After meeting with anti-pornography advocates, major global hotel chain Hilton Worldwide announced that it will no longer include video-on-demand adult entertainment at their facilities.
Hilton, a hospitality company that boasts over 4,300 properties, recently made the announcement that there will be a gradual phasing out of pornographic entertainment at the hotels they own which offer it.
A spokesperson for Hilton provided The Christian Post with the official statement released by the company, which noted that they were "making immediate changes to our global brand standards to eliminate adult video-on-demand entertainment in all our hotels worldwide." more >>
Notable Christian leaders have denounced the decision of First Baptist Church in Greenville, South Carolina, a historic Baptist congregation, to allow for LGBT ordination and marriage.
The church, which disassociated from the Southern Baptist Convention in 1999, says its now accepting of gay ordination and marriage, but claims that it doesn't have an official position on homosexuality.
"Now, here's the big issue — we have a congregation that has clearly adopted a statement saying it's going to welcome same-sex couples, that it will perform same-sex weddings and that it will ordain openly gay ministers, but it says it's taking no position on homosexuality," said Albert Mohler Jr., president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, in a podcast Tuesday. more >>
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump looked at the crowd gathered for his rally at a 40,000-seat college football stadium in Mobile, Alabama, saying he now knows how evangelist Billy Graham felt. He also said the book he likes the most is the Bible.
"I know how Billy Graham felt," Trump, a billionaire businessman, said, apparently jokingly, as he began his speech at Ladd-Peebles Stadium, which was about half-full.
Trump also said, "What's my favorite book? The Bible! The Bible. ... We take the Bible all the way," according to The Washington Post's national political reporter Robert Costa, who tweeted the Republican candidate's remarks. more >>
As thousands of Christians and others gathered outside Planned Parenthood clinics across the country Saturday to protest government funding for the abortion provider, theologian John Piper stood among the crowd at a clinic in Minnesota and prayed for the highly controversial organization.
It's a "sober moment," Piper said, standing outside the clinic in St. Paul, as he began to pray, urging God that "there would be in my heart and all of our hearts a kind of earnestness about what we are doing here."
Christians, pro-life groups and others gathered at some 320 clinics around the United States Saturday morning in what could be seen as the largest protest against Planned Parenthood. more >>
"I must confess that I get very weary of content that's labeled Christian. It is not because I don't support work that can inspire people or bring the Good News in new styles or formats," Franklin, the 45-year-old gospel choir director-turned-songwriter, wrote on his Patheos blog earlier this week. "Instead, it is because I constantly worry that products labeled 'Christian' might not stand up to what I believe should be the best coming from people who serve the best: God Himself."
According to Franklin, some people are giving Christians a pass to produce sub standard content because they brand their products with their faith. The Fo Yo Soul record label head believes, however, that Christians should be held to the same standard as secualr artists, producers and directors.
"The problem to me comes from people giving a pass to someone just because they stand under the banner of faith! The quality of their content should be held under the same scrutiny of any other product that you're asking people to support in the marketplace," Franklin wrote. "This type of 'pass' causes us to loose a spirit of excellence and the most important ingredient for greatness: DISCIPLINE." more >>
A woman who married Jesus Christ in Indiana last Saturday, pledging to live in celibacy for the rest of her life, became the first consecrated virgin in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend in 25 years and she hopes her wedding can act as an inspiration for single women who may have a desire for marriage.
Jessica Hayes, a 38-year-old theology teacher from Fort Wayne, had always wanted to commit her life more fully to the church and said that after years of soul searching, she felt called to marry the love of her life, Jesus.
On Aug. 15, the beaming bride, dressed in a white floor-length wedding gown complete with a veil, tied the knot in a ceremony witnessed by hundreds at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. more >>