A top executive at Google has suggested that IS' access to the Internet be blocked to stop the terror group from using the Web as a propaganda platform.
While speaking at the Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House in London Monday, Jared Cohen, Google's head of ideas, suggested that IS has taken advantage of social media platforms as a recruitment tool, especially for young, impressionable westerners.
Cohen said a "short-term win" for this problem would be to force IS to be contained to the "dark web," thus making it more difficult for Internet users to come into contact with the terrorist organization and risk being recruited to join its ranks. more >>
Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio told an atheist in the audience that he won't be "forced" to stop talking about his faith on the campaign trail and argued that atheists should want his faith to influence his decisions.
During Rubio's Monday town hall meeting in Waverly, Iowa, an atheist attendee named Justin Scott, a member of the Freedom From Religion Foundation who also runs his own YouTube channel, commented during a question and answer session on Rubio's recent campaign ad that simply features Rubio talking about how he follows his faith and that his goal is to live alongside God for eternity.
Scott argued that it seems like Rubio, who is Catholic, is more interested in running for "Pastor-in-Chief" rather than Commander-in-Chief and then asked Rubio how he would defend the rights of nontheists if he is elected president in 2016. more >>
WASHINGTON — The mass excitement, interest and outrage that ensued following the release of the Center for Medical Progress' undercover Planned Parenthood videos last summer "is dead," a pro-life author asserted Thursday.
Trillia Newbell, who is the director of community outreach for the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and author of the 2015 book Fear and Faith: Finding the Peace Your Heart Craves, participated in a panel discussion at the 2016 Evangelicals for Life conference where she discussed how millennials are impacting the pro-life movement.
Newbell was asked by moderator Briana Stensrud about the CMP Planned Parenthood undercover videos that showed the inhumane realities behind the practices at abortion clinics and what they have done to change the abortion landscape in communities. more >>
Ever wonder what happened to the boy at the center of the book and movie "Heaven is for Real"? What became of him after all that hubbub?
Colton Burpo's reported trip to Heaven captivated millions, fostering much debate and discussion about the afterlife and near-death experiences.
Flash forward to the modern day and Burpo is a teenager singing a praise song uploaded to YouTube by Nick Carleton. more >>
After presidential hopeful Donald Trump referred to 2 Corinthians as "two" Corinthians instead of "second" Corinthians during a Liberty University speech last week, some in the gospel music industry erupted with criticism.
"I hear this is a major theme right here. ... Two Corinthians 3:17, that's the whole ball game," Trup said last Monday to an audience of 13,000 people in Lynchburg, Virginia, during the school's morning convocation.
After he pronounced 2 Corinthians as a numerical value instead of an ordinal number, a video of Trump's flub went viral, and a number of gospel musicians, such as singer Tasha Page-Lockhart, questioned the real estate mogul vying to become the nation's next president. more >>
Donald Trump attended the Sunday church service of a liberal Mainline denomination in an apparent attempt at outreach to Iowa Evangelicals. The pastor gave a sermon on taking care of Syrian and Mexican migrants — a lecture which Trump admitted may have been aimed at him.
"Jesus is teaching us today that he has come for those who are outside of the church," the Rev Dr Pamela Saturnia of Muscataine's First Presbyterian Church said on Sunday, according to the Associated Press.
Saturnia called for healing and acceptance for "those who are the most unloved, the most discriminated against, the most forgotten in our community and in our world," citing both "the Syrian refugees" and "the Mexican migrants." more >>