Attorneys for ousted Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran say the city of Atlanta's request to have his discrimination lawsuit dismissed only proves their argument that Cochran was fired because city authorities do not agree with his Christian beliefs.
In a brief filed in federal court on Wednesday, the Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys said the city's motion to dismiss, which was filed in federal district court on March 25, "fails to make a persuasive argument for the court to dismiss Cochran's lawsuit."
Cochran, who served as fire chief for seven years, is suing the city, which he claims violated his constitutional rights when he was terminated in January for sharing his Christian faith in a self-published book and handing out copies to employees. more >>
The owners of Memories Pizza, the Indiana pizza shop that was forced to close down last week after its owners received death threats for stating that they were Christian and would not cater a gay wedding, announced their plans for the $840,000-plus they have received from the online crowdfunding page GoFundMe.
The O'Connor family told The Daily Mail that although they were only looking to raise a goal of $200,000 to help them get back on track after closing shop for about a week and becoming the center of a national media storm, they will be donating much of the extra money to a number of good causes, including giving some to Washington florist Barronelle Stutzman.
The 70-year-old Stutzman, who owns and operates Arlene's Flowers in Richland, Washington, is at risk of losing her life savings, home and flower shop because of a lawsuit filed by the state attorney general after a gay couple posted on social media about how they were referred to another florist when they asked Stutzman to make floral arrangements for their same-sex wedding. more >>
Joanna Gaines is a wife, mother, and HGTV designer that is a star on the show "Fixer Upper." But, she didn't just get lucky and wind up there one day. She had gone through a few tribulations in life until making a promise with God. Joanna kept it, and in the end He delivered.
This woman and her husband are proud Christians that speak to God often and openly. As a child growing up, Joanna had trouble because she was two different cultures and it had an effect on her confidence. When she got out of college, she met a man that she eventually married years later. Growing up she always had a desire to be a designer and have her own shop. But that's easier said than done.
After some time, she was finally able to open up a shop. She enjoyed her time in the shop, and within time became pregnant. This cause her to shut the shop down because she felt it was time she needed to spend with her child. This is what her and God spoke about before closing down. People who found out about her and what she does, came to visit and wanted to shoot a show of her family. She and her husband Chip agreed to do so. more >>
The man who co-wrote a novelty Bible that replaces the word "God" with Kanye, in honor of iconic rapper Kanye West, says his book is not intended to offend Christians but rather to provoke thought and broader discussions about faith and culture.
The Book of Yeezus, which is a nod to West's sixth studio album, was initially thought by some to be a hoax when it appeared for sale online earlier this week but one of its three authors has confirmed its authenticity. The book recently sparked a firestorm of criticism and one of the authors has spoken out publicly for the first time in an exclusive interview with The Christian Post.
The author, who chose not to reveal his idenity, defended himself during a phone call with CP on Wednesday just days after critics took to social media to blast The Book of Yeezus as "offensive" and "blasphemous." more >>
This is a powerful video about God, that starts out asking, "Have you been crying out to the Lord for something?" Whether you have been overwhelmed or just can't get over a hurdle in your life. This video offers a response that will encourage you to trust in God!
God will always get us through our problems. If we had a bad day, or an argument with a loved one, we can look to God for the power to stay positive. Not only is He a God of justice, but he is our vindicator. He is faithful to His word and He will always be faithful to you. After hearing this inspiring message, it will feel like a breath of fresh air. Trust Him with your future because the God of justice is working to make all things better in your life!
Be sure to SHARE these powerful words with all those you want to INSPIRE today! more >>
Creation Museum CEO and President Ken Ham has posted an update on the construction work for the life-size Noah's Ark project that's being built in Williamstown, Kentucky, and said that despite "naysayers" and "enormous amount of false information," it is on schedule to be completed by 2016.
"Despite all the naysayers, and the enormous amount of false information certain people and organizations have spread about this project — it is moving ahead nicely toward the opening in 2016. We just praise the Lord for this," Ham said in a Facebook message on Thursday.
The message also linked to a number of photos from the construction site that show the different stages of the project, as well as a video from the Ark Encounter's staff meeting, which was led by Ham. more >>