Popular conservative twin brothers David and Jason Benham thanked Christians across America for their support in getting SunTrust Bank to reverse its decision to pull residential listings from their company, Benham Real Estate Group, last Friday amid a national controversy that erupted over their conservative values last week.
Benham Real Estate is a full service real estate company that specializes in selling bank owned properties. The real estate division, Benham REO Group, has about 100 offices in 35 states across the United States, according to the brothers' Facebook page.
"This has been a roller coaster ride. To say that it's fun would be an understatement, but to say that it's scary would also be an understatement," said David Benham in a YouTube video posted by the brothers on their Facebook page Saturday. more >>
Ken Ham of the Creation Museum has blasted an upcoming event at a Kentucky high school where atheists plan to hand out copies of The Young Atheist's Survival Guide.
"The reason for handing out this atheist book is to attack the Bible and the Christian faith-and the atheists really just want Bible distribution by volunteers to be stopped all together. And of course, atheists do not ultimately have any positive message to give. What can someone who says there is no God, and declares that when you die you cease to exist, really offer people except some subjective opinions for living in the here and now?" Ham wrote in a post for Answers in Genesis on Sunday.
The planned event for June 3 at Boone County High School, which is near the Creation Museum, is being organized by Tri-State Freethinkers, which is partnering with author Hemant Mehta and The Secular Student Alliance. The Freethinkers had asked for the same access to students that those passing out Gideon Bibles get. more >>
TYSONS CORNER, Va. – A Floridian pastor who gave remarks at an anti-pornography conference believes that the American Church must do more to combat pornography and its harmful effects upon the faithful.
Jay Dennis, senior pastor at First Baptist Church at the Mall in Lakeland and creator of the "One Million Men Porn Free" program, told The Christian Post on Saturday that he believes many churches are "afraid" to deal with the issue of pornography.
"I think a lot of pastors and churches are afraid that they are going to rock the boat and they're going to be criticized," said Dennis. more >>
TYSONS CORNER, Va. — A diverse gathering of groups and individuals has come to the Washington, D.C.-area to launch an effort to combat pornography.
The Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation held its first summit at the Tyson's Corner Marriot not far from the nation's capital. The multi-day event that began Friday morning and will conclude Saturday brings together researchers, scholars, and activists dedicated to combating pornography.
Dr. Sharon Cooper, a developmental and forensic pediatrician, discussed in her presentation the effects of early pornographic exposure among children and its relation to sexual abuse. more >>
The Benham Brothers, whose planned reality show was canceled because of their conservative views on homosexuality, were dropped by SunTrust Banks this week. The brothers believe it is part of a move to silence Christian views in the marketplace.
"If our faith costs us our HGTV show and our business, then so be it," Jason Benham said on Facebook Friday.
David Benham said they were "caught off-guard" when SunTrust pulled all of its listed properties with the Benham brothers and several franchisees across the U.S. more >>
Commissioners for Carroll County, Md., have been able to resume their Christian prayers at local government meetings following the recent Supreme Court ruling in Town of Greece vs. Galloway.
Carroll County commissioner Robin Bartlett Frazier was the first to deliver a prayer this Tuesday after U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles Jr. lifted his temporary injunction on sectarian prayers at local government meetings. The county had been suspended from saying sectarian prayers after being sued by local residents and the American Humanist Association, who argued the prayers favored Christianity over other religions and were therefore unconstitutional.
The recent Supreme Court ruling that sided with the town of Greece, N.Y., regarding its prayer policy caused Quarles to lift his temporary ban. Supreme Court justices ruled 5 to 4 that the upstate New York town's policy of allowing any religion to deliver a prayer meant that their policy did not violate the U.S. Constitution. more >>