Despite recent reports that Jamie Dornan was planning to leave the "Fifty Shades of Grey" franchise and not return as male lead Chris Grey in the upcoming sequel, his rep confirmed Wednesday that he isn't going anywhere.
In a statement released to Us Weekly Dornan's rep said, "Jamie is delighted that the film is breaking box office records worldwide and whilst the studio has not made any formal announcements about sequels, he is looking forward to making the next film."
Dornan, the actor who plays male lead Christian Grey in the film "Fifty Shades of Grey," was rumored to be leaving the franchise under his wife's wishes. more >>
Editor's Note: Although the word "queer" can be offensive depending on its use, according to The Association of LGBT Journalists, Brandan Robertson has communicated that he prefers to be described as queer, not gay. The article has been changed out of respect for Robertson. The use of the word queer below is not intended to be derogatory.
Brandan Robertson, national spokesperson for the LGBT advocacy group Evangelicals for Marriage Equality, claims that Christian publisher Destiny Image canceled his upcoming book project because he came out as "queer," and wouldn't agree with their statement of faith, which states that they "do not condone, encourage or accept the homosexual lifestyle." Destiny Image, on the other hand, has said that the decision was purely financially based.
Robertson also strives to advance LGBT causes as an organizer for the Faith in Public Life group, which describes itself as "a strategy center for the faith community advancing faith in the public square as a powerful force for justice, compassion and the common good." more >>
Attorneys for ousted Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Atlanta on Wednesday, claiming his termination violates his constitutional rights.
Cochran, a devout Christian, was fired by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed in January after seven years of service as Atlanta's fire chief, for sharing his faith in a self-published book and handing out copies to employees. His lawsuit against the city comes nearly one month after Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a federal complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on religious freedom grounds.
"Americans are guaranteed the freedom to live without fear of being fired because of their beliefs and thoughts," said ADF Senior Counsel David Cortman in a statement shared with The Christian Post. "The city of Atlanta is not above the Constitution and federal law. In America, a religious or ideological test cannot be used to fire a public servant." more >>
Lolo Jones is firing back at her haters after some criticized her for believing that it's immoral to watch the movie "50 Shades of Grey."
The movie centers around a sadomasochistic relationship between a young college student and a business mogul. When Jones, the 32-year-old Olympic hurdler and bobsledding athlete, took to Twitter to speak out about the film she received a great deal of backlash because of her lack of sexual experiences.
She took to Facebook to let people know about the backlash she's received, which includes being called derogatory names for sharing her opinion about the the film and BDSM (bondage and discipline/dominance and submission/ sadism and masochism). Jones went on to further explain her stance on the matter by writing that women were never created to be treated abusively by men while insisting that the popular film is creating a false image of love. more >>
Real estate entrepreneurs David and Jason Benham, widely known as the Benham brothers, recently called on Christians to unite in the wake of what they say is a growing threat to religious freedoms.
Last year, the 39-year-old twin brothers made headlines when their HGTV reality series "Flip it Forward" was scrapped before it aired following complaints from liberal special interest groups that criticized their stances on hot button issues like same-sex marriage and abortion.
The Benhams, who identify as being "pro-marriage" and "pro-life," say their ordeal is indicative of a growing threat on First Amendment rights facing Christians around the nation and they're urging believers to stand up for their religious freedoms. more >>
Just a few weeks after "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee announced that she is publishing her second novel, "Go Set a Watchman," controversy still hounds the circumstances behind the discovery of the manuscript and her decision to publish.
According to a report in The Guardian, her announcement came as a surprise to most people in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, where friends and neighbors know she had repeatedly said that she did not want to publish anything else after her first novel and said that "she may not be able to stop others from doing so."
The controversy stems around the circumstances of the manuscript's discovery and Lee's supposed approval for it to be published. It was supposedly discovered by Lee's lawyer, Tonja Carter, in a vault and attached to the original copy of "To Kill a Mockingbird," according to another report in Sky News. more >>