The United Methodist Church is considering a new process for proposals given at General Conference for agenda items pertaining to the debate over the denomination's stance on homosexuality.
The Commission on General Conference, which plans the regular Church legislative gathering, proposed something called a "Group Discernment Process," according to Heath Hahn of the United Methodist News Service.
"Under the plan, the first stop of all sexuality-related petitions would not be legislative committees. Instead, all 864 delegates would review the petitions in small groups with no more than 15 members," reported Hahn. more >>
Megachurch pastor Tony Evans has issued a call to Christians across the nation to rise to the challenge of bringing solutions to some of the issues he believes are apparent in the violence that recently gripped parts of Baltimore city amid protests over the police killing of a young black man.
"It is with deep regret and sadness that I have joined the rest of America to see the carnage, the pain and the anguish taking place in my hometown, Baltimore, Maryland," said Evans in a video released the night after rioting and looting erupted in Baltimore.
"To see what can emanate from hopelessness is a reminder of two things. First of all, the damage that hopelessness can do, the wrong that can be expressed by people in their frustration so that they wind up doing the very thing that they're complaining against. At the very same time, I recognize this demonstrates the need for the Church of Jesus Christ to offer the hope that is missing in so many people's lives." more >>
The fight of the century is finally here! The most anticipated boxing match in a generation will pit the undefeated American fighter, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. (47-0, 26 KOs), against the more popular, fearless Filipino boxer, Manny "Pac-Man" Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs).
The upcoming welterweight showdown between two of this generation's most talented fighters is expected to shatter previous box office records with tickets selling at staggeringly high prices.
The so-called #MayPac bout is slated to begin this Saturday, May 2, at around 11 p.m. EDT, live from the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight is available to watch on HBO and Showtime PPV, as well as online through live stream (details below). more >>
In one of the most highly-competitive series in the NBA Playoffs so far, the Los Angeles Clippers and the San Antonio Spurs meet at Staples Center in Game 7 of their Western Conference battle, with the winner advancing to the next round.
The match is on May 2, 2015 at 8:00 PM ET.
Heading into Game 6, the Spurs were only one win away from advancing as they held a 3-2 series lead over the Clippers. more >>
Baltimore mother Toya Graham, who is being called "mom of the year" after being captured on camera smacking her 16-year-old son to get him away from protests, should be "mom of the century," her pastor said, urging all moms to follow her example.
"I wish all of the parents of Baltimore would take on her spirit and go pull your children out of the streets," Pastor Jamal Bryant told Inside Edition.
She ought to be "mom of the century," said the pastor, adding he will send her a bouquet of flowers on Mother's Day. more >>
Renowned neurosurgeon and potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson, said Friday that the injury suffered by 25-year-old Freddie Gray who died on April 19 after being gravely injured while in the custody of Baltimore police officers "would be almost impossible to acquire…by simply rolling around in a van."
In an announcement highlighting criminal charges against six Baltimore police officers Friday, the city's newly elected State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby said Gray suffered a spinal injury while being transported in a police van and charged that the failure of the police to put a seatbelt on him was a crucial factor in how he was injured.
"Mr. Gray suffered a severe and critical neck injury as a result of being handcuffed, shackled by his feet and unrestrained inside the B.P.D. wagon," said Mosby. more >>