A petition in support of the Duggar family after LGBT activists called for their program "19 Kids and Counting" to be canceled has passed the 200,000 mark for signatures.
Posted on Lifesitenews.com, earlier this week the petition reached and passed 200,000 signatories, outpacing the original change.org petition calling for "19 Kids" to be canceled.
The petition includes a letter meant for The Learning Channel, which carries the reality TV program "19 Kids." more >>
An 18-year-old Christian Nigerian schoolgirl who escaped during terror group Boko Haram's attack on the village of Chibok in April recalled her ordeal in an interview in the U.S., and said that she prays the Islamic militants will turn to God and renounce their violent ways.
"In the Bible, God says that He can talk to people, even in their dreams," Mercy Paul told NBC News in an interview. "I pray that they find that God is forgiving and merciful and that they stop doing what it is that they're doing."
Paul was one of the 276 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in the attack on Chibok. She managed to escape, however, and is now studying at a boarding school in Canyonville, Oregon. more >>
An online petition on the White House's website calling for a federal prosecution of Officer Darren Wilson regarding the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown has garnered over 120,000 signatures in three days.
Posted on the "We the People" site on Tuesday, the petition has, as of Friday morning, over 123,000 signatories.
Bollywood actress Veena Malik was sentenced to 26 years in prison by Pakistan's anti-terrorism court for appearing in a wedding scene based on the marriage of the Prophet Muhammad's daughter. Depictions of Quran figures are considered blasphemous in the Islamic country, though Malik has expressed hopes that a higher court will overturn the sentence.
"The malicious acts of the proclaimed offenders ignited the sentiments of all the Muslims of the country and hurt the feelings, which cannot be taken lightly and there is need to strictly curb such tendency," the court order read.
Malik's husband, Asad Bashir Khan, as well as Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman of Geo TV, which aired the daytime show that depicted the wedding scene, were also each sentenced to 26 years in jail. more >>
Those who argue Christians shouldn't be involved in politics or that faith should be kept separate from public policy either misunderstand, disregard, or reject historical facts that explain Biblical Christianity's influence on America's existence.
In fact, Christianity has influenced the western world more than any other faith or ideology. The western world orders time based on biblical order. Night and day, 24 hours, seven weekdays, how time itself is organized follows Biblical creationism. Even the year 2014 represents 2,014 years after Jesus's birth. Order was intentionally designed because all of creation and life has value.
As a result, order implemented through a political system, the family, and the church, seeks to restrain evil and promote good. More than 2,000 Bible verses teach civics, providing example of good and evil kings, judges, and political authorities. These instructions on civics are informed by approximately 500 verses on salvation, 400 on hell, and 250 on heaven—with the overall foundation that right living best leads to a peaceful, flourishing society. more >>
Some churches are countering the trend of Black Friday shopping and materialism by promoting "Bless Friday," an observance promoting charity work that seeks to bless the less fortunate.
Eva Kaminski, associate director of Communications at Memorial Drive Presbyterian in Houston, told The Christian Post that Bless Friday is "an encouragement for people to shift their focus from shopping to serving."
"Bless Friday is something that our congregation and staff have embraced. The beauty is in the soul-building that occurs when we focus on others instead of self, and serve in Christ's Name," she said. more >>