A high school principal in Georgia returned to work on Monday after he was suspended in January for issuing Facebook posts that were critical of Muslims, the LGBT movement and the abortion giant Planned Parenthood.
Gary Davison, the principal at Lambert High School, which is about 40 miles north of Atlanta, was placed on administrative leave on Jan. 28 after school district officials scrutinized his personal opinions posted on his Facebook page.
Most of the posts in question were from the fall and summer of 2015. According to the Forsyth Herald, Davison called Islam a violent religion and warned that Georgia should not be accepting Syrian refugees. more >>
The Rev. Franklin Graham is urging the millions of evangelical Christians who skipped out on voting in 2012 to participate in the 2016 presidential elections because of the "moral onslaught" on America following the legalization of gay marriage.
Graham, an evangelical preacher who heads the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, said in an interview with WSB Radio that the gay marriage and transgender movement is a "major failure" in the U.S., and said that it will be very important for evangelical Christians to vote in the presidential elections.
"We're trying to get the Christian, the evangelical community to vote in this upcoming election. Last election, there were close to 20 to 30 million evangelical Christians that stayed home. I want people to know that their vote counts," he said of his "Decision America Tour," which is set to visit all 50 states in 2016 with a message to get evangelicals out to vote. more >>
Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump says he would consider, if elected, appointing Supreme Court judges willing to overturn the Supreme Court's decision that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, arguing the move would unite the country.
The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in the landmark Obergefell v. Hodges case last June that state-level gay marriage bans are unconstitutional, concluding that the 14th Amendment requires states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Trump, who has repeatedly said he is a proponent of traditional marriage, told "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace two Sundays ago that he wasn't happy with the way the decision was made and believes the issue of same-sex marriage should have been addressed at the state level and not by the federal government. more >>
Grammy-Award-winner-turned pastor Le'Andria Johnson admitted that she uses some unconventional methods to get people into the church.
"20 cigarettes, 20 people smoking them… they all came to church," Johnson told The Grio. "They're still coming to church. So it works. The method works."
The season three "Sunday Best" winner admitted that it will take unconventional techniques to reach people in this day and age. Besides passing out cigarettes, some of her other unique methods as seen in episode one include dressing promiscuously to minister to prostitutes and handing out condoms to those in need. more >>
Answers in Genesis CEO and President Ken Ham has posted a list of the top five most worrisome trends he sees developing in American churches, identifying liberal pastors and youths rejecting Christianity as some of his biggest concerns.
"More watering down of the Word to accommodate our culture's lies. We're consistently seeing more and more churches compromising on God's Word in order to preach what is perceived by our culture as a loving and tolerant message (e.g., supporting gay 'marriage')," he wrote Tuesday about the first trend.
"But it's really a message that's loving and tolerant of sin but contrary to the Word of God, which should be our standard for morality (2 Timothy 3:16). Over the next year and beyond, I anticipate we will see more of 2 Timothy 4:3–4 coming true as many churches become places to satisfy 'itching ears' rather than places to satisfy a thirst for truth." more >>
A gay rights activist who previously favored prosecuting an Irish bakery for refusing to make a pro-gay marriage cake has changed his mind on the matter.
Peter Tatchell, a prominent LGBT activist in the U.K., penned a column for the Guardian that was published Monday in which he took to defending the rights of Ashers Bakery in Belfest, Northern Ireland.
Tatchell stated that while he disagreed with Ashers' opposition to homosexuality, he nevertheless believed that the business had a right to refuse to make a pro-gay marriage cake. more >>