A New Orleans pastor and seminary professor who was among of the millions of people outed by hackers for having used the online adultery website Ashley Madison has committed suicide.
The body of 56-year-old John Gibson, who taught at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, was found by his wife, Christi, late last month after his name was included on a list of over 32 million other members of the Ashley Madison marital affair coordinating website that criminal web hackers revealed in August.
Christi Gibson told CNN Money that she discovered her husband's body after she arrived home from work on Aug. 24, just six days after the hackers exposed the list of people who had signed up to use the website. She explained that his body was accompanied by a suicide note. more >>
Rarely does a county clerk became the center of a national media firestorm. But Kim Davis, the clerk in Rowan County, Kentucky, has become trapped in the eye of the national media hurricane that has surrounded her decision to prohibit her office from issuing all marriage licenses due to her Christian objection to same-sex marriage.
After spending six days locked up for being in contempt of court for continuing to refuse to issue marriage licenses, Davis was released Tuesday afternoon as some of her deputy clerks had begun issuing marriage licenses. Now that Davis is back at the helm of her clerk's office, it is unclear if she will continue to violate a federal court order by once again instructing her office to refrain from issuing licenses that have her name and title on them.
Here are five surprising facts about Davis: more >>
"Duck Dynasty" newlyweds John Luke and Mary Kate Robertson recently shared what they believe to be the secret to a lasting marriage, two months after they exchanged vows in a televised wedding.
While some critics have openly questioned the couple's decision to marry at ages 19, John Luke believes that it's one's commitment to faith, and not age, that determines the success of any marriage. The pair said "I do" in a country-style wedding at the Robertson family farm in West Monroe, Louisiana, on June 27, and they recently settled into their new lives together as college students at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.
"As far as relationships and marriage goes, we've discovered that the ones that put God first in their relationship last and the ones who put themselves first don't," John Luke said, according to Richmond.com. more >>
Former Arkansas Governor and current Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee said he is willing to go to jail on behalf of Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis, who refused marriage licences to same-sex couples.
Huckabee made the offer while standing beside the recently released Davis at a Tuesday rally.
QUESTION: Today, I officially broke it off with the other man. For the past six months I was sinning and I never once felt good about it. I did contemplate leaving my husband but I just can't do it.
Being part of this group and finding MarriageHelper.com early on let me know that I wasn't alone. Reading all the material and all your posts really have saved me from making a series of monumental mistakes that would've ruined the lives of the people I love the most. I hope with all my heart and soul that everyone's significant other will feel what I feel today and know the pain they've caused.
Every time I read a post on Facebook about what a cheating spouse did, I imagined the pain my husband felt and I'm heartbroken. It's excruciating to know what I've done and how others are feeling on the other side. I have great fear for what will happen in the coming months. Healing. More pain. More regret. But I have to face my consequences. It's the price of losing sight of what's really important. I am wondering if you have suggestions on to help me get over the other man so that I can focus on healing my marriage, my husband, and myself from all the hurt I've caused. I want to stay in my marriage but I regret to say that it still hurts that I can't have the other man as well. more >>
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory was distanced himself from language in a full page ad in the Charlotte Observer that promoted attendance at an upcoming Christian event.
The September 26 event at the Charlotte Convention Center organized by The Response calls for "for a 'sacred assembly,' to turn to God with prayer and fasting."
Its web site reads: "The epic crisis facing our nation and threatening our future demands an epic response of repentance, prayer and fasting, asking God for mercy on us and on our land." more >>