Pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Ministries says the Bible warns believers not to become people who stir conflict or spread lies, because God doesn't approve of gossip and slander.
"I have never seen a culture and a society so obsessed with gossip, innuendo and rumor. People are looking for the next juicy piece of gossip," Laurie wrote in a Facebook message on Saturday.
"This thinking has even slipped into the news media. The tragic thing today is that if someone is charged with a crime, he or she is tried and convicted in the media before even having had the opportunity to go into a court of law, have evidence presented and face the people doing the accusing." more >>
As scientific evidence continues to mount that porn addiction is real, one writer is ridiculing the notion, charging that secular anti-pornography efforts are rooted in "conservative Christian propaganda."
Last week, Salon magazine feminism reporter Amanda Marcotte highlighted the case of Christian Hine, a South Carolina man who pled guilty to multiple sexual crimes, including possession of child pornography, to argue that porn is not addictive. In an effort to get his sentence reduced, Hine's attorney argued that his client's porn addiction fueled his actions.
In response to anti-porn arguments from campaigns like Fight the New Drug, which often warns against the addictive power of feel-good brain chemicals like dopamine and how repeated porn use rewires the brain, Marcotte asserts that "the notion that feeling good is suspect should be a reader's first clue that this site is dealing more in conservative Christian propaganda." more >>
German police have warned that there is a rising threat of children being brainwashed by Islamic jihadist factions to carry out acts of terror, and urged lawmakers to find a way to stop it.
Wolfgang Trusheim, head of the Frankfurt state police, pointed to the finding of radical Salafist schools that take in young Muslim boys and train them on the path to terrorism, the German publication Die Welt reported.
The terror threat in Germany has been growing over the past year, after 1.1 million migrants entered the country in 2015, many of them seeking protection from the ongoing war with the Islamic State terror group in Iraq and Syria. more >>
Former Playboy cover model and 1990s sex symbol Pamela Anderson has come out against pornography, referring to its use as a harmful addiction.
In an op-ed co-authored by social commentator and Orthodox Rabbi Shmuley Boteach for The Wall Street Journal, Anderson pointed to the most recent sexting scandal of former Congressman Anthony Weiner.
"If anyone still had doubts about the addictive dangers of pornography, Anthony Weiner should have put [them to rest] with his repeated, self-sabotaging sexting," wrote Anderson and Boteach earlier this week. more >>
The Rev. Billy Graham believes that the upcoming Labor Day holiday should be a time when Americans not only celebrate their work, but see that work from God's perspective.
In an advice column published Thursday, the notable evangelist was asked a question regarding the nature of their job, specifically their issue with the job being boring.
"After college, I ended up taking what I thought was a temporary job, and five years later I'm still in it. Why hasn't God given me something exciting, instead of a job I don't really care about?" inquired the person. more >>
After intense scrutiny and a wide debate across Europe on the increasing number of refugees coming to the continent, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has admitted that she made some mistakes in the open door policy that welcomed record numbers of migrants.
"We didn't embrace the problem in an appropriate way. That goes as well for protecting the external border of the Schengen area," Merkel said in an interview, according to Breitbart News, on Thursday.
"In Germany we ignored the problem for too long and blocked out the need to find a pan-European solution," she added. more >>