New Reality Show Will Feature Women Who Want to Become Nuns

Lifetime will soon be taping a series called The Sisterhood about five women who are considering becoming nuns:



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Will “Heresy Hunters” Purge Shiites? In Indonesia, It’s Increasingly Hazardous to Be the Wrong Kind of Muslim

Extremist Muslims kill other Muslims about as often as they do Western targets.

The next slaughter of Allah fans by their fellow believers may well occur in seemingly peaceful Indonesia, if this report by Rahat Husain at Communities Digital News is any guide.



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What Would a Show About Teenage Jesus Look Like…?

There have been plenty of TV shows that take a look at the young lives of famous adults. Smallville examined a young Superman, Bates Motel looks at a young pre-stabby Norman Bates, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles chronicled the young Indiana Jones… You know what else these shows have in common?

I’ve never watched them.

But I’ll tell you what show is going to be appointment TV for this gal: Nazareth.



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In Idaho, Concerned Citizen Called the Cops on a Student Who Gave Away Copies of a Banned “Anti-Christian” Book

Earlier this month, Hemant reported how the largest school district in Idaho saw fit to ban Sherman Alexie‘s celebrated youth novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian on account of it being “obscene” and anti-Christian.

The second-best response to the whole affair came from Gretchen Caserotti, a librarian in Meridian, Idaho, who noted dryly that thanks to the unnecessary controversy, the book is now in high demand in local public libraries such as hers.

But for the best response, we turn to Mountain View High School junior Brady Kissel.

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A School-Sponsored Military Memorial Retreat Featured a Christian Prayer and Skeptics Are Pushing Back

Over the weekend, the University of North Georgia’s Dahlonega campus held a Memorial Retreat for its Corps of Cadets. While most of the retreat went well, one portion of the ceremony stood out to the skeptics in attendance.

When a chaplain delivered the invocation prayer, it was purely sectarian, made “in Jesus’ name.” This would be a problem if that happened at a city council meeting — the Supreme Court will be ruling on that very issue soon — and it’s a problem here, too. At a public university, any invocations must be offered in a non-denominational way.

Thankfully, Saara Wintersgill of the UNG Students for Secular Freedom was in attendance and shot this video of the prayer:



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