A gay rights activist who previously favored prosecuting an Irish bakery for refusing to make a pro-gay marriage cake has changed his mind on the matter.
Peter Tatchell, a prominent LGBT activist in the U.K., penned a column for the Guardian that was published Monday in which he took to defending the rights of Ashers Bakery in Belfest, Northern Ireland.
Tatchell stated that while he disagreed with Ashers' opposition to homosexuality, he nevertheless believed that the business had a right to refuse to make a pro-gay marriage cake. more >>
Now that she has the attention of millions of singles worldwide, author Mandy Hale isn't using her platform to guarantee anyone a husband or wife.
"I wish I had 140 characters of brilliance to share that 'your man is on his way, or your wife is on her way.' But I don't," Hale admitted to The Christian Post ahead of her third book release Beautiful Uncertainty:Singleness, Surrender and Stepping Out on Faith.
"When I was in prayer one day God was asking me: 'If it's only you and me one day, is that going to be enough?' I had to reach the point where I said, you know what God, it is going to be enough.'" more >>
An evangelical Christian couple from the U.K., who were fined in 2015 for refusing to bake a cake for a same-sex couple's wedding, have insisted that they do not hate gay people, and said that they refused to make the cake "out of love for God."
The Christian Institute, which represents Daniel and Amy McArthur, said that the couple remain firm in their beliefs despite their Ashers Baking Company being found guilty in May 2015 of discrimination for refusing to make a cake featuring the "Sesame Street" characters Bert and Ernie with a pro same-sex marriage slogan, that was to be used for a gay wedding.
"It was clear we did not hate anyone. We didn't want to discriminate against anyone. We did what we did because of our Christian beliefs. It's done out of love for God, to obey Him," Daniel McArthur said in a video. more >>
Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson spoke at an Iowa rally for Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Sunday, calling gay marriage "evil" and "wicked," and warning that America's moral core is collapsing.
"When a fellow like me looks at the landscape and sees the depravity, the perversion – redefining marriage and telling us that marriage is not between a man and a woman? Come on Iowa!" Robertson said in Iowa City, according to CNN.
"It is nonsense. It is evil. It's wicked. It's sinful," he added. "They want us to swallow it, you say. We have to run this bunch out of Washington, D.C. We have to rid the earth of them. Get them out of there." more >>
American pastor Saeed Abedini has issued a statement about his troubled marriage with wife, Naghmeh, revealing that he does not agree with much of what she has written about the issue, but said that he is praying for healing and restoration.
"Naghmeh has been a hero to me and suffered enormously as a result of being 7,000 miles away from me and being a single parent to our two precious children while traveling and leading a crusade on my behalf. I will always love her for her sacrifice," Abedini said in a statement sent to the Idaho Statesman on Saturday.
The pastor, who was released earlier in January following three and a half years in Iranian prison for his Christian faith, noted that Naghmeh has been writing to her supporters about the troubled state of their marriage, but he had so far chosen not to respond, because he wants personal issues to be dealt with personally. more >>
The "Bringing Up Bates" series is back with all-new episodes on UPtv and in an exclusive clip given to The Christian Post, viewers are given a glimpse into Brandon and Michaella's wedding bliss.
In episode 304 of the hit show, the big day that Michaella and Brandon have waited for arrives. After months of planning the Bates family are faced with the bittersweet reality that their daughter will soon be leaving home.
Confronted with having to accommodate 800 guests at the wedding, the Bates clan get everything ready. In the emotional episode set to air on Feb. 4, Michaella and Brandon say "I do" and finally share their first kiss. more >>