The City Council of Orlando, Fla., has approved if favor of ordinance that recognizes same-sex domestic partnerships, giving gay and lesbian couples some of the privileges given to those in traditional marriages. Will this eventually lead to a challenge of the state's law regarding tradition marriage?
While Americans on both sides of the debate are fired up about the "War on Christmas," which has been increasingly dominating public discourse, reports from countries where Christians are a minority tell of a literal war where followers of Christ face increasing violence and greater restrictions on openly practicing their faith.
A 29-year-old Iranian Christian man who chose not to follow the Islamic faith of his parents, which is also the dominant religion of the country, was forced to flee Iran recently because of pressure from his family, friends and the authorities.
The American Family Association (AFA), a Christian non-profit, has published a "naughty or nice" list of businesses the organization claims to be “against Christmas,” in what seems to be part of a larger discourse on whether retailers are trying to completely recast the Christian holiday.
Bishop T.D. Jakes, senior pastor of The Potter's House in Dallas, Texas, spoke to CNN's Don Lemon over the weekend, commenting on sex abuse scandals, the economy and politics.
Bishop T.D. Jakes, the senior pastor of The Potter's House in Dallas, Texas, has spoken to CNN's Don Lemon on several current topics, including that of Penn State and Syracuse University sexual abuse scandals and the sexual misconduct allegations aimed at the embattled Georgia televangelist, Bishop Eddie Long.
Backyard Skeptics, an atheist group based in Orange County, Calif., known for staging anti-religion events and advertising campaigns, is planning to put up a roadside billboard with an anti-Christmas message in Costa Mesa next week.
Some 70-odd members of a community of Christian Indonesian refugees who fled their country due to religious persecution 10 years ago and have been living in Highland Park, N.J., are facing imminent deportation.
A recently erected church was burned in southern Ethiopia on Nov. 29 by a group of over 500 Muslim students allegedly supported by local police, four days after local Muslim authorities ordered demolition of the building, human rights watchdog International Christian Concern (ICC) reported Thursday.Tags Persecution
The battle to save a historic statue of Jesus that stands on the grounds of Whitefish Mountain Resort in Montana -- on a section of land belonging to the Flathead National Forest -- heats up as Liberty Institute, a Christian think tank linked to Focus on the Family, joins the discussion.
Religious leaders have been chiming in on international efforts to cease the deadly violence in Syria, where the regime of President Bashar al-Assad launched its brutal crackdown on pro-democracy protesters eight months ago.
A California-based atheist group known for its anti-Christian advertising campaigns and events is to host a press conference Friday, under its newest “Treaty of Tripoli” billboard in Costa Mesa, Calif.
The news about Bishop Eddie Long’s wife, Vanessa E. Long, filing for a divorce recently has resonated with evangelical Christians across the nation. As divorce in politics is being discussed in the context of presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich, many Christians have their eyes turned to the church, remembering that it does not always offer the best example itself.
In a country that is 78.4 percent Christian, it is not extremely strange that when a big social movement like "Occupy Wall Street" (OWS) swoops through, someone will ask the question: What would Jesus do?
A controversy over the holiday greeting used in retail stores during the Christmas season has some Americans speaking out against the annual trend, with Saddleback Pastor Rick Warren also weighing in.