News Of The Day – March 4th

Bible Reading Boosts Mental Health

Christians have long known that reading God’s word is beneficially to the soul, and a new poll proves it. The poll of 1,123 practicing Christians who attend church and read the Bible at least monthly found that 33 percent say reading the Bible has improved their mental health during the pandemic, while 28 percent say it has increased their confidence in the future. Another 42 percent say it has boosted their hope in God. Read more about this poll here.

 

Dolly Parton Song May Become Tennessee’s Official Hymn

Dolly Parton’s beautiful rendition of Amazing Grace is being pushed by Rep. Mike Sparks and Sen. Raumesh Akbari to become Tennessee’s official state hymn. The representatives introduced a house bill in Tennessee’s state legislature whose purpose, according to the bill, is to ” recognize songs of historic significance that have influenced” the state of Tennessee. The original hymn was written by clergyman John Newton. Read more about the proposal here.

 

Democratic Representative Jerry Nadler says God’s Will Is No Concern Of Congress

During debates on lawmaker passage of the Equality Act, which would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender equality, Florida Representative Greg Steube made waves by reading out of the Bible. He shared Deuteronomy 22:5. Steube then said that the Equality Act “goes directly against what is laid out in scripture”. In response, democratic representative Jerry Nadler responded, “What any religious tradition describes as God’s will is no concern of this Congress.” Read more about the comments here.

 

Principal Comes To The aid Of Student With A Bad Haircut

Who doesn’t know the embarrassment of  bad haircut. And middle schooler, Anthony Moore is no exception. So he showed up to class wearing a hat in violation of the school’s dress code. Out of character for the boy, Stonybrook Intermediate and Middle School principal Jason Smith knew something was wrong. But instead of reprimanding Moore, the principal, who had been cutting hair since he was a teen, helped Moore by fixing the cut himself. Read more about the haircut here.

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