A Creationist group's project to build a park centered around a life-sized model of Noah's Ark might benefit from an estimated $18 million in tourism incentives. This would come by way of a state sales tax refund that would be received after the Ark Encounter has been open to the public for at least three years.
The Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Authority has given "preliminary approval" on the Ark Encounter project overseen by a Christian apologetics group known as Answers in Genesis.
Gil Lawson, spokesman for the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, told The Christian Post that the "preliminary approval" was given last week. more >>
Three states have filed an amicus brief on behalf of an Alabama-based Catholic television station founded by nuns that is seeking an exemption from the Department of Health and Human Services' "preventive services" mandate.
The attorneys general for Alabama, Florida and Georgia filed the brief Monday in the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in support of the Eternal Word Television Network of Irondale.
In their brief, the state governments argued that the 11th Circuit should reverse a lower court ruling against EWTN regarding their effort to receive relief from the HHS mandate. more >>
Sherri Shepherd responded to reports of a surrogate baby scandal with a cryptic post on social networking site Instagram.
In recent weeks "The View" co-host has been subject to claims suggesting she wants nothing to do with an unborn surrogate baby she previously agreed to have with her now estranged husband Lamar Sally.
The couple, who separated in May, is expecting a baby together via a surrogate; however, their separation has reportedly complicated matters. more >>
An atheist is scheduled to give a secular invocation for the beginning of a council meeting in a South Dakota city.
Amanda Novotny, president of the Siouxland Freethinkers, will give the invocation Tuesday evening at the Sioux Falls City Council meeting.
In an interview with The Christian Post, Novotny explained that the inspiration for doing the invocation came courtesy of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision Town of Greece v. Galloway. more >>
Cliven Bundy, a Nevada rancher who led a standoff against the government, said recently that the battle was more than man versus man, but was a spiritual battle between good and evil.
"The Lord told me … if [the local sheriff doesn't] take away these arms from federal agents, we the people will have to face these arms in a civil war. He said, 'This is your chance to straighten this thing up,'" Bundy told a crowd gathered at an Independent American Part in St. George, Utah on Saturday.
"If the standoff with the Bundys was wrong, would the Lord have been with us? Could those people that stood [with me] without fear and went through that spiritual experience have done that without the Lord being there? No, they couldn't," Bundy said. more >>
A UK fitness coach fired after telling a gym member that yoga would allow "evil" into her body, has won a payout from his former employer.
Maciej Grochowski, who is a Jehovah's Witness, was fired from a Virgin Active gym back in 2012 after a series of complaints about his religious views, however, a Manchester court ruled that he was unfairly dismissed, according to Daily Mail UK.
Grochowski, 38, received three formal warnings about sharing his religious opinions on issues like Halloween and Satanism, prior to his firing. Staff and gym members at Virgin reportedly complained about his "unwelcome" religious discussions on various occasions which prompted the warnings. more >>