It’s time for our faith recap in which we highlight the week’s top faith and culture stories.
To begin, “Full House” actress Candace Cameron Bure hasn’t been shy about sharing her Christian faith, especially while filming “Dancing With the Stars.” That said, Bure recently told TheBlaze that she’s received a mixed reaction from the faith community due to her appearance on the dance show.
While some believers applaud her for being so publicly outspoken about Christianity, others “don’t think that it’s honoring” for her to dance with someone other than her husband — and others say she shouldn’t be in such a secular setting. Read more about what she had to say to her critics here.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry reportedly made a renewed declaration of faith when he was baptized in a creek last month. According to Perry’s spokesman, he did so to “reaffirm his commitment” to Christianity in a ceremony that included close friends and family.
Back to the subject of sharing one’s faith, a revered high school baseball coach in Oklahoma is in trouble with atheist activists who accuse him of leading his team in illegal public prayer. What do you think?
And on the flip side, a prospective student at the Community College of Baltimore County in Rosedale, Maryland, is suing the school because he said they rejected him from the radiation therapy program in part because of his Christian faith.
The student claimed that during an interview with a panel, the question was asked: “What is the most important thing to you?” He responded, “My God.”
Then, in an email obtained by TheBlaze, a school official specifically cited his faith in response to reasons for why he wasn’t admitted.
And if you haven’t heard, Phelim McAleer and his wife Ann McElhinney are trying to raise $2.1 million to produce a TV movie on convicted murderer and former abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell. But the couple said that crowdfunding site Kickstarter censored their listing.
As a result the filmmakers recently posted a billboard a half mile from Kickstarter’s Brooklyn headquarters in an effort to send a pointed message.
“They don’t want diversity of opinion on the crowd-funding platform,” McAleer told TheBlaze last week. “Kickstarter tried to censor us — it didn’t work. When faced with a different point of view, their first instinct was to censor.”