Pre-recorded questions about evolution in schools and nude pictures coupled with a new online voting system have some worried that this year’s Miss USA pageant queens may feel pressured to compromise their beliefs in order to win the crown.
The 2011 Miss USA pageant finale will air on Sunday. Ahead of the pageant, some have expressed concern about video questions asking contestants whether evolution should be taught in school and whether they would pose in a "tasteful" nude photo shoot.
Paula Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization, which also runs Miss USA, said, "These topics are very relevant and in the news." more >>
Answers in Genesis President/CEO Ken Ham is siding with the atheists for once, he says.
Disturbed by a recent cover story investigating the need to believe in a literal Adam and Eve, Ham, who endorses a literal view of Genesis, criticized several Christian theologians for rejecting both a literal interpretation of the first couple and existence of a young Earth.
The story, entitled “The Search for the Historical Adam” featured on the June issue of the Christianity Today magazine, quoted a number of Christian scholars who held an evolutionary and allegorical belief of Genesis that accorded with scientific evidence. more >>
As early as this year, public schools in Texas may be able to teach students about intelligent design in their science classes, reigniting the much-heated debate over the teaching of evolutionary theory.
Because of a decision made by the State Board of Education back in 2009 – requiring teachers to encourage students to scrutinize “all sides” of current scientific theories, including evolution – a number of proposed supplemental materials are quickly making way to the board for review in July.
The Texas Education Agency has released all of the projected Web-based materials from publishers on their website, with one of the submissions already culling controversy for its purported slant towards creationism and intelligent design. more >>
Answers in Genesis President/CEO Ken Ham has new research showing that Christian institutions of higher learning have gone too far gone down the pathway of secularism and they need to be either totally overhauled or scrapped in favor of new biblically-sound schools.
A hunch led him to survey the administration and faculty of 200 U.S. Christian campuses about their views on the authority of the Bible and the creation story versus evolution. A regular speaker on college campuses, Ham could tell that a metamorphosis has been occurring on Christian campuses.
What he found is bound to shock parents who send their children to Christian four-year institutions, he said. more >>
A retired science teacher believes the teaching of evolution is "bad science" and has asked a federal court to declare it illegal to teach the subject in public schools.
Tom Ritter, a former physics and chemistry teacher of over 10 years, filed a lawsuit earlier this month against evolution in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, the same court that ruled that teaching of intelligent design in public schools is unconstitutional.
Ritter told The Christian Post this week that he didn't pay too much attention to biology before, but now in retirement he saw problems that he couldn't overlook any longer. more >>
Attempting to show that science doesn't have to be a threat to religion, a diverse panel of “evolutionary” Christians will discuss evolution and the Christian faith in live online seminars beginning Saturday.
The six-part series will draw speakers from across the theological spectrum, including BioLogos Foundation's Karl Giberson, representing an evangelical viewpoint, and the emergent church's Brian McLaren.
Michael Dowd, author of Thank God for Evolution, will host of the series entitled, "The Advent of Evolutionary Christianity." more >>