As the aftermath of the Ashley Madison cyber attack that exposed millions of people for using the confidential extramarital affair facilitating website continues to take effect on marriages and lives across the world, leading Evangelist Franklin Graham is reminding members of the website that it's not too late to ask for God's forgiveness.
After Internet hackers revealed last week the names and personal information of over 32 million of Ashley Madison's 37 million members, a number of marriages are now at risk, while some exposed users have been faced with extreme humiliation and have even committed suicide.
Although most Ashley Madison members used the site to cheat on their spouses and commit the sin of adultery, Graham, the president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan's Purse, took to Facebook on Tuesday to inform users that now is the time for them to repent. more >>
"Duck Dynasty" star and Duggar family friend, Sadie Robertson, recently weighed in on Josh Duggar's latest scandal by calling on the famous family to forgive him after he confessed to committing adultery.
Last week, Josh, 27, admitted to cheating on his wife of seven years, Anna, with whom he shares four children, after media reports revealed him to be a paying user of adultery website Ashley Madison. Robertson, who knows the Duggar family personally, offered sympathy and prayers for the devoutly Christian family and called Josh's indiscretion a "mistake."
"It honestly makes me really sad that they're having to go through this, because it's one thing to go through it as a family, and it would be just as hard for them if they weren't in the limelight, but ... everybody's talking about it, and that just adds that many more comments, that many more opinions," Robertson told People Now. "At this point it is what it is, and so they're just going to have to make the best out of it. ... If they can forgive him, it will all work out." more >>
A study by the Public Religion Research Institute released in August on the beliefs of American Catholics has found that despite the Church's teachings, they support same-sex marriage and abortion just as much as the general population. What is more, a large percentage of Catholic respondents mistakenly believed Pope Francis has backed gay marriage.
A profile on American Catholics shared by PRRI noted that they make up roughly one in five, or 22 percent of all American adults, with 59 percent of Catholics categorized as white non-Hispanic, while 34 percent identifying as Hispanic.
When asked about whether gay and lesbian couples should have the legal right to marry, 60 percent of all U.S. Catholics said that they are in favor - compared to 55 percent of all Americans. more >>
Have you been using AshleyMadison.com, but now fear that your affair will become public knowledge?
Live long enough and you learn this lesson: Anyone might do anything in certain circumstances. Just as bad people do bad things, sometimes good people do bad things; not just "minor" things, such as the proverbial white lie, but major things.
Including adultery. more >>
Jennifer Garner is reportedly dating her "Alias" co-star Michael Vartan after her widely covered divorce with Ben Affleck.
The alleged affair with former nanny Christine Ouzounian was reportedly the last straw for Jennifer Garner that pushed her to finally end her 10-year marriage with Ben Affleck. But now, it seems that the Alias star is turning to Michael Vartan for comfort after the separation, according to KDrama Stars.
Vartan separated from his wife last year and is now an eligible bachelor. Celeb Dirty Laundry (CDL) also remarked on his great chemistry with Garner, especially when they were still doing the spy-action series together. more >>
Cheating website Ashley Madison has yet again made waves with a new allegation that it allowed fake female profiles to proliferate so that it could attract more male subscribers.
The "date bait" allegation comes after Ashley Madison fell victim to a massive data hack last week. Based on the leaked data, the cheating website's claims about its wide base of female user is highly suspicious, according to the South China Morning Post (SCMP).
Last week, hackers exposed the personal information of Ashley Madison subscribers and the leaked data show that only 5 million (15 percent) out of the 35 million exposed profiles belonged to female users. The site's CEO Noah Biderman previously boasted that its users have a 70-30 gender split and that there is a 1:1 male-to-female ratio among the users under 30 years of age, the report details. more >>