The Walt Disney Company has threatened to stop filming in Georgia if Gov. Nathan Deal signs a religious freedom bill that would protect pastors' right to not perform gay marriage ceremonies, among other clauses.
Marvel, which is owned by Disney, has shot major films at the Pinewood Studious outside Atlanta, Reuters reports, including the upcoming "Captain America: Civil War," and "Guardians of the Galaxy 2," but is now thinking of cutting ties with the state.
House Bill 757, also known as the Pastor Protection Act, looks to ensure that religious officials are not required by law to participate in gay marriage ceremonies that go against their beliefs, and also states that it wants to "protect property owners which are religious organizations against infringement of religious freedom." more >>
Parents Question: we are worried that we haven't really shown our kids how much we love them. We both work and have very busy lives. But we do love our three children very much. What are concrete ways we can show our love to our kids so that they can really know how much we love them?
Mom Says: Love is the cornerstone of all happy families. And love is the most important element for us as parents as we help our children to grow up strong and healthy. Of course other elements are important: truth, integrity, discipline, peace and joy are just a few. But love, for our spouse and our children, truly is the basic building block.
So here are three great ways we can better love our kids. Please be sure to pick at least one, and put it to work starting today!! more >>
Just months after Israel Houghton publicly announced his divorce after 20 years of marriage, he was forced to publicly confirm his new relationship with mainstream singer and TV host Adrienne Bailon because the two were photographed vacationing together in Tulum, Mexico.
According to TMZ and HipHollywood, the 44-year-old multi-Grammy Award winner was seen in a photo with Bailon flaunting her curvy beach body. See photos HERE. Just hours after the allegations and onslaught of online attacks, Houghton decided to address the rumors.
The National Football League says that Atlanta's chances of hosting a Super Bowl in the coming years could be hindered should the state of Georgia pass into law a religious freedom bill designed to protect faith-based organizations and clergy from government backlash over their opposition to same-sex marriage.
As Atlanta is one of the finalists — along with New Orleans, Miami and Tampa — to host the 2019 and 2020 Super Bowls, the league's spokesman Brian McCarthy issued a statement last Friday saying that the religious freedom exemption legislation that has passed in both houses of Georgia's state legislature could hurt Atlanta's chances of hosting the big game.
"NFL policies emphasize tolerance and inclusiveness, and prohibit discrimination based on age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other improper standard," McCarthy said. "Whether the laws and regulations of a state and local community are consistent with these policies would be one of many factors NFL owners may use to evaluate potential Super Bowl host sites." more >>
Update March 23, 2016, 2:30 p.m. ET: In a statement to The Christian Post Tuesday, a spokesperson for Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church said former Pastor Tullian Tchividjian recently confessed that two laypeople who served as elders were made aware of his affair in 2014 by a friend of the pastor. One elder who was still a member of the church admitted he acted on outside counsel and failed to report the events to Tchividjian's family, church leadership and the other elders. The layperson has subsequently submitted his resignation.
Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Florida announced Sunday that it removed an elder who withheld information that the church's former pastor, Tullian Tchividjian, grandson to evangelical icon Billy Graham, had engaged in an adulterous affair with a married member of the flock and advised him to keep it secret from his wife, according to informed sources intimately familiar with the controversy.
Although Coral Ridge is not responding to queries on the announcement, and Tchividjian himself denies that he was counseled not to tell his wife of the affair, the sources confirming Coral Ridge's actions either were present at the meeting and/or extremely familiar with the controversy. They wish to remain anonymous. The news comes after The Christian Post reported last week that Tchividjian was fired by Willow Creek Church in Winter Springs, Florida, after he confessed to the affair. more >>
A Pakistani Christian mother who was kidnapped and forced into an Islamic marriage with her Muslim landlord and then escaped months later has been returned to her abductor by her own family in hopes that it will spare the rest of the family from extreme persecution and arrest.
As The Christian Post previously reported, Fouzia Sadiq, a 30-year-old mother of three whose entire family works as bonded laborers in Pattoki, was abducted last July by her Muslim landlord named Muhammed Nazir.
Although Fouzia's brother, Paris, went looking for her at Nazir's house, he was told that Fouzia had entered into a marriage with Nazir and that she was now his property. more >>