A white Texas elementary school teacher who suggested on Facebook that "blacks" might be better off being "segregated on one side of town" in response to the controversial pool party incident in McKinney has been fired.
Frenship Independent School District officials revealed in a statement this week that they fired Karen Fitzgibbons, a fourth-grade teacher at Bennett Elementary School in Wolfforth, Texas, for making the controversial post.
"On Wednesday afternoon, Frenship Independent School District was made aware of a statement posted on a Facebook page by a Frenship ISD employee earlier this week. Frenship ISD is deeply disappointed in the thoughtlessness conveyed by this employee's post. We find these statements to be extremely offensive, insensitive, and disrespectful to our Frenship community and citizens everywhere," said the school district in the statement. more >>
A Vatican City spokesman has announced the creation of a new tribunal meant to deal with cases against Roman Catholic bishops who failed to stop sexual abuse of minors by priests.
Centered on examining allegations against bishops who failed to report sexual abuse cases to authorities, the tribunal will be held within the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
"Pope Francis will appoint a secretary and permanent staff for the new department, which will have a five year period to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of these new procedures," reported Vatican Radio on Wednesday. more >>
WASHINGTON — Presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., reintroduced legislation in the Senate Thursday that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy except in cases of rape and incest, a measure that passed the House of Representatives by a 242-184 vote last month.
At a Capitol Hill news conference, Graham promised that the bill, titled the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, would be debated and voted on this year.
"This legislation is groundbreaking yet simple at the same time. What I love most about this piece of legislation is how simple it is," Graham said. "Do you believe that at 20 weeks in the pregnancy, five months, when medical encyclopedias are encouraging young parents to sing to their child because they can begin to recognize the voice, that this is a stage in development where you should be very excited because your child is well on their way? Does the government have a legitimate and compelling interest to protect that baby? The answer, I believe, is yes." more >>
Pakistani Prison officials have confirmed that a Catholic death row inmate, who was tortured into confessing to three murders over 23 years ago when he was just 15 years old, was executed on Wednesday.
Aftab Bahadur, who was convicted of the 1992 killings of Sabiha Bari and her two sons, was hanged at the Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore, but not before he had one last chance to proclaim his innocence.
"Aftab Bahadur was hanged at District Jail Lahore on Wednesday at 4.30 a.m.," an unnamed prison official told Reuters. "Before the hanging, he was crying and saying he was innocent." more >>
This little girl may be just 9 years old, but she is already making a positive impact. When Hailey Fort was 5, she and her mother Miranda crossed paths with a homeless man in Bremerton, Washington. It changed the way she thinks and views them forever.
Like many young children, Hailey had many questions. But, she didn't stop once she had the answers her mother provided. Instead of just saying "OK," she insisted her mom buy him a sandwich, which her mother gladly did. As they left this homeless man, Edward, she recognized that it was only the beginning of something she would be passionate about forever.
Her passion toward helping those less fortunate grew stronger as time went on. She now spends her spare time building mobile shelters for the homeless, growing food to give away, fundraising for her projects and even getting donations from businesses so she can provide toiletries to those in need. more >>
A choir of adorable toddlers join forces with the famous pastor with no arms or legs, and together they sing this powerful song to Jesus. Listening to their voices combine with Nick's will touch your heart. Jesus must have a SMILE on His face listening to this one!
Pastor Nick Vujicic was born with no arms or legs, but he knows that God has a reason and purpose for everyone. He is traveling the world to tell his story and share the love of God with others. When he stopped to see this precious choir of little toddlers, he couldn't help but sing a song together with them. Together they sing a powerful song to the Lord that you will certainly feel touch your spirit. They join together to sing "Dear Lord," and their voices will simply melt your heart. It lifts everyone's spirit up high … Hallelujah!
Check out this choir singing together with Nick below: more >>