UPDATE: Missionary Steve Saint underwent surgery on Tuesday to relieve pressure on his spine after a paralyzing accident last week (June 13th). He actually was able to stand yesterday for about a minute – with help. “I can tell you I’ve never felt this helpless before,” Steve said in a video posted to his Facebook page, “but I refuse to ask God ‘Why me?”…. See the video: www.facebook.com/pages/Itec-Steve-Saint/41142728065 www.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2012/June/Paralyzed-Steve-Saint-Give-God-All-Youve-Got/
NFL Quarterback Tim Tebow has been awarded the “Good Guy Award” by the Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA). The ‘Good Guy Award’ is given to a NFL player for his qualities and professional style in helping pro football writers do their jobs. http://blogs.ajc.com/atlanta-falcons-blog/2012/06/20/pfwa-tim-tebow-wins-2012-good-guy-award/
THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION HAS APPROVED A NEW NAME, “GREAT COMMISSION BAPTISTS.” Although, the Convention’s legal name will remain the Southern Baptist Convention. The Convention made history earlier in the week by electing its first African-American president. RnR
Is the HHS “Contraception Mandate’ similar to China’s one-child policy? Dr. Gene Rudd spokesman with the Christian Medical Association says his group filed official comments with Health and Human Services over the ‘Contraception Mandate’ in The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (or ObamaCare). Rudd says he can understand individuals making decisions regarding how many children to have and when, but he argues that is not the government’s decision. “I fear that we are adopting some of that same philosophy in our country where we’re saying that the government can decide it’s a favorable policy to decide that children are a liability to our culture…” BTW: A decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on the constitutionality of “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” (or ObamaCare) is expected by the end of June.).
What is the “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” (or ObamaCare)? Beginning in 2014 (if deemed Constitutional by the US Supreme Court) – Americans will be required to buy government-approved, private health insurance or else pay a penalty. And, the federal government will define what constitutes medical care. http://www.conservapedia.com/ObamaCare
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said more work is needed to ensure quality health care for homosexuals? Read more…http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/healthscience/2012/June/HHS-Sec-More-Must-be-Done-on-LGBT-Health-Care/
Americans are NOT very ‘confident’ in public schools, organized religion, banks, and TV news. According to a Gallup poll, only 29% of us expressed “a great deal” of confidence in U.S public schools the lowest in 40 years. On the flip side: we do have a great deal of confidence in the military and in small businesses. RnR