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Analysis: 3 Myths About the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Decision

By Napp Nazworth , Christian Post Reporter

 

Pro-abortion and birth control protesters demonstrate

outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington June 30, 2014.

The U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision to strike down the "Obamacare" birth control mandate for closely held corporations with religious objections led some media organizations to make mythical claims that the decision will cause horrible outcomes. Here are three of those myths.

Read more: Analysis: 3 Myths About the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Decision

Post-Hobby Lobby, Courts Grant Injunctions Against Obamacare Abortion Drug Rule for 7 Groups

By Brittany M. Hughes

 

The Supreme Court building in Washington,

Monday, June 30, 2014, following various court decisions.

The court ruled on birth control, union fees and other cases.

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

(CNSNews.com) – Within 24 hours of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the Obama administration was wrong to impose its contraceptive and abortion drug regulation on small companies that oppose it on religious grounds, two federal courts granted emergency injunctions to seven non-profit groups that also oppose the rule.

Read more: Post-Hobby Lobby, Courts Grant Injunctions Against Obamacare Abortion Drug Rule for 7 Groups

Survey Finds Christians Won't Be Duped

Christian News Service/NICAEA poll finds 79% say biblical accuracy is important

OXFORD, Miss, June 10, 2014 |Christian News Service| --The so-called "Year of the Bible" has Christian moviegoers packing movie theaters across the country. Films like the SON OF GOD, MOMS NIGHT OUT and GOD'S NOT DEAD racked up a combined 218 million dollars in ticket sales in 2014.

A new survey, however, reveals the faithful won't be duped by movies that are Christian in name only.

According to a survey of 1200 respondents from Oxford-based Christian News Service and conducted by American Insights, 79% of those polled say "historical and biblical accuracy is important."

Two-thirds (66%) of all adults and 74% of Christians (who make up 63% of all survey respondents) are likely to see a movie related to God.

Read more: Survey Finds Christians Won't Be Duped

India's Prime Minister Takes Strong Stance against Recent Violence towards Women and Girls

Dr. K.P. Yohannan Grateful for Government Response;

Incidents Highlight Need to Address Abuse of Women around the World

DALLAS, | Christian News Service | -- Dr. K. P. Yohannan, missionary-statesman and advocate for the poor and destitute in South Asia, is grateful and encouraged by newly elected Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent comments and commitment to addressing incidents of mistreatment of women and girls in his country.

 
Illiteracy and lack of job skills training for women in parts of the world can limit their opportunities and keep them in poverty.  Gospel for Asia works with women across South Asia, teaching them to read and write, and equipping them with job skills so they might contribute financially to their families and communities.

Read more: India's Prime Minister Takes Strong Stance against Recent Violence towards Women and Girls

One in Five Americans see Bible as ‘Fables, Legends and History’

America could be experiencing a decline of literalism and the rise of secularism, according to one interpretation of a recent Gallup Poll.

The poll, which measured Americans’ beliefs about the Bible, found that 28 percent of Americans believe the Bible is the literal word of God — close to the lowest point ever found in the survey. About 40 percent of Americans said the same thing in the late 1970s. 

Read more: One in Five Americans see Bible as ‘Fables, Legends and History’

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  • Author Kathi Lipp offers encouragement to moms as she describes how they can work through struggles with guilt, shame and the illusion of perfection and being in control. (Part 2 of 2)

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  • “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.”

 

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