It turns out that there was more to the story of a gay schoolteacher and his "husband" who were found dead August 25 as the apparent result of a murder-suicide. According to court documents, the men were under investigation for serially abusing underage boys, and with their deaths, even more boys are coming forward with reports of abuse.
According to People magazine, "The apparent murder-suicide of a Minnesota elementary school teacher and his husband last week now seems to have masked a darker truth: Police say the couple, teacher Aric Babbitt and Matthew Deyo, are being investigated after multiple teenagers accused them of sexual abuse."
Does this mean that all gay men, or at least, gay schoolteachers, are sexual predators, preying on underage boys? Certainly not, and to draw that conclusion would be totally unfair. more >>
Texas Christian University junior quarterback Kenny Hill was penalized during last Saturday's game after he scored a touchdown and performed a religious gesture that referees ruled to be taunting.
After Hill reached the endzone on a 5-yard rush that gave the Horned Frogs the temporary 27-20 lead over the Arkansas Razorbacks with just over 2 minutes left in the fourth quarter, he celebrated just as he has done before — by performing the American Sign Language gesture signifying "Rising Kings."
Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin is countering critics, claiming that he was misquoted in a speech he gave at the Values Voters Summit on Saturday.
Before an audience gathered at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., Governor Bevin spoke about the need for sacrifice to protect and preserve the United States of America.
Critics claimed that the speech encouraged violence in the event of a Hillary Clinton presidency. Bevin posted a comment on his official Facebook page saying that his remarks were taken out of context. more >>
Renita Smith, a school bus driver with the Prince George's County Public Schools in Maryland, is now being hailed a hero across the country after she single-handedly saved the lives of 20 elementary school children when the bus she was driving suddenly erupted in a blaze on Monday.
"I opened my door, took off my seat belt, and I got my babies off that bus," Smith told NBC Los Angeles.
According to WTVR, the fire which is still under investigation, was reported at about 4:45 p.m. Monday along the 9600 block of 51st Avenue in College Park. The children, all students at Glenarden Woods Elementary School in Prince George's County, all escaped the fire without injury. more >>
The Communist Party in China, which is leading a crackdown on Christians, detained two female Christian summer camp leaders in the northwestern Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region last month and accused them of trying to brainwash children.
China Aid reports that Zhou Yanhua and Gao Ming, both members of Yining County Church, were held by authorities for 10 and 15 days, respectively, following their arrest on Aug. 4. The two women were detained by police as they were preparing to drive a group of children to a summer camp.
"Both women were accused of indoctrinating minors with superstitious beliefs. Chinese law forbids religious teaching to anyone under the age of 18, believing matters of faith to be dangerous brainwashing from which children must be protected," the report from the persecution watchdog group explained. more >>
Members of Congress who spoke on the first day of the Values Voters Summit in Washington, D.C., highlighted the concerns of many that Christians are being told to keep their faith to themselves in America. Republican Senator James Lankford of Oklahoma spoke to those gathered at the Family Research Council event about the purported dangers to religious liberty in the United States.
"We have a culture that has become afraid of faith. I'm not sure how it happened, but it most certainly has happened," said Sen. Lankford.
"We have a culture that would say it's okay for you to be able to have faith as long as it is over there and we can't see it. Just keep it out of sight. But if you bring it out to where we can see it, it makes us uncomfortable so you need to put your faith over there." more >>