More than 392,000 people have signed an online pledge to boycott Target after the retail giant said that transgender employees and customers could use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity, irrespective of their biological sex.
Republican frontrunner Donald Trump said he feels "very strongly" that issues related to North Carolina's law that says people must use bathrooms according to their biological sex should be decided by the state, hours after criticizing the legislation.
Liberty University hosted the Virginia High School League state debate championships this weekend, but some teams didn't show up, boycotting the Christian university on the basis of president Jerry Falwell Jr.'s comments on Muslims.
One and a half years after a young Pakistani Christian couple were tortured and burnt alive in a brick kiln after being accused of blasphemy, a court has granted bail to the prime suspect in the case, which had caused national outrage.
Obama: North Carolina Transgender Bathroom Law 'Wrong,' Prince's 'Purple Rain' Played Before UK Bilateral Meetings
At a joint press conference with U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron in London, President Obama said the laws in North Carolina concerning use of bathrooms as per biological sex and in Mississippi that protects opponents of gay marriage from being punished for their religious beliefs, should be "overturned."
Pope Francis, who returned from Greece with 12 Syrian Muslim refugees, on Sunday spoke of a Syrian Christian "martyr" who was murdered by terrorists for refusing to renounce her faith, in a speech in St Peter's Square.
NBC's "Saturday Night Live" featured a parody trailer titled, "God is a Boob Man," mocking the Christian film "God's Not Dead 2" and alluding to cases related to religious freedom and gay marriage.
On his show "Real Time," comedian and HBO host Bill Maher said the policy of taxing things that are bad to get people to stop doing them should be extended to religion.
Larry Alex Taunton, the founder and executive director of The Fixed Point Foundation, says in his newly released book that the late notorious atheist Christopher Hitchens was contemplating conversion to evangelical Christianity before his death. Though still recovering from a near fatal accident, Taunton is talking about The Faith of Christopher Hitchens, appearing in mainstream media.
Saudi Arabia has warned that it will sell up to $750 billion worth of U.S. assets held by the oil-rich Kingdom if the U.S. Congress passes a bill that would allow victims of the September 11, 2001, terror attack to sue the Saudi Arabia government.
After his five-hour visit to Greece, Pope Francis took three families of Syrian Muslim refugees, including six children, back to Rome aboard the papal plane on Saturday.
On the 104th birth anniversary of dictator Kim Il-sung, a North Korean state newspaper claimed that when American evangelist Billy Graham visited Pyongyang, he described the country's late founder as "God who exists in the world of human beings" and who "has created the greatest heaven on earth."
Bill Nye, known popularly as "The Science Guy" for his scientific kids show, says he is in favor of trying those who question climate change as criminals and jailing them.
Continuing his message series on the Book of Revelation, Pastor Greg Laurie of California's Harvest Fellowship Church explained in a sermon this week what heaven is like, answering common questions and breaking myths.
At least 19 people were killed and hundreds injured after a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck southern Japan early Saturday, two days after being hit by a 6.5 quake, which killed at least 16 people. Japanese Defense Ministry is considering seeking help from U.S. forces to deal with the disasters' aftermath.
Psychologist and family expert Dr. Kevin Leman spoke at Christ's Church of the Valley, a non-denominational megachurch in Peoria, Arizona, on sex in marriage, as part of a series that digs into what scripture has to say about "Sex, Love & Dating."
In his message, Pastor Robert Morris, senior pastor at Gateway Church in Dallas, Texas, told his congregation that God has asked us to give our tithes and offerings not because He needs money to support His work, but because it gives Him an opportunity to bless us.
Joey Rory's last album, "Hymns That Are Important to Us," remains on the top of country music and Christian charts since Joey's death last month. Rory Feek chose not to attend Sunday's ACM awards and posted the first picture of Joey's grave for their fans.
Craig Groeschel, senior pastor of the multi-site megachurch Life.Church, headquartered in Oklahoma, tackled in a recent sermon the concept that money is the root of all kinds of evil.
Hundreds of mourners paid their last respects at the funeral of Muslim shopkeeper Asad Shah at a mosque in Glasgow, Scotland, on Saturday, days after he was stabbed to death by a fellow Muslim for posting a message on Facebook wishing Christians a happy Easter.
After 800 Years, Oxford Theology Students to Swap Christianity for Feminism, Buddhism, Islam Studies
Oxford University is deviating from its 800-year-old tradition to remain relevant to "the dramatic change" in the U.K., by allowing its undergraduate theology students to skip studying Christianity after the first year of their degree, and choose instead subjects like "Feminist Approaches to Theology and Religion" and "Buddhism in Space and Time."
Rick Warren Dedicates Freed Prison Inmate With Double Life Sentence as Saddleback Church's Pastor of Prison Ministries
Danny Duchene, who was given a double life sentence but was released from California's Sierra Prison after 32 years on Pastor Rick Warren's request, was dedicated as a pastor for the church's prison ministries this weekend. Duchene shared his spiritual journey with the congregation.
The Bible says God is always willing to forgive our sins if we confess them, but there can come a time in a person's life when she or he reaches a point of no return, and that's why Jesus warned that there is a sin that is unforgivable, Pastor Greg Laurie said in his message, explaining what that sin is.
Pew Poll: Ted Cruz Backed by White Evangelicals, Weekly Church-Goers; Trump by White Mainline Protestants
The latest Pew Research poll reveals that while Ted Cruz is supported by white evangelical Republicans and those who regularly attend church service, the GOP frontrunner Donald Trump is preferred by white mainline Protestants and those who attend religious services less frequently.
Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Sen. Mike Lee of Utah have written a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, complaining that the Justice Department pursues "frivolous prosecutions" against the pro-life movement while favoring abortion clinics and neglecting protection of houses of worship.