A transgender politician from Bolton, England, who was born a male but transitioned into a female, has complained to police about a "hate crime" in which a fellow councilor used the wrong pronoun when addressing the politician.
"For someone in the highest public forum of the town to feel transphobia was acceptable is shocking. It is not acceptable in Bolton — it shouldn't be acceptable anywhere," said the politician, Zoe Kirk-Robinson, after the town's former mayor Guy Harkin used the word "he" instead of "she."
Kirk-Robinson added: "Bolton has a problem with hate crime and for Harkin to engage in a personal attack against me in this matter only serves to legitimise transphobia in the eyes of the average bigot — which makes life harder for all LGBT people." more >>
Conservative radio personality and author Glenn Beck told The Christian Post that the United States of America should have a "firm reliance on Divine Providence."
Beck will be a guest speaker at the American Gospel Celebration on Saturday, an event headed by renowned evangelical Pastor John Hagee of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas.
In a Tuesday CP interview, Beck explained that he will focus his remarks at the Louisville, Kentucky event on relying on God's providential care. more >>
A high school in South Carolina that barred students from bringing American flags to sporting events after they were allegedly used to taunt Hispanic students from another school, has since reversed its decision.
Local news station WNCN reported earlier this week that Travelers Rest High School Principal Lou Lavely had decided to bar students from bringing the U.S. flag to football games, because some students were accused of taunting Hispanic students from Berea High as the two schools competed against each other on Friday night.
"Any decision to not allow the American flag to be used in an improper 'taunting,' unsportsmanlike manner is first and foremost in the interests of promoting the safety and well-being of all in attendance at school events," Lavely explained in his statement on Saturday. more >>
The first reports of Christian leaders being arrested in Russia following the passing of new anti-terrorism laws that ban evangelism outside of churches have started coming in.
The Moscow Times reports that Sergei Zhuravlyov, a representative of the Ukrainian Reformed Orthodox Church of Christ the Savior, was arrested earlier this month while he was preaching before the St. Petersburg Messianic Jewish community, and was charged with violating a provision of the law that bans illegal missionary activity.
Law enforcement officials later told Interfax news agency that Zhuravlyov is being accused of "fomenting negative attitudes toward the Russian Orthodox Church," and of having ties to the Ukrainian nationalist political party called Right Sector, which is banned in Russia. more >>
Unsolicited messages on social media asking for money are suspicious at best, and one Texas woman who was contacted on Facebook by a person claiming to be "Pastor Joel Osteen" learned firsthand that scammers are a dime a dozen.
Paula Dupre said she received a Facebook message Sunday night from a Pastor Joel Osteen who had a few questions for her, local news station ABC13 reports.
The individual on the other end of their dialogue asked if Dupre was a "true Christian," and did she "believe in the Christ Jesus," Dupre said. "I wrote back, 'yes.'" more >>
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association publication Decision magazine will release a special election 2016 edition for September contrasting the two presidential platforms for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
In a Facebook message posted Friday to his official page, the Reverend Franklin Graham described the special edition as something "that can help as you pray about how to vote."