As the national executive board of the Boy Scouts of America is expected to discuss, and possibly vote on, its strict no-gays member policy this week, President Barack Obama for the first time addressed the issue, saying the BSA should allow gays to be members and leaders.
The University of Michigan has denied that it removed a chapter of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship from campus because the group's bylaws require religious qualifications for leadership and bar gays or lesbians from becoming members.2 comments
Richard Dawkins Loses Debate Against Former Anglican Head Rowan Williams at Cambridge University (FULL VIDEO)
The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, defeated prominent atheist professor, Richard Dawkins, in a debate at the University of Cambridge in England on Thursday night, as a vote taken at the conclusion of the debate ruled that religion does have a place in the 21st century.270 comments
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has called on the Boy Scouts of America on Saturday to keep its strict no-gays membership policy, as the organization's national executive board, scheduled to meet in Irving on Monday, is expected to discuss, and possibly vote on, changing the policy.175 comments
South Carolina's NewSpring Church is moving Sunday night services to Saturday night so that the congregants won't have to miss a single play of the Super Bowl, the multi-campus megachurch has announced.26 comments
Gun owners in the country tend to be men, white, married and living in the South, shows a Gallup study published Friday. The analysis of surveys for the last five years also shows that Protestants are more likely to own guns than Catholics.7 comments
Tenn. State Sen. Stacey Campfield has come under attack after he reintroduced the "Don't Say Gay" bill, which would prohibit teachers from discussing sexuality with their students and require schools to inform parents if a child has engaged in homosexual activity.49 comments
An appeals court has issued a preliminary injunction blocking enforcement of the Obama administration's abortion pill mandate against a Minnesota business, whose Catholic owner argued it violated their rights under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.5 comments
The Senate on Monday passed a $51 billion aid package for Superstorm Sandy victims, but it remains unclear if the hundreds of damaged churches will also receive funding. Secularist groups are already raising objections to an inclusive distribution of aid.33 comments
Rowan Williams, who stepped down as the Anglican leader last month, and Richard Dawkins, a leading secularist in the U.K., will discuss whether "religion has no place in the 21st Century" at a Cambridge Union Society debate on Thursday.
Over 50,000 people gathered for the annual Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco, Calif., days after the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, prompting Pope Benedict XVI to applaud the event as an "outstanding public witness to the fundamental human right to life."
Iran's notorious Islamic Revolutionary Court on Sunday convicted Pastor Saeed Abedini, a U.S. citizen, of "threatening the national security" by leading house churches years ago, and sentenced him to eight years in Tehran's Evin Prison. Saeed's wife was "devastated" on hearing the news.
In response to the U.N. Security Council's approval of tightening sanctions against North Korea, the totalitarian nation's leader Kim Jong Un has threatened the United States with "powerful physical countermeasures," and shown a resolve to go ahead with its weapons programs.23 comments
Hacktivist group Anonymous threatened Saturday to release secret information about the U.S. Department of Justice, and said it had hijacked the U.S. Sentencing Commission's website to avenge the recent suicide of Internet activist Aaron Swartz, who faced federal charges.5 comments
Pastor Saeed Abedini, a U.S. citizen facing a possible death sentence for his Christian faith in Iran and whose whereabouts were unknown since Thursday, had been moved to a different ward in Tehran's Evin Prison, the pastor's family has been told. However, the prison officials' claim is yet to be confirmed.