Over a quarter of a million Americans wanted the White House to deport Canadian pop star and TMZ magnet Justin Bieber.
This past weekend, as millions looked towards eggs and bunnies, the Obama Administration finally gave a response...which said that the White House could not respond.
A proposed piece of legislation that would have made a historic copy of the Holy Bible the state book for Louisiana has been withdrawn by its sponsor.
State legislator Thomas Carmody, the Republican representative for Shreveport, announced his withdrawal of House Bill 503 on Monday during debate over the measure.
"Carmody, of Shreveport, took the microphone when House Bill 503 was announced and explained to colleagues the bill as amended by the committee could create 'a constitutional problem'," reported Nancy Cook of arklatexhomepage.com. more >>
NASHVILLE – Q Ideas head Gabe Lyons recently found himself pondering why his group's conferences with the one-letter name still boast an enigmatic identity.
"When I've had to quickly explain Q, I've described it as 'a convening of capable Christian leaders intent on learning and collaborating toward what the Church's future role in society ought to be," Lyons wrote earlier this month. "On cue, people's eyes glaze over.
"At other times I've tried to distinguish by what describing what it's not: 'The event for leaders who hate going to events,'" the author of The Next Christians, continued. more >>
A California couple claim that they own and operate a medical marijuana dispensary in order to help the sick and spread the Gospel at the same time.
Bryan and Lanette Davies began selling marijuana out of their Canna Care shop after claiming that God spoke to them. Now they consider themselves Sacramento's only evangelical medical cannabis provider.
"I started praying, 'Please help me Lord, I need to do something to be able to earn money.' So He (God) said, 'Open up a pot shop. Who are you not to do my will?'" said Bryan, according to TIME magazine. more >>
In a heart-stirring testimony, Pastor Donnie McClurkin credited his God-given musical talents and the prayer of an influential gospel singer in helping him to get free from the shame and sense of inferiority he had been experiencing at just 11 years old.
"I never thought that I would be doing this because people told me what I could not do," said McClurkin. "They didn't tell me who I was, they never told me what I could accomplish, who I could be. They put the shackles on and the limits on."
"But God used music to free me by increments of all the bondage. Until I could move past what people thought of me, until I could move past people's opinion, until I could move past people's nay-saying, until I could see in me what others wouldn't tell me was there." more >>
An Internal Revenue Service awards program designed to recognize and reward IRS employees for their performance is found to have award $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with disciplinary issues and more than $1 million of that amount was paid to tax delinquent employees.
An audit of the program conducted by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration recently highlighted that the IRS does not consider tax compliance or misconduct when issuing bonuses, but noted that the agency is now taking steps to make this a requirement in future policy after presenting the findings of the audit.
"…Between Oct. 1, 2010 and Dec. 31, 2012, more than 2,800 employees with recent substantiated conduct issues resulting in disciplinary action received more than $2.8 million in monetary awards, more than 27,000 hours in time-off awards, and 175 quality step increases," noted the report. more >>