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NY high court to hear gay marriage case could redefine marriage

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ALBANY, N.Y. — The highest court in New York state will hear oral arguments May 31 in a case that could result in the legalization of "gay marriage" there. Homosexual activists previously lost twice at the appellate level. But the Court of Appeals -- the state's highest court — will make the final decision on the legality of "gay marriage" in the state. Unlike a growing number of states,...

Cuba jails evangelical church leader

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Cuban authorities jailed an evangelical pastor who until last year served as national president of his denomination, apparently on charges of aiding emigrants who sought to leave the country illegally. The arrest was made Feb. 20 Relatives of the Rev. Carlos Lamelas, however, said the allegations against him are groundless. Some sources inside the island nation believe p...

Positive Christian entertainment feted at 14th annual event

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” “7th Heaven,” “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” and “Sue Thomas: F.B. Eye” won the top honors at the 14th Annual Movieguide Faith & Values Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry held March 2. “These award-winning films and television programs, not to mention all of our...

RU-486 claims lives of two more women

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Pro-life groups are angrily calling out the Food and Drug Administration for refusing to pull the abortion pill Mifeprex, known commonly as RU-486, from the market after announcing March 17 that two more women who took the drug have died. “One death is too many,” Randall K. O'Bannon, Ph.D., director of Education and Research for the National Right to Life Committee, sai...

New Gospel choir hits a note with troops deployed in Iraq

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BAQUABAH, Iraq — They lift their voices together in harmony, move in seemingly perfect rhythm and they’re united in their cause. Not bad for the first two weeks. The Gospel Choir at Forward Operating Base Warhorse has grown to a dozen members after just two weeks in operation. They are one of the featured attractions at chapel’s gospel service, which are being held at the Faulkenburg T...

Study on violence and childrens programming comes in time for Turn off TV week

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. — As if parents needed another reason to turn off the television, the Parents Television Council recently released, “Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing: A Content Analysis of Children’s Television.” According to the study, which looked at 443.5 hours of entertainment programming for school-aged children aged 5 to 10 during after-school and Saturday morning hours, “there ...

Cameron Sued over Avatar Copyright

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Hollywood director James Cameron has been sued by British artist Roger Dean for $50m (£43m) over claims he copied ideas for the 3D film Avatar. Dean, who designed album covers for the likes of prog-rock bands Yes and Asia, filed a legal action at a court in New York last week. He has accused Cameron of “wilful and deliberate copying, dissemination and exploitation” of his original images....