As hypersexualized dance programs like pole workouts become increasingly popular among women of all ages, especially young girls, one Christian woman is battling against the trend while others defend it merely as a form of physical fitness, not sexual exploitation.
"We are allowing children as young as 3 and 4 to use their bodies and movements in a way that really hurts them and hurts the culture," said Mary Bawden, who directs a dance ministry at the Evangelical-Free Trinity Church in Redlands, California, during an interview with The Christian Post.
"Instead of the beauty of dance this is the misuse of dance," she asserted, warning parents that "many forms of dance are now pushing young children toward adult-oriented themes and choreography." more >>
Pro-Planned Parenthood activists pelted Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina with condoms, she recalled in a heated abortion discussion on NBC's "Meet the Press."
At an Iowa football tailgate Saturday, Fiorina was confronted by Planned Parenthood supporters that are angered by her constant criticism of the organization in the wake of the release of controversial videos that have dogged the popular abortion provider.
An NBC News video of the incident shows protestors, many clad in pink, holding Planned Parenthood signs and chanting, "Carly Fiorina off-sides for telling lies" and "women are watching and we vote." An ABC news reporter and social media users offered their own evidence that condoms were thrown at Fiorina and those supporting her campaign outside the Iowa Hawkeyes football stadium. more >>
The portrayal of sex by Hollywood might lead many to the believe that sex is sinful and that it undermines the beauty of Christ's holiness, but Christians should not think this way, says theologian John Piper in his latest blog post, which states that sex in marriage belongs to Believers.
It was false teachers, as pointed out by Paul in 1 Timothy 4:1–5, who believed that "sex in marriage and eating foods freely were at best for second-class Christianity," writes Piper, chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary, in his blog, desiringGod.
For believers, "the sex of marriage and the pleasures of food are made holy — that is, they are set apart from the sinful use of the world and made pure and precious and beautiful by participation in the goodness of God," he explains. more >>
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has fired back against Republican members of Congress who've criticized the nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and several Western states, calling them "laughable" and suggesting that they don't even know where Iran is located.
"Sometimes when I would have time — some of it was broadcast live and I would watch it — some of it was quite laughable. It was very strange, the things that they spoke of," Rouhani told CNN's Christiane Amanpour in an interview on Sunday, talking about ongoing Republican criticism of the deal.
"Some of them wouldn't even know where Tehran was in relation to Iran. Some of them didn't know where Iran was geographically, not distinguishing that one is the capital of the other," Rouhani added. more >>
Oprah Winfrey will premiere the seven-night OWN television event "Belief" next month, an interfaith program that claims to examine "humankind's ongoing search to connect with something greater than ourselves."
In a video posted to YouTube, the media mogul became emotional while sharing her own belief practice. She also spoke about her understanding of God and how, as a child, she grew up learning biblical stories before nursery rhymes.
In the lead up to the show's October premiere, the former daytime talk show host has been promoting the program by sharing a series of videos with the hashtag #beliefstories in which she openly discusses her Christian faith and her interpretations of Jesus Christ and the Bible. more >>
The Family Research Council has awarded Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, who was recently jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, with the "Cost of Discipleship Award" for 2015.
"I feel so very undeserving," Davis said at the award ceremony held at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., her eyes wet with tears her voice trembling, according to The Hill.
"I want to start by thanking my Lord and my Savior Jesus Christ, because without Him it would never be possible, for He is my strength that carries me," added the 50-year-old Rowan County clerk who was elected as a Democrat. more >>