Churches willing to overlook traditional scriptural beliefs with regards to homosexuality are experiencing growth in Brazil, according to a new report. However, they are being criticized by evangelical and Catholic Churches in the country as watering down scripture, with one apologist even calling them an "apostasy." According to the BBC the study reveals that there are at least 10 different congregations that now accept and welcome homosexuality as a normal lifestyle. The BBC says these combined churches have over 10,000 registered attendants in the country.
Construction on the new One World Trade Center in New York is moving along. The skyscraper is being built about a pace of about one floor per week. This time lapse photography gives us a quick look at the effort from the beginning. The Port Authority plans to open the building in late 2013.
An abandoned van containing a device with 600 pounds of explosives has been found in Newry, Northern Ireland . Police say it may be linked to I-R-A groups. Journalist Peter Taggart has details.
Police say this device was twice the size of the bomb which was left at Newry Courthouse two years ago, and if it had exploded it would have caused devastation
The Vatican has expressed sympathy for the two dozen victims of the latest terrorist attacks in Nigeria and Kenya targeting Christians, but has called on believers to not give in to the "temptations of hate." Nigeria has been experiencing bombings and other attacks on an almost weekly basis since last year, and most of these attacks have been blamed on the Islamic fundamentalist group Boko Harem, who want to establish Islamic rule in a country divided culturally and geographically by Christian and Muslim lines.
The Bible Society has released a new version of the New Testament geared towards people who do not read the Bible. In it, the New Testament is reworked to help provide an answer to the question 'who is Jesus?' The Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke run together into one story and John's gospel is put at the end of the book to give the full sweep of the story. It is the first time ever that the Bible Society has produced a non-literal translation of the New Testament.
As B.C. sawmill operators started to clean up the dust in their mills, from a deadly explosion just over a week ago, some workers are scared to go back to work, fearing more explosions. 46-year-old Glenn Francis Roche was killed in the sawmill nearby Burns Lake . He had been warning his co-workers about potential risks. At least five explosions linked to wood dust have rocked B.C. wood manufacturing plants since 2009, with two fatal incidents happening this year where four workers were killed. Work-Safe-BC has ordered investigations.
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Should parents be giving their newborns pacifiers? A new study says, why not? Take a listen…