Theologian John Piper is weighing in on Target's controversial bathroom policy that allows customers to use restrooms and fitting rooms based on their gender identity rather than birth sex, saying he would avoid using a gender-open restroom even if it were marked for men.
In a podcast posted Monday on his website DesiringGod.org, the pastor elaborated on his position, saying he would avoid gender neutral restrooms, if he could.
"If I were there and if I had to [use a gender-open restroom], I would — just like I would stop on the highway if I had to," Piper said. "But I wouldn't if I didn't have to." The Bible scholar explained that he wouldn't use such a restroom in order to maintain a clear conscience, and to acknowledge God. more >>
The United States Supreme Court sent several challenges to the Human and Human Services Department's contraception mandate back to the lower courts, vacating the earlier rulings.
Plaintiffs, including the Little Sisters of the Poor, East Texas Baptist University, and the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Washington will have their lawsuits decided at the lower court level.
In a Per Curiam decision released Monday morning, the highest court in the land reasoned that the lower court decisions were to be vacated in light of a new possible resolution between the two parties. more >>
The massive Target boycott by over a million consumers over its decision to allow customers and employees to use the bathroom of their chosen identity rather than biological sex has reportedly reached a "boiling point," with customers deciding to bring their business elsewhere.
The Business Insider reported on data supplied by YouGov BrandIndex, measuring consumer perceptions of major brands, and revealed that while 42 percent of consumers considered shopping from Target before the boycott, that number has now fallen to 36 percent.
"Consumer perception of the brand has also dropped sharply. It's at its lowest point in two years," the report noted. more >>
With the release of Jason Fowler's new album I Fall In, the former rocker-turned-worshipper explains his journey to sobriety and the impact his relationship with God has made on his life.
Fowler's life can be heard in his music. Living a rock-n-roll lifestyle for years eventually caused him to hit rock bottom. After being kicked out of a drug dealer's house in downtown Atlanta and being homeless, he cried out to God and eventually was able to put the broken pieces of his life back together.
The following is an edited transcript of Fowler's interview with The Christian Post in which he discusses his rock star lifestyle of hopelessness and the transformation he received after attending a Christian-based addiction recovery program. more >>
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley recently made his state the fifth to ban an abortion procedure in which a human fetus is dismembered in the womb and removed piece-by-piece.
Governor Bentley signed Senate Bill 363 Thursday, having Alabama join Kansas, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and West Virginia in banning dismemberment abortions.
Alabama Citizens for Life National Director Cheryl Ciamarra praised the passage of SB 363, which was titled the "Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act." more >>
A North Carolina megachurch Pastor is counting his blessings after surviving a vicious attack.
When Matt Bentley opened the front door to his Charlotte residence on Wednesday afternoon he walked in on a burglary in progress. The intruder stabbed Bentley four times.