Presidential candidate Jeb Bush touted his success in defunding Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider, as governor of Florida during a forum held at a Christian university on Friday.
"Life is precious. And it is something that should be protected. As governor of the state of Florida I got to do just that. I did it with my arms wide open, I didn't do it as any secret plan," said Bush during the forum at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
"I defunded Planned Parenthood," he added, receiving applause from the largely conservative student audience present. more >>
Tykia Smith, wife of the late semi-pro football player Deante Smith, 25, allegedly aborted a pregnancy that resulted from an affair with her pastor. According to friends and family members, she then pretended she miscarried before her husband was shot dead by the pastor during a confrontation inside his church on Sunday.
The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office told The Christian Post Thursday that they are reviewing the case to see what charges, if any, will stem from Smith's death.
Emotions continue to run high among family members and friends of Smith over his death at the hands of his estranged pastor, identified as Keon Allison. more >>
United Methodist Church leadership has recently endorsed a plan to change the name of its central rule book.
Bishops of the divided denomination plan to change the name of the Book of Discipline to Things United Methodists Don't Agree On.
The only public comment that has come from Tykia Smith since her husband, semi-pro football player Deante Smith, 25, was shot dead on Sunday by his estranged pastor, with whom she was allegedly having an affair, was a single photo posted on Facebook Wednesday.
It was a photo of her and Smith posted on her profile page.
Smith's eyes are closed and his lips are firmly planted against Tykia's cheek as she smiles with half-opened eyes and her arms locked around his neck. more >>
Texas announced it will remove government funding for Planned Parenthood affiliates via the state's Medicaid program.
Governor Greg Abbott's office announced late Monday that Texas Health and Human Services Commission sent a letter to the abortion provider notifying them of the defunding.
In a statement, Gov. Abbott explained that the move to end Planned Parenthood's Medicaid participation came because of the series of undercover videos released by a California-based pro-life group. more >>
Three days before Christmas in 2014, Deante Smith, 25, a player with the semi-pro football team Michigan Lightning, openly praised God in a Facebook video because he felt the "fire" of God's Spirit and called the church a place where men "don't cheat on our women."
"I'm just trying to get higher so I'm steady climbing up on God because the more I get of him the harder it is for you to pull me down. That's the true wisdom behind it," said Smith in the video.
"That's why you got a majority of the people say if you scared, go to church. But no, the truth is if you ain't scared come to the church because that's where the real men at. That's why we don't cheat on our women. That's why we raise our kids. That's why we correct our sons. We ain't teaching them to shoot, gangbang and do stuff that had us crying," he said. more >>