A female teacher at a San Francisco high school for girls came out as a transgender, but the Catholic order that owns and runs the school has decided that the teacher will not be fired but fully accepted as a man.
Gabriel Bodenheimer, a teacher and the English Department chair at Mercy High School will not lose the job, the order of the Sisters of Mercy, which runs the school, announced.
"This is significant for us; we did not take this lightly," said Sister Laura Reicks, president of the 16-state region of the Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Community, according to San Francisco Chronicle. "We feel because of our values, the choice was this, but that didn't mean it was easy." more >>
During a season filled with historic moments, Golden State Warriors' point guard Stephen Curry honored God for his many blessings after becoming the first basketball player to be unanimously voted into the NBA Hall of Fame.
"I want to thank God, obviously for the health, for the talent he's given me, for my family who supports me, for the things that basketball's taught me on and off the court. For the people that I've been able to meet through the game of basketball," the 28-year-old said. "I've been blessed in that regard through and through. So I'm just thankful for this opportunity to play the game that I love and share that with the world."
"Guys have been thanking me all day and I don't really know what to say. It's a huge honor and something that I'll remember for the rest of my life. But it's just something that I'm out here playing the game and doing what I love to do and what I've been blessed to do and given the talent to do," he continued. more >>
The best way to leave an "awesome" family legacy is to live for others instead of yourself, Rick Warren says.
Warren, who serves as head pastor of the 20,000-member Saddleback Church, said in a recent devotional that raising your children under the model of "dedication, service, generosity, and prayer" is the best way to leave a family legacy.
The Southern California pastor uses the example of his own childhood, saying that although his family was very poor, they had the gift of hospitality, giving away food from their garden and inviting people over for meals. more >>
Caitlyn Jenner, reality star and former Olympian who announced her transition last year, is having a rough time dealing with the change and might go back to being the man known as Bruce Jenner, according to celebrity biographer Ian Halperin.
The No. 1 New York Times bestselling author also revealed that Jenner's ex-wife, Kris Jenner, forced him into religious conversion therapy, and attempted to get him to attend church in an effort to save their marriage after she found out he wanted to transition into being a woman.
"It hasn't been easy for Caitlyn, it's been very hard," Halperin said a source told him during an interview with The Wrap, about his new book, Kardashian Dynasty: The Controversial Rise of America's Royal Family. more >>
The owner of a Virgin Mary statue in Fresno, California, believes the statue in her possession has been "crying" for the past 18 months, ever since her cousin was murdered.
Maria Cardenas told a local ABC News station that the statue, which she received as a Mother's Day gift 10 years ago, secretes tears in her right eye which then stream down her face.
Cardenas said she "doesn't understand why she's doing it," but noted it could be linked to the murder of her cousin, Jessie Lopez, who was killed 18 months ago. more >>
When he returned from a knee injury Monday night, Steph Curry seemed to be only a shell of himself when he made just two of 13 three-point shots. But something remarkable happened during overtime that the Golden State Warriors point guard's wife believes was a part of God's plan.
Curry, 28, managed to make NBA history in the overtime of the playoffs for Game 4 against the Portland Trailblazers. After scoring 17 points and becoming a trending topic on numerous social media platforms, his wife, Ayesha Curry, gave God the glory.