Just when it seemed the highly anticipated "God's Not Dead 2" cast couldn't get any bigger, GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee revealed that he has a cameo appearance in the star-studded film.
"It was a real honor and thrill to film a scene for the movie," Huckabee told The Christian Post. "A few years ago, such a plot would seem like fiction, but in light of how Christianity is being criminalized in America, this film depicts life in America for those of faith."
Although Huckabee is on the campaign trail seeking the Republican nomination for president, Pure Flix Entertainment announced this week that the former Arkansas governor is going to be on the big screen in "God's Not Dead 2," which is set to release on April 1, 2016. more >>
Shortly after he returned home from the gym to find his pregnant wife nude and dead in the living room of their Indiana home two weeks ago, Resonate Church Pastor Davey Blackburn told police he had left their front door unlocked.
Details revealed in a copy of the affidavit of probable cause against his wife's alleged killers who gained entrance to his home through the unlocked front door, further revealed that the pastor stood in his driveway talking on the phone to a friend for approximately 50 minutes after he arrived from the gym oblivious to the fact that his wife was dying as he spoke.
"At 8:22 a.m. Nov. 10, David Blackburn called 911 reporting that he found his wife, Amanda Blackburn, injured and unconscious on the living room floor of their home at Sunnyfield Court," said the court document. more >>
Kentucky's outgoing Democratic governor, Steve Beshear, told a court that while the marriage licenses altered by Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis due to her religious beliefs do not meet the state's legal requirements, they should still be considered valid.
The new licenses from the Christian clerk's office do not comply with state law because they do not contain her name, signature or the name of the county, and are instead issued by a notary public pursuant to a federal court order, Gov. Beshear agreed in a court filing, but added that he will recognize those licenses as "legally effective," according to The Associated Press.
U.S. District Judge David Bunning, who had ordered Davis to resume issuing marriage licenses after her refusal to do so for two months, asked Beshear last month whether the altered licenses are valid under state law. more >>
Singapore's City Harvest Church founding pastor Kong Hee was sentenced Friday to eight years in jail, and five other church leaders were also given prison terms between 21 months and six years, over a $35-million fraud case they were involved in to fund the music career of Kong's wife.
Former CHC fund manager Chew Eng Han received a six-year sentence, deputy senior pastor Tan Ye Peng got five-and-a-half years, ex-finance manager Serina Wee got five years, and former finance committee member John Lam and former finance manager Sharon Tan received three years and 21 months respectively, according to Strait Times.
Kong and the other five were found guilty in October of using a management company, Xtron, as a conduit to financially support his wife, singer and fellow CHC pastor Sun Ho, and her planned U.S. album release. more >>
Catholic Bishops are standing with those who conscientiously object to gay marriage and maintain their opposition to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling legalizing gay marriage nationwide.
These pro-traditional marriage views were expressed during the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' fall General Assembly meeting, the first meeting for the bishops since the 5-4 Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges.
Bishop Richard J. Malone of the USCCB Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life, and Youth explained Monday afternoon at the gathering in Baltimore what the Church intends to do in the wake of the landmark decision. more >>
City Harvest Church Pastor Kong Hee should serve between 11 to 12 years in prison for funneling more than $35.5 million in church donations for his popstar wife's career, the prosecution in the case has said days before sentencing.
Kong, the founder and leader of one of the largest megachurches in Singapore, was found guilty back in October along with five other CHC members of using management company Xtron as a conduit to financially supporting his wife, singer and fellow CHC pastor Sun Ho and her planned U.S. album release.
The Straits Times reported earlier this week that the public prosecutor has asked that 51-year-old Kong, along with deputy senior pastor Tan Ye Peng, 43; former CHC finance manager Serina Wee, 38; and former CHC fund manager Chew Eng Han, 55, all be handed a prison sentence between 11 to 12 years. more >>