A Texas teen who allegedly threatened a "Columbine" style attack on a young adult ministry event at a Fort Worth church that he attended for over a year is now being charged with making terroristic threats.
Nicholas Amrine, 19, was apprehended in early June by Fort Worth police after an associate pastor at Convergence Church, where this young adult event was scheduled to take place, notified authorities about a string of troubling Facebook messages where the teen warned specific individuals not to attend, according to the arrest warrant.
Amrine was being held in a state hospital until last week, when he was formally arrested and charged. more >>
A Sudanese court has ruled that a young Christian woman must pay a fine or serve a one month jail sentence after she and 11 other girls were accused of violating Shariah law by wearing trousers and skirts while walking home from a church function in the nation's capital of Khartoum.
According to Sudan Tribune, only one of the 12 Christian girls who were arrested on their way home from a church service at El Izba Baptist Church in Khartoum on June 25 was ordered to pay a fine of 500 Sudan pounds, which is the equivalent to about $83. The judged stated that if she was unable to pay the fine she would be imprisoned for one month.
As previously reported, the women were stopped by police on their way home, arrested and taken to the local police station where two of them were freed without charge, while the other 10 were forced by officers to strip out of their clothes. The officers claimed they needed the women to strip so that they could inspect the clothes to determine if they were in violation with the law, an explanation that many believe is "hypocritical." more >>
"Duck Dynasty" star Sadie Robertson said recently that she feels "honored" to be launching her very own rain boot line with Roma, a Dallas-based "socially conscious 'buy one give one' boot company that combines fashion with philanthropy to to help impoverished children around the world."
The 18-year-old reality TV star, who launched her line of "Live Original" prom dresses with fashion designer Sherri Hill back in 2014, is dabbling in fashion again but this time she's putting her name on a line of rain boots that will be available for purchase in the fall. And for every pair of rain boots sold, a new pair will be donated to a child in need, the company's website states.
"Can't wait for my new rain boot line with Roma to hit stores this fall! For each pair bought a child in poverty will get a pair. We are going to give poverty the boot. So honored to be apart of a great way to give back. #givepovertytheboot," Robertson wrote in an Instagram post shared with her 2 million followers last week. more >>
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 >>