InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA

InterVarsity responds to pro-LGBT outcry

Sexuality | Media critics try to draw fresh blood from a longstanding campus ministry policy
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 10/07/16, 05:10 pm

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship USA, an evangelical ministry serving more than 41,000 U.S. college students, is taking flak for reaffirming its biblical stance on human sexuality and requiring its employees do likewise. While the reiteration of an established policy has put some InterVarsity staff members at odds with their employer, media sources insist on making the issue solely about LGBT students—an unfair and inaccurate characterization, according to an InterVarsity spokesman.

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The public showdown between religion and sex

Religious Liberty | Americans are deeply divided about what matters most
by Nick Eicher
Posted 9/30/16, 01:09 pm

Each week, The World and Everything in It features a “Culture Friday” segment, in which Executive Producer Nick Eicher discusses the latest cultural news with John Stonestreet, president of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. Here is a summary of this week’s conversation.

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Virginia man convicted for role in lesbian child custody case

Courts | Philip Zodhiates helped Lisa Miller and her daughter flee the country amid a bitter custody battle
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 9/30/16, 12:59 pm

A New York federal court on Thursday convicted Virginia businessman Philip Zodhiates of international parental kidnapping and conspiracy for helping Lisa Miller and her daughter flee the country in 2009.

Zodhiates didn’t dispute helping Miller, a former lesbian embroiled in a bitter custody battle with her ex-partner, Janet Jenkins. But he insisted he was only trying to help a fellow Christian, not obstruct Jenkins’ parental rights.

Zodhiates faces up to eight years in prison when he is sentenced on Jan. 30.

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