Speaking on a conservative radio talk show on Monday, the father of 2016 presidential candidate Ted Cruz explained how God helped his son and the pastors of Houston fight back against Houston Mayor Annise Parker's subpoena of five pastors' sermons relating to the city's transgender bathroom ordinance.
In discussing how federal, state and local governments are continuing to infringe upon religious speech and expression related to traditional marriage, Rafael Cruz told conservative radio host Joe Miller that more pastors and clergy need to take a bold stand against governments' attempts to limit religious freedom and urged religious leaders to fight to protect their "inalienable" rights.
As an example of how effective the church can be in leading protests in the public square, Cruz mentioned how religious leaders in Houston gathered at First Baptist Church after Houston Mayor Annise Parker subpoenaed the sermons of five pastors who were at the forefront of leading the petition against the city's transgender bathroom ordinance last October. more >>
Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard are expecting their first child and have now surpassed the 39-week milestone, marking the moment with a family dinner and photos on Instagram.
"Happy 9 monthiversary @JillMDillard!!!" Dillard captioned his Instagram photo while wearing a "#newdad" T-shirt. "A LOT has happened since June 21! I am blessed beyond measure and every day is even better with you baby! You're my best friend, and I love you with all my heart! #newlyweds #newdad."
The couple also spent time with Jessa and her husband, Ben, who posted photos to his own Instagram account. more >>
Third-party reproduction technologies are unethical because they amount to baby selling and create children for the pleasure of parents, donor-conceived Alana Newman told The Christian Post in explaining her defense of Dolce & Gabbana.
Although many proponents of reproductive technologies claim that surrogate babies are "so wanted," that doesn't make it ethically right to rob children of their natural parents just so that one parent can be enjoyed with the life of a baby, Newman told CP Monday. more >>
The American Family Association, a Christian activist organization, has started a boycott against Planet Fitness gyms because of its "all-inclusive" policy that allows self-reporting transgenders to use locker and shower rooms designated for the opposite sex.
The AFA launched a movement on Tuesday calling on members of Planet Fitness, which has over 900 locations nationwide, to drop their gym memberships and email or call the CEO, Chris Rondeau, to inform him that the company's "all-inclusive" transgender locker room policy puts women and girls in danger.
Randy Sharp, AFA's director of special projects, appeared on Bryan Fischer's "Focal Point" show on American Family Radio to discuss the boycott. He said it's important that franchise owners feel the financial impact of enforcing such a "bad policy." more >>
America's largest Presbyterian denomination has approved an amendment to its constitution that officially changes their definition of marriage to include same-sex couples.
Last year Presbyterian Church (USA) approved a vote on an amendment to change their official definition of marriage from "a man and a woman" to "two people, traditionally a man and a woman."
Known as Amendment 14-F, the proposed change to PCUSA's Book of Order got the necessary number of presbytery votes on Tuesday. more >>
A woman once viciously labeled the "world's ugliest woman" debuted a powerful anti-bullying documentary at the annual South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas, over the weekend.
Lizzie Velasquez, who's an author and motivational speaker, premiered "A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story," on Saturday, which chronicles her inspiring journey from bullying victim to anti-bullying advocate. The 26 year old suffers from a rare congenital disease that prevents her from gaining weight, and although the syndrome led to her being bullied throughout her youth, she now calls it a "blessing" because she's able to help others.
"I know what it is to be bullied and what is to be bullied online, and I want to be the protector of those who think it won't get better," Velasquez said, according to The Independent UK. "Instead of just taking shelter of my tears, I chose to be happy and realize this syndrome is not a problem but a blessing that allows me to improve myself and inspire other people." more >>