At the urging of America's largest secular legal organization, a public elementary school will no longer allow prayer during its kindergarten graduation ceremonies.
Springs Valley Elementary School in French Lick, Indiana, drew the ire of the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation after it's kindergarten graduation ceremony last May included a prayer offered by a 5 or 6-year-old student. The ceremony include an invocation and a designated time for prayer was listed on the ceremony program.
After the ceremony, a parent who was upset that the event included a prayer alerted FFRF. In August, FFRF legal fellow Ryan Jayne sent a letter to Springs Valley Community Schools Superintendent Tony Whitaker, arguing that the school had committed a "constitutional violation." more >>
Six months after Antonio Cromartie was cut from the New York Jets, the NFL player is glorifying God for another opportunity to play professional football after being picked up by the Indianapolis Colts.
"Going into my 11th season and it's been an amazing start. I have to give thanks to my Lord and Savior," the 32-year-old cornerback tweeted. "I've been blessed two showcase my blessings."
With a contract that wasn't guaranteed for 2016, Cromartie was cut from his beloved New York Jets where he spent most of his career, from 2010-2014, before returning last year. After the team released him, the father of 12 still honored God. more >>
After Kelly Price performed her popular remake of the song "As We Lay" just before the gospel music showcase at the Indiana Black Expo on Sunday, some reacted by rebuking her for the song selection.
Price became a trending topic on Twitter Monday after numerous people questioned her decision to perform her 2000 remake of the Shirley Murdock song "As We Lay," which highlights the tale of a woman who's having an affair with a married man. Some people spoke out against Price while others joked about her song choice for a gospel event.
The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter who has worked with household names like Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and R.Kelly took to Instagram on Monday to defend herself against the backlash that she felt from Christians. more >>
An Indiana pastor who was arrested in Kentucky earlier this month for allegedly seeking sex with a minor, killed himself one day before he was due in court for a second preliminary hearing, police say.
The body of 46-year-old David James Brown, the senior pastor at First Christian Church in Jeffersonville, Indiana, was found in a storage unit in the suburbs of Atlanta on Monday.
According to Cobb County Police, Brown hanged himself inside the Attic Self Storage in Marietta, Georgia. His death is being investigated as a suicide by asphyxiation, as police have not found any evidence of foul play. more >>
A recovering drug addict in Indiana returned a large sculpture of Jesus Christ to an art gallery after stealing it nearly two years ago.
The former anonymous addict contacted the Zionsville art gallery in Zionsville, Indiana, to say that he wanted to return the 20-pound sculpture of Jesus Christ, created by the late Thomas Kinkade who only made 30 of the sculptures, after he stole in from the gallery in 2014 while high on methamphetamine.
The University of Notre Dame and the Vatican Library have made an unprecedented agreement to collaborate on various projects pertaining to the two Roman Catholic entities' collections.
The five-year agreement has several parameters, including the holding of jointly sponsored academic conferences, the first of which was completed on Tuesday at Notre Dame.
"We've never had anything formal like this. Members of our faculty have utilized Vatican Library but this is the first time we've had a substantial agreement like this one," Chuck Lamphier, director of Church Affairs at Notre Dame, told The Christian Post. more >>