When Snowzilla struck the Eastern United States it hit Morgantown, West Virginia, so badly that many, including the scheduled singer of the national anthem, could not attend a West Virginia vs. Kansas college basketball game.
Campus policeman Carlton Smith became the last minute replacement for the absent vocalist and did an excellent job with the task brought before him.
In full uniform, Smith hits all the high notes, with the audience captivated by his rendition. It was like this was the plan all along. more >>
The Swedish government has said that as many as 80,000 migrants are set to have their asylum applications rejected and be deported out of the country, as Finland and Germany also announce tightened asylum policies in a bid to respond to to the ongoing refugee crisis.
Swedish interior minister Anders Ygeman said earlier this week that the 80,000 migrants would be taken out of the country via charter flights, but said the process could take several years. BBC News noted that as many as 163,000 migrants applied for asylum in Sweden in 2015, meaning that close to half of those have had their applications rejected.
Ygemen said that the number of migrants facing deportation right now is 60,000 people, but revealed that that "could climb to 80,000." more >>
Richard Dawkins has been removed from a conference on science and skepticism after he shared online a controversial animated video that compares feminists to Islamists.
The Northeast Conference on Science & Skepticism explained in a statement earlier this week that it has withdrawn its invitation to the atheist professor to participate at NECSS 2016, because of Dawkins' choice to re-tweet what it called a "highly offensive video."
"We believe strongly in freedom of speech and freedom to express unpopular, and even offensive, views. However, unnecessarily divisive, counterproductive, and even hateful speech runs contrary to our mission and the environment we wish to foster at NECSS. The sentiments expressed in the video do not represent the values of NECSS or its sponsoring organizations," the organization said in a statement. more >>
Russell Wilson doesn't just tweet Bible verses to his million followers, he is genuinely seeking after God's will, says former Super Bowl winning NFL player Eugene Robinson.
Robinson, who was in the league for 16 years, once played for the Seahawks before Wilson, 27, was the team's quarterback. Now that it's been 16 years since he left the NFL, the former safety has taken notice of Wilson's faith.
"Wilson is a perfect example of someone having a strong father and mother. I had the privilege of doing [the Seahawks'] chapel service," Robinson told The Biblical Recorder. "I'm telling you right now that young man is rock-solid in the Lord. Not saying that any of us have it all together, but he wants to know God, wants to know what God wants him to do." more >>
Former President Bill Clinton spoke recently to Iowa voters, explaining that the best way to understand his wife Hillary Clinton is through her Methodist Christian faith.
Speaking at a campaign stop in Mason City on behalf of the Democratic Party frontrunner, Bill commented about Hillary's beliefs, saying she "lived by that."
"In the Methodist church, the founder John Wesley, said we live under a simple obligation to do all the good we can, in whatever ways we can, to all the people we can, for as long as we can," stated Bill. more >>
A growing number of Americans believe that there has not been enough discussion by political leaders about religious matters during this election cycle, found a recent Pew Research Center survey.
Pew's Forum on Religion & Public Life reported that, compared to the 2012 presidential election season, this year more Republicans and Democrats say that there has been "too little" discussion about faith by political leaders.
"Currently, 27% of Americans say there has been too much discussion of religious faith and prayer by political leaders, while 40% say there has been too little religious discussion," wrote Pew. more >>