Police investigated sexual assaults in 2006, but no charges were brought against Duggar. TLC pulls program from its lineup.
[ posted 5/22/2015 09:59AM ]
Josh Duggar, 27, the eldest child in the Duggar family of 19 Kids and Counting, apologized for acting “inexcusably” after InTouch, a gossip website, revealed that he had “forcibly fondled” 5 girls, all minors, when he was about 15 years old.
(UPDATED) Boehner calls bill 'the most pro-life legislation to ever come before this body.'
[ posted 5/13/2015 09:05PM ]
American Life League
Voting 242-184 and largely along party lines, the US House approved the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act on Wednesday, the second anniversary of abortionist Kermit Gosnell's conviction for murder.
Pro-life groups hailed the vote's life-saving potential. ...
Christian law professor calls for federal international mandated reporting law.
[ posted 4/30/2015 11:44PM ]
Imagine you are the elderly wife of a low-level missionary at a remote Christian hospital and elementary school in the developing world.
By happenstance, you witness the highly esteemed chief physician repeatedly spending long hours alone with a young girl in a private ...
Conservatives announce alternative to Mennonite Church USA: Evana.
[ posted 4/24/2015 11:01AM ]
Screenshot of Evana website
In a move reminiscent of the splintering of Presbyterians, Episcopalians, and Lutherans in America, a new network of churches is organizing itself as a conservative alternative to the Mennonite Church USA (MC USA).
This month, the group announced its name: Evana, a combination ...
Progesterone dose reverses mifepristone effects. Critics dismiss it as ‘junk science.’
[ posted 4/14/2015 08:06AM ]
About one year ago, Rebecca Medina, a 25-year-old nursing student in Orange County, California, faced a defining moment in her life. Conflicted about having an abortion, she took the 200 mg mifepristone abortion pill at the last possible moment, took a nap, and when she woke ...
Surge in pro-life legislation in states enters fifth year.
[ posted 4/9/2015 07:04AM ]
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback this week signed a first-in-the-nation law that prohibits dismembering the body of an unborn child during an abortion.
“Dismemberment abortion kills a baby by tearing her apart limb from limb,” said National Right to Life (NRL) Director ...
There are 116 boys to 100 girls nationwide. Forced abortions, sterilizations are still widespread.
[ posted 3/31/2015 05:36PM ]
Two years ago, China relaxed its controversial one-child policy, allowing up to 11 million couples have a second child. But only 470,000 babies were born as a result, representing just 10 percent of eligible couples.
In mid-March, Premier Li Keqiang in a once-per-year meeting ...
Indiana draws criticism while Utah draws praise in latest attempts to balance religious and gay rights.
[ posted 3/27/2015 11:37AM ]
Shaun Fisher/Flickr, Richie Diesterheft/Flickr
When it comes to balancing the rights of religious and LGBT individuals, there’s a big difference when lawmakers versus judges make the attempt.
The latest case studies: Indiana and Utah.
On Wednesday, Indiana became the 20th state to pass a state-version of the ...
Majority of presbyteries vote to no longer limit marriage to a man and a woman.
[ posted 3/18/2015 04:03PM ]
The Presbyterian Church (USA) will now define marriage as a "unique commitment between two people," rather than a lifelong covenant between a man and a woman as an act of Christian discipleship.
Last June, the PC(USA) general assembly voted to change the language ...
Author of seven books, she supported orientation change for gays and lesbians.
[ posted 2/20/2015 11:10AM ]
Courtesy, Baker Publishing
Leanne Payne, the author of seven books on pastoral care who held healing conferences in North America, Europe, and Australia, died on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18. She was 82.
Payne founded Pastoral Care Ministries (PCM) in the early 1980s, which held healing conferences at ...
'This decision isn’t about whether LGBT equality rights are more or less important than the religious freedoms of evangelical Christians.'
[ posted 1/30/2015 12:23PM ]
Facebook /Trinity Western University
A Nova Scotian law society cannot deny future graduates of Canada’s first Christian law school the right to practice because of the college’s position on sexuality, a provincial Supreme Court justice ruled on Wednesday.
“This decision is important not ...
Galatians 5 versus 1 Corinthians 14: Mayor critiques Kelvin Cochran's publishing of his religious views on homosexuality.
[ posted 1/9/2015 11:29AM ]
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Atlanta’s fire chief lost his job this week, after the mayor called his beliefs on homosexuality “inconsistent” with the work of the city.
Kelvin Cochran was suspended for 30 days then fired, following complaints that he promoted antigay views in a 2013 ...
World Vision's reversal, Kay Warren on son's suicide, 33 Christian leaders under 33, and more.
[ posted 12/30/2014 06:00AM ]
Did you catch all of the most-read CT articles from 2014?
Here's a look back at what readers kept clicking:
20) The 160-Year Christian History Behind What's Happening in Ukraine
19) Fox News' Highly Reluctant Jesus Follower
Of all people surprised that I became ...
Here are the Christian conversion stories that CT readers shared most.
[ posted 12/29/2014 10:30AM ]
For two years now, CT has devoted a premium slot in its print magazine—the back page—to a compelling story of Christian conversion. Muslims and Mormons, football players and French atheists, even an alcoholic Baptist have all contributed to our Testimony series. ...
Did you catch all the religion news that CT readers found most interesting this year?
[ posted 12/22/2014 07:00AM ]
What do Mark Driscoll, Tim Keller, Meriam Ibrahim, and the KJV have in common? All were subjects of the most-read Gleanings posts of 2014.
Here are the top 20 stories that kept readers clicking:
20) How 727 Megachurches Spend Their Money
Leadership Network and Vanderbloemen ...