Gospel singer Kierra Sheard recently remade Beyoncé Knowles' 2008 hit single "If I Were a Boy" from the perspective of a single Christian woman.
Sheard, the 28-year-old singer, "Sunday Best" judge and fashion designer, took to Instagram to admit that she has made some dating mistakes, which inspired her to remake Knowles' song.
"As a Christian single woman dating, I've been hurt and not wise on my dating journey. However, I've learned what's best for me and what I would do differently if I dated myself," Sheard wrote on Instagram. more >>
A court in Pakistan has directed jail authorities and government officials not to restrict the father and other close relatives of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy, from meeting her in jail, her lawyer said.
The Lahore High Court in Pakistan's Punjab province gave the order after the blasphemy victim's father, Soran Masih, filed a petition seeking access to his daughter and complaining that police and prison authorities blocked his entry several times since 2012, according to ucanews.com.
"Judge Muhammad Anwar ul Haq issued directives to the jail superintendent of Multan and the Home Department to let Soran Masih and his family members see Asia Bibi," Sardar Mushtaq Gill, Masih's family lawyer, was quoted as saying. more >>
Outspoken Christian actress Candace Cameron Bure was selected as one of the new co-hosts of popular daytime television show "The View," ABC announced this week. Bure will join returning co-host Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg, Michelle Collins, Raven Symone and newcomer Paula Faris.
Bure released a statement saying she was very excited about the opportunity.
"I am thrilled to be joining 'The View' as a regular co-host this fall. I am honored to be a new addition to such a strong group of bright and opinionated women, and I look forward to sharing this exciting journey with viewers new and old," she said. "Thank you everyone for your support, encouragement, prayers and enthusiasm for my time as new co-host on 'The [View].'" more >>
When I get the message that Alima wants an abortion, it feels like all the air got vacuumed out of my lungs. But I get it.
I once sat in a doctor's office and the atomic blast of my own pregnancy test ripped through me and I'm telling you, it was impossible to breathe through the shockwaves, the thermal heat.
I've sat with Alima in Iraq, in the room where she, her husband, her children slept on the floor through the winter. I'd watched her rock her sick child. I'd watched her eyes howl, heard the raw ache in her as she told me how ISIS began the blood bath genocide of her people. more >>
ERBIL, Iraq — Dozens of Yazidi sex slave survivors, including 9-year-old girls, were rescued this week by smugglers from their Islamic State captors following months of brutal rape and torture by their "owners" and other Jihadi soldiers who purchased them at an IS slave market.
"Their fighters pray to Allah before and after they systematically rape Yazidi women and children, including some as young as 9-years-old," said Hadi Pir, vice president of Yazda, a U.S.-based global Yazidi organization, to The Christian Post.
While some Christians had the option to pay jaziya (Islamic tax paid by non-Muslims) to purchase their freedom, most other minority groups such as the Yazidis, who number about 600,000 in Iraq, were specifically targeted and separated for sex slavery. more >>
A regional chapter of Planned Parenthood has filed a lawsuit against Louisiana following the state's decision to defund the abortion provider.
Filed Tuesday in district court by Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Inc., the suit aims to get an injunction stopping a state effort to cut Medicaid-related funds to the controversial women's health care provider.
"Unless enjoined, the termination of PPGC's Medicaid provider agreements will take effect on September 2, 2015, immediately disqualifying PPGC from providing basic and preventive health care services to over 5200 Louisiana women and men who depend on that care," reads the lawsuit. more >>