Italian writer Costanza Miriano angered women's rights activists across Europe in 2013 when she released her best-selling book, Marry Him and Be Submissive, advising women to forsake the heresy of feminism and submit to their husbands in order to enjoy a more fulfilling life.
She is now hoping to reintroduce this concept to the modern American woman — hinged on the advice doled out by St. Paul in the book of Ephesians — in the English translation of the book published last month by TAN Books.
"You will have to learn from the advice of St. Paul and be submissive. That means, literally, as we say in Italian, sotto messo — 'placed under' so as to be the support of your family. You must be its foundations. You will sustain everyone, your husband and your children, by adapting, accepting, suggesting, and sweetly engaging," she writes. more >>
The American Family Association has started a new petition targeting the National Collegiate Athletic Association's recent decision to pull all championship events out of North Carolina over the state's law that prohibits men from using women's bathrooms and locker rooms.
AFA President Tim Wildmon wrote on Tuesday that North Carolina's HB 2 law — which requires people to use bathrooms that correspond to their birth sex rather than the gender they choose to identify — that the NCAA opposes was passed to "protect women and children from sexual predators and voyeurs."
The NCAA claims that the law is discriminatory, and wants men to be allowed to go into women's bathrooms and locker rooms if they say they identify as women, and vice versa. more >>
A survey concerning France's growing Muslim population has found that as many as one in four French Muslims support Islamic laws that would require women to wear face veils.
MailOnline reported that the study from Institut Montaigne of 1,029 people found that French Muslims hold diverse views about law and governance. Close to half, or 46 percent of those who responded to the poll, said they were "completely secular," and demonstrated their religious faith by only eating halal meat.
Another 25 percent who said they were devout and "proudly Muslim" supported a greater role for religion in the work place, but opposed practices such as polygamy and wearing the burqa. more >>
Renita Smith, a school bus driver with the Prince George's County Public Schools in Maryland, is now being hailed a hero across the country after she single-handedly saved the lives of 20 elementary school children when the bus she was driving suddenly erupted in a blaze on Monday.
"I opened my door, took off my seat belt, and I got my babies off that bus," Smith told NBC Los Angeles. According to WTVR, the fire which is still under investigation, was reported at about 4:45 p.m. Monday along the 9600 block of 51st Avenue in College Park. The children, all students at Glenarden Woods Elementary School in Prince George's County, all escaped the fire without injury.
Tony Campolo, a sociology professor at Eastern University and former conservative Christian activist, has said he no longer wants to be labeled an evangelical Christian.
Once the head of the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education, Campolo told the U.K. publication Premiere that he no longer considers himself an evangelical.
In remarks published by Premiere on Monday, Campolo said he disagrees with many perceptions commonly associated with American evangelicalism. more >>
The United States Navy will require all sailors to undergo training on the service's new transgender policies being put in place as a result of the Pentagon lifting a ban on transgender service members openly serving in June.
According to Military.com, an all-Navy message was sent out last Tuesday by Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Robert Burke. Burke's message explained the new three-pronged training approach will prepare not only senior Navy leaders but also rank-and-file sailors for when the service begins accepting transgender recruits on July 1, 2017.
"This training will emphasize policies and expectations of personal behavior," the message states. more >>