The Super Bowl is one of America's largest sporting events, and also one of the largest sex-trafficking events. Thousands of girls, many under-aged, will be brought to Indiana for the game on Feb. 5.
Theresa Flores, founder of Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution (S.O.A.P.), told The Christian Post that major sporting events like the Super Bowl generally have more men in attendance who are visiting from a different city, and often do things they wouldn't normally do at home. This creates a demand that "traffickers and pimps are there willing and waiting to supply," she said.
Because of this, about 150 volunteers for S.O.A.P. are heading to Indiana before the event, not to tailgate, but to pass out soap at Indianapolis motels. more >>
An Indiana Senate committee voted 8-2 on Wednesday in favor of a bill that would require the state's public schools to teach creationism alongside evolution in science class.
The Senate Education Committee, which is controlled by Republicans, voted in favor of the bill despite protests from advocacy groups.
"The governing body of a school corporation may require the teaching of various theories concerning the origin of life, including creation science, within the school corporation," the bills says. more >>
Apocalyptic theories, such as the one linked to the Mayans, are forcing some people to think about the future in terms of survival and preparing for the worst – and one company is offering underground bunkers that promise to withstand almost every major catastrophe that may hit Earth. Its founder, Robert Vicino, says Christians relying on the Rapture as their safety net would do well to also make preparations.
The Vivos Project first started almost 30 years ago as an idea in the mind of Vicino, an entrepreneur with a global history of success in manufacturing, marketing and real estate development. The Vivios Project is perhaps the biggest of its kind, as Vicino is preparing for worst-case scenarios the planet could face at any time.
Although the organization’s website features a live clock that counts down the days, hours, minutes and seconds to Dec. 21, 2012 – the date on which the Mayan Calendar ends and some believe will bring about the destruction of the world – Vicino shared with The Christian Post that the clock is mostly metaphorical. more >>
Heavy winds on Saturday caused the stage that was set up for country group Sugarland to collapse at the Indiana State Fair. Five people were killed in the incident and Sugarland, which was supposed to be on the stage during the time of its collapse, said a prayer circle saved them.
Gail Gellman, Sugarland’s manager, said everyone else thought it was safe to go on stage, but Hellen Rollens, tour manager, decided to hold the band back.
About a minute later, 60 to 70 mph winds toppled the roof and metal platform supporting the lights and other equipment. more >>
With flags holding at half-staff, a teary crowd of hundreds gathered Monday morning to pay tribute to the victims of the tragic stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair.
The memorial service took on a sober mood as mourners remembered the horrific events that took place on Saturday when sudden wind gusts between 60 and 70 mph toppled the main stage on the fairgrounds where an estimated 12,000 people were waiting to see the country band Sugarland.
The monumental stage toppled like a straw hut killing five and injuring some 40 concertgoers – some are still fighting for their lives at area hospitals. more >>
Prayers are flowing in after at least five people were killed Saturday night when a stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair.
"Our thoughts and prayers go out from all of the Rickers family to all those affected by the tragic events that took place last night at the Indiana State Fair. We are all sadden (sic) by the loss of life and wish for a speedy recovery to everyone that was injured," Ricker Stores posted on the state fair Facebook page.
Video footage of the tragic accident shows a massive outdoor stage falling over, reportedly caused by a gust of wind. A severe storm was expected to hit the fairgrounds Saturday night and fair officials had been monitoring the weather. more >>