Pastor Saeed Abedini says his life is harder now than when he was being held hostage in an Iranian prison because of the media attention surrounding the troubles in his marriage and "false accusations" against him.
"I can say my life after I got released is harder than when I was in prison because of the media and all the false accusations. After my freedom, people who prayed for me for years every night couldn't rejoice for my freedom because of the things in the media," Abedini told local news station KIVI-TV ABC 6 in an interview.
He was asked to address some of the things his wife, Naghmeh, has said about him, but he responded that "what people need to know is that the things in the media about me are complete false accusations." more >>
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed a bill that if enacted would have protected individuals and businesses that opposed gay marriage from legal punishment.
Recently the Republican-dominated General Assembly passed Senate Bill 41, which sought to protect people opposed to gay marriage from being compelled to perform or serve a same-sex wedding.
Democratic Governor McAuliffe vetoed the proposed legislation Wednesday, saying in a statement that the bill was "nothing more than an attempt to stigmatize." more >>
After Grammy nominee Kehlani Parrish hinted that she attempted suicide Monday, gospel singer Erica Campbell reached out to encourage the young singer and let her know that God still has more work for her to do.
Parrish reportedly made her unsuccessful attempt to end her life after rumors hit the news that she cheated on her boyfriend, NBA player Kyrie Irving. Her alleged attempted suicide made headlines after 20-year-old "Did I" singer shared a photo of herself with an IV in her arm in a hospital bed in an Instagram post that has since been deleted. more >>
"Duck Dynasty" reality TV stars Phil and Kay Robertson, the patriarch and matriarch of the down-to-earth, fun-loving family who has won America's hearts, recently opened up to share the touching story of how Phil reluctantly came to Christ.
In a video for I Am Second, the husband and wife talked about their early, turbulent years as a teen couple trying to find their way as Phil eventually got on the straight and narrow after a run-in with the law.
During his college years Phil Robertson was a self-described "bone to be chewed." His wife, Marsha (Miss Kay), said the young couple came from very humble beginnings. more >>
Pro-life groups are denouncing Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump for saying mothers who get an abortion should be punished.
At a town hall event hosted by MSNBC, Trump stated that pregnant women seeking an abortion should have "some form of punishment" for doing so.
Family Research Council Action President Tony Perkins released a statement saying that Trump's opinions on who should be punished shows he "is ill informed in this vital issue." more >>
The head of the Presbyterian Church (USA) has called on North Carolina to repeal its law barring transgender bathroom ordinances.
"We find that the recent legislation approved in North Carolina and signed into law, which bans people from using bathrooms that don't match the sex indicated on their birth certificate, is discriminatory," argued PCUSA's Stated Clerk Gradye Parsons in a statement Tuesday, calling on North Carolina lawmakers to repeal the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act.
"The North Carolina law also prevents cities and counties from establishing ordinances extending protections covering sexual orientation and gender identity to restaurants, hotels, and stores." more >>