Former Baywatch TV star and Playboy magazine playmate Pamela Anderson will star as the Virgin Mary in an hour-long comedy sketch titled “A Russell Peters Christmas,” set to air next month on Canada’s CTV network.
The broadcast, which is declared to be “an irreverent twist on the Christmas special making it unlike anything viewers have seen before,” is already causing a buzz on the Internet for its unconventionality. A backlash from the Christian community is expected as well.
Promotional stills of the upcoming special hosted by comedian Russell Peters reveal a fully clad Anderson in a long white robe and headscarf, which is contrary to her usual risqué attire. Anderson is seen looking dotingly on baby Jesus alongside Joseph, played by Peters. more >>
The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Jon “Bones” Jones will walk into “UFC 140” on Dec. 10, as its light heavyweight champion. He’ll take on 17-2 Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre in a winner-takes-all brawl. Regardless of the outcome, he’ll walk out with his staunch faith in Jesus Christ.
“I have no doubt that Jon Jones is a devout Christian,” said Roger Pattison, a training partner at Capital MMA in Alexandria, Va. “He seems to be humble, hardworking and a good person. Faith in Christ provides strength outside of yourself and makes any of the work you do much more fulfilling.”
According to his website, Jones was born in Rochester, N.Y., and later relocated to nearby Endicott. He eventually won a state wrestling championship in high school before embarking on mixed martial arts (MMA) training in 2007. Four years later, he stands tall as the dominant champion of his weight division. more >>
New scientific research suggests that even in modern societies, humans are still changing and evolving in response to the environment.
Published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, the study supports the idea that the inclination to have a child at a younger age is the result of inherited genetic traits.
Paul Taylor, the director of ministry development at Creation Today, told The Christian Post that this study does not offer new information, as similar research on the topic was released from Norway in 1980s. more >>
A Lebanese War comedy won the Cadillac People's Choice award at the Toronto Film Festival this year.
The film "Where Do We Go Now?” takes strides in promoting religious tolerance. It intertwines religions and faiths – in this case Muslims and Christians – making it a popular choice.
The winner of the award, voted by festival attendees, is given a $15,000 cash prize. Canadian-Lebanese actress and director Nadine Labaki, who stars in the film, was in Europe when the award was announced, so festival programmer Rasha Salti accepted the award for her. more >>
A Catholic high school is being criticized for administering an exam about homosexuality that required students to address "myths and stereotypes" statements, such as: "One can become a homosexual by associating with homosexual people."
The exam, first discovered by a Canadian blogger, was given to ninth grade students in a religion class at Resurrection Catholic Secondary School in Kitchener, Ontario.
The test consisted of three parts and required students to define such terms as "coming out," "bi-sexual," and "homophobia." more >>
Prince William spent the Fourth of July giving a spectacular display of his helicopter search-and-rescue pilot skills, as he plunged his helicopter into a river in front of thousands of spectators.more >>