We've all seen the abbreviation of LGBTQ – and sometimes I and P and more – standing for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or, questioning), intersex, and pansexual. But is it possible that the P could also stand for parrot?
Before you write me off as crazy or disrespectful, give me a moment to explain.
The editor of the Huffington Post's Gay Voices, Noah Michelson, recently wrote an article titled, "What's A Skoliosexual?," with the subtitle reading, "There's a lot more out there beyond 'hetero,' 'homo' and 'bi.'" more >>
Three California churches have filed a complaint against the state over a recently implemented health insurance provision mandating the coverage of elective abortions.
Foothill Church of Glendora, Calvary Chapel in Chino, and Shepherd of the Hills Church in Porter Ranch filed the complaint last Friday in U.S. District Court. The suit, filed against the director of the California Department of Managed Health Care, seeks injunctive relief from the abortion mandate.
"Plaintiffs believe, as a matter of religious conviction, that it would be sinful and immoral for them intentionally to pay for, participate in, facilitate, or otherwise support abortion, which they believe destroys innocent human life," reads the complaint. more >>
After Brelyn Bowman announced that a doctor had signed off on a purity certificate that proved she was a virgin before her recent wedding to gospel singer Tim Bowman Jr., the act has been met with mixed reviews.
Both Brelyn and her husband, Tim, decided to wait until they were married to have sex, and the bride took things one step further when she announced on Instagram that she presented a purity certificate to her father before moving forward with the next chapter of her life.
"I was able to present a certificate of purity to [my father] signed by my doctor that my hymen was still intact. Also the covenant he gave me when I was 13," she wrote on Instagram. "When you honor God, your life will automatically honor others! I love you daddy." more >>
"Real Housewives of Orange County" star Tamra Judge accused her former-co-star Alex Bellino of "giving Jesus a bad name" during Monday night's season 10 Bravo reunion show.
During the season finale, viewers saw Judge, who was once branded the show's villain, get baptized as part of her spiritual journey to accept Jesus as her savior. While her current co-stars applauded the move, Bellino questioned Judge's sincerity in an email that host Andy Cohen read aloud during the taping.
"... When I became a cast member five years ago, I knew that I would be judged because of my appearance and my love for Jesus, with Tamra being my biggest harasser," Bellino wrote in the email. more >>
Texas announced it will remove government funding for Planned Parenthood affiliates via the state's Medicaid program.
Governor Greg Abbott's office announced late Monday that Texas Health and Human Services Commission sent a letter to the abortion provider notifying them of the defunding.
In a statement, Gov. Abbott explained that the move to end Planned Parenthood's Medicaid participation came because of the series of undercover videos released by a California-based pro-life group. more >>
TLC stars Jill Dillard and Jessa Seewald opened up about the devastating aftermath of their brother Josh Duggar's decade-old molestation scandal in a preview of their forthcoming new series.
The sisters will return to reality TV in December when their show "Jill & Jessa: Counting On" premieres on the TLC network. A newly released teaser video shows them recalling the heartbreaking moment when Josh's past assault was made public. In May, both Jill, 24, and Jessa, 22, came forward as being among the five victims that 27-year-old Josh molested when he was 14, and they share their devastation on the upcoming episode.
"Here I am, the most joyful time of my life, newly married, baby on the way and then … We were devastated," said Jessa. "Like, we couldn't believe it. You have to wonder like how did this happen." more >>