The popular king of horror stories, Stephen King, told NPR in an interview published Tuesday that he believes in God and intelligent design, and shared about his personal faith experience.
"If you say, 'Well, OK, I don't believe in God. There's no evidence of God,' then you're missing the stars in the sky and you're missing the sunrises and sunsets and you're missing the fact that the bees pollinate all these crops and keep us alive and the way that everything seems to work together," said the author of The Shining, The Green Mile, and Dreamcatcher, which were all adapted into full-length motion pictures.
The cosmos, he tells NPR, is "built in a way that to me suggests intelligent design. more >>
Rapper and emcee Propaganda has teamed up with the I Am Second movement to not only share his story of discovering his identity in Jesus Christ, but also to offer fans the opportunity to have their own spoken word featured online and the chance to win $200 and additional prizes.
Propaganda, born Jason Petty, is a hip-hop artist signed with Humble Beast Records who has impressed new listeners and dedicated fans with his 2012 LP Excellent. The MC/rapper/spoken word artist recently sat down before I Am Second's cameras to share his story and is calling fans to step up to the challenge before his video debuts.
"I recently had the honor and privilege to sit down with wonderful people to share my story. If you know anything about me, my catalog and my music, I talk a lot about issues of identity. In this one, I'm going to talk about my journey and identity. Can't wait to share it with you, but before that happens, I have a little challenge for you," Propaganda says in a video promoting the Spoken Word Challenge. more >>
Five years later, Kainat Soomro, an 18-year-old Pakistani woman, is still seeking justice for a violent gang rape committed against her involving four men when she was barely a teen.
Soomro says she was kidnapped, drugged, and raped by four men when she was 13. She claims she was raped in a shop owned by Shaban Shaikh, one of the accused. The men, led by Habib-Ullah Shaikh, Shaban's uncle, argued in court that she eloped with one of them, Ahsan Thebo. more >>
Jake Floyd, better known as "Jake Genesis," has retired from the porn industry. After less than a year, the life-long Roman Catholic has returned to his roots, swearing off the "hurt" his acting caused.
Following his decision to leave the gay porn industry, Floyd said, "I quietly deleted my Twitter account and my Facebook and Facebook Fan page." He also stopped posting on his website "and eventually had all the content removed." A fan-run Twitter account still exists, with the handle @JakeGenesisxxx, but Floyd has dropped completely off the map, and CP was not able to contact him for an interview.
Gisele Bundchen earned praise from fans after embracing an all-natural look in a new ad campaign released last week.
As one of the highest-paid models in the world, Bundchen is no stranger to the effects of makeup and photoshop that are used in almost every advertisement found today.
However, the 32-year-old model declined Photoshop, professional hairdressing, and makeup during her latest shoot for BLK DMN, claiming that imperfections are beautiful. more >>
French staff managers have increasingly been reporting faith-related problems at the work place, a new study released on Tuesday showed, with many incidents relating to Muslims trying to force others to observe their practices.
Forty-three percent of staff managers reported faith-related problems at work, Reuters reported on the study by university researchers in Rennes and the international recruitment agency Randstad, and 41 percent expected the problem to continue in the future.
"These initial results show the issue of religion at work exists and is not a marginal question," the study reportedly says. more >>