A number of Target stores faced protests over the weekend from parents concerned about child sexual predators harming their children following the retail giant's announcement last month that its policy allows customers who are men according to their birth sex to go into women's bathrooms and dressing rooms.
One such protest took place outside a Target store in Jackson, Mississippi, 16 WAPT News reported, with protesters explaining their concerns: "A man could put on a dress and say, 'I identify as a transgender,' and they can go in there," said Keith Daltol.
Parent Johnny Brekeen added, "I'm not saying that a transgender would harm a child. What I'm saying is if men are allowed to go into the restroom, children are going to be harmed." more >>
Anne Graham Lotz, the daughter of famous evangelist Billy Graham, is set to step into the role of chairman of the National Day of Prayer Task Force, and has warned that God is "backing away" from America.
"For the past three years I have felt a compelling urgency to pray," Lotz said in a statement. "As a result my organization, AnGeL Ministries, has offered five worldwide prayer initiatives that have drawn tens of thousands into prayer. So when Shirley Dobson asked me to succeed her as the chairman of the National Day of Prayer Task Force, I was highly honored."
"I believe I'm called by God to those everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 1:1-2)," Lotz added. "I will continue to lead AnGeL Ministries as I accept this new assignment to not only get people into God's Word, but also onto their knees in serious prayer for our nation." more >>
Planned Parenthood is fighting a decision by the state of Kansas removing Medicaid compensation for the nation's largest abortion provider.
Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri filed suit against Kansas in federal court on Thursday in response to the state Department of Health and Environment terminating their participation in Medicaid.
"We will fight with all we have to protect Kansans' right to choose their health care provider," said Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri President and CEO Laura McQuade in a statement. more >>
Although actress and talk show host Candace Cameron Bure once struggled with bulimia, the eating disorder wasn't brought on by body insecurity from the pressures of Hollywood. Rather, loneliness was the culprit.
During the Eating Recovery Day panel event at the Eating Recovery Center in New York City on Wednesday, in which Bure was a panelist, the "Fuller House" star explained that her eating disorder didn't develop until after she'd temporarily left Hollywood. Bure's move to Montreal, Canada, to support her husband, Valeri Bure, created the conditions that caused her eating challenges, according to People.
"The change of having worked since I was 5 years old to now becoming a wife and soon-to-be mom, and living in a city where I didn't have family and friends around me, I kind of lost the sense of who I was," Bure said. more >>
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins warned Wednesday at the Pre-National Day of Prayer event in Washington D.C. that the time for spiritual warfare has arrived in America, and Christians must pray and follow it up with action to protect their families.
"There probably has not been a time in our nation when prayer and intercession has been more needed. We know that prayers are always needed," Perkins began his speech at the event, which gathered several conservative pastors and ministry leaders to pray and reflect on the spiritual needs of America.
"We think of prayer as a secondary effort," Perkins added. more >>
It's every parent's wish once their children begin to grow up that time would just stand still so they have a little more time with their sweet, innocent babies. Well worship artist Nichole Nordeman shares that sentiment and her new song "Slow Down" is a timely Mother's Day plea to children everywhere.
Since posting the video "Slow Down" on her Facebook page, Nordeman received more than 4.3 million views within just 72 hours. That number has since doubled and is certainly not living up to its title.
The music video features home footage of Nichole's family as well as from some of her close friends and their families. Singer Laura Story and her three children also make cameos throughout the video. more >>