After winning support for gay marriage through the image of the monogamous same-sex couple, a coalition of LGBT groups has released a joint statement in solidarity with Amnesty international's recent support for decriminalizing prostitution.
Multiple United States-based LGBT groups released the joint statement Thursday in support of the recently approved resolution by Amnesty International championing the decriminalization of sex work.
Signed by the Transgender Law Center, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), Lambda Legal, National Center for Lesbian Rights, and the National Center for Transgender Equality, the statement applauds prostitution as a survival skill for runaway gay youth. more >>
NEW YORK — Nearly three years after bursting onto the gospel music scene with her signature hit "Break Every Chain" from her Grace album, Grammy award-winning singer Tasha Cobbs is back with a brand new live album, One Place Live. The worship album features a raw and mature sound, both lyrically and vocally.
Back in May, the gospel music sensation debuted her lead single, "Jesus Saves," an uplifting worship song that quickly landed at No.1 on Billboard's Gospel Digital Songs chart. During an interview with The Christian Post, Cobbs explained that the track was inspired in part by her previous battle with depression.
"The song actually just brings me back to that place where Jesus saved me," said Cobbs, who battled depression on and off for three years. "And I think I talk about that a little, but throughout your life He saves you from different things that you may struggle with." more >>
Illinois approved a bill that prevents minors from receiving sexual orientation change efforts therapy from their therapists even if they want it.
Republican Governor Bruce Rauner signed House Bill 217 into law Thursday afternoon without an official statement provided, along with a host of other bills on different issues.
The Human Rights Campaign, a national organization that supports bans on conversion therapy for minors, hailed the signing of the bill into law. more >>
Rumor has it that cats are sometimes not seen as warm and loving family pets. But for those who believe that, be aware — this is just an old cat myth. Wait until you see this baby's face when her cat visits her crib!
This baby is full of pure joy when she's introduced to her family cat. You can see pure excitement in her eyes. Believe it or not, cats love to cuddle. When they are in the mood they love getting attention, and won't turn it down. This adorable little girl knows exactly how to give her cat attention. It looks like a friendship that is starting very early, right in front of your eyes.
If you want to make someone SMILE today, be sure to SHARE this video with him or her. more >>
Two organizations that strongly oppose the Common Core State Standards for education have graded the 2016 Republican presidential candidates on their efforts to combat the standards. In a report card released Wednesday, two presidential candidates received failing grades, while only two candidates received grades of an "A minus."
The Pulse 2016, a project run by American Principles in Action and Cornerstone Policy Research, have evaluated 15 of the GOP candidates on how they have responded to concerns about Common Core raised by parents and teachers throughout the country.
As the federal government has incentivized the Common Core set of standards by requiring states to adopt the standards in order to receive some of the $4.35 billion in "Race to the Top" education funding, many parents, local school officials and education experts have argued that the Common Core standards are inferior and takes control over curriculum decisions away from local school boards and administrators, and into the hands of centralized bureaucracies and large companies. more >>
How sadly true it is that so much of the American Body of Christ runs on a "starvation diet of community," as Rosaria often phrases it. It's so easy in our busy culture for us to get stuck in the ruts of our life routines and neglect to conform those routines to the image the Bible has pictured for us.
We go to church, our Sunday school class, and maybe a mid-week small group (if our church offers that), and scribble three checkmarks onto our list of Christian must-do's for the week. This is how many of us have grown to view and practice community — oh but what a far cry it is from what God commands of us and wants for us. It may be feasible, though I doubt it, for married believers with families to get by on this starvation diet. But it's not feasible for the single people in our churches. In fact, it's spiritually lethal.
Last week at an Ethics and Religious Liberty conference on gay marriage (Equip Austin), Mike Goeke shared that in his decades of experience in sexual identity ministry, he's found that the majority of same sex attracted people who fall back into their former way of life are propelled in that direction by loneliness — not just mere romantic loneliness, but deep, comprehensive loneliness. more >>