When Christ Cathedral Church in Columbus, Ohio had an atheist billboard removed from its property back in June, it thought it had heard the last from the billboard’s sponsor, the so-called Freedom From Religion Foundation.Tags Atheism
Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani needs Christians around the world to stand in the gap for him as he faces execution Thursday at the hands of the Iranian government. That was the urgent email message disseminated Wednesday by International Christian Concern, a Washington, D.C., organization that assists the worldwide persecuted Christian church.
“Bless you.” For uttering those words, a student at William C. Wood High School in Vacaville, Calif. was punished this week by a teacher who claimed that the student disrupted his classroom.
Is the federal health care law pushed by President Obama yielding unintended consequences? A study released Tuesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonprofit research group, suggests it just may be.
A federal District Court judge heard arguments Monday in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union challenging a Nevada law requiring that nongovernmental officials be affiliated with a church or religious organization in order to perform marriages.
President Obama is not very popular at the moment in much of America, where most voters disapprove of the job he is doing in the White House. But he remains very well liked in California, where on Monday he raked in more than $3 million in campaign contributions at three fundraisers.
“We’ve averted a disaster,” said Senator Ben Campbell, D-Colo. “Until the next one.” He was speaking of the deal the Senate struck Monday night that will keep the federal government open for business beyond Friday, the end of the current fiscal year.Tags Politics
For social conservatives, Thursday’s Republican presidential debate in Orlando was the anticlimax in a day of appearances featuring the candidates. The main event actually was a forum a few hours before the debate hosted by the Florida Chapter of the Faith and Freedom Coalition.
Is there a correlation between an individual’s cognitive “style” and his or her belief in God? A new study by three Harvard researchers published this week in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General suggests there is.
It’s been a bad news week for the nation’s beleaguered housing sector.On Wednesday, a survey of more than 100 economists, real estate experts, investment analysts and marketing strategists was released in which most respondents said the housing market would continue to struggle for the next four years.Tags Economic Crisis
The House Wednesday rejected a stopgap spending bill that would have put to rest fears of a government shutdown on Oct. 1. A total of 182 Democrats were joined by 48 Republicans in opposing the measure, albeit for very different reasons.
Even Starbucks doesn’t charge $8.24 for a cup of coffee. But that’s precisely how much the Department of Justice overpaid for the beverage it served at one of its conferences, according to a review released Tuesday by the department’s Inspector General.Tags National Debt
The Congressional Black Caucus opens its 41st annual legislative conference on Wednesday as a former caucus member with whom they have misgivings is now in the White House.
President Obama received a letter Monday from a coalition of organizations complaining that he is backsliding on his campaign promise to target faith-based discrimination in federally-funded jobs.
In another victory for foes of California’s Proposition 8, a federal district court judge in San Francisco ruled Monday that video recordings of the trial concerning the state’s ban on same-sex marriage should be made public.