A Syrian mother and widow was tortured with whips and hot coals by female members of the Islamic State terror group until she revealed the identities of the wives of fighters who took up arms against IS militants.
The Daily Mail reports that Um Abdo, 30, reluctantly gave up their names under extreme physcial torture. She was then forced to watch as her friends were murdered in a public execution at a local stadium.
Abdo, a school teacher living in a village outside of Allepo, lost her husband in 2013 when he was killed fighting against IS with the Free Syrian Army. Subsequently, Abdo was arrested by IS after it was revealed that she had connections to forces that opposed the jihadists. more >>
Gospel music mogul Yolanda Adams isn't happy that the stars of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" are being celebrated by Cosmopolitan magazine as "America's first family" in its 50th birthday issue.
"I usually don't get into the Kardashian world but I am deeply disappointed in Cosmo's November issue deeming them America's First Family," Adams wrote on Facebook. "This is regrettable and selfish."
Kris Jenner is pictured on next month's cover surrounded by her daughters Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian along with Kendall and Kylie Jenner for a cover story and a 16-page layout where they are labeled the nation's first family. more >>
Christian refugees who have managed to flee the Islamic State terror group in Syria have revealed in a testimony video that the jihadists are trafficking captured men and children to a so-called "school of death" where they carry out beheadings and sell young girls at a slave market.
"When we were in Syria they put us in a school, and it was called the school of death, they used it to behead all the men there. We all the knew that the men will be beheaded and the girls will be sold in the slave market," one girl says in a video captured by the media team of In Defense of Christians.
"There are whole families that lost all their children," adds one of the men. more >>
Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, has suggested that the Church should not seek to convert homosexuals to heterosexuality.
During a news conference held by the seminary and the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, Mohler said he was opposed to reparative therapy, which involves changing a person's sexual orientation from homosexuality to heterosexuality, dubbing it a "superficial" approach.
"The Christian Church has sinned against the LGBT community by responding to this challenge in a superficial way," said Mohler. "It's not something that is so simple as converting from homosexual to heterosexual, and from our Gospel-centered theological understanding that would not be sufficient." more >>
"Real Housewives of Orange County" star Tamra Judge got emotional while recalling her baptism ceremony, which will air as part of the show's season finale next week.
The Bravo TV star accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior in a ceremony that took place earlier this year and viewers will get to witness the special occasion on Oct. 12, ahead of the reunion show. California's Mission Viejo Christian Church Senior Pastor Mike Maiolo performed the baptism and Judge's loved ones, including her husband, Eddie, and co-stars attended the celebration.
"Do you believe that Jesus is the Christ, that He is the son of the living God, that He died on the cross and rose again for your sins?" Maiolo asks, to which Judge firmly replies "Yes." more >>
In new video clip released by David Daleiden of the pro-life group Center for Medical Progress, a Texas-based Planned Parenthood abortionist who ends pregnancies up to 24 weeks gestation, is shown joking about aborting unborn babies with both sides of the brain intact as a goal to "strive for."
In footage from the video presented during an interview with Live Action President Lila Rose on TheBlaze TV, Daleiden shows the abortionist identified as Dr. Amna Dermish laughing off the brain joke.
"If there's a request for fetal brain, they're always wanting both hemispheres," says Daleiden, posing as a an organ buyer off-camera in the video. more >>