After 20 years of marriage, Kirk Franklin says being unfaithful to his wife would be comparable to cheating on God, and advises men not to cheat on their children and the Kingdom of God in search of something "newer."
"Men can be dumb at times, and want what's newer, fresher, or what our other 'head' thinks is better. But to fail Tammy is to fail God. To cheat on Tammy is to cheat on the Kingdom, my children, and even you. Those who trust me to chase Christ with everything I got," Franklin said, according to BET. "I'm not perfect, but I'm still in love with Tammy."
The 46-year-old gospel music recording artist, songwriter and producer revealed that the pair met when they were young. Although Tammy came from a good family, Kirk did not and was challenged to change by his future wife. more >>
Thousands of supporters have signed onto petitions calling for criminal charges against David Daleiden, the pro-life activist behind last year's undercover Planned Parenthood videos, and one of his associates to be dropped.
On Monday, a grand jury in Harris County, Texas, which was investigating whether a Houston Planned Parenthood clinic violated laws by selling organs of aborted babies for profit, cleared the abortion provider of any wrongdoing and indicted Daleiden, the founder of the Center for Medical Progress, and his associate Sandra Merritt.
Daleiden and Merritt, who are both from California, were both indicted on the charge of tampering with a governmental record, which is a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison. more >>
A pro-life activist who was indicted by a Texas grand jury for his undercover video operation against Planned Parenthood Federation of America released a statement denying any wrongdoing.
David Daleiden, the 27-year-old head of the pro-life group Center for Medical Progress, was indicted Monday along with another activist by a Harris County grand jury.
In a statement released on the CMP website on Monday, Daleiden said that the methods used by himself and his peers against Planned Parenthood were legal. more >>
The new faith-based film "Only God Can" has received the Indie Fest Film Award of Excellence under the Christian category at its annual awards show.
The inspirational faith-based film focuses on the lives of five long-time friends who are struggling to make it through life's escalating challenges after a tragic, life-changing event threatens to break them apart. They soon discover that, through faith, only God can empower them to overcome the obstacles they face and become the people they truly hope to be.
The film was made specifically for and about Christian women and is meant to be a beacon of light that encourages viewers to exemplify Christ's love and commitment in their lives. more >>
The reason why five Romanian Pentecostal children were seized from their parents in November by Norwegian child services is because authorities used the fact that parents disciplined their children with spankings to charge them with child abuse, an activist close to the situation says.
Lawyer Peter Costea, the president of the Alliance for Romania's Families who has been in frequent communication with the family and its lawyers and has access to court records, told The Christian Post on Monday that court documents indicate that the five children of Ruth and Marius Bodnariu were taken from their parents' custody on Nov. 16, 2015, because the children told investigators that their parents spanked them as a disciplinary measure.
Costea explained that on Nov. 16, the Bodnariu's two daughters got into a fight on the bus while on the way to school and the oldest daughter was then questioned by the school's principal how they were being treated by the parents at home. more >>
Just 21 days after the death of his mother, Verlene Smith, Senior Pastor E. Dewey Smith Jr. at The House of Hope Atlanta (Greater Travelers Rest) in Decatur, Georgia, is in mourning again, this time for his sister, Edwanna Smith Stephens, who died last Friday.
"My brother passed 1/29/07. My mother left me 1/2/16. And my sister 1/22/16. I'm hurting bad, yet thankful," Smith noted in a Facebook post the day after his sister died.
On Sunday, in brief remarks to his congregation, he thanked them for supporting him through his dark time and revealed that his siblings had requested that he deliver their eulogies should he outlive them. more >>