You may have heard the public outcry over the parents in Toronto who have decided to keep their baby’s gender a secret.
When Kathy Witterick and David Stocker sent an e-mail to friends and family announcing the birth of their baby, Storm, they wrote: “We’ve decided not to share Storm’s sex for now -- a tribute to freedom and choice in place of limitation.”
According to Yahoo News, “only the parents, their two other children (both boys), a close friend, and the two midwives who helped deliver the now 4-month-old baby know its gender. Even the grandparents have been left in the dark.” more >>
Rumblings from his administration have some conservatives concerned that President Barack Obama may be planning to endorse same-sex marriage this week or next as a gesture honoring Gay Pride month.
The president has two big meetings with gay constituents coming up – a $1,250-a-plate "Gala with the Gay Community" in Manhattan this week and a Gay Pride reception at the White House on June 29.
Although he has already signed a proclamation this month, as Obama has done every year he has been in office, declaring June as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) month, many expect Obama to do something grand for the meetings. more >>
New York’s gay marriage battle, which could be decided as early as today, has some people wondering: Will Parent 1 Day replace Father’s or Mother’s day?
On Sunday, while Americans nationwide were busy celebrating the importance of having a father in a child’s life, same-sex marriage advocates were putting pressure on the state Senate to legally endorse the idea that a child can grow up healthy with two mothers and no father.
“It is ironic that perhaps the most intense lobbying for and against same-sex ‘marriage’ has occurred between two special days on our national calendar, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day,” observed the New Yorker’s Family Research Foundation (NYFRF) on Saturday. “Days in which the culture innately recognizes and acknowledges that each gender parent makes a unique contribution to the rearing of the children. more >>
NEWARK, N.J. – Bishop T.D. Jakes, chief pastor of The Potter's House, a 30,000-member nondenominational megachurch in Dallas, Texas, has been called the "black Billy Graham."
In addition to being a world-renowned pastor, Jakes is also a Christian author, entertainment entreprenuer, speaker and also a minister to President Barack Obama at prayer breakfasts and private services.
On June 18, Jakes was the featured speaker at the 28th annual McDonald's Gospelfest in Newark, N.J., the largest Gospel talent competition and celebration in the New York Tri-State area. more >>
Southern Baptists recently announced their rejection of the new NIV Bible at their annual convention in Phoenix, Ariz., saying they could not commend the translation and its use of gender-neutral language.
The resolution introduced by author Tim Overton of Muncie, Ind., passed by at least a 2-to-1 margin, and only received a handful of opposing votes, Baptist Press reported.
“Southern Baptists repeatedly have affirmed our commitment to the full inspiration and authority of Scripture,” the resolution states. “This translation alters the meaning of hundreds of verses, most significantly by erasing gender-specific details which appear in the original language.” more >>
The top United Nations human rights council approved a gay rights resolution Friday that called for no discrimination and violence on people regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
The resolution, proposed by South Africa, was adopted by the U.N. Human Rights Council, 23 to 19. The declaration was supported by the U.S. and other Western countries but opposed by African and Arab countries. Three countries, including China, abstained from the vote.
The controversial resolution marked the first time a U.N. body has backed the rights of gay, lesbian and transgendered people. more >>