Evangelical preacher the Rev. Franklin Graham is celebrating a "victory for religious freedom" after a federal judge dismissed three lawsuits against Kentucky clerk Kim Davis who refused to sign her name to marriage licenses for gay couples.
"I thank God for men and women willing to take a bold stand for biblical truth — no matter the cost," Graham wrote on Facebook on Saturday, describing how Davis refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples last year because of her Christian faith, which led to her spending six days in jail.
The Liberty Counsel, which has been representing Davis, reported on Friday that all three marriage license lawsuits against the Kentucky clerk have now come to an end, with the federal district court dismissing the case, closing the files, and removing pending cases from the docket. more >>
Former FlyLeaf frontwoman Lacey Sturm announces her upcoming deeply personal memoir, The Mystery: Finding True Love in a World of Broken Lovers, set to release in October that will touch on the topics of love, relationships, divorce, depression and suicide, inspired by Sturm's own experiences.
Set to release on October 4 by Baker Books, Sturm once again will pour out her heart in the upcoming book after her widely received 2014 debut book, The Reason.
According to a statement shared with The Christian Post, in The Mystery, Sturm guides readers through her own journey and struggles, "from childhood through her current marriage –providing personal insight into love and relationships. Reaching out to those who have learned to define love through their own wrecked relationships, shattered romances and dysfunctional families, Sturm offers new, healthy ways to think about and pursue love." more >>
Months after gospel singer Israel Houghton stepped down from his position as worship leader at Pastor Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, he was welcomed back with open arms when he attended a service last Sunday.
Osteen's mother, Dolores "Dodie" Osteen, posted an image of herself with Houghton who recently got engaged to talk show host Adrienne Bailon.
Vatican leader Pope Francis and French President François Hollande held a private meeting on Wednesday where they discussed the murder of a priest at the hands of Islamic State supporters in July, finding unity following major disagreements over gay marriage and homosexuality earlier this year.
AFP reported that Hollande said he wanted to discuss "religious freedom, secularism and unity with respect for everyone."
"French secularism's message is one which unites, not one that wounds," Hollande said. "The Republic must defend the right to believe and also to not believe. more >>
After it was announced on TBN last week that Pastor Donnie McClurkin is "getting married," the gospel singer and his girlfriend, Nicole C. Mullen, clarified earlier this week that he has yet to pop the question and they are not engaged.
During Mullen's Periscope Bible study on Monday, she spoke about the marriage announcement made on TBN's "Praise the Lord" last Thursday, saying that while the couple is "definitely on the road to marriage," they are not engaged.
"There's a protocol that both he and I want to honor. So, are we officially engaged? No," Mullen said. "Are we on the road to marriage? Yes." more >>
Just three years after getting married and a year after he became a father, devout Christian and new Cleveland Browns starting quarterback Robert Griffin III is reportedly in the process of filing for divorce from his wife, Rebecca Liddicoat.
Citing a source in the NFL, Cleveland.com says Griffin informed his teammates and coaches of the divorce, noting that he and his wife have been separated for several months now. They got married on July 6, 2013, and their daughter, Reese Ann Griffin, was born last May.
Griffin, who was drafted by the Washington Redskins with the second pick of the 2012 NFL draft after he won the Heisman Trophy playing for the largest Baptist university in the world, Baylor University, was named the Browns' starting quarterback on Aug. 8 and made his debut Friday night against the Packers, according to Cleveland.com. more >>