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 >>
A traditional marriage group urged the residents of Alabama to oppose the legalization of gay marriage in that state following a ruling from a federal judge.
Last month U.S. District Judge Callie V. S. Granade ruled the state's ban on gay marriage, passed with over 80 percent of the vote in 2006, unconstitutional.
The National Organization for Marriage denounced Alabama's issuing of marriage licenses to gay couples on Monday. more >>
Christian surfer Bethany Hamilton and husband Adam Dirks announced on Monday that they are expecting their first child.
The two decided to go surfing to make the announcement, with a video posted on Facebook. In it, the couple paddles out to catch a wave and Dirks lovingly holds his arm around Hamilton's waist. Then the two address the camera and say, "So we have a little surprise for you … Baby on board!" They then finish surfing and Hamilton states that she is 22 weeks along, "which is about halfway there."
"It's been a pretty crazy last four months finding out that we're going to be new parents," Hamilton says. "Life's kind of going to be changing and kind of just started to prep for bringing a new little being into the world. It's really exciting. I've been surfing throughout my whole pregnancy. I plan to surf as long as I can. Once the belly's pretty big maybe just like mellow it out and spend more time swimming and just enjoying the ocean and doing other activities." more >>
Bobbi Kristina Brown has been on life support since Jan. 31, after she was found unconscious in her bath tub; now, her family has decided to have a public prayer vigil to ask for a miracle in Bobbi's life.
"There has been no change," a Brown family member told People. "We are hoping that God will see fit to perform a miracle in her, so that He will get the glory."
Doctors have reportedly said that they do not believe there is more they can do for the 21-year-old, but her family refuses to believe and has stayed by her bedside, singing songs and offering up prayers. Now, though, the family has asked the public to join them in praying for a miraculous recovery for Bobbi. The event will be held at The Amphitheatre at Riverdale Town Center in Riverdale, Georgia. The candlelight vigil, put on by Bobbi's family, is open to the public as a show of support. Bobbi's cousin, Jerod, has taken to Facebook to post the flyer online. more >>