MANEADERO, Baja California, Mexico — Christians from Southern California traveled by tour buses to a suburb of Ensenada, Mexico, to join 150 local missionaries and believers recently to attend the grand opening of Puerta Hermosa (Beautiful Gate) Orphanage, a complex that serves as the home for abandoned and severely ill special needs children of Baja.
It is the incredibly heart-wrenching stories of the children who come to Puerta Hermosa, and the call for Christians to take care of "the least of these" that motivated groups such as Strong Tower Ministries based in Orange County to build the complex, and for others, including 100 people from the U.S., to be a part of the grand opening.
A couple of days before the ceremony on Saturday, Beautiful Gate Orphanage and Genesis Diez (umbrella ministry) founder Greg Amstutz told this reporter the story of two children who were the first taken in for care, resulting in the start of the Beautiful Gate Orphanage 10 years ago. more >>
The Texas grand jury responsible for investigating allegations that a Houston Planned Parenthood clinic used illegal practices to harvest aborted babies for profit and instead indicted the pro-life activists behind the undercover Planned Parenthood videos, never voted on issuing criminal charges against Planned Parenthood officials.
After the Center for Medical Progress released its undercover Planned Parenthood videos last year, which were the result of a 30-month investigation behind the aborted baby selling practices of Planned Parenthood clinics in Texas, California and Colorado, the state of Texas announced that it would investigate the abortion clinic's practices.
Despite the claim that an investigation was being conducted on the Planned Parenthood clinic by a grand jury in Harris County, it was CMP investigator and founder David Daleiden and one of his associates, Sandra Merritt, who wound up indicted with felony charges of tampering with governmental records (showing Planned Parenthood officials fake driver's licenses). more >>
It's a little bit of show and tell if you ask him about his strategy to change the minds of pro-choice Christians, but it also involves asking philosophical questions like, "What does it mean to be human?"
Dave Sterrett, Christian evangelist and founder of Disruptive Truth, an organization dedicated to proclaiming "the disruptive truths of Jesus until the whole world hears," thought about the question for just a little while when this reporter asked him: "What would you say to Christians who are pro-choice?"
He had just finished talking about his organization's new campaign launched this month called We Choose Life that he hopes will disrupt the conversation on abortion by providing a small group, one-day, training and discussion guide on the issue. more >>
A discussion on relaxing abortion bans in Latin America has been reignited as officials at the World Health Organization rang the alarm Thursday on the Zika virus "spreading explosively" across the Americas with possible links to microcephaly.
Microcephaly, a disease that causes babies to be born with abnormally small brains has hit a number of Latin American countries, The Christian Post reported Monday, where Zika, now suspected to be spread by the common mosquito, is raging.
"A causal relationship between Zika virus infection and birth malformations and neurological syndromes has not yet been established, but is strongly suspected," World Health Organization chief Dr. Margaret Chan said at a press conference where she said the level of alarm over the virus has become "extremely high." more >>
Thousands of supporters have signed onto petitions calling for criminal charges against David Daleiden, the pro-life activist behind last year's undercover Planned Parenthood videos, and one of his associates to be dropped.
On Monday, a grand jury in Harris County, Texas, which was investigating whether a Houston Planned Parenthood clinic violated laws by selling organs of aborted babies for profit, cleared the abortion provider of any wrongdoing and indicted Daleiden, the founder of the Center for Medical Progress, and his associate Sandra Merritt.
Daleiden and Merritt, who are both from California, were both indicted on the charge of tampering with a governmental record, which is a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison. more >>
A pro-life activist who was indicted by a Texas grand jury for his undercover video operation against Planned Parenthood Federation of America released a statement denying any wrongdoing.
David Daleiden, the 27-year-old head of the pro-life group Center for Medical Progress, was indicted Monday along with another activist by a Harris County grand jury.
In a statement released on the CMP website on Monday, Daleiden said that the methods used by himself and his peers against Planned Parenthood were legal. more >>