After swift backlash from its conservative-leaning customer base for featuring feminist and abortion activist Gloria Steinem in its spring catalog, retailer Lands' End has issued an apology.
With a reputation for catering to the conservative man and woman, Lands' End's recent profile of Steinem, as part of its "Legend Series," was an abrupt shift from the retailer's traditional image, and a move that did not resonate with clientele.
"We understand that some of our customers were offended by the inclusion of an interview in a recent catalog with Gloria Steinem on her quest for women's equality," reads a statement issued by Lands' End and published in the Journal Sentinel on Wednesday. "We thought it was a good idea and we heard from our customers that, for different reasons, it wasn't. For that, we sincerely apologize." more >>
Bible study clubs at two schools in Ohio have been suspended following a complaint made by a Wisconsin-based atheist group.
The Columbus Dispatch reported Monday that two schools in Fairfield County have temporarily suspended their Bible clubs in response to a complaint letter sent by the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
"[FFRF] sent letters to four school districts regarding Bible studies held in eight high schools, junior high schools and middle schools before class or on lunch breaks," reported the Dispatch. more >>
A-list actor Johnny Depp will reportedly be speaking at Reason Rally, which is aiming to be the "biggest gathering of nonreligious people in history," in June.
The Friendly Atheist's Hemant Mehta reported on the news on Tuesday, noting that Depp's participation will be a "major boost of star power."
"Even for a Hollywood actor, Depp is taking a big leap by appearing on stage alongside several outspoken atheists. If the media was ignoring the rally, though, you can bet they'll be paying attention now," Mehta wrote. more >>
A national atheist group has joined the effort to convince President Barack Obama to designate the Islamic State's persecution of Christians and other minority groups in the Middle East a "genocide."
The Center for Inquiry, a national nonprofit atheist group, joined the International Religious Freedom Roundtable in asking the Obama administration to properly label the atrocities committed by the Islamic State.
Michael De Dora, director of public policy at the Center for Inquiry, told The Christian Post on Thursday that there are several reasons why his group has chosen to support the International Religious Freedom Roundtable. more >>
Creation Museum's Ken Ham has shared the testimony of one former atheistic evolutionist who became a creationist due to Ham's ministry, and argued that it shows there is "hope for atheists" despite what he called their "sheer hatred against Christians."
"When I read some of the atheist blogs, Facebook posts, and news articles that display a sheer hatred against Christians (really, it's a hatred against God), it can seem, humanly speaking, hopeless to try to reach these secularists with the truth of God's Word and the salvation message it presents," Ham wrote on his Answers in Genesis blog.
"And yet, we can be encouraged to read of the incredible conversion of Saul (who severely persecuted Christians) in Acts 9 and realize that God's Word can penetrate even the most hardened heart," he added. more >>
NEW YORK – Actor Joseph Fiennes of the movie "Risen," releasing Friday, praises the telling of the gospel of Jesus Christ through the lens of the skeptic and affirms it's the story of every man.
"I think the message is up to the individual and I think there's huge takeaways. There is, if you're a believer, a wonderful opportunity to be inspired in terms of continuing that conversation of faith and what that means to you. If you're a non-believer, there are other takeaways such as the power of forgiveness and redemption and a second chance. Clavius gets a second chance in many ways," Fiennes told The Christian Post.
"Risen" is the epic biblical story of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, as told through the eyes of a non-believer. Fiennes admittedly revealed that he's on his own spiritual journey and it's constantly changing. He says this film provides a safe platform for every man to look at the Gospel account through the eyes of a doubter. more >>