A California congressman who authored his state's first in the nation ban on gay conversion therapy for minors has taken is fight to the federal level.
Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu, representative of California's 33rd District, introduced the Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act on Tuesday to the U.S. House.
A United Methodist body approved proposed legislation that would, among other things, allow clergy to perform gay marriage ceremonies and local conferences to ordain non-celibate homosexuals.
The Connectional Table voted 26 to 10 in favor of proposed legislation that would allow clergy to perform gay weddings without concern of facing church discipline or to be "openly self-avowed practicing homosexuals."
While the proposal was passed by the Connectional Table, the General Conference, the denomination's top lawmaking assembly, will determine if it becomes official policy when it meets next year in Oregon. more >>
Wendy Raquel Robinson is well known for portraying strong women on television shows like the hard-hitting fictional character Latasha "Tasha" Mack on the BET series "The Game," but now that the series is ending the actress is combining her faith and gifts to solidify her legacy.
Robinson, 47, has spent nine seasons on "The Game" and six seasons on the television series "The Steve Harvey Show." While she has provided laughs and entertainment to countless viewers, Robinson's behind the scenes work with her nonprofit school, the Amazing Grace Conservatory, has helped mold young minds.
The nonprofit school recently created a contemporary "Sister Act Too" production, where young people between the ages of 8 and 18 performed original songs, dances and spoken word. more >>
Social conservative organizations are now raising red flags after it was recently revealed that the Girl Scouts of America are allowing boys who identify as girls to join its troops.
In a blogpost published last Thursday on the Girl Scouts of America webpage, the organization's "Chief Girl Expert," Andrea Bastiani Archibald, wrote of how the Girl Scouts exists to serve "all girls," no matter what they look like or their biological gender.
"The foundation of diversity that Juliette Gordon Low established runs throughout Girl Scouting to this day," Archibald wrote. "Our mission to build 'girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place' extends to to all members, and through our program, girls develop the necessary leadership skills to advance diversity and promote tolerance." more >>
After several miscarriages and a tenuous pregnancy, "Bringing Up Bates" stars Erin (Bates) and Chad Paine welcomed son Charles Stephen Paine IV on Thursday, May 14.
The baby boy, nicknamed "Carson," defied all odds and was born happy and healthy. Erin's pregnancy was threatened by a blood-clotting condition, which doctors heavily monitored after it caused several miscarriages.
Doctors thought that this pregnancy would likely lead to complications for the baby, should he make it to full term and be delivered safely. However, Carson beat those odds and was born without any problems and weighed a healthy 6 pounds and was 19 inches long. more >>
An escaped Yazidi teen recently revealed that while she was held by the Islamic State terrorist group, she was sold as a sex slave to a well-known Australian ISIS executioner for the equivalent of $34, reports indicate.
In witness testimony given to Iraqi lawyers, a 19-year-old Yazidi girl, who has been given the pseudonym "Kaleela," said she was in the midst of fleeing from her northern Iraqi village last August when she was taken hostage, like many other girls were, by ISIS.
She recalled being initially kept by the militants inside a three-story home in the group's Iraqi stronghold of Mosul before she was drugged and shipped off to Syria, where she was sold in ISIS' sex slave market. more >>