A Brazilian psychologist is being threatened with having her license to practice therapy revoked after she publicly affirmed her Christian beliefs on her blog and Twitter accounts, which is in conflict with the countries Federal Council of Psychology's (CFP) code of ethics.
Marisa Lobo is a widely respected psychologist and evangelical who routinely comments on psychological issues affecting society today. She posts messages to her Twitter account as well as to her website under the title "Christian Psychology."
Lobo's posts often deal with denunciations of homosexual adoption, and her support for sexual orientation change therapy, which routinely differ from the progressive left in Brazil and the CFP. more >>
To those on the outside, Jerry Sandusky's systematic assaults against 10 boys over a 15-year period appear clear cut – he is a monster who deserves to be locked up, and in some minds, die and be sent directly to hell. But instead of whooping over the fact that Sandusky, 68, will likely die behind bars, voices appealing to God's grace say Christians ought to take a good look in the mirror.
Dr. Vincent Bacote, associate professor of Theology and director of the Center for Applied Christian Ethics at Wheaton College, shared with The Christian Post that Christians need to remember that all sins are offensive to God.
"Any of us, because of our sins, deserve to be separated. It (sin) can make people do things that we think are unimaginable," Bacote explained. "We have to ask the question: 'what is it that has kept me from doing the unimaginable?' And some people need to ask: 'what are those things even about me now that if the conditions were right I would do something unimaginable?'" more >>
A Pennsylvania atheist has filed a complaint against a restaurant that offers a 10 percent discount for customers who provide a church bulletin on Sundays.
John Wolff filed a complaint against Prudhomme's Lost Cajun Kitchen of Columbia to the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, arguing that the discount is discriminatory since he does not attend church.
Sharon Prudhomme, co-owner of the restaurant, told Lancaster Online in an interview that the discount had been around for about a year. more >>
Prominent Christian leaders continue to sign and endorse a "Code of Ethics for Pastors" document created by a National Association of Evangelicals taskforce and released just two weeks ago. But others wonder why the Bible – already serving as a standard – isn't enough.
"As evangelicals, I think we have the best of pastors across America, but what we have not had in the past is a code of ethics for professionals," said Leith Anderson, president of the NAE, in regards to career ministers during a panel teleconference Wednesday. "We believe that most pastors are professionally ethical, but we recognize that there is a benefit to a written standard to measure by."
Megachurch pastor Rick Warren, founder of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., recently signed the Code of Ethics for Pastors, joining Charles Blake, West Angeles Church of God in Christ; Bill Hybels, Willow Creek Community Church; Tim Keller, Redeemer Presbyterian Church; Max Lucado, Oak Hills Church; John Ortberg, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church; Samuel Rodriguez, New Season Christian Worship Center; and Bryant Wright, Johnson Ferry Baptist Church. more >>
The U.S. Department of Defense's recognition of Gay Pride Month less than a year after the repeal of "Don't ask, don't tell" (DADT) is the new "stark reality" that behavior once considered by the military as grounds for court martial is now celebrated, says the director of a chaplain alliance group.
"For the first time ever, the Department of Defense is making a positive event over behavior (sodomy) that had been a court martial offense a year ago," Chaplain (Col.) Ron Crews, USAR retired, executive director for the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty, told The Christian Post on Monday. "Now the DoD is wanting to honor that behavior. That's the stark reality that we're living in now."
The Pentagon announced it will hold its first-ever Gay Pride event Tuesday. Plans for the event include a keynote speech by the DoD's lead lawyer, Jeh Johnson, followed by a panel discussion called "The value of open service and diversity," according to CNN. more >>
The U.S. Supreme Court declined to review the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial Cross case Monday, paving the way for California's lower courts to make a decision before any other legal action is taken in the dispute over religious symbolism on government land in San Diego County.
"While we are disappointed the Court did not accept this case for review at this time, we are hopeful we can find a solution that will allow this veterans memorial to remain where it has stood for over half a century," said Allyson Ho, lead counsel for the co-defendant, the Mt. Soledad Memorial Association.
The memorial cross honoring the sacrifices and service of U.S. veterans has been on government property atop Mount Soledad near La Jolla, Calif., since 1954. more >>