The Church of Scotland's general assembly has voted to allow its ministers to be in same-sex marriages by making a provision for individual congregations to "opt out" of the Church's traditional view of marriage as between a man and woman.
As many as 500 top evangelical and social conservative leaders, including Dr. Ben Carson and Tony Perkins, will have a closed-door meeting with Donald Trump on June 21 in New York City to ascertain what he has to offer to the country.
Canada's Liberal Party government led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has introduced a bill that would ban transgender discrimination, including both gender identity and gender expression, with up to two years in prison for violators.
After Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed a bill that would make it a felony to perform abortions in the state and revoke the medical licenses of physicians found guilty of the act, the bill's author, State Sen. Nathan Dahm, said he is deciding whether he should seek to override the veto.
A new book, Christ's Samurai, tells the story of early Christianity in Japan during the feudal era in the 17th century, when some Christians were branded with hot irons, dipped repeatedly in boiling water and crucified, for being part of an uprising.
Even as investigators said Saturday that smoke was detected in multiple places inside the EgyptAir flight minutes before it crashed into the Mediterranean Sea with 66 people on board last week, an intelligence firm said an act of terror cannot be ruled out just because no jihadist group has claimed responsibility thus far.
Barack Obama departed Saturday afternoon for his first trip to Vietnam and Japan. As a goodwill gesture, Vietnam's Communist government released a Catholic priest from prison, but the president's agenda might press for the release of more political prisoners while making no mention of a new highly restrictive religion law being enacted in that country.
Some scientists in the United States are working to make embryos that are part human, part animal in an attempt to save the lives of people suffering from various diseases. But other scientists warn that such experiments could damage people's sense of humanity.
Actress Patricia Heaton's post with a pro-life message went viral on social media, but Facebook editors characterized it as "anti-abortion." This comes the day after Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's meeting with conservatives where he denied having a political bias.
The Hampden–Sydney College in Virginia has reversed its decision to fire retired Army Lt. Gen. William "Jerry" Boykin, a devout Christian, as a visiting professor after reports that he had been removed over his comments on transgender bathrooms.
A shopper at a Ross department store in Texas was shocked as a man entered into the women's dressing room while she was there. She complained to the manager, who told her, "He was representing himself as a woman today."
The parents of a 12-year-old girl chained their daughter and locked her in a room for several days in their house after she refused to marry a 40-year-old man, according to local press.
Islamic State publicly executed 25 civilians, who had been accused of spying on the terror group for Iraqi government security forces, by throwing them into a basin carrying nitric acid in Iraq's embattled northern city of Mosul in Nineveh Province, according to reports.
An online petition started by Family Research Council against the Obama administration's "overreach in bullying parents and local school districts" to allow students to use restrooms and other facilities as per their gender identity and not their biological sex has gained more than 82,000 signatures.
A new global study shows that abortion rates declined significantly in the developed world but remained largely unchanged in developing regions over the past 25 years. Are these findings a verdict against pro-life laws? Media are wrongly suggesting so, says a scholar.
Islamic State has declared a "state of emergency" in the Syrian city of Raqqa, the de facto capital for the terror group's self-declared Caliphate, taking seriously an announcement made by the U.S.-backed local Kurdish forces that they plan to attack the militants' stronghold.
Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, a house church leader from the Church of Iran denomination, and his wife, who were re-arrested as part of a series of raids targeting around 10 Christian homes last week, have been released, but three other Christians are still in custody, according to U.K.-based Christian Solidarity Worldwide.
Atheist Ad Mocking Ken Ham's Ark Encounter as 'Genocide, Incest' Park Rejected by Billboard Companies
Billboard companies have told an atheist group they wont run its ad next to the entrance to the Ark Encounter theme park being built in Williamstown, Kentucky, that reads "Genocide & Incest Park ... celebrating 2,000 years of myths."
A female teacher at a San Francisco high school for girls came out as a transgender, but the Catholic order that owns and runs the school has decided that the teacher will not be fired but fully accepted as a man.
The House Select Panel on Infant Lives has issued nine subpoenas to controversial late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart, his abortion facility in Maryland and other agencies, while five Democratic congressmen called him the victim of a Republican "witch hunt."
A Dutch group promoting women doing a medical abortion themselves sent on Saturday its first "abortion drone," carrying pills to kill unborn babies, from Germany to the strictly Roman Catholic country of Poland, and called it a "success," as "two Polish women swallowed the abortion pills."
Liberty University Graduation Ceremony's Surprise Guests: Hollywood Actors Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, and Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson
Liberty University conferred 19,430 degrees at its commencement ceremony Saturday with about 35,000 people, including Hollywood actors Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn, screenwriter Randall Wallace, New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings and "Duck Dynasty" star Willie Robertson, in attendance.
100 Attorneys: Norway Violated Humanitarian, Moral Laws Seizing 5 Kids From Parents Over Christian Faith
More than 100 attorneys from the United States and abroad and members of the European Parliament wrote a letter to the Norwegian Prime Minister, saying the government's act of seizing five children of a Christian family to "prevent" them from being "indoctrinated" with Christianity violates domestic and international law, and urging their immediate release.
Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, a house church leader from the Church of Iran denomination who was acquitted of apostasy in 2012 after being sentenced to death by hanging, was arrested once again, this time along with his wife and a church member, by Iranian authorities on Friday, according to U.K.-based Christian Solidarity Worldwide.
The Kenyan government has announced its plan to close its refugee camps, which are home to 600,000 refugees, mostly from conflict-torn Somalia. A U.S.-based Christian group working in Kenya warns that the decision could lead to thousands of deaths "if the world doesn't respond immediately."