The surrogate paid by TV personality Sherri Shepherd and her estranged husband Lamar Sally to carry their baby wants her story to act as a warning to others.
Jessica Bartholomew, a 23-year-old waitress, recently spoke out against Shepherd, 47, in an interview with Sally, 43. The single mom was reportedly paid $30,000 by the estranged couple to be their gestational surrogate and conceive a baby using Sally's sperm but not Shepherd's egg, but when she was six months pregnant the pair split and, subsequently, the former "The View" cohost changed her mind about the baby.
"I don't want this to happen again to any other woman because what happened gives surrogacy a bad name and it's not a bad thing," Bartholomew told Inside Edition. "We give families gift of life. I can't wait for it to all be over." more >>
Tyler Perry has revealed that he has finally found peace, while thanking God in the process.
Perry, the 45-year-old Christian film mogul and playwright, welcomed his first son into the world with girlfriend Gelila Bekele last Nov. Now, it seems Perry is finding incredible joy in his son Aman.
He took to his Facebook to share a personal account of his emotions, while glorifying God. more >>
Bobbi Kristina Brown is reportedly showing signs of improvement after being placed in a medically-induced coma on Saturday.
Brown, 21, was found unconscious and face down in her bathtub on Saturday, and her husband, Nick Gordon, performed CPR on his wife until help could arrive. It's unknown how long Brown was unconscious, but doctors determined she was suffering from swelling on the brain and placed her in the coma in order to allow her body to heal.
"It's really about protecting the organs and making sure oxygen is delivered to both the brain and the heart," Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, a cardiologist and director of the Women's Heart Health of Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, told ET. more >>
Matt Chandler, lead pastor of The Village Church in Texas, recently preached against abortion from the pulpit, doing what many U.S. pastors apparently avoid like the plague, according to a survey's findings and the observation of some Christian leaders.
Chandler, married father of three, president of the church-planting Acts 29 Network, and co-author of such books as The Explicit Gospel and the upcoming The Mingling of Souls, took on the subject of abortion late last month as part of an on-going sermon series.
It was just in December when Chandler shared a stage with respected theologian and former pastor John Piper, who stated his belief that "there are cowards in the pulpit who won't touch the subject of abortion with a 10-foot pole." more >>
In the summer of 2009, thousands of Iranians took to the streets to protest what was almost certainly a rigged presidential election. The protests were quickly dubbed the "Twitter Revolution," because protestors were able to use the well-known social network to communicate with one another and with the world. TIME magazine said of Twitter at the time:
"What began as a toy for online flirtation is suddenly being put to much more serious uses. After the  election in Iran, cries of protest from supporters of opposition candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi arose in all possible media, but the loudest cries were heard in a medium that didn't even exist the last time Iran had an election."
Eighteen months after the start of the Iranian uprising, millions of Egyptian protestors—many of who communicated with one another through Facebook and other social media platforms—flooded Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo to demand the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. After 18 days of protests, Mubarak abdicated, Egypt's constitution was suspended and its parliament disbanded. more >>
People are incapable of weighing decisions based values and morality when they're watching porn because that part of the brain is turned off, according to Dr. David Greenfield, a psychologist and director of the Center for Internet and Technology Addiction at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.
"When you're in a sexual arousal process where you're looking at pornography, you're activating limbic parts of the brain," he told VICE. "By doing so, the connection to prefrontal cortex — where decisions are weighed by values and morality — is cut off."
The Christian Post spoke to Greenfield who elaborated more on this point. more >>