Creation Museum President and CEO Ken Ham recently found out what Bill Nye "The Science Guy" really thinks of him when Nye appeared on Bill Maher's "Real Time" HBO program. But it's not Nye's remarks that are bothering Ham. What Ham is even more irked by is how other Christians have been critical of him following his debate with Nye on creationism.
"What is sad to me is not what Bill Nye thinks about me. What I found really unfortunate is that after presenting my stand on God's Word, there were a number of Christians who were more complimentary of Bill Nye than of me because Bill Nye was defending evolution and billions of years," Ham wrote in a blog post Monday regarding his debate with Nye earlier this month. "You would think these Christians would be thankful that I presented the gospel at least three times during the debate. But it seems these Christian critics are more concerned about what I believe in Genesis than about people hearing the gospel."
Ham and Nye held a much-publicized debate on the viability of creationism on Feb. 4, which was watched online by an estimated 3 million people. While Nye argued in favor of evolution, Ham defended a literal interpretation of the Genesis account in the Bible and maintained that the earth is only 6,000 years old. more >>
Iowa State University will be removing Bibles from its Hotel Memorial Union lodging after the Freedom From Religion Foundation objected to what it called "unwelcome religious propaganda in the bedside table."
"The concern you raised about the availability of Bibles in the guest rooms of the Memorial Union has been taken under advisement and, effective March 1, 2014, the Bibles will be removed from the Hotel rooms," Richard S. Reynolds, director of the union, told FFRF in an email last week.
Pro-life groups have called Belgium's recent passage of a "right to die" law that allows terminally ill children the permission to end their own lives "abhorrent and inhumane," questioning how a civilized society would sanction such an option.
"No civilized society allows children to kill themselves. Far from a compassionate law, this law hands the equivalent of a loaded gun to a child with the astonishing belief that the child should be free to pull the trigger if he or she so chooses. Belgium's decision to allow this is grotesquely abhorrent and inhumane," said Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Legal Counsel Roger Kiska in a statement. The Belgian Chamber of Deputies voted 86–44 on Thursday in favor of the controversial law.
ADF added that it had sent the Belgian Parliament a legal analysis that said the proposed law operated under the premise that life is not worth living and children are somehow mature enough to make such a decision on their own. The group added that the newly passed law "exploits vulnerable children by handing to them a 'freedom' that they are completely ill-equipped to bear." more >>
Sean Lowe, former star of "The Bachelor," opened up about his faith in a video for Christian nonprofit I Am Second. He admitted he was worried that he could be harming his testimony as a Christian by going on the reality TV dating show.
"I wrestled with it quite a bit thinking, 'I'm pretty sure God opened this door but what if He didn't?' ... What if I'm harming my testimony by going on a show and dating multiple people at one time, and kissing multiple people? What if people look at me and they say, 'This is what is wrong with Christianity?' Look at this guy. He's professing one thing, and going on TV and doing the opposite. That was a big fear," Lowe said.
Before becoming "The Bachelor," Lowe first went on "The Bachelorette" in 2012 after his sister submitted his application without him knowing. He initially refused to participate in the "cheesy" show. more >>
Couples everywhere are wondering what to do this Valentine's Day, and fortunately, we have come up with eight unique and sweet celebration ideas this year.
1. Make A Heart-Shaped Breakfast
Valentine's Day may be associated with candle-lit dinners, but this year, offer your partner a romantic meal at the very start of the day this Friday, Feb. 14. Breakfast options include shaping cinnamon rolls into a heart or even arranging bacon strips into the same symbolic shape. See more ideas here. more >>
A Canadian organization for the well-being of children said that a recent case where a Vancouver baby became the first person in B.C. to have three legal parents could set the precedent for step parents, grandparents, and ex-spouses to ask to be named on birth certificates.
"It would be interesting to know what rationale has been given to limit the number of parents on the birth certificate to three, and if such a limitation could stand up if challenged under human rights law," Helen Ward, president of Kids First Parent Association of Canada, commented to The Christian Post in an email on Thursday.
Ward, whose organization was started in 1987 and encourages the importance of child care being provided within the home by a parent, noted that human rights laws such as the Convention of the Rights of the Child, as well as the BC Family Act, require that such decisions be made in the "best interests of the child." more >>