UK Student loses case to be reinstated after expulsion
A master degree student in the Great Britain who was officially expelled from school for his Christian beliefs has lost his case. Felix Ngole was expelled from the master’s program at Sheffield University in 2015 for comments he made on Facebook. Ngole commented on his personal Facebook page, “same-sex marriage is a sin whether you like it or not. It is God’s words, and man’s opinion will not change that”…he added that the Bible and God identify homosexuality as sin. The student was immediately expelled from his school following the post. The university’s officials claimed the comments could be accessed by the public and could be perceived as judgmental, and they were concerned about the comment’s perception. Ngole sued the school, but lost his case. In the recent decision the British courts ruled in favor of the school. The student’s attorney says the decision is a disturbing precedent for Christians in the country. Andrea Williams believes Christians are being told to shut up and be quiet about their moral views if they are not seen as politically correct.
Rev. Graham prays for revival in birthday message
Charlotte native Rev. Billy Graham says he has a special prayer for the world to mark his recent birthday. The evangelist who turned 99 on November 7th says that he is praying for a spiritual awakening in the U.S. and around the world. Graham encouraged people in a recent video to seek God with their whole lives, and do everything possible to follow in the footsteps of Jesus. Graham encouraged viewers of the video to seek a more intimate relationship with God and trust the Holy Spirit for guidance to grow in their daily walk with God. Rev. Billy Graham is a known for ministering to millions worldwide including several US presidents. Graham has been in ministry for over 60 years.
Scientists in China create GMO low fat pigs
Critics and scientists are taking notice of recent
developments in China. Scientists in the nation announced they have successfully produced a low fat pig through genetic modification. The scientist associated with the Institute of Zoology at the China Academy of Sciences in Beijing called the development exciting. Scientists say the pigs could possibly maintain a healthy body temperature and survive in cold weather due to their genetic makeup. Critics called the development disturbing. GMO foods have been heavily criticized in the U.S. Critics are concerned about the long term effects of GMO foods on the human body. They believe approval of the pigs will never be approved in the U.S. The controversial GMO salmon is currently for sale in the U.S., but it took over 20 years to approve. The product has been widely rejected by consumers because of health concerns (the concern has actually prompted some companies to use Non-GMO certified labels to ease consumer concerns). The pigs can also reproduce according to scientists; at least one GMO pig mated and produced healthy offspring according to the report.
SNBC Health News: high fiber diet can help prevent Type 2 Diabetes
A Diet High in Fiber can curb Type 2 Diabetes according to Dr. Joseph Mercola of Mercola.com. According to Dr. Mercola, the majority of fiber consumed by people should come from vegetables, not grains. Fiber may benefit the treatment of diabetes by altering hormonal signals, slowing down nutrient absorption or altering fermentation in the large intestine. Fiber also promotes feelings of fullness and weight loss. Researchers believe eating a high fiber diet is associated with lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes. Consuming large amounts of sugars and grains spike blood sugar and will lead to increased insulin levels. Mercola advises focusing on eating more vegetables, nuts and seeds. Root vegetables such as: Yams, beets, parsnips, turnips, rutabagas, carrots, yucca, kohlrabi, onions, and garlic are considered great sources of fiber. Almonds and chia seeds are vegetables high in fiber.