Franklin Graham issued a statement Thursday announcing that Sept. 26 will mark one year that Pastor Saeed Abedini has been imprisoned in Iran for being a believer in Jesus Christ. He said Abedini's wife, Naghmeh, continues to hear reports that her husband is being beaten and tortured; and she feels abandoned by the U.S. government, as President Obama continues to remain silent on the issue.
Bio-psychologist Nigel Barber details the socio-economic reasons why he predicts atheism will prevail over the world's religions by the year 2041 in his book, Why Atheism Will Replace Religion: The Triumph of Earthly Pleasures Over Pie in the Sky.
Mark Labberton the president of Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif., announced this week that the evangelical seminary's willingness to allow OneTable, an LGBTQ student-led organization, to hold monthly meetings and sponsor campus events does not conflict with the institution's policies and Christian moral beliefs and teachings.
Republican Gov. Rick Perry signed a bill restricting abortions into law Thursday morning inside a secure auditorium at the capitol extension in Austin, Texas, where he was joined by select legislators and religious leaders. While pro-lifers lauded the move, pro-abortion protesters shouted "shame" inside the extension, which was heard by the governor.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry will be signing House Bill 2 into law at the state capitol Thursday morning, as pro-abortion protests continue throughout the state. According to Perry, the legislation will not only protect the unborn, but it will also advance the health and safety of women in Texas.
The first-ever "Ex-Gay Pride Month" reception, scheduled to be held in Washington, D.C. on July 31, has been postponed until September, following multiple security threats directed toward members of the ex-gay community and the Family Research Council, where a reception celebrating ex-gay leaders and supporters was planned to be held.
The Rev. Randy Frazee, senior minister at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, knew he was making a controversial decision when he invited atheist Hemant Mehta to speak to the 8,000-member congregation, and to share his perspective on Christians and their attitudes toward atheists, but he also believed that, in the end, it would benefit him, the congregation, and even Mehta in the process.
The pro-life community is lauding the Rev. Thomas Vander Woude, pastor of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Gainesville, Va., for his parish's efforts to save the life of an unborn baby who has Down syndrome from being aborted by finding parents who might qualify to adopt the infant when he's born.
The Texas House of Representatives reconvened Wednesday morning for a final reading of House Bill 2 that passed in the chamber 98-49 late Tuesday, following 10 hours of debate and consideration of 26 amendments, none of which passed.
To show their support for Texas lawmakers who will be voting in favor of House Bill 2 and Senate Bill 1 which would ban abortion in the Lone Star state after 20 weeks' gestation, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar of the TLC reality television show "19 Kids and Counting" and the Rev. Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, were joined by an estimated 3,000 to 5,000 pro-life advocates on the south steps of the state capitol in Austin Monday night for the Stand for Life pro-life rally.
Two street preachers carrying signs that read "repent or else" and "Jesus saves from sin" were protesting against homosexuality at a gay pride event in Seattle, Wash., on Sunday, and were physically attacked, punched and kicked by attendees who warned them that they "better leave or else."
Bill Thomas, the minister of music and associate pastor of First Baptist Church in Madisonville, Ky., might be resigning from his position following a recent uproar over his wife's commentary about the Southern Baptist Convention's approval of a resolution that expresses the denomination's "opposition to and disappointment in the decision of the Boy Scouts of America to change its membership policy" to allow openly-homosexual members.
Tony Miano, a retired deputy sheriff from Los Angeles County, Calif., was arrested in London, England, earlier this week for preaching on abstaining from sexual immorality, both heterosexual and homosexual, in downtown Wimbledon. He was found to be in violation of Public Order Act Section 5, for "using homophobic speech that could cause people anxiety, distress, alarm or insult," Miano said in a YouTube video posted on Wednesday.
Biola University, a private Christian university located in La Mirada, Calif., is standing by its decision to bar Diana Jimenez, a recent nursing graduate, from displaying a graphic anti-abortion sign in a prominent location on campus where it would be visible to students, faculty and visitors during finals week, despite the institution's pro-life stance.
Members of the ex-gay community are celebrating the first-ever "Ex-Gay Pride Month" and have asked President Barack Obama to issue a proclamation to recognize the rights of the ex-gay community and to commemorate their month, just as he's done for the LGBT community with "Gay Pride Month" in June.
David Barton, the founder and president of WallBuilders and author of the book, "The Founder's Bible," was a featured guest speaker at Friday's National Right to Life prayer breakfast, where he praised American exceptionalism and spoke about the Founding Fathers, the Constitution, the role of government, and how a politician's stance on abortion shapes their voting record on all other issues.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) held a brief press conference following his speech Friday at the 43rd annual National Right to Life Convention in Dallas, Texas, and spoke about late-term abortion and the Senate's gang of eight immigration reform bill that passed earlier this week.
In a debate between Democratic strategist Bernard Whitman and Pastor Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, about Wednesday's Supreme Court decision to overturn a provision of the Defense of Marriage Act, Whitman accused the megachurch pastor of "using religion to promote bigotry."
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), will be speaking at the National Right to Life Convention in Dallas, Texas, on Friday and is the recipient of a 100 percent rating from the pro-life organization based in Washington, D.C., for being a "strong advocate for unborn children."
Instead of ostracizing and condemning men and women who work in the porn industry, two Christian ministries from Southern California are among several in the nation that are reaching out to workers in strip clubs and porn conventions in an attempt to share God's love for them.
Pro-life advocates in New York who support nine of the 10 proposals in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "Women's Equality Act" are alarmed by the Democrat-led Assembly's decision to not vote on the nine bills that passed in the Senate late Friday that would have required equal pay for women, strengthened human trafficking laws, ended pregnancy discrimination and strengthened protections for domestic violence victims, simply because they disagree with the Senate's decision to not vote on the abortion expansion measure.