Month: June 2019

PA National Guard Unit Bans Christian Scouts From Tour Because of Religious Beliefs

A Pennsylvania-based Christian scouting troop was banned from touring a National Guard facility due to the troop’s religious affiliation. The  Fort Indiantown Gap National Guard regularly hosts tours for Boy Scout troops, civic and other youth organizations.  However, last February, Trail Life USA Troopmaster Joseph Evege sent an email asking if he could schedule a …

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VIDEO: Holocaust survivors respond to AOC’s ‘concentration camp’ comments in new video

Two holocaust survivors responded to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s concentration camp comments earlier this month, and their feelings were resoundingly negative. AOC, D-N.Y., faced backlash for comparing border detention facilities to concentration camps during a June 17 Instagram broadcast and drew criticism from her own party. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, came out against her comments and called her …

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Fired for Refusing to Use a Student’s ‘Preferred Pronoun:’ Why Every American Should Be Concerned

WEST POINT, Virginia – Peter Vlaming was a well-liked French teacher at West Point High School in Virginia. But late last year, Vlaming was fired because he refused to call a ninth-grade student who transitioned from female to male by the student’s new preferred pronoun, “he.” “I could not, in good conscience based on my …

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A Supernatural ‘Miracle’ Took Place At Billy Graham’s Funeral, Anne Graham Lotz Shares

In a Father’s Day tribute, Anne Graham Lotz shared that the reason she was able to deliver remarks at her fathers funeral was due to the “supernatural equipping” of the Holy Spirit. Lotz, reflecting on the funeral of the world-renown evangelist, her father Billy Graham, shared in a blog post that the only reason she was …

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The Power of Faith: Local Church Transforms County Jail System by Bringing Worship Service to Inmates

A church in Illinois is helping to change its local county jail system by bringing their church services to local inmates. Even though the church has only been holding services in the Jasper County Jail for three months, the employees and inmates of the jail say they have already seen noteworthy progress. “We have a …

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Have We Been Misinterpreting This Popular New Testament Passage?

Every year, around Memorial Day, social media feeds are littered with references to John 15:13, but is it possible we’ve misunderstood what Jesus was saying in the popular New Testament passage? I hadn’t really considered my understanding of the verse — I just took my knowledge of the passage for granted — until I was reading through a …

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Police-turned-Psychologist Reveals Bible-Based Insights on PTSD, How Veterans Can Find Healing

A former police officer-turned-psychologist has revealed his Bible-based insights on how war veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can find lasting hope and healing. Dr. Timothy Barclay, Associate Professor of Psychology at Liberty University and a licensed clinical psychologist at Wyndhurst Counseling Center in Lynchburg, Va., explained that many veterans …

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Breast ‘binder raffle,’ drag show held at public library for ‘Teen Pride’

A free breast binder raffle and a drag show are among the activities considered appropriate for tweens and teens at a Seattle-area public library, despite massive public complaints. The King County Library System has been promoting the “Teen Pride” event on its website. It’s being held at the Renton Library from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. …

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Dying churches merging with megachurches a growing trend, some oppose ‘drastic change’

In recent years many congregations in the United States have seen their membership numbers drop to the point where they were forced to close down. Two such examples were Johnston Memorial Presbyterian Church, a Presbyterian Church (USA) congregation, and Ebenezer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, both located in Charlotte, North Carolina. The two congregations experienced decline …

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Ethiopia mosque ban: ‘Our sacred city of Aksum must be protected’

For Ethiopia’s Orthodox Christians, the ancient city of Aksum is a sacred place, home to the Biblical Queen of Sheba and Ark of the Covenant. The ark is believed to contain the 10 commandments handed down to Moses by God, and is said to be under the guard of monks in the city. Some Muslim …

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US-China trade war could lead to shortage on Bibles, Christian books, publishers say

Book publishers worry President Trump‘s proposed tariffs on Chinese goods could lead to an increase in the cost of Bibles printed in China, possibly leading to a U.S. shortage. As the United States and China go back and forth with tariffs ahead of Trump’s meeting with Xi Jinping, the latest proposal is a 25 percent tariff on $300 …

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Bachelorette on show’s sexual relations: ‘I can do whatever, I sin daily and Jesus still loves me’

This season of “The Bachelorette” with Hannah B features polarizing Christian contestant Luke Parker, known as Luke P who tells the Bachelorette what he thinks about sex and her response is now being considered the “most explosive” moment of the season. In a new promotional video which features clips of what will happen for the …

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