A Christian Pakistani woman was set on fire and nearly burned to death in Punjab province after she refused to marry her former boyfriend. The crime took place just weeks after another Christian woman was abducted, forced to marry a Muslim man and convert to Islam.
As the mistreatment of women and religious minorities in Pakistan continue to be the biggest human rights concern in the nation, AFP reported last week that 20-year-old Sonia Bibi was nearly burned to death by her disgruntled ex-boyfriend, Latif Ahmed, in the town of Multan.
After Ahmed asked Bibi to marry him and she refused his proposal, Ahmed covered Bibi with gasoline and set her ablaze. After being taken to Nishtar hospital in Multan, a doctor told AFP that 45 to 50 percent of Bibi's body was covered in burns. Despite having half of her body severely burned, Bibi is expected to survive. more >>
The Christian Colorado baker who was found guilty of discrimination for declining to make a cake for a same-sex wedding in 2012 has appealed his case to the state supreme court, which gives the court the opportunity to weigh the hot-button issue of whether private wedding venders have the right not to work gay weddings on the basis of religious objection.
Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, officially filed an appeal to the Colorado Supreme Court last Friday after the Court of Appeals decided in August to uphold a May 2014 Civil Rights Commission ruling that he could not legally refuse to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples on the grounds that it violated his religious convictions.
The ruling by the commission requires Phillips to not only serve cake at same-sex wedding ceremonies against his will, but also re-educate his staff to be in compliance with Colorado's Anti-Discrimination Act. Additionally, Phillips must file quarterly compliance reports for the next two years. more >>
Finances are often a problem for Christian couples, but money doesn't need to be a divisive element in a relationship. Properly framed, a couple's shared approach to finances actually can be a source of strength that pulls them closer together.
Many couples, though, are reluctant to broach the subject. In our workshop, Better Halves™, we have found that many couples simply don't know where to start, and, if they do, they don't want to raise a potentially contentious issue. We have found that by showing them how to look at money as an emotional issue, we can set them on a path to build a sound financial future as a Christian couple.
New research continues to highlight the dangers that a dysfunctional approach to finances can bring to any couple. Recently, the Federal Reserve released a paper showing that individual credit scores can often predict the potential for couples to ultimately break apart. more >>
Lark Voorhies has finally ended her six-month marriage to Jimmy Green and asked the court to block ex-spousal support.
The former "Saved by the Bell" star met music engineer Jimmy Green on Facebook and a year-long romance ensued between them. Lark Voorhies got hitched to him in April this year during a secret wedding ceremony held in Las Vegas, according to the New York Daily News.
Based on documents obtained by gossip site TMZ, Voorhies had also requested the court to block requests for ex-spousal support. more >>
Tykia Smith, wife of the late semi-pro football player Deante Smith, 25, allegedly aborted a pregnancy that resulted from an affair with her pastor. According to friends and family members, she then pretended she miscarried before her husband was shot dead by the pastor during a confrontation inside his church on Sunday.
The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office told The Christian Post Thursday that they are reviewing the case to see what charges, if any, will stem from Smith's death.
Emotions continue to run high among family members and friends of Smith over his death at the hands of his estranged pastor, identified as Keon Allison. more >>
A wedding is a momentus and joyous occasion, and this groom knew how to make the special day even more memorable.
Andrew Meadows takes the microphone during his bride's father-daughter dance and sings the Dustin Lynch hit "Your Daddy's Boots."
Proving that country western music does have a place in civilized society, Meadows gets nothing but loving support for his rendition, as well as the classic whooping and hollering from the audience. more >>