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6.4 magnitude earthquake in Vancouver Island, Canada, minimal damage, leaves people unhurt

6.4 magnitude earthquake in Vancouver Island, Canada, minimal damage, leaves people unhurt

Yesterday the USGS reported a 6.4 magnitude earthquake at 12:41 PDT.   For many, it brought back memories of the 1946 earthquake that hit Vancouver Island at a magnitude of 7.3 that was Canada's largest onshore earthquake.  The Vancouver Sun reports: ...

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California Christians worry about introduction of LGBT history to elementary school curriculum

California Christians worry about introduction of LGBT history to elementary school curriculum

As the January date of its implementation approaches, California Christians are worrying about the  new state law, the SB 48, which mandates state public schools to teach school children on the positive contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals. ...

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Liberty University to celebrate 40 years

Liberty University to celebrate 40 years

In 1971, Jerry Falwell, Sr. followed what he considered to be a vision given to him by God:  to build a world-class university founded on academic excellence, athletic achievement and biblical truth. 40 years later, Liberty University, Falwell's private university ...

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Jackson County Christians recite the Lord's Prayer before high school football game

Jackson County Christians recite the Lord's Prayer before high school football game

Right before Friday night's football game at Marianna High School, students, parents, and players recited the Lord's Prayer, with one group proudly displaying a large Christian flag. Florida's News Channel 7 reports that the Jackson County School Board had cautioned ...

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Catholic scholar says governments that promote sex education are only fooling themselves

Catholic scholar says governments that promote sex education are only fooling themselves

According to Catholic scholar, Lucetta Scaraffia, writing on the front page of the Catholic publication L'Osservatore Romano, governments that promote sex education in schools are only fooling themselves. Scaraffia, a professor of contemporary history at Rome's La Sapienza University, referred ...

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Alliance Defense Fund opposes ACLU's campaign against schools blocking students' access to LGBT activist websites

Alliance Defense Fund opposes ACLU's campaign against schools blocking students' access to LGBT activist websites

The Christian conservative legal advocacy group, the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF), reacted to a recent complaint by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) alleging that filters which block student access to sexually explicit material also prevent them from accessing sites ...

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There's going to be a whole lot more prayer going on at De Soto County high school football games

There's going to be a whole lot more prayer going on at De Soto County high school football games

After the De Soto County, MS, school district announced that it would no longer broadcast Christian prayer before high school football games, parents perceived the announcement as an attack on Christian freedom of speech.  The decision came after the Freedom ...

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Eight-year-old American missionary preaches the gospel to Buddhist monks

Eight-year-old American missionary preaches the gospel to Buddhist monks

According to a Baptist Press report, an eight-year-old was one of a 25-member team of missionaries from Truett-McConnell College, a Southern Baptist-affiliated college in Cleveland, Ga., who traveled to Thailand in July to preach the Christian Gospel to Buddhist monks ...

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The New American blog blasts the Freedom from Religion Foundation for "harassment of school districts" over school prayer

The New American blog blasts the Freedom from Religion Foundation for "harassment of school districts" over school prayer

Yesterday we reported on the decision of the DeSoto School District in Missisippi to stop prayers at their school before athletic events and other activities; for doing so, they were highly praised by the Freedom From Religion Foundation.   Today Dave ...

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Religious theme creates wickedly good advertising

Religious theme creates wickedly good advertising

Dirt Devil's religiously-themed advertisement has gone viral on the Internet.  The "wickedly good" advertising campaign was shown in Germany and is a spoof of the horror classic, The Exorcist.   German film school Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg produced the commercial. Dirt Devil-The Exorcist ...

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Deaths of 74 children in Catholic schools raise suspicions of serial killer priest in Netherlands

Deaths of 74 children in Catholic schools raise suspicions of serial killer priest in Netherlands

The authorities in The Netherlands are investigating the deaths of 34 boys in a Catholic school for mentally handicapped  boys. The deaths which occurred between 1952 and 1954 in St. Joseph's,  Heel, a school which takes only about 60 students ...

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Petition asks that Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie get married

An online petition at Change.org asks that Sesame Street have its male characters, Bert and Ernie, marry.  The petition, which has around 4,900 signatures as of this writing, is stirring some controversy.  The petitioners claim that they are trying to ...

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Mandatory sex education implemented in NYC schools

Mandatory sex education implemented in NYC schools

Long a cause of contention amongst Americans is whether sex education that includes safe sex practices ought to be taught in public schools. One side contends that it just teaches kids that it's okay to have sex, despite what parents ...

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