If you step up to the microphone in Britain, you'd better watch what you say. Because if someone is offended, you could be headed to jail.
Like mixed martial arts or MMA, boxing isn't a subject we normally talk about on BreakPoint. But sometimes it can't be helped. Like today. But this isn't about anything that happened inside the ring; it's about something that happened outside of it.
On November 28th, Tyson Fury — yes, that really is his name — of Great Britain defeated Wladimir Klitschko to claim the heavyweight championship of the world. Fury is 6' 9" and weighs 260 pounds. more >>
Creation Museum CEO Ken Ham has argued that pastors who ignore difficult social topics like gay marriage and abortion are doing "great damage" to the spiritual growth of their congregations.
"Sadly, when pastors choose to neglect controversial issues, they do great damage to the spiritual growth of their congregates. We have generations of young people in our churches who simply believe what the world believes on social and moral issues (e.g., they are increasingly accepting gay 'marriage'), and they don't think biblically on these matters," Ham wrote on his Answers in Genesis blog.
The creationist pointed to warnings that the American Pastors Network has sounded on pastors who refuse to engage with controversial topics, arguing that such pastors mostly fear man more than God. more >>
The US Food and Drug Administration has announced the implementation of a new blood donation policy that allows gay men to donate blood.
Reversing a 30+ year policy, the FDA announced Monday that homosexual men can donate blood provided that they do so after having abstained from sex for at least one year.
"As part of today's finalized blood donor deferral guidance, the FDA is changing its recommendation that men who have sex with men (MSM) be indefinitely deferred – a policy that has been in place for approximately 30 years – to 12 months since the last sexual contact with another man," stated the FDA. more >>
Republican presidential candidate Florida Sen. Marco Rubio declared Sunday that he has been called a "bigot" for supporting the biblical definition of marriage and explained such language is often used by the left to make millions of conservatives feel "out of place in their own country."
In an interview with CBS' "Face the Nation," Rubio was questioned by moderator John Dickerson about a recent 30-second televised campaign ad that features Rubio stating that the 2016 election is about "all of us who feel out of place in our own country" and the "millions with traditional values branded 'bigots' and 'haters.'"
"I think people feel out of place in their own country for a number of reasons," Rubio stated in the interview. more >>
More than 60 percent of voters in the Catholic-majority Slovenia said "no" to legalizing same-sex marriage in a referendum held Sunday, just as Pope Francis had advised them.
The referendum took place after a gay marriage law approved by the former Communist country's left-leaning parliament in March was challenged before any same-sex couples could marry. A group called Children Are At Stake collected 40,000 signatures to challenge the bill.
Transgender activist Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner, prayed with Pastor Ed Young Sr. at a Christmas pageant at Houston's Second Baptist Church for a reality show. The pastor's son, Ed Young Jr., who leads Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas, posted their photos and tweeted about it.
Jenner attended the church of Young Sr., who opposed the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, or HERO, for the reality series "I Am Cait."
"Dad has always taught me to love everyone. Here he is praying with @Caitlyn_Jenner at tonight's service," Pastor Young Jr. tweeted Thursday, followed by another tweet the following day, "Dad and @Caitlyn_Jenner had a great conversation and prayer after last night's service! #grace" more >>