The Christian owners of a Texas bakery say they have received threats against their business and family after they declined to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding in mid-February.
Edie and David Delorme, the owners of Kern's Bake Shop in Longview, Texas, came under fire last week when it was reported they refused to bake a cake for the wedding of Ben Valencia and Luis Marmolejo because doing so would have conflicted with their deeply-held religious belief that same-sex marriage violates God's definition of marriage.
During his imprisonment and torture in an Iranian jail, Pastor Saeed Abedini continued to evangelize, helping to convert 10 inmates from Islam to Christianity during his first year in captivity, he said.
"Ten of the prisoners turned to Christ the first year, so the prison found out, the intelligent police found out, and they moved me to another prison where the situation was worse," Abedini told CBN Thursday.
By relocating Abedini, his captors were unknowingly helping to spread the seeds of the Gospel. "Every time they changed my prison, it was a good time to evangelize," said the pastor. more >>
After swift backlash from its conservative-leaning customer base for featuring feminist and abortion activist Gloria Steinem in its spring catalog, retailer Lands' End has issued an apology.
With a reputation for catering to the conservative man and woman, Lands' End's recent profile of Steinem, as part of its "Legend Series," was an abrupt shift from the retailer's traditional image, and a move that did not resonate with clientele.
"We understand that some of our customers were offended by the inclusion of an interview in a recent catalog with Gloria Steinem on her quest for women's equality," reads a statement issued by Lands' End and published in the Journal Sentinel on Wednesday. "We thought it was a good idea and we heard from our customers that, for different reasons, it wasn't. For that, we sincerely apologize." more >>
Bible study clubs at two schools in Ohio have been suspended following a complaint made by a Wisconsin-based atheist group.
The Columbus Dispatch reported Monday that two schools in Fairfield County have temporarily suspended their Bible clubs in response to a complaint letter sent by the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
"[FFRF] sent letters to four school districts regarding Bible studies held in eight high schools, junior high schools and middle schools before class or on lunch breaks," reported the Dispatch. more >>
After receiving complaints from parents about an email their children received for a "Bring Your Bible to School Day" event, one California district has instituted a newly approved policy on promotional materials, which might deter messages about religious events from being distributed.
Folsom Cordova Unified School District's board last week unanimously approved changes to its email announcement policy in response to students and parents who questioned why a school would be sending notices about religious events, or even atheist events, such as a flyer many received about the atheist "Freethought Day."
Daniel Thigpen, spokesperson for Folsom Cordova, told The Christian Post that while the new policy "was not a decision to deter Bible-based or atheism-based messages through our e-flyer system," he acknowledged the new policy would prevent Bring Your Bible to School Day and Freethought Day flyers from being approved. more >>
Pro-choicers can now avoid looking at the words "pro-life" on the internet thanks to a new Google Chrome extension.
In a partnership with the National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund, an unnamed proponent of legal abortion created the extension program called "Choice Language," which automatically changes any reference of the phrase "pro-life" anywhere it is found on the internet to the term "anti-choice."
The extension is only available using the Google Chrome web browser. Not only does it change the the term "pro-life" in major news headlines, it also changes the wording of direct quotations. more >>