The nation's largest secularist organization is renewing its effort to pressure some of the nation's most popular college football teams to get rid of their chaplains, arguing that coaches violate students' First Amendment rights by instituting chaplaincy programs.
Last August, the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation sent letters to a number of public colleges and universities telling them that allowing Christian chaplains to minister to their football teams establishes a favoritism toward Christianity and coerces non-Christian athletes to take part so that their standing with coaches and teammates won't be diminished.
The organization, which advocates for a strict separation of church and state, released an in-depth report titled "Pray to Play" last year, highlighting a number of public colleges that have chaplaincy programs and schools that use public funds to fly chaplains to away games, provide hotel rooms for them and their families, and give them per-diem payments. more >>
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Famous male porn star Ron Jeremy is set to debate Christian pastor Craig Gross of XXXChurch on the dangers of pornography later this month in central New York.
According to the Albany Times Union, the two will face off in the "The Great Porn Debate" on Sept. 27 at the Proctors GE Theater in Schenectady, New York, which is about 25 minutes northwest of the state's capital of Albany. more >>
Rory Feek, one half of the country music duo Joey+Rory, gives fans an inside look into his late wife's Joey's experience with motherhood and battle against cancer in the upcoming documentary film, "To Joey With Love." The caring husband maintains that although Joey lost her battle with cancer she will continue spreading her light with all those who see her inspiring journey.
The couple captured the hearts of millions who read Rory's blog "This Life I Live," where he shared his family's strength and resilience during Joey's chemotherapy and radiation treatments for cervical cancer.
During their musical career, Joey+Rory recorded eight studio albums and charted three singles on Hot Country Songs. more >>
Texas Christian University junior quarterback Kenny Hill was penalized during last Saturday's game after he scored a touchdown and performed a religious gesture that referees ruled to be taunting.
After Hill reached the endzone on a 5-yard rush that gave the Horned Frogs the temporary 27-20 lead over the Arkansas Razorbacks with just over 2 minutes left in the fourth quarter, he celebrated just as he has done before — by performing the American Sign Language gesture signifying "Rising Kings."
Christian leaders from across the country will unite in prayer next week at The Gathering, an ecumenical solemn assembly to ask God for forgiveness and seek His wisdom for spiritual transform in the nation.
The Gathering is expected to draw thousands of believers together and will feature nationally-renowned Christian leaders and pastors from diverse churches and denominations who will be leading people in prayer for their families, churches and the country. The event will be open to the public at 7 p.m. on Sept. 21 at Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas.
Speakers at The Gathering will including the event's main organizer, Pastor Tony Evans of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Pastors Greg Laurie and Ronnie Floyd, along with James Robison, Bishop Harry Jackson, Anne Graham Lotz, and the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, among many others who can be seen here. more >>
The popular Christian conservative real estate team the Benham brothers say that Donald Trump "can not make America great again" and advise Christians and conservatives not to put their "faith, hope and trust" in the thrice-married Republican nominee.
Jason and David Benham, twin brothers, authors and Christian entrepreneurs who gained notoriety when their HGTV show was cancelled due to their religious opposition to gay marriage, spoke with The Christian Post on Tuesday and discussed their thoughts on the 2016 election.
The brothers, who are sons of evangelical pastor Flip Benham and frequently encourage Christians to stand up for biblical truths in the public square, were asked how they would advise evangelical Christians as they got to the voting booths on Nov. 8. more >>