The largest study so far on gay parenting, published this month, shows that children do best when raised by their mom and dad. While the U.S. Supreme Court has already signaled a willingness to redefine marriage to include same-sex unions for every state, it has also demonstrated a concern for how their decision will affect children.
The study, "Emotional Problems among Children with Same-Sex Parents: Difference by Definition," was conducted by sociologist Donald Sullins and published in the February issue of the British Journal of Education, Society & Behavioural Science.
Using several different data sets, including some from the U.S. government, Sullins compiled a representative sample of 207,007 children, including 512 with same-sex parents. more >>
The creators of "VeggieTales" are thrilled to announce an all-new DVD that will be released next month, and The Christian Post was able to speak with Christian artist Jaci Velasquez, who provides one of the voices in the film.
"Noah's Ark" is the only planned DVD release of the year and is a throwback to the original features of the "VeggieTales" people know and love. The film features the voices of Wayne Brady, star of "Whose Line Is It Anyway" and "Let's Make a Deal" as well as Christian artist Jaci Velasquez. The two come together to tell the biblical story of Noah, who managed to save his family by building the ark God commanded him to.
The Christian Post spoke with Velasquez about her participation in the film and the way that Hollywood tells Christian stories to youth. more >>
This is the second in a two-part series on SOCE.
A petition calling for the nationwide ban of so-called conversion therapy, more commonly known as Sexual Orientation Change Effort therapy, has reached the desk of President Barack Obama. Leelah's Law would outlaw SOCE for minors and is named after Leelah (Josh) Alcorn, who took her life after therapy allegedly failed to relieve her of depression surrounding her sexuality.
Chris Doyle, a licensed clinical professional counselor and director with the International Healing Foundation, previously spoke with The Christian Post about SOCE and its effect on those struggling with same sex attraction. He also addressed the politics surrounding SOCE and Leelah's Law in particular. more >>
Despite rumors to the contrary, Bobbi Kristina Brown will not be taken off of life support on Wednesday, the anniversary of her mother, Whitney Houston's death three years ago; her father, Bobby, called the rumors "egregious" and false.
"We support the candlelight vigil for Bobbi Kristina," Christopher Brown, legal counsel for Bobby Brown, said in a statement yesterday. "The Brown family is amazed by the love and support from all that attended. However, the false reports that continue to appear in print and on the internet are egregious and false and will be dealt with at an appropriate time.
"In particular, the false reporting of TMZ, The National Enquirer, The Atlanta Journal Constitution and the Daily Mail (UK) citing police sources, family sources, and Bobby Brown himself, will receive my attention. The desire to be 'first' has clouded the judgment of many reporters as they forgo accuracy. This is a criminal investigation and the integrity of that process requires silence. We continue to request privacy in this matter. We thank everyone that supported the vigil for Bobbi Kristina. God is hearing our prayers," he continued. more >>
Debate has been swirling around assisted suicide and euthanasia for decades, really. Brittany Maynard was the latest lovely face to draw our attention to the issue, but it's nothing new.
The country of Belgium stands as a stark warning against the legalization of assisted suicide and euthanasia. It's a slippery slope, full of abuse, and without end. It's a slippery slope that ends up targeting the disabled, allowing physicians to end the life of depressed people, and murdering innocent children.
A public prayer vigil for Bobbi Kristina Brown was held Monday night in Georgia, and numerous people came together to pray for the 21-year-old's recovery.
"Praise the Lord everyone," Mayor Evelyn Wynn-Dixon of Riverdale told the crowd. "Forget that Bobby and Whitney are renowned artists. They are people and they hurt and bleed like us. It's hard looking at a child on a ventilator, [knowing] what to do. If you take her off, she could have lived. No one knows what to do. On behalf of the city council, we got your back with prayers with whatever you do. Whatever troubles that baby had had, whether she never got over her mama, we pray for her."
People came together at The Amphitheatre at Riverdale Town Center, which held special meaning for the family given that Bobby Brown was its first performer in 2010. The Riverdale resident's vigil was attended by members of her family as well as the public, who had been invited by the family. Her uncle Tommy offered thanks to those who came out to offer prayer. more >>