May 12, 2012
The World and Everything in It

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Obama and same-sex marriage, N.C. marriage amendment, electoral math, Emory University professors object to creationist commencement speaker, Kinkade’s cause of death, United Methodists stand firm on sexuality, Barnabas Piper, Postal Service losses, Sinatra songbook, Vanderbilt University controversy, ‘How Do You Kill 11 Million People?’

President Obama endorses redefining marriage, what the North Carolina marriage amendment does and doesn't, Mitt Romney stands by man-woman marriage, electoral math, Romney VP selection timetable, Emory University professors are upset that commencement speaker doesn't believe in macro-evolution, autopsy reveals cause of death for painter Thomas Kinkade, reviews of 'War Horse' and 'America's Heart and Soul,' churches in Charlotte work together to reach 20- and 30-somethings, United Methodists turn back attempt to change doctrine on human sexuality, Barnabas Piper on being 'authentic,' U.S. Postal Service losses deepen, an update on the economy, California bill would make it a crime to counsel a child struggling with same-sex attraction, the Sinatra songbook, Vanderbilt University stands firm against campus-ministry groups, Andy Andrews reads from 'How Do You Kill 11 Million People?,' The History Book, and more.

Program Segments

Hour A, Segment 1

President Obama endorses redefining marriage to include same-sex couples
Hollywood stars line up to toss money into the Obama campaign coffers
What the North Carolina marriage amendment does—and what it doesn't
Mitt Romney stands by man-woman marriage

For more on the possible political ramifications of President Obama's endorsement of same-sex marriage, read "Evolved" by WORLD News Group reporter Emily Belz.

Jordan Lorence is a senior counsel at the Washington, D.C., office of the Alliance Defense Fund. Mary Reichard is the legal-affairs correspondent for The World and Everything in It.

See the Obama campaign's ad touting the president's support for homosexual marriage, "Mitt Romney: Backwards on Equality."

Hour A, Segment 1

President Obama endorses redefining marriage to include same-sex couples
Hollywood stars toss money into Obama's campaign coffers
What the N. Carolina marriage amendment does—and what it doesn't
Mitt Romney stands by man-woman marriage

For more on the possible political ramifications of President Obama's endorsement of same-sex marriage, read "Evolved" by WORLD News Group reporter Emily Belz.

Jordan Lorence is senior counsel at the Washington, D.C., office of the Alliance Defense Fund. Mary Reichard is the legal-affairs correspondent for The World and Everything in It.

See the Obama campaign's ad touting the president's support for homosexual marriage, "Mitt Romney: Backwards on Equality."

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Hour A, Segment 2

Electoral math: The path to 270 votes
When will Romney choose a VP nominee?
Emory University professors upset that commencement speaker doesn't believe in macro-evolution

Learn more about the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia.

Anthony Petrucci is a freelance reporter based in Boston.

Read the letter from Emory University biology professors complaining about the selection of renowned brain surgeon Ben Carson as this year's commencement speaker.

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Hour A, Segment 3

Autopsy reveals cause of death for painter Thomas Kinkade
Home-video reviews: 'War Horse' and 'America's Heart and Soul'

Phil Boatwright reviews home-video films and current movies at PreviewOnline.org. Read his online reviews of War Horse and America's Heart and Soul.

Phil is the author of Movies: The Good, The Bad, and the Really, Really Bad (CreateSpace, 2009).

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Hour A, Segment 4

Churches in Charlotte work together to reach 20- and 30-somethings
United Methodists turn back latest attempt to change doctrine on human sexuality

Naomi Schaefer Riley is a former Wall Street Journal editor who writes regularly on the topics religion, culture and higher education. Read her recent WSJ article about Charlotte ONE.

Learn more about about Charlotte ONE.

Mark Tooley is the author of Taking Back the United Methodist Church. He reported on the UMC's 2012 General Conference in the American Spectator article, "United Methodists Transition from Liberal to Global."

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Hour A, Segment 5

Barnabas Piper commentary: Being 'authentic'

Barnabas Piper is the acquisitions editor at Moody Publishers in Chicago. He writes online commentary for WORLDmag.com. His personal blog is here.

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Hour B, Segment 1

Losses deepen for U.S. Postal Service
Economic update
California bill would make it a crime to counsel a child struggling with same-sex attraction

Read "Postal Service loses $3.2B in 2nd quarter" from the Associated Press.

Warren Cole Smith covers business and economic news for WORLD News Group. Read his regular online column "Signs and Wonders."

Read "California Senate looks at ban on reparative therapy" by WORLD News Group reporter Angela Lu.

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Hour B, Segment 2

Revisiting the Sinatra songbook

Frank Sinatra died on May 14, 1998. Read his obituary from The New York Times.

Learn more about Davi Sings Sinatra: On the Road to Romance.

Arsenio Orteza reviews music forThe World and Everything in It.

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Hour B, Segment 3

Vanderbilt University stands firm against campus-ministry groups

Read the May 3 letter (PDF) from Congressional Prayer Caucus to the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust.

Leigh Jones is editor of WORLDonCampus.com.

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Hour B, Segment 4

Writers Read: Andy Andrews reads from 'How Do You Kill 11 Million People?'

Andy Andrews is an author and motivational speaker. Learn more about his book, How Do You Kill 11 Million People? (Thomas Nelson, 2012).

The audiobook edition is published from Oasis Audio.

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Hour B, Segment 5

The TW&E History Book

May 14, 1787—Fifty-five delegates begin gathering in Philadelphia for a convention that would draw up the United States Constitution.

May 14, 1948—The independent State of Israel is proclaimed as British rule in Palestine comes to an end.

May 13, 1981—Pope John Paul II is shot and seriously wounded in St. Peter's Square by Turkish assailant Mehmet Ali Agca.

May 10, 1908—The first Mother's Day is celebrated at Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church in Grafton, W.Va. Six years later, Mother's Day became a national observance.

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