A majority of single Christians are rejecting biblical doctrine by choosing to have sex before they are married. Sixty-one percent of self-identified Christian singles who answered a recent ChristianMingle survey said they are willing to have casual sex without being in love, while only 11 percent said they are waiting to have sex until they are married.
In an interview with The Christian Post, two Christian Millennials share their diverse stories on faith, sex and marriage, and explain why many singles are battling against the "purity culture" of their youth.
When Heather Lindsey moved to New York City in 2004 at the age of 22, the Michigan native both attended church regularly and considered herself a Christian. more >>
A bill that aimed to ban sexual orientation change therapy for minors in the Commonwealth of Virginia was defeated in committee.
House Bill 1135 was recently defeated in a House of Delegates subcommittee of the Committee on Health Welfare and Institutions.
Barring transgender boys from using the girls' bathroom is a violation of Maine's Human Rights Act, according a state Supreme Court ruling last month.
The Maine Supreme Judicial Court ruled 5-1 that banning transgender boys from using girls' bathrooms violates their rights, in a decision from a 2009 lawsuit brought by the family of Nicole Maines' and the Maine Human Rights Commission.
In Doe v. Regional School Unit 26, the court found that a public school in Orono was in the wrong when it required then fifth-grade transgender student, Nicole, to use a faculty unisex bathroom instead of the girls' bathroom because a boy, who did not identify as transgender, twice followed her into the girls' bathroom, citing that he should have the same right. more >>
Before launching a recent women's conference, Jennie Allen, who is an author, mother of four, and former pastor's wife, compared herself to Frodo and the ring.
After she had just finished a two-day marathon screening of the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, Allen said she could not help feel a little bit like the hobbit who had chosen to deliver the ring to Mordor.
"The ring wasn't his to wear. It wasn't his to own. He couldn't be seduced by the ring. He just had to get it to the place of where it's supposed to go. And that's how I've been feeling about If:Gathering—it's [about something] other than me. I just have to not mess it up," she told The Christian Post. more >>
Reacting to a report from the Guttmacher Institute that claims abortions are at an all-time low since the procedure became legal in 1973, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards says she's "proud" that the organization provides multiple forms of abortion services to its pregnant clients.
"Planned Parenthood is proud to provide abortion services for women who make the deeply personal decision to end a pregnancy, [and] we are proud to fight for a woman's right to make that decision without interference from politicians," said Richards, who once served as deputy chief of staff for House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, and is the daughter of former Democratic governor of Texas Ann Richards.
The Christian Post recently reported that the Guttmacher Institute, a research institute that supports abortion rights, will release a report in March in which it claims that the number of abortions had dropped in 2011 to its lowest point since 1973. more >>
An outdoor art installation at an all-female college in Massachusetts is drawing criticism from some members of the student body who argue the statue is unnerving and triggers "thoughts regarding sexual assault."
The statue, called "Sleepwalker," is a life-sized replica of a man sleepwalking in the snow wearing only his underwear. The statue, created using bronze and paint, is part of local sculptor Tony Matelli's exhibit, "New Gravity," currently being shown at the Davis Museum at the all-women school Wellesley College, located west of Boston.
The Davis Museum's website states that the museum intentionally chose to put "Sleepwalker" outside in order to draw students and faculty into Matelli's indoor exhibit. However, some students at the college have complained about the statue, going so far as to start a Change.org petition asking Wellesley President H. Kim Bottomly to have the statue moved indoors. more >>