As we celebrate all we have to be grateful for this week, women need to take a step back. With all the talk of a "War on Women," the constant emphasis on women's rights, and the rampant spouting off about feminism, we seem to have thrown good men under the bus.
Yes, there are horrible jerks out there; it's true. (Though it's true to a much higher degree in places where women are really oppressed – like under Sharia law, for instance.) We could go on and even wax eloquent about all the guys who fail their wives and children, all the men who shirk responsibility, and all the guys who force women to have abortions or who pay for them.
But. But, but, but. more >>
A historic number of America's youth – 2.5 million children – are homeless according to a report recently released by the National Center on Family Homelessness. These children, the report shows, are victims of a number of variables that contribute to homelessness including single motherhood, racial disparities and low household incomes.
The report, based on data compiled from the U.S. Department of Education and the Census Bureau, reveals that many of the nation's homeless children are on the verge of losing their housing, don't have a fixed residence, are living in places not designated for human beings, or are living in some kind of temporary housing. Many homeless children's circumstances are tied to problems plaguing their families.
According to the report, "Poverty rates are highest for families headed by single women, particularly if they are Black or Hispanic." more >>
Scott Stapp, born-again Christian and former frontman of the popular '90s rock band "Creed," who recently opened up about his past drug and alcohol addiction, has shot down media reports alleging that he has fallen off the wagon as lies and slander and is seeking a "good and honest" lawyer to help him clear his name.
The Grammy Award-winning 41-year-old singer revealed in a CP report a year ago when he launched his latest album, "Proof of Life," that he had found his way back to Jesus and was recovering front his drug-addled, suicidal rock star lifestyle.
Court documents recently highlighted by the Miami Herald, however, note that Stapp's wife of eight years, former beauty queen Jaclyn Stapp, has filed for divorce alleging that he was on a drug binge last month and has released text messages to support her petition. more >>
Thanksgiving faces an unprecedented amount of competition. Early signs of this appear as Halloween and Christmas are simultaneously advertised in September, making Thanksgiving seem like merely a traditional transition into the holiday season.
In addition to all of the holiday anticipation, there are actually many things that happen on Thanksgiving Day that compete with its intended purpose of giving thanks. And it seems like some of these tendencies are indicators of things that we must battle against the rest of the year: discontentment, distraction, complaining, and carelessness.
In order to learn how we might "give thanks in all circumstances" (1 Thessalonians 5:18), below are four things we can do to focus on being thankful throughout the year, but especially on Thanksgiving. more >>
Thanksgiving is a "pagan" holiday? I thought I heard it all.
As a former witch, a quick recollection of my pagan roots substantiated that Thanksgiving was not observed on the Witches Wheel of the Year. Oh sure, friends enjoyed a turkey dinner with their families like most other Americans on the last Thursday of November, but there wasn't anything magickal (associated with Wicca or Wiccan beliefs) about it.
As Christians, we've heard the arguments against Halloween, Christmas and Easter but Thanksgiving? Aren't we stretching these "forbidden" holidays a bit too far? more >>
The co-founder of America's largest LGBT political advocacy organization, Human Rights Campaign, has been arrested and charged with sexually abusing a teenage boy.
Terrence Bean, 66, was indicted last week in Oregon on two felony counts of third-degree sodomy and one count of third-degree sexual abuse after allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old boy he met online through a gay dating app last year.
Bean, who's a leading LGBT activist and also the co-founder of the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, is a major donor to the National Democratic Committee and was major financial supporter in the campaigns of President Barack Obama and other prominent Democrats. more >>