Actress and former Church of Scientology member Leah Remini recently defended the decision of Ron Miscavige to write a tell-all book about the current head of the controversial sect.
Titled Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me and slated for release in May, the book was coauthored by Dan Koon.
In an interview with ABC News, Remini argued that Ron Miscavige "has a right to tell his story" even if it offends Scientology's leadership. more >>
Over 1 million people have signed a pledge to boycott Target after the retailer announced last week that its stores will allow customers who are men according to their birth sex to go into women's bathrooms and dressing rooms.
The American Family Association's boycott surpassed 1 million supporters Thursday evening as people continue to sign their names to the campaign agreeing to stop shopping at Target until the company's bathroom policy is reversed.
"Target's policy is exactly how sexual predators get access to their victims. And with Target publicly boasting that men can enter women's bathrooms, where do you think predators are going to go?" stated AFA. more >>
New research shows that most pastors who serve small evangelical churches face financial hardships and many are reluctant to open up about their struggles.
The National Association of Evangelicals released a survey on Tuesday, conducted by Grey Matter Research last July, which interviewed 4,249 pastors and found that most face severe financial troubles as they struggle with expenses and debt and don't earn enough to secure long-term financial stability.
"The vast majority of pastors do not have their own radio or TV show, robust church staff, or megachurch attendance," NAE President Leith Anderson said in a statement. "Rather, they faithfully serve in small churches and face financial challenges stemming from student debt, low salaries and medical expenses. And sadly, they often feel they have no one to turn to for help." more >>
Colorado's highest court declined to hear an appeal from a Christian baker who was found guilty of discrimination for refusing to service a same-sex wedding ceremony.
The Colorado Supreme Court decided Monday to not hear an appeal from Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop, Inc., who had been found guilty of discrimination by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission.
"Upon consideration of the Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the Colorado Court of Appeals and after review of the record, briefs, and the judgment of said Court of Appeals, IT IS ORDERED that said Petition for Writ of Certiorari shall be, and the same hereby is, DENIED," read the decision. more >>
A bill to repeal Michigan's adoption of the Common Core State Standards that was introduced last month is making its way through the legislature.
There will be a second hearing before the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday evening regarding Senate Bill 826, which seeks to repeal Common Core.
Introduced by Republican Senator Patrick Colbeck, S 826 reads that if enacted it will among other things "protect state and local control of public education." more >>
Lakewood Church's one-day Go Conference for Men was a pit stop where men could refuel, recharge and renew their inspiration in order to get back on track.
In a rare and candid chat hosted by pastor and author Phil Munsey on Friday, Lakewood Church senior pastor Joel Osteen and Life.Church senior pastor Craig Groeschel gave audience members a glimpse into more intimate aspects of their lives, opening up about managing their personal relationships, balancing church and family, and how they got where they are today.
On his relationship with his wife of 29 years, Victoria, Osteen shared that she has helped him become the man he is today, saying, "I wouldn't be who I am were it not for Victoria." He explained that 10 years before the death of his father, the late Rev. John Osteen, Victoria began telling him that he would one day preach. Osteen said that after his father passed, he felt empowered to preach because Victoria had been telling him for so long that he could do it. "We're better together," he told the gathering of men. more >>