The U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision to strike down the "Obamacare" birth control mandate for closely held corporations with religious objections led some media organizations to make mythical claims that the decision will cause horrible outcomes. Here are three of those myths.
While the U.S. Supreme Court has provided Hobby Lobby an exemption from parts of the "Obamacare" birth control mandate that violate the owners religious beliefs, other lawsuits over the mandate, such as the one by the Little Sisters of the Poor, involve a slightly different legal question. What does the Court's Hobby Lobby decision say about those cases?
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that two Christian-owned businesses, Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties, do not have to comply with parts of the "Obamacare" birth control mandate that violate the owners' sincere religious beliefs. Here are three reasons for that decision, according to the majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito.
Conservatives and Liberals Together Have 'Conspiracy Against Poor People,' AEI Prez Arthur Brooks Says
Liberals talk about poverty but have bad policies while conservatives avoid the issue of poverty. This adds up to a "conspiracy against poor people," Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, told The Christian Post on Monday.
Close to 800 children in the Democratic Republic of Congo are being blocked from uniting with their adoptive families in America. About 60 of those families met with members of Congress this week, asking them to pressure the U.S. State Department to get more involved.
In a strongly worded unanimous U.S. Supreme Court opinion in McCullen vs. Coakley, a Massachusetts law aimed at pro-life activists seeking to counsel women seeking an abortion was struck down due to its "truly exceptional" and "extreme" approach to limiting free speech.
A group of about 140 religious leaders and religious freedom advocates signed a letter to President Barack Obama asking him to include an exemption for faith-based groups in his pending executive order protecting LGBT government contract workers from discrimination.
Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday to express disappointment in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), a denomination to which he belongs, for its recent decisions to bless same-sex marriages in states where it is legal, and to divest from three American companies whose products are sold to Israel.
IRS to Pay $50,000 to National Organization for Marriage for Leaking Confidential Information to Human Rights Campaign
The Internal Revenue Service will pay $50,000 to the National Organization for Marriage due to the leaking of its confidential tax documents to the Human Rights Campaign.
The U.S. Constitution protects churches that speak out on political issues, Matt Barber, vice president of Liberty Counsel Action, told The Christian Post.
Latinos hold conservatives views along a range of important issues, but Democrats are more effective at mobilizing them for elections, John Mendez, Director of Faith Intiatives for The LIBRE Initiative, told The Christian Post.
When Christians are willing to lose what they have, they can speak boldly about their faith, David and Jason Benham, brothers whose HGTV reality show was cancelled because they spoke about their Christian views, told The Christian Post.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, called on President Barack Obama to tell Sudan to free Meriam Ibrahim, the wife of an American citizen sentenced to death for her Christian faith, and her two babies, and let her go home.
Despite strong opposition from College presidents, the Barack Obama administration is moving forward with a college rating system based upon a philosophy of education that bears a striking resemblance to the Common Core.
Gov. Bobby Jindal made Louisiana the fourth state to withdraw from the Common Core State Standards Initiative. Jindal announced Wednesday a series of executive orders that will pull his state out of the education standards.
Russell Moore on Religious Freedom: Not Just a Politics Issue, but a Gospel, Mission of Christ Issue (Video Interview)
Religious freedom is not only an issue for those who work in politics, it is an issue for all Christians because it is important for the mission of Christ, Russell Moore told The Christian Post.
Immigrant Churches Have Greater Sensitivity to Religious Freedom Than 'Spoiled' Non-Immigrants, Says Rev. Samuel Rodriguez (Video Interview)
Due to their experience with totalitarian regimes, churches with large immigrant communities have a greater sensitivity to religious freedom concerns than the churches that have grown accustomed to over 200 years of religious freedom, the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez told The Christian Post.
In a unanimous, 9-0, decision, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a lower court decision preventing Susan B. Anthony List, a pro-life organization, from suing a Democratic congressman over a freedom of speech claim. The case, involving an SBA List advertisement claiming that the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," funds abortions, will be allowed to move forward.
With religious liberty under assault on multiple fronts, there may come a point in which pastors have to go to jail to defend their freedom, Pastor Rick Warren told The Christian Post.
Many explanations have been suggested for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's, R-Va., shocking electoral defeat by political novice David Brat. These three are the worst.
Pastor Saeed Abedini, who is imprisoned in Iraq for practicing his Christian faith, and the Green family, the Hobby Lobby owners who are fighting the Obama administration for the right to run their business according to their religious beliefs, were honored Wednesday at the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting.
How could this happen? House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's resounding defeat by David Brat, an economics professor with no political experience, has politicians across the country asking that question. Here are four lessons they can learn from that race.
Religious liberty will be the new civil rights issue, the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez and Pastor Rick Warren declared at a Southern Baptist Convention panel on Monday.
In a testy exchange with a Washington Post reporter, Microsoft founder Bill Gates said there is no self-interest related to his funding of Common Core and the recent announcement that Common Core materials will be placed on Microsoft tablets for use in public schools. The $230 million his foundation spent on promoting Common Core was a "rounding error" in overall education spending, he added.
The Congressional Budget Office, which originally estimated that the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," would reduce the national debt by $120 billion, now says it has no way of estimating the cost of the new health care law.