Georgia Governor Nathan Deal's decision to veto a religious freedom bill was a "craven capitulation," "cowardly" and discriminatory toward Christians, according to social conservatives.
The Republican Governor announced at a press conference on Monday that he planned to veto House Bill 757 after many companies and celebrities claimed the bill was anti-LGBT.
David French, an attorney and columnist, wrote in an opinion piece published by the National Review that Governor Deal's veto was a "craven capitulation" on religious liberty. more >>
"The View" host and actress Candace Cameron-Bure came out of the gate swinging in defense of the Christian values of Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Monday.
Bure took umbrage with comments by "The View" co-host Michelle Collins, who said she hoped recent allegations by the National Enquirer that Cruz has had multiple affairs during his marriage to his wife, Heidi, are true because she wants to see the senator fall.
"I, for one, hope it is true … " said Collins. "But then, more so than that, just to see and show what a hypocrite he would be — if it is true, because it's alleged. But he's such a guy [who is] about family values and he lives by this kind of crazy moral code. So I love to watch people like that fall." more >>
A Wisconsin-based Catholic university is expected to fire a professor it suspended for criticizing a teaching assistant who barred a student from speaking in class because he opposed gay marriage.
Marquette University suspended professor John McAdams with pay last Friday and plans to terminate his employment if he refuses to apologize for a blog post he wrote back in 2014 in which he criticized the faculty member for barring a student who supports traditional marriage fro speaking in her class.
In November 2014, McAdams wrote a post on his blog the "Marquette Warrior" criticizing teaching assistant Cheryl Abbate because she reportedly prevented a student from discussing his opinion on gay marriage in her "Theory of Ethics" class. more >>
Two weeks after a baby born with an awe-inspiring mess of hair became a viral sensation when a photo of her locks hit the Internet, another baby is now turning heads with hair her family says brings her "closer to Jesus."
Brandy Adams Cox of Trinity, North Carolina, told Fox 8 Sunday that her daughter, Collyns Lorelei Cox, born last December with a full head of hair, has been getting a lot of attention from strangers who sometimes ask if her baby is wearing a wig. Others, according to Cox, have said her daughter looks like Elvis.
"We just embrace the crazy," she added. "The 'higher the hair, the closer to Jesus.' We used to brush it and try and fix it and it always wound back up like this. She's all natural." more >>
Country music star Reba McEntire credits God and her Christian faith for getting her through a two-year split from her husband and subsequent divorce she says she never wanted.
"I prayed every day [for God] to help me have the strength to move one foot in front of the other to continue on with what I'm supposed to be doing and why He put me on this Earth in the first place," McEntire told CMT's Cody Alan during an interview earlier this month.
"The divorce was not my idea," she explained. "I didn't want it in any shape, form or fashion. It was really hard to make the adjustment when someone's not happy. I just want everybody to be happy in their lives because our lives are too short to be miserable. I just thought it was the best thing to take my marbles and go play somewhere else, is what Daddy used to always say." more >>
Facing corporate and Hollywood pressure, Georgia's Republican Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed a religious liberty bill that would have prevented the state government from punishing faith-based organizations, churches and pastors over their opposition to same-sex marriage.
Georgia's "Pastor Protection Act," or H.B. 757, has become quite controversial since it was passed by both legislative houses in February with a number of opponents of the measure claiming it opens the door for discrimination of LGBT people.
After corporations like Disney and Marvel threatened to boycott the state of Georgia if the bill becomes law, the Human Rights Campaign sent a letter to Deal last week containing signatures from several prominent entertainment industry professionals — including actress Anne Hathaway and producer Seth MacFarlane — who also threatened to boycott filming or performing in the state if Deal were to sign the bill into law. more >>