The Briefing 06-07-16

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  • No matter the outcome of today's primaries, Bernie has redefined the Democratic Party
  • How many LGBT Americans? No one knows, which is why Uncle Sam is trying to find out.
  • Atheists venture show of force in D.C., instead reveal demographic and identity problems
  • "Ah... Dear Millennials, please insist on using WORDS to translate the Bible, not emoji."

The Briefing 06-06-16

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  • Muhammad Ali, the 20th century's most charismatic and controversial sportsman, dead at 74
  • The battle for the soul of Baylor continues in the midst of sexual-assault controversy

The Briefing 06-02-16

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  • China prepares to reap disastrous societal effects from infamous one-child-only policy
  • Sad and bizarre paganism on display as women in Thailand care for fake plastic children
  • Dolls for boys? Christians must recognize that even the toy aisle reflects a worldview

The Briefing 06-01-16

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  • The Obama Administration's legal absurdity: Does Title IX require gender blindness or affirmation?
  • Whose Title IX rights? The biological female's or the female-identifying biological male's?

The Briefing 05-31-16

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  • Cincinnati zoo kills endangered gorilla to protect child in danger, outrage ensues
  • Postmodern confusion abounds in people who attempt "metamorphosis" to become animals
  • To speak of artificial intelligence "outsmarting" humans is to deny undergirding human design

The Briefing 05-27-16

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  • Language battle over car "accidents" chafes at the academy's view of human responsibility
  • Church of Scotland votes to allow gay clergy to be married but not to conduct gay marriage
  • Online baptisms and communion? Church of Scotland eyes internet to fix declining membership
  • Why is man religious? Evolutionist attempts an answer but admits inability to explain pain and death

The Briefing 05-26-16

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  • University of Miami's newly minted Chair for the Study of Atheism isn't an advocacy post. Or is it?
  • Responding to a nationwide crime wave, Chicago's police get creative in crime prevention
  • With perverse irony, pro-choice Britons argue abortion is part of the "calling" of a midwife
  • For celebrities, saving the elephants is the latest fad. Unborn babies? Not so much.

The Briefing 05-25-16

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  • History lessons not learned: Mao's bloody communist revolution still grips China today
  • In attempt to subdue Christianty's growth, China's Communist Party removes crosses from churches
  • Technology outstrips morality in closed-door meeting where scientists discuss creating synthetic DNA
  • There's a 91% chance Hawaii won't get hit by a mega-tsunami in next 50 years—and it's making headlines

The Briefing 05-24-16

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  • Study reveals younger Republicans have a more conservative sexual ethic than older Democrats
  • Gender, religion, and politics: How who we are and what we believe inform our voting
  • Inversion of moral order: "Nice" Canadian parents defer to children on matters of religion
  • When it comes to sexuality, what happens when a society's only moral factor is consent?
  • Yale's eager unveiling of gender neutral bathrooms on campus an act of "public signaling"

The Briefing 05-19-16

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  • Chasing a higher high, NYC teens turn to dangerous substance made from marijuana extract
  • Will capitalism transform cannabis, or will cannabis transform capitalism in California?
  • Feminists watch closely as the Pope considers women for the diaconate in the Catholic Church
  • If we abandon the doctrine of creation, we abandon the ability to speak of a created order

The Briefing 05-17-16

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  • SCOTUS returns contraception case to lower courts in small victory for religious liberty
  • Obama's imperialist agenda: LGBT activism a priority in this administration's foreign policy
  • Nepal bans surrogacy after realizing its citizens were being exploited by the West
  • Photographic relativism: What is the agenda behind Apple's recent Sports Illustrated ad?

The Briefing 05-13-16

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  • United Methodists divided over LGBT issues at General Conference in Portland
  • From debates in Islam to Yelp reviews for psychics, a secular society can't escape theology
  • Sexual morality is out; food morality is in—but having a "moral" diet is harder than you think
  • Game on: Boys perform better than girls in reading when it's presented as a game, not a test

The Briefing 05-12-16

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  • Should government regulate Facebook's news service? History of 1949 Fairness Doctrine suggests "no"
  • Obama's upcoming visit to Hiroshima raises questions of how this generation remembers WWII
  • President Obama set to create first LGBT national monument at infamous Stonewall site
  • "Male," "female," or "fill in the blank"? College applications join the gender revolution
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