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Boy Scouts president calls for end on ban of gay adults

Boy Scouts of America President Robert Gates said the group must “deal with the world as it is” and called for an end to the ban on gay adults during its annual meeting Thursday. “I am not asking the national board for any action to change our current policy at this meeting,” Gates said. “But …

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Legion of foreign fighters battles for Islamic State

One day this April, instead of coming home from school, two teenagers left their valley high in the Caucasus, and went off to war. In Minneapolis, Minnesota, a 20-year-old stole her friend’s passport to make the same hazardous journey. From New Zealand, came a former security guard; from Canada, a hockey fan who loved to …

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Groundbreaking Study On Gay Marriage Views May Have Been Faked

A seemingly groundbreaking and widely publicized study reported in Science magazine this past December may be a fake. The study appeared to show that openly gay activists in California had persuaded conservative voters to change their minds in a lasting way by engaging the voters in “heartfelt, reciprocal and vulnerable conversations” about being gay during …

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Worried Va. mom’s Facebook post thanking cop goes viral

As officials nationwide talk about the need to better police-community relations, a small act of kindness by a Virginia state trooper has gotten widespread attention on social media. Dr. Nada Owusu, a pediatrician in Danville, Va., posted a photo to Facebook of her wide-eyed son standing next to Officer Matt Okes, praising the officer for …

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The Silent Goliath in the Church

Everyone, saint and sinner, knows that David, the shepherd boy, won the battle with the giant Goliath! We always love to cheer for the underdog! As we walk in the light, living in a dark world, we are going to face many giants. Persecution, trials and the tribulations of life are guaranteed, so it is …

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Before Posting To Social Media Ask These 6 Questions

I am old enough to remember life before social media. In fact, I still remember a conversation with my college roommate where he tried to explain Facebook to me. It seemed ridiculous. Yet I write this today, less than a decade after that conversation in my dorm room, and it is hard to comprehend our …

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Jesus and Paul Call Us to Judge

  It seems that everyone in America today knows that Jesus said, “Judge not, lest you be judged.” But how many people know that Jesus called us to make righteous judgments and that Paul called us to judge fellow believers? One year ago, I wrote an article devoted to answering the question, “To Judge or Not …

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5-year-old’s touching gesture feeds homeless man at Waffle House

PRATTVILLE, AL (WSFA) – The faith of a little boy was on full display at the Waffle House at the Prattville-Millbrook exit one night a few weeks ago. It’s the story of 5-year-old Josiah Duncan and his mom, Ava Faulk. “We saw a man who was dirty holding a bag with his bike outside,” Faulk recalled. …

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Why the church doesn’t need anymore coffee bars…

More and more on my social media feeds I have been seeing a lot of churches boast of the cool, trendy new initiatives that they have begun. I have seen pictures of coffee bars that resemble Starbucks. I have seen lighting that resembles one seen on Broadway. I have read catchy sermon titles and have …

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Atheist Seeks to Use Religious Freedom Law to Remove ‘In God We Trust’ From U.S. Currency

  A prominent atheist is again on a quest to remove the motto ‘In God We Trust’ from American currency after losing attempts to do so thus far, and is now seeking to use the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) in his strategy. As previously reported, atheist Michael Newdow, who has filed numerous suits challenging the …

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‘Psychopath’ or ‘Best Parent in the World’? Dad’s Unusual Punishment for Son Stirs Debate

A YouTube video that shows a father forcing his son to smash his Xbox after he came home with bad grades has some observers hailing the punishment as “great parenting” — while others call it “horrible.” The video, which was posted on Wednesday and has received more than 42,000 page views, shows a student named …

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