Public school cheerleaders' right to include Bible verses on the run-through banners at football games must be protected, according to a unanimous ruling by the Texas Supreme Court.
In a decision released Friday, the Lone Star State's highest court ruled in favor of the cheerleaders of Kountze Independent School District, sending the litigation to the Court of Appeals for the Ninth District in Beaumont.
Justice John Phillip Devine delivered the opinion, arguing that the cheerleaders' legal action was not moot solely because the School District had altered their rules regarding religious banners. more >>
Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson spoke at an Iowa rally for Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Sunday, calling gay marriage "evil" and "wicked," and warning that America's moral core is collapsing.
"When a fellow like me looks at the landscape and sees the depravity, the perversion – redefining marriage and telling us that marriage is not between a man and a woman? Come on Iowa!" Robertson said in Iowa City, according to CNN.
"It is nonsense. It is evil. It's wicked. It's sinful," he added. "They want us to swallow it, you say. We have to run this bunch out of Washington, D.C. We have to rid the earth of them. Get them out of there." more >>
Theologian John Piper explained how the church in America is living with "cultural indifference or derision or exclusion or hostility," and why this is not strange but normal, and how Christians are called to respond to it according to the Bible.
Speaking at the Bethlehem 2016 Conference for Pastors and Church Leaders in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Piper quoted Ed Stetzer, president of LifeWay Research, as saying that Christianity in America is becoming "less nominal, more defined, and more outside of the mainstream of American culture."
"More outside of the mainstream of American culture" is not the same as saying true Christianity is declining in numbers or faithfulness, clarified Piper, founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. more >>
Some Tyra Banks fans might be wondering where the former Victoria's Secret model hid her baby bump for nine months, following the birth of her son, York, last week. That's because she and her boyfriend of two years, Erik Asla, found a surrogate to birth their new born son, York Banks Asla, who was introduced to the world last week in an Instagram post.
"The best present we worked and prayed so hard for is finally here," the former TV host captioned a photo showing a baby's traditional hospital hat. "He's got my fingers and big eyes and his daddy's mouth and chin."
Banks, 42, and her boyfriend, 50, owe it all to someone they pegged an angel, a gestational surrogate who birthed their child. "As we thank the angel of a woman that carried our miracle baby boy for us, we pray for everyone who struggles to reach this joyous milestone," she added. more >>
In what must be one of the cleverest semi-subtle sex jokes of the modern era, the National Football League has given the world a musical commercial about one way people celebrate winning the Super Bowl.
Apparently, according to research cities that win the Super Bowl always get an increase in births approximately nine months after the big game. Hmmm … I wonder why.
Less than a week away from Super Bowl L (or as some insist on calling it, Super Bowl 50), the NFL brought together multiple choirs of people born about nine months after the Super Bowl. more >>
Now that she has the attention of millions of singles worldwide, author Mandy Hale isn't using her platform to guarantee anyone a husband or wife.
"I wish I had 140 characters of brilliance to share that 'your man is on his way, or your wife is on her way.' But I don't," Hale admitted to The Christian Post ahead of her third book release Beautiful Uncertainty:Singleness, Surrender and Stepping Out on Faith.
"When I was in prayer one day God was asking me: 'If it's only you and me one day, is that going to be enough?' I had to reach the point where I said, you know what God, it is going to be enough.'" more >>