A manager of the North Carolina diner that recently dropped its occasional 15 percent discount to customers who pray in public is speaking out on the threats of a lawsuit this week.
Mary's Gourmet Diner made international headlines after a customer shared her "praying in public" discount on Facebook, garnering thousands of likes and shares. However, the Winston-Salem, N.C. restaurant has already ended the deal after coming under legal fire. On Thursday, The Christian Post spoke with a manager at Mary's, who chose to go unamed, that described his disappointment in the controversy surrounding the discount.
"Our community has very strong individuals who have done nothing but support us and we give nothing but thanks to them. The ones that really have been harassing us are out of state individuals and not individuals that live in our community," said the manager, who wished to remain anonymous. "We are strong individuals, we have taken all of this in, and we appreciate everyone's support and unfortunately the bad has overruled the good." more >>
A mall in Georgia has garnered much criticism for reportedly barring a group of women from praying out loud at the shopping facility.
Dublin Mall, which is owned by MCK Properties, became the center of controversy after a security guard stopped a women's group from engaging in prayer.
Lecrae made history with his brand-new single "All I Need Is You" this week, becoming the first Christian hip-hop artist of all time to ever reach the number-one spot on iTunes.
The rapper spoke with The Christian Post about the achievement this week and stated that he does not view it as something to brag about.
"I don't look at it that way," the rapper said to CP on Wednesday. "I think it's phenomenal to make music that challenges people to think on morality, spirituality and the betterment of society. Many people do that. Some sing country or jazz - I rap. At the end of the day I'm not here to hold up the banner of a genre. I am here to hold up the banner of Truth. It's way bigger than genres and charts. I'm fighting to be a voice in culture. A voice in a dark world." more >>
A uniquely beautiful video entitled "A Sailor's Song" is offering viewers hope and encouragement to start over this week.
"A Sailor's Song" is the latest video in INSP's award-winning Moments series, and hit the web on Monday. The emotional clip features a weathered sailor who is struggling to reconnect with his son.
"Beginnings - the older you get, the rarer they become," the clip begins with stunning scenes of the ocean. more >>
Kristin Chenoweth is asking fans for their support through prayer after suffering unspecified health problems this week.
While the 46-year-old actress only hinted at the health issue, the star noted that she is "unable to move" with a tweet posted in the early morning hours of Monday, Aug. 4.
A Texas megachurch formerly affiliated with Presbyterian Church (USA) has joined a fast-growing nascent conservative reform body.
Grace Presbyterian Church of Houston, with approximately 2,000 members, was recently granted its request to be dismissed from PCUSA after voting to leave the liberal mainline denomination.