The Rev. Franklin Graham, president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritans Purse, says the government's attacks against Christianity and bans on traditional Christmas themes while society glorifies sin is "like little children shaking their fist at Almighty God."
"What's happening is we're glorifying sin, we're lifting up sin. And it's like little children shaking their fist at Almighty God," Graham told Fox News host Megyn Kelly during a Wednesday segment of "The Kelly File."
Speaking about atheists and secularists' actions to ban celebrations of Christmas in schools and government buildings, Kelly commented on American Atheists' "skip church" billboard ad campaign, which The Christian Post has reported on. She also cited the city of Pittsburg's previous plan to rename the Christmas holidays "sparkle days" and the ban on poinsettias at a Minnesota court house, among others. more >>
Comedy Central's long-running news satire program "The Daily Show" broadcast a segment Tuesday night poking fun at an atheist group's legal action against a North Carolina diner that offered a discount for praying in public.
A segment featuring "Daily Show" correspondent Jordan Klepper spotlighted the action the Freedom From Religion Foundation took against Mary's Gourmet Diner in Winston-Salem when it argued that a 15 percent discount was discriminatory toward non-theists and threatened to file a lawsuit against the diner.
Former Orange County officer, now pastor, Kevin Brown has been trying to rescue women from their lives of prostitution for several years and will now be featured on an upcoming reality series from A&E.
Brown worked as a cop for many years, often having to arrest the women he wanted to help. So after retiring from the police force, he became a full-time pastor. He began working with members of his church to run an undercover intervention operation, often finding women online and arranging meetings while members of his team were staked out in prime locations, ready to call the police should things go bad.
"This is one of those great shows that was actually happening whether anybody was shooting it or not," executive producer Tom Forman told EW.com. "Brown told his congregation that for 20 years he's had to arrest these women when what he's really wanted to do is help them. It launched a drive within his church to run these undercover operations. We read that and thought somebody should put a camera on this, it's the most incredible thing I've ever heard." more >>
Last Wednesday's episode of "Modern Family" features Haley as she celebrates her 21st birthday in a bar with her family, while Alex, Manny, and Luke babysit Lily and they have a difficult time trying to answer her question: "where do babies come from?"
Haley decides to celebrate her birthday in a bar, and while it seems out of character for her to be going out with her family rather than with her friends, she explains, "Yes, I'm a huge dork for celebrating my 21st with my family, but my mom was crazy excited to go to a bar with me, or just go to a bar."
Claire, Gloria, Cam and Mitchell go to the bar with her, and on their way in, Claire insisted that the staff should card Haley, and she flashes her fake ID at them because she just got used to doing it so often. Claire thinks that now that Haley is adult, she wants her daughter to think of her not just as her mother, but also as her friend. more >>
Carrie Underwood appeared on "The Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday and performed her powerful ballad "Something in the Water."
The faith-filled song, which is Underwood's first new release since 2012's album "Blown Away," includes major Christian themes such as conversion, baptism, and keeping the faith, and it remains a staple on Billboard top charts. Performing "Something in the Water" live on "The Tonight Show," Underwood powerfully belted out lyrics that include: "I followed that preacher down to the river and now I am changed, and now I'm stronger, there must have been something in the water."
"Something in the Water" is featured on Underwood's first compilation album, "Greatest Hits #1," which hit stores on Tuesday. The singer has described the song as a "joyous, uplifting song, basically about changing your life" and defended her inclusion of faith in her music. more >>
Queen Latifah has expressed shock concerning her talk show after its recent cancellation was announced.
While The Hollywood Reporter announced that The Queen Latifah Show will continue to appear on CBS stations with original episodes through March, the entertainment mogul, born Dana Owens, spoke to the publication about her feelings concerning the matter.
"As I look back on it, I'm in shock at how many people have come on the show, supported the show and all the great things. I've been able to spend other people's money to change people's lives, which is the best thing to be able to do," she told THR. "I feel really honored. And I appreciate everyone who tuned in to watch it and support it." more >>