New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan said in an interview that he has "no sense of judgment" on NFL prospect Michael Sam who announced in February that he is gay, and also commented on Pope Francis' recent remarks that he could be open to civil unions.
"Good for him. I would have no sense of judgment on him. God bless ya … Look, the same Bible that … teaches us well about the virtues of chastity and the virtue of fidelity and marriage also tells us not to judge people. So I would say, 'Bravo,'" Dolan said on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday, when asked for his views on the issue.
Washington Redskins backup quarterback Kirk Cousins told NorthPointe High School in Grand Rapids last Friday that if he ever had an openly gay teammate, he would welcome him on the team and try to help him find Christ.
"From a football standpoint, if the guy can help us win, come help us win," Cousins said during the Q&A portion of his talk, as reported by MLive.
Cousins went on to say that although he believes that homosexuality was a sin, he did not see it as greater than other sins that his fellow Redskins might have committed. more >>
A once outspoken Christian athlete now says he finds himself happier without his faith.
Former British Track and Field athlete Jonathan Edwards, who famously drew attention to his religious convictions when he refused to compete in a World Championship qualifying event in 1991 because it was on a Sunday, told the Daily Mirror last week that life without God was fine.
"I am happy," Edwards said. "And actually it's fine. I don't miss my faith. In many ways I feel more settled and happier in myself without it. I don't know if that is related to losing my faith or would have been the case anyway, but it's a non-issue as far as I am concerned." more >>
When 15-year-old Caleb was diagnosed with Stage 4 brain and spine cancer it took away many of the dreams he had to accomplish in his life.
However, there was one dream that he was determined to still experience - riding the waves.
When Make-A-Wish asked what he wished for, he said he wanted to surf with the dog he saw on ESPN named Ricochet, who was specially trained to surf with kids who have disabilities. The pair had an amazing time riding the waves together, and now Caleb is still fighting for his goal to beat cancer. more >>
A barefoot man dressed as Jesus with a cross strapped across his back ran his latest marathon on Sunday in Japan.
The man posted his bib number, B70538, to the front of his cross, and completed the course barefoot.
Lamenting that the United States is losing its "decency as a nation," Republican lobbyist Jack Burkman announced Monday that he is preparing legislation that would ban gay athletes from playing in the National Football League.
Burkman, who is CEO of Burkman LLC, told the Huffington Post that he began working on the measure after college football star Michael Sam announced he is gay and said he will be pushing Republican legislators in Washington to support it.
Already, he says, five members of the House of Representatives and a senator have expressed interest in co-sponsoring the measure but wouldn't reveal any names. He predicts that support for the bill would rise to 36 House members and five senators in three weeks. more >>