Tamera Mowry-Housley is opening up about a time in her life when her faith wasn't strong.
The Christian actress and co-host of "The Real" was a guest on the new daytime talk show "The Preachers" this week where she opened up about not having a strong faith after her popular series "Sister Sister," which she starred in with her twin sister, Tia Mowry-Hardrict, ended.
For years, Fantasia Barrino's fans have been begging her to create gospel music and this week she appeased them.
The 32-year-old singer debuted her new song "I Made It" in a live performance for "Good Morning America" on Monday.
"You're the only one that never left me when everyone else just didn't care, you're the only one that really loved me. I made it. I made it through the storm," Barrino crooned during her performance before worshiping God. "I got to say thank you Lord for keeping me, for grace and mercy. I thank you, because I made it!" more >>
Nearly half of Americans now believe it's morally acceptable for people to "identify with a gender different from their bith sex," according to a LifeWay Research survey released earlier this month.
"A majority of Americans reject the view of a Creator giving them a gender that shouldn't be changed," said Scott McConnell, executive director of LifeWay Research.
"We freely change many things about ourselves — we have cosmetic surgery, we use teeth whitener, we dye our hair, we get tattoos. Many Americans view gender as one more thing on that list," he added. more >>
A Texas judge has dismissed felony charges brought against Center for Medical Progress founder David Daleiden and his associate Sandra Merritt, the pro-life activists behind last year's undercover Planned Parenthood baby body parts videos.
On Tuesday morning, District Judge Brock Thomas threw out felony charges of tampering with a government record brought against Daleiden and Merritt that stem from the fact the pair used fake drivers licenses to gain access to a Houston Planned Parenthood clinic in their quest to film Planned Parenthood officials discussing the organization's illegal reimbursement practices for aborted babies' organs, limbs and tissue.
Although the Center for Medical Progress' videos originally sparked the state of Texas to investigate the legality the abortion giant's practices, a Harris County grand jury indicted Daleiden and Merritt in January without even voting on whether to prosecute officials from the nation's largest abortion business. more >>
A new poll shows that about three-quarters of pro-choice Americans agree that abortion clinics should be held to the same safety standards as other surgical centers, showing that last month's Supreme Court decision striking down components of a pro-life Texas law is out of step with the American public.
A Marist poll released Monday morning and commissioned by the Catholic fraternal organization Knights of Columbus finds that 78 percent of all Americans and 74 percent of pro-choice Americans believe that abortion clinics should be held to the same safety standards that other outpatient surgical centers must comply with.
Meanwhile, 77 percent of African-Americans and 82 percent of Hispanics also agree that abortion facilities need to be held to those same standards. more >>
Christian Prisoner Maryam Zargaran, who has now spent over three weeks on a hunger strike in Iranian prison, has been denied a release on medical grounds by the Iranian court, despite reports of her worsening medical condition.
Mohabat News reported Monday that the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence has refused to grant Zargaran's release despite signs that she is developing multiple sclerosis. The Christian woman began her second hunger strike on July 5 in protest against the treatment she has received in prison, and reports are saying that she has become very weak, with her long-term heart condition posing an increasing health risk.
Zargaran's family were allowed to visit her in prison recently, but revealed that she refuses to receive treatment at the prison clinic because staff mistreat her there. more >>