A Florida youth pastor has been arrested and charged with forcing four teenage boys into prostitution by telling them that they could make money modeling and threatening them if they didn't agree to have sex with male clients he met on the internet.
According to a Miami police report, Ron Cooper, who goes by the nickname "Romeo," sex trafficked four boys aged 16 to 18, who were forced to have sex for money at three different Miami-Dade County hotels and at an adult bookstore in Miami.
Evangelical theologian Wayne Grudem has again thrown his support to Republican nominee Donald Trump, stating that he supports the candidate's policies rather than the man himself.
Grudem recently garnered headlines twice. First, for claiming that Trump was a "morally good choice" (here and here), and second, for his decision to withdraw his support over the nominee's behavior and comments towards women.
In a column published Wednesday on the conservative site Townhall.com, Grudem took a third stab at explaining his presidential vote choice, writing that he believed the election came down to only two viable options, voting for Trump or allowing Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton to win. more >>
Israel Houghton's team is responding to claims that he's failed to make child support payments to his two youngest children, whom he allegedly fathered during an extramarital affair, and is being pursued by the Texas attorney general's office.
While the 45-year-old Christian singer-songwriter and frontman of Israel & New Breed is worshiping God on the "Festival of Praise" tour, he's been the subject of Bossip reports claiming that the Texas State Attorney General's Child Support Division is suing him over failure to make child support payments.
According to Bossip, Houghton failed to make child support payments for his two youngest children, Kingston, 4, and Khristian, 2, both of whom he fathered in an extramarital affair during his 20-year marriage. more >>
The district attorney in Orange County, California has filed a lawsuit against two biomedical procurement companies and has accused them of turning illegal lucrative profits from the sales of aborted baby body parts acquired from Planned Parenthood clinics.
Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas announced last week that his office has filed a civil complaint against sister companies DV Biologics and DaVinci Biosciences. The lawsuit alleges that the companies are guilty of selling hundreds of aborted baby tissue units all over the world for an extremely marked up profit.
"This is an unlawful, unfair, business practices case filed under CA Business and Professions Code section 17200," Rackauckas stated in a news release. "This Office is continuing to investigate and develop this case. All of the evidence we are using in this case was put together by the District Attorney's Office." more >>
A United States federal appeals court has upheld a California law that opponents say infringes upon the free speech and religious freedom rights of pro-life pregnancy centers by forcing them to inform pregnant mothers and families about the option of abortion.
Last Friday, a three-judge panel on the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the California Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency Act, stating in its opinion that such a law forcing all licensed pregnancy-related clinics to inform their patients of all publicly-funded family planning services, including abortion and contraception, through a disseminated notice is constitutional.
The ruling comes despite arguments from opponents that the legislation violates the First Amendment rights of pro-life pregnancy clinics. more >>
Over the past couple of years, there has been increased public outrage over police violence against African-Americans.
Entities like the "Black Lives Matter" movement and many liberals argue that such violence is pervasive and requires major reforms within police departments across the country.
Others, including police unions and many conservatives, argue that these concerns are based on misinterpreting statistics and are fomenting anti-police sentiment in many cities. more >>