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1 hr ago | Pridesource.com

Worship Songwriter Vicky Beeching Comes Out As Gay

British star of the American Christian rock scene, Vicky Beeching came out as gay Aug. 13 in an interview with the U.K. newspaper, the Independent.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Religion, Anglican, Folk-Rock, God, Jennifer Knapp

5 hrs ago | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Steve Smith: Smokey Robinson at the Greek Theatre; Gene Simmons apologizes

Even at age 74, the Motown icon with the legendary falsetto sounds exactly as he did a half-century ago.

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Related Topix: Folk, Smokey Robinson, Steve Smith, Black Entertainment, Soul, The Temptations, The Miracles, Ace Frehley, Pop/Rock, Kiss

5 hrs ago | The Daily Democrat

Guitarist Todd Haaby to perform at Woodland Opera House

Celebrating their 10th anniversary of music Haaby and his group Sola Via will be coming home for a hometown concert.

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Related Topix: Entertainment

9 hrs ago | Religion News Service

Global religious hot spots get their own U.S. envoy

WASHINGTON As the Islamic State tears across Iraq and Syria this summer, sending religious minorities fleeing for their lives, Congress created a new job at the State Department - one the president needs to fill immediately, say those who pushed for the position.

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Related Topix: US News, RNS, Religion, Judaism, US Politics, Anna Eshoo, US House of Representatives, Democrat

9 hrs ago | Religion News Service

A bride and groom place their hands on a Bible during a wedding ceremony. Photo by Greg Kendall-Ball

For decades, evangelical leaders have touted "virginity pledges" as a way for teens and young adults to "save themselves for marriage."

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Related Topix: Wedding, RNS, University of Washington, Human Sexuality, National Mall, US National Parks

12 hrs ago | Catholic World News

Kurdish leader offers to arm Christian refugees

The president of the autonomous Kurdish region in Iraq has offered to provide arms for Christian volunteers, creating self-defense units to resist the Islamic State, the Fides news service reports.

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Related Topix: The Truth

16 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

Kindle Release of: 'The Angel Ultimatum' by Alexander Mann, Film Announced on IMDB

What is, "The Angel Ultimatum"? "Make sense of creation, or else!" The traditional biblical explanation for creation is examined, in which Angels are created, only to fight a war, followed by the creation and fall of the human race, which results in the human race allegedly free-falling into hell.

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Related Topix: Kindle

21 hrs ago | KRRQ-FM Lafayette

Smokey Robinson Enlists Mary J. Blige, John Legend for New Duets Album, "Smokey & Friends"

Smokey Robinson teamed up with a variety of well-known singers on his new duets album, Smokey & Friends , which hits stores today, August 19. The 11-track collection features new interpretations of songs the Motown legend wrote or co-wrote, either for his old group, The Miracles , or for The Temptations or his own solo career.

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Related Topix: Duets, Entertainment, Television, Smokey Robinson, Black Entertainment, Soul, The Miracles, The Temptations

21 hrs ago | WJZW-FM Washington

Smokey Robinson Says He Had a "Good Time" Recording Duet with His "Fun Brother" Steven Tyler

Smokey Robinson teamed up with well-known singers from a variety of genres on his new duets album, Smokey & Friends , which hits stores today, August 19. The 11-track collection features new interpretations of songs the Motown legend wrote or co-wrote, either for his old group, The Miracles , or for The Temptations or his own solo career.

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Related Topix: Game Show, American Idol, Reality TV, Entertainment, Drama, Television, The Miracles, Soul, The Temptations, Aerosmith, Pop/Rock

21 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

A big, planned Mars Hill 'Jesus Festival' disappears without a trace

In raising $2 million "over and above" tithes last year, the Mars Hill Church touted that part of the money would go to "The Jesus Festival," an outdoor celebration slated to begin Aug. 22 at Marymoor Park with bands, kids activities and "amazing gospel preachers."

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Related Topix: Crossway, Ravenna (Seattle, WA), West Seattle (Seattle, WA), Rainier Valley (Seattle, WA), Seattle, WA, Greenlake (Seattle, WA)

Tue Aug 19, 2014

North Platte Bulletin

Hershey girl paralyzed by rare disease

The family of a 12-year-old girl who was suddenly was paralyzed in late June is asking for help.

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Related Topix: The Campbells

CMT.com

Carrie Underwood, Lady A Get Festive With...

I'll be the first to admit it. I will rock a Christmas album in the spring, summer or fall like a champ, especially if it involves the likes of Carrie Underwood , Lady Antebellum , Little Big Town , Jennifer Nettles , Martina McBride or Vince Gill .

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Related Topix: Lady Antebellum, Country, Martina McBride, Michael W. Smith

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

A big, planned Mars Hill 'Jesus Festival' disappears without a trace

In raising $2 million "over and above" tithes last year, the Mars Hill Church touted that part of the money would go to "The Jesus Festival," an outdoor celebration slated to begin Aug. 22 at Marymoor Park with bands, kids activities and "amazing gospel preachers."

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Related Topix: Crossway, Ravenna (Seattle, WA), West Seattle (Seattle, WA), Rainier Valley (Seattle, WA), Seattle, WA, Greenlake (Seattle, WA)

Religion News Service

Farm owners fined for saying no to lesbian wedding

Jennifer McCarthy and Melisa Erwin, a same-sex couple from Newark, requested to use the Liberty Ridge Farm for their wedding ceremony and were denied.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Gay/Lesbian, New York, RNS

Ekklesia Daily News

Vicky Beeching and the EA: Who represents evangelicals?

It's five days since top Christian singer Vicky Beeching came out as gay. Evangelical Christianity in Britain is still shaking with the impact of this earthquake, whose effects will be felt for years and probably decades.

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Related Topix: Christian, Gay/Lesbian, Human Sexuality

LiveScience

Like a Virgin: Chaste Men Sexually Confused After Marriage

Men who make virginity pledges get strong social support to abstain from sex before the wedding night, but that backing disappears soon after they tie the knot, new research suggests.

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Related Topix: Human Sexuality, Wedding, University of Washington, The River

WJZW-FM Washington

Smokey Robinson Says He Had a "Good Time" Recording Duet with His "Fun Brother" Steven Tyler

Smokey Robinson teamed up with well-known singers from a variety of genres on his new duets album, Smokey & Friends , which hits stores today, August 19. The 11-track collection features new interpretations of songs the Motown legend wrote or co-wrote, either for his old group, The Miracles , or for The Temptations or his own solo career.

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Related Topix: Game Show, American Idol, Reality TV, Entertainment, Drama, Television, The Miracles, Soul, The Temptations, Aerosmith, Pop/Rock

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Religion News Service

America's Christian conservatives ponder a a Babylonian exilea

From the moment they set foot on North American soil, the Puritans who came to the continent viewed their "errand into the wilderness" through a biblical lens, seeing themselves as modern-day Israelites building a New Jerusalem in the New World.

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Related Topix: RNS, Israel, World News, Middle East, Westminster Theological Seminary, Wedding

Religion News Service

Islamic militias continue spread beyond the Middle East into African nations

A street in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, before the war.a The city is now in ruins due to the war.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Libya, Kenya, RNS, Tradewest, National Geographic, Video Games, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

Religion News Service

At church rally, community pours out support for Michael Browna s family

Activist and television show host Rev. Al Sharpton speaks at Greater Grace Church in Florissant on Sunday , during a rally for justice for an unarmed teen shot by Darren Wilson, a Ferguson police officer.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US Politics, Lacy Clay, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, RNS

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