The Churches of Christ-associated Pepperdine University in California has quietly given up its longtime federal Title IX religious exemption that allowed the school to maintain its biblical convictions on marriage and gender identity, it has recently been discovered.
Over the last few years, many Christian schools have requested and been granted religious exemptions to the Obama administration's interpretation that the Title IX law of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Those exemptions allow colleges to enforce campus policies that prohibit their students from engaging in things like homosexual relationships and sexual relations outside the context of marriage. more >>
Christian actress and "The View" co-host Candace Cameron Bure, who gained prominence as a teen star for her role as D.J. Tanner in the show "Full House" in the 1990s, says she never wanted to be viewed as a "teen heartthrob," but rather as "everyone's big sister."
Bure, an outspoken conservative Christian who lives her life by Christian values, took home the Teen Choice Award for favorite actress in a comedy television series on Sunday night for her role in the new Netflix reboot series "Fuller House."
In "Fuller House," Bure takes on the role of a grown and mature D.J. Tanner-Fuller, whose husband died in a firefighting accident and is now caught in a love triangle between her former high school sweetheart and her colleague. more >>
An Illinois judge will allow for a lawsuit to proceed against the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago over their decision to fire a choir director who's in a gay marriage.
The archdiocese recently filed a motion to dismiss a suit by Colin Collette, a former music director at Holy Family Catholic Community who was fired because he married a man, which is a violation of the Church's employment policy and Church doctrine.
U.S. District Court Judge Charles Kocoras, however, rejected the archdiocese's motion to dismiss and will allow the suit to go forward, according to the Chicago Tribune. more >>
The American Family Association has set up a petition that has been signed by over 45,000 people as of Thursday morning urging Hilton Worldwide to "market responsibly," after the hotel chain placed a full-page ad of two men together in bed.
AFA explained that the ad was published in the June 2016 edition of Travel and Leisure magazine, which "isn't a gay-specific magazine sent directly to homosexual's homes."
The conservative group explained that the magazine is widely distributed and can be found in many public places, such as doctors' or auto repair waiting rooms. more >>
A group of about 40 theologically conservative United Methodist Church clergy and theologians have formed an organization known as the Wesleyan Covenant Association.
The creation of the WCA was announced late last month and its first gathering is scheduled to be held in Chicago this October.
"In these times of great uncertainty about the future of the United Methodist Church, the Wesleyan Covenant Association stands together as an alliance to advance vibrant, scriptural Christianity within Methodism," stated an entry on the WCA's website. more >>
What message is the Republican party sending out to America?
Republican leaders proudly announced that they had drafted "the most conservative platform in modern history," yet Peter Thiel, an out and proud gay billionaire, who was a featured speaker on the last night of the RNC, denigrated the "fake culture wars" and made clear he did not affirm all of his party's platform. And he was warmly received by the crowd.
What are we to make of this? (Note also that Thiel spoke the same night as evangelical leader Tony Perkins, who helped craft the party's conservative platform.) more >>