The wife of a man seriously injured in a motorcycle accident has spoken out about God's healing power and her battle to prevent doctors from pulling the plug on her husband.
Danielle and Matt Davis of Savannah, Georgia, had been married just seven months when Matt crashed his motorcycle; doctors did not give Danielle and Matt's families much hope and nine days later asked if she wanted to turn off his life support.
"They said if it was them, they'd pull the plug," Danielle told WTOC News. "That's what they'd want their family to do. I knew that God could get us through that. I didn't think it was too big for God." more >>
Forever 21, a Christian-owned apparel company, is being sued by a transgender employee who claims she was unlawfully discriminated against by management after transitioning to a woman, then abruptly fired.
Alexia Daskalakis, 22, formerly known as Anthony, filed a lawsuit against the billion-dollar company in Brooklyn federal court on Wednesday and is seeking unspecified monetary damages.
"This is a lawsuit where our client is alleging that she was discriminated against on account of her status as being transgender," Daskalakis' lawyer, David Gottlieb of Wigdor LLP, told The Christian Post on Thursday. more >>
WASHINGTON — Evangelical churches need to focus more on preaching biblical truth in order to prepare children to defend historic Christian teachings on social issues like same-sex marriage and abortion from the "distorted" theology being propagated by the Christian left, evangelical author Chelsen Vicari said Wednesday.
At a Family Research Council discussion on her new book, Distorted: How The New Christian Left is Twisting the Gospel and Damaging Faith, Vicari explained that as more mainline Protestant denominations are starting to affirm same-sex relationships and other issues that Christ has labeled as sinful, young Evangelicals are susceptible to caving in and embracing the liberal agenda that they encounter on college campuses and in youth groups, because they don't know enough about the Scripture to defend its guiding principles.
Vicari, who's the evangelical program director at the Institute on Religion and Democracy, shared her own story about how when she was going through her undergraduate studies, her strong conservative Christian convictions were tested and ostracized by left-leaning Christian groups on campus. She eventually folded her convictions to believe that it's acceptable for Christians to be accommodating toward sinful behavior, such as homosexuality. more >>
Editors Note: This column was adapted from Fear and Faith: Finding the Peace Your Heart Craves.
Hollywood takes fat shaming to a new level when a writer shared his disapproval of actress Amy Schumer playing a lead role in an upcoming romantic comedy. The problem, besides the fact that no one should make statements about another person's size, Schumer is a size 6. She seemed to take the criticism as many actors do and tweeted an almost-naked picture of herself. As women, we don't have to feel the need to prove ourselves to others. And as Christian women, we have the tools to fight against fat shaming (or any issue related to body image)—the Word of God.
Ladies, have you had a child? Do you notice that some things have changed? That which was once firm may on Wo be a little softer; for some, there are marks that will forever remind them of the nine months of carrying life. And I don't care what anyone says: your hips never return to their original position. Even if you haven't had the joy of carrying a child, you don't have to live long to be bombarded by what the world believes is the ideal body image. There are even websites dedicated to obtaining the ideal body shape. There are facial measurements for what is considered beautiful. And then there's our own sinful craving for these often unrealistic but definitely worldly measures. If we don't hit them, we don't measure up. So we become fearful and strive for this beauty. more >>
A Christian florist and grandmother who declined to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding because of her Christian belief in traditional marriage has been fined $1,001 by a Washington court and will be held liable to pay the legal fees incurred by the gay couple, which could "devastate" her financially.
As previously reported by The Christian Post, 70-year-old Barronelle Stutzman, the owner of Arlene's Flowers in Richland, Washington, was found guilty of violating the state's non-discrimination law in February, after referring Rob Ingersoll and Curt Feed to another florist when they asked her to provide the floral arrangements for their wedding.
Although Stutzman sold flowers to Ingersoll for nearly a decade and maintained a positive relationship with him, when he asked her to provide flowers for his same-sex wedding, she felt she could not act against her Christian conviction to serve her friend. more >>
"19 Kids & Counting" star Jill Duggar is now six days past her due date but has no plans of slowing down; she and husband Derick Dillard volunteered at the Compassion Center on Saturday.
Duggar and Dillard posted a photo of themselves happily volunteering on Saturday, showing that Baby Dilly had not yet made his entrance. However, Duggar previously told People magazine that she didn't expect her little boy to arrive on time.
"I have told myself, 'First-time moms often go a week and a half over, so don't get discouraged,'" Duggar said. She noted she was "planning on the baby coming late, no big deal—if you have it in your head that way, you won't get discouraged." She also revealed that if the baby did not arrive on May 24, his due date, he would likely arrive on April 5. more >>