Grammy-nominated Christian contemporary singer Jamie Grace attended Adele's concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Tuesday night and was called up on stage to sing. The "Hello" singer was so impressed she asked Grace to keep singing and now the clip has gone viral.
The footage of Grace on stage with the mainstream star was posted by the Georgia native who couldn't believe she was singing in front of Adele. Grace was sitting close to the front of the stage with a friend and happened to get picked to join the Grammy award winner center stage.
"Sing some more. Sing anything you want," Adele said as soon as she heard Grace's voice. Grace sang Adele's "Remedy" and then Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling in Love." She fumbled the lyrics to "Remedy" in front of the sold-out crowd, but Adele fed her the words and encouraged her to sing "anything" else she wanted. more >>
The Rev. Samuel Rodriguez is "grateful" that the California legislature recently dropped a proposal in a pro-LGBT bill that critics say would have curbed religious liberty for private schools.
California state Sen. Ricardo Lara announced earlier this week that he was dropping a measure in a bill that would have removed certain exemptions from religious colleges.
As president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, Rodriguez said in a statement Wednesday that he and his organization "hope and pray that future legislative proposals will engage the faith community in a viable conversation that will protect the rights of all." more >>
Brian Houston, senior pastor of Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia, took to social media to share the surprise visit his granddaughter received on her 6th birthday from pop star Selena Gomez.
Gomez regularly talks about her love for Hillsong Church on social media, and Houston returned the sentiments by noting his admiration for the singer in a Facebook post that included a picture of Gomez and his granddaughter.
Monica Mares, a 36-year-old Clovis, New Mexico, mother and her 19-year-old son, Caleb Peterson, whom she recently reunited with after she gave him up for adoption when she was just 16, are now fighting for the right to maintain their sexual relationship "just like the gays" after they were arrested and charged with incest.
Mares and Peterson could each face up to three years in prison and a $5,000 fine if convicted, according to the Clovis News Journal. But her son believes if consenting gay adults are allowed to have sexual relationships without fear of the law, he and his mother should be allowed to live in peace as well.
"We are both consenting adults. If it comes down to it, it's just like the gays. As long as they're over 18 everything is fine. So I thought … I'm 19, she's and adult, I'm an adult, I can make my own decision. I never thought it would blow up like this. Honestly, if it wasn't that strong we would not be together," Peterson told the Daily Mail in a recent interview. more >>
A bumper crowd showed up to have fun at the Schlitterbahn Kansas City water park Wednesday with mixed reactions to the ghastly death suffered by 10-year-old Caleb Schwab on the Verrückt slide just three days earlier.
Schlitterbahn spokeswoman Winter Prosapio told The Associated Press outside the park's entrance Wednesday that while the company would not discuss the boy's death out of respect for his family, the turnout of patrons was "affirming."
"We didn't know if we'd get five people, 15 people. But this is affirming," she said. more >>
Steele Johnson says he knows God ordained his journey to the Olympics after he almost died trying to perfect his dives.
The 20-year-old won a silver medal alongside fellow Christian diver David Boudia in the men's synchronized diving 10m platform competition on Monday. Johnson took to Instagram to reveal that his first medal was a hard fought one, but glorified God for the process with Boudia.
"I have had an incredibly long and tough journey to get to this moment, but it was all worth it. God has ordained this unique relationship between David and I and the amount of wisdom David has shared with me is incredible," Johnson wrote on Instagram. "David has been the best mentor I could ever ask for, and I wouldn't want to share my first Olympic medal with anyone else. Thank you all for the love and support and GO USA!" more >>