In the midst of speculation about her marriage, Tamar Braxton has decided to speak publicly about her relationship with her husband of 13 years, Vincent Herbert.
Last month, TMZ reported that Braxton and Herbert were involved in an alleged domestic dispute and posted the recording of a 911 phone call placed by a friend of Braxton's who said her music executive husband had bit her finger at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia, and then fled in a taxi.
Braxton subsequently posted a video on Instagram of herself talking to paparazzi at the LAX airport last week, saying: "I'm not even finna defend my relationship to anybody. Ever. This is a marriage," she said. "This is not my boyfriend ... this is my husband for 13 years, so everybody else can have several seats. ... God is good." more >>
When Jennifer Garner is away, Ben Affleck makes sure to uphold her values by taking their three children to church.
Even though actors Affleck and Garner announced that they were filing for divorce in a joint statement last year, the pair have yet to do so and continue to co-parent their children. While Garner had to travel to Colorado to help premiere her film "Wakefield" at the Telluride Film Festival, Affleck took their 10, 7 and 4-year-old children to church in Pacific Palisades, California.
Pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Ministries says the Bible warns believers not to become people who stir conflict or spread lies, because God doesn't approve of gossip and slander.
"I have never seen a culture and a society so obsessed with gossip, innuendo and rumor. People are looking for the next juicy piece of gossip," Laurie wrote in a Facebook message on Saturday.
"This thinking has even slipped into the news media. The tragic thing today is that if someone is charged with a crime, he or she is tried and convicted in the media before even having had the opportunity to go into a court of law, have evidence presented and face the people doing the accusing." more >>
Tina Knowles-Lawson, known to many as the mother of famed singers Beyoncé and Solange, is revealing how prayer led to her marriage to actor Richard Lawson last year.
As Knowles-Lawson filed for divorce from Beyoncé's father, Matthew Knowles, in 2010 after reports of infidelities surfaced, she decided to pray for her future husband, not yet knowing who that might be.
"After I went through my divorce, I said that this time, I'm going to pray for the type of man that I should have, and I did," Tina said as a panelist at the 2016 Merge Summit last week in Los Angeles, California, according to the Los Angeles Sentinel. more >>
A California elementary school has banned a Christian student group from meeting on its campus after the district's superintendent received a complaint from the nation's largest atheist organization.
Mariposa Elementary School of the Brea Olinda Unified School District once hosted a Christian student group that met after hours named Club Monarch.
However, after the Madison, Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter of complaint earlier this year to the school district, they responded by barring students in the club from meeting at the elementary school or any other school in the district. more >>
California lawmakers have passed a Planned Parenthood-backed bill that creates a criminal offense for deceptively recording conversations with abortion clinic employees, a move that comes after the release of last year's highly controversial undercover Planned Parenthood videos.
On Wednesday night, the California senate passed Assembly Bill 1671, which would change the state's penal code to increase consequences for secretly recording conversations with individuals who are not informed that they are being recorded.
As such a law was already on the books, the law also creates a whole other criminal offense for violators who secretly record and and distribute conversations with a healthcare officials, such as an abortionist or clinic worker. more >>