When Jimmy Hester evaluates the effectiveness of True Love Waits, an abstinence-based movement he is co-founder of, the Southern Baptist leader questions where society might be without it.
"What would have happened if this had not happened? What kind of impact might our culture have had on students if there had not been a sexual abstinence movement in '93, '94?" Hester asked, in an interview with The Christian Post.
For Hester, who expresses cynicism about using statistics to measure the outcome of his work ("you can shape them however you like"), anecdotes such as Christian singles telling him they still carry their abstinence pledge cards or testimonies from young adults who tell him that his work impacted their lives, provide more than sufficient evidence that his work was worthwhile. more >>
Televangelist and host of the 700 Club Pat Robertson has advised viewers of his program to keep quiet over any sexual relations they might have had with transsexuals.
Robertson explained his advice on a Monday edition of "The 700 Club" in response to a question fielded by an anonymous writer regarding his former relationship with a transsexual as part of the "Bring it on" segment.
"Before I met my wife, I fell in love with a beautiful woman and had a relationship for six months. We broke up after she told me she was transsexual," queried the individual identified as "Brandon." more >>
Planned Parenthood President and CEO Cecile Richards sent out message to her social media followers earlier this week suggesting services that women might need for Valentine's Day. On Richards' list, "What Women Need for Valentine's Day," is "safe and legal abortion."
"While it's sickening to promote the killing of preborn children on a day set aside to celebrate love, it shouldn't surprise us that on Valentine's Day, Planned Parenthood hearts abortion," said Lila Rose, president of pro-life group Live Action, in a statement shared with The Christian Post on Friday.
"Having infamously earned the title of America's largest abortion corporation, killing over 327,000 children a year, they will stoop to any low to push a vicious ideology and make a buck," Rose added. more >>
Evidence suggests that Christians are increasingly tolerant of casual sex, but what does the dating scene look like for those who are choosing not to engage in premarital sex?
A ChristianMingle poll released last month suggests that Christians are increasingly open to having sex outside of marriage. Sixty-one percent of the 716 Christians surveyed said they would be willing to have sex without any strings attached. Only 11 percent indicated they would be willing to wait until marriage. more >>
Social media giant Facebook expanded its basic male or female gender identity options for its 159 million U.S. users Thursday to include a raft of approximately 50 other terms including transsexual, androgynous and intersex.
Along with an official launch of the change, the company celebrated its decision in a post on its diversity page in which it explained that it collaborated with a group of leading LGBT advocacy organizations to come up with its list of new gender identities.
"When you come to Facebook to connect with the people, causes, and organizations you care about, we want you to feel comfortable being your true, authentic self. An important part of this is the expression of gender, especially when it extends beyond the definitions of just 'male' or 'female.' So today, we're proud to offer a new custom gender option to help you better express your own identity on Facebook," noted the social media giant in the post. more >>