NEW YORK — Dolly Parton's Christmas special "Coat of Many Colors" premieres on NBC Thursday and actor Ricky Schroder says portraying the singer's father, Robert Lee, and acting out the family's devastating loss of a death of a child hit close to home.
"My wife had a six month miscarriage and it devastated me," Schroder told The Christian Post on Monday, revealing intimate details about his own suffering and how he identifies with Dolly's parents who mourned the death of their newborn son, Larry, who died the same day he was born, July 6, 1955.
"It set me on a tails spin for a couple of years," he divulged. "I shouldn't have let myself grieve that much but I really did because I felt like I lost all of that potential in that little boy, everything that he would've had, everything that he would have done." more >>
One of New York City's most iconic museums, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is being sued by a Manhattan man for portraying Jesus as white in "racist" paintings.
According to a report in the New York Post, the man, Justin Renel Joseph, 33, argues in a lawsuit filed in the Manhattan Supreme Court that the museum is committing sacrilege by portraying Jesus as an "Aryan" male, and is demanding the whitewashed depictions be removed.
Joseph claims he suffered "personal stress" after viewing masterpieces such as "The Holy Family with Angels" by Sebastiano Ricci; "The Resurrection" by Perugino; "The Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes" by Tintoretto; and "The Crucifixion" by Francesco Granacci. more >>
Technology giant Microsoft has released a commercial in which the popular song "Let There Be Peace on Earth" is performed with the reference to God omitted.
A television commercial posted on YouTube last week featured Microsoft employees and a children's choir singing the song to employees at an Apple store.
A mother who left her newborn baby in a manger scene at a New York church will not face charges, according to prosecutors.
Last month the janitor at Holy Child Jesus Church in Queens was surprised to find a newborn baby boy placed in the manger where a doll would have been.
In a statement released last week, Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown said that no charges would be filed against the mother, who was recently located. more >>
The Rev. Jamal H. Bryant, pastor of Northwest Baltimore's Empowerment Temple church, said the group of black pastors who met with GOP 2016 presidential frontrunner Donald Trump on Monday are worse than prostitutes.
During an interview on CNN Monday night where he sparred with Pastor James Davis on whether or not the meeting with the billionaire real estate mogul had accomplished anything, Bryant doubled down on previous comments he made when he likened the pastors to prostitutes.
"I wanna apologize because prostitutes get money. And the 100 that went in there walked away with nothing. They did it for free. So there's another word for that and I would not use that language on the family channel. What I would suggest is that you couldn't find a hundred white pastors to do the endorsement. Not a hundred Rabbis, not a hundred Imams," charged Bryant in the interview. more >>
Despite the controversy that preceded his meeting with a group of black pastors in New York City on Monday, Republican 2016 presidential frontrunner Donald Trump says he found "great love" among the pastors who praised his "big mouth" politics.
"I saw love in that room. I see love everywhere I go," Trump told reporters in an impromptu press conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan where the meeting was held, according to CNN.
"This meeting was amazing. Amazing people," Trump added. "The meeting went so much longer, and it went longer only because of the love. It didn't go longer for other reasons." more >>