Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy, has told her family who visited her in prison that she has forgiven those who falsely accused her.
"Christmas is the celebration of God's mercy. I forgive my persecutors, those who have falsely accused me, and I await their forgiveness," her family quoted her as saying, according to the Italian newspaper La Stampa.
Bibi was sentenced in 2010 following an incident in 2009 where she was harvesting berries with a group of Muslim women who accused her of drinking from the same water bowl as them. An argument followed, and those women went to a local cleric and told him that Bibi had blasphemed against Islam. more >>
A group of pharmacists appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court in an attempt to receive religious liberty protection from a Washington state law mandating that they sell drugs that could cause an abortion.
Ralph's Thriftway, Rhonda Mesler, and Margo Thelen have argued in a writ of certiorari filed Monday that a Washington law removing conscience protections for pharmacists violates their religious freedom.
A Jewish group offering therapy for same-sex attraction will be ceasing operations in January as a result of a lawsuit filed against it in New Jersey.
Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing, also called JONAH International, sent an email to supporters on New Year's Eve announcing the closure.
"The N.J. court delivered its final judgement on Dec. 18, 2015. Under the order, JONAH must permanently cease operations, including providing referrals and operating its website and listserv," read the email. more >>
Answers in Genesis CEO and President Ken Ham has blasted recently released New York City speech guidelines that threaten to fine employers who repeatedly use the wrong pronoun when referring to transgender people.
"America has lost any semblance of biblical thinking, and this is clearly showing up in the laws and regulations that are being established. Sinful behaviors are being applauded and protected in the courts, and those who choose to disagree with sinful lifestyles are being punished for refusing to condone or accommodate these choices," Ham wrote on his Facebook page on Sunday.
"As our culture continues to reject God's Word and do what's right in its own eyes, we can only expect things like this to increase," he added, and linked to the guidelines in question by the New York City Commission on Human Rights. more >>
It used to be pretty simple.
A man marries a woman.
They have a baby together. more >>
Oh, dads. Where would we be without them? No seriously, where would we be since they are necessary for human production?
When these girls thought they had the domestic dancefloor all to themselves to do a choreographed performance of "Watch Me," dad proved otherwise.
What ensued was a ridiculously hilarious photobomb, or technically videobomb, in which the teenagers were unaware of his presence until the very end. more >>