The running backs coach for the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team has reiterated his strong Christian faith in a recent speech, saying he believes Christianity is the only "true" religion.
Running backs coach Ron Brown, who has been with the Cornhuskers since 2008, expressed his Christian beliefs at a recent Fellowship of Christian Athletes Prayer Breakfast, as reported by South Dakota's Rapid City Journal.
Brown, who has become known in his local community and beyond for his outspoken Christian faith, told those in attendance at the prayer breakfast that now is a difficult time for Christians living in America, comparing Christianity's struggle in modern society to a college football team playing a "road game" in a hostile environment. more >>
Bryan Singer, the director of the X-Men movies and others, was accused of raping a teen boy, Michael F. Egan III, in 1998 and 1999, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday. While Singer's attorney has categorically denied the allegations, Egan claims that Singer, who is openly gay, promised him a part in some of his high-grossing hit films.
Bryan Singer, 48, was accused of a pattern of sexual abuse involving Egan, who is now in his mid-30s but was only 17 when it began. The lawsuit, which was filed in U.S. District Court in Hawaii, also names Marc Collins-Rector, the former chairman of Digital Entertainment Network, who is a registered sex offender since pleading guilty to crimes with minors in 2004, according to Variety.
Egan's lawsuit doesn't name a specific amount for damages, but did say the abuse warranted over $75,000, the New York Daily News reported. Singer's attorney has already slammed the suit as "without merit" and accused Egan of waiting until virtually guaranteed blockbuster X-Men: Days of Future Past is about to be released May 23. more >>
"Heaven Is for Real," the movie based on the near-death experience of a young boy who believes he visited heaven and met Jesus, is generating divided opinions among Christians on whether it presents a biblical message on heaven as it hits theaters Easter weekend.
The movie is based on the best-selling 2010 book Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back, where pastor Todd Burpo reports on the near-death experience of his then 4-year-old son, Colton, who shares of meeting Jesus in heaven as well as a number of his deceased relatives after undergoing emergency surgery in 2003.
The film adaptation of the book, directed by Randall Wallace, opened on Wednesday, and has received the backing of some Christian groups, including Faith Driven Consumer, which reviews faith or Bible-based films. more >>
The American Center for Law and Justice has successfully aided students from a New York-area high school in expressing their religious freedom through an after-school Bible study.
Concerned parents contacted the legal group after learning that the superintendent of an unnamed high school in Amsterdam, N.Y., had told a senior female student that she could not hold her student-led, after-school Bible study club without first purchasing an insurance policy to use the campus after school hours.
The superintendent made his request of the Bible study club even though other student-led clubs were not required to obtain an insurance policy. After being contacted by concerned parents and students, the ACLJ reportedly provided parents information about "relevant legal principals regarding religious clubs' access to school facilities," coming to the conclusion "that the Bible club must be given the same privileges as any other student-led club." more >>
The mother of 11-year-old Michael Morones, who attempted suicide in February after months of being bullied for his love of "My Little Pony," is finally speaking out about her son's condition and her views on bullying in general. Sadly, the boy may suffer from "locked-in syndrome," which prevents him from communicating with loved ones.
"Sometimes our kids think they're strong and they're tough and they can handle everything, but as a parent it's our job to say, 'You know what, this is something I get to handle for you.' It's not fighting their battles for them, but it's showing them how to do it when they get older and they're equipped better to do that," Tiffany Morones-Suttle told HuffPost Live.
Morones was passionate about all things "My Little Pony" and had a collection of the toy ponies at his home in North Carolina. However, he reportedly suffered a great deal of bullying for his passion and in February, hung himself off a bunk bed railing. By the time his parents found him, he was unconscious. They rushed him to a hospital, where he was declared in a comatose state and put on life support. The young boy has become an inspiration to other young men and older men who enjoy "My Little Pony" and refer to themselves as "Bronies." more >>
A school district in California says it will allow students to distribute coins with imprinted Bible passages during non-instructional time on campus. The decision from the district came after Freedom X, a legal group, complained on behalf of a local family.
A spokesperson for the Apple Valley Unified School District near Hesperia, Calif., said Monday that teachers at Desert Knolls Elementary School violated the religious freedom rights of Steven and Patrick Peterson when they told the students that they could not pass out fake coins with the Bible verse John 3:16 written on one side and the question "Where will you spend eternity?" written on the other.
"We're going to make sure that students are protected," Thomas Hoegerman, superintendent of the Apple Valley Unified School District, told the San Bernardino Sun. "There was no malicious intent but we clearly had folks who didn't fully understand the implications." more >>