British Prime Minister David Cameron is set to say in prepared remarks that some sections of the Islamic community in the U.K. are failing to speak out against "Islamic extremist ideology," which is leading to young British people joining terror group ISIS.
The Independent reported that Cameron is set to argue at a security conference in Slovakia that when youths see some parts of the Muslim community back home condoning such ideology, they feel motivated to join jihadist groups.
"We've always had angry young men and women buying into supposedly revolutionary causes. This one is evil, it is contradictory, it is futile – but it is particularly potent today. I think part of the reason it's so potent is that it has been given this credence," Cameron is set to say. more >>
Lone gunman Dylan Roof, 21, who shot and killed nine Christians during a Bible study at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston Wednesday, purportedly boasted to friends about his plans to "kill a bunch of people," but later confessed to police he "almost didn't go through with it because everyone was so nice to him."
Roof was captured in Shelby, North Carolina, during a traffic stop on a tip from a local woman named Debbie Dills who said of the apprehension of Roof, "God had his hand in it." In an NBC interview, the woman claimed not to be a hero but only "a willing vessel."
Dill said she spent a lot of time praying for the church and victims before she spotted the suspicious black sedan while commuting to work. After the tip, police almost immediately apprehended the suspect. more >>
As June rolls on, many Americans are waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court to deliver a landmark decision on whether or not states can ban gay marriage.
Many legal experts believe the court will strike down the bans, thus declaring gay marriage a constitutional right.
Although it's a landmark decision and while many might see it as the end of the debate, a quick survey of American history shows that landmark Supreme Court decisions can be a little overrated on the landmark part. more >>
The Chobani yogurt brand released a 30-second commercial this week that features a lesbian couple naked in bed together as part of its seven-part "Love This Life" campaign which is being protested against by One Million Mom's for it's attempt to "normalize sin."
The spot, according to Chobani CMO Peter McGuinness, is all about inclusion.
"For us, it's why not [feature a same-sex couple] — not why," declared McGuiness in an interview with Adweek. "There's nothing new here, per se. Inclusion and equality has been and is foundational and fundamental to the company." more >>
Most people have never heard of a goldendoodle dog before. It's a delightful blend of a golden retriever and a poodle. This dog has the keen hunting instincts of a retriever and the intelligent charm of a poodle. Hope is a rare breed with a remarkable story.
Hope is a goldendoodle with her own special needs, but she is also strong enough to help humans in need. A dangerous accident once threatened to take her away. In spite of it all, her loving spirit and gentle attitude helped an autistic boy enhance his speech by being the focus of his therapy. Hope is requested all the time for hospital visits to cheer up ill patients. She is also an incredible actress who has appeared in over a dozen performances. Her bravery is an inspiration to any person or animal. We could all use a little Hope in our lives.
Check out Hope's story below: more >>
Megachurch pastor Bishop T.D. Jakes of The Potter's House in Dallas, Texas, says attendees of this year's MegaFest are in for a "mega experience" and shared why the festival is so dear to his heart.
In August, Jakes will kick-off the three-day revival in "Big D" as tens of thousands from around the world are expected to attend. Since launching in 2004, MegaFest has grown to become one of the largest faith-based multi-day festivals in the United States with organizers saying it has so far reached nearly 1 million people worldwide.
"It's very, very dear to my heart because I think it creates an atmosphere that people of faith need," Jakes told The Christian Post. "To come into an environment that is designed for people of faith that still has church and has worship and all of that, but also has fu n— [such as] comedy shows so you can bring your kids or your grandmother too." more >>