A Christian student journalist who lost her job in a row ignited by a hate group says she now believes she should have kept her empathy for the people in the group more "in check." But she's not afraid of taking a risky stand in the future.
Nicole DeCriscio, who served as editor-in-chief of The DePauw University student newspaper in Greencastle, Indiana, last fall, was "removed" from her position in October after she covered a heated story on campus: the presence of The Campus Ministry USA, a group of traveling protesters who visit multiple colleges, saying they are evangelicals but holding offensive signs and chanting controversial slogans that involve references to rape, drugs, drinking, and promiscuity.
"On a personal level, I've always thought that my empathy toward my subject was what made me a really good journalist. But I've learned ... that if I don't keep empathy in check, bad things can happen," she said, in an interview with The Christian Post. Being a journalist requires one to "tip-toe the line" between empathy and objectivity, she argued. more >>
A Christian newspaper editor from an Indiana university is speaking out after she says she was fired from her position for offering sandwiches to street preachers on campus.
Nicole DeCriscio, formerly the editor-in-chief of The DePauw newspaper at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, says she was "suspended" from her position at the publication last fall after giving sandwiches and drinks to controversial street preachers on her campus.
The incident began last year, when street preachers with signs that read "you deserve hell" and other charged statements relating to sexual promiscuity and alcohol consumption began to appear at the university. more >>
A Purdue University employee who threatened to rape a pro-life activist's family members is ending his employment with the institution after the controversial remarks brought negative attention to himself and the school.
Jamie Newman, a part-time piano accompanist with Purdue's Division of Dance, posted comments on the pro-life website Live Action News earlier this month threatening to rape another man's wife, daughter and great-grandmother.
Although the university announced Friday they would not fire Newman for his statements, the Purdue staffer told the Lafayette Journal & Courier that he opted to resign given the backlash. more >>
A pro-abortion staff member at Purdue University has allegedly threatened to rape pro-life women in an online comment to an article posted by the pro-life website Live Action News. Following reports of the staff member's comment, the Indiana school is now investigating the claims.
After members of the Purdue Students for Life organization posted flyers around campus last week to bring awareness to the extremely high number of abortions in the African-American community, the group faced backlash from the campus community for putting up the posters during Black History Month.
Jamie Newman, who works in Purdue's Visual and Performing Arts Department as a piano accompanist for the Division of Dance, took to Facebook to voice his outrage with the pro-life group's messaging around the West Lafayette campus. more >>
Editor's note: Court documents contain graphic details about the alleged crimes committed by suspects Larry Taylor and Jalen Watson.
Just days before he allegedly shot dead pregnant Indiana pastor's wife Amanda Blackburn on Nov. 10, 2015, prosecutors say Larry Jo Taylor Jr., 18, shot a Mexican in the head after robbing him of $10 and raped another woman at gunpoint.
In court documents filed in December and shared with The Christian Post on Monday, the Marion County Prosecutor's Office in Indianapolis charged Taylor and his accomplice Jalen Watson, 21, in a Nov. 3 burglary and rape. more >>
Pastor Davey Blackburn whose wife, Amanda, was murdered in November, returned for a Christmas service at Resonate Church in Indianapolis, telling congregants that his wife "loved Jesus" above everyone else.
Blackburn told 200 congregants that his wife, who was pregnant when she was killed, "loved Jesus more than she loved anybody else, but because she loved Jesus, she loved everybody."
He reflected that the real enemy is Satan himself, and not the people who killed his wife. more >>