A group of pro-life activists and leaders including presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul denied that Republicans in Congress will shut down the federal government over Planned Parenthood funding.
The Capitol Hill rally, "#WomenBetrayed: The Real Stories Rally & Lobby Day," took place amid speculation that Republicans will force a government shutdown to stop Planned Parenthood from receiving federal funding.
Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, told those gathered Thursday afternoon that contrary to some reports pro-lifers did not want a government shutdown. more >>
ORLANDO — The organizer of the three-day Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Summit, says a major purpose of this weeks conference is to raise awareness of the importance of reframing porn addiction as a "public health crisis."
"Pornography leads to increased violence against women, sexual dysfunction among young men and lifelong addictions. The child pornography epidemic is overwhelming jails, increasing divorce rates, and the sexual templates of young children are being gravely affected due to earlier exposure," said Dawn Hawkins, vice president and executive director of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation in an interview with The Christian Post.
Hawkins, who is the organizer of the second annual summit, further emphasized that the moral and spiritual sides of the argument are still essential. more >>
Parent's Question: Our children are too old for camp – at least in their opinion – and they were too lazy or unmotivated for summer jobs. They lazed around the house with too much time in front of electronic screens – or they kept asking us for "frozen yogurt and movie" money. My wife thinks I am being too harsh, but I don't think so. What can we do differently next summer so we don't have a repeat of this irritating display of indolence?more >>
A just under 2-minute video created by viral media outlet BuzzFeed featuring a group of gay, feminist and liberal Christian millennials explaining why they don't fit the stereotypical view of Christians is now getting flak from conservatives online who argue that it does nothing to promote Christ.
The video, which was posted to Facebook on Sunday, had been viewed more than 10 million times as of noon on Wednesday. It features five women and one man declaring that they aren't homophobic, closeminded, uneducated or judgmental. One woman even noted that although she doesn't believe in sex before marriage she gives sex advice.
Days prior to the release of the video on Facebook, former White House staffer Michael Wear appears somewhat prescient in a tweet on millennials and Christianity. more >>
Much of what we see broadcast about world news and events is negative, and many believe that this generation of children has no hope. Even the parents in this video seem skeptical. But when the children are interviewed, their words can restore every doubters' faith in humanity.
The world can make you think that no one cares about negative events that transpire, or about what's going on with our children, because people are busy or don't have time. But that is not a good example to set for our children. We should always show that we care about them and about what's going on around us, and teach them to stay positive. We must remember to teach them good principles, and most of all, about Jesus. Giving this generation these examples will allow them to prevail against all odds. The care you give your children, they will give back to the world.
So we all need to ask ourselves this question: Are we doing enough to inspire our children to care? more >>
Middle school parents in Tennessee are voicing concern with the Maury County School District after they discovered that their students were instructed to write "Allah is the only god" in order to translate the Islamic pillar of creed for a world history project.
After Brandee Porterfield's seventh-grade daughter brought home her Five Pillars of Islam project that she completed for her history class, which included the translation of the pillar of "Shahada" as being "There is no god but Allah; Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah," Porterfield complained to officials at Spring Hill Middle School.
Although Porterfield does not object to her child being taught details on the Islamic religion, she does oppose the fact that her daughter's history unit has not yet taught her about theological components of Christianity or Judaism. Porterfield believes that the state mandated history curriculum's overexposure to Islam is tantamount to state sponsorship of Islam. more >>