The Bates family, of UPtv's hit series "Bringing Up Bates," welcomed a new member to the family on Saturday, with the birth of their second grandchild.
Alyssa (Bates) and husband John Webster welcomed their first child, daughter Allie Jane, on Saturday, April 11. The entire family was thrilled to meet Allie and bring her into the large family, where she will have 18 aunts and uncles on her mother's side alone.
"We are so excited to welcome our healthy, beautiful baby girl Allie Jane into the world," Alyssa and John said in a statement. "We are ecstatic and grateful to receive this precious gift. We know she will be showered with lots of love from her grandparents and her aunts and uncles." more >>
A leader in the field of sexual orientation change efforts therapy has denounced the therapy's negative portrayal following the Obama Administration's support for banning the practice. Obama supports the right to an abortion for minors, but would deny them therapies to help with same-sex attraction if they want it, he pointed out.
Last week, President Barack Obama came out in support of bans on conversion therapy for gay and transgender youths.
David Pruden, executive director of the Alliance for Therapeutic Choice and Scientific Integrity, provided The Christian Post with comments denouncing what he called "misleading" descriptions of conversion therapy. more >>
A new Duggar has begun the process of courtship and could not be happier with what the Lord has in store for him.
"It's been going very well," Josiah Duggar told People magazine. "I met Marjorie [Jackson] a few years ago, when I was taking Spanish lessons at her house and I was very impressed with the way she was with her siblings and her love for the Lord."
Josiah, 18, and Marjorie, 17, entered into the courtship on April 6, the same day that his sister Jill gave birth to her first son, Israel David. Courtship is taken very seriously in the Duggar family, with strict rules and the intention that the couple is preparing to marry. "She really caught my eye. That is really where I noticed her." more >>
In a recently released inspirational book designed to help people overcome personal tribulations and sorrows in life, former NFL quarterback Jeff Kemp asserts that people need to rejoice in their trials, pains, sufferings and griefs because they serve as opportunities to "run to Jesus" and "experience more of his love."
Kemp explains in his book, Facing The Blitz, which was released in March, that when life's "blitzes" hit, it is important that victims and sufferers not feel sorry for themselves. He said they should seek the comfort of God in order to change and mold them into better human beings that can then use their trying experiences to impact the lives of others.
The 55-year-old Kemp spent most of his 11-year NFL career as a backup quarterback waiting for an opportunity to prove that he could become a reliable and consistent starting quarterback at football's highest level. more >>
Jill Duggar is still recovering in the hospital after giving birth to her first child, a son named Isaiah David, on Monday.
Baby Isaiah weighed in at a hefty 9 pounds, 10 ounces, much to the delight and relief of his parents, Jill and dad, Derick Dillard. The couple had been expecting his arrival for a full nine months and two additional weeks before Isaiah was born. Jill required medical assistance to deliver her son, which was quite different than the couple's plans for a home birth assisted by Jill's mother and sisters. Yet the family is now spending plenty of time with Isaiah and Jill, who is still in the hospital.
"We are so blessed to have such a great family and such great support here at the hospital with the doctors and the nursing staff. My sisters and my mom and Derick's mom have all been in to help!" Jill told People. "Everyone is over the moon and so excited about him being born." more >>
With all the major, life critical issues taking place in America and around the globe, it is absolutely mind-boggling that President Obama has decided to declare war on so-called "conversion therapy," joining in the battle to outlaw professional counseling for minors struggling with unwanted same-sex attraction or gender identity confusion.
This is political correctness run amuck, and the president, with all his power and influence, is intruding himself where he most certainly does not belong, standing in the way of personal autonomy and individual choice, seeking to deprive young people of the very thing that might just save them from many years of suffering and pain.
By what authority does he seek to do this? more >>