In the News / October 31, 2006

In the News: 10/31/06

Religion Lawsuit Dismissed at Air Force Academy A lawsuit against the U.S. Air Force Academy claiming that evangelical Christianity was being illegally pushed on cadets was dismissed on Friday.

Some churches rejecting occult for ‘holy’ Halloween Pastors who believe Halloween is a pagan tradition are urging children to trade pumpkin-carving and scary costumes for hayrides, contests for best saint costumes and prayers.

Abstinence message goes beyond teens The federal government’s “no sex without marriage” message isn’t just for kids anymore. Now the government is targeting unmarried adults up to age 29 as part of its abstinence-only programs, which include millions of dollars in federal money that will be available to the states under revised federal grant guidelines for 2007.

Institute Practices Reproductive Medicine — and Catholicism This article chronicles attempts by Catholic OB-GYN’s to promote reproductive technology while remaining consistent to their faith.

Willing, Able — and Unemployable For those with autism, finding a job is often difficult.

To the Media, YouTube Is a Threat and a Tool Media companies are of two minds about Internet video-sharing site YouTube, which rocketed to fame by letting users share homemade videos along with copyrighted clips from movies, TV shows and music videos.

Christians can believe in Bell Witch, town says The spooky 200-year-old legend of the Bell Witch lives on in Adams, Tenn., a church-going town of 600, where people say that believing in ghosts and spirits is not incompatible with being a Christian.

MySpace takes steps against copyright infringement News Corp.’s MySpace.com said Monday that it had licensed a technology to stop users from posting unauthorized copyrighted music on the social networking website and oust frequent violators of its policy.

But do they all think they’re fat? Like humans, elephants recognize their mirror image, a study reports.



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