Ahead of a same-sex marriage debate in parliament on Monday, a group of Christian leaders in the U.K. said that changing the definition of marriage can have a "chilling effect" on young people seeking careers as teachers and doctors.
"These young people, from teenagers to 30-year-olds, will suffer discrimination, and will face new risks to their career and future," the group writes in a letter, signed by the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Southwark, the Most Rev. Peter Smith.
"If the Bill passes into law without much clearer protections for freedom of speech and freedom of belief, teachers, and public sector workers will have to choose between their conscience and their career; many will be deterred from a public service career and from charity involvement." more >>
Pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Church in Southern California shared Sunday how Christians can change their marriage by heeding to a four-word sentence found in the Bible.
"God invented marriage; it was His idea," and we need to get back to the "original template," Laurie said as he began his message titled, "4 words that can change your marriage."
Don't learn about marriage from the culture, for people are either not getting married or reinterpreting what marriage is, he said. more >>
Editor's Note: This is the final part of a three-part series based on a recent interview The Christian Post conducted with Joni Eareckson Tada, and her husband, Ken. The couple reveals candid details about their 30-year marriage and their distress over the condition of Christian marriages today. Click on Part One and Part Two to read.
Here is part three of their three-part interview.
CP: In the book, you both questioned what purpose God had in mind for you as a team. This vision was soon revealed as you visited several countries including Romania. How can couples who may not work in ministry together but work regular nine-to-five jobs find their purpose as a team? more >>
Editor's Note: This is the second part of a three-part series based on a recent interview The Christian Post conducted with Joni Eareckson Tada, and her husband, Ken. The couple reveals candid details about their 30-year marriage, their distress over the condition of Christian marriages today, and their encouragement to the victims of the Boston bombing. Part One can be read by clicking here.
Ken Tada shares that upon meeting his wife, Joni Eareckson Tada, for the first time, he found her to be "unlike anyone" he had ever met and that was part of what made her "very, very attractive for him." In Part Two of The Christian Post's interview with the couple, the couple also explains what it was like to deal with the realities of Joni's quadriplegia, and share what they believe makes their marriage strong. Their hope is that sharing their experience can help others.
Below is Part Two of their three-part interview. more >>
A recently released poll from The Washington Post indicates that a Bible Belt state may be moving toward majority support for same-sex marriage.
According to the results, which were published on the newspaper's website Tuesday, 56 percent of Virginians polled stated that they believe gay couples should be allowed to marry; 33 percent said no and 10 percent held no opinion.
This was an increase from two years earlier, when 46 percent of Virginians said yes to legalized same-sex marriage, 43 percent stated opposition, and 11 percent held no opinion. more >>
New York City's Mayor Michael Bloomberg has become an interesting urban social engineer. In 2012 alone, he pumped nearly 2.5 million dollars of his own money to help legalize same-sex marriage in the state of Maryland. Needless to say, he has become a formidable foe to traditional family values.
More recently he proposed an ill-conceived soda ban. I criticized his maniacal attempt to force New Yorkers to eat right a few weeks ago. Although his goal for better health among the urban poor is a pandemic issue in every US City; his solutions will hurt minority businesses, increase government expenditures, along with many other intrusions into personal freedoms. Surprisingly, in this article, I am highlighting one of Bloomberg's better, less invasive policy concepts. Let me explain!
Last month, thousands of posters were put up around New York City. They carried images of crying toddlers with words for teen mothers, including messages like: Because you had me as a teen, I'm twice as likely not to graduate high school. Mom, chances are, he won't stay with you. What happens to me? more >>