Weekly news roundup, November 30, 2012

On Fridays, I post some of the more interesting articles I’ve come across throughout the week to help you keep current on what’s happening in the the church, both in America and abroad. I also post up some interesting things that I come across.

Church Bombing Kills at Least 11 at Nigerian Post

At least 11 people were killed and about 30 were wounded when twin car bombs hit a Protestant church in a major military compound in northern Nigeria, officials said on Sunday, a month after a deadly church bombing in the same state.

Motion to Legalize Abortion Defeated in Ireland

A motion in Ireland calling for the legalization of abortion has been defeated after anti-abortion activists tried to use the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar to legalize abortion in the country.

California's gay "reparative therapy" ban faces legal test

A California law prohibiting mental health providers from counseling gay minors on how to become straight faces its first legal test Friday, when lawyers for counselors endorsing "reparative therapy" and parents who claim their sons have benefited from it, plan to ask a judge to block the first-of-its-kind measure.

'Two and a Half Men' actor calls his show 'filth'

The teenage actor who plays the half in the hit CBS comedy"Two and a Half Men" says in a video posted online by a Christian church that the show is "filth" and that viewers shouldn't watch it..."You cannot be a true God-fearing person and be on a television show like that," he said. "I know I can't. I'm not OK with what I'm learning, what the Bible says, and being on that television show."

Wireless Carriers Turn to Churches to Boost Cell Signals

Some wireless carriers are offering churches thousands of dollars per month to allow them to put in a new cell tower or antenna on church property, though there are both benefits and risks for churches that allow them to do so.

Paralyzed gymnast reassures friends, 'It's all gonna be okay'

Smiling from her hospital bed, Jacoby Miles tries to reassure people who've heard about her gymnastics injury that we don't need to worry about her. "I just want to say that it's all gonna be okay and that I'm in God's hands and he has a reason for all this," Jacoby says. "It's all gonna be okay and you don't have to worry." The 15-year-old was paralyzed from the chest down after landing on her neck during a practice at her Sumner gym two weeks ago.