A stressed out English teacher at Narbonne High in Harbor City, Calif., has been placed on paid leave after she was recorded unloading a profanity-laced tirade at a student who heckled her during a class discussion on race and ethnicity.
The recording, which has gone viral on the high school campus, was first highlighted in a report by The Daily Breeze and occurred in front of a 12th-grade class. The teacher, who has been unidentified to protect her reputation, has since apologized for her outburst and blamed it on a moment of weakness.
"You know, I had a weak moment," she said. "Forgive me." more >>
Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old Pakistani education advocate and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, wowed a television audience earlier this week when she was asked how she would respond to the Taliban members who, last October, shot her in the head and neck as she was traveling from school.
Yousafzai was a guest on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" when she was asked how she would respond if she was attacked by the Taliban again. She was previously shot in the head in October 2012 after advocating the importance of female education in a BBC blog.
The brave young advocate told Stewart that although her initial reaction would be to fight back with force, such as hit the Taliban member with a shoe, she would ultimately choose to react peacefully so as to not repeat the cruel behavior inflicted upon her. more >>
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina – The Southern Evangelical Seminary warmly welcomed Dr. Richard Land, former longtime president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, during his inauguration held at First Baptist Church Indian Trail Thursday evening.
After receiving accolades and charges from such notable theologians as Craig Mitchell, Greg Thornbury, Ergun Caner, Josh McDowell, and Norman Geisler, Land told The Christian Post that the event was very humbling.
"You don't come to an event or to a place like this without owing a tremendous debt of gratitude to many, many people starting with my parents, and the church workers who invested in an unruly child in a church a longtime ago in Houston, Texas," said Land, during an emotional evening for the staunch defender of the Christian faith. "My dad was saved in a Billy Graham crusade and I got raised in a Christian home." more >>
The United States Supreme Court has decided to not hear an appeal from an African-American woman who was fired from an Ohio academic institute for penning a column that was perceived as being anti-gay.
Working during the government shutdown, earlier this week the Court rejected the appeal of Crystal Dixon, former employee at the University of Toledo.
Jonathan Strunk, senior director of university communications for Toledo, provided The Christian Post with a statement from the university's President Lloyd Jacobs. more >>
A lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union has stated that a Halloween celebration canceled by a Pennsylvania elementary school does not evoke religious concerns.
Earlier this week an elementary school in Pennsylvania opted to ban a Halloween parade for the schoolchildren, with the principal citing religious concerns.
Mary Catherine Roper, senior staff attorney at the ACLU of Pennsylvania, told The Christian Post that she did not believe there was a true church and state concern with the Halloween event. more >>
Loyola Marymount University [LMU], a Jesuit college in Los Angeles, Calif., will vote Monday on whether to continue providing elective abortion coverage on the health insurance plans of faculty and staff. The issue has created a deep schism at the university between faculty members who wish to not alienate their non-Christian students, and those wishing to stay true to the university's religious credo.
Loyola Marymount's Board of Trustees Chair Kathleen Hannon Aikenhead and President David W. Burcham sent a letter to all faculty and staff back in August announcing plans to "thoroughly discuss" the elective abortion coverage option on their health insurance on October 7. Additionally, Burcham told The Los Angeles Loyolan that the school had renewed its inquiries regarding abortion insurance coverage late last year in preparation of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
In the weeks leading up to Monday's Board of Trustees meeting, professors and others on campus have become involved in a heated debate regarding abortion coverage at the university. Although one of LMU's healthcare providers, Anthem, dropped its abortion coverage option early in 2013, the other provider, Kaiser, reportedly still offers the option. more >>