Come this fall, Liberty University, the world's largest Christian University and America's fifth largest university, will allow students who are 21 or older with concealed handgun permits from the state to keep their weapons inside their dorm rooms with permission from the school.
Liberty President Jerry Falwell told The News & Advance that the university's board of trustees gave him the green light last week to update the school's concealed-carry policy.
Recently I made a judgement call that is getting a lot of criticism from a number of other parents at school. My daughter received a text from a friend revealing she is buying drugs at school and my child showed the text to me. I know the parents of this child and the mom is a very difficult person to deal with. I decided to go directly to the principal at school and let him know about the situation. Now the parents are telling everyone I should have told them directly about the drugs and that I should not have involved school officials. They are angry with me and letting everyone know about it. They have their supporters and I feel bad about the whole thing. What's a parent to do?more >>
The Marion County school board in Florida has decided that children must use bathrooms that correspond to their biological gender after a father complained that a transgender student was violating his son's privacy.
News 6 reported that an emergency resolution was reached on Tuesday in a 4-1 vote, and the rule will take immediate affect.
The issue came about following a complaint by the father of a student who said his son's privacy rights were being violated due to a classmate — who was born female but now identifies as a male — who was using the boy's bathroom. more >>
Popular rockstar Bono and retired Presbyterian Pastor Eugene Peterson have teamed up to release a new documentary about the two men's unlikely relationship and a conversation they had on the book of Psalms.
Bono, the frontman for the legendary rock band U2, and Peterson, the author of The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language, released the 20-minute documentary titled "Bono and Eugene Peterson: The Psalms" on Tuesday. The documentary was released through the California-based Fuller Theological Seminary's new media venture "Fuller Studio."
The video starts off by showing a 2002 video of the Ireland-born Bono, who often quotes passages from The Message during concerts, thanking Peterson, on behalf of himself and other U2 band members, for the translation work that he has done. more >>
A bill to repeal Michigan's adoption of the Common Core State Standards that was introduced last month is making its way through the legislature.
There will be a second hearing before the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday evening regarding Senate Bill 826, which seeks to repeal Common Core.
Introduced by Republican Senator Patrick Colbeck, S 826 reads that if enacted it will among other things "protect state and local control of public education." more >>
The daughter of a Bengali professor who was killed by an Islamic extremist for allegedly being an atheist said her father believed in God.
Rezaul Karim Siddique, an English professor at Rajshahi University, was brutally murdered in a machete attack as part of a recent wave of violence against nonbelievers in the predominantly Muslim country.
Rizwana Hasin, daughter of the deceased, told the BBC that her father did in fact believe in God. more >>