials and international pro-life activists.

Man runs 30 marathons Handcuffed, Bikes 3,800 Miles in chains to Fight Porn Addiction

December 6, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - Garrett Jonsson ran 30 marathons in 30 days, handcuffed during each one of them, and then biked 3,800 miles across the United States dragging chains behind him--all to raise awareness about the harms of pornography addiction. In a video producted by Fight the New Drug, 29-year-old Jonsson explained that his first exposure to pornography was at age nine. Pornography became a regular habit for him throughout adolesence.

Best Christian Book Gifts for Christmas Season 2016

Do you enjoy this busy, joyful, mysterious and worm atmosphere at Christmas? Lights, shining trees, warm coffees, decorations, gifts, and also, books, especially for bookish folks like us. Books are perfect gifts. Your friends would love when they open a new book with a beautiful book cover and elegant bookmark. However the question comes, which book is the right one to be a gift? Which one is the correct one what makes your friends be just amazed? There are so many good books. Hard to chose the best one. What would you chose for your Church members, fellowship friends and fellow Christians? They would love to receive a Christian book to lift their spirit up and to know the true meaning of Christmas. Here are our recommendations.

Week of Prayer: Gospel Confronts Witch Doctor in Mozambique

This year's Week of Prayer for International Missions in the Southern Baptist Convention is Dec. 4-11 with the theme of "The Gospel Resounds." The theme undergirds the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions. The offering, in tandem with Cooperative Program gifts from Southern Baptist churches, supports international workers in seeking to fulfill the Great Commission. Gifts to the Lottie Moon offering are received through local Southern Baptist churches or online at IMB.org, where there are resources to promote the offering. This year's goal is $155 million, Christian Telegraph reports according to Baptist Press.

British Public School tries but Fails to Punish Teacher who Shared Biblical Marriage Views with Student

UNITED KINGDOM, December 1, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - A public school teacher disciplined for revealing her Christian beliefs about homosexuality to an inquisitive student received an apology from her school after she threatened court action. Vicky Allen, a 51-year-old teaching assistant at Brannel School in St Austell, Cornwall, and her employer announced a settlement hours before a hearing with the Employment Tribunal was to begin.

Young men giving up on marriage: ‘Women aren’t women anymore’

Fewer young men in the US want to get married than ever, while the desire for marriage is rising among young women, according to the Pew Research Center. Pew recently found that the number of women 18-34 saying that having a successful marriage is one of the most important things rose from 28 percent to 37 percent since 1997. The number of young adult men saying the same thing dropped from 35 percent to 29 percent in the same time. Pew's findings have caught the attention of one US writer who maintains that feminism, deeply entrenched in every segment of the culture, has created an environment in which young men find it more beneficial to simply opt out of couple-dom entirely.

At Thanksgiving, Immigrants and Refugees Cherish Freedom

This Thanksgiving immigrants and refugees are thankful for all of the freedoms they enjoy in their adopted country, Christian Telegraph reports according to Baptist Press. Dung Duong remembers the long walk from South Vietnam to Cambodia as he, his father and brother fled life at the hands of the communists who had overrun their nation 15 years earlier. The year was 1989 but thoughts of that suffering -- including losing friends who took to the open sea in small boats and were never rescued -- remains with him to this day.

Judge Upholds forced LGBT Indoctrination in Ontario Schools, tells Christian dad to pull Kids out if he Objects

HAMILTON, Ontario, November 24, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - An Ontario judge has ruled against a Hamilton father of two in a decision critics say strikes a major blow to parental rights. Steve Tourloukis took the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) to court after it refused to give him advance notice when his children would be exposed in the classroom to sensitive subjects, such as homosexuality and abortion. He wanted advance notice so he could decide whether or not to pull his kids from lessons he found objectionable according to his Greek Orthodox faith.

Six Guidelines for Giving (Please use this Version)

ALBUQUERUQUE, NEW MEXICO (ANS - November 23, 2016) -- One of the delights of the Christian life is the willingness to give to others. Jesus, himself, said, "It is more blessed to give than to receive" (Acts 20:35). Giving and the Christian life are two peas in a pod; they should go together like love and marriage. Today, I had the privilege of serving alongside other volunteers, at a special Thanksgiving dinner outreach at the Albuquerque Convention Center, working on behalf of Joy Junction, New Mexico's largest homeless shelter, where we were able to serve some 1,400 meals.