A South African mayor is defending her controversial decision to award college scholarships to 16 girls who can prove their virginity, arguing that the unconventional scholarship offer will prevent the spread of disease, as well as unwanted pregnancy.
Dudu Mazibuko, mayor of the Uthukela district of the KwaZulu-Natal province, has argued that despite criticism from the feminist women's rights group, People Opposing Women Abuse, she believes these scholarships will "reduce HIV, AIDS and unwanted pregnancy" among young girls in the area, which has some of the highest incidences of AIDS in South Africa," according to the BBC.
The 16 university-age women who would be eligible for the scholarships would be subject to routine virginity tests, the mayor told BBC News. more >>
In a stunning revelation sure to blow up the Internet, a group has claimed that famed 16th century soothsayer Nostradamus foresaw the rise of the Donald Trump presidential campaign.
Experts from the highly self-esteemed Nostradamus Postdiction Society released a statement arguing that one of Nostradamus' well known quatrains points to the rise of Trump.
"This is amazing and only further proves to us what we already assumed to be true: that Nostradamus was indeed able to see centuries into the future," stated the society. more >>
The U.S. Postal Service will soon release a stamp commemorating Richard Allen, the founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Scheduled to go on sale next Tuesday, the stamp's release is meant to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the founding of the A.M.E. Church.
Roy Betts, spokesperson for the Postal Services, explained to The Christian Post in an interview the reason for the stamp. more >>
A private Christian school is now crying foul after the Florida High School Athletic Association blocked its football team from offering a pre-game prayer over loudspeakers at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando last month.
Liberty Institute, the largest legal organization dedicated solely to defending and restoring religious liberty in the U.S., announced in a statement Tuesday that it sent a demand letter on behalf of Cambridge Christian School, a private Christian school in Tampa, Florida, over what the organization says is a violation of religious freedom. The organization is also threatening legal action if the FHSAA does not apologize.
"We require the FHSAA to issue a written apology to CCS for this gross violation along with written assurances that, in the future, the FHSAA will abide by the U.S. Constitution. If the FHSAA refuses to meet these simple demands by Feb. 25, our clients are prepared to seek redress in federal court, inclusive of our client's attorney's fees and costs," wrote the organization in the demand letter. more >>
Union University, a Baptist academic institution with campuses in Jackson, Hendersonville, and Germantown, Tennessee, will hold its first evangelism rally that will feature among its speaker the first African-American president of the Southern Baptist Convention, Fred Luter.
Ernest Easley, spokesman for Union and organizer of the West Tennessee Evangelism Rally on Feb. 21, told The Christian Post that the event came at the request of University President Dub Oliver.
"It's really in the heart of our president for evangelism to permeate our campus," said Easley, who noted that they expect somewhere between 500 and 1,000 attendees. more >>
Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. endorsed billionaire and Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump for president on Tuesday, a move that has left some Liberty graduates "embarrassed" and "disappointed."
"I am proud to offer my endorsement of Donald J. Trump for president of the United States," Falwell, the son of Liberty founder Jerry Falwell Sr., said a statement issued by the Trump campaign.
"He is a successful executive and entrepreneur, a wonderful father and a man who I believe can lead our country to greatness again." more >>