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Judge Finds Michelle Carter Guilty of Manslaughter in Texting Suicide Case

By Editor (CNN) — In a case that hinged largely on a teenage couple’s intimate text messages, Michelle Carter was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter Friday in the 2014 death of her boyfriend, who poisoned himself by inhaling carbon monoxide in his pickup truck, a Massachusetts judge ruled. Carter’s own words — preserved in hundreds of text messages presented as… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Eight-Year-Old Drag Queen: If Your Parents Won’t Let You Do Drag, ‘You Need New Parents’

By Heather Clark MONTREAL, Canada — A video of an eight-year-old boy who performs in drag has gone viral, with the child advising during the interview that if one’s parents will not allow them to be a drag queen, “you need new parents.” Nemis Quinn Mélançon-Golden uses the stage name “Lactatia,” which he says was suggested by his teenage sister. Last month, Mélançon-Golden… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Michigan Killer Says He Is ‘By No Means Sorry,’ But Rather ‘It Felt Great’ to Murder

By Heather Clark PRESQUE ISLE COUNTY, Mich. — A convicted killer in Michigan expressed no remorse on Monday as he appeared in court for sentencing, but rather said that it “felt great” to kill someone. “I am by no means sorry about what I did,” Brenton Walker, 55, declared before those gathered at the Presque Isle County Courthouse. “Now when I was given the opportunity to… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Alabama District Attorney Urges Churches to ‘Adopt a Gang Member’ to Help Curb Violence

By Heather Clark SELMA, Ala. — A district attorney in Alabama is urging local churches to “adopt a gang member”—to take them under their wing and mentor them—to help curb gang violence in the area. “Most of the country has gang issues. This is an idea that just came to me one night and I feel like this would really be successful here in Selma and Dallas County. I wanted to… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Freed ISIS Child Soldier Recounts Horrors of Brutal Training, Years of Torture

By Editor (Fox News) — Akram was 7 years old when he learned how to behead a person. The lessons started with pictures that showed the way to decapitate an enemy. He then graduated from drawings to a town square, where he witnessed a real beheading. Akram, now 8, was a prisoner of ISIS for 2 ½ half years. In captivity, he underwent brutal training, including torture, as… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Doctor Says Insurance Companies Declined to Pay for Patients’ Treatments, But Offered Assisted Suicide Coverage

By Heather Clark RENO, Nev. — A doctor in Nevada says that insurance companies have now twice declined to pay for patients’ life-saving treatments but offered to cover assisted suicide. Dr. Brian Callister, a professor of internal medicine at the University of Nevada, shared his story in a recently-released video produced by the Patients Rights Action Fund. He explained that he… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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R.C. Sproul Jr. Accepts Plea Agreement for Drunk Driving With Children in Vehicle, Sentenced to Probation

By Heather Clark Reformed theologian, author, speaker and former Presbyterian elder Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr. recently accepted a plea agreement surrounding his November drunk driving arrest in Indiana and was sentenced to one year of probation after the initial jail sentence of 1 year and 183 days was suspended. Public records in the case of “State of Indiana v. Robert C. Sproul”… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Tim Farron Resigns, Admits It Would Be ‘Impossible’ to Be Liberal Democrat Leader and ‘Remain Faithful to Christ’

By Editor (The Telegraph) — Tim Farron has resigned as Liberal Democrat leader after senior party figures triggered a coup against him earlier today. It follows the resignation of his home affairs spokesman Lord Brian Paddick over the leader’s views on gay marriage. Lord Paddick, formerly one of the country’s most senior gay policemen, said he felt unable to continue in… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Vandals Spray-Paint Church With Upside-Down Crosses, Words ‘Devil, Witch Spells’

By Heather Clark LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — Vandals have spray-painted a Long Island church with upside-down crosses and the words “devil” and “witch spells,” reports state. “It’s just a coincidence that Sunday morning, my message was on love,” Rob Taormina, the pastor of New Covenant Church, told reporters. “Love is patient, love is kind. So we’re going to be patient, and we’re praying… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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North Korea Releases American Student Sentenced to Hard Labor After Being in Coma for Over Year

By Heather Clark CINCINNATI, Ohio — North Korea has released an American student who was sentenced to 15 years hard labor last year, and who has been in a coma ever since. “We want the world to know how we and our son have been brutalized and terrorized by the pariah regime,” Fred and Cindy Warmbier said in a statement. “Sadly, he is in a coma and we have been told he has been… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Sri Lanka: Over 20 Attacks on Christians This Year

By Editor (World Watch Monitor) — There have been over 20 violent incidents against Christians so far this year, according to the National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka. Following a parallel surge in violent attacks on Muslims in the country, the alliance calls on the government to ensure the protection of minorities and their places of worship. “Since the… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Leo Varadkar to Be Ireland’s First Openly-Homosexual Prime Minister

By Editor (USA Today) — He is just 38. He is openly homosexual. He is the son of an Indian immigrant. And he’s a sign of how much the Republic of Ireland has changed in recent decades from a conservative nation dominated by the Catholic Church into a multicultural society where you’re as likely to be served a pint of Guinness by a bartender from Latvia as one from… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Russian Police Arrest Man Believed to Be Mastermind of ‘Blue Whale Suicide Game’

By Heather Clark MOSCOW — Russian police have arrested a man believed to be the mastermind behind the “Blue Whale Suicide Game,” which attracted young girls to its various activities leading up to ending one’s life. Ilya Sidorov, 26, allegedly confessed this week to creating the social media game, which includes instructions to carry out various tasks over a 50-day period that… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Atheist Activist Group Seeks Removal of City’s ‘Churches Welcome You’ Signs

By Heather Clark OCONOMOWOC, Wisc. — A prominent professing atheist group is seeking the removal of a Wisconsin city’s welcome signs because of their religious content. The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) recently sent a letter to the mayor of Oconomowoc after being notified by a local resident that the city has two signs on public property that read, “The Churches… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Singapore Police Arrest Female Islamic State Suspect

By Editor SINGAPORE (Associated Press) — Police in Singapore have detained a preschool assistant who shared pro-Islamic State group materials online and intended to travel to Syria, their first arrest of a female Singaporean citizen alleged to be a sympathizer of the radical group, the Home Affairs Ministry said Monday. The ministry issued a statement saying that… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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North Carolina County Approves Resolution Recognizing ‘Month of Ramadan’

By Heather Clark CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Commissioners over one county in North Carolina have approved a resolution recognizing June as the “Month of Ramadan.” The Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners adopted the resolution on Tuesday, with six in favor and three against. “Ramadan is a sacred time that commemorates the revelation of the Quran to the prophet Mohammad, and… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Elementary School Principal Announces to Parents That She Is ‘Transitioning’ Into Man

By Heather Clark BROOKLINE, Mass. — An elementary school principal in Massachusetts recently sent an email to parents to announce that she is in the process of “transitioning” into a man. Asa Sevelius, 45, has worked as the principal of Heath School for the past three years, a public institution that serves children pre-k through the eighth grade. On Wednesday, Sevelius sent an… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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UNHCR Accused of ‘Negligence’ After Pakistani Christian Dies in Thai Detention Center

By Editor Photo Credit: Twitter (World Watch Monitor) — Thailand’s government and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Bangkok have been accused of “negligence” after a Pakistani Christian asylum seeker died in a detention centre last month. Ijaz Masih, 35, was reportedly refused medical treatment on May 26 after complaining of chest pains, and died of a heart attack… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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University Student Sues Over Failing Grade Allegedly Tied to Complaint About Lesbianism, Profanity in Reading List

By Heather Clark Photo Credit: Royal Broil/Wikipedia STEVENS POINT, Wisc. — A 59-year-old university student has sued her teacher at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point for giving her a failing grade, as she believes the F is tied to her complaint about the themes of homosexuality, sex and swearing found in class reading assignments. Donna Kikkert said that when she… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Missouri Superintendent Placed on Leave for Praying at High School Graduation

By Heather Clark Photo Credit: KSPR-TV SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A Missouri superintendent who already planned on retiring at the end of his contract has been suspended for leading parents in a prayer of blessing over their children at a recent high school graduation. According to reports, the Willard School Board, voted to place Superintendent Kent Medlin on a paid leave of absence… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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