Culture Friday, a Lithuanian wedding tradition, Singing in the Shower
Today’s news and Culture Friday with John Stonestreet, how will an openly-gay football player impact the culture, plus: special correspondent Susan Olasky profiles a wedding tradition from Lithuania, Bob Case continues his series on the American Songbook with songs of love and romance, and more
Obamacare: A new report from the Obama administration states a significant improvement in the number of Americans enrolling for the Affordable Care Act. The original goal of the White House was 7 million people by March 1st, but the actual number appears to be falling far short of that goal.
Winter storm Pax: The winter storm Pax has claimed at least 17 lives and disrupted travel for millions. As of midday yesterday, airlines had canceled more than 6000 flights.
Child euthanasia: Belgium has passed a law that allows children of any age, with parental consent, to choose to end their lives by euthanasia.
Recognizing same-sex marriage: A federal judge says Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages from other states. Theologian Albert Mohler says the ruling doesn’t order Kentucky churches to perform same-sex unions, but it could require them to acknowledge the marriages as legal.
Business/economy: WORLD News Group’s Warren Cole Smith reports that traders were cautious Thursday, which came after a report that retail sales in January dropped 0.4 percent, which was worse than expectations.
Culture Friday: The media reaction to Michael Sam
John Stonestreet of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview sheds light on the cultural impact of the media’s reaction to openly-gay football player Michael Sam.
Lock and key: A wedding tradition from Lithuania
Special correspondent Susan Olasky reports on a tradition in Lithuania representing the sealing of marriage vows.
‘Singing in the shower’: Songs of love and romance
Bob Case is the former director of the WORLD Journalism Institute. “Singing in the Shower,” his series on the Great American Songbook, airs each Friday.