The New York chapter of the Boy Scouts of America broke the organization's national ban on openly gay adults serving in the institution this week when they announced Thursday that they had hired 18-year-old Eagle Scout Pascal Tessier to work as a camp counselor at the Ten Mile River Scout Camp in upstate New York this summer.
The New York chapter told The Washington Post that the organization got an application from Tessier, who is openly gay, and decided he was qualified based on his merits. Tessier has also been actively advocating for the inclusion of openy gay scout leaders in the organization for several years now.
"I'm sure it won't be a surprise to know he's excited that he got the job," Zack Wahls, executive director of Scouts for Equality, told The Washington Post. more >>
This footage of these adorable twins dancing is priceless. About half a minute long, and these two babies are non-stop smiling along with cute dance moves.
These two twins could be the youngest fans of EastEnders, which is a BBC soap opera that first aired in 1985, and is still one of the biggest shows on TV. This YouTube user shared a video of her two daughters enjoying an in-home performance of the EastEnders theme song. They giggle hysterically while listening to their mom perform what is likely to be their favorite song.
No matter how down you may be, these precious little angels will put a guaranteed SMILE on your face! more >>
In the newest edition of its monthly English-language magazine, the Islamic State terrorist group attempts to justify the use of child executioners in two of its publicized execution videos by stating that coercing children to commit murder is consistent with Muhammad's teachings and the muslim way of life.
According to Radio Free Europe, the eighth edition of ISIS' Dabiq magazine contains an article titled "The Lions of Tomorrow," which praises two children who carried out videoed executions of alleged "spies." One of the boys was seen shooting dead two alleged "Russian spies" in a video released in January, while the other boy was featured in a video released in early March that showed him killing an alleged "Israeli spy."
Although many in the West were stunned or appalled to see the militant group using children who looked no older than 12 to ruthlessly commit heinous executions, the article justifies using children to carry out their acts of terror by declaring that the practice is part of the "Sunnah," or the Muslim way of life based on Muhammad's teachings and interpretations of the Quran. more >>
These teens took some time out of their busy lives and decided to have a little fun. While doing so, they reflect on Jesus in an exciting way!
While hearing these teens get up and each take turns praising the Lord. All those who are in the parking lot see how happy and committed to the Lord they truly are -- of course adding a little comedy in there as well. It will put the biggest SMILE on your face, and make you stand up and clap.
God bless them all for openly sharing their faith! Check out this video below: more >>
WASHINGTON — Evangelical churches need to focus more on preaching biblical truth in order to prepare children to defend historic Christian teachings on social issues like same-sex marriage and abortion from the "distorted" theology being propagated by the Christian left, evangelical author Chelsen Vicari said Wednesday.
At a Family Research Council discussion on her new book, Distorted: How The New Christian Left is Twisting the Gospel and Damaging Faith, Vicari explained that as more mainline Protestant denominations are starting to affirm same-sex relationships and other issues that Christ has labeled as sinful, young Evangelicals are susceptible to caving in and embracing the liberal agenda that they encounter on college campuses and in youth groups, because they don't know enough about the Scripture to defend its guiding principles.
Vicari, who's the evangelical program director at the Institute on Religion and Democracy, shared her own story about how when she was going through her undergraduate studies, her strong conservative Christian convictions were tested and ostracized by left-leaning Christian groups on campus. She eventually folded her convictions to believe that it's acceptable for Christians to be accommodating toward sinful behavior, such as homosexuality. more >>
This could be one of the most emotional Easter dramas you have ever seen. In honor of Easter Sunday, this group of teenagers from Watersprings Church act out the life of Jesus in a play … and it is POWERFUL!
How they created each and every visual scene was very moving. It's almost impossible to keep a dry eye while watching. God bless all those involved, and their hearts! Watching the young celebrate such a precious time in the faith is worth every second. Feel free to share this with all those who celebrate Easter. It will touch their heart!
Watch this powerful Easter drama below: more >>