Several celebrities have undergone sensitivity training for bashing gays. Michael Brown asks: When do the public figures who bad-mouth conservative Christians begin their sensitivity training?
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When Michael Brown read an article about how an American sex symbol loves to speak in tongues, he felt compelled to offer a lesson on "judging" believers. Do you agree?
A decade of touring the globe will give you plenty of stories to share. But for platinum-selling band Kutless, meeting countless members of the armed forces along the way left them wanting to give something more.
Recently the band teamed with Samaritan’s Purse to create the Kutless Military Mission Project. The partnership is forged through Operation Heal Our Patriots (OHOP), a project of the Christian humanitarian organization that ministers to service members of all U.S. military branches.
“We’ve met and interacted with service members stationed everywhere, from Alaska to Germany,” says frontman Jon Micah Sumrall. “Hearing their struggles and stories of sacrifice has both inspired and encouraged us. We hope that our music continues to be a blessing and an encouragement to all of our country’s service members, but we desired to do more to try and help and impact those who have sacrificed so much for all of us. That is why we created the Kutless Military Mission Project.”
The project is a twofold ministry, with the band giving free concert tickets to active and retired military members and their spouses while donating a portion of all merchandise proceeds to OHOP.
More than 48,000 U.S. service members have been wounded or injured as a result of combat actions in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere since the band released its first EP in 2001.
“On behalf of Operation Heal Our Patriots, the staff of Samaritan Lodge Alaska and the hundreds of injured veteran families we minister to, I extend our heartfelt appreciation to Kutless for their selfless dedication to this great project,” says James R. Fisher, a retired chaplain who served more than 30 years in the U.S. military and now serves as OHOP’s chaplain. “Their support, both through their music and their service, has a direct impact on veterans hearing the gospel and finding healing through Jesus our Lord.”
Adopted at 3 months old, Juda Myers didn’t know the violent circumstances surrounding her birth until she met her birth mother, Ann, more than seven years ago. Ann had been gang-raped by eight men while walking home one night. Though her mother wanted Ann to abort the baby, she found a safe place to give birth with the help of clergy.
For 48 years, Ann prayed that she would meet Myers, and the two finally came face-to-face in 2005. For Myers, learning the circumstances of her own birth inspired her to start Choices4Life, a group devoted to supporting victims of rape and their children.
“There was no other organization attending to the specific needs of those with rape conception stories,” Myers says, adding that many rape victims are shunned and insulted for wanting to keep a child conceived by rape.
“What society doesn’t realize is that baby is the mother’s baby,” Myers says. “The rapist stole from her what was not his, and he will not steal her child, too. Society needs to know the truth and stop the prejudice against mothers and children of rape conception.”
Choices4Life was founded in February 2011 with an intent to restore honor and dignity to women and children of rape conception while promoting the value of every human life and raising awareness of the multitudes living in shame from sexual abuse.
Myers tells the story of her journey to forgiveness in Hostile Conception: Living With Purpose.
Is it too much to ask that the focus of this Sunday be on football and not on gay rights? Michael Brown dissects the events around Brendon Ayanbadejo, Chris Culliver and the Super Bowl that turned into a super drama.
Chris Reis is famous for his recovery of the Ambush onside kick in Super Bowl XLIV that led to a New Orleans victory. Little did he know that it would be used as a platform for Godand to turn his fathers life around.
Mark Burnett and Roma Downey's The Bible will hit the small screen in March. The series seems to be on track for showing how incredibly powerful the Word of God really is.
Charisma's editor sat down to talk with Billy Wilson, who was announced Thursday as Oral Roberts University's fourth president. Find out how he feels about the new role and what his plans are.
Throughout history, Jesus has been used to justify everything from the Crusades to the Spanish Inquisition to the suppression of women. Here's how the gay movement is using Christ to support their agenda.
The vast majority of Americans do not support changing the policy to allow openly homosexual scout leaders, so this proposed change makes no sense on many levels. Why, then, is the organization considering the change?
Carrie Gerlach Cecil, wife of NFL coach Chuck Cecil, answers the question of whether God cares about the big game this week. What do you think? Do you agree with her?
What kind of human beings (and what kind of organization) could mockingly celebrate the slaughter of the unborn? That's what Michael Brown wants to know in the wake of a sickening video celebrating baby killing.
Read the courageous story of a home invasion where the robber was scared away by several woman chanting Jesus' name.
In a follow up to his recent article "My Response to Your Inaugural Speech, Mr. President," Michael Brown answers those who despise conservative religious beliefs and want Christians to keep their religious freedom inside the four walls of the church.
Fox's new psychological thriller TV show The Following, about a cult of serial killers, comes at a time when real-life killings are at an all-time high. Find out what concerns Movieguide has about the series.
While many pro-lifers across the nation mourned the 40th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, a pro-choice group put out a disturbing ad celebrating the occasion.
Watch as Pastor Glen Berteau explains what it means to change your world.
Are Christians really to blame for the spread of gay marriage? Our long-held definition of marriage is being threatened by two unlikely partners: gay marriage and Christian infidelity.
Pastor Michael Stevens is calling out church leaders for their lack of response to the down-low epidemic.