Mat Wenzel

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WATCH: Woman Accuses Cop Of Racism, Then The Body Cam Footage Comes Out

A South Carolina woman named Dawn Hilton-Williams posted a video to Facebook Live on April 27 in which she accuses a Virginia cop who pulled her over …

Justice

Was Jesus Christ Disfigured?

A new book is attempting to answer the often controversial question of what Jesus actually looked like, and has offered a novel theory about possible …

Openly gay Olympic skier who placed 12th insults Ivanka Trump online and it backfires disastrously

You probably have no idea who Gus Kenworthy is because he wasn’t a stand out talent at the Olympics this year and only made the news rounds for dissing Mike Pence and the Trump administration, but in case you were following the skier at all at this year’s 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South …

Growing body of research rejects transgender movement

Is Caitlyn Jenner a woman? A growing body of research from scientists, philosophers and feminists says no.<p>The latest contribution to the debate is …

LGBTQI

Why Evangelicals Support President Trump, Despite His Immorality

While the majority of Americans consistently report that they disapprove of President Trump, and millions rally to protest the Muslim Ban, attacks on …

4 Grave Dangers in Every Sin

I have preached the truth a hundred times to others and a thousand times to myself: You can’t sin without consequence. That’s not the way God has …

Theology

Six decades later, the Lavender Scare is still with us

Progress revolves like a coil stretch out, advancing up and forward, then circling down and back, though not as far as when it began, until it starts …

Gay US Athletes Double Down on Pence Attack — While Still Refusing to Take a Meeting With Him

Since before the 2018 Winter Olympics even started, a feud of sorts began to brew between openly gay U.S. athletes and Vice President Mike Pence, who …

Oklahoma woman gets reduced sentence after getting sterilized as per judge's request

An Oklahoma woman convicted of using a counterfeit check has received a reduced sentence after getting medically sterilized at the suggestion of the judge.<p>Summer Thyme Creel, 34, a mother of seven children, was facing a maximum penalty sentenced to a year in federal prison for the crime. However, …

Criminal Sentencing

Fact check: What is Mike Pence’s record on LGBT rights?

Vice President Mike Pence spoke up this week to hit back at critics of his record on LGBT rights.<p>After out Winter Olympic athlete Adam Rippon …

The Michigan town where only Christians are allowed to buy houses

Bay View is for many an idyllic community – but a lawsuit will test its rule that only practicing Christians can own property<p>Tucked away in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, somewhere along the winding roads that hug Great Lakes shores, is an idyllic town named Bay View. For more than a century, …

Religion

Tabata Workout For a Shredded Six-Pack | Men’s Health

These stability exercises train your transverse abdominal muscles, which are deep in your core and help with posture and back health. They also keep your entire midsection from bulging out. (Think of how your stomach sticks out when you slump).<p>This is a Tabata workout, which was named after …

Captive virgins, polygamy and sex slaves: Here's what marriage would look like if we actually followed the Bible

Bible believers are beside themselves about the prospect that marriage norms and laws are changing, but let me tell you a secret about Bible …

The person in Hawaii who accidentally sent a 'missile incoming' text may have prevented nuclear war from breaking out in 2018

I have a film script to sell you. It involves a shy but quietly seething public servant in America who believes his country, complacent and …

Italian model Andrea Denver welcomes us into 2018 in the best way possible…

We may be six days in already, but we’re still happy to look at the welcome messages…<p>Andrea Denver first came to our attention after he starred in …

Five Ways Satan Undermines Muslim Conversions

Let me give you some encouraging news: despite some unsubstantiated stories and exaggerated statistics, <i>it is true that history has never seen so many</i> …

Faith

“Oh My God, This Is So F---ed Up”: Inside Silicon Valley’s Secretive, Orgiastic Dark Side

Some of the most powerful men in Silicon Valley are regulars at exclusive, drug-fueled, sex-laced parties—gatherings they describe not as scandalous, or even secret, but as a bold, unconventional lifestyle choice. Yet, while the guys get laid, the women get screwed. In an adaptation from her new …

Silicon Valley

Will Nikki Haley be America's first female president?

Democrats are trying to stack the deck with female candidates for the 2020 presidential race, desperate for a do-over of Hillary Clinton’s failed 2016 attempt to put a woman in the Oval Office for the first time. But if President Trump continues to have the kind of success for the American people …

Nikki Haley

Illinois To Ban 'Gay Panic Defense' In New Year

On Monday, Illinois will become the second state to ban the so-called gay panic defense in cases in which a murder defendant tries to justify his violence as a reaction to learning that the victim was gay.<p>California banned the defense tactic in 2014, a year after the American Bar Association called …

Rights & Freedoms

19 Odd Things About America That Americans Haven't Realized

There's no place like the U.S. of A. Just ask foreign visitors. Here are some of our foibles that seem super-weird to our friends …

Don't buy the Democrats' spin on taxes - all Americans will benefit, and here are 5 reasons why

The polls sponsored or cited by news organizations indicate that only between one-third and half of all Americans support the tax cuts signed into law Friday by President Trump. But the first thing to remember about these polls is that they were conducted by the same pollsters who told us Hillary …

Middle-class

Hipster counterparts of America's most popular national parks

Visiting America's most popular national parks, especially in summer, is quickly becoming a gamble. Will it be one of your favorite memories, or will …

HIV Panic in Florida Is Turning Into a Health Catastrophe

The spread ofHIV in Florida has outpaced any other state in the union, yet draconian laws turn getting tested into a risky legal gamble. Now a new …

NBC Host Asked Why a Good God Would Allow Terrorism — Her Answer Is Spot-On

Kathie Lee Gifford, one of the co-hosts of NBC’s “Today,” said this week God “is sovereign in all things” — even after the deadly terror attack in …

13 Overrated Literary Classics, and What to Read Instead

Photojournalist Documents Lives of LGBTQ Asylum Seekers in Mideast

In 2010, British photojournalist Bradley Secker traveled to Damascus, Syria, to begin covering the situation of gay Iraqi men who were fleeing Iraq due to a spate of homophobic violence and murders in the country.<p>“I’d previously traveled and spent time in much of [the eastern Mediterranean] and …

LGBTQI

If Your Teacher Looks Like You, You May Do Better In School

Think back to grade school for a moment and envision that one teacher who could captivate you more than any other. Did that teacher look a bit like you? One recent study says: probably.<p>There's mounting evidence that when black students have black teachers, those students are more likely to graduate …

Education

Sylvia Plath's bikini shot: it's time to stop sexualising a serious author to sell books

The UK cover of a new collection of letters is only the latest to show the acclaimed poet as blond, beaming and in a skimpy outfit. But presenting female writers as mere sex symbols diminishes their literary achievements<p>On the US cover of Sylvia Plath’s Collected Letters, a volume out this week …

Literature

Mystery in Salt Lake City: where have hundreds of homeless people gone?

The streets around Salt Lake City’s downtown emergency shelter have long been home to hundreds of homeless people. In recent weeks, though, nearly all seem to have vanished following a police operation. Local residents are mystified as to where they’ve gone.<p>The Salt Lake City police chief, Mike …

Homelessness