A California pastor who once went to church with Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, has described the celebrated Olympic athlete as once being a standout Christian who taught him a lot about Jesus Christ. He has also called on Christians not to turn their backs on the LGBT community and instead ask "what would Jesus do?"
Josh Cobia, now a musician and the pastor at Resonate Church in Santa Monica, Californnia, said he first met Bruce Jenner, 65, years ago after being approached by Life Change Community Church pastor Brad Johnson to minister at the nondenominational evangelical church. Life Change Community Church, recently renamed California Community Church and located in Agoura Hills, was co-founded by Johnson and Jenner's now ex-wife, Kris Jenner.
In a recent blog on his website, Cobia recalled once worshipping with America's most famous reality TV family (the Kardashian/Jenners) and noted Jenner as being the most committed to his faith amongst the unlikely clan. more >>
The International Olympic Committee has no plans to revoke the gold medal of Bruce Jenner despite calls from an online petition to do so following Jenner's gender identity change.
Earlier this week, an individual living in Massachusetts posted a petition on the White House's "We the People" site calling for the revocation of Jenner's 1976 gold medal.
"As we all know, Caitlyn Jenner (formerly Bruce Jenner) is an Olympic gold medalist," states the petition, which must get 100,000 signatures by July 1 to be guaranteed an official reply from the Obama administration. more >>
Bruce Jenner's transition into a woman named Caitlyn Jenner is an eternal issue that is an attack on the wisdom of God, according to popular hip-hop and spoken word artist Jackie Hill-Perry, a former lesbian that once suffered with gender identity issues.
Hill-Perry, 25, told Rapzilla that people in the LGBT community make sense of being able to change their body to match what they feel on the inside when God is not involved in the decision making. However, she believes making the decision to change what God has made is a prideful one.
"When God is involved, now it's a bigger deal. He created your body," she told Rapzilla. "He sovereignly allows you to be male or female, so for you to go against Him is an eternal issue. He created your body, so you don't have the right to say, 'I can do with it whatever I want.' That's the most prideful thing you can do because it's an attack on the wisdom of God." more >>
A man who identifies as ex-transgender has expressed "caution" regarding former Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner's decision to change his gender identity to become "Caitlyn."
Walt Heyer, author and blogger with The Federalist, stated in an interview Tuesday with CNN that while Caitlyn Jenner may feel great at present "this doesn't always last."
"The surgeons can make it look like you changed genders but the fact of the matter is it's all cosmetic surgery. There's really no actual gender change," Heyer asserted during an interview with CNN's Carol Costello. more >>
The pastor of Bruce Jenner, who debuted his new female identity known as Caitlyn on the cover of Vanity Fair on Monday, refused to publicly comment on the 1976 Olympic gold medalist's recent transition.
The Christian Post reached out to California pastor Brad Johnson of the Life Change Community Church (which was recently renamed California Community Church), in Agoura Hills on Wednesday and he said, like all members of his church, he respects Jenner's privacy.
"I don't comment on the lives of those who call California Community Church their home," Johnson told CP. more >>
Michelle Duggar has apparently claimed that her four daughter were "victimized more" by the illegally released police reports of the molestation carried out by eldest son Josh, who was a teenager at the time, than the actual molestation incidents themselves.
"They have been victimized more by what has happened in these last couple weeks. And they weren't told years ago because they honestly — they didn't even understand or know that anything had happened until after the fact when they were told about it," Duggar told Fox News' Megyn Kelly on Wednesday night in an interview that will be released in additional portions on Friday night, according to People magazine.
Josh Duggar, now 27, resigned from his position at the Family Research Council, a conservative organization based in Washington D.C., following the release of the police reports that detailed how he molested five underage girls as a teen. more >>