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53 percent of Americans say God rewards 'athletes of faith' with good health, success on the field

By Jennifer Harper - The Washington Times

Sunday is often associated with both church and devoted football watching. Now there's an intersection of the two: 53 percent of Americans and 56 percent of sports fans say "that God rewards athletes who have faith with good health and success on the playing field." So says a new survey of public sentiment about sports and religion conducted by the nonpartisan Public Religion Research Institute and the Religion News Service. Published January 24, 2015

Recent Stories

The Rev. Billy Graham (Billy Graham Evangelistic Association)

America's handwriting on the wall - unless 7:14

In 1973, the Rev. Billy Graham preached to tens of thousands in St. Louis, Missouri, lamenting that America as a nation was under God's judgment for the U.S. Supreme Court Roe. v Wade decision made earlier that year legalizing the mass murder of children.

Pro-life supporters are gathered in Washington this week for the annual March for Life. More than half a million people are expected to participate in the 41st annual march and most of them will be young people - better known as "millennials," writes Christy Stutzman. (Associated Press)

The pro-life generation

They say that ladies never reveal their age, but for once, I will reveal mine in hopes of making a point. I was born in 1973, the year that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Roe v. Wade. As much as I don't like the name, I'm a member of "Generation X," whatever that means. I'd suggest that we might be earning ourselves a new name soon, and it has to do with the "Right to Life" movement.

From food allergies to tantrums to picky eaters, moms seem to figure out how to feed children by the time the youngest graduates from high school. (The Washington Times/File)

Cookbook review: 'Feeding Baby' shares recipes, tips

- Deseret News

From food allergies to tantrums to picky eaters, moms seem to figure out how to feed children by the time the youngest graduates from high school. Moms would benefit from "Feeding Baby: Simple Approaches to Raising a Healthy Baby."

President Barack Obama speaks during a visit to the University of Kansas Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, in Lawrence, Kansas. Obama was speaking  about the themes in his State of the Union address. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Obama 'deeply committed' to preserving abortion rights

- The Washington Times

On the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, President Obama said Thursday that he is "deeply committed to protecting this core constitutional right" of abortion, and he criticized pro-life legislation approved by the House.

Anti-abortion activists stage a "die-in" in front of the White House in Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. Buoyed by conservative gains in the November 2014 election, the pro-life movement is busy mobilizing on behalf of bills in Congress and several state legislatures that would further curtail women's access to the procedure. Thursday marks the 42nd anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision in 1973 that established a nationwide right to abortion. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Abortion bill divides House

House Republicans ran into divisions Wednesday over the new Congress' first abortion bill, and leaders were searching for a way to advance the legislation without an embarrassing split over the issue.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaking Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at the Association for a Better New York, in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Cuomo proposes faith-based plan to serve poor

Associated Press

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to establish a state office to help faith-based nonprofits help New York's poor with food programs, health care, education, job training and other social services.

Recent Opinion Columns

The Bible is a textbook, saving grace

- The Washington Times

Have you been to a funeral lately? A funeral where the assembled start reaching into their jacket pockets and purses? Grabbing their cellphones? Looking up and down the pews?

Civilization's essential book

- The Washington Times

It was 1952 and as a seven year old who had a Sunday School perfect attendance record for a year, I was presented with my very own King James Bible. I still have it and still refer to it.

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