Pornography is occultism aided by unseen criminal spirits and it kills sexuality, says Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention.
In an article posted on his website Monday titled "Why Porn Kills Sex," Moore explained that consumption of pornography is more than just a random act driven by biology.
"In order to understand the power of pornography, we must ask why Jesus warned us that lust is wrong. This is not because God is embarrassed about sex (see "Solomon, Song of"). God designed human sexuality not to isolate but to connect. Sexuality is intended to bond a wife and a husband and, where conditions are met, to result in newness of life, thus connecting generations," Moore said. more >>
Mainstream entertainer Adrienne Bailon has finally broken her silence after it was recently reported by celebrity news sites and confirmed by Israel Houghton, multi-Grammy Award winning gospel singer, that they were dating after he recently finalized his divorce to his former wife of over 20 years.
Bailon, 32, had stayed mum as photos of her in a bikini on the beach in Mexico with Houghton, who is also the worship leader at Lakewood Church (currently on indefinite leave), circulated, sparking allegations that they were dating just a month after the gospel singer had publicly announced in February that his marriage was legally over. But during a recent episode of "The Real," Bailon addressed her new relationship for the first time.
"Yes I am dating, his name is Israel Houghton as some of you guys may know. I think I'm more than anything grateful that I have a platform like this, where I can be with my girls. The show is called 'The Real,' it is a place where we can speak about the truth," the TV personality and "The Real" co-host said. "With that being said, the man pictured here is not married. Praise God." more >>
A small college in New York City has announced that it will remove all gender identification signage from bathrooms across its campus in a move designed to get rid of "gendered spaces."
Cooper Union, an arts and engineering college in Manhattan that has an enrollment of less than 1,000, has decided to rid its school of signs denoting men's and women's bathrooms and instead place signs reading "restroom with urinals and stalls" and "restroom with only stalls."
The school's acting President Bill Mea announced in a March 18 email sent to the campus community that he has decided to not only remove gender identification from "any spaces" on campus but also open up all single-occupancy bathrooms for everyone to use. more >>
The Parents Television Council has denounced the TV ratings system, saying in a study released this week that it's "failing America's children" because it's not protecting them from graphic content in programming.
Authored by Christopher Gildemeister, Ph.D., PTC's head of research operations, the report stated that programs with graphic content are increasing and yet few are being rated properly.
"Between 2011 and 2014, all violence per hour of programming on prime-time broadcast TV increased 6 percent; weapon-related violence (involving guns, bladed weapons, and blunt force) increased 17 percent; and nudity increased 93 percent," wrote Gildemeister in the report released Monday. more >>
First Lady Michelle Obama is set to deliver the commencement addresses at Jackson State University, Santa Fe Indian School, and City College of New York in the next couple of months.
The three commencement speeches will be delivered as part of the First Lady's Reach Higher Initiative, the White House announced on Monday, April 4.
Obama will address over 1,000 spring graduates of Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi on Saturday, April 23. JSU is a Historically Black University that was built in 1877 to provide education for newly emancipated African Americans. The First Lady has delivered the graduation speech at a historically black university campus every year since her husband was elected president. more >>
A Florida pastor and his wife are in the process of adopting two homeless babies who were discovered by a ministry worker outside on a pile of trash bags wearing nothing but diapers.
With their own children aged 15, 13 and 8, Pastor Ronnie Stewart of Refuge Church in New Port Richey, Florida, and his wife, Krystal, thought they were finished raising toddlers and infants.
However, it became apparent last November that God had other plans. more >>