Arkansas pastor Ronnie Floyd, who also serves as president of the Southern Baptist Convention, the world's largest Baptist denomination, called Bruce Jenner's recent transition into a woman named Caitlyn "sad" during a fiery sermon at the five-branch Pinnacle Cross Church on Sunday.
Floyd, who has been senior pastor of Pinnacle Cross Church since 1986 and has close ties to the famed Duggar family, delivered a scathing sermon in which he denounced Jenner's transgender move. He said "gender is not fluid" and reiterated that God does not make mistakes.
"Bruce Jenner, whom some of you have read about ... at 65 years of age he came out recently that he was transgender. … He states 'for all intensive purposes I am a woman.' That is sad," Floyd told his congregation on the eve of Jenner's big reveal. more >>
A father-daughter duo of abortion providers have filed a lawsuit against Kansas over the state recently passing a law that bans abortions in which a human fetus is dismembered.
Doctors Herb Hodes and Traci Nauser of the Overland Park Center for Women's Health filed suit against the state on Monday in district court, arguing that the right to dismember an unborn baby is necessary because without that right they would rely upon procedures that are more complex and risky for the mother.
A North Carolina pastor whose two baby sons died in a car accident on May 23 told mourners at their funeral that he and his wife have forgiven the driver of the truck that rear-ended the family's car near Wilmington.
As previously reported by The Christian Post, pastor Gentry Eddings of Forest Hill Church in Charlotte, his 8-months-pregnant wife, Hadley, and their 2-year-old son, Dobbs, were travelling on their way home in two separate cars when a box truck struck the car carrying Hadley and Dobbs.
Dobbs died in the accident, while Hadley was rushed to a nearby hospital where an emergency C-section was performed in hopes of saving Eddings' unborn child. The newborn baby, who they named Reed, survived only two days before Forest Hill Church announced last Monday that he had died. more >>
Stars of Oxygen's "Preachers of L.A." reality series recently blasted TLC for exploiting then abandoning the Duggar family who star in the network's "19 Kids and Counting" reality series amid the molestation scandal that has rocked the family in recent weeks.
The Duggar family rose to fame on TLC's "19 Kids and Counting," but on Tuesday, the future for the embattled Christian family's television series remains in limbo after allegations arose that the eldest Duggar son, Josh, molested five girls when he was 14.
Discussing the resulting firestorm of criticism against the conservative Christian family, pastors Deitrick Haddon, Jay Haizlip and Wayne Chaney from "Preachers of L.A." appeared on Extra TV where they said TLC should have supported the family. more >>
WASHINGTON — The wife of American pastor Saeed Abedini, who has been imprisoned in Iran for nearly three years because he held a Bible study, told Congress on Tuesday that despite being separated from both her husband and her children, Jesus has not abandoned her torn-apart family.
Speaking at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Americans currently imprisoned in Iran, Naghmeh Abedini explained that since her husband was detained in 2012 and sentenced to eight years in Iranian prison in 2013, she has needed to leave their two elementary-aged children at home while she has travelled across the globe to push for her husband's release.
"Most mornings like today, I wake up in a new hotel in a new city or country and am reminded of my new reality — a reality that includes lonely airports and empty hotel rooms," Abedini explained in her testimony. "This pain of this journey without my husband has only increased as I have had to frequently leave my children to advocate for my husband's release. The reality is, we are a family torn apart. more >>
Illinois may soon become the latest state to pass legislation banning the practice of sexual orientation change efforts therapy for LGBT youth.
Last week the state legislature passed House Bill 217, sending it to the desk of Governor Bruce Rauner, who has not indicated whether or not he will sign it into law.
Samantha Ames of the National Center for Lesbian Rights said in a statement last Friday that she and her organization were proud of the legislature's action. more >>