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Posted 6/21/13 at 4:32 PM | CP Blogs

Did Hillary Clinton Commit Perjury?

Hillary Clinton - official State Department photo

The conservative news site WND has persistently questioned the public statements of Obama administration officials regarding the terrorist attack on the diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.

Last month a WND headline asked the question, "Hillary perjured herself on Benghazi?" This week a news story by Reuters raises more questions about the role of arms smuggling and may fuel more allegations that Hillary may have perjured herself when she was being questioned by Senator Rand Paul.

In January Paul asked the question, "Is the U.S. involved with any procuring of weapons, buying, selling, anyhow transferring weapons to Turkey out of Libya?" Clinton responded that she had never been asked a question about this. Later she responded with "I do not know. I do not have any information on that." (The video is below.)

Reuters interviewed former Libyan commander Abdul Basit Haroun and reported, "He says he sends aid and weapons to help Syrians achieve the freedom he fought for during the Libyan revolution."

According to WND, its informants report that slain U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens recruited and armed opponents of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.

Rand Paul questions Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Senator on January 23, 2013.

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Posted 6/20/13 at 3:48 PM | CP Blogs

Boyfriend Gives Abortion Pills Disguised as Antibiotic to Girlfriend

In February this blog reported that chef Joshua Woodward was charged with applying an abortion drug to his girlfriend's body without her permission in an attempt to cause a miscarriage. Woodward was charged with attempted murder.

Another news story has surfaced about a boyfriend causing his girlfriend to miscarry against her will.

According to CBS News, John Welden gave his girlfriend abortion pills disguised as an antibiotic. He is charged with first degree murder of an unborn child. Yet in America, if a woman wants to have an abortion and takes these pills, it is not considered murder.

This is what happens when morality is based on secular situational ethics. Hypocrisy reigns.

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Posted 6/17/13 at 10:52 PM | CP Blogs

Fatherhood: More Men Than Women Want Children

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John Piper

Father's Day has passed but here are two news stories about fatherhood and parenting that I wanted to share.

Recently the Associated Press and WE-TV conducted a poll of men on the topic of parenting. The results are somewhat surprising.

According to AP, "About 8 in 10 fathers surveyed said they always knew they wanted to have children, compared with about 7 in 10 mothers ..."

Men also showed a preference for households composed of two parents: "Men are a bit more skeptical than women that a single mother can do as good a job raising a child as two parents can, and men are more likely to say an increase in the number of single mothers is bad for society."

The Knoxville News Sentinel interviewed John Piper, the former pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, and he described his experience of adopting a baby girl when he was 50 years old. Piper enjoyed watching his wife and daughter bond.

Piper offered this advice: "God is in the business of taking a mess and making it useful in the future. Don’t let the past failures hinder your future with your kids. Your kids may be 40, 50 years old, and you can venture new things, you can reach out in new ways to them because God is a God of redemption." FULL POST

Posted 6/14/13 at 11:58 PM | CP Blogs

Restaurant Raises $660 for Charity From Profanity Tax

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This news story makes me smile. A restaurant in in Houma, Louisiana - the city where I grew up - started charging its customers 25 cents for each use of profanity and 75 cents for taking God's name in vain.

According to the Houma Daily Courier newspaper, Big Al's raised $660 and will give the money to charity.

I think this is a great way to teach people to be careful of what they say. Manager Deborah Duplantis told the newspaper, "People don’t think about how often they swear until they got to pay for it."

Parents could charge their children 25 cents each time they say a bad word and if the parents speak the profanity, they would have to pay also.

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Big Al’s is putting bad language to good use

Posted 6/7/13 at 4:59 PM | CP Blogs

Why Church Kids Leave Christianity

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The Atlantic has a compelling article about young atheists that grew up in religious homes. Larry Alex Taunton, head of Fixed Point Foundation, has spoken to numerous atheists and heard the stories of why they rejected Christianity.

According to Taunton, reasons the young are leaving the church include:

  • "The mission and message of their churches was vague"
  • "They felt their churches offered superficial answers to life's difficult questions"
  • "The internet factored heavily into their conversion to atheism"

Besides talking to college atheists, Taunton has also debated prominent atheists such as Christopher Hitchens. FULL POST

Posted 6/5/13 at 3:01 PM | CP Blogs

Third of Marriages Result From Online Relationships

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Online dating at times has a shady reputation. People often lie in their profiles about how much they earn and how much they weigh. But still online dating continues to grow.

Recently the University of Chicago released a study showing that marriages among online daters may last longer than relationships starting elsewhere. Researchers surveyed 19,000 people.

According to HealthDay News, "The researchers found that more than a third of those surveyed met their spouses online. Of those, 45 percent met through dating sites, while 21 percent met through social networks like Facebook."

For days ago Christian Post published the article Is Online Dating Biblical? Jim Daly, president of Focus on the Family, wrote:

Like many things, online dating isn't inherently evil or good. Sometimes things are less about what we do than about the heart we do it with. More often than not, the Bible offers general principles over specifics. FULL POST

Posted 5/27/13 at 5:56 PM | CP Blogs

Cone of Shame: Teens Unable to Escape Online Mistakes

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A few years a girl in Florida took some racy photos and shared them with her boyfriend from a private photo sharing service. Her account was hacked and the photos spread all over the internet. Soon she was being harrassed and switched schools. And the photos followed her to the new school.

Her mistake will follow her for the rest of her life.

Last week Google's chairman Eric Schmidt spoke in the UK and the London Telegraph reported that "he said young people now had to live with the consequences of having a complete record of all their youthful indiscretions online."

So what options do teenagers have if their credibility is ruined by damaging photos or video shared online?

Two years ago the Wall Street Journal reported, "[Schmidt] predicts, apparently seriously, that every young person one day will be entitled automatically to change his or her name on reaching adulthood in order to disown youthful hijinks stored on their friends' social media sites." FULL POST

Posted 5/22/13 at 12:53 PM | CP Blogs

Iranian Courts Permit Girls Nine Years Old to Marry

Two days ago we featured a story about a Muslim preacher killing his child bride on her wedding night. After doing some research, we learned that child marriages are becoming more popular in Iran.

WND reported that the percentages of child marriages in Iran more than doubled from 2006 to 2010. The rate of child marriages grew from 2.3% to 4.9%. The article headline revealed that the child brides are definitely not rare: 850,000 young Iranian girls, as young as 9, married.

WND also revealed that it is legal in Iran for girls under 10 years old to marry if they obtain permission from a court or guardian.

According to Oxford University's Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, child marriages endangers the girls' health. "The mortality rate of mothers under the age of fifteen is five times higher than those over twenty year olds."

Mohabat News quotes Iranian legislator Mohammad Ali Isfenani as saying, "As some people may not comply with our current Islamic legal system, we must regard 9 as being the appropriate age for a girl to have reached puberty and qualified to get married. To do otherwise would be to contradict and challenge Islamic Sharia law." FULL POST

Posted 5/20/13 at 4:17 PM | CP Blogs

Muslim Preacher Kills His 8-Year-Old Child Bride

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According to war correspondent Mustafa Kazemi, an 8-year-old girl was recently murdered by her husband, a Muslim mullah, on the day of their wedding. Kazemi's source, a medical doctor, said there was nothing that could be done to save her life.

Kazemi reported:

The girl was one of the several daughters of a man in his late 30s. For an unknown reason he gave his daughter to the Mullah of their village for a big amount of money. It is also common in Afghanistan's rural areas or 3rd level provinces/cities to marry young girls to old men, and trading their daughters for their debts or other items.

The mullah is in his late 50s and is the mosque guy of the village where this incident happened. FULL POST

Posted 5/16/13 at 2:47 PM | CP Blogs

Cloning Experiment and Playing God in the Laboratory

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After Dolly the sheep died in 2003, she was put on display in the National Museum of Scotland.

Another science experiment moves us closer to the world of human cloning.

Cell the science journal is reporting that Oregon Health and Science University biologist Shoukhrat Mitalipov headed a team of researchers which changed human skin cells into embryonic stem cells through cloning.

According to the Wall Street Journal, "The researchers stopped well short of creating a human clone. But they showed, for the first time, that it is possible to create cloned embryonic stem cells that are genetically identical to the person from whom they are derived."

Cloning is not without its critics. After Dolly the sheep was cloned, Catholic priest William Saunders responded with this critique:

The danger with cloning is that we easily lose sight of the dignity of the person, and the sanctity of the act of conjugal love in marriage. We slip into a selfish vision of creating our own kingdom, instead of striving to live in God's kingdom.

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