A Brazilian student who auctioned then sold her virginity online for $780,000 last year is auctioning it again and hopes to get $1.5 million for it this time around.
The student, physical education major, Catarina Migliorini, 21, decided she wouldn't honor the winning bid on her purity, because the Japanese millionaire, Natsu, 53, who paid for it didn't match the physical description she had been given before she met with him, according to the Huffington Post.
Migliorini who became somewhat of a celebrity in Brazil after her story became public, claimed that, Justin Sisely, the filmmaker of the Australian documentary she did the first auction for, never gave her the money Natsu paid for her and there were other issues regarding the project. more >>
A controversial high-profile Christian educator denounced the homeschooling trend of believers withdrawing from the public, and encouraged them instead to pursue excellence and engage the culture in all levels of education.
"When I read that there's been a 3,000 percent increase in homeschooling in America, it tells me that we're stepping out of our educational system," Carlos Campo, an education and leadership consultant, told The Christian Post in an interview this week. Calling for a renewed emphasis on excellence in Christian education, Campo also encourages believers to engage the public schools.
"Frankly, Christian scholarship really has to take the next step up, because at the evangelical schools in this country, scholarship has not been a priority for many years," Campo argued. He cited historian Mark Noll's book The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind, a treatise addressing the alleged decline of rigorous thought in evangelical circles. more >>
An interview Pope Francis made with an Italian publication that garnered international headlines for remarks that may have been perceived as counter to Catholic tradition has been removed from the Vatican website over issues surrounding its accuracy, according to an official spokesman.
The announcement about the interview, conducted by atheist Eugenio Scalfari of La Repubblica, being removed from the Vatican City website was made recently by the Holy See. The entity is the governing arm of the Roman Catholic Church and is based in the Vatican City State. The Pope is the head of both the Vatican and the Holy See.
A political candidate endorsed by a member of the "Duck Dynasty" family has upset his establishment opponent in a special election held in Louisiana.
Vance McAllister, a businessman who received an endorsement from Willie Robertson not long before the vote, was victorious against La. State Senator Neil Riser this past weekend.
In the special runoff election held for the vacated Fifth Congressional District seat of Louisiana, McAllister defeated Riser with 59.7 percent of the vote versus Riser's 40.3 percent, reported Politico. more >>
In a recent interview with the BBC, Oprah Winfrey made a racist comment about Barack Obama. Her statement was "There's a level of disrespect for the office that occurs in some cases and maybe even many cases because he's African American," she said. "There's no question about that. And it's the kind of thing no one ever says, but everybody's thinking it."
Well Oprah, maybe you are the one who is thinking it yourself because in case you haven't noticed, the world has moved on, but your own racist views remain.
Pardon my candor but someone needs to say it! When Barack Obama is criticized on his performance, the subject is frequently shifted to racism in order distract from the issue at hand. And when one of the most famous women in the world, who happens to be black, purposely uses the race card in order to shift the blame of Barack Obama's abysmal performance to racism, Obama avoids all accountability to the reality of his record. more >>
Former President George W. Bush said that he relied upon his faith when making big decisions during his years in the White House, and shared why he doesn't criticize President Barack Obama at an appearance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Tuesday.
Leno pointed out that since leaving office, Bush has largely stayed away from commentating on political issues. The former president explained that "I don't think it's good for the country to have the former president criticize his successor."
The talk show host complimented Bush that he looks more relaxed now than while he was serving at the White House. The former Texas governor admitted that he doesn't miss the spotlight, and that eight years is "plenty" to spend as president. more >>