The U.S. Supreme Court denied a hearing for pharmacists appealing a Washington State law mandating that they provide abortion-inducing drugs despite their religious objections.
A majority of the eight-member high court decided Tuesday morning to not hear an appeal in Stormans v. Wiesman, allowing a ruling from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to stand.
While the decision to reject a hearing for the Stormans case was given without comment, Justice Samuel Alito authored a dissent to the decision. more >>
A recent study showed that women who ate walnuts one to two times on a weekly basis are more likely to be independent of care when they become elderly. This comprehensive and long-term study was conducted by a team of researchers led by Francine Grodstein. It involved 54,762 nurses over a 30-year span and published in the Journal of Nutrition.
Healthy Diet Reduces Health Impairment Risks
The paper stressed that overall diet quality provides a greater impact than individual foods on limiting physical function impairment risks. A good diet that can achieve this includes eating more fruits and vegetables, drinking less sugar-sweetened beverages, eating less sodium and trans-fat as well as drinking alcohol moderately. more >>
To mark the end of "Game of Thrones" Season 6, Microsoft has released a special edition of the Xbox One with a design inspired by the popular HBO series.
Sparkly Paint Design
While Christians should certainly seek to receive their parents' blessing for a marriage, they shouldn't wait for this blessing forever, theologian John Piper says.
Piper, founder and teacher for DesiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary in Minneapolis, Minnesota, shares his advice for couples who are planning to get married in an interview posted on Monday.
Christians, Piper says, should revere their parents and value their opinion when it comes to something so serious as the prospect of marriage, but they also don't need to wait forever if their parents refuse to give the couple their nuptial blessing. more >>
A pastor from Colorado Springs who has been advertising on public transit benches with Jesus-related campaigns for the past three years, fears he will no longer be allowed to refer to Jesus in the ads if the city, which is now reviewing its policy, determines that it violates the Constitution.
The city of Colorado Springs said Monday it is reviewing the advertising policies of Mountain Metro Transit after Pastor Lawson Perdue of the Charis Christian Center in west Colorado Springs was told last week his ads on bus benches would be barred if they refer to "Jesus," according to The Gazette.
"The city of Colorado Springs is carefully reviewing the advertising policies of Mountain Metro Transit in light of the advertising by Pastor Lawson Perdue of the Charis Christian Center. The city takes First Amendment issues very seriously, and strives to fully comply with Constitutional Law," the city's statement said. "This commitment requires that advertisements and policies are regularly reviewed for content and legality. Mountain Metro Transit recognizes that it acted hastily in asking Pastor Perdue to change his messaging. The city attorney's office is working diligently to ensure that the advertising policies comply with the law. During this review, no action will be taken and Mountain Metro Transit will continue Pastor Perdue's advertisement as they currently appear." more >>
CBS has announced that it will be airing a new "Star Trek" series headed by Alex Kurtzman and Bryan Fuller. This marks the fifth series for the long running franchise. However, there have been rumors that "Star Trek" will change its well-loved format for the new series.
Season 1 Will Be One Story
Normally, seasons of the previous "Star Trek" series where either one or two-part stories that concluded themselves very quickly. Co-head Bryan Fuller has stated that Season 1 of the new "Star Trek" series will be a 13-chapter story. more >>