The FDA policy on blood donation is discouraging gay and bisexual men would-be donors. They aren't allowed to give blood if they have been with other men in the past 12 months. Politicians and other gay rights groups have called on the national agency to loosen the policy in the wake of the Orlando mass shooting and other similar incidents that may happen in the future.
US FDA Guideline on Blood Donation a Hindrance
In the wake of what is considered to be one of the bloodiest mass shootings in the U.S., the aftermath of Orlando nightclub shooting had a lot of people lining up at blood banks to donate. Most of the 49 victims in the shooting were gay and bisexual men, and people who were willing to help by giving their blood were turned away because of their sexual orientation as mandated by the FDA guideline. more >>
The top prize for Powerball continues to climb and has now reached $222 million for Wednesday's draw.
Still No Jackpot Winner
On its official website, the lottery game announced that there was no player who was able to match all the numbers drawn last Saturday. The winning combination for the previous draw was 3, 27, 36, 56, 69 and the Powerball 25. more >>
Tyrese Gibson and his ex-wife, Norma Mitchell, have had a messy past, but the entertainer says God and the power of prayer has restored their relationship.
Gibson, who is best known for his racy R&B music and his role in the "Fast and Furious," has become a motivational speaker of sorts through his social media videos. In an Instagram post on Monday, Gibson revealed that he and the mother of his child have made up after years of being at odds with eachother.
There are three ways to get God's power in your life, Pastor Rick Warren says.
Warren, who serves as the senior pastor of Saddleback Church in Orange County, California, says in his Daily Devotional on Tuesday that God does not bless self-reliant people; rather, he "blesses people who are dependent upon Him and surrendered to Him."
There are three ways to get God's power in your life and live by His will, including praying, obeying Him, and perseverance, the evangelical leader continues. more >>
When contemplating if modern medicine impedes God's will for us, we as Christians must ask ourselves if we are seeking the Lord through these remedies, Pastor John Piper says.
Piper, founder and teacher at DesiringGod.org, wrote in a recent blog post for his website that regardless of what we do in life, we must always be sure that God's will is being done.
Therefore, it is not necessarily a question of whether modern medicine, such as chemotherapy, impedes God's plan for us if he has ordained our sickness and suffering. Rather, the question is whether we are keeping God's will in mind when we choose to pursue such medical options. more >>
Reality television stars David and Tamela Mann's home was robbed earlier this week.
Known for their hit show "Meet the Browns" and Tamela's booming gospel career, the couple was robbed while dining at a Red Lobster in Camp Creek near Atlanta, Georgia. Despite being heartbroken over the ordeal, they maintain that God will provide and are praying for the thieves.
In a lengthy Facebook video post, the comedic duo explained in detail what happened to them. They hope that someone watching the video could help them find the culprits and also they want their fans and supporters to stay in prayer in this troubled world. more >>