It started as "personal style challenge" for the Los Angeles-based trend-forcasting professional. Taking advantage of the warm southern California weather, Blythe Hill decided to see if she could wear a dress or skirt every day the entire month of December. She named the campaign "Dressember."
That was in 2009. In her fifth year of the campaign, taking a cue from the male-facial hair growing campaign "Movember," Hill decided to expand the movement beyond its identity as a fashion test and turn it into a way to support the Christian anti-sex trafficking organization, International Justice Mission (IJM). Those who wanted to join would commit to wearing a dress every day and setting a fundraising goal for the cause.
Hill credited her faith with playing a role in her decision to add a cause to her fashion movement. more >>
Former Vision Forum Ministries president Doug Phillips revealed on Oct. 30 that he had had an affair and would be stepping down from his leadership position in the company.
While the nonprofit shut down on Nov. 11, Phillips had confirmed that he had intended to maintain control over Vision Forum Inc., the for-proft arm of the organization that sold toys, books and DVDs espousing its "biblical patriarchy" views.
Now, it also appears that Vision Forum Inc. could be shutting down as well. more >>
For the second year in a row, feminists within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly known as the Mormon Church, have staged an event wherein women wear pants to worship service.
At the "Second Annual Wear Pants to Church Day" the Mormon women wore dress pants instead of the usual dresses.
Meant as a message to encourage gender equality within the Mormon sect, hundreds and maybe thousands made such statements during services across the United States on Sunday. more >>
A shocking video of an Argentinian feminist pro-abortion group is generating controversy on the Internet, as it reveals half-naked women sexually molesting, spitting on, spray painting and wrapping their underwear around the faces of Catholic men standing together in prayer. They are also seen burning an effigy of Pope Francis.
"The points to emphasize are the hate of radical feminists to the Catholic Church (they burnt an image of Pope Francis, for example) and how authoritarian they are, anything but democratic," Martín Patrito of pro-life group Argentinos Alerta told The Christian Post in an email on Wednesday.
The incident reportedly occurred on Nov. 24 in San Juan, Argentina, where a feminist group was attending a women's empowerment conference called National Women's Encounter. Following the event, they began protesting in favor of abortion rights in front of the city's Catholic cathedral. In the largely Catholic Latin American country, abortion is prohibited, with the exception of cases where the mother's life is in danger, or if the pregnancy is a result of rape or incest. more >>
More than 40 groups have signed on to sponsor an event geared toward combating pornography in the United States.
The National Day of Prayer Against Pornography will take place next Tuesday. The anti-pornography observance is chiefly sponsored by the group Morality in Media (MIM), which is dedicated to combating pornography usage via education and the law.
Patrick Trueman, president and CEO of MIM, told The Christian Post that his group intends to make this an annual event. more >>
Victory Outreach International, a ministry organization with churches worldwide, is committed to community outreach programs throughout several cities including Oakland, Calif. where sex workers have made parts of the city a prostitution hub.
Each week, members of the ministry's church in Oakland take to the streets to talk women into leaving the sex industry as they pray for them and offer shelter. Their focus is International Boulevard, an area known as Oakland's sex strip where oftentimes outreach members are careful not to interfere with the prostitute's pimps.
"There are very few groups who are willing to do what Victory Outreach does, approach the young girls and the pimps and the johns without a badge," said Oakland council member Noel Gallo, according to the Santa Cruz Sentinel. more >>