A Christian student organization has been reinstated by a California academic institute as a recognized student group after being barred for wanting to have religious requirements for their leadership.
Chi Alpha was reinstated last week as an official student group at California State University, following a compromise over its standards for club leadership.
"The Breakfast Club," a morning show created for the hip hop listening audience in New York, has become quite the go-to spot for preachers and christian artists lately. In a recent interview with Hillsong NYC's leader, Carl Lentz, co-hosts DJ Envy, Angela Yee, and Charlamagne Tha God, questioned the pastor about his modern day approach to christianity and what causes him to be linked to A-list celebrities.
Lentz was invited to the popular Power 105.1 studio after Kirk Franklin mentioned his name while visiting previously. The team was intriqued by how much Franklin respected the pastor and decided to invite him to be a guest on their show.
During Lentz's appearance, a normally vulgar Charlamagne asked him questions about his unique appearance as a pastor, his ministry and his thoughts on fornication. They inquired about his brand of preaching, and his relationship with global music star Justin Bieber. more >>
Grammy Award-winning singer and pastor Le'Andria Johnson is distributing cigarettes and condoms in the street as she joins a cast of preachers with no boundaries on the upcoming Oxygen network docu-series, "Preachers of Atlanta."
"I take it to the streets. I pass out cigarettes and condoms," says Johnson, pastor of I.P.C. Ministries, in the first trailer for the upcoming series. "I do all of that, but at the end of the day, when God tells me to do something, I do it."
Johnson, the season 3 winner of BET gospel music competition show "Sunday Best," will join another face on the show that may be familiar to music fans: Canton Jones. The Christian hip-hop artist who heads Free Life Church is appearing on the series with his bold musical style aimed at capturing the ears of the youth. more >>
A school board in Tennessee's Unicoi County says it will continue to display a Christian flag at all their meetings despite complaints by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, which claims it's a violation of the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
Unicoi County Board of Education Chairman Tyler Engle said the board has no plan to remove the flag.
"I'm unsure as to how long the flag has been displayed here, you know its not something that is intentionally brought out at every meeting, it is here in the room even when the board doesn't meet," Engle told WJHL. more >>
After conservative groups and parents raised concerns that students are being subjected to Islamic indoctrination, the chairman of the State Board of Education for Tennessee has agreed to review the social studies curriculum two years earlier than scheduled.
"When public middle school students are required to recite Muslim prayers and statements of belief, to write those statements as though they are fact, and to memorize historically inaccurate information about the background of the Islamic religion, someone must cry foul," the American Center for Law and Justice said in a statement shared with The Christian Post on Thursday.
"While education about religions is certainly an appropriate curricular topic, it is imperative that public schools take the necessary precautions to avoid instruction that constitutes indoctrination in the tenets of a particular faith," it added. more >>
Indiana will soon consider a bill that will implement anti-discrimination measures for LGBT individuals while providing certain exemptions for religious liberty.
Introduced by Republican State Senator Travis Holdman on Tuesday, the new bill will add gender identity and sexual orientation to state antidiscrimination code while including assorted religious liberty exemptions.
According to the bill's synopsis, the proposed legislation will prohibit "discriminatory practices in acquisition or sale of real estate, housing, education, public accommodations, employment, the extending of credit, and public contracts based on military active duty status, sexual orientation, or gender identity." more >>