A Louisiana bill seeks to balance gay marriage with the religious freedom of those who oppose it. The "Marriage and Conscience Act," sponsored by Rep. Mike Johnson, R-Bossier City, would prevent the state from punishing people for actions they take regarding marriage due to their religious or moral convictions.
Young Christians Spiritually Failing in Real World Because Youth Groups Depend Too Much on Emotional High, Says Nancy Pearcey (CP Interview 1/2)
The main reason people abandon Christianity is unanswered intellectual questions, yet many churches treat faith as a mostly emotional experience, philosopher Nancy Pearcey argued in an interview with The Christian Post. Her new book, "Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes," provides five practical strategies to help Christians think about issues that challenge their faith.
When Evangelicals are exposed to arguments defending their own free speech and religious freedom, they become more accepting of extending similar rights to their political foes, a new study found.
Businesses should not discriminate, liberals proclaimed loudly in explaining their opposition to religious freedom laws. Three recent actions supported by liberals demonstrate that is not true.
Journalists have an "anti-parenting bias," David Leonhardt, managing editor of The New York Times, admitted.
Harvard Professor Robert Putnam on Rich/Poor Opportunity Gap: Kids Need Two Parents, Churches Can Do More Than Government (CP Interview 2/2)
Churches and other religious groups can play an important role in reducing the opportunity gap between rich and poor kids in the United States, professor Robert Putnam said in an interview with The Christian Post about his new book, "Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis."
After Comparing Conservative Christians to Racists, Jonathan Merritt and Kirsten Powers Now Shocked to Find Them Treated Like Racists
A year ago, columnists Jonathan Merritt and Kirsten Powers were writing op-eds likening opponents of same-sex marriage to racists. After recent events, however, they both wrote columns expressing their surprise that same-sex marriage opponents were treated like racists.
Poor Kids Devastated by Isolation From Family, Church, Community, Harvard Professor Robert Putnam Says (CP Interview 1/2)
The American dream, that anyone can get ahead if they work hard enough, is increasingly out of reach for the children of poor families, Robert Putnam wrote in his new book, "Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis." In an interview with The Christian Post, Putnam shared that these children, about one-third of all kids in the United States, are distrustful of everyone due to their isolation from family, churches and their community.
Analysis: 8 Reasons Conservative Christians Are Concerned About Their Own Religious Freedom in the Obama Era
While conservative Christians have long fought for the religious freedom of religious minorities, they have become increasingly concerned about their own religious freedom in recent years. Here are 8 reasons that is happening.
Much confusion has been created due to the misinformation coming from mainstream media sources about the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Here are answers to three questions that many are raising due to that confusion.
Indiana legislators Thursday proposed an amendment to its recently passed Religious Freedom Restoration Act in response to critics who claimed the bill authorized anti-gay discrimination. RFRA, however, is not an "anti-gay" bill and the proposed "fix" illustrates why the critics' arguments were false in the first place.
Was the resurrection of Jesus Christ an anti-scientific event? This question was discussed at a conference on science and religion hosted last month by The American Association for the Advancement of Science's Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion.
Debates over Indiana's new religious freedom law illustrate that gay marriage supporters now generally don't support certain basic religious freedom protections. There are some exceptions, however.
A religious freedom bill signed into law by Indiana Republican Gov. Mike Pence Thursday is being characterized by major media outlets as a codification of anti-gay discrimination. They are wrong. Here is why.
#BlackLivesMatter, But We Have to Answer Why They Matter, Urban Apologist D.A. Horton Says at Southern Baptist Race Conference
The "black lives matter" hashtag campaign does not mean that other lives do not matter, but the the campaign also needs to address why black lives matter, which includes the high abortion rate in black communities, urban apologist and former church planter D.A. Horton said Thursday.
John Perkins Slams Creflo Dollar's Evil, Heretical Exploitation of Black Communities for $65 Million Private Jet Campaign
John M. Perkins, a civil rights leader and father of the racial reconciliation movement, criticized pastor Creflo Dollar's former fundraising campaign for a new $65 million private jet as "evil," "heresy," and "exploitation," as he explained the damage prosperity preachers have done to black communities.
Here are 10 reactions to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's, R-Texas, Monday announcement at Liberty University that he is running for president.
A human rights activist and writer is dismayed that there are no laws that allow the imprisonment of those who state certain offensive positions, such as Bill Maher and Phil Robertson.
Some liberals are expressing regret over the oppressive political correctness regimes that liberals have implemented on college campuses and elsewhere.
Some ethicists argue sexbots will improve our lives by ending prostitution and sex trafficking, and by fulfilling human needs. The Christian Post spoke with three Christians who have written on topics related sex and human relationships and technology to get their take on the issue.
Many liberals insist sexual orientation is inborn and unchanging while conservatives often counter that there is no "gay gene." Three separate issues are getting confused in this debate.
Respect for the worth and dignity of every human being, a Christian value held in common by liberals and conservatives alike, is helping to unite a broad coalition in favor of criminal justice reforms, such as limits on solitary confinement, Rev. Ron Stief, executive director of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, explained.
Following Christ is not about finding comfort or personal well-being; rather, life is messy, God is mysterious, and faith lies in the tension of that paradox, Ken Wytsma, founder of the The Justice Conference, argues in his new book, The Grand Paradox: The Messiness of Life, the Mystery of God and the Necessity of Faith.
The U.S. Supreme Court ordered a lower court to reconsider its decision to go along with the Obama administration's effort to force the University of Notre Dame to pay for birth control methods in violation of Catholic doctrine.
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education released its list of the top 10 worst offenders of free speech on college campuses in 2014.