Family & Society
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Oldest World War II vet dies at age 112

by Kent Covington
Posted 12/28/18, 09:41 am

Richard Overton, the nation’s oldest World War II veteran, died Thursday in Texas. He was also believed to be the oldest living man in the United States at 112 years old. The U.S. Army veteran was recently hospitalized with pneumonia and died at a rehab facility in Austin.

Overton was born in 1906. He was in his 30s when he volunteered for the Army and was at Pearl Harbor just after the Japanese attack in 1941. He served in the all-black 1887th Engineer Aviation Battalion.

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Boy Scouts crumbling

Family | Critics say moral collapse preceded financial one
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 12/21/18, 11:25 am

As the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) unravels under financial pressure and dwindling membership, an explicitly Christian Scouting alternative is standing firm and growing in numbers.

Trail Life USA launched in 2014 and has grown to 27,000 members in 800 troops in all 50 states. The program emphasizes the need for boys to have a scouting experience all their own with risk, adventure, and competition. CEO Mark Hancock told me new membership is up 36 percent since the BSA board of directors voted in October 2017 to allow girls to join.

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A call for clarity

Sexuality | Doctors, scientists, academics, and legal professionals call for a scientific, binary definition of sex
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 12/14/18, 02:50 pm

Four major medical organizations representing more than 30,000 health professionals sent a letter to the Trump administration last week urging it to continue to uphold the scientific definition of sex in federal law and policy—a definition that aligns with God’s design as expressed in the Bible of two distinct and complementary sexes.

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