News stories for Friday (May 29)

 

An appeal has been filed by Liberty Institute in the case of a US Marine who was court-martialed last year after refusing to remove a Bible verse from her computer work station. Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling was court-martialed last year for displaying a slightly paraphrased version of Isaiah 54:17: “No weapons formed against me shall prosper” around her computer while she was stationed at Camp Lejune in North Carolina. It was announced this week that the Liberty Institute has appealed her case with the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, the highest military court in the US.
http://www.christiantoday.com/article/us.marine.court.martialed.for.refusing.to.remove.bible.verse.from.her.computer/54772.htm

 

A bill that would extend the waiting period for a woman to have an abortion to 72 hours in North Carolina moved closer to passage with a favorable vote on the Senate floor on Thursday.   A final vote could come next week.     http://www.journalnow.com/news/state_region/nc-s–hour-abortion-waiting-period-moves-closer-to/article_9638a248-0573-11e5-a6cc-874eff6249ee.html

 

The Communist country of Cuba has barred Bible distribution openly since 1969. Recently, leaders in Cuba decided to allow Bibles in. Since then David Isais, who works with the Bible Commission of Cuba, has completed four deliveries of more than 265,000 Bibles to Cuba. David continues to seek donations to meet request for another 1 million but he says time is of the essence because the open door can close of any time. Currently more than 1,200 Cuban churches are urgently seeking Bibles. Some churches have only one or two Bibles for their entire congregations.  BTW: The Bible has estimated annual sales of 100 million copies.
http://m.joplinglobe.com/news/lifestyles/rich-brown-lifted-bible-ban-has-effort-booking-it-to/article_0e1c802a-66df-5cc4-bcd7-7e311c996dc0.html?mode=jqm

 

Legislation that would end North Carolina’s long-standing ban on hunting with guns on Sundays is possibly one vote away from going to Gov. Pat McCrory’s desk. The Senate version would allow hunting with guns only after noon starting in October. It would remain prohibited in populous Wake and Mecklenburg counties. Other counties could pass their own ordinances banning the practice in 2017. Such hunting also couldn’t occur within 500 yards of a church or house off the property.  Sunday bow hunting is already allowed and unaffected.  http://www.journalnow.com/news/state_region_ap/nc-senate-approves-bill-to-end-ban-on-sunday-hunting/article_c12d896d-e7aa-57c0-b745-443cf65aed59.html

 

Robert Lee really, really hates to see food go to waste. According to the Good News Network, that’s why he left his finance job at J.P Morgan to rescue leftover food from various restaurants around New York City and deliver them to homeless shelters. Every day, Robert and a band of volunteers collect the bagels, deli items, and catered food, knowing they’ll be tossed in the trash. Over the past two years, the organization Rescuing Leftover Cuisine has delivered 100,000 pounds of food to those in need by partnering with 50 food providers citywide.
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/grad-leaves-wall-street-to-rescue-food-for-homeless/

 

For a second year in a row, the Scripps National Spelling Bee ended in a tie…again.Both ‘winners’ are eighth-graders, a guy and a girl. The final word…  “nunatak”  – a hill or mountain completely surrounded by glacial ice.   http://www.journalnow.com/news/nation_world/spelling-bee-ends-in-tie-for-nd-year-in-a/article_2de5d888-05b3-11e5-b770-9b9774763f59.html

 

Extreme hot temperatures in India have resulted in the deaths of more than 1100 people this week. According to Mission Network News, The heatwave has topped out at around 122F, mostly in the southeastern states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Searing temperatures wreaked havoc with melting roads, crop failures, and power outages. https://t.co/fxOYTyqUSZ

 

Two sets of proud parents from opposite ends of the world met for the first time this weekend to cheer on a graduating senior who picked up a second family while studying abroad. According to the Good News Network, Molly DiLeonardi, who studied in Cameroon last spring. She then used a bonus from her first job to fund her host parents’ trip from Cameroon to Pennsylvania for graduation day at Dickinson college.  http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/college-gal-uses-signing-bonus-to-fly-host-family-from-cameroon/

 

Governor Pat McCrory has vetoed ‘a religious exemption bill’ that would allow some court officials to avoid gay marriage duties based on their religious convictions.  Now the General Assembly must decide whether to override that veto and enact the bill…  http://www.journalnow.com/news/state_region/updated-mccrory-vetoes-nc-religious-objection-bill-on-gay-marriage/article_9d8e40dc-0575-11e5-9095-9bccedb961f8.html

 

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I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace… VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150 QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.” MON-SAT 6A-10A (& Sunday@5 host) verne@wbfj.fm