A student has sued a public university in Delaware for reportedly losing her sports scholarship due to refusing to attend worship at a local church.
Natalia Mendieta filed the suit against Delaware State University earlier this month in district court in Wilmington.
A Catholic student who was part of DSU's volleyball team, Mendieta alleged that coach LaKisya Killingsworth forced her and her teammates to attend Calvary Assembly of God. more >>
The 2009 film "The Blind Side" earned over $300 million at the box office and scored an Academy Award nomination, but the lead character in the story, Michael Oher, says its popularity "downgraded" his NFL career.
Oher, who was portrayed by Quinton Aaron in the critically-acclaimed film, was the inspiration behind author Michael Lewis' best-selling true story, The Blind Side. Adapted to film, "The Blind Side" starred Sandra Bullock and followed Oher's struggle with poverty before he was adopted by a devoutly Christian white family.
The real-life athlete went on to play football at the University of Mississippi before the Ravens picked him in the first round of the 2009 NFL draft. Today, however, Oher says the film has diminished his career. more >>
Andre Iguodala, the Golden State Warriors forward who won this season's NBA championship with his team Tuesday night along with the Most Valuable Player award, thanked God for the win and said the team is "full of believers."
"(We've) got a team full of believers. We all say God has a way for you and a purpose for you," Iguodala, 31, said after receiving the MVP honor. "I want to be just like Steph (Curry) when I grow up — just a God fearing man."
Stephen Curry, the Warriors' beloved point guard who received the regular season MVP honor, frequently honors God on and off the basketball court and usually points his fingers toward the sky after making big plays. In accepting the award in May, the point guard cited his faith as one of the keys to his success. more >>
Although the NFL season hasn't officially started, Tim Tebow, the 27-year-old Christian Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, has already become a topic of conversation on the popular Netflix original show "Orange is ihe New Black."
In the June 12 season three premiere of the show, one of the prison inmates, named Pennsatucky, speaks about having a miracle baby whom she compares to the football star.
"I would have five [children], or six, if you count the one that fell out after the night in the cave," Pennsatucky said in the show. "Would have been a miracle baby, like Tim Tebow." more >>
After going down 2-1 approaching Game 4, a lot of people thought the Golden State Warriors are done. During that time, it seemed LeBron James and Matthew Dellavedova of the Cleveland Cavaliers had them all figured out.
Only a few days later and the Warriors have regained control of the NBA Finals after a 104-91 win to go up 3-2 and only a game away from the championship.
It was Steph Curry who led Golden State with his 37 points, including seven triples, seven rebounds, and four assists to endure another brilliant performance from Cavs superstar LeBron James. more >>
Using Creflo Dollar's $65 million Gulfstream jet as one example of exploiting the poor, NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar slammed prosperity gospel advocates, comparing them to indulgence peddlers made famous during the Church's Reformation era.
"Like the professional pardoners of the Middle Ages who pedaled indulgences to the highest bidders, they pervert teachings for profit. These are the people that the word shame was invented to describe," Abdul-Jabbar asserted.