A West Virginia school district has painted over a Bible verse formerly located in the gymnasium of one of its high schools.
Philippians 4:13, which was inscribed on Parkersburg South High School's gymnasium wall more than a decade ago, was painted over last week after the district received a letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, an atheist group based in Madison, Wisconsin.
"Last week, the Bible verse was painted over after a recommendation from our legal council informing the administration we were in violation of State and Federal Law," Tim Yeater, president of the Wood County Board of Education, told The Christian Post on Wednesday. more >>
Madden NFL 15 will launching in the U.S. August 26, EA revealed in an announcement earlier this week.
EA said the game will be available on all platforms – Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, and PS3, and will then release in Europe on August 29.
In the game's press release, EA boldly stated the game will feature "the most immersive defensive gameplay control in franchise history," and there will be a new "broadcast presentation" with many new features that the previous installment. more >>
Sean "Diddy" Combs may be interested in buying the Los Angeles Clippers after the NBA officially banned owner Donald Sterling from all involvement with the league and team following a racist display caught on audio tape.
Donald Sterling, the 80-year-old Jewish lawyer, real estate investor and owner of the Clippers, was banned for life from NBA proceedings by NBA commissioner Adam Silver Tuesday. After TMZ released audio of Sterling telling his former mistress V. Stiviano not to associate with black people, the NBA fined him $2.5 million and said he was working to overthrow his position with a 75 percent vote from other NBA team owners.
If that does indeed happen, 44-year-old rap mogul Diddy has expressed interest in buying the team. more >>
Donald Sterling is banned from the L.A. Clippers organization, the NBA, and any associated organizations for life, effective immediately, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Tuesday afternoon. In addition, the longtime Clippers owner will also be fined $2.5 million for his racist commentary leaked by his ex-mistress V. Stiviano.
Donald Sterling's punishment for his racist commentary to Stiviano was meted out quickly during the New York City press conference, which included an apology to the NBA players, fans and Magic Johnson. The Jewish NBA owner is physically banned from any league events, but some of his family members that operate in official capacities for the Clippers will not be affected.
Silver said that Sterling admitted to the "deeply offensive and harmful" comments when asked, and the commissioner, who has known the owner for over 20 years, said he knew it was his voice on the tape. more >>
The success of a Seattle-area sports training program for baseball and softball players, in which more than 10,000 youths of all ages enroll each year, is because of the organization's concern for a person's spiritual and family life first, before athletic life, says its founder.
In the last 14 years, Jose Rijo-Berger has seen more than 1,000 participants of the training program move on to play college ball and more than 60 have played professional baseball. Rijo-Berger, who says God told him to give up his career as a professional baseball player at the age of 23 in order to start the youth training program, told The Christian Post recently that family comes first in his own life and that's what his staff emphasizes to the youth and families while training.
"The kids that come into our program and work with us know we care about them as people," the husband and father of five said. "If you work with someone and they know you care about them as a person first they will play their heart out for you. If you are just a coach that tries to get them better at their sport, but you don't care about them as a person they will never play hard for you. It's so much more than that." more >>
Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's troubles over racist comments attributed to him during the weekend got even worse Sunday night when his estranged wife, Shelly, distanced her family from his comments and dismissed them as "despicable."
"Our family is devastated by the racist comments made by my estranged husband. My children and I do not share these despicable views or prejudices," said Mrs. Sterling in a TMZ report.
"We will not let one man's small-mindedness poison the spirit of the fans and accomplishments of the team in the city we love," she continued. "We are doing everything in our power to stand by and support our Clippers team." more >>