As part of a protest against the Bible, an atheist group is soliciting money to pay for a billboard next to the entrance to the Ark Encounter theme park in Williamstown, Kentucky, that reads "Genocide & Incest Park ... celebrating 2,000 years of myths."
The Tri-State Freethinkers atheist group based in Union, Kentucky, created an Indiegogo fundraising page this week to pay for anti-BIble billboards near the entrance of the Ark Encounter, a life-size Noah's Ark exhibit spearheaded by Creationist Ken Ham, president and CEO of Answers in Genesis, that's slated to open July 7.
In its promotional video soliciting donations, Jim Helton, president of the Tri-State Freethinkers, which represents Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, is seen thowing a Bible while proclaiming that the book of Genesis is "immoral and highly inappropriate for children." more >>
David A.R. White, the actor and producer behind the upcoming "God's Not Dead 2" film, has responded to accusations that the movie is full of so-called fake Christian persecution, by asking atheists why they are "so offended" by it if they feel it's not real.
"It's an interesting thing, because, if it wasn't real, why do they get so offended by it? I don't think it would annoy people if it wasn't true," White told TheBlaze earlier this week.
"At the end of 'God's Not Dead 1′ and even part two, we throw up about 50 different court cases that are dealing with similar issues right now," he added. more >>
President Barack Obama's nominee to fill the vacancy on the United States Supreme Court once joined an opinion that rejected an evangelical Christian defense based on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Judge Merrick Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia was recently tapped by President Obama as a nominee to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.
In a case decided in June 2001, Judge Garland joined an opinion authored by fellow appellate judge A. Raymond Randolph that rejected a RFRA argument for a pair of evangelical Christians who wanted to sell T-shirts at National Mall. more >>
Despite admitting to assaulting his wife, gospel artist James Fortune insists he does not believe in domestic violence.
In a public apology posted on Facebook, the 37-year-old minister of music said the media is accusing him of being something he is not.
"I want to make a public apology to my family, friends, and supporters for not being above reproach. Please pray that during this process God continues to perfect and restore me so that I become a better man, Father and Christian," Fortune wrote. "Despite the accusations and media embellishments, I am not a supporter of domestic violence. I do take full responsibility for my participation in the altercation and have been seeking out spiritual and professional guidance to improve my anger management and emotional discipline for over a year now and will continue to do so. Thank you for your continued prayers." more >>
The Ohio Supreme Court implemented a controversial decision Tuesday to stop using gender specific terms such as "husband," "wife," "father" and "mother" on all of rules and forms, opting instead to use gender neutral terms.
In a statement released Monday by court spokesman Bret Crow, the decision came as a response to the U.S. Supreme Court's legalization of gay marriage last summer.
"The terms husband, wife, father, mother, parent, spouse and others were to 'be construed as gender neutral where appropriate' and to remain in effect until the rules and forms were 'amended to reflect the changes contained in this Order,'" Court News Ohio reports. more >>
Easter Sunday will mark a new beginning for ex-Mars Hill pastor Mark Driscoll and the congregation of his new Arizona-based Trinity Church, which will hold their "first-ever gathering."