The Trump administration has denied permission to U.S. embassies overseas seeking to fly the rainbow banner on embassy flagpoles during gay pride month.The State Department issued the denials, in a reversal of policy from the Obama administration.U.S. embassies in four nations – Israel, Germany, Brazil and Latvia – had sought permission to fly the rainbow flag, which has appeared in shops and homes during gay pride events and parades.The U.S. ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, is the senior-most gay official in the Trump administration, and has pushed efforts to discourage laws that criminalize homosexuality overseas.
“The diagnosis alone for pancreatic cancer was devastating. I just felt there was no hope. I really felt there was no hope at that point.” In 2013 Beverly Dunn’s husband, Tony was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Beverly is a nurse and knew the odds of long-term survival were slim. She says, “Usually when pancreatic cancer is found, it's found way too late. I didn't really see an outcome for it other than death from this earth.”
JERUSALEM, Israel - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he has chosen the location for a new Golan Heights community to be named after US President Donald Trump, Bloomberg reports.Netanyahu did not specify the location or exact name of the new community.He said he will ask the cabinet to approve the decision and will announce the name after he is finished forming his new government.
Avengers: Endgame in some ways resembles a Wagnerian opera with a lot of good and some annoying bad, as well as, several loose plot points and self-referential nods to previous Marvel…
The blockbuster film Avengers: Endgame broke nearly every major box-office record for a movie’s opening weekend.It also made history in another way by featuring the first openly gay character in a Disney/Marvel film – even if it was in a minor role. Early in the film, Steve Rogers/Captain America is seen leading a small support group for people who were not wiped out at the end of the previous movie, Infinity War. The scene takes place five years after the villain Thanos vanished half the population. “So I went on a date the other day – the first time in five years,” an unidentified male character tells the support group. The man says he “didn’t know what to talk about” on the date and then describes what he and his date discussed, including “my job, his job.”
Evangelist, author, and actress Priscilla Shirer is urging women to avoid seeking their value through their social media profiles and turn to Jesus instead. "It's so easy for us as humans to attach our significance and value into things that can so easily fade and are temporal, whether that's a job and upward mobility career-wise, or a certain demographic or group of people," Shirer told The Christian Post. "When those things fade or no longer appreciate, applaud, celebrate, or include us, we can be decimated because we've attached our significance to those things. So, it's about re-centering our priority and rooting it in who we are in Christ in the same way."
Actor Nicole Kidman admitted during a recent interview with Vanity Fair that her friends often “tease” her for believing in God and choosing to raise her children in church . The Oscar-winning celebrity, married to country singer Keith Urban, told the magazine faith has played a pivotal role in her life, but said she has “a lot” of friends who poke fun at her religious convictions. She revealed she and Urban often take their kids — 10-year-old Sunday Rose and 8-year-old Faith Margaret — to church.
"I was face to face with this murder terrorist who was holding the rifle and looking straight at me."A rabbi has told US reporters about the synagogue shooting near San Diego on Saturday, in which one woman died and three people were wounded.Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein was one of those injured, losing the index finger on his right hand.A 19-year-old man named as John Earnest was arrested shortly afterwards in Poway, north of the Californian city.America's gun culture in 10 chartsAs Pittsburgh reeled, its teenagers mobilisedThe attack comes exactly six months after a shooting in Pittsburgh in which 11 people were killed, thought to be the worst anti-Semitic attack in recent US history.
The father and two brothers of the alleged organiser of the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka, Zahran Hashim, were killed in a security forces operation on Friday, police say.Hashim, who blew himself up at a hotel in Colombo, founded an Islamist group, the NTJ, which has now been banned.Police have raided the group's HQ in the eastern town of Kattankudy.The Sri Lankan president has announced a ban on face coverings, aimed at Muslim women following the attacks.Children of the Easter Sunday attacksWhat led to carnage?What is the NTJ?The attacks targeted churches and hotels, killing at least 250 people.
Like many disabled people, I am often approached by Christians who want to pray for me to be healed. While they may be well-intentioned, these encounters often leave me feeling judged as faulty and in need of repair. So I set out to discover what Christianity has to offer disabled people beyond promises of miracle cures.