Pro-life activists saw 2013 as a breakthrough in the movement to defend the constitutional rights of pre-born babies. Many credit the growing support for the pro-life movement with the rising popularity of 3D and 4D ultrasounds, and the ability to announce the sex of one's unborn baby by the 13th week, as Texas state Rep. Jason Villalba (R-Dallas) did on the House floor as part of his support for the state's new abortion regulations that ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, the six month of pregnancy.
Bristol Palin Calls LGBT Community 'Hypocritical' Over A&E's Suspension of 'Duck Dynasty' Star Phil Robertson
Bristol Palin, daughter of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, came to the defense of "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson and called out the LGBT community as being "hypocritical."
CNN Hosts Fan Flames Over 'Duck Dynasty' Controversy Amid NAACP Accusations That Phil Robertson's Comments Are 'Racist,' 'Homophobic'
CNN hosts Brook Baldwin, Piers Morgan and Anderson Cooper were stoking the fires on their respective shows Thursday night, amid accusations by the NAACP that "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson isn't only anti-gay, but that he must also be a racist.
'Duck Dynasty' Publisher Stands by Phil Robertson, Says He's Only Known Star to Treat Everyone With 'Utmost Respect'
Even though A&E announced the network's indefinite suspension of "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson, publisher Howard Books is refusing to turn its back on the Robertsons, and says they only know the senior duck commander as always being respectful to others, regardless of his political leanings, sexual orientation or religious views.
Is the White House Pandering to LGBT Community in an Effort to Salvage Foundering 'Obamacare' Program?
Following the White House release Tuesday of an infographic for the LGBT community that contains a list of five reasons why they'll benefit from Obamamcare, came the gift of "pajama boy" and a Wednesday op-ed written by First Lady Michelle Obama and an Oval Office meeting with moms, all to promote the Health Insurance Marketplace on healthcare.gov.
For the seventh consecutive year the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree will be milled and its lumber used in the building of a Habitat for Humanity home.
Apple has approved a gay social networking app that claims to be safe for children as young as 12, and aims to lead adults, teens and tweens to places that are "clean, social and fun."
Author Jay Parini Says His Editor Thought He Was 'Crazy' for Wanting to Write About Jesus for ICONS Series
Jay Parini, author of Jesus: The Human Face of God, a book released earlier this month that's part of the biographies known as the ICONS series, told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" hosts that his editor thought he was crazy for wanting to write about the life of Jesus.
With only five days remaining on the congressional schedule before legislators depart Capitol Hill for their home states, two competing Senate bills aiming to transform how the United States Armed Forces handle sexual assault cases might get lost in the shuffle.
President Barack Obama on Monday pledged up to $5 billion in funding to combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria internationally, and to redirect $100 million to the National Institutes of Health for research toward a cure for HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus that causes AIDS.
Atheist Tells Fox News' Megyn Kelly He's Proud of Ending 2 Schools' Operation Christmas Child Programs
Roy Speckhardt, executive director of the American Humanist Association (AHA), which effectively stopped two schools from participating in Operation Christmas Child by threatening lawsuits, told Fox News' Megyn Kelly that he's satisfied with the outcome.
Three generations of "Duck Dynasty" men – Phil, Jep and Reed – share their stories of overcoming frightfully reckless behaviors of infidelity, drug use, rebellion and suicidal ideation in their 30-minute "I Am Second" film debut.
Hip Urban Couple Share Why Abortion Was Their Best Option; US Supreme Court's 5-4 Decision Keeps Texas' Controversial Abortion Regs Intact
A seemingly successful professional couple living in downtown Austin, Texas, is sharing their story with fellow Americans, specifically Texans, about why they chose to abort their baby.
By a 10 percent margin, voters in Albuquerque, N.M., defeated a ban on late-term abortions Tuesday in a municipal election. Voters rejected the measure 55 percent to 45 percent. Labeled the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance, if passed, it would have banned abortions after 20 weeks gestation in the womb, the point at which pre-born babies have be shown to feel pain, with exceptions for women who face medical emergencies.
Boots Hawks, a retired U.S. Army veteran, was suspended without pay from his job just before Veterans Day for including the phrase "God Bless America" under his company email signature.
Interview With Mark DeYmaz: Integrating the Church Ethnically, Economically 'For the Sake of the Gospel'
Mark DeYmaz, founding pastor of Mosaic Church in central Arkansas and who led the second national conference on multi-ethnic churches, said the movement's goal is to integrate the church ethnically and economically for the sake of the Gospel.
As the U.S. Supreme Court begins to consider whether to take up the Texas abortion ban case, legal experts say it might end up turning on a decision by conservative Justice Antonin Scalia.
The son of U.S. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), is confirmed dead after a plane crash near Owasso, Okla., on Sunday. The National Transportation and Safety Board held a news conference late Monday confirming that Dr. Perry Inhofe, 52, an orthopedic surgeon from Tulsa, was the sole person on the plane during the fatal crash.
Thom Rainer, president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources, presented a video apology at the Mosaix 2013 conference on Wednesday for publishing a Vacation Bible School initiative 10 years ago that was titled "Rickshaw Rally" that hurt and offended the Asian American Christian community.
Pastors Take on the Biblical Challenge to Reflect the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth in the Multi-Ethnic Church at Mosaix 2013
Kicking off the first plenary session at the Mosaix 2013 Multi-Ethnic Church Conference on Tuesday, pastors Mark DeYmaz, Derwin Gray and Eugene Cho and theology professor Paul Louis Metzger shared their belief in this movement that aims to reflect God's love for all people and the diversity of the kingdom of heaven by planting and growing economically and ethnically-diverse churches.
More than 900 church leaders and planters will be in Long Beach, Calif., this week to attend the Mosaix 2013 Multi-Ethnic Church Conference to equip themselves with the tools they need to build congregations that reflect the ethnic and socioeconomic diversity of the communities they serve.
Abortion clinics in Texas will have to comply with a new state law that requires abortionists to have admitting privileges at a local hospital within 30 miles should a patient need emergency care. The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans on Thursday overruled Federal Judge Lee Yeakel's decision in which he ruled that part of the state's abortion law is unconstitutional. For now, the law stands until it's argued before the Fifth Circuit in the coming months.
Former Secretary of Defense and CIA Director Robert Gates has been nominated to become the next president of the Boy Scouts of America, pending his approval by voting members of the National Council. If elected, Gates would assume his new role in May 2014.
Because of a complicated ruling by a federal judge in a case likely headed for the Supreme Court, the Texas ban on abortions after 20 weeks went into effect today without one of the limits on abortionists planned by the Texas legislature.
Jefferson Bethke, author of the book, Jesus>Religion: Why He Is So Much Better Than Trying Harder, Doing More and Being Good Enough, that's ranked at No. 3 on The New York Times best-sellers list, shared his message with MSNBC's "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski on Friday.