Memorial Day, an annual holiday that falls on the last Monday in May, is observed nationwide to honor those who served in the Armed Forces.
While the day has evolved into barbeque and shopping day for most Americans today, at its inception, Memorial Day was actually not broadly celebrated or as focused as it is today.
The origins of the federal holiday derived from the late nineteenth century via the efforts of veterans from the American Civil War. A union veterans group known as the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) held what is considered the first major Memorial Day observance back in 1868. Originally called "Decoration Day," the event involved decorating the graves of war dead with flowers and was planned for May 30 due to it being a time when flowers bloomed. more >>
TYSONS CORNER, Va. – A Floridian pastor who gave remarks at an anti-pornography conference believes that the American Church must do more to combat pornography and its harmful effects upon the faithful.
Jay Dennis, senior pastor at First Baptist Church at the Mall in Lakeland and creator of the "One Million Men Porn Free" program, told The Christian Post on Saturday that he believes many churches are "afraid" to deal with the issue of pornography.
"I think a lot of pastors and churches are afraid that they are going to rock the boat and they're going to be criticized," said Dennis. more >>
TYSONS CORNER, Va. — A diverse gathering of groups and individuals has come to the Washington, D.C.-area to launch an effort to combat pornography.
The Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation held its first summit at the Tyson's Corner Marriot not far from the nation's capital. The multi-day event that began Friday morning and will conclude Saturday brings together researchers, scholars, and activists dedicated to combating pornography.
Dr. Sharon Cooper, a developmental and forensic pediatrician, discussed in her presentation the effects of early pornographic exposure among children and its relation to sexual abuse. more >>
Priscilla Shirer, a Bible teacher and bestselling author who hosts "The Chat" Web show, recently led a no-holds-barred discussion with five Christian men to get an inside perspective on what women need to know about the opposite sex when it comes to their ego, intimacy, and taking on certain roles in the relationship.
"The Chat with Priscilla" is broadcast monthly at http://thechatwithpriscilla.com and features Shirer hosting discussions with a variety of guests on issues related to relationships, faith and well-being. The show is tailored for a female audience.
In a recent two-part episode of "The Chat," Shirer hosted comedian Michael Jr., her brother and recording artist Anthony Evans, worship leader Carlos Whittaker, her husband Jerry Shirer and recording artist Michael Boggs in a discussion about "What Men Wished Women Knew." more >>
A television content watchdog group lauded the cancellation of the Fox sitcom series "Dads" after only one season.
The Parents Television Council released a statement last week supporting the move to cancel the program due to its graphic content. PTC President Tim Winter called the decision to cancel the show "a victory for families."
"The program, which aired during early evening hours when children are likely to be in the viewing audience, featured references to and depiction of semen, as well as references to masturbation," stated Winter. more >>
"The 700 Club" host and conservative Christian leader Pat Robertson has expressed opposition to arguing with atheists on social media about the existence of God.
On the Thursday edition of "The 700 Club" program's "Bring It On" segment, Robertson got a question from a viewer named Christine regarding online debates with atheists.
"Whenever I post something on social media about my faith, many atheists comment that what I believe is wrong and try to argue about God's existence," wrote Christine. Should I argue back and try to prove His existence or should I just ignore it?" more >>