Families who adopted orphans and claimed the adoption tax credit were, like conservative and pro-life groups, targeted by the Internal Revenue Service. In 2012, 90 percent of those families were asked to provide additional information and 69 percent of them were audited. There is no evidence, though, of widespread fraud with the adoption tax credit.
The Senate's immigration reform bill was passed out of the Judiciary Committee Tuesday without the "Leahy amendment" that would have given family status to gay and lesbian partners of U.S. citizens.
The Boy Scouts of America does not currently ask scouts about their sexuality, and that will not change if there is a modification to their policy of not allowing gay scouts, Deron Smith, director of public relations for BSA, told The Christian Post.
Labor union leaders are complaining they are getting shortchanged by the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare." They are asking the White House to allow the health care exchange subsidies to be used for their worker's health care plans, which could dramatically increase the cost of the ACA.
A statement signed by 48 Christian leaders asks the Boy Scouts of America to maintain its current policy of not allowing gay scouts.
A Gallup poll shows that a majority of Americans now believe that sexual relations between two men or two women, and unmarried women having a baby, are morally acceptable.
Obama to Young Black Graduates: Break Cycle of Fatherlessness, Set High Standards, Stop Using Racism as an Excuse
Break the cycle of fatherlessness, set high standards for yourself, serve those in need, and stop using racism as an excuse for lack of excellence, President Barack Obama told the graduates of Morehouse College, an all-black male college in Atlanta, Ga.
About 500 people, representing 37 states, gathered Friday in Washington, D.C., for the "Step Forward for Orphans March." The marchers had firsthand experience with the brokenness of the international adoption system. Some came with the children they struggled to adopt, others marched with photos of the children they have adopted, or want to adopt but are unable to due to political barriers put in the way.
Every member of Ohio's delegation to the U.S. Congress, including Republicans and Democrats, both senators and Speaker of the House John Boehner signed a letter to President Barack Obama asking him resolve the issue of orphans who have been adopted by American parents, but are not allowed to leave Russia.
The news that Ariel Castro might be tried for murder for ending the pregnancies of the women he held captive has brought to the fore an older debate over fetal homicide laws. If ending a pregnancy is murder, what does that say about the legal status of the unborn?
The pursuit of racial and ethnic unity is essential for the Church's witness, argues Lance Lewis, pastor of Christ Redemption Fellowship in Philadelphia, Pa.
The U.S. government program that helps treat and prevent AIDS in foreign countries is threatened by budget cuts, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) warned Tuesday. He urged faith-based organizations to increase their efforts at rallying support for the program.
A U.S. appeals court sided with the U.S. Justice Department and denied asylum for the Romeikes. They fled from Germany after they were threatened with the possibility of losing custody of their children when they decided to homeschool and refused to send their children to the German public schools.
In Aliens in the Promised Land: Why Minority Leadership Is Overlooked in White Christian Churches and Institutions, nine evangelical theologians write about their personal experiences as minorities interacting with white evangelical institutions. They also offer practical solutions to help evangelicals overcome racial divisions and build multi-ethnic institutions that more accurately reflect the image of God.
Defending what the Bible teaches about homosexuality can often lead to public condemnation from gay activists. In recent years especially, Christians have been ridiculed and called bigots for their beliefs. Here are five well-known Christian leaders who have been targeted for their beliefs.