The film "Free State of Jones," opening this Friday, gives viewers a look into the life and faith of Mississippi farmer Newt Knight, played by Matthew McConaughey, who through his role was able to openly share the faith and passion of his revolutionary character.
The epic action drama is based on Oscar-nominated writer/director Gary Ross' original screenplay that tells the extraordinary story of Newt Knight, a Southern farmer who becomes a leader that inspires a rebellion. The film explores the issues of class inequality and race relations that permeated the South during the Civil War. It also tells the story of men and women during this tenuous time who have strong faith in God and who are dealing with the moral struggle of inequality and the laws they are forced to follow.
"Free State of Jones" shows Knight rallying those who believe that "…no man ought to tell another man what he's got to live for – or what he's got to die for." He and his men fought for freedom, equality, and the ideal that "…no one can own a child of God." more >>
Four of the six men arrested last year for heckling a worship service led by Pastor Joel Osteen at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, were found not guilty.
Last June six men from a fundamentalist Christian group called the Church of Wells interrupted a worship service headed by Joel Osteen, calling him a "liar."
Four of the six men arrested, Kevin Fessler, Matthew Martinez, Randall Valdez, and Mark DeRouville, were cleared of all charges Wednesday at a trial held at Harris County Courthouse. more >>
Progressive-minded Americans were "totally sure," according to a 2010 poll, that their viewpoints would not be considered bigoted "five years from now."
The recently declassified survey found that 87 percent of liberal respondents answered that they were "totally sure" that their views will remain equality-friendly five to ten years into the future.
The remaining 13 percent responded with either "absolutely sure", "completely sure", "surer than sure", "very sure", "Pauly sure", "Jersey sure", or "are you serious, bro?" more >>
An elected school board member in Spring Grove, Pennsylvania, who publicly expressed outrage over a church's sign wishing Muslims a "blessed Ramadan" will remain in office, despite calls for his resignation.
Spring Grove Area School District board member Matt Jansen offered an apology Monday for his social media comments criticizing the pastor of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Dallastown for posting a message in front of the church that reads: "Wishing a blessed Ramadan to our Muslim neighbors."
St. Paul's UCC Pastor Christopher Rodkey told The Christian Post that, speaking for himself, if Jansen was a school board member in his district, "I would be doing everything I could as a private citizen to demand his resignation." more >>
Jerry Falwell Jr. shot back at critics of a photo of himself with Donald Trump that had a Playboy magazine cover in the background, saying they are the "same hypocrites who accused Jesus ...."
Falwell, president of Liberty University, posted the photo to his Twitter account Tuesday. The photo shows Falwell's wife, Becki, and Trump in front of a wall of magazine covers featuring Trump, including a Playboy magazine cover.
Grocery store chain Wegmans is apologizing to an ex-Muslim group after it refused to make a cake for the organization amid concerns that its message might be offensive to Muslims.
Last month, Ex-Muslims of North America requested the cake from a Fairfax, Virginia, Wegmans store but their order was denied.
In a letter addressed to CEO Daniel Wegman and President Colleen Wegman, Freedom From Religion Foundation staff attorney Andrew Seidel wrote that refusing to make the cake was "a serious civil rights violation." more >>