A group of Christian colleges in Illinois have sued the state over what they believe to be their right to grant students full degrees without having to conform their curriculum to state standards. With the aid of the Chicago-based firm Mauck & Baker, the group that calls itself the Illinois...
Senior Roman Catholics and evangelicals in the US have joined forces to warn of a grave "threat" to society caused by same-sex marriage. In a statement to be published in the March edition of First Things, the US journal of religion, they describe the legalisation of same-sex marriage as "a...
The head of conservative group American Family Association (AFA) has said that President Obama can't be a Christian because he supports gay marriage. Speaking on his radio show last Friday, Bryan Fischer said: "I do not know what goes on inside Barack Obama's heart, but I do know that he...
If you want to up your Bible-reading game this year, you might want to consider a trip to Birmingham, Alabama, which has just been named the most Bible-minded city in America. The American Bible Society (ABS) has analysed data regarding the Bible reading habits and beliefs about the Bible of...
President Barack Obama is set to visit Boise, Idaho, on Wednesday, the hometown of pastor Saeed Abedini, who's serving eight years in prison in Iran for his faith. Abedini's wife, Naghmeh, has pleaded with Obama to meet with her so that she can ask him for her husband's release. "My...
A pastor has been shot and killed in the same Florida city that saw the death of Rev James "Tripp" Battle of Bayshore Baptist Church, Bradenton in December. Anthony Shinholster, 57, served at Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church in Bradenton. He was reportedly killed in his home on Sunday. A man...
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether states can ban gay marriage, delving into a contentious social issue in what will be one of the most anticipated rulings of the year. The court, in a brief order, said it would hear cases concerning marriage restrictions in Michigan,...
A coalition of 100 Christian faith leaders, looking to raise hunger and poverty as a prominent issue in the 2016 election cycle, is urging all potential 2016 presidential candidates to post videos stating how they plan to alleviate poverty and hunger in the United States and abroad. The group of...
When Bishop Harry Jackson, chairman of the High Impact Leadership Coalition and senior pastor of Hope Christian Church in Washington, D.C., first called up Bishop T.D. Jakes, one of America's favorite and most influential preachers and asked him to be a part of a summit to heal America's racial...
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed's decision to terminate Kelvin Cochran last week was unconstitutional, according to attorneys working with the ousted fire chief as he explores legal options to sue the City. In a recent press release, Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Kevin Theriot sternly criticized Reed's controversial firing of Cochran...
Mayor of Atlanta Kasim Reed has been accused of being the "Antichrist", "anti-Christian" and a "Muslim" since he made the decision to sack Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cochran. He's responded to the criticism by saying that he is a "man of deep faith" but Cochran violated the city's standards of...
Faith leaders united for a public rally at the Georgia State Capitol on Tuesday in a show of support for ousted Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran and according to one of the organizers, the event was a "tremendous success." Hundreds of religious freedom advocates gathered for the "Standing for our...
A florist in Washington State can be sued personally by the state attorney general's office following a judge's ruling. Barronelle Stutzman declined to provide flowers for Robert Ingersoll, a long-standing customer, for his same-sex wedding in 2012. She told reporters later, "I just took his hands and said, 'I'm sorry....
While President Barack Obama was criticized for not attending Sunday's solidarity rally in Paris in support of a satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, that was attacked by Islamic terrorists, the White House has cited three reasons Obama's attendance was unworkable. 1. Timing The rally came together in a short period of time....
Sister Donna Markham has been named as the new president of Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), the first time a woman has occupied the post in the organisation's 105-year history. CCUSA, based in Alexandria, Virginia, is the national office of more than 160 local Catholic Charities agencies nationwide, all of which...
Embattled Episcopal Bishop of Maryland Heather Cook, 58, who was formally charged with the drunk driving death of 41-year-old married father of two, Thomas Palermo, last Friday, spent the weekend in jail after failing to clear the hefty $2.5 million bail set by a district court commissioner. In highlighting the...
Cuba has released all 53 prisoners it had promised to free, senior US officials said, a major step toward détente with Washington. The release of the remaining prisoners sets a positive tone for historic talks next week aimed at normalizing relations after decades of hostility, the officials said. They described the...
A bitter lawsuit is unravelling in court regarding the rights to Martin Luther King Jr's Bible and Nobel Peace Prize medal. King's sons – Martin Luther King III and Dexter Scott King – run his estate, and want to sell the relics to a private buyer. It is thought the...
Dr. Ben Carson, an accomplished neurosurgeon and conservative Christian who is contemplating a bid for 2016 presidential election, has apologized for plagiarizing portions of his book, America the Beautiful, published by Zondervan, and assured that he will "rectify the situation." "I apologize, and I am working with my editors to rectify...
Franklin Graham has sprung to the defence of former Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cochran, sacked because he wrote a book stating traditional Christian beliefs about marriage and homosexuality. In an opinion piece for Charisma News, the leading evangelical accused the city of "politically correct bullying", saying: "The book on biblical...
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