A leader in the field of sexual orientation change efforts therapy has denounced the therapy's negative portrayal following the Obama Administration's support for banning the practice. Obama supports the right to an abortion for minors, but would deny them therapies to help with same-sex attraction if they want it, he pointed out.
Last week, President Barack Obama came out in support of bans on conversion therapy for gay and transgender youths.
David Pruden, executive director of the Alliance for Therapeutic Choice and Scientific Integrity, provided The Christian Post with comments denouncing what he called "misleading" descriptions of conversion therapy. more >>
A nurse at a public school in Pennsylvania has been accused of denying treatment to a sick student after the youth refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.
"To say that the actions of school district staff in this situation have inflicted trauma upon this child would be an understatement," wrote Monica Miller of the American Humanist Association, in a letter sent last week to Carlisle Area School District Superintendent John W. Friend and Principal Colleen Friend regarding the allegation, which was said to have taken place at Wilson Middle School.
"She was bullied and subjected to public embarrassment for doing nothing more than harmlessly exercising her constitutional rights." more >>
Students in New Jersey will still be able to recite the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance, as an atheist organization has reportedly dropped its lawsuit.
Last year, the American Humanist Association's legal arm sued a New Jersey school district to get "under God" removed from the pledge.
The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a Washington D.C.-based group that supports the phrase being in the pledge, announced Monday morning that the AHA has been defeated. more >>
A contestant on "The Voice" comes out and does something that will touch your soul. Koryn Hawthorn will blow you away with her powerful version of "How Great Thou Art."
From start to finish, her powerful words touch your soul and make you want to get up and praise the Lord. It is always a special moment when a young person chooses a song about the Lord to share with the world. This rendition has all the makings of a winning contestant.
Koryn's voice is unique and sounds great to a song like this. She definitely doesn't hold back anything when she gets up on stage and sing her heart out. Beautiful in every way. Hallelujah! more >>
"Duck Dynasty" star Willie Robertson joined the millions of people responding to his daughter Sadie's inspirational video that encourages fans to find confidence in God.
The CEO of the Duck Commander family business and his wife, Korie, star on "Duck Dynasty" along with their five children, patriarch Phil Robertson, and the rest of their family.
Sadie, however, has channeled the family's fame into a positive message to fans. After appearing on "Dancing With the Stars" and penning a book, Live Original, 17-year-old Sadie released an inspirational video that went viral on YouTube. Speaking to The Christian Post, Willie expressed pride for his daughter. more >>
President Barack Obama symbolically demonstrated support for certain transgender political goals this week by announcing his support for bans on conversion therapy for youth and the addition of a gender neutral bathroom in the White House.
In response to a petition posted on a White House website, the Obama administration expressed its support for Sexual Orientation Change Efforts Therapy.
Valerie Jarrett, a senior presidential adviser, wrote in the official response to the petition that President Obama supported such a ban. more >>