As a group of Tea Party activists are doing their part to help an independent salon owner in Ferguson, Missouri, rebuild her shop after looters in last year's riots caused thousands of dollars in damage, the store was robbed yet again on the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown's death.
After a Ferguson police officer shot and killed Brown, an unarmed black teenager who had just committed a theft at a convenience store last Aug. 9, rioters transcended on the town and damaged many buildings and businesses. As for the owner of the 911 Salon on West Florissant Avenue, Dellena Jones, looters busted into her store and left her tens of thousands of dollars in the hole.
But as Jones and other business owners in the area were left to clean up the mess, they were not alone in their quest to restore their businesses and the local Ferguson economy. more >>
Two South Sudanese Presbyterian pastors who were imprisoned for over half a year in Sudan and faced the death penality for espionage and other conspiracy charges have finally made it home after they were banned from leaving the country following their release earlier this month.
Yat Michael and Peter Yein Reith arrived home in Juba on Wednesday after being arrested and imprisoned last winter and subsequently hit with various trumped-up charges of crimes against the state that could have been punishable by death.
Stirred by a report of how the Islamic State uses the Quran to justify systematic sexual violence against women and young girls, Hillsong Church pastor Bobbie Houston has called on women everywhere to pray over the shocking and abhorrent situation in any way they know how.
After reading The New York Times Aug. 13 feature "ISIS Enshrines a Theology of Rape," Houston posted a fervent prayer request on her Instagram account, alerting potentially more than 100,000 followers to the powerful report.
The Times feature, written by Rukmini Callimachi, highlights how "the Islamic State codifies sex slavery in conquered regions of Iraq and Syria," using the Quran in support. The radical Sunni militant group uses the barbaric practice as a recruiting tool to grow its numbers. more >>
After winning support for gay marriage through the image of the monogamous same-sex couple, a coalition of LGBT groups has released a joint statement in solidarity with Amnesty international's recent support for decriminalizing prostitution.
Multiple United States-based LGBT groups released the joint statement Thursday in support of the recently approved resolution by Amnesty International championing the decriminalization of sex work.
Signed by the Transgender Law Center, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), Lambda Legal, National Center for Lesbian Rights, and the National Center for Transgender Equality, the statement applauds prostitution as a survival skill for runaway gay youth. more >>
The Oregonian Christian bakers who were sued and fined $135,000 for refusing to make a cake for a same-sex wedding have sent a care package that includes a DVD of a Christian film, a cake and a gift card to 10 gay rights organizations in what the bakers have deemed a simple expression of "love."
Aaron and Melissa Klein, the owners of the now closed Sweet Cakes by Melissa bakery in Gresham, Oregon, said this week that they sent care packages to 10 different LGBT organizations in order show how much they "really do love" those activists despite their differing viewpoints.
The packages includes a copy of the Christian film "Audacity," a cake with the words "We Love You" written on top of a big red heart, a $25 restaurant gift card provided by "Audacity" director Ray Comfort and a letter. more >>
A nationwide protest against Planned Parenthood on Saturday morning, August 22, looks to focus more attention on the abortion provider's alleged criminal activity in light of the evidence provided by an undercover video sting operation.
The pro-life coalition, going under the name #ProtestPP, will hold demonstrations at Planned Parenthood facilities throughout the fifty states and District of Columbia on Saturday morning from nine to 11.