Instead of focusing on whether NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick is right or wrong to remain seated during the national anthem as a form of protest, Benjamin Watson is defending his decision to honor "The Star Spangled Banner."
As Watson recovers from a torn achilles that is keeping him off the football field, the Baltimore Ravens tight end is revealing the importance of standing during the singing of the national anthem.
"If I am fortunate enough to ever be dressed for another game day I imagine I would be doing the same thing I did in my last. Standing," Watson wrote in a lengthy Facebook post on Monday. "Not because America is ALL I desire it to be, because most assuredly it is not. Racism still stews, families are fractured, the unborn are trashed, schools are struggling, religious freedom is increasingly under attack, violence pollutes our cities and our suburbs, and there is a growing divide between law enforcement and the community." more >>
An atheist organization has asked Ohio Governor John Kasich to meet with the atheist community after recently calling Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe "weird" for not believing in God.
Following a New Hampshire event in which Kasich officially endorsed Republican Chris Sununu, the former presidential hopeful went to a bookstore and noticed the latest Harry Potter book on the shelves.
Pastor Mark Driscoll of Trinity Church in Arizona has released a video advising Christians on whether non-virgins should marry virgins, and admitted that he was sexually active before his was married and became a Christian.
Sharing his own experience in a video posted on his website Tuesday in response to a question about marrying non-virgins, Driscoll admitted, "I was sexually active before I met Grace, she was a Christian, and I was not." Thus, the couple "had to talk and walk through some things" before they decided to get married.
This week's question came from a Christian man who said his fiance is finding it difficult to cope with his sexually active past. In response, Driscoll said the issue is a serious one that needs to be properly addressed. He warned that if the woman is unable to see past the man's past, then the two might not have a future together. more >>
Chile's Senate Health Commission voted in favor of legalizing abortion on Tuesday, moving one step closer to lifting the total ban on the practice, despite opposition from a majority of citizens including 100,000 Christians who marched in a pro-life rally ahead of the vote.
Latin American network teleSUR reported that three out of five senators voted to approve a bill that decriminalizes abortion in the cases of rape, when the mother's life is at risk during a medical emergency, or if the baby is said to have "serious defects."
The bill, which seeks to lift the ban on abortion implemented by the regime of Augusto Pinochet in 1989, has been backed by President Michelle Bachelet and the Christian Democratic Party, which is part of the ruling coalition, despite protests from Christians. more >>
Young Earth Creationist Ken Ham believes the answer to racism lies in people trusting the literal account of Genesis and the story of Adam and Eve, which he said shows that there are no truly black or white people, but instead all are part of one race and one family.
"The answer to racism is believing the true history of humans in Genesis (as confirmed by science): we're all one race — not different races," Ham wrote in a Twitter post on Tuesday.
Florida Senator Marco Rubio is facing attacks from a major pro-choice group over his stance opposing abortion for women who have been infected with the Zika virus.
Politico reported that NARAL Pro-Choice America has launched a $175,000 TV ad in Orlando and West Palm Beach targeting the incumbent Senator this week, accusing him of "putting his agenda ahead of the health and safety of women and families." more >>