The U.S. Navy received a petition Monday that calls for the reinstatement of a chaplain allegedly disciplined for his Christian beliefs, and who is now facing possible discharge and the loss of his military retirement.
Washington, D.C.-based Family Research Council and the Restore Military Religious Freedom Coalition delivered the petition, which has been signed by more than 101,000 people, in support of Lt. Commander Wes Modder.
"More than 100,000 Americans are joining together in this petition to say they will not stand for service members being punished and driven out simply for living in accordance with their religious beliefs," said FRC President Tony Perkins in a statement. more >>
A Christian fellowship student group is no longer being recognized at California State University, Stanislaus because its requirement that student leaders be Christian is considered discriminatory and a violation of a statewide non-discrimination order.
The University System of California is no longer recognizing Cal State Stanislaus' chapter of the Christian student organization Chi Alpha, which under the name of Stanislaus Christian Fellowship has been a part of the campus for over 40 years.
The group was deactivated after the school discovered that the group's constitution required students to hold a Christian faith in order to be placed into leadership positions, which is in direct violation of a state university system executive order of non-discrimination. more >>
A Republican lawmaker accused of saying that a recent attack on a pregnant woman whose baby was cut from her womb was a "curse from God," has apologized and says that he was misquoted by the media.
Last week, Gordon Klingenschmitt, a Republican member of the state House of Representatives from Colorado Springs, was widely rebuked by both democrats and republicans over comments he made on his "Pray in Jesus Name" satellite television show. His comments were about a tragic case involving Colorado resident, Michelle Wilkins, 26, who was 7 months pregnant when she was brutally attacked on March 18.
During a phone call with The Christian Post on Monday, Klingenschmitt apologized for his "insensitive" comments. He said that he spoke privately with the family of Wilkins, who survived the gruesome attack although her baby did not. more >>
Outspoken Christian National Football League player Benjamin Watson recently posted photos of his infant son on Facebook and remarked about how every time he thinks of his son, he's reminded of how deserving God is to receive the utmost highest praise from believers.
Watson, who is an 11-season NFL veteran and a tight end for the New Orleans Saints, commemorated his son, Judah's, second birthday by posting a collage of Judah's baby pictures on Facebook to share with his fans.
"Baby picture alert!!" Watson wrote. "It's always fun and nostalgic to look back at baby pictures on our kids' birthdays. On March 19, 2013, we were blessed with our second baby boy. We named him Judah, which means 'God be Praised.'" more >>
Roma Downey and Mark Burnett are bringing women in the Bible to life while shedding light on the persecution of Christians both past and present with "A.D. – The Bible Continues."
The follow-up to "The Bible" premieres on NBC this Sunday, April 5, chronicling the birth of the early church. Based on the first ten chapters of the Book of Acts, "A.D." explores the aftermath of Christ's death and its impact on early Christians, including the persecution of Jesus' disciples and his mother, Mary. Furthermore, the mini-series reveals the significance of women during Biblical times, according to Downey.
"That was important to us - so often history written by men, about men, and you look at these scenes and you think, 'Where are the women,'" the series co-producer told The Christian Post. "You wonder, 'What were the women doing?' Each episode, we would approach it with that in mind." more >>
A Christian florist and grandmother who declined to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding because of her Christian belief in traditional marriage has been fined $1,001 by a Washington court and will be held liable to pay the legal fees incurred by the gay couple, which could "devastate" her financially.
As previously reported by The Christian Post, 70-year-old Barronelle Stutzman, the owner of Arlene's Flowers in Richland, Washington, was found guilty of violating the state's non-discrimination law in February, after referring Rob Ingersoll and Curt Feed to another florist when they asked her to provide the floral arrangements for their wedding.
Although Stutzman sold flowers to Ingersoll for nearly a decade and maintained a positive relationship with him, when he asked her to provide flowers for his same-sex wedding, she felt she could not act against her Christian conviction to serve her friend. more >>