Eddie Ray Routh, the former Marine who fatally shot real-life "American Sniper" Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield, was found guilty of capital murder on Tuesday.
It took a Stephenville, Texas, jury just over two hours to reach the verdict following a two-week trial. Judge Jason Cashon wasted no time sentencing Routh to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
"We've waited two years for God to get justice for us on behalf of our son and, as always, God has proved to be faithful," said Judy Littlefield, the victim's mother. "We're so thrilled that we have the verdict that we have tonight." more >>
Last year's podcast revelations from CM Punk could be a costly one for the professional wrestler-turned-MMA fighter as a WWE ringside doctor is filing a lawsuit against him and Colt Cabana.
The suit takes issue with a Nov. 26, 2014 episode of "The Art of Wrestling," which is the name of Cabana's podcast. Cabana, whose real name is Scott Colton, interviewed CM Punk (whose real name is Phillip Brooks) on his reasons for leaving the WWE. In the two-hour podcast, Brooks spoke publicly about his departure from the company and that one of his main reasons for quitting was alleged medical malpractice.
Brooks claimed that the WWE didn't follow proper concussion protocol, and that the ringside doctor, Dr. Christopher Amann, diagnosed a life-threatening cyst on his back as a "fatty deposit" which allegedly developed into staph infection. Brooks said on the podcast that Amann ignored the cyst because he was "lazy" and so he could get back in the ring. Brooks also claimed that Amann gave him Z-Packs, a type of antibiotic used to treat everything from concussions to the lump on his back. more >>
A controversial conservative activist who's known for advocating against homosexuality in East Africa has warned that the United States Supreme Court could bring forth God's judgment by legalizing gay marriage.
Scott Lively, former Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate and head of Scott Lively Ministries, expressed concern about the Supreme Court's decision later this year in a column on his website.
The Department of Justice will reportedly not bring criminal charges against George Zimmerman, who fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012.
Federal prosecutors are expected to notify Martin's family on their findings that there is not sufficient evidence to prove Zimmerman intentionally violated Martin's civil rights when he followed him and killed him following a dispute, reported ABC News.
The news comes nearly three years to the day that Martin, who was unarmed, was killed by the neighborhood watchman in Sanford, Florida, on Feb. 26, 2012. more >>
The seven Arkansas homeschool children who were removed from their Christian parents' home last month by state and local authorities for undisclosed reasons, were returned home for a four-hour visit last Friday, where they were allowed to pray and worship in their own home for the first time since being taken into custody.
After the students' father, Hal Stanley, told The Christian Post last week that his family was being victimized by "Christian persecution," because they weren't even allowed to pray during their limited visiting hours with their children, he told CP on Monday that his kids were excited to return home to pray and participate in devotions for the first time since Jan. 12.
"We just had a wonderful time. I saw some light again in my childrens eyes," 73-year-old Stanley said. "They told us that we could worship anyway we wanted to. Yes, we had a wonderful visit and the fact is the worship got so long that they hardly had time to eat, but then they had to rush them back to jail." more >>
After a judge ruled last week that Washington florist and Christian grandmother Barronelle Stutzman violated the law when she refused to provide arrangements for a same-sex wedding, Stutzman rejected a tempting settlement offer that would have spared her from losing her home and business, because it would have forced her to turn her back on God.
As Stutzman was found guilty of violating Washington's non-discrimination law last Wednesday for declining to service the wedding of Robert Ingersoll and Curt Freed in 2013 due to her Christian belief of marriage, Stutzman runs the risk of losing not only her business but her house and life savings once a summary judgement is reached.
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson offered the 70-year-old Stutzman, the owner of Arlene's flowers, a settlement on Thursday that would have spared Stutzman the high, bankrupting legal costs that she could incur as a result of the summary judgement. more >>