Norwegian child services have begun the adoption process for five children who were seized from a Romanian Pentecostal family in November after concerns were expressed about the parents' Christian faith, the family says.
As previously reported by The Christian Post, the five children of Ruth and Marius Bodnariu were seized by the Barnevernet (Norway's child services agency) on Nov. 16 after the principal of the middle school their two oldest daughters attend cited concerns about the children's religious upbringing and how the parents were teaching their kids that God punishes sin.
Although the principal only asked the Barnevernet to offer the family counseling services and never requested that the children be removed from the home, the agency removed all five kids from their parents custody on the claim that the children were being physically abused. more >>
"The Royals" season 2's upcoming episode will see Queen Helena facing murder accusations from her children, based on the latest trailer.
In the previous episode, Prince Liam (William Moseley) discovered the real meaning of Domino and it has prompted him to think that Queen Helena (Elizabeth Hurley) is a murderer. A recent trailer for episode 8 shows him and his sister, Princess Eleanor (Alexandra Park), confronting their mother and finding out about King Simon's dead girlfriend, according to the International Business Times.
The upcoming episode is a stark contrast to the previous, which was filled with tenderness and bonding between mother and daughter. Helena had spent some time talking with Eleanor about her humble beginnings and ended up admitting her errors and saying she wants her daughter to have a real shot at finding her real love, Entertainment Weekly (EW) reports. more >>
The Chinese smartphone manufacturer, which has been known for its tagline "Never Settle," recently celebrated its second anniversary by announcing that it is bringing the OnePlus X Champagne edition to other markets outside of China. A Tech Times report says that the company will bring the special edition phone to Europe first, with other markets following soon after.
The handset will be made available in White and Gold variants. It was previously launched in China and was originally intended to be a device exclusive to its home market.
The announcement was made via a post in a forum, with OnePlus writing about how the handsets will be sold in Europe initially. The post said that the phones will be "sold during our weekly open sales on a first-come, first-served basis." They also said that consumers who were able to get a hold of an invite to buy the OnePlus X can make use of their invite to get a Champagne edition if they prefer. Their invites can be used on any day they want, says the company, according to the report. more >>
UK schools must teach their students that Britain is a Christian country and religious views are held with more importance than atheism, the nation's Education Secretary said.
Nicky Morgan's statement comes after humanists scored a victory in the High Court after the latter deemed her exclusion of atheism from the curriculum as unlawful. The Education Secretary has recently released a new set of guide for non-faith schools, which clearly stipulates that "equal parity" will not be given to non-religious views, according to The Telegraph.
UFC fighter Michael Bisping is no stranger to overhyping his fights, the clear purpose is to generate interest. There have been several fighters known for this style, but he took it a little further this time by taking a shot at former middleweight titleholder Anderson Silva, who happens to be his next opponent in the main event of UFC Fight Night 83 on Feb. 27 next year.
The frank and brash British fighter became a trending topic on Twitter when he posted:
@SpiderAnderson see you in London my friend! Just leave the viagra out of it! #randomtesting more >>
As humanists are going to courts to force schools to teach atheism, Britain's Education Secretary Nicky Morgan said schools are allowed to give priority to the views of established religions over atheism, and must teach pupils that Britain is a Christian country. Amid Britain's debate on multiculturalism, the number of home educated children is also rising, pointing to possible indoctrination efforts by islamist extremists.
Morgan issued new guidelines, which state that schools are not under obligation to give non-religious beliefs "equal parity" with religious beliefs, and that they have to teach pupils that the country's religious traditions "are, in the main, Christian," according to The Telegraph.
This comes after a high court, petitioned by the British Humanist Association, ruled last month that the U.K. government had unlawfully excluded non-religious views from the curriculum, saying that the content of the religious studies program could not fulfil all of a school's religious education obligations. more >>