On May 31, Speaker Joe Hackney verbally banned Jesus' name as "illegal speech". More than 140,000 petitions are being faxed to the North Carolina State-House, demanding legislators to reverse Speaker Joe Hackney's ban.
The big difference between the California and Massachusetts cases is that, in Massachusetts, same-sex marriages are legally recognized. The California case is a challenge to Proposition 8, the voter initiative passed by California citizens in 2008, preventing the recognition of same-sex marriage in that state.
While visiting Ukraine, Evelyn met and befriended members of the Bryzna family. Hearing stories retold about the Great Famine of the 1930s, firing squads, religious persecution, and their unshakeable faith in God motivated Evelyn to record the history of a family buoyed by faith in the midst of persecution.
In Radical Womanhood, Carolyn McCulley has written the book that she wishes someone had given her when she first became a Christian. She too was saved after being a vocal feminist for all of her adult life. She experienced intense culture shock as she found herself in a church culture that was far different from the culture she had lived in for most of her life.
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Waterborne arsenic is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and lethal. In Bangladesh, people have been drinking it for over two decades. The nation drilled millions of wells in the 1970s and '80s (with the help of foreign aid) to stem an epidemic of cholera and dysentery, and the campaign worked—except that the new wells tapped into an aquifer contaminated with naturally occurring arsenic that had leached from the soil over the years.