Kim Davis, a Kentucky state employee who refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized the practice in all 50 states, joined thousands in a Saturday rally aimed at preserving the First Amendment rights of Christians.
Davis, who works as a court clerk in Rowan County, is currently being sued by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of two gay couples and two heterosexual couples for denying them access to a marriage license.
The Frankfort, Kentucky rally, organized by The Family Foundation of Kentucky, featured hymns, prayers and speakers. When Davis took the microphone, she attempted to lift up the spirits of those attending, according to Christian News Network. more >>
After admitting to having an extramarital affair and resigning from the Florida megachurch he pastored, the grandson of the Reverend Billy Graham, Tullian Tchividjian, petitioned for divorce from his wife Kimberly Tchividjian last Thursday in Broward County.
Filed under his full legal name, William Graham Tullian Tchividjian, his petition for dissolution of marriage is presently listed as having the case status "pending."
In June, Tchividjian announced his resignation from his position as senior pastor at Coral Ridge Presbyterian, noting that it was "due to ongoing marital issues." more >>
Pope Francis has been urged in a major petition signed by over half a million people, including five cardinals, to clear up the "widespread confusion" in society over the Roman Catholic stance on issues such as gay marriage and divorce.
"College students from coast to coast are asking Pope Francis to reaffirm Church teaching at the Synod," said John Ritchie, director of Tradition Family Property Student Action, referring to the upcoming Synod on the Family in October.
"After Ireland and the U.S. Supreme Court both approved same-sex 'marriage,' a strong reaffirmation of Church teaching could save the sacred institution of marriage, strengthen the family and dispel the lies of the homosexual revolution," Ritchie added. more >>
Former Disney star Selena Gomez recently opened up about removing her purity ring years after she first began wearing it as a promise to God that she would abstain from sex until marriage.
The 23-year-old "Come & Get It" singer, who is a practicing Christian, was first spotted wearing the jewelry as a testament to her faith when she was just 13, and although at the time it was a sacred symbol of her virginity, she says that she eventually grew to discover that "it isn't for everyone." Gomez did not specify when exactly her ring came off, although reports say that it was sometime during her four-year relationship with Justin Bieber, whom she began dating in 2011.
"I'm not embarrassed to say that," Gomez said of having worn a purity ring, according to The Sunday Times U.K. "I'm also not embarrassed to say that the ring has come off. I got it when I was 13 and I respect so much what it represented, but it isn't for everyone." more >>
Jeff Ashton, the state attorney for Orange and Osceola counties in Florida who is famously known for his prosecution of the Casey Anthony trial, revealed Sunday that he was one of millions who signed up for the controversial Ashley Madison spouse-cheating website but said he never cheated.
"While I indulged my curiosity about the site, it never went beyond that," said Ashton, who is married with six children, at a news conference Sunday, according to the Orlando Sentinel. "These were incredibly stupid choices."
Daniel Keller, brother-in-law of embattled "19 Kids and Counting" star Josh Duggar, called him a "pig" Monday and declared he won't stop trying to get him out of his family after recent reports on leaked data from adultery website Ashley Madison revealed that Duggar had used the website to cheat on his wife, Anna.
After Duggar confessed his cheating ways, his sister, Jessa Seewald, came to his defense with scripture on Facebook Monday after a media firestorm vilifying him erupted on the Internet.
In a Facebook post Monday, Seewald quoted from 1 John 1:8, "If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." more >>