"The Endangered Species Act is our Noah's Ark and Congress and special interests are trying to sink it!"
Cal DeWitt's angry words vaulted into the New York Times, triggering a conservative Christian countermovement that led to derailing a congressional bill to kill the Endangered Species Act (ESA) that had been signed into law by President Nixon two decades earlier.
In early 1996, DeWitt was a professor of environmental studies at the University of Wisconsin. As a boy growing up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, DeWitt had been steeped in the teachings of the Christian Reformed Church (CRC). He had also spent his childhood roaming his surrounding woods, fields, and wetlands. more >>
A Roman Catholic priest from Kenya is mobilizing churches and believers to tackle the growing slaughter of rhinos and elephants, arguing that humans are supposed to help protect, not destroy, animals and the environment.
"I'm raising awareness that conserving the environment and protecting the animals is also serving God. This is rooted in our doctrines, our scriptures, [our] social teachings," Fr. Dr. Charles Odira, who heads the Commission for Pastoral and Lay Apostolate at the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops, said in an interview with National Geographic.
"Therefore, we're supposed to be stewards, not destroyers. It is from this perspective we're making people understand and take this as divine obligation." more >>
A 22-pound housecat forced a family in Portland, Ore., to call 911 Sunday when it "went over the edge" and held them and their dog hostage after it was "kicked" for attacking a baby.
A release from the Portland Police Bureau said Central Precinct officers responded to a call at about 7:55 p.m. Sunday from an apartment complex called The Yards where the fat cat reportedly attacked a baby and was preventing the family from leaving their bathroom.
According to the 911 call on the incident reported by FOX 12 the cat, a black and white Himalayan, forced Lee Palmer, his girlfriend, Teresa Barker, and their son, Jesse, to take cover in a bedroom until police were able to orchestrate a their rescue from the "ferocious feline." more >>
Popular megachurch pastor Bishop T.D. Jakes surprised attendees at his International Pastors & Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla., last Friday when he brought a caged lion to emphasize his point that they are like caged lions waiting to break free.
Many praised Jakes' "creative anointing" on social media for the act, but some felt the lion was an unnecessary prop; dismissing it with terms such as "theatrics," "sideshow" and a "distraction."
While twitter lit up with surprised reactions from attendees Friday, it was Gospel singer Marvin Sapp who set-off a fierce debate over the use of the lion after he shared images and video from the event with his 2 million Facebook followers. more >>
Hilarious video of the latest ad from international telecommunications company, Three.
Starring The Girl, The Singing Cat in the front of the bike, and a whole bunch of wacky things going on as they ride by.
The little girl and the cat sing the 1980s hit "We Built This City" by Starship. Just watching this video will have you laughing for hours! more >>
This uplifting song has been performed by so many different groups and covered by many famous artists. But, I'm sure not many people have seen this song performed by a DOG! Hugo puts on a show for the whole family to see, and even YouTube viewers.
This cute little dog's owner plays this famous song written by Leonard Cohen on the piano and violin. When Hugo hears the music start to play, his adorable doggy voice starts to sing. Hugo gets really into it and wins his audience over, receiving a standing ovation!more >>