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March 09 2005 By virtueonline Why We're Losing the War Against HIV/AIDS

But new research from Columbia University researchers found no evidence that abstinence and fidelity caused the overall decline of HIV in Uganda between 1994 and 2002. The study reported that increased use of condoms and the death of AIDS patients resulted in fewer HIV cases. Green rejected those new findings during an interview with Tim Morgan, Christianity Today 's deputy managing editor. (An edited transcript.)

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March 07 2005 By virtueonline It's the parenting, stupid - Barna Survey Report

George Barna, who spearheaded the research project, didn't mince words in his rundown of the poll's results: "You might expect that parents who are born-again Christians would take a different approach to raising their children than did parents who have not committed their life to Christ - but that was rarely the case."

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March 02 2005 By virtueonline Virginia bill OKs prayers by Christians

Mr. Orrock said the prayers will be protected by free-speech laws.

"Under the First Amendment, you can say whatever you want to say," the Caroline Republican said. "It's a minor modification of a long-standing practice."

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February 18 2005 By virtueonline Charges Against Anti-Gay Activists Dropped

The demonstrators, affiliated with a group called Repent America, had faced a variety of charges, including riot, conspiracy and ethnic intimidation, Pennsylvania's version of a hate crime. Prosecutors had said the activists, led by Repent America founder Michael Marcavage, were trying to incite the crowd.

The arrests had split gay-rights advocates. Some had felt that charging the protesters with hate crimes was excessive.

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February 12 2005 By virtueonline Swedish pastor acquitted of hate speech

Green, 63, was the first clergyman convicted under Sweden's tough hate crimes laws, which make it a crime to make inflammatory remarks against racial, religious or national groups. The laws were ratified in 2003 to include homosexuals.

Green, a Pentacostal, said he was pleased with the verdict, but called it a "partial victory," saying he expects the case to move on to the Supreme Court.

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February 11 2005 By virtueonline Kinsey film lies, defames World War II Americans - by Judith Reisman

It is shameful to see how the courageous men and women who gave their lives for our freedom in World War II continue to be defamed as sexually immature Neanderthals in the artsy film flop, "Kinsey," written and directed by homosexual swami, Bill Condon.

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February 10 2005 By virtueonline Study Shows America's Sexual Behavior To Be Highly Lethal

The study, authored by three researchers from the Centers for Disease Control, examined "adverse health outcomes" that result from sexual activity including both sexually transmitted diseases, viruses and infections, infertility and abortions. More men then women died in 1998 as a result of sexual behavior - 19,634 men compared to 10,148 women. But almost all of the deaths in men were caused by HIV.

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February 10 2005 By virtueonline Demonic Deconstruction of Marriage Subversion of Society's Basic Unit

Now the argument is for same sex marriage with all the rights and privileges of real marriage, the union of man and woman who were created to complement one another, emotionally and physically, and create the fundamental unit of society, the home.

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February 10 2005 By virtueonline Soft Patriarchs, New Men How Christianity Shapes Fathers and Husbands

Using nationally representative survey data, University of Virginia sociologist W. Brad Wilcox reveals a "surprising" kind of conservative Protestant father, one not yet discovered by an all-knowing Hollywood or by the academic elite:

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February 07 2005 By virtueonline Gay-Affirmative Public School Teachers/Curricula May Influence Brain in Teens

Breiner noted that neuroscientists are convinced that the developing brain during the teen years is significantly influenced by external emotional and social factors. Stress factors, nutrition, and exercise can have an effect on the reproductive function that can lead to a suppression of ovarian and testicular functions. According to Breiner, "If the stress is chronic there can be a significant suppression of this reproductive axis."

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