What can you get for $10? In America, you can purchase birth control. In the regions controlled by ISIS, you can purchase a woman.
According to the United Nations, the Islamic State (ISIS) has imprisoned, abused, and sold at least 2,500 women and children for around $10 per person to recruit new militants to the Islamic State. ISIS has even set up shop in Iraq's second largest city, Mosul, to auction off abducted women.
Reports from community leaders reveal that ISIS is forcing women to convert and "marry" ISIS fighters, and rape has become a way to increase their ranks and promote the caliphate. In fact, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein of Jordan, said: "The array of violations and abuses perpetrated by ISIL and associated armed groups is staggering, and many of their acts may amount to war crimes or crimes against humanity." more >>
The mother and father of quadruplets are thanking God after surgery to save all four babies in utero was successful.
"God is GOOD! Prayers have been answered!! Miracles continue to take place. ALL the babies survived the surgery, they heard 4 heartbeats today! We want to thank all of you for being part of our miracle!! We don't know how to say THANK YOU enough!!" Ashley and Tyson Gardner posted to their Facebook page.
The couple spent eight years trying to conceive and finally turned to fertility treatments to help. However, they got the shock of their lives when they learned they were pregnant … with quadruplets! To make things even more surprising, the quadruplets are two sets of identical twins, an extreme rarity for parents of multiples. During a gender reveal party, they learned that they were expecting four baby girls. more >>
"Duck Dynasty" star John Luke Robertson and fiancée Mary Kate McEacharn are busy planning their wedding but have said that God takes priority in their relationship and will guide their marriage.
"We said in the beginning when we started dating that if our relationship is not centered on God and if we're not encouraging one another to stay faithful and to just love people, then we have no relationship at all," Robertson told FOX411. "When I was growing up [my parents] taught me to set my own rules and guidelines, to stay pure."
He and McEacharn went to school together, and while he wanted to date her, she was not too certain about starting a relationship with anyone. more >>
In case you didn't know it, if you are a conservative Christian, you are just like Boko Haram and ISIS. At least, that's what the secularists are saying. More absurd still, they actually believe this.
Of course, secularism has been waging war against religion for centuries, but more recently, in America and Europe, the rhetoric of secularism has become more extreme and shrill.
When the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby, critics complained that the Court's eminently reasonable decision was "anti-scientific." more >>
"7th Heaven" star Beverley Mitchell is pregnant with her second child and recently announced that she and husband Michael Cameron will welcome a baby boy next year.
"Yep, it's a boy! So excited that Kenzie is going to have a little BROTHER! We are thrilled and looking forward to a lifetime of adventures!" Mitchell posted to Twitter this week, along with a photograph of her family of three.
Mitchell and Cameron were married in 2008 in Italy, then announced that they were expecting their first child in 2012. They welcomed daughter, Kenzie, nine months later and have been enjoying every moment of parenthood. more >>
Concerning religious trends and surveys—especially among younger Evangelicals—continue to serve as doleful reminders that aggrieved outrage and resentful rebellion is en vogue, while faithful Christian discipleship is out of style.
It is undeniable that Evangelicals are drifting further away from the traditional Christian teachings cherished and defended by our parents and grandparents. According to a 2008 Pew Research study, Baptists have experienced the greatest net loss of childhood members within the Protestant tradition with a childhood and current religion net change of -3.7. The Catholic Church is the only other Christian tradition with a greater loss, with a net change of -7.5 in children abandoning their faith.
Numbers are important, but stories behind the data are more telling. As a Sunday school teacher, I see this young Evangelical resentment and desertion in action. Of course, the easy part of my teaching responsibilities is sharing the Gospel with middle school-aged students. The hard, heart-breaking part comes later, when I ask my students if they will make a confession of faith in Jesus Christ and their answer is, "I'm still searching." more >>