The reason why five Romanian Pentecostal children were seized from their parents in November by Norwegian child services is because authorities used the fact that parents disciplined their children with spankings to charge them with child abuse, an activist close to the situation says.
Lawyer Peter Costea, the president of the Alliance for Romania's Families who has been in frequent communication with the family and its lawyers and has access to court records, told The Christian Post on Monday that court documents indicate that the five children of Ruth and Marius Bodnariu were taken from their parents' custody on Nov. 16, 2015, because the children told investigators that their parents spanked them as a disciplinary measure.
Costea explained that on Nov. 16, the Bodnariu's two daughters got into a fight on the bus while on the way to school and the oldest daughter was then questioned by the school's principal how they were being treated by the parents at home. more >>
A top executive at Google has suggested that IS' access to the Internet be blocked to stop the terror group from using the Web as a propaganda platform.
While speaking at the Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House in London Monday, Jared Cohen, Google's head of ideas, suggested that IS has taken advantage of social media platforms as a recruitment tool, especially for young, impressionable westerners.
Cohen said a "short-term win" for this problem would be to force IS to be contained to the "dark web," thus making it more difficult for Internet users to come into contact with the terrorist organization and risk being recruited to join its ranks. more >>
WASHINGTON — The mass excitement, interest and outrage that ensued following the release of the Center for Medical Progress' undercover Planned Parenthood videos last summer "is dead," a pro-life author asserted Thursday.
Trillia Newbell, who is the director of community outreach for the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and author of the 2015 book Fear and Faith: Finding the Peace Your Heart Craves, participated in a panel discussion at the 2016 Evangelicals for Life conference where she discussed how millennials are impacting the pro-life movement.
Newbell was asked by moderator Briana Stensrud about the CMP Planned Parenthood undercover videos that showed the inhumane realities behind the practices at abortion clinics and what they have done to change the abortion landscape in communities. more >>
Ever wonder what happened to the boy at the center of the book and movie "Heaven is for Real"? What became of him after all that hubbub?
Colton Burpo's reported trip to Heaven captivated millions, fostering much debate and discussion about the afterlife and near-death experiences.
Flash forward to the modern day and Burpo is a teenager singing a praise song uploaded to YouTube by Nick Carleton. more >>
Sadie Robertson is doing more than just capitalizing off of her celebrity, she is making sure that the products she sells can also change lives.
The 18-year-old "Duck Dynasty" star who also made a name for herself on ABC's "Dancing With The Stars" in 2014, has a number of business ventures under her belt. Aside from becoming the face of the Wild Blue Denim brand and collaborating with faith-based technology company, BelieveTek, Robertson also teamed up with Roma Boots to create a line that would combat poverty.
The television star joined the rain boot company for a "boot drop" last month where she traveled to Guatemala and helped deliver hundreds of boots to children who needed them. more >>
Tim Tebow rose to fame as a college football star, but he is not shying away from warning others about turning high profile athletes and sports into idols.
"We choose to idolize certain things, and love certain things," Tebow said while speaking at a benefit for the Cancer Wellness Foundation of Central Alabama. "I'm not saying it's wrong to love sports, I love them as much as anybody. But do we choose to really see what matters?"
As a speaker at the Montgomery, Alabama, benefit called "The Journey Continues" Tebow invited three "wish girls" battling cancer to join him. Instead of focusing on celebrities, the athlete-turned-college football analyst spoke about how "messed up" it was that people were not honoring those trying to overcome cancer. more >>