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NAE tells Bush to act now on Sudan

NAE tells Bush to act now on Sudan
Nearly 50 evangelical leaders from a variety of theological and political perspectives have called on President Bush to take "swift action" to stop the "genocide" in the Darfur region of Sudan. The letter, organized by the National Association of Evangelicals, called for three specific actions: massive humanitarian aid; active exploration of intervention options, including military intervention; and work to remove Sudan from the U.N. Human Rights Commission.

"We view this as an opportunity to reach out to Muslims in the name of Jesus," NAE president Ted Haggard told The Washington Post. "Christian people are appalled by this kind of genocide, and we don't want it taking place in our generation."

Ark still in the dark

Ark still in the dark
A major scientific expedition in the Black Sea had many successes in the use of underwater archaeology, live networking, and the examination of a 1,500-year-old Byzantine trading vessel. But its most publicized archaeological investigation associated with the expedition was a wash. National Geographic Society archaeologist Fredrik Hiebert and Titanic discoverer Robert Ballard said wood that drifted into the Black Sea contaminated the site, so they weren't able to test their theory that the sea's flooding was that recounted in the biblical story of Noah.

"We were not able to get a smoking gun," Ballard told the Associated Press.

Other efforts to prove the existence of the biblical flood—and to find Noah's ark—continue.

United Methodists gear up for another lesbian minister's trial

United Methodists gear up for another lesbian minister's trial On the heels of the ludicrous acquittal of lesbian Methodist minister Karen ...

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