Monica Mares, a 36-year-old Clovis, New Mexico, mother and her 19-year-old son, Caleb Peterson, whom she recently reunited with after she gave him up for adoption when she was just 16, are now fighting for the right to maintain their sexual relationship "just like the gays" after they were arrested and charged with incest.
Mares and Peterson could each face up to three years in prison and a $5,000 fine if convicted, according to the Clovis News Journal. But her son believes if consenting gay adults are allowed to have sexual relationships without fear of the law, he and his mother should be allowed to live in peace as well.
"We are both consenting adults. If it comes down to it, it's just like the gays. As long as they're over 18 everything is fine. So I thought … I'm 19, she's and adult, I'm an adult, I can make my own decision. I never thought it would blow up like this. Honestly, if it wasn't that strong we would not be together," Peterson told the Daily Mail in a recent interview. more >>
A bumper crowd showed up to have fun at the Schlitterbahn Kansas City water park Wednesday with mixed reactions to the ghastly death suffered by 10-year-old Caleb Schwab on the Verrückt slide just three days earlier.
Schlitterbahn spokeswoman Winter Prosapio told The Associated Press outside the park's entrance Wednesday that while the company would not discuss the boy's death out of respect for his family, the turnout of patrons was "affirming."
"We didn't know if we'd get five people, 15 people. But this is affirming," she said. more >>
Steele Johnson says he knows God ordained his journey to the Olympics after he almost died trying to perfect his dives.
The 20-year-old won a silver medal alongside fellow Christian diver David Boudia in the men's synchronized diving 10m platform competition on Monday. Johnson took to Instagram to reveal that his first medal was a hard fought one, but glorified God for the process with Boudia.
"I have had an incredibly long and tough journey to get to this moment, but it was all worth it. God has ordained this unique relationship between David and I and the amount of wisdom David has shared with me is incredible," Johnson wrote on Instagram. "David has been the best mentor I could ever ask for, and I wouldn't want to share my first Olympic medal with anyone else. Thank you all for the love and support and GO USA!" more >>
Countless people are calling for the firing of NBC gymnastics announcer Al Trautwig who refused to call Simone Biles' mother and father her parents due to her adoption.
Simone's longtime Coach Aimee Boorman took to Twitter to reveal the gymnast's reaction.
The 17-story Verrückt water slide at the Schlitterbahn Kansas City park where Caleb Schwab, the 10-year-old son of Christian Republican Kansas state Rep. Scott Schwab died Sunday, will remain shuttered for the rest of the season.
Schlitterbahn Kansas City said in a statement Tuesday they would reopen a "limited portion" of the park on Wednesday for the first time since Caleb's death but would keep the 17-story slide closed. Park officials also noted that they would continue to pray for everyone affected by the tragedy.
"Here at Schlitterbahn we continue to pray and keep in our thoughts everyone impacted by the tragic events on Sunday and we are keeping the Schwab family in our prayers. A limited portion of our Kansas City park will open for guests at noon on Wednesday. Verrückt will not re-open for the remainder of the season," the statement said. more >>
"Duck Dynasty" star Sadie Robertson has confirmed that she's dating Texas A&M quarterback Trevor Knight, and like the reality TV star, the athlete has a strong Christian faith that he unashamedly talks about.
Rumors of a romance between the quarterback and Robertson first started circulating when they were spotted out together at a Justin Bieber concert five months ago.
"We've been dating for three weeks, so it's super chill," the "Duck Dynasty" star told ET on Monday. Robertson said after the Bieber concert they didn't talk for a month. But when Knight finally called to find out why they hadn't spoken, they hit it off and decided to make it official. more >>