A man dressed up as Jesus Christ attended the AIDS Walk in Los Angeles, Calif. over the weekend, standing next to protesters of the walk while holding a bundle of red balloons. Photos of the man have since gone viral on the internet, including user sharing websites such as Reddit and Facebook.
The photo shows a man dressed like Jesus, wearing a long white robe and having long, brown hair past his shoulders. The "Jesus Christ" impersonator stood on the sidewalk next to protesters who held signs that read, in part: "homo sex is sin." The impersonator carried along with him over one dozen red balloons that were reportedly meant to block the protesters from the view of those participating in the event.
The protesters reportedly attend the event every year to show their opposition to the homosexual lifestyle. As Los Angeles-based journalist Brody Brown told The Huffington Post, the event's organizers usually try to find a way to position them off of the main walk so they don't distract participants. "It was kind of amazing seeing Jesus posing with a cluster of red balloons, early on in the L.A. AIDS Walk, just after the masses turned off Santa Monica down La Cienega," Brown told The Huffington Post. more >>
Tennessee's Republican Party has sent a letter to school superintendents denouncing an earlier letter from a civil liberties group expressing opposition to prayer at high school football games.
Tennessee GOP Chairman Chris Devaney sent the letter to superintendents last week in response to an American Civil Liberties Union letter sent earlier this month.
A Texas academic institution rejected an ad and barred a raffle for a free concealed carry class at a pro-Second Amendment event organized by a nationwide conservative student group.
Texas Christian University rejected a proposed ad by Young Americans for Freedom for a pro-gun rights event, barring the flyer from being posted at facilities.
The university also did not allow a raffle to take place at the on-campus event whose winner would have received a free concealed carry class. more >>
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – America no longer has a Judeo-Christian basis and it is up to Christians to help re-establish the nation's foundation before freedom is completely lost, said prolific author and theologian Dr. Norman Geisler.
"We are losing our freedoms because we are losing our Judeo-Christian basis for the freedoms in America," Geisler said in a recent interview during the National Conference on Christian Apologetics hosted by the Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, N.C. "The founding fathers all, without exception, showed an inseparable unity between integrity and liberty, between virtue and our freedoms.
"Now that we no longer have a Judeo-Christian basis for our country we are realizing that we are losing all our freedoms along with it," he explained. "Our job is to speak to the culture and help re-establish our Judeo-Christian basis or our freedom is going to be swept away." more >>
Atheist students at the London School of Economics were forced to cover up their T-shirts depicting Jesus Christ and Mohammed earlier this month because the images were deemed offensive by the administration.
Chris Moos and Abishek Phadnis, both members of LSE's Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Student Society, wore T-shirts depicting the web comic "Jesus and Mo" during the student union's Freshers' Fair event that introduces new students to the groups that are available on campus.
According to Moos, he and Phadnis were confronted by campus officers and university staff, one of whom "started removing material from their stall," and were ordered to cover or remove their T-shirts – because officials said students had complained the T-shirts were "offensive," – or be "physically removed from the premises" for noncompliance. more >>
WASHINGTON – Three American Christians who faced discrimination and oppression for their faith shared their stories at the Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit this past Saturday, and encouraged fellow believers to stand up for religious liberty in schools, churches, the military, and the public arena.
"Jesus Christ died on the cross for my sins, and a heart does not convey the amount of love I have in my heart for Christ, and it does not outwardly express the most important aspect of my entire life," Audrey Jarvis, a college student who was asked to remove her cross necklace while working during freshman orientation at Sonoma State University, shared.
Jarvis said she wasn't taking a stand for publicity, but rather "to set a precedent." She intended to reach more than just Bible believers, she explained. "It's not just an issue of Christianity, it's anybody with any affiliation to anything." The student argued for freedom of expression on college campuses. more >>