Their 3-year-old son who liked to wear his sister's clothes and pink boots told them last year that he was unhappy being a boy. Now, an Oakland couple is trying to keep their son happy by supporting his transition from a boy named "Jack" to a girl called "Jackie."
"Jackie just looked really, really sad; sadder than a 3-and-a-half-year-old should look," the boy's mother, Mary Carter, told NPR about the life-changing moment last year when she decided to support his transition from Jack to Jackie. "This weight that looked like it weighed more than she did, something she had to say and I didn't know what that was."
"So I asked. I said, 'Jackie, are you sad that you're not going to school today?' And Jackie was really quiet and put her head down and said 'No, I'm sad because I'm a boy,'" said Carter. more >>
The audio Bible recording company Faith Comes By Hearing has distributed over 500,000 digital audio Gospels, about the size of a pack of gum, to U.S. military troops, which allows them to continue learning the Gospel while they're deployed away from their families, homes and churches.
The device, which fits conveniently inside of troops' pockets, is called the Military BibleStick and comes preloaded with the entire New Testament and specially selected Psalms. The device is also durable enough to withstand wet and rainy weather conditions.
Witnesses are reporting that the Islamic State terrorist organization has "crucified" dozens of men and boys in the streets of the Syrian province of Deir Ezzor who were allegedly caught breaking their fast and eating during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
Eyewitnesses told the Syrian news agency ARA News that eastern Syrian streets are lined with crucified victims who violated the terrorist group's stringent religious requirement for people of all ages living in its territories to fast during the month of Ramadan, which lasts from June 17 through July 17.
"Those who break Ramadan are being crucified on electricity poles in Deir Ezzor," a witness said. "The roads are filled with crucified men who violated the group's strict regulations during Ramadan. There are dozens of victims who remain hanged on electricity poles across the province." more >>
Christian actress Tamera Mowry-Housley and her husband, FOX News correspondent Adam Housley, are expressing their gratitude after being blessed with the delivery of a healthy baby girl on Wednesday.
The Housleys named the new addition to their family Ariah Talea Housley, according to People magazine. The baby was born at 2:54 p.m. on July 1 with a weight of 10 pounds, 2 ounces and 20.5 inches.
The parents of 2 ½ year old son, Aden John Tanner Housley, spoke to People about how blessed they felt to welcome their second healthy child into the word. more >>
A military father was out on deployment and decided to send his little girl a present back home. When she received it she was jumping with joy. But she knew that the teddy bear couldn't replace her daddy.
That's when something incredible happens! It's hard to imagine how it feels when someone you love is away on a deployment. Only people that have been through it can really explain what it feels like. In this video, a loving father sends his baby girl a teddy bear that speaks a message. It says "I love you baby girl" and she falls in love with it instantly. The talking bear was her best friend.
But, as time went on, she missed her real dad. When you hear this hero family's story you're going to need tissues! This is a heartwarming ad really touches your heart. more >>
A retired professional wrestler who named himself after the famous evangelist Rev. Billy Graham is lobbying for a new job with the largest pro-wrestling organization in the United States.
"Superstar" Billy Graham, a former world champion and periodic critic of the current pro-wrestling industry, has posted on social media about his efforts to get a position with World Wrestling Entertainment.
In a Facebook post from Tuesday, Graham specifically expressed interest in working at the NXT, WWE's Florida-based developmental program. more >>