ORLANDO, Fla. — Victoria Hearst, granddaughter of media legend William Randolph Hearst, has slammed Cosmopolitan magazine for its pornographic content and disdain for Christians, especially those who adhere to biblical values.
Speaking at the second annual Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Summit on Saturday, Hearst said the magazine originally "started as a family magazine," noting that it was her grandfather's first magazine. But then, according to her, it was hijacked by feminist activist Helen Gurley Brown.
"This is not a family feud," said Hearst. "We are not trying to censor the magazine. Just label it as an adult magazine and don't sell it to kids," she exclaimed. more >>
Socialite Hailey Baldwin has said she credits her Christian faith and relationships with Justin Bieber and Hillsong Church leaders Carl and Laura Lentz for helping her to stay grounded in Hollywood.
The 18-year-old daughter of actor Stephen Baldwin garnered media attention last year for her close relationship with Bieber, and the pair are among a growing number of celebrities who've embraced Hillsong Church. Baldwin has become somewhat of a staple on the Hollywood social scene in recent years and has credited healthy relationships along with her Christian faith for helping her cope with the pressures of fame.
A group of atheists who meet regularly under the guise of a church that worships bacon has attracted over 10,000 new members after offering free weddings and baptisms with the promise of marrying couples before something that is "real."
The organization, named the United Church of Bacon, was started in 2010 in Las Vegas by atheist John Whiteside who says he created the group to fight discrimination against atheists.
In just three months' time, the church's membership has shot up by 12,000, thanks to a free wedding offer on its website. more >>
Pope Francis has admitted that he's "a bit feminist," praising the important role of women in religious life for standing on the "front lines" of the church's "motherly love" and outreach to people who need it most.
Catholic News Service reported on Thursday that Francis was speaking to an audience of young consecrated women and men from around the world, and talked about how evangelism helps 'warm other people's lives with Christ.'
"Here I would like to — forgive me if I'm a bit feminist — give thanks to the witness of consecrated women. Not all of them though, some are a bit frantic!" the Roman Catholic Church leader said to laughter and applause. more >>
Alabama's Department of Education has voted in favor of new educational standards that will "require" students to learn about the theory of evolution.
Last week the state's Board of Education unanimously approved new science course standards meant to update current ones approved 10 years ago.
Adrienne Bailon, co-host of "The Real" daytime TV show, recently announced that she broke off an engagement to her boyfriend of six years, music executive Lenny Santiago. Despite the emotional breakup, Bailon says she feels blessed.
"Life lessons are hard but I'm grateful that I have a platform to share my journey and hopefully encourage, inspire, or just let women know they are not alone and to never give up on finding love. I still believe," Bailon told Us Weekly.
Although she's staying positive, Bailon admits that breaking up with someone you're emotionally attached to isn't easy. more >>