As organizers for the atheist Reason Rally boast that 30,000 secularists will be at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. on Saturday, Catholic League President Bill Donohue has slammed the event, calling it an "invasion."
"They stand for nothing, believe in nothing, and many are good for nothing. Organized atheists are set to invade D.C. this weekend, holding a 'Reason Rally.' The reason they are rallying is their professed belief in nothingness," Donohue wrote about the event.
CNN reports that speakers at the rally are expected to include Bill Nye, Lewis Black and members of the Wu-Tang Clan, which will also feature musical guests and entertainment late into the night. more >>
Gospel pioneer Kirk Franklin encourages Christians to smile although they will face rejection and closed doors due to their faith.
Franklin has always aspired to expand beyond the four walls of the church and his recent album, Losing My Religion, is a reflection of that. Franklin has managed to spread his message into the mainstream music industry, but he says because he's a Christian artist, he will face rejection and will only be able to go so far.
In his latest Facebook post, Franklin shared part of the scripture found in 1 John 3:1. "See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are." Then Franklin highlights the next part, "The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know Him." more >>
As thousands mourn the death of Harambe the silverback gorilla that was killed to save a young boy's life, the Rev. Franklin Graham used the incident to point out how people get upset and emotional about an animal being killed but don't have the same reaction about the 125,000 babies aborted each day.
In Facebook post on Wednesday, Graham shared The Blaze's article about the incident titled, "While You Were Crying Over a Dead Ape, 125,000 Babies Were Just Murdered." Graham highlighted the double standard of those who are more concerned with the life of an animal than the lives of humans, who God created in His own image and likeness.
Harambe the gorilla was fatally shot on May 28 at the Cincinnati Zoo after a 4-year-old boy managed to get into the gorilla enclosure. The zoo keepers decided to put him down because the 17-year-old, 400lb gorilla confronted the boy and began "violently dragging and throwing the child," according to a statement from Cincinnati Fire Department Chief Marc Monahan. more >>
To fully know and love God, Christians need to shed their misconceptions and view Him as their father, Pastor Rick Warren says.
Warren, the senior pastor of the 20,000-member Saddleback Church in Orange County, California, explains in his Thursday devotional that while the Old Testament rarely describes God as being a father, this changes after Jesus is sent down from Heaven to save humanity.
After this event, God is described as a father much more frequently, and this designation "[explodes] all the stereotypes" about God. more >>
Arizona-based Trinity Church Pastor Mark Driscoll has listed three types of Christians that he warned might be turned away by Jesus for failing to properly trust in Him.
Driscoll made the argument on a blog post on his website, where he listed a warning found in Matthew 7:22–23, which reads:
"On that day many will say to me, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?' And then will I declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.'" more >>
Denmark is set to become the first country in the world to declassify transsexualism as a mental illness, and is now pressuring the World Health Organization to do the same.
Agence France-Presse reported Tuesday that Parliament Health Committee Deputy Chairman Flemming Moller Mortensen has claimed that the current law is "completely inappropriate," and said the European nation will remove the transgender listing from its clinical guidelines on Jan. 1, 2017.
Amnesty International has hailed the decision, saying the move will help to remove so-called "institutionalised stigmatisation" against transsexual people. more >>