A 5-year-old wanting to pray over her lunch while at an Oviedo, Fla. school was allegedly prevented from doing so by the lunch monitor. The family of the girl has posted a video to YouTube, with her telling her story in order to bring awareness to the situation. The school has insisted that the little girl does have the right to pray, as does every student in the school.
"The lunch teacher said, 'You're not allowed to pray,'" Gabriella Perez said in the YouTube video. "I said, 'It's good to pray.' I tried to pray but I couldn't because I was caught again. She said, 'It's not good.'"
Gabriella said that the monitor stopped her when she bowed her head to pray over her lunch, which is a family tradition. Her parents, Kathy and Marcos, fully believe their daughter's story, even though the principal of the school said she could not find anyone to verify Gabriella's story. more >>
A Wisconsin church plans to create an unforgettable night for special needs students by hosting individuals with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and Autism as honored guests at a prom next month.
Great Lakes Church says the event's concept is compassionately simple. Students are pampered and paired with a high school student who acts as their host for the night while keeping them company and providing assistance if needed.
"The goal for this free event is to celebrate our honored guests, who sometimes feel marginalized, while throwing a party that will become the highlight of their life," according to a statement released by the church. more >>
A Christian student has filed a lawsuit against a Virginia academic institution over allegations that he was prohibited from preaching on campus.
Brought before the Eastern District of Virginia Newport News Division on March 13, Christian Parks alleges that TNCC stopped him from preaching at an on-campus plaza area.
In an extremely rare feat, according to college counselors, Kwasi Enin, a 17-year-old first-generation American from Shirley, N.Y., has been accepted to all eight elite Ivy League universities and he is receiving praise from across the United States.
"Congratulations to Kwesi Enin on being accepted to all eight of the Ivy League universities!" noted Gospel star Yolanda Adams in a post on her Facebook page Tuesday.
College counselors told USA Today that the feat is so rare among college applicants that very few dare to apply to all eight because they look for different qualities in their freshman class. Almost none are invited to attend all of them. more >>
Some criminal justice authorities in Delaware say they are surprised and puzzled after it was revealed that a Superior Court judge sentenced wealthy du Pont heir, Robert H. Richards IV, to probation after he confessed to raping his 3-year-old daughter, because she felt he "will not fare well" in prison.
According to a delawareonline report, Richards also allegedly sexually abused his infant son but authorities did not have enough evidence against him in that case.
Court records show that as part of a plea deal in the 2009 case, Richards confessed to abusing his daughter and Judge Jan Jurden recommended treatment over punishment for the hulking, physically healthy sexual offender who stands at 6 feet, 4 inches tall and weighs between 250 and 276 pounds. more >>
WOODBRIDGE, Va.— Millennials are leaving the Church because they not being given a "cause," said youth ministry leader Greg Stier.
"I feel like one of the reasons why Millennials are leaving the church is because Millennials are causal. They want a cause," said Stier, who's leading the "Reverse" conference tour. "Generally speaking, the Church has failed to give them a cause. Jesus in Matthew 28:18-20 says 'Go and make disciples of all nations;' 'I'll give you a cause.'"
Stier, head of Dare 2 Share Ministries, is currently touring the country to equip thousands of youth to preach the Gospel. His latest stop was in the Washington, D.C. area, where he spoke to The Christian Post about Millennials. more >>