Michelle Duggar has apparently claimed that her four daughter were "victimized more" by the illegally released police reports of the molestation carried out by eldest son Josh, who was a teenager at the time, than the actual molestation incidents themselves.
"They have been victimized more by what has happened in these last couple weeks. And they weren't told years ago because they honestly — they didn't even understand or know that anything had happened until after the fact when they were told about it," Duggar told Fox News' Megyn Kelly on Wednesday night in an interview that will be released in additional portions on Friday night, according to People magazine.
Josh Duggar, now 27, resigned from his position at the Family Research Council, a conservative organization based in Washington D.C., following the release of the police reports that detailed how he molested five underage girls as a teen. more >>
ESPN announced this week that Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce, will receive the Arthur Ashe Courage award at the ESPYS on July 18. In what is becoming ground zero for sexual identity courage awards, the last three winners of the ESPN award identify as gay, lesbian and transgender.
"What the hell am I going to wear?" Jenner tweeted Tuesday with a link to the ESPN press release.
The Rev. Franklin Graham, the son of renowned evangelist Billy Graham and president of international relief organization Samaritan's Purse, took to Facebook this week to let his followers know that Olympic gold medalist and "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star Bruce Jenner's transformation into a woman named Caitlyn will not change who he is on the inside or improve his relationship with his children.
Graham referred to the recent Vanity Fair interview where Jenner revealed his new identity. Jenner's son, Burt, spoke to the publication about his rocky relationship with his father and his hope that his transformation to Caitlyn will improve it.
"At the end of the day there's no way I can get around it. I am ungodly thankful and I feel very fortunate to not have had my father in my life. … I learned how to open doors and shake hands and look people in the eye. Things that my dad never would taught me," said Burt to Vanity Fair. more >>
It is so sad to read the news about the latest sex scandals involving prominent Christian leaders. I pray for them, and I pray for their victims. I also pray that more Christians would not be led into temptation, but delivered from evil.
Too often we fall for Satan's mousetrap. We focus on the cheese, while ignoring the big trap ready to break the neck.
These news stories give us an opportunity to reflect on ways to avoid such scandals going forward. Moses once said that you may be sure that your sins will find you out. more >>
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.