Gay advocates in Germany reportedly attacked Christian parents with "little bags of feces" and feces-stained pages ripped from the Bible for protesting a new government sex education program in schools that seeks to teach students about homosexuality.
A DW report explains that the protest is part of an ongoing debate over a plan in the state of Baden-Württemberg to include "sexual diversity" in the 2015 school curriculum. The details of that plan are still being hammered out.
A middle school teacher from the Black Forest region in southwest Germany launched a petition which branded the effort as "an educational, moral, and ideological reeducation" in the state's schools. more >>
A group of students at Aquinas College, a small Catholic school in Grand Rapids, Mich., pulled off what is perhaps the most epic April Fools prank on their macroeconomics professor and it has left the whole world laughing.
In just three days, a video recording of the prank had attracted nearly 15 million views and counting on YouTube.
According to the video, professor Stephen Barrows has a policy that any student who receives a call in his class has to accept it on speakerphone for all to hear. more >>
A mother said she was "proud" of her son for standing up for his First Amendment rights when he refused to put away his Bible at the recent demand of staff members during an after-school program in Cannon County, Tenn. The publicly-funded program has since educated its workers on students' constitutional rights to religious freedom.
Lisa Koepfgen recently expressed pride in her 9-year-old son, Austin Grayson, who attends the after-school REACH program in Woodbury, a part of Cannon County, Tenn. The American Civil Liberties Union contacted the after-school program to defend Austin after he was reportedly told by staff members that he could not read the Bible during a free-reading period. The staff then tried to take the boy's Bible, telling him they could lose their state funding if they allowed him to read it.
"I am so proud of my son for standing up for his right to read the Bible during free reading time at his after-school program, despite multiple staff members wrongly telling us it was against the law," Koepfgen said in a statement to The Blaze. "Clearly the REACH program also realized that they needed to retrain their staff on the Constitution's protection of students' religious freedom." more >>
WASHINGTON — Youth pastor skills translate well to serving in Congress, Rep. James Lankford told The Christian Post this week. He also explained his recent decision to run for the U.S. Senate.
"There's a lot of middle school behavior in Washington, D.C.," Lankford joked. "I look at that and I say, 'I've seen that before,' it was just with a 14-year-old."
Like youth ministry, he added, serving in Congress means working with people and solving problems. more >>
A Memphis mother got a lot more than Facebook likes and warm comments on the social medium when she posted a glowing picture of her 3-year-old daughter. Reactions from a few friends led to a revelation that her daughter was slowly going blind in one eye.
In the photo, pictured above, Taylor's daughter, Rylee, appears to have a glow in her left eye. While most people assumed that the glow was due to light from the camera used to take the picture, a few friends knew better.
"They said: 'Hey, I'm sure it's nothing. It's probably the lighting, but your daughter's eye is glowing and you might want to have it checked out because it's a sign there could be an issue with her eye,'" Taylor told Memphis, Tenn., news outlet WREG. more >>
Morality in Media, an anti-pornography organization which is part of the Coalition to End Sex Exploitation, is hosting a summit in Washington, D.C. to train people on how to combat pornography and sexual exploitation in their communities.
"We are not going to let the pornographers and pop media continue to push the lies that pornography is victimless, and because of the 'ubiquity' of porn, there is nothing we can do to stop sexual exploitation. There is a strong movement forming and all are encouraged to join us," Dawn Hawkins, executive director for Morality in Media, told The Christian Post Friday.
The event will be held at the Tyson's Corner Marriott in Virginia on May 16-17 and is billed as the conference that will officially kick-start the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation. Hawkins noted that this will be "the coalition's first event, as well as the first national conference on the harms of pornography in 27 years." more >>