American Psychiatric Association Expresses Opposition to Assisted Suicide for Mentally Ill

American Psychiatric Association Expresses Opposition to Assisted Suicide for Mentally Ill

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has released a formal position statement expressing opposition to assisted suicide in cases where the patient is not terminally ill. According to reports, the statement was approved this month by the APA’s board of trustees after being passed last month by the general assembly. “The American Psychiatric […]

Mormon Tabernacle Choir to Perform at Trump Inauguration Ceremony

Mormon Tabernacle Choir to Perform at Trump Inauguration Ceremony

WASHINGTON — The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, which has performed at inaugural events for Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, will also perform at next month’s inauguration of Donald Trump. The 360-member Mormon Tabernacle Choir announced on Thursday that it had accepted an invitation to perform at the swearing-in […]

Kentucky Governor Declares 2017 ‘Year of the Bible,’ Supports Statewide Bible Reading Marathon

Kentucky Governor Declares 2017 ‘Year of the Bible,’ Supports Statewide Bible Reading Marathon

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has issued a proclamation declaring 2017 the “Year of the Bible,” making it the second year that Bevin has issued such a decree. He noted that several prominent figures throughout American history have lauded the importance of the Scriptures. “President Harry S. Truman said, ‘The fundamental basis of this […]

Hillsong’s ‘Naked Cowboy’ Appears as Half-Naked Santa at ‘Christmas Tropical Party’

Hillsong’s ‘Naked Cowboy’ Appears as Half-Naked Santa at ‘Christmas Tropical Party’

The youth leader at Hillsong NYC, who generated controversy earlier this year after appearing at a Christian women’s conference as a look-alike to the city’s famed “Naked Cowboy,” recently was photographed at a “Christmas tropical party” again half-naked—a photo that was later deleted following concerns. Esther Houston, the wife of Joel Houston, who serves as the […]

Texas Abortionist Who Allegedly Killed Born Alive Babies Referred for Criminal Investigation

Texas Abortionist Who Allegedly Killed Born Alive Babies Referred for Criminal Investigation

HOUSTON, Texas — A Texas abortionist who allegedly killed numerous infants who survived abortion procedures has been referred to the state attorney general for a criminal investigation. Douglas Karpen, who operates the Aaron Women’s Clinic, the Texas Ambulatory Surgical Center and the Women’s Pavilion in Houston, as well as the Northpark Medical Group in Dallas, […]

North Ireland Bakers Fined for Declining ‘Support Gay Marriage’ Cake to Appeal to UK Supreme Court

North Ireland Bakers Fined for Declining ‘Support Gay Marriage’ Cake to Appeal to UK Supreme Court

BELFAST, Northern Ireland — The Christian owners of a bakery in Northern Ireland state that they plan to appeal to the U.K. Supreme Court a lower court ruling declaring them guilty of discrimination for declining to print the phrase “Support Gay Marriage” on a cake. “The Ashers Baking Company has confirmed that it plans to launch […]

Affidavit Says R.C. Sproul Jr. Drove Off Road, Unable to Walk After Drunk Driving Arrest With Children

Affidavit Says R.C. Sproul Jr. Drove Off Road, Unable to Walk After Drunk Driving Arrest With Children

An affidavit surrounding the arrest of Reformed theologian, author, speaker and former Presbyterian elder Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr. reveals that Sproul, who has repeatedly written on the subject of alcohol, was twice the legal blood alcohol limit, mumbling and unable to walk on his own when he was arrested last month after driving erratically with two of […]

Proposed South Carolina Bill Would Allow Teachers to Participate in Student-Led Prayer

Proposed South Carolina Bill Would Allow Teachers to Participate in Student-Led Prayer

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A proposed bill in South Carolina would allow teachers to participate in times of student-led prayer and to join in on any student-led religious clubs. H.B. 3345, sponsored by Reps. Bill Chumley, Mike Burns and Stephen Long, was filed in the state General Assembly on December 15. “[T]he South Carolina General Assembly finds that […]

‘Adultery Remains a Crime,’ Judge Notes in Case of Man Who Sued Wife for Reading Email From Mistresses

‘Adultery Remains a Crime,’ Judge Notes in Case of Man Who Sued Wife for Reading Email From Mistresses

CHICAGO — An appeals court judge who concurred in a ruling regarding a man who sued his wife for reading his email correspondence with several mistresses issued a scathing opinion this week, declaring that the man was wrong to request a “reward for concealing criminal activity,” since adultery in Illinois remains a crime. While the […]

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