Joe DiPietro, system president of University of Tennessee, has withdrawn a Web post that encouraged students and professors to use gender-neutral pronouns like "ze" and "zir" instead of gender specific pronouns like "she" and "her," saying it was the biggest controversy he's faced since he took office in 2011.
"The concern across the state from a really wide group of people, not just policymakers, was like nothing I've seen in my time having the privilege to serve the university," DiPietro said, according to USA Today.
"I felt the only way to move forward was to pull the website," he added. more >>
Sudanese security forces have killed, raped and burned civilians alive during two military campaigns in Darfur that left thousands of people displaced from their homes, a prominent human rights organization has claimed.
A new report by Human Rights Watch accuses Sudan's Rapid Support Forces, which are under the command of Sudan's National Intelligence and Security Services, of committing "widespread and systematic" crimes against civilians that include mass rape, torture and murder when the forces were ordered to carry out counterinsurgency campaigns in 2014 and 2015 in Darfur.
"The RSF led two counter-insurgency campaigns in the long-embattled region of Darfur in 2014 and 2015 in which its forces repeatedly attacked villages, burned and looted homes, beating, raping and executing villagers," the HRW report stated. more >>
Olympic athlete Lolo Jones has said she feels it's best, spiritually, not to remain friends with the men she's dated after they break up. Instead, she spends her time praying to God about her future husband.
"I can't be friends with a guy after we stop talking," Jones tweeted. "Rather spend time praying 4 my future husband than entertaining ones God closed the door to."
Jones, the 33-year-old track and field athlete-turned-bobsledder, has been vocal about her struggles with love for some time and previously opened up about being hurt by failed relationships. more >>
A group of pro-life activists and leaders including presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul denied that Republicans in Congress will shut down the federal government over Planned Parenthood funding.
The Capitol Hill rally, "#WomenBetrayed: The Real Stories Rally & Lobby Day," took place amid speculation that Republicans will force a government shutdown to stop Planned Parenthood from receiving federal funding.
Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, told those gathered Thursday afternoon that contrary to some reports pro-lifers did not want a government shutdown. more >>
Transgender activist, Caitlyn Jenner, recently shared her views on same-sex marriage during her first ever talk show appearance on the "Ellen DeGeneres" show and her lukewarm stance on the hot button issue surprised the host.
Jenner, formerly known as Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner, told DeGeneres, who is a fellow member of the LGBT community, that she identifies as a Republican Conservative. She said that while she once opposed same-sex marriage, her views have slowly "changed" although she still appeared to be somewhat unsure on the subject.
"I have to admit that I remember 15 years ago, 20 years ago, whenever it was the whole gay marriage issue came up at first, I was not for it," Jenner, 65, said during the season premiere which aired on Tuesday. "I thought, I'm a traditionalist. I'm older than most people in the audience. I like tradition; and it's always been between a man and a woman, and I'm thinking, I don't quite get it." more >>
ORLANDO — The organizer of the three-day Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Summit, says a major purpose of this weeks conference is to raise awareness of the importance of reframing porn addiction as a "public health crisis."
"Pornography leads to increased violence against women, sexual dysfunction among young men and lifelong addictions. The child pornography epidemic is overwhelming jails, increasing divorce rates, and the sexual templates of young children are being gravely affected due to earlier exposure," said Dawn Hawkins, vice president and executive director of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation in an interview with The Christian Post.
Hawkins, who is the organizer of the second annual summit, further emphasized that the moral and spiritual sides of the argument are still essential. more >>