An 8-year-old boy from Rochester, N.Y., is being praised as a hero after he saved six people from a home fire then tragically died after he went back to the burning home to rescue his disabled grandfather on Monday morning.
Cpl. John Helfer of the Monroe County Sheriff's Office told the Associated Press that young Tyler Doohan was able to save six of the nine people who were sleeping in the single-wide trailer home where they lived in Penfield when the fire began about 4:45 a.m. Doohan's bravery saved the lives of four adults and two children, ages 4 and 6.
Firefighters in a WROC report explained, however, that his selfless actions didn't end there. After saving the six people by alerting them of the fire, Tyler went back to the burning trailer to save his disabled 57-year-old grandfather, Louis Beach, but both of them got trapped and perished in the flames, along with Steven Smith, 54. more >>
NEW YORK – The World Evangelical Alliance called for the protection of Syria's minority Christian population ahead of the major Geneva II conference on Wednesday, which is set to discuss solutions to the ongoing Syrian crisis.
"The reality is that this is just part of the process. They are not going to get everything accomplished in these two days, so we need to measure our expectations," said Dr. Geoff Tunnicliffe, secretary general of the WEA, in an interview with The Christian Post on Tuesday. "At minimum we are looking for a cessation in the armed conflict, that people will stop dying, that they can come to an agreement that they can stop the killings."
The conference, which is sponsored by the U.N. along with Russia and the U.S., is hoping to bring together for talks a delegation representing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and representatives of some of the opposition forces looking to topple his administration. The civil war in Syria, which has been going on since 2011, has killed over 100,000 people and displaced over 9.3 million, according to U.N. estimates. more >>
Francis Chan, former megachurch pastor, popular preacher and author, appears in an old video that has gone viral Tuesday, because it shows the Christian evangelist doing something that apparently many have never seen him do before — breakdancing.
Watch the YouTube video titled "Hilarious Crazy Love DVD Outtake of Francis Chan" posted by his publisher David C. Cook:
The video, originally posted in 2008, has become so popular among Chan's Christian admirers this week that some YouTube users have uploaded their own version of the evangelist breakdancing. more >>
If you are conservative Republican against abortion or homosexuality New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) says you have no place in the state and his comments have set off a firestorm of criticism from conservatives across America.
Cuomo made the declaration during a discussion with Susan Arbetter on 'The Capitol Pressroom' last Friday morning according to a report in Capitol Confidential.
He argued that there is currently a "schism" in the state Republican party which reflected a larger split among the party that is causing a lot of damage in Washington, D.C., before declaring that "conservative Republicans … have no place in the state of New York, because that's not who New Yorkers are." more >>
Former New York pastor Michael Clare pleaded guilty on Wednesday to charges that he raped two teenage girls, one of whom attended his church in the Bronx.
In 2011, Clare was accused of sexually assaulting and impregnating a then-12-year-old girl who had attended his storefront church, Harvest Worship Center International. While the girl had an abortion, investigators reportedly claimed they had been able to match his DNA with that of the baby, said The Village Voice.
Prosecutors had alleged that the abuse had lasted for nearly three years before the girl reported it to her parents. After the initial charges, the married Clare maintained his innocence and rejected a plea deal that would have sent him to prison for two years. more >>
Yes, there were some sad moments but when cancer victim Marcy Glanz, 62, found out she had only weeks to live last November, she decided to turn her prognosis into a powerful celebration of life with a monthlong farewell. She then died in peace early this month.
Since early 2011 Glanz had been fighting ovarian cancer, according to the New York Times. But late last November doctors delivered what should have been some crushing news to Glanz when they told the mother of two that she only had weeks to live. Glanz, however, took the news as an opportunity to say goodbye.
"Many of us die too soon and have no chance to say goodbye, or we have a long, ugly painful demise," her husband, Marion Stewart, 69, told the Times "Hers was neither of those." more >>