Some 35 million Americans dread having to be nice during the holidays. Other things people hate about this seemingly lovable time of the year are crowds, long lines and even seeing friends and relatives, according to a recent poll by Consumer Reports National Research Center.
Heydar Moslehi, Minister of Intelligence in Iran, has declared that house churches are a threat to youth, Mohaba News, an Iranian Christian News Agency, reported Monday. Moslehi's statement raises anxiety over new persecution among the Christian community.
Newt Gingrich, the former Speaker of the House and 2012 Republican presidential contender, caused a controversy when he said recently that members of the "Occupy Wall Street" (OCW) movement should take a bath and get a job. A new research poll shows 43 percent of potential voters agree with that statement while 43 percent do not.
Another 25 people were buried over the weekend in the aftermath of deadly clashes between Christians and Muslims last week in Nigeria.
Chapman University, After Losing the 'Good Fight' in Crystal Cathedral Bid, Announces It's Moving On
Chapman University President James L. Doti sent an email to the school community last week in which he expressed that he and the Board of Trustees are regretful about losing the bid over the Crystal Cathedral ministry's property to a Catholic diocese, but suggested the school is ready to move on.
Syracuse University coach Jim Boeheim has spoken out in defense of Bernie Fine, the former assistant coach accused of sexually abusing three boys, and now the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), an organization uniting victims of sexual assault by church officials, is demanding an apology.Tags Ethics/rights
The president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights in the U.S., William A. Donohue, has expressed irritation over yet another sex abuse allegation directed against a priest, this time coming from a man in Rhode Island who says he was reminded of the abuse due to news reports on former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky.
A six-months pregnant woman was reportedly kidnapped in Cairo Friday in what seems to be a political abduction.Tags Conflict/War
Black Friday has passed with all shoppers and employees having survived it happily this year. But that is not standard in the United States. The incident of an apparently desperate shopper pepper spraying her competition in a California Walmart is not the worst possible scenario. As the saying has it, count your blessings, while taking a look at the history of casualties that occurred during Black Fridays of the past, with many of the incidents taking place at Walmart locations.Tags Culture
Three state Democratic lawmakers reportedly plan to file bills during next year's session in Maryland requiring panhandlers, including the homeless, to obtain a permit before asking people for money.
A hip hop video which leaked online last week called "Dauntless, Defiant, Resolute," produced for the internal use of the Church of Scientology, is going viral across the Internet, drawing mockery and criticism of the church from mainstream media.
NBC network joined Jimmy Fallon, host of "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" show, Thursday in apologies for having had introduced Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann on stage of the show earlier this week with what Bachmann calls a "sexist" song.1 comments
Pat Robertson, founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), former presidential candidate and the charismatic host of "The 700 Club" raised eyebrows recently after he asked on air if macaroni and cheese was a "black thing."
Lex Luger, whose real name is Lawrence Wendell Pfohl, was interviewed recently by the editor of the Christian Index, the newspaper of the Georgia Baptist Convention. The interview, which was published by the Baptist Press Wednesday, tells the story of the former WWE and WCW superstar's struggle with the law and drug and alcohol addictions, before finally finding sense in God.
Thanksgiving is many things to modern Americans, as The Christian Post emphasized in a report about the holiday's origins, which are deeply enrooted in American culture and history. However, Thanksgiving has now been blended with the omnipresent aspects of modern life, such as consumerism.