Leading evangelist Franklin Graham took to Facebook last Friday to voice his disapproval with the University of Tennessee's new practice of encouraging students and faculty to use gender-neutral pronouns like "ze" and "zir" instead of gender specific pronouns like "she" and "her."
In a memo posted to the website for the University of Tennessee's Office for Diversity and Inclusion last week by the director of the school's Pride Center, Donna Braquet, it was advised that members of the university community should begin using gender neutral pronouns such as "ze," "hir," "hirs," "zir," zirs," "xem," and "xyr" to replace standard gender binary pronouns like "he," "she," "his," "her" and "hers."
The purpose behind using gender neutral pronouns, Braquet wrote, is to create a campus environment that is "welcoming and inclusive for all" as fall semester classes have started this month. more >>
A rescue dog's remarkable transformation brings tremendous joy to an autistic boy who struggles with social anxiety.
Johnny and his pit bull buddy, Xena, are now working to help spread positive messages to those who own animals, especially those who depend on their rescue dogs as therapy and service animals. Animals can make a difference in any household, and it's important that we treat them with care. One family brought joy and hope to this dog's life and he does something miraculous for their son and his new best friend, Johnny.
If you love animals you know how precious and comforting they can be for your family. more >>
Within the first few seconds after little Elha begins to sing, you will be blown away. God has given her a gift and she is using it to the fullest potential on this night ... Wow!
This beautiful young girl took the stage for an audition at The Voice Kids Philippines, and couldn't have put on a better show. Anyone who watches this will be completely memerized when she starts to sing. It's not everyday that you find a girl as well-coached as Elha, and with such confidence. The song choice complements her voice, and she is able to deliver it in such a magical way. Elha sings "You'll Never Walk Alone" beautifully.
Get ready to be covered in goosebumps from head to toe after hearing this audition. Be sure to SHARE this with all your friends and family! more >>
"Woodlawn," a faith-based sports film set to release in October that stars Sean Astin and Jon Voight, tells the true story of the Woodlawn High School football team in Birmingham, Alabama, giving their lives to Christ during desegregation in the 1970s.
Among the parties involved is NFL great Tony Nathan who is played by Caleb Castille.
A new trailer for the upcoming film oozes the Gospel and depicts the burning of crosses and mixing of black and white players at a time when racial tensions in the south were extremely high. more >>
A Kentucky high school has defied an atheist group's demand that the school keep prayer out of its pre-football game festivities, as the school kicked off its 2015 football season with a student-led invocation last Friday.
Prior to August 2011, Bell County High School practiced a long-standing tradition of letting a Christian pastor lead in a pre-game prayer over the stadium's public-address system as a way of asking God to keep the student-athletes safe.
But after the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the nation's largest atheist organization, filed a complaint with the school district's then-Superintendent George Thompson, and threatened to file a lawsuit, school officials decided to end the prayer tradition to avoid costly litigation. more >>
A group of students in Duke University's freshman class are speaking out publicly about their refusal to read a novel that was selected as the freshman summer reading book because the book's pornographic content violates their Christian beliefs and moral principles.
In April, Duke University announced that the book, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, an autobiographical novel written by New York Times best-selling author Alison Bechdel about her relationship with her father, was the one book selected from a list of six titles to be the class of 2019's "Common Experience" summer reading book.
Although Duke's summer reading program is not required, the purpose behind the program is to give incoming students the opportunity to discuss the book in small groups during their orientation before school starts. A special printing of the book was mailed over the summer to all incoming freshman. more >>