February 23rd, 2014
11:04 AM ET

Son of Dead Snake-Handing Pastor Takes Over Pulpit

One week after Pastor and reality TV-star Jamie Coots died from a rattlesnake bite, his son will take over the pulpit with the very same snake.

We discussed this controversial Baptist practice with a reporter and psychology professor who knew Coots personally.

We asked them: Why is it so central to the faith to refuse medical attention after being bit by a snake?

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February 23rd, 2014
10:24 AM ET

The Message Behind Yulia Tymoshenko's Braid

When former Ukranian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko was released from prison Saturday, she appeared exhausted, emotional and angry.

She encouraged the Ukrainian opposition to continue to stay in Independence Square, no matter how difficult the fight. But there is one gesture that conveyed a message of hope to her supporters– her blonde, braided crown.

Tymoshenko never appears in public without this hairstyle because it holds special meaning for her supporters and her mission.

Editorial Producer Nadia Bilchik tells us why.

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February 23rd, 2014
10:07 AM ET

Is Arizona Bill About Christians vs. Gays?

A new bill in Arizona may soon make it legal for businesses to refuse service to gay customers based on their own religious freedoms. Protestors are now demanding that Arizona's governor veto the bill.

New Day spoke with Justin Lee, author of "Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays Versus Christian Debate" to answer the controversial question: Why are so many Christians choosing Leviticus over the Golden Rule?

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Filed under: Faces of Faith • New Day Weekend
February 23rd, 2014
09:49 AM ET

One Last Chance to Catch Up with Oscar!

You've got only one week left until the Academy Awards, have you seen any of the nominated films? There are nineĀ  movies up for "Best Picture" this year!

If not, no worries– we asked US Weekly senior editor Bradley Jacobs which films we should absolutely make the time to see and which ones can wait for DVD.

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Filed under: Entertainment • New Day Weekend
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