Across the United States people will soon be holding events over a period of seven days to advance the value of the institution of marriage.
Known as National Marriage Week, the annual event will go from Friday, Feb. 7 through the following Friday, which is St. Valentine's Day.
Sheila Weber, executive director for National Marriage Week USA, told The Christian Post that this will be the fifth year for the observance. more >>
Pro-life groups, including activist organization Operation Rescue, are speaking out against the "senseless murder" of a brain-dead pregnant woman and her baby following a court order by a Texas judge on Friday.
"We are grieved that the JPS hospital has removed life support from Marlise Munoz and her baby. As the term 'life support' implies, Marlise's body was alive and supporting a thriving pregnancy at the time support was withdrawn," wrote Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.
"It is despicable that dehumanizing and deceptive language was used to refer to Marlise as a 'corpse' and her baby's condition as 'incompatible with life' in order to elicit public support for putting them to death." more >>
Following a court order, John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, announced Sunday that its medical staff removed a pregnant woman from life support.
In a statement shared with The Christian Post on Sunday, Jill Labbe, vice president for community affairs at JPS, commented that the eight weeks Marlise Munoz and her preborn baby have been under their medical care have been difficult for everyone involved.
"The past eight weeks have been difficult for the Munoz family, the caregivers and the entire Tarrant County community, which found itself involved in a sad situation," said Labbe in a statement released shortly after Marlise was removed from life support at 11:29 a.m. Sunday. more >>
Conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza pleaded not guilty on Friday to federal charges that he used straw donors to exceed campaign contributions to a U.S. Senate candidate in 2012. Meanwhile, the charges against the co-producer of "2016: Obama's America" are being seen by conservatives as evidence that the White House is targeting its critics.
"The Feds have chosen to pursue this alleged minor violation in the same way the IRS targeted conservative Tea Party groups for retribution," Gerald R. (Jerry) Molen, who co-produced "2016" with D'Souza, said in a statement released Friday. "In light of the way the IRS has been used to stifle dissent, this arrest should send shivers down the spines of all freedom-loving Americans."
D'Souza's defense lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, suggested in New York federal court that the action described in D'Souza's indictment does not rise to the level of a crime, according to Reuters. The contributions connected to D'Souza were for candidate Wendy Long, who was unsuccessful in her bid for the Senate seat of Democratic Kirsten Gillibrand in New York. more >>
"Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" has sparked controversy due to the religion of its villain – a Russian Orthodox Christian terrorist with ties to 9/11 who aims to blow up Wall Street. Christian reviewers, however, say they are not insulted by this fact, arguing that "there are bigger fish to fry."
"This is not religious terrorism, it's coming from the Soviet Union," Gary Black Jr., chair of Advanced Studies at Azusa Pacific University, told The Christian Post in an interview on Friday. Black argued that, far from insulting Russian Orthodox Christianity, the film ironically praises it. "It's demonstrating the true values of Orthodox Christianity – the best place to hide and not to be seen as a terrorist is a church." The film is not about wacky Christian terrorists but about Russian spies who think the best place to hide is a church. In one scene, an undercover "family" is activated by the priest preaching on Lamentations 2:2.
"If you want to talk about anti-Christian content in the movie Jack Ryan, talk about the six misuses of Jesus' name as if it were a swear word," Bob Waliszewski, director of Focus on the Family's movie review department "Plugged In," told The Christian Post in an interview on Thursday. Waliszewski argued that "there's nothing more insensitive that a director can do than misuse the name above every name." more >>
The Commonwealth of Virginia is one step closer to passing a bill meant to protect student prayer in public schools, as the measure has passed the upper house of the state legislature.
In a close vote on Tuesday, the Va. Senate approved Senate Bill 236, which was sponsored Republican Sen. Bill Carrico of Grayson County.