Over the past several weeks, I've watched one family after another melt down under revelations of a spouse exposed by the hack of the adultery website Ashley Madison. I would love to prognosticate that the Ashley Madison scandal is the jolt we needed to set some things aright, but I'm afraid Ashley Madison is just the beginning.
In order to understand what's next, we must understand why Ashley Madison "worked." Why would people sign up for a service promising to match them with others looking for affairs?
Ashley Madison succeeded in drawing in 32 million users because it joined original sin to modern technology. more >>
Oklahoma Wesleyan University announced this week that the institution is dropping out of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities because of the council's inaction against two member schools that announced earlier this summer that they'll hire staff who are in a gay marriage.
In a statement released Monday, the university announced that it will no longer affiliate with the CCCU, which consists of over 120 member schools focused on delivering Christ-centered education, because of the council's "confusion" on how to handle the decisions made by Eastern Mennonite University and Goshen College to allow for the hiring of professors who are married to partners of the same-sex.
"CCCU's ambivalence in deciding the status of two member institutions that have advised CCCU they will permit same-sex couples to be employed as faculty members indicates to us that it is time for our university to move in a different direction," the president of the 900-student university, Everett Piper, said in a statement. more >>
A county clerk in Kentucky has been found guilty of contempt and sent to jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples due to her own religious objections.
Kim Davis, the clerk at Rowan County who garnered national attention for refusing to issue the marriage licenses, was found in contempt of court Thursday by U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning.
After giving birth to a 10 pound baby girl in July, "The Real" talk show co-host Tamera Mowry-Housely says she now realizes just how powerful her prayer for a "chunky, plushy baby" was.
"You have to watch what you pray for!" Mowry-Housley told People. "Ariah's a big girl, but I love the fatness. I love to show off her rolls and I dress her in rompers for summer. She has the chubbiest legs!"
Mowry-Housley, the 37-year-old Christian actress and wife of Fox News correspondent Adam Housley, gushed about the joys of the couple's newest addition, Ariah Talea Housley, who recently shared her first smile with her parents. more >>
Ben Seewald's father, Michael Seewald, has slammed Josh Duggar over his involvement with adultery website Ashley Madison, and for cheating of his wife, Anna, the mother of his four children. The elder Seewald, whose son is married to Jessa Duggar, called Josh a "pretender" and said he took the Lord's name in vain by publicly advocating for conservative values while living "a covert and extensive lifestyle of evil."
"While proudly saying things like, 'Our family is like the epitome of conservative values,' he was looking at porn and soliciting affairs," he wrote in a Monday blog post titled "Grief, Shame and Taking the Lord's Name in Vain."
"He took a job at the Family Research Council [Action] that exists to promote the traditional family, all the while undermining his own family by violating his marriage covenant. He flourished in the fame of his family and the success of their television show, all the while betraying their trust and Christian values," Seewald added. more >>
Former Christian reality television star and former social conservative activist Josh Duggar has reportedly not attended mandatory church services that are included in the rehabilitation program that he's believed to be enrolled in after it came to light that he cheated on his wife and allegedly twice paid to have sex with a porn star.
After the oldest son on the now-canceled reality show "19 Kids and Counting" admitted that he cheated on his wife, Anna, and developed an addiction to pornography, the Duggar family announced last Wednesday on their family website that Josh Duggar checked himself into a long-term Christian treatment center.
Following the family's announcement, speculation has arisen that the 27-year-old has checked into the Reformers Unanimous healing program in Rockford, Illinois, after ET Online revealed that a plane registered to Duggar's brother took off near the family home in Arkansas and landed in Rockford last Monday night. more >>