The head of the Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union announced her resignation over the group's support for President Barack Obama's transgender bathroom directive.
Maya Dillard Smith resigned from her position Thursday, stating that she came to the conclusion that the ACLU's support for the directive came at the expense of women's privacy rights after her daughters shared a bathroom with three transgender women.
Gospel pioneer Kirk Franklin encourages Christians to smile although they will face rejection and closed doors due to their faith.
Franklin has always aspired to expand beyond the four walls of the church and his recent album, Losing My Religion, is a reflection of that. Franklin has managed to spread his message into the mainstream music industry, but he says because he's a Christian artist, he will face rejection and will only be able to go so far.
In his latest Facebook post, Franklin shared part of the scripture found in 1 John 3:1. "See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are." Then Franklin highlights the next part, "The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know Him." more >>
Korie and Willie Robertson's oldest son, John Luke Robertson, has grown up on his family's A&E hit reality television show "Duck Dynasty," but the newly-wed, college freshman is paving his own way to success with his new book, Young and Beardless.
"Being young and beardless is more than a lack of life experience or facial hair," says Robertson, 20, in a statement to The Christian Post. "It's about learning, growing, and trying to figure out where you fit in the world. And being able to do great things has nothing to do with where you are in life, what your past is, which family you were born into, or how small your town is. It has to do with you: who you chose to be, how you choose to live, what you choose to dream, and how you choose to get there."
In Young and Beardless, John Luke shares what it's like to grow up as a Robertson and what he's learned since stepping out on his own as a man. Robertson focuses a great deal on how to build a dream for your life, how to create a plan to turn that dream into reality, and how to surround yourself with supportive people. With humor and refreshing honesty, Robertson shares his perspective on taking chances, choosing a spouse and embracing your true self. more >>
After the scandals surrounding the television personality Josh Duggar, his wife Anna Duggar is worried about what will happen to their marriage now that he has been released from rehab.
In Touch Weekly reports that Anna is scared to see her husband revert back to his infidelity. During his stay at the treatment facility, Josh was not exposed to the Internet as well as other temptations. Now that he is back, Anna is anticipating the worst, which led to her decision to ban his use of a smartphone.
According to the magazine, a source said, "He isn't allowed to have one of those. He has a little phone with a tiny screen and he can't send or receive picture messages on it." The Duggar family is said to be against the use of smartphones as it can bring bad influences to their children. Josh's father, Jim Bob, previously explained that they only use basic phones that only have call and text functions. more >>
Before her megachurch drama hit the small screen in a new series showcasing sex, drugs and deceit, Oprah Winfrey had a frank conversation with Bishop T.D. Jakes about its impact on the Church.
In Winfrey's upcoming TV series "Greenleaf," writer Craig Wright's script centers around the dysfunction within the church and family of Bishop James Greenleaf (Keith David). And before the first episode aired, the media mogul wanted to make it clear that her network's new series would not disrespect Jakes or the Church.
"I spoke to T.D. Jakes and said, 'I just want you to know I'm doing a show about a megachurch and the only resemblance to you, is that our main character is called Bishop and you're a bishop.' And he says, 'I'm happy to hear that because I've heard something's about it …,'" Winfrey said during a question and answer session with media, according to Eurweb. "I said, 'I just want you to know, from my lips to your ears, I have nothing but deep respect and regard for the church. I, Oprah Winfrey, am going to do nothing, ever, that disrespects the church." more >>
With the success of her first solo album and book, Tina Campbell is showing no signs of slowing down by revealing her next project.
The 42-year-old Mary Mary singer who released her first solo album It's Personal last year, plans to follow up with another project next fall called A Song And A Prayer.
"I'm also working on A Song and A Prayer project. I may be releasing that with a really really huge retailer but if that doesn't work out, I'll release independently," Campbell revealed in an interview with Parle magazine. "And wherever I go and whatever I do, I will make sure I have it available." more >>