A student in Nevada who wanted to start a pro-life club at her school, but was denied the request, has filed a complaint against her school district.
Angelique Clark, a student at West Career and Technical Academy in the Clark County School District, had her complaint filed Thursday in district court.
"Clark … wishes to exercise her free speech rights, protected by federal and state law, to create a pro-life club in order to educate her fellow students on the issue of abortion and to offer hope and resources to help in the cases of crisis pregnancies," read the complaint. more >>
After a medical blogger revealed this week that retired pediatric neurosurgeon and Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson participated in research in which tissue from two spontaneous abortions were used, Carson explained that he took no part in actually studying the tissue and defended the practice of using fetal tissue to advance science and medicine.
On Wednesday, Dr. Jen Gunter, an obstetrician-gynecologist who has previously appeared in USA Today, posted on her blog an excerpt of a 1992 collaborative research paper that lists Carson as one of four authors.
The research, which is titled Colloid Cysts of the Third Ventricle: Immunohistochemical evidence for nonneuropithelial differentiation, used tissue samples from nine and 17-week spontaneous abortions that were taken from pathology labs. more >>
He can recite books of the Bible from memory, and this fall semester Tom Meyer, a member of Wordsower International Ministries, will be teaching a Bible memorization course at California-based Shasta Bible College and Graduate School.
"The students are graded on their accuracy of memorizing a smaller book in one semester and presenting that book dramatically, from memory, in their local church or in our chapel service," said Meyer, who told The Christian Post that he's limiting the course, which starts Aug. 25, to 12 students.
"Whether they memorize by reading aloud, hearing, or writing, the necessity to meditate on the text will establish the Word in their heart and hopefully provide them with a greater walk with God." more >>
A Tennessee academic institution has left the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities over the organization's handling of two member schools that recently approved the hiring of employees involved in same-sex relationships.
Union University, a Christian school located in Jackson, which had been a member of the CCCU since 1991, recently opted to sever its relation with the organization.
A spokesman for the university provided The Christian Post with a press release that included a letter sent earlier this month to CCCU leadership by President Samuel W. "Dub" Oliver. more >>
Controversial televangelist Pat Robertson recently told a viewer she should consider enrolling her grandson in a Christian school after his father tells him Jesus doesn't exist and to stop believing in God.
On an episode of the longstanding CBN program "The 700 Club," Robertson took a written question from a viewer named "Elizabeth."
"Pat, I am very concerned because this past weekend my 6-year-old grandson said his dad told him God and Jesus were not real and were just made up to scare people about dying," wrote Elizabeth. "I tried to explain the truth to him but he won't believe me. I'm worried for my grandson's soul." more >>
A recently presented paper at the American Psychological Association's annual convention claims that the controversial practice of sexting can be "a positive relationship behavior."
Authored by Ph.D. student Emily C. Stasko and Drexel University Psychology professor Pamela A. Geller, the research abstract argued that sexting has "both positive and negative" effects on relationships.
"Sexting is usually looked at as dangerous, but if it were only bad, it wouldn't be as popular as it is," Stasko asserted during an interview with The Christian Post, adding they were "surprised by the high rates of sexting we observed." more >>