Clark University in Worchester, Mass., received a $152,000 grant awarded by the Department of Health and Human Services to interview 50 lesbian couples before and after they became adoptive parents. The grant was awarded to the Trustees of Clark University to fund a research project, titled "Transition to Adoptive Parenthood," to study the potential strengths and challenges faced by lesbian parents three months after they adopted their children.
Illinois Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn says he will sign the "Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act" into law if the House will vote on the bill before adjournment on Friday. Gay rights groups and even former President Bill Clinton are placing mounting pressure on House members to make the state the 13th in the nation to approve gay marriage.
Sentencing Begins for Gosnell Employees; Pro-Life Group Calls for Excavation of Landfills to Locate Babies
Elizabeth Hampton, Kermit Gosnell's sister-in-law who worked at the Women's Medical Society abortion clinic in West Philadelphia, was sentenced Tuesday morning to serve one year of probation after pleading guilty to one count of perjury for lying to FBI and DEA agents about practices inside the clinic during their Feb. 18, 2010, raid to investigate Gosnell's illegal prescription drug operation.
A CNN/ORC International poll released Monday reveals 54 percent of Americans are opposed to the Affordable Care Act, better known as "Obamacare," three years after the Democratic majorities in the House and Senate passed the bill in March 2010.
Celebrated on the last Monday in May, Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday that's designated as a time of reverence and remembrance of those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces and made the ultimate sacrifice and died in service to their country.
Members of GLAAD, a nonprofit organization that promotes LGBT advocacy, was at the Boy Scouts of America's headquarters in Irving, Texas, on Friday – one day after the BSA's national council voted to allow openly gay membership – to advocate for additional policy changes acceptable to the gay community.
Hobby Lobby's case for exemption from a part of the Affordable Care Act that requires religious employers to cover Plan B and Ella One emergency contraceptives that can cause early abortion was argued in court on Thursday.
Opponents of the BSA's resolution to allow openly-gay membership in the scouts frequently speak about keeping sex and politics out of the scouts – an institution where young boys, many of whom grow up in fatherless homes, depend on mentors who can teach them how to become moral and upstanding citizens, according to Robert Schwarzwalder, senior vice president of the Family Research Council, who's asking delegates to vote "No" when they cast their ballots Thursday.
Jack McMahon, defense attorney for abortionist and convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell, shocked America Wednesday during his first live cable news interview since the jury's verdict in his client's case. McMahon twice said, "thank God," and revealed to Fox News host Megyn Kelly that he believes banning abortion after 17-weeks should become law, and all abortion clinics must be inspected annually.
The Boy Scouts of America will announce Thursday the outcome of the 1,400-member national council's vote after they cast their ballots on a new resolution allowing for openly-gay membership into the scouts, which many fear will lead to the dissolution of the faith-based organization, and the promotion of LGBT activism.
Holly Tucker's Performance of 'How Great Thou Art' Strangely Appropriate, Says Blake Shelton on 'The Voice'
Holly Tucker, a college student from Waco, Texas, sang the Gospel hymn "How Great Thou Art" during the live top-10 performance on NBC's megahit vocal competition "The Voice" Monday night, and received resounding applause from the audience, but wasn't able to impress Usher, one of the show's four coaches.
Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (OBDR) and the Salvation Army are among the faith-based organizations providing disaster relief to the residents of Moore, Okla., following Monday's devastating tornado that killed 24, a number that is expected to increase as search and rescue teams continue to dig through the remains.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday introduced the release of the 2012 International Religious Freedom report, which is compiled by State Department employees annually to reveal the status of the advancement of religious freedom abroad.
The American Atheists of Cranford, N.J., announced Friday they will be sending books on atheism to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to be placed next to Gideon Bibles inside every cabin and lodge at the state's parks.
Phil and Kay Robertson, the patriarch and matriarch of A&E's highest-rated reality show "Duck Dynasty" were guests on CBN's "700 Club" on Wednesday to talk about their family's success and to share how their faith Jesus Christ saved their marriage, which is about to hit the milestone of 50 years.
Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton signed the Freedom to Marry bill during a ceremony held on the state capitol steps on Tuesday, making Minnesota the 12th state to legalize same-sex marriage, following Delaware and Rhode Island that also legalized homosexual marriage during the last two weeks.
Spurred by pro-life groups and Texas Republican Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, the Harris County District Attorney's Office is proceeding with an investigation into allegations that Houston-based abortionist Douglas Karpen, who operates three abortion clinics in the state – two in Houston and one in Dallas – has performed illegal late-term abortions and killed babies born alive, a violation of the federal Born Alive Infant Protection Act.
Amid the uproar over shocking revelations that the Internal Revenue Service strategically targeted conservative groups that sought tax-exempt status are new findings that George Soros-funded organizations are sending letters to the IRS prodding them to investigate conservative groups, such as Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS.
Kermit Gosnell was back in the courtroom Wednesday to hear his sentence, following Tuesday's plea deal his defense attorney made with prosecutors, in which the abortion doctor gave up all of his appeals to take life in prison so that he will not face the death penalty.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney and Attorney General Eric Holder held simultaneous press conferences on Tuesday where they were berated by reporters' questions about the Justice Department's two-month seizure of Associated Press reporters' and editors' phone records in 2012.
For 40 years Jesus House, a nondenominational Christian outreach organization, has been transforming the lives of those battling addiction, suffering from mental illness, or facing the perils of homelessness and poverty. More than a shelter, Jesus House is a hub of community support that transforms the lives of their residents, as well as the tens of thousands of people who depend on the work of Jesus House volunteers who seek out the needs of the community.
Gosnell Found Guilty of 3 First-Degree Murder Charges, Involuntary Manslaughter of Patient Who Died in Abortion Clinic
Abortionist Kermit Gosnell has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of patient Karnamaya Mongar who died at his late-term abortion clinic, and three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of four babies born alive inside the Women's Medical Society abortion clinic in West Philadelphia, Pa., that he operated for 40 years.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney spoke about the IRS's admission to targeting conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status in 2012, and said the action was not politically motivated and the Administration wasn't aware of the issue until Friday.
Dannah Gresh, a best-selling author and advocate for the sexual purity movement, was a featured speaker at this year's TEDxPSU event at Pennsylvania State University, and spoke about sexual myths that are hurting teenagers and college students who are navigating a culture that promotes tolerance of all sexual behaviors and choices, except abstinence.
Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee have set a May 22 deadline in which they expect public health officials from all 50 states and Washington, D.C. to provide them with "details on state licensing of abortion clinics and providers, information on revoked licenses, state inspections of clinics and disciplinary actions," so they can "examine how each state regulates and monitors abortion clinics and protects the health and safety of women."