The man who co-wrote a novelty Bible that replaces the word "God" with Kanye, in honor of iconic rapper Kanye West, says his book is not intended to offend Christians but rather to provoke thought and broader discussions about faith and culture.
The Book of Yeezus, which is a nod to West's sixth studio album, was initially thought by some to be a hoax when it appeared for sale online earlier this week but one of its three authors has confirmed its authenticity. The book recently sparked a firestorm of criticism and one of the authors has spoken out publicly for the first time in an exclusive interview with The Christian Post.
The author, who chose not to reveal his idenity, defended himself during a phone call with CP on Wednesday just days after critics took to social media to blast The Book of Yeezus as "offensive" and "blasphemous." more >>
The American Center for Law and Justice has started a petition demanding that President Barack Obama apologize for calling some Christians "less than loving" in his remarks at Tuesday's Easter Prayer Breakfast.
Creation Museum CEO and President Ken Ham has posted an update on the construction work for the life-size Noah's Ark project that's being built in Williamstown, Kentucky, and said that despite "naysayers" and "enormous amount of false information," it is on schedule to be completed by 2016.
"Despite all the naysayers, and the enormous amount of false information certain people and organizations have spread about this project — it is moving ahead nicely toward the opening in 2016. We just praise the Lord for this," Ham said in a Facebook message on Thursday.
The message also linked to a number of photos from the construction site that show the different stages of the project, as well as a video from the Ark Encounter's staff meeting, which was led by Ham. more >>
The Satanic Temple group and the Freedom From Religion Foundation have announced that they are launching a lawsuit against the Franklin County Courthouse in Indiana for rejecting the groups' respective December displays.
The lawsuit says that a new county ordinance, which restricts permits for displays and activities on the courthouse lawn to county residents, is a violation of the First Amendment. The lawsuit was filed late in March at the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Indiana, The Washington Post reported.
The Satanic Temple had sought to display "an artistic three-dimensional sculpture mounted on a wooden platform" on the lawn between November and January, but was denied the request. FFRF's plans to display cut-out figures "celebrating the December 15 nativity of the Bill of Rights" were also turned down. more >>
Journalists have an "anti-parenting bias," David Leonhardt, managing editor of The New York Times, admitted.
"We are biased toward paid work — and against time spent doing anything else, especially parenting," he wrote for The Times blog "The Upshot."
The post was originally part of a weekly newsletter for subscribers and was published online April 3. more >>
Nick Vujicic, a Christian motivational speaker known worldwide as the "limbless evangelist," has met with the family of Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao, who is also a vocal Christian. Vujicic said he is not taking sides ahead of the widely anticipated fight with five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr. but said he will pray for Pacquiao's safety.
"I'm here not to take side but to wish him luck and pray for his safety," Vujicic said about meeting the Filipino boxer at his Los Angeles residence on Monday, according to PhilBoxing.com. He added that he admires Pacquiao's humility, generosity and kindness. more >>