A transgender woman is suing CrossFit for refusing to allow her to compete in a women's-only division of their annual fitness competition. 34-year-old Chloie Jonsson of Northern California was born a male but now identifies as female, but that hasn't changed the mind of the popular gym, who claims that scientifically Chloie would have an advantage over the other female athletes.
A New York pastor's rifle raffle is causing contention and controversy in the upstate New York community in which he lives. Pastor John Koletas of Troy's Grace Baptist Church is giving away a free modified AR-15 to a congregant that attends their service March 23, he announced Thursday.
A passenger's pilot happened to be a woman, and the resulting sexist letter he left for her prompted her to post the note on Facebook for all to see. To add insult to injury, the passenger attempted to use the Bible to justify why no woman should fly a plane.
A couple got twins after triplets in under a year, according to reports. Sarah and Andy Justice of Tulsa, Oklahoma had just adopted triplets when she found out she was pregnant with twins. They have been "blessed" with a lot of help with their five children from their church and community.
Gay Rights Activist Detained at Sochi Olympic Park: Rainbow-Clad Transgender Italian Protests Russian Anti-Propaganda Law (PHOTOS)
A gay rights activist was detained allegedly in Sochi Russia near the Olympic Park for protesting the country's law against homosexual propaganda towards minors Monday. The transgender woman was wearing a rainbow flag and clothing and was shouting, so authorities did not let her into the hockey game even though she had a ticket.
A CEO apologized to the mom of a preemie baby for comments he made to employees regarding their retirement plans being cut. Tim Armstrong, the Chief Executive at AOL, said in a town hall meeting that the company was cutting benefits because of "distressed babies" that had cost too much money, among other things.
A racist school lunch was served to students Friday at a California all girls' private school in honor of Black History Month. The menu, which included fried chicken, watermelon and corn bread, outraged parents, and administrators attempted to address the issue at an assembly Wednesday.
Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" meaning may also be about drug addiction, even though the somewhat vague song lyrics also contain references to love and witchcraft. The pop singer departed from her usual bubbly themes Sunday with a Grammy performance some called satanic, and the creepy performance has many seeking answers as to what the song really means.
Mackenzie Wethington, a 16-year-old girl from Joshua, Texas, is being called a "miracle child" after she survived a 3,500-foot drop during her very first skydive Saturday. The teen had traveled to Chickasha, Okla. with her father Joe for her birthday present, a skydive, but her parachute didn't open and she slammed into the ground.
A Texas couple homes orphans regularly, helping thousands of children while being adoptive parents themselves. Paul and Robin Pennington began Hope for Orphans in 2001 and also have five adopted children themselves.
The Cardinals at Vatican bank were all replaced by Pope Francis except for one Wednesday. The Pontiff is continuing his theme of shaking up the Vatican by changing top cardinals that head various committees and organizations, including the bank, which has been beset by scandals and suspicion in recent years.
A N.J. teacher is 100 and her students celebrated her record as the oldest working educator in U.S. Friday. Agnes Zhelesnik still works 35 hours a week as a home economics teacher and spends extra time after school giving sewing and cooking lessons and making costumes for school plays.
Cardinal Raymond Burke, the very conservative former archbishop of St. Louis, was replaced with Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington Monday. Pope Francis decided not to reconfirm Burke to the powerful Congregation for Bishops council, which helps decide which bishops will be chosen in the future.
ESPN's Jesus ad controversy has finally come to a close as the sports programming network aired a commercial with religious themes during an NCAA basketball game on Saturday. ESPN initially decided not to air the ad associated with SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center in St. Louis, Mo. because it contained the words "Jesus" and "God."
A boy grabbed the Pope's skullcap right off his head Saturday while the Pontiff was visiting a children's center. Pope Francis had picked up a young boy at the Santa Marta Institute, and when the child got bored, he snatched the white cap and played with the Pope's white hair.
Baby Brutally Beaten, Thrown Off Balcony by 10-Year-Old in China After Elevator Doors Close Abruptly Separating Mom and Child
A baby left in an elevator was brutally beaten and murdered by a 10-year-old girl in Chongqing, China recently. The child's mother had stepped off the lift momentarily when the schoolgirl picked up her child and threw him off a balcony, resulting in his death from fatal injuries a short time afterwards.
Costco's Bible mislabeling has resulted in an apology from the bulk shopping store. When a California pastor visited the store to pick up a Christmas gift last week Friday, he discovered stickers on all of the Bibles reading "$14.99 Fiction," and called the wholesaler's attention to the error.
Annette Bening's Son on Transgender Healthcare: State Should Pay for Our Sex-Change Surgery, Hormone Treatments
Annette Bening's son, transgender male Stephen, is calling for more healthcare opportunities to be paid for by New York's Medicaid program. Stephen, who was born Kathryn Elizabeth, claims that hormones, sex change surgeries and other gender transitional procedures are part of "the basic healthcare we need to survive."
Carmen Carrera could be the first transgender Victoria's Secret angel if her supporters get their way. A controversial Change.com petition was started on behalf of the model calling for her to hit the runway for the company's annual fashion show Dec. 10.
A kindergarten touching ban was put in place Friday at a Canada elementary school and the new rules have some parents upset. Coghlan Fundamental Elementary school educators say the policy is for the kids own protection, but some Langley, British Columbia parents disagree.
A Texas teen pleaded guilty to the murder of a 5-year-old with a bowling ball Wednesday morning and was sentenced to 23 years behind bars. The 14-year-old from East Forth Worth was upset because the young child had "pestered" him to go to the store, so he brutally struck him with the heavy object "like a football player spiking a football" in June, he said.
Joao Rodrigo Silva Santos, a former Brazilian soccer player, was beheaded Tuesday. His wife, Geisa Silva, found the decapitated head of her husband in a rucksack on her doorstep early that morning after reporting his disappearance the night before.
Gay marriage is supported by a majority of New Jersey voters, according to recent Quinnipiac poll, but the statistics have not changed the firm stance of Governor Chris Christie against it. His opponent in the gubernatorial race, Barbara Buono, has challenged him on the issue, but so far he deems it an issue voters should decide.
Nathan Verhelst, a transgender man born Nancy in Belgium, decided to end his own life via euthanasia after a botched sex change surgery. The 44-year-old had been undergoing hormone therapy since 2009, but the gender assignment surgeries in 2012 did not meet his expectations, and he died by state-sanctioned lethal injection Monday.
A school was forced to remove a Jesus portrait and pay nearly $100,000 after reaching a settlement Friday with the Ohio chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and a Wisconsin group, the Freedom From Religion Foundation. The school district's insurance would not pay for legal fees, which left few options to fight the case.