"Duck Dynasty" star Willie Robertson told Larry King that he is "not the judge" when it comes to how people live their lives in a Dec. 15 interview.
"I'm not the judge," Willie said when King asked whether he thought being gay or lesbian was a choice. "Larry, I'm trying to figure that out right now, I really am. God's going to be the judge, so it's not my job to convince people to change their lives … if I just introduce them to Jesus, He'll do that."
In the interview, Willie also explained that he did not necessarily agree with what his father, Phil, said in an interview with GQ last year. His sentiments follow those made in March, where Willie told CNN that he believed what the Bible says and that people have to read the Bible and make up their own minds. more >>
The Saudi Arabian government has reportedly passed a law that imposes the death penalty on people caught smuggling Bibles into the majority-Muslim country.
According to the HeartCry Missionary Society, the Saudi government issued an official statement signifying that capital punishment may now be used on those who smuggle Bibles into the desert nation, where the royal family upholds a strict Wahhabi brand of Sunni Islam.
The society's report added that the death penalty, which usually comes in the form of beheadings, can also be used against people who simply distribute the Bible and all other "publications that have prejudice to any other religious belief other than Islam." This means that anyone handing out any kind of religious literature that is not of Islamic faith can legally be executed. more >>
Spelman College has suspended its prestigious program worth $20 million in the wake of the recent allegations made against Bill Cosby, while his wife has spoken out for the first time to defend her husband.
"The William and Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby Endowed Professorship was established to bring positive attention and accomplished visiting scholars to Spelman College in order to enhance our intellectual, cultural and creative life," Spelman College said in an official statement. "However, the current context prevents us from continuing to meet these objectives fully. Consequently, we will suspend the program until such time that the original goals can again be met."
Cosby and his wife gifted the school $20 million in the late 1980s, establishing the prestigious professorship. The family also gave an academic center, named for Camille. This is not the first school that Cosby has been affiliated with; earlier this month, he stepped down from the board of trustees at Temple University. He was also stripped of the honorary title of chief petty officer given to him in 2011. more >>
A church in Georgia has posted a message on its marquee sign that reads "Santa is Satan," which has stirred local and national controversy.
Born Again Independent Baptist Church posted the message at the beginning of the month in response to the cultural fascination toward Santa Clause.
Edward Carothers, pastor at Born Again Baptist, told The Christian Post that the decision to post the message on the church sign came by decision of the congregation. more >>
Cleveland Browns running back Andrew Hawkins has come under fire from police after wearing a shirt with the words "Justice for Tamir Rice and John Crawford" over his uniform on Sunday.
"It's pretty pathetic when athletes think they know the law. They should stick to what they know best on the field," Cleveland Police Patrolman's Association President Jeff Follmer told ABC News 5. "The Cleveland police protect and serve the Browns stadium and the Browns organization owes us an apology."
Hawkins' shirt drew the ire of the police; the 12-year-old was shot by Cleveland officer Timothy Loehmann on Nov. 22 and was instantly killed. His death caused a great deal of outrage after footage of the shooting, which showed that Loehmann drew his weapon and fired within seconds of pulling up to Rice. A medical examiner determined that the boy died of "a gunshot wound of the torso with injuries of major vessel, intestines and pelvis," which he labeled homicide. more >>
A county in Florida is refusing to change its invocation policy for public meetings in response to a Wisconsin-based atheist group's demand.
Denise Marie Nieman, an attorney for Palm Beach County, recently rejected the request of the Freedom From Religion Foundation to change the Board of Commissioners' policy for invocations. In a statement given to both The Christian Post and FFRF, Nieman wrote that the county's policy of having commissioners give invocations is constitutional.
"While I appreciate FFRF's position, it is not applicable to Palm Beach County's practice. The Commissioners' chosen invocation isn't a prayer in the traditional secular sense," said Nieman. more >>