A Baltimore pastor is helping city leaders find qualified candidates within his congregation to fill 1,700 jobs available at a casino, despite the possible implications that can arise from Christians working in the gambling industry.
Pastor Alvin C. Hathaway of Union Baptist Church says helping his members have access to employment has been one of his ministry's top priorities, since the average income for a family of four is $13,000 in the Upton neighborhood where his church is located.
"You can be in something but not be of it," said Hathaway to The Christian Post. "People of faith could work in that industry and not be tainted or polluted. There is a moral issue associated with gambling but there is also a social need within Baltimore." more >>
An article published earlier this month claims it's scientifically proven that single people live better, healthier lives. Some relationship experts, however, believe that marriage brings greater benefits, but emphasize that contentment in life, regardless of relationship status, is what's most important.
"Marrieds and singles live with a greener grass mentality – 'I would be happy if I were married, I would be happy if I were single,'" biblical counselor June Hunt, founder and CEO of Hope for the Heart ministries, told The Christian Post on Friday.
Hunt, who believes that relationship status is less important than being content and serving God, emphasized that people need to "focus on becoming the right person, rather than looking for the right person." more >>
A Maryland-based order of nuns has sent a formal appeal before a federal court in order to be exempted from having to provide contraceptive services to its employees.
The Little Sisters of the Poor filed their appeal Monday before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, requesting an exemption from the Department of Health and Human Services' "preventive services mandate."
The Little Sisters are being represented by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which is handling several legal challenges nationwide to the HHS mandate. more >>
An Illinois-based appeals court has ruled that a Catholic academic institute must provide healthcare insurance for both students and employees that cover contraceptives.
A panel of the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago ruled Friday that the University of Notre Dame must provide contraceptives despite the Catholic school's objections to said products.
In a two-to-one decision, the judges upheld the ruling of a U.S. District Court judge against Notre Dame, arguing in the majority opinion that Notre Dame "has not yet shown that there is a substantial burden" in complying with the birth control mandate. more >>
Hey, gals, want to avoid being raped? Put away that Lady Smith 38. No need for pepper spray. Self-defense classes? Not necessary. The solution is simple. The best defense against rape is to just cast away your "deeply troubling" Christianity and become a secularist slut.
So goes the advice of one Katie McDonough, Salon.com assistant editor, fertile fount of millennial wisdom and – well – and whatever else.
In an article published at Salon Feb. 20 titled, "The right's warped 'purity' culture: 4 ways evangelical views of sex took over America," Ms. McDonough provides an unvarnished glimpse into the profligate mind of the postmodern "progressive." (Yes, you read that right. Purity is warped and biblical sexual morality has taken over America.) In what amounts to little more than an anti-Christian hit piece on Patrick Henry College – or "God's Harvard" as the evidently prone-position-prone journo pejoratively pokes – Ms. McDonough says that it's time for American women to reject all those biblically imposed "gender complementarian" norms and do away with our "toxic purity culture" once and for all. (Because, just look around. That dang ol' toxic purity is everywhere. What America really needs is more debauchery.) more >>
The Baby Bust is here and millennials are in the spotlight again. It appears that everyone is obsessed with whether or not twenty-somethings are interested in procreating, from The New York Times Motherlode to The Wall Street Journal, the topic of discussion is millennial parenting-or the lack there-of.
Take this from a twenty-something parent: the once-normal and banal move into parenting is now fraught with questions of timing, maturity, choice, and whether parenting will contribute to the elusive gain of that sought-after ideal: happiness.
Even secular sources are concerned that "happiness" has become the idol of the masses, and one of the causes of the decline in Americans' desire to have children. The Wall Street article on America's Baby Bust argues that happiness is the American equivalent of "the lodestar of a life well-lived." The article cautions that, in regards to the trend of having fewer children, "If we're going to reverse this decline, we'll need to reintroduce into American culture the notion that human flourishing ranges wider and deeper than calculations of mere happiness." more >>