Nick Vujicic, popular Christian motivational speaker born without limbs, has recently added a new accomplishment to the list of activities he might have otherwise thought impossible — getting behind the wheel of a car for the very first time.
Thanks to several engineers, the 32-year-old married father was able to do what many people otherwise take for granted — drive. The momentous occasion was revealed in the TLC one-hour special, "Man Born Without Limbs."
"Ever since I was a kid, the burning desire in me was to do what everyone else can do," Vujicic said in a promotional clip for "Man Born Without Limbs." more >>
Both of South Carolina's U.S. senators, Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham, and the state's governor, Nikki Haley, called for the removal of a Confederate flag display on the grounds of the state capitol.
At a press conference held Monday afternoon surround by other high-ranking elected officials, Haley said that while the flag was "an integral part of our past" that it must be moved.
"It's time to move the flag from the capitol grounds," said Haley, whose comments brought about a lengthy round of applause. more >>
The Chobani yogurt brand released a 30-second commercial this week that features a lesbian couple naked in bed together as part of its seven-part "Love This Life" campaign which is being protested against by One Million Mom's for it's attempt to "normalize sin."
The spot, according to Chobani CMO Peter McGuinness, is all about inclusion.
"For us, it's why not [feature a same-sex couple] — not why," declared McGuiness in an interview with Adweek. "There's nothing new here, per se. Inclusion and equality has been and is foundational and fundamental to the company." more >>
Conservative political commentator Rush Limbaugh ripped into a CNN analyst he referred to as an "infobabe" Tuesday for showing what he sees as outright disrespect for retired neurosurgeon and Republican presidential candidate, Ben Carson, for calling the renowned doctor a lower-tier candidate who will "end up looking presidential" because of real estate mogul Donald Trump's entry into the 2016 presidential race.
"I heard before Trump made his announcement this morning — I saw this on CNN some infobabe, I don't remember who, was lamenting Trump getting in the race, is a clown. And so, the real problem with Trump getting in is he's going to make the Republican lower tier look good. And she cited Dr. Ben Carson as an example and how unfortunate that is, that Ben Carson is gonna end up looking presidential because Trump getting in is a clown," said Limbaugh on his radio show before launching into a staunch defense of Carson as a person and presidential candidate.
"Dr. Benjamin Carson is one of the finest, most accomplished human beings on this planet who has done more for people than most people in politics will ever do. And he's done it personally, not with other people's money," said Limbaugh. more >>
A congregation in Michigan seeking to restore a church sign has rejected a $500 donation from animal rights group PETA amid concerns over the conditions of their offer to help, but only if they can include their own message under Jesus Christ, saying: "Road to hell is paved with bacon."
J. Todd Vanaman, pastor of Dixie Baptist Church of Clarkston, told The Christian Post that the sign, known as the "Hi-Way Pulpit," is "not a billboard advertisement."
"PETA offered $500 for a one week advertisement for their cause, which is not in keeping with our purpose, therefore we respectfully declined," said Vanaman. more >>
LaVern Vivio, a 52-year-old Christian radio personality and mother of four from Springfield, Tennessee, revealed recently that she once struggled with gender identity issues as a teenager and expressed sympathy for Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner.
"I am a 52-year-old woman and mother of four. A wife for almost 26 years but I wished I had been born a boy," Vivio began in a blog post last Thursday.
"Probably until I was well into junior high and maybe even high school I was fairly convinced God had simply mixed me up with John Mark, the name my parents had selected if I had been born male," she continued. more >>