A Christian organization dedicated to highlighting the experiences of those raised under the controversial teachings of homeschooling and family planning advocate William G. "Bill" Gothard reports that the conservative Christian minister has been accused of sexually harassing dozens of young women and teen girls who worked or volunteered with his nonprofit.
Since the organization, Recovering Grace, published the allegations from various women online, critical mentions of Gothard's alleged sexual harassment have emerged in several publications, such as the Baptists Today News Journal, the Chicago Now blog, Patheos and the American Conservative.
On Feb. 3, Recovering Grace published an explanatory letter on its shift in mission, spurred by allegations made by at least 34 different women who claim they were victims of "textbook sexual harassment" and emotional abuse at the hands of Gothard. more >>
Millions of couples in the United States will find a myriad of creative ways to express their love for one another on Friday.
These offerings might include letters, candies, flowers, or even more commitment-based actions like marriage proposals.
It is yet another Saint Valentine's Day, a date where many focus on that special someone in their lives. While such expressions tend to have a strong certainty to their existence, such certainty does not reside with the namesake of the holiday. more >>
This little boy's father puts on the Superman film 'Man of Steel', and his reaction is priceless. The child really gets into a scene when Superman is flying in the air and keeps a smile on his face with his hands up. At only 16 months old, this adorable child is full of nothing but joy.
As the scenes get more intense, so does this little Superman fan. By watching this boy root and cheer on Superman, it may even tempt you to put your hands up and join him. It's moments like this that remind us how much of a blessing children are in our lives.more >>
A Canadian organization for the well-being of children said that a recent case where a Vancouver baby became the first person in B.C. to have three legal parents could set the precedent for step parents, grandparents, and ex-spouses to ask to be named on birth certificates.
"It would be interesting to know what rationale has been given to limit the number of parents on the birth certificate to three, and if such a limitation could stand up if challenged under human rights law," Helen Ward, president of Kids First Parent Association of Canada, commented to The Christian Post in an email on Thursday.
Ward, whose organization was started in 1987 and encourages the importance of child care being provided within the home by a parent, noted that human rights laws such as the Convention of the Rights of the Child, as well as the BC Family Act, require that such decisions be made in the "best interests of the child." more >>
The True Love Waits movement, known for spreading the message of sexual purity among young adults, has launched a new resource featuring a video-driven Bible study designed to encourage teenagers to pursue God through abstinence.
The eight-session curriculum, "True Love Project," not only teaches the importance of purity but it also calls on the next generation of students to understand their sexuality in light of the Gospel.
"The ultimate goal in life should be more than simply being a virgin on your wedding day. It should be to belong to Jesus on Judgment Day," Clayton King, who wrote the program along with his wife, Sharie, told The Christian Post. more >>
The American Heritage Girls, a Christian alternative to The Girl Scouts, is continuing to expand across the U.S. and the world, taking up the pro-life cause where others have not.
"They (The Girl Scouts) say they take no position and when one takes no position, they do take a position. That's a concern for me as a leader of a girls organization," said Patti Garibay, executive director of American Heritage Girls, in an interview with TheBlaze on Wednesday. "These are issues that girls do have to deal with – and if you're going to be a character-driven program … [abortion] is an issue that we can't just sweep under the carpet."
The group has grown in membership more than 40 percent in the past few years, with its 32,000 members spread across all 50 states and 14 countries. The Girl Scouts, on the other hand, while much larger in terms of membership, has seen a drop from 2.8 million members in 2003 to 2.2 million in 2013. more >>