Charlie Tillotson of Sidmouth, England is sweeping the internet after a compassionate act of kindness this week.
After learning about children who were battling cancer, Tillotson selflessly decided to chop her long blonde hair in order to donate it, according to reports this week. The 6-year-old donated her hair to the Little Princess Trust, an organization that creates wigs for young cancer patients.
"I can say no more, this is my daughter Charlie," Tillotson's father, Steve Tillotson, wrote on a fundraising page about his daughter. "She has told me today that she wants to have all her hair cut off for children with cancer. She has her heart set on raising 600 pounds (she originally wanted to raise ten hundred pounds) and donating the hair so it can be made into a wig." more >>
The Satanic Temple has issued a new statement regarding the Supreme Court's ruling on the Hobby Lobby case, which allows employers to refuse to cover certain forms of birth control for employees. The Satanic Temple wants to use that ruling in order to exempt its female members from anti-abortion laws.
"While we feel we have a strong case for the exemption regardless of the Hobby Lobby ruling, the Supreme Court has decided that religious beliefs are so sacrosanct that they can even trump scientific fact," spokesperson Lucien Greaves said in a press release. "This was made clear when they allowed Hobby Lobby to claim certain contraceptives were abortifacients, which in fact, they are not."
The Satanic Temple based its case on the belief of "the best scientific understanding of the world, regardless of the religious or political beliefs of others." more >>
The family of a 4-year-old boy was left outraged after the boy was banned from a donut shop simply for asking a customer if she was pregnant. Even though the customer was not offended, the donut shop owners insisted that the boy and his family were "rude" and not allowed in.
Rebecca Denham and her son were at the Doughnut Inn in Munroe, Connecticut when the incident occurred. She said that 4-year-old Justin asked a fellow customer had a baby in her belly.
A debate over legalizing assisted suicide for the terminally ill in the U.K. has unfurled in the Anglican Communion after a number of former Anglican archbishops backed a proposed bill, while the Church of England confirmed its opposition.
"Some people opine that with good palliative care there is no need for assisted dying, no need for people to request to be legally given a lethal dose of medication," Anglican archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu, a Nobel Peace laureate, wrote for The Observer.
"That was not the case for Craig Schonegevel. Others assert their right to autonomy and consciousness – why exit in the fog of sedation when there's the alternative of being alert and truly present with loved ones?" more >>
"Scandal" star Tony Goldwyn has taken on a new project in order to raise awareness of a serious problem in the United States. His eight-episode series "The Divide" focuses on wrongful imprisonment and is meant to bring attention to the overwhelming problem in the country.
"In the past, I had assumed that if someone's in prison, they probably did it," Goldwyn told the Associated Press. "I didn't realize how much gray area there is in our justice system, and how many cracks catch people without money and influence."
Goldwyn teamed up with producer Richard LaGravenese, writer of the award-winning "Behind the Candelabra," to work on "The Divide." The show tells the story of a young caseworker for the Innocence Initiative (loosely based on the Innocence Project) who works to win an appeal for a white inmate facing execution for the murder of a black family. more >>
At Shooters Grill in the town of Rifle, Colorado, waitresses are allowed to carry fully-loaded guns in holsters while they serve their clients. It's a unique situation permitted by Colorado's open-carry law and stands in stark contrast to the Target Corporation's request that customers no longer carry firearms into their stores.
"Guns are welcome on premises," reads a sign posted on the door of Shooters. "Please keep all weapons holstered, unless the need arises. In such cases, judicious marksmanship is appreciated."
The restaurant's owner, Lauren Boebert, fully believes in the Second Amendment and the right to carry arms at all times. Her home state of Colorado permits open carrying of loaded firearms. It's something that is unique, and Boebert wanted to capitalize on that idea. more >>