In a battleground state where Democrats label religious faith as too extreme, Republican candidate Ken Cuccinelli, known for his strong support of homeschooling, pro-life, and other values voter issues, has tightened the Virginia governor's race, nearly catching up to Democrat Terry McAuliffe and perhaps making the race "too close to call."
The new poll from Quinnipiac University, released Wednesday, found McAuliffe ahead at 45 percent to Cuccinelli's 41 percent, but it also discovered that if Libertarian Party candidate Robert Sarvis were not in the race, McAuliffe would only lead by two points – 47 percent to 45 percent – making the race "too close to call."
"For the past several weeks, political pundits have written off Ken Cuccinelli well before any polls have opened or closed, but we have consistently maintained that we know this is a margin race as exhibited in today's Quinnipiac University poll," Chris LaCivita, Cuccinelli campaign senior strategist said in a press release. more >>
Cited as "one of the most influential people in America," New York Times bestselling author Andy Andrews says a popular scripture Solomon wrote in the book of Proverbs has been disappointing parents for "generations" and he knows why.
"There are generations of Christian moms and dads that are so disappointed about a particular verse in the Bible. In fact, it's one that Solomon wrote in Proverbs and everybody's heard it. There are generations of people that feel like they adhere to what it says and yet they have been disappointed," said Andrews in a recent report in TheBlaze.
He then reveals the troubling scripture as Proverbs 22:6, which says, "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." more >>
An Alabama-based Catholic television station has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services over its controversial mandate that requires religious employers to cover contraceptives, including those that can cause early abortion.
Eternal Word Television Network, whose station in Irondale brings programming to more than 145 million homes across the globe, filed the suit on Monday.
Brought before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama, EWTN is being represented by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and has the aid of Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange. more >>
To the surprise of almost no one I was a Halloween baby and have endured "Oh, that explains it" for years.
It probably does explain a lot. All Hallow's Eve, right? Day before All Saints Day? Is that not what you meant? I do not remind you of all saints?
Whatever. more >>
The parent's e-mail to me had an urgent tone. "When our daughter and some of her Wiccan friends first began meeting in our living room, there were more giggles and gossip than talk about casting spells and gaining power. But what they are talking about now has us very disturbed…"
In working with teens for over 15 years, this was certainly not the first time I had heard from a parent upset about their child's fascination with the occult. Increasingly, teens themselves will voice concern over peers who are getting involved in Wicca and pagan activities. When the aspiring sorcerers were overheard talking about making a Halloween sacrifice, "…What about some small animal? No - how about maybe a hamster?" this troubled mother's tolerance ran out. "Alex, they are taking this stuff way too seriously. Please respond ASAP, or at least recommend a good resource."
People long for spiritual experiences-scholars call this transcendence-and have a natural interest in things supernatural. But one must use caution and exercise discernment when seeking spiritual reality, meaning, and truth. Studies indicate that interest in the paranormal is increasing, especially so among young people. Parents should know that their teens have almost certainly been exposed to the occult, at least at some level. more >>
A new website that publicly shames and rebukes women who have affairs with married men, and boyfriends of women in committed relationships, is fast becoming popular among women trying to ward off potential threats to their homes or those whose relationships have already succumbed to the damage of infidelity.
The website, launched only last year and aptly called, "She's A Home Wrecker" encourages women dealing with unfaithful partners to expose the women they are cheating with.
"They say if you can't beat them join them, but we say if you can't beat them, EXPOSE them! Shesahomewrecker.com is exposing everyone from the Hollywood Homewrecker to the average white picket fence destroying women who just can't seem to let go of your husbands and boyfriends!" proclaims the website. more >>