A major Ohio city is mulling an amendment to its city ordinance that critics say will allow transgendered men to use women's restrooms.
Cleveland City Council held a meeting Wednesday wherein a committee heard arguments for and against an ordinance prohibiting businesses from barring transgender people access to restrooms or facilities that correspond with their gender identity.
Kirk Cameron recorded a special message for women and mothers as the holiday season approaches, encouraging them to protect their joy at all costs; he released the video on Wednesday.
"Calling all moms, wives, and keepers of your home, I made this video for you, to remind you of how irreplaceable you are to your family this Christmas," Cameron said in the video posted to his social media. "If you are a mom, if you are a wife, if you're the keeper of your home, I want you to know that your joy is so important this Christmas."
Cameron has a new film, "Saving Christmas," that will hit select theaters on Friday for two weeks only. The film is the former "Growing Pains" star's attempt to explain Christmas traditions and infuse religion into a holiday he sees as becoming increasingly secular. Cameron is a passionate evangelical Christian who often uses media as a means to express his views on marriage, love, Christianity, and now, Christmas. more >>
A Mennonite pastor and missionary had his ministerial credentials pulled by the church after he officiated the wedding of his son to another man in Lancaster, Pennsylvania this past spring.
Chester Wenger, 96, was a longtime pastor and missionary who oversaw his son Phil's marriage to his partner Steve Dinnocenti in June. In September, the Mennonite Church revoked his credentials in accordance with church guidelines forbidding such a ceremony to be performed by pastors.
"I am profoundly reluctant to write this letter because I know there are those it will wound deeply," the retired minister recently wrote in an online opinion to The Mennonite. "But I have also come to the conviction that I can no longer hide the light the Lord has lit within me, under a bushel. I want to share with you what the Lord has been telling me and my dear life companion." more >>
Ruby Graupera-Cassimiro was clinically dead for 45 minutes after giving birth in September and has now spoken about her experience, telling the public on Monday that she saw spiritual beings waiting for her.
"I was dead," the mother of two told ABC News. "My husband tells me, 'You were gray. You were cold as ice, and you were dead. You had no color in your lips."
Graupera-Cassimiro underwent a cesarean section at Boca Raton Regional Hospital in Florida and doctors believe that amniotic fluid entered her bloodstream, stopping her heart. Doctors worked on her, administering CPR and trying to wake their patient for three hours, but nothing worked. Just as they prepared to call her time of death, she spontaneously began breathing on her own. more >>
The Kellogg's cereal company is experiencing a backlash from Christian consumers who claim they'll no longer buy the company's products after it helped sponsor the Atlanta gay pride march in mid-October by using the beloved Frosted Flakes mascot, Tony the Tiger, in a pro-LGBT advertisement in the event's pride guide.
"Wear your stripes with pride," the Kellogg's ad states, highlighting the word "pride" in large-font rainbow-colored letters, while Tony the Tiger stands to the right with his arms crossed and a familiar smile on his face.
The American Family Association, a traditional Christian values activist group, posted a picture of the Tony the Tiger advertisement to its Facebook page last Friday and since then, the post has received over 800 comments. Many of the comments were highly critical of the company for using a cartoon character to promote homosexuality, while a number of other commenters stated that Kellogg's has no place, as a food manufacturer, to weigh in on sexual preference. more >>
Michelle Duggar, mother of new bride Jill, who is expecting her first child with husband Derick Dillard, has opened up on Monday to brag about her daughter's marriage.
"It's just so sweet to watch these guys and girls that are really in love," Michelle wrote on the family blog about Jill and Derick. "Love is in the air and it's good for all of us to be around that, even if the little siblings have to go, 'Oh no, they're kissing again, oh my!'"
Jill and Derick waited until they exchanged vows to share their first kiss and did not even hold hands until they were engaged. It was a personal choice for the couple, who firmly believed in firm abstinence from physical intimacy until they were truly committed to one another. Now they are expecting their first son together. more >>