Kenya's government is facing increasing criticism for failing to read warning signs and for a systematic state failure that led to the massacre at Garissa University College in Kenya, where 148 people, mostly Christian students, were murdered last week. The security officers who shot down the four terrorists carrying out the killings, have, meanwhile, expressed dissatisfaction at the lack of pay, and have reportedly recieved so far only the equivelent of $5 USD.
"There is no sure-fire prevention against terrorist attacks," Horn of Africa analyst Abdullahi Boru Halakhe, an academic and expert on the region, told AFP.
"But the scale of the Garissa attack, the prior warning and the regularity with which these attacks have been occurring, points to systemic state failure – and the buck stops with the president." more >>
Members of a prominent atheist organization received an unexpected response from Christians during their annual convention this past weekend, as Evangelicals came together not to protest their event, but to sing, pray, and read scriptures together.
Known as "Memphis Exalts Jesus," the Saturday event held at Memphis' AutoZone Park came in response to the American Atheists' multiday convention.
Steve Coplon, an organizer of the Memphis Exalts Jesus event, told The Christian Post that the gathering came about in response to the news that American Atheists was going to have their convention at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis. more >>
Update: On April 7, 2015 a new listing for the "Book of Yeezus" bible was added via ETSY. The book now retails for $20.
A novelty Bible honoring rap artist, Kanye West, has been removed from a popular website in the wake of growing complaints. It is unclear whether or not the book is a hoax.
The Book of Yeezus, which is a nod to West's sixth studio album, is said to be a "Bible for the modern day" as it replaces every mention of God in the book of Genesis with the rapper's name. The text is still mostly the same as it appears in the first book of the Old Testament, but the word "God" is removed and the name "Kanye" is repeatedly used instead. more >>
A bakery in Colorado will not be punished for refusing to bake a cake requested by a Christian activist that included quotes from the Bible denouncing homosexuality.
Azucar Bakery in Denver was found not guilty of discrimination by the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Regulatory Agencies when it refused to make a cake requested by Christian activist Bill Jack.
Saddleback Community Church pastor Rick Warren received an outpouring of support from Christians around the world on Easter Sunday, which marked the second anniversary of his youngest son's death.
Believers took to social networking sites last week to share heartfelt messages of love and hope for Warren, who requested prayer on April 1 via his Facebook page as he prepared to preach at Easter services for four days straight. The post garnered more than 39,000 likes and hundreds of comments.
Warren's son, Matthew, who was 27 when he died, took his own life on April 5, 2013, after a long battle with depression. In an emotional prayer request to his 1 million Facebook followers, the Purpose Driven Life author recalled his son's passing as being "the worst day of my life." more >>
The University of Tennesse's "sex week" will go on as scheduled this week, despite efforts to challenge funding for the event.
Organized by the group Sexual Empowerment and Awareness at Tennessee, sex week starts on Monday and runs through Saturday, April 11.
In years past, the event has included the distribution of "condom flowers" and the wearing of penis costumes. more >>