In what could be the most shocking part of the reunion for the ladies of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" season six, Yolanda Hadid walked out of set as the ladies bickered about her Lyme disease.
According to People, Tuesday's episode of the reunion was a mess despite host Andy Cohen trying to get to the bottom of the issue. Lisa Rinna and Lisa Vanderpump were mainly the reasons for Hadid's stint as the two Lisas revealed bombshells that broke their costar's heart.
Vanderpump indirectly admitted that she somehow didn't understand why Hadid wasn't always sick, thinking that patients should always be sick. "The way it ebbs and flows is obviously confusing," she said. more >>
People must take control of their destiny as they determine where they will spend eternity, Pastor Greg Laurie writes.
Laurie, who leads Harvest Christian Fellowship in Orange County, California, wrote in a blog post this week that people have the ability to choose whether they will spend eternity in heaven or hell, and they need to start acting on this choice now, instead of waiting until it is too late.
The megachurch pastor compares the story of Lazarus, who was raised to heaven, to the story of a man "possessed by his possessions" who spent his eternity in hell, referencing Luke 16. more >>
San Francisco's Chinese Christian Union and some of their neighbors have teamed up in a lawsuit against the city over the construction on an open air urinal, known as a pissoir, in a public park, which they say is discriminatory, offensive and a public health hazard.
The Pacific Justice Institute, a legal defense organization specializing in the defense of religious freedom, parental rights, and other civil liberties, filed the lawsuit on behalf of the plaintiffs in San Francisco's Superior Court last Thursday, challenging the city's use of public funds to encourage public urination. The San Francisco Chinese Christian Union is a religious nonprofit that does business in the city and County of San Francisco and represents 15 member churches, according to the lawsuit.
"PJI first reported on Feb. 4 that San Francisco had constructed a semi-circular structure, known as a pissoir, at the corner of Dolores Park. The wall is about 4 feet high and is completely open at the back, with no roof or doors. Men using the hole in the ground are visible to children playing in the park, passersby on the adjacent street, sidewalk and light rail, and to residents overlooking the park," they explained in a statement shared with The Christian Post. more >>
Music personalities have been busy over the past days as Coachella continues to rage on but Taylor Swift is one sweet friend and girlfriend as she attended her backup singer's wedding and later ran back to the music festival to watch her boyfriend's set.
According to AOL News, Swift donned a white dress and crashed into the Texas wedding of one of her backup singers, Eliotte Nicole. Though she was busy with the Coachella festivities, she took time off her schedule to attend her backup singer's big day.
E! News further reports that the singer was joined by her mother, Andrea Swift and they were spotted talking to other wedding guests. After the San Antonio wedding, the "Shake It Off" star started her 1,200-mile journey back to Indio, California to continue partying with friends and to witness her boyfriend Calvin Harris' set. more >>
A resolution calling for a secular alternative to the National Day of Prayer in May, called the "Day of Reason," has been introduced in the U.S. House.
Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) and Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, a Democrat who represents the District of Columbia in the U.S. House of Representatives, put forth the resolution earlier this week, urging that the Day of Reason take place on May 5, the same day as this year's National Day of Prayer.
"The National Day of Reason celebrates the positive impact the application of reason has had on humanity. The evolution of my Silicon Valley district into the world's center of innovation came about through the use of the scientific method and the application of reason. These are fundamental pillars that scientists and engineers in Silicon Valley and around the country depend on to develop new technologies and cures for diseases," Honda said in a press release. more >>
Los Angeles — With minimum promotion, a grassroots movement comprised of mostly Christian youth groups throughout the U.S. generated more than 115,000 online registrations for people to attend Azusa Now, a prayer and worship event at the L.A. Coliseum Saturday.
Drawing from the historic Azusa Street Revival held in 1906, organizers say what made the event special was that it "mirrored the reality of the formation of the church in Acts 2."
"Firstly, there was a multi-ethnic gathering of unity in Christ, (Acts 2:1-11). Secondly, the miraculous, attesting ministry of the Holy Spirit was enjoyed in a unique way, (Acts 2:2-4). Finally, there was a clear presentation of the Gospel leading many to salvation, (Acts 2:37-41)," they stated. "This outpouring of Heaven descended on the poor districts of Los Angeles during an incredibly dangerous, volatile and prejudiced period of American history. God used an African-American named William Seymour to launch this modern Acts 2 movement. Black, white, Asian and Hispanic came together in bonds of love, unity and prayer. It came to be said, 'the color line was washed away' at Azusa." more >>