A public school district in Georgia will have to pay a humanist organization $22,500 through its insurance carriers after the organization sued the school system over allegations that local high school coaches led their teams in prayers and included biblical passages on official team log books and promotional banners.
In December, the American Humanist Association filed a lawsuit against the the Hall County School District in Gainesville, Georgia, over the district's practices of allowing coaches and other faculty to lead in team prayer during official school events and allowing Bible verses to be printed on team documents.
After sending warning letters to the school district last August, the lawsuit called out the prayer traditions of various athletic teams from Chestatee High School and North Hall High School. more >>
As legendary Oakland Raiders wide receiver Tim Brown was granted all the fame, fortune, success and women he needed as he earned the nickname of "Mr. Raider" in the '90s, there was one thing that was desperately missing from the hall-of-famer's life that made him dislike what he saw in the mirror — a relationship with Jesus.
The 49-year-old Brown, a 2015 inductee into the Pro Hall of Fame who is sixth all-time in NFL career receiving yards, explains in his new book, The Making of a Man: How Men and Boys Honor God and Live With Integrity, that despite all his success, he didn't consider himself to be a man until he put his full faith in the Lord during the summer before his ninth NFL season.
In an interview with The Christian Post, Brown explained that he had a strict religious upbringing attending the Church of God in Christ services about three times a week as a child. But by the time he went off to college at Notre Dame and became the first receiver ever to win a Heisman Trophy, he felt ashamed to call himself a Christian because he was not guarding his "spiritual heart" or living by God's design. more >>
Ciara Harris, the 29-year-old singer whose NFL player boyfriend Russell Wilson recently revealed some intimate details about their relationship, says she's not upset with the Christian athlete for telling the world about their physical relationship, or lack thereof.
In an interview with "Access Hollywood," the singer known as Ciara spoke about waiting "until the deal is sealed" to engage in any sexual activity with the 26-year-old Seattle Seahawks quarterback.
Wilson first made the announcement when he appeared at The Rock Church in San Diego on July 5 and told pastor Miles McPherson that God told him to lead Ciara in a vow of celibacy. more >>
NFL quarterback Peyton Manning has set up a fund for victims of the July Chattanooga shootings that killed four Marines and a Navy sailor.
Proceeds of the Chattanooga Heroes Fund will go directly to the families of the victims. Manning, who played college football and graduated from the University of Tennessee, set up the fund to help "bridge a gap between the short-term financial needs" and future financial challenges for the families.
"Our family has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with the great city of Chattanooga, and it has a very special place in our hearts," Manning said. "But on July 16 this strong, welcoming community was forever changed by the tragedy that unfolded. more >>
Christian Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson insists he has no regrets after publicly announcing his decision to follow God and refrain from sexual intercourse with his singer girlfriend Ciara Harris.
Wilson, 26, took to the stage at The Rock Church in San Diego, California on July 5 where he revealed that God told him to lead Ciara in abstaining from sexual activity until marriage. The announcement was received with some harsh criticism, like CBS Chicago sports radio host Dan Bernstein from the show "Boers & Bernstein" implying that Wilson could be a homosexual or ESPN journalist Bomani Jones questioning the QB's honesty.
After KIRO radio personality Rachel Belle questioned Wilson about his endorsement deal with Austrian bread company Eat The Ball Tuesday, she asked if he regretted sharing so much of his personal life with the world. more >>
So many people wake up each day and face challenges that others may take for granted. These challenges include things as simple as bathing, dressing, and walking. Nike knows a thing or two about this, and decided to use the story of a boy with cerebral palsy to inspire.
Bill Bowerman, the college track coach who founded the iconic shoe company, actually suffered nerve damage. This came from inventing his shoes in a poorly ventilated workspace. His shoes are loved by everyone, but his mobility was limited by his creation. But a breakthrough of how we actually put on our shoes came about because of a young man with cerebral palsy. Matthew Walzer has the disease and it was nearly impossible for him to tie his shoes each day because of it.
This boy sent Nike a thoughtful letter, and they took what he said into consideration. Nike came up with a revolutionary new way to aid Matthew in living independently as he prepares for college. The design was very successful. Matthew was brought in to help create a production version and meet some of his fellow celebrity designers including his favorite basketball player, LeBron James! more >>