"God's Not Dead 2," the sequel to the $100 million grossing 2014 faith-based film "God's Not Dead," hits theaters Easter weekend, with actor David A.R. White responding to a popular atheist's questioning of the film's validity.
"It's an interesting thing, because, if it wasn't real, why do they get so offended by it?" White asked TheBlaze on Wednesday. "I don't think it would annoy people if it wasn't true."
White, who is also the founder of Pure Flix Entertainment, which produced "God's Not Dead 2," continued, "At the end of 'God's Not Dead 1' and even part two, we throw up about 50 different court cases that are dealing with similar issues right now." more >>
As part of a protest against the Bible, an atheist group is soliciting money to pay for a billboard next to the entrance to the Ark Encounter theme park in Williamstown, Kentucky, that reads "Genocide & Incest Park ... celebrating 2,000 years of myths."
The Tri-State Freethinkers atheist group based in Union, Kentucky, created an Indiegogo fundraising page this week to pay for anti-BIble billboards near the entrance of the Ark Encounter, a life-size Noah's Ark exhibit spearheaded by Creationist Ken Ham, president and CEO of Answers in Genesis, that's slated to open July 7.
In its promotional video soliciting donations, Jim Helton, president of the Tri-State Freethinkers, which represents Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, is seen thowing a Bible while proclaiming that the book of Genesis is "immoral and highly inappropriate for children." more >>
David A.R. White, the actor and producer behind the upcoming "God's Not Dead 2" film, has responded to accusations that the movie is full of so-called fake Christian persecution, by asking atheists why they are "so offended" by it if they feel it's not real.
"It's an interesting thing, because, if it wasn't real, why do they get so offended by it? I don't think it would annoy people if it wasn't true," White told TheBlaze earlier this week.
"At the end of 'God's Not Dead 1′ and even part two, we throw up about 50 different court cases that are dealing with similar issues right now," he added. more >>
Christians should not allow themselves to become discouraged by the words of those who have not found Jesus, the Rev. Billy Graham says, advising believers to ignore the mockery that comes from secular society.
Responding to a question posted to the Kansas City Star by a woman who asked what she should do when her husband mocks her faith, Graham writes: "such behavior should be off-limits in any marriage, regardless of the reason."
Graham adds that the woman should not be discouraged by negative language, saying that ultimately, people who criticize religion have an argument with God and no one else. more >>
Christian groups are denouncing ABC network's new comedy series "The Real O'Neals" for mocking Christianity and exposing children to sexual and expletive-laced dialogue.
Debuting earlier this month, "The Real O'Neals" centers around an Irish Catholic family dealing with a son who came out as gay and parents who are possibly filing for divorce.
Tim Wildmon, president of the American Family Association, wrote in a column published Wednesday that the television series "shows pure contempt for Jesus and Christianity." more >>
A city council in Texas has voted to have an "In God We Trust" plaque installed at its new City Hall building.
Oscar Trevino, the mayor of North Richland Hills, said the recent 4-1 city council vote to approve the display should not be viewed as an endorsement of religion.
"We understand and respect that our residents come from different backgrounds and have different beliefs," Trevino told the local Dallas-Forth Worth CBS station. "We're not seeking to advance any particular belief." more >>