Distinguished scholars at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland released a new 143-page report on Monday that argues that there is not enough definitive scientific evidence available to suggest that gay, lesbian and transgender individuals are born with a certain sexual orientation or gender identity.
In the three-part report published by The New Atlantis, Lawrence Mayer, a scholar-in-residence at Johns Hopkins University's psychiatry department and a professor of statistics and biostatistics at Arizona State University, and Paul McHugh, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Johns Hopkins, take on prevailing claims that sexual orientation and gender dysphoria are caused by natural traits.
Additionally, the scholars challenge the claim that discrimination and social stigma is the sole reason why those with same-sex attractions or transgender identity suffer higher rates of mental health problems. more >>
The Satanic Temple is one step closer to forming a chapter of its After School Satan Club at an elementary school in Utah.
Earlier this year, the satanist group announced that it's starting After School Satan Club chapters in public schools across the country, including Vista Elementary of Taylorsville, located within the Granite School District.
A representative of the Satanic Temple emailed The Christian Post providing an update on the effort to establish an ASSC chapter at Vista. more >>
Sadie Robertson is hinting at a new venture she is undertaking — the launch of her very own app.
The 19-year-old "Duck Dynasty" star took to Twitter to announce her big news. "Excited to announce I have an app coming soon," she wrote.
While the technical details about Robertson's upcoming app haven't yet been made available, she hinted at what fans could expect with elements like, "DIY, behind the scenes on the live original tour and just life!" more >>
LOS ANGELES – "Ben-Hur" actress Nazanin Boniadi, who plays the leading lady in the Paramount Pictures and MGM reboot, says she is proud to be a part of a production that offers positive faith in trouble times like these.
"For me personally I'm an activist so I see a lot of turmoil and heartache in the world and tragedy. I think we've always had that throughout time but now I think more so, we need to have this message out there," Boniadi told The Christian Post at a recent screening.
"Ben-Hur" was executive produced by outspoken Hollywood Christian couple Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, and although it's not overtly Christian, the new version of the motion picture is laced with the message of Christ. more >>
Oklahoma Wesleyan University recently agreed to join a lawsuit against the Obama Administration over campus sexual assault case standards, arguing that they violate student rights to due process.
The Christian school filed the suit Monday, becoming the first and thus far only higher education institution to challenge a 2011 mandate from the federal government regarding campus sexual assault cases.
In a statement released Monday, Oklahoma Wesleyan President Dr. Everett Piper declared that "OKWU will always defend our students' constitutional rights." more >>
When it comes to her family, actress and TV personality Candace Cameron Bure keeps things fairly private. But in a social media post earlier this week, the "Fuller House" star shared the family's celebration of her daughter Natasha's 18th birthday.
In a message posted to Instagram Tuesday, Bure allowed followers to join in on the birthday celebration with the message: "My little pumpkin turned 18 today!! Happy birthday @natashabure."
Bure also included a picture of her daughter when she was a toddler. "I wish you could stay this little forever, but you'll always be my baby girl." more >>