A 15-year-old orphan boy desperate for a home exposed the heartbreaking state of adoption in the United States recently when he swallowed his fear and stood before a packed church and begged anyone to adopt him but someone is yet to give him a home.
"My name is Davion and I've been in foster care since I was born ... I know God hasn't given up on me. So I'm not giving up either," said the amazingly optimistic Davion Only in a Tampa Bay Times report at the St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Davion was born while his mother was in jail and she died there last year. He currently lives at the Eckerd's Carlton Manor residential group home with 12 teenage boys where there are rules for every activity and cameras recording everything. more >>
Popular youth evangelist Matt Pitt, 30, who founded one of America's largest Christian youth ministries known as The Basement will spend the next 10 months in jail after an Alabama judge revoked his probation for a 2012 crime on Tuesday.
The evangelist made headlines in August after he jumped off a 45-foot cliff in an unsuccessful attempt to elude Alabama police for allegedly impersonating a police officer for the second time since 2012.
Shelby County District attorney Robby Owens told AL.COM on Tuesday after Pitt's revocation hearing that Pitt should have pleaded to a felony for impersonating a police officer in 2012, but he had offered him a chance to plea to a misdemeanor thinking that the youth pastor would stay out of trouble with his work at The Basement. He expressed regret at the turn of events and said he felt betrayed. more >>
A 22-year-old woman whose life was spared with the help of a Christian adoption agency after her biological mother was raped has been voted Auburn University's 100th homecoming queen and she is now using her inspiring story to encourage people to adopt.
The young woman, Molly Anne Dutton, was elected homecoming queen by the nation's most conservative student body over the weekend after running on a platform advocating adoption, according to a Yellowhammer News report.
Dutton shared the inspiring story of her biological mother who became pregnant after she was raped while living with her husband in California. Her mother's husband threatened to divorce her if she didn't abort Molly but the brave woman chose a different path. more >>
Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) declared victory in a Christmas music case following a public outcry against a Wisconsin school board's alleged attempt to limit religious songs in school performances. The Master Singers, Wausau West High School's elite choir, which formed the center of the debate, resumed practice on Tuesday.
"The courts have never thought [of religious songs in schools as] a problem because there's obvious secular reasons for them in concerts," Rory Gray, ADF litigation counsel, told The Christian Post on Tuesday. Gray argued for the cultural and educational value of traditional religious songs, mentioning that many traditional carols involve "complex music, written by masters."
The controversy arose early this month when Phillip Buch, director of Wausau West High School's choral programs since 1981, told the Wausau Daily Herald that Wausau School Distrcit administrators gave him three restricting options for Christmas music: include five secular, nonreligious songs for every faith-based carol; hold a concert without any Christmas music; or postpone concerts in December. more >>
Tennessee's Republican Party has sent a letter to school superintendents denouncing an earlier letter from a civil liberties group expressing opposition to prayer at high school football games.
Tennessee GOP Chairman Chris Devaney sent the letter to superintendents last week in response to an American Civil Liberties Union letter sent earlier this month.
A Texas academic institution rejected an ad and barred a raffle for a free concealed carry class at a pro-Second Amendment event organized by a nationwide conservative student group.
Texas Christian University rejected a proposed ad by Young Americans for Freedom for a pro-gun rights event, barring the flyer from being posted at facilities.
The university also did not allow a raffle to take place at the on-campus event whose winner would have received a free concealed carry class. more >>