Ariana Grande has joined Kabbalah and rejected the Catholic faith of her youth because of the church's stance on her brother's homosexuality, SpongeBob Squarepants and Harry Potter, among other things. The "Problem" singer talked about her entry into Kabbalah — the cult of Jewish mysticism that has lured other high-profile stars like Ashton Kutcher and Madonna — and slammed the church in recent interviews.
"When my brother (Frankie J. Grande) was told that God didn't love him I was like, 'OK, that's not cool,'" she told the Sunday Telegraph magazine last week. "They were building a Kabbalah center in Florida so we both checked it out and really had a connection with it."
"You have to watch your intentions, make sure you're not giving in to your ego. You have to numb your reactive state. You have the power to change your reality," she continued. more >>
A provocative new ad by T-shirt company FCKH8, that features kids cursing in the name of feminism, has been yanked from social network site YouTube, and the company hit back at criticism today.
In the ad, entitled "F-Bombs For Feminism: Potty-Mouth Princesses Use Bad Word for Good Cause," five young girls (ages 6 -13) are featured wearing princess costumes and cursing while protesting sexism. They are seen angrily mouthing off about gender inequality and one even casually flips the bird to the camera for shock value.
"What is more offensive? A little girl saying f--- or the f------ unequal and sexist way society treats girls and women?" the girls ask in the 2:35minute clip. more >>
A very excited toddler dressed up in a Minion from the famous film "Despicable Me" does something extremely adorable. You will definitely watch it more than once and laugh for hours.
It seems this little boy is having trouble walking and balancing himself in his Halloween costume. So eventually he falls over, though he isn't hurt. But, says something extremely funny that everyone who watches will remember. Not even his mother in the other room can hold her laugh in.
The family sent this video to "America's Funniest Home Videos" and it was a hit! His Minion costume will get him lots of candy for Halloween! more >>
On a very windy day in Melbourne, Australia a woman named Sue Drummond was out walking her Maltese-Shih Tzu near the water. The speedy winds reached up to 60 mph and made it very dangerous condition for this little puppy.
The little puppy, Bibi, was forced into the water by these furious winds. Helpless and trying to doggy paddle back to shore, Sue feared the worst for her dog. But, something incredible happened next that she will never forget. A brave young man, Raden Soemawinata, who saw what happened immediately jumped into the water hoping to save this puppy. Within minutes he was able to pull this dog out of the water and save his life, while risking his own.
Raden was out that day dumping his grandmother's ashes into the water and happened to do something heroic and incredible along with it. more >>
Within the last few weeks, we have seen a lot of commentary on Bart Campolo, a former United Methodist youth pastor and son of famous liberal evangelical speaker and author Tony Campolo, leaving Christianity to become a devotee of "secular humanism." Before his "deconversion," Bart became semi-famous in his own right in some Christian circles, among other things founding the Mission Year young-adult service organization.
Ed Stetzer wrote a thoughtful piece for Christianity Today on how evangelical Christians can react in a constructive and loving way. Another wayward son of a famous evangelical, the ever-nuanced Franky Schaeffer, responded by blasting that centrist evangelical magazine as "the disgusting reactionaries of Bob Jones ilk, just dressed better" and Stetzer as a "smarmy prick."
My interest here is neither in second-guessing the senior Campolos' parenting nor in determining if their son was, according to Christ's parable of the sower, a "path person," a "rocky soil person" or a "thornbush person." more >>
An atheist organization has launched a social media campaign in the hopes of creating awareness for the secular electorate.
The New Jersey-based American Atheists launched the #AtheistVoter campaign on Tuesday as the midterm congressional elections draw near.