Passed by the California state Senate and now pending in the Assembly, Senate Bill 1146 is a flawed measure that denies faith-based universities in California the ability to function based on religious beliefs and constitutional principles.
Although this may not be the intention of Sen. Ricardo Lara and his colleagues, the bill is discriminatory and violates the First Amendment and freedom of religion.
The overall assumption of SB 1146 is that it protects gay, lesbian and transgender students against discrimination at private Christian universities. However, this overlooks the devastating impact on constitutional freedoms. Tens of thousands of students in California, many of them first-generation and people of various nationalities, will potentially have their college choice limited. more >>
It's been a year since the release of the American blockbuster hit "San Andreas," and incidentally, the catastrophic event portrayed in the film is bound to happen in the next 30 years, experts say.
GPS Data Detects Fault Movement
The San Andreas Fault System in Southern California has detected large-scale motion in the area. Samuel Howell and his colleagues from the University of Hawaii has found a 125 kilometers of stretch of land experiencing an uplift and subsidence for a few millimeters every year. more >>
After the Golden State Warriors lost their chance at winning two consecutive NBA championships on Sunday night, the family of the team's star point guard, Stephen Curry, is glorifying God.
The Cleveland Cavaliers overcame a 3-1 deficit in the best of seven series that made them the 2015-2016 NBA champions over the Warriors last night. Curry, the league's two-time NBA MVP was noticeably off of his game, making 0-4 three pointers in the final stretch of the NBA Finals.
Despite the disappointing loss for Curry and his Warriors teammates, the Christian point guard's family glorified God for the experience. more >>
A former pastor at Rick Warren's Saddleback Church has been asked to resign as lead pastor of a church he's served for three years after he refused to agree to its biblical position on homosexuality, fearing it would alienate people in the LGBT community.
Gerald Sharon, the lead pastor at Southwest Church in Indian Wells, California, who spent 11 years at Saddleback Church serving in various leadership roles, was asked to step down from the pastoral role he has served for over three-and-a-half years since he left Saddleback because he now refuses to affirm the church's position on homosexuality.
Sen. Ben Sasse called upon Christians to prioritize their citizenship in the Kingdom of God over their American citizenship, in a June 13 broadcast with Westminster Theological Seminary of California.
"Christians should realize that we have always been living in exile" and this earthly kingdom is not our true home, said Sasse. "We live at a moment where it is very dangerous, and let's just admit that Christians have always been tempted to be forgetful of the work that God has done and the things to which he has called us. But it is very dangerous for us to yearn for a city that has foundations in political entities when we should be yearning for the Church eternal and our coming Redeemer King."
In the interview available online, the Republican senator from Nebraska, a devout evangelical Christian who spoke to the graduating class of seminarians a few days ago, told Westminister Seminary and church history professor Scott Clark that he prioritizes his faith in Jesus Christ above any other calling. more >>
Religious leaders including the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, have condemned a controversial sermon made by Pastor Roger Jiminez of Verity Baptist Church in California who declared Christians should not mourn the "sodomite" victims of the Orlando massacre.
"Today, people say aren't you sad that 50 Sodomites died? Here's the problem with that, it's like the equivalent of asking me … 'Hey, are you sad that 50 sodomites were killed today?' Ahh No. I think that's great. I think that helps society. You know, I think Orlando, Florida, is a little safer tonight. … The tragedy is that more of them didn't die. I mean the tragedy is, I'm kinda upset that he didn't finish the job," said Jiminez in a 45-minute sermon posted on YouTube.
On Sunday, now deceased gunman Omar Mateen used an assault rifle to kill 49 people and injure 53 more at a popular gay nightclub called Pulse in Orlando. more >>