Table of Contents

Cover Story

Ladies of the night, unite

by Bob Jones

Cover Story | In the world according to the United Nations, prostitution is a legitimate career choice. While the UN globocrats bully countries that disagree, the Clinton…

In this issue: "UNbelievable," June 17, 2000


Where are your papers?

By Edward E. Plowman

National | Underground Chinese priest gets six years for unauthorized publishing-and other religion notes

United, we fall

National | The activist gay legal strategy is to legalize marriage in one state, then attack traditional marriage laws in the rest of the country. In July, Vermont…

The state's duty

By Timothy Lamer

National | Government officials must oversee tax-funded institutions

National | Urban legends litter the info superhighway

A sucker born every minute

National | What do "Rep. Tony Schnell" and "Blare Airport" have in common? They're both fakes.

A line in the shifting sand

By Les Sillars

National | Revising the myth of Davy Crockett: Alamo hero was brave, but did he die in the battle, or afterwards?

Pennville's painter

By Les Sillars

National | Howard Finster still follows his thumb's command to paint, just not quite so quickly anymore

Web Extra: The Chicago Declaration on Religious Freedom

By The Editors

National | Sharing Jesus Christ in a Pluralistic Society

Graham's last crusade?

By Edward E. Plowman

National | Organizers point to Amsterdam evangelism conference as a fitting capstone to a half-century of ministry-plus, other news from the world of religion

News from the front

By Edward E. Plowman

National | Updates on the most divisive battles: The gay agenda keeps mainliners fighting among themselves

Spelling s-u-c-c-e-s-s

By Cal Thomas

National | National Spelling Bee winners showcase the academic virtues of homeschooling

'We have nothing, but we have everything'

By Mindy Belz

International | GOING INTO THE NO-GO REGION: Sudan's Christians are the most persecuted in the world today, but with only a "porous" line of defense separating these…

A stranger at the door

By Lynn Vincent

National | A social worker with an agenda, sent out by a relative with a grudge, provokes a confrontation that continues to play out in the nightmares of children. How…

Digital DC

By Chris Stamper

National | Big government a keystroke away; Smith Corona's bankruptcy shows the triumph of the PC; and the record industry goes to war with music software

Watch your mouth!

By Bob Jones

National | Or it'll get wiped by "Operation Napkin": British speech codes aggressively enforced by undercover cops out to dinner on the expense account

NCC: Broke but still brokering

By Edward E. Plowman

National | Theological bankruptcy came early for the National Council of Churches, but with a 1999 deficit of $6.4 million, financial bankruptcy can't be very far behind

Brownsville revisited

By Edward E. Plowman

National | Allegations of impropriety and wrongdoing surrounding the five-year Florida Pentecostal revival don't pan out-but its leaders have tidied up a bit, anyway

Web Extra: The Challenge of Cultural Renewal

National | The Challenge of Cultural Renewal By The Honorable Tom DeLay (R-TX) House Majority Whip National Press Club Washington, DC Thursday, May 4, 2000 A tragedy…


The Buzz

By The Editors

WILL RULING OPEN DOOR TO DOMINANCE BY FOREIGN TECH FIRMS? Microsoft micromanaged Get ready for the Baby Bills. U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson on…


It's an anti-wealth-building tax in a time when African-Americans and Hispanics are trying to build wealth. U.S. Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.), explaining…


The real lawbreakers

By Joel Belz

Legal and public-opinion victors are still breaking God's law


Troubling trends Your story on contemporary Christian music was great ("Salt or sugar?" May 13). I am not concerned about whether CCM artists should sing for…

God loves to heal...

How fighting a battle with cancer changes priorities

...and be glorified in death

When the wages of sin came due, God gave Himself for us

Count me in

By Marvin Olasky

Down these mean streets reporters must go



By The Editors

Culture | The five best-selling children's fiction books (or series) as measured by placement on three leading lists of June 4, 2000

The Movies

By The Editors

Culture | The top 5 movies in popularity as measured by box office receipts for the weekend of June 4

Does God give bad advice?

By R. Albert Mohler Jr.

Culture | New evangelical view of God presents a deity with a backup plan

The opening of the American God

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | "Post-conservative" evangelicals are stuck in the same old cultural religion

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