A 50-year-old Florida mother was arrested and jailed last Thursday for allegedly pimping her three teenage daughters in a family run prostitution ring.
The Orlando Sentinel reported that Paula Howard, of St. Cloud Fla., allegedly served as the madam for her three daughters aged, 16, 17 and 18 in the West U.S. Highway 192 prostitution ring.
According to the Osceola County Sheriff's Office, Howard approached an undercover detective posing as a "John" in front of a bus stop at about 2:30 p.m., Thursday, and made arrangements for him to have sex with one of her daughters. more >>
The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) gave American colleges a "C" for core curriculum with its 2013-2014 "What Will They Learn?" report. A Christian administrator explains the meaning behind the confusing offerings at college campuses and CP lists six of the strangest classes actually being taught this semester in colleges and universities across America.
Colleges "are wasting students' time," Robert F. Davis, a former vice president for Advancement at Bryan College in Tennessee and consulting vice president for Advancement and Alumni Affairs at Liberty University in Virginia, told The Christian Post in an interview on Monday. Davis attacked classes "that amount to basket weaving for the typical athlete," and contribute to a "vapid" education.
Instead of courses that require students to think critically, Davis explained, the typical classes taught at most colleges and universities amount to "mere indoctrination." It doesn't matter what a professor believes, the administrator argued, so long as he or she encourages students to engage the material and question assumptions in an academic way that doesn't amount to humiliating those who disagree. more >>
Popular Youth Evangelist Matt Pitt might be in jail for the next 10 months but it's not stopping him from using everything in his power to get his fellow inmates to turn to the Lord. And last Thursday he revealed he was using the power of "beautiful women" to lure men into his church.
"So I'm telling you I am using everything I can to get everybody in this building (jail) saved," explained Pitt in a just over 12-minute phone call from jail with his church, The Basement, recorded in a YouTube video and posted online last Thursday.
He explained to his followers that he had started a Basement operation in jail and is working hard at converting his jail mates for Christ but admitted that "some of these cats are hard" and it wasn't every day that he was able to bring someone to the Lord. more >>
New Jersey's MacFarland Intermediate School has lifted its controversial ban on Christmas carols after beings contacted by the Alliance Defending Freedom, in a decision that was said to have divided the parents in the district.
"In reviewing additional legal considerations and advice on this matter and the expressed sentiments of the community at large, I have reconsidered the decision on the musical selection for the upcoming winter programs so that pieces with traditional and historical religious origins will be permitted," Superintendent Constance Bauer said, according to an update on the school's upcoming winter concert.
Two families had complained about allowing Christmas carols for the winter concert, and Bauer originally decided to follow "legal recommendations" and remove religious songs from the festivities. The district's legal firm, Parker McCay of Mount Laurel, had determined that "religious music should not be part of the elementary program(s)," according to Burlington County Times. more >>
A Texas student is threatening to sue his school district for suspending him after he tore up a bible on campus last week. The student is claiming he ripped up the bible as a form of protest because he was being "bullied" for being gay.
Isaiah Smith, an 18-year-old senior at Birdville High School in North Richland Hills, Texas, was expelled for three days last week after he brought his bible to school and began tearing up pages from the Book of Leviticus in front of students who he says had been taunting him about being gay, telling him he was going to hell for his sexual orientation.
"At my high school, some kids like to say that being gay is a sin and that you can't be gay and Christian," Smith said. "I wanted to bring my Bible to school and interpret the books of Leviticus and Romans, because they are often used to bully gay people," Smith told the Fort-Worth Star Telegram. more >>
In a triumphant move over his acute stammer which used to get him bullied in high school, a British teen moving on to college delivered a farewell speech in front of his classmates and teachers that made it difficult for them to keep their eyes dry.
The teen, Musharaf Asghar, was a character and student in a British documentary television series called "Educating Yorkshire," which chronicled the lives of students and staff at Thornhill Community Academy, a high school equivalent in the diverse Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.
Much like Colin Firth's character in the 2010 movie, "The King's Speech," Musharaf's struggles with his stammer is highlighted in a YouTube clip from the series and ends with him thanking his teachers and classmates for cheering him on to the point of graduating with a pass in his oral English exams. more >>