A single-engine plane carrying five passengers and a dog has crashed in New Jersey, killing all on board.
A Pagan mother in North Carolina is upset that her son received a Bible while at school, claiming the school has no right to give her son religious texts -- Christian, Pagan, or otherwise.
GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul is not considered to be a top-tier candidate like Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich, but several polls indicate that the libertarian congressman from Texas might win the Iowa caucus and cause real trouble for the other candidates in the race.
A 14-year-old boy with Down syndrome has been suspended from school for inappropriately "hugging" a bus aide. The boy's mother insists it was an innocent gesture, while school officials claim it was sexual harassment.
The Obama family is sending out Christmas cards with no mention of Christ or Christmas, but apparently, that is what presidents have been doing for nearly 100 years.
Christopher Hitchens, who passed away Thursday, may have been a noted atheist, but those who knew him well, such as the Rev. Al Sharpton, remember him most for his wit and intelligence. CP spoke with Sharpton Friday. Find out what he had to say about the God Is Not Great author.
Christopher Hitchens held many controversial stances during his life, but among the most controversial was his vitriolic campaign against the beloved Mother Teresa. Why did he have such a problem with a Nobel Peace Prize winner who devoted much of her life to helping the poor?
Christian Bale insists he is no hero for trying to meet Chen Guangcheng, the Chinese human rights activist who has brought attention to mass forced abortions in his country. Local authorities aggressively resisted Bale's attempt to see Chen. See what happened.
The number of death sentences handed out in the U.S. have decreased by approximately 75 percent over the last 15 years, while executions have fallen 60 percent. The reasons might surprise you.
Occupy Wall Street protesters have been kicked out of New York City's Zucotti Park and organizers are struggling to keep the movement alive by pleading with a downtown church to allow them usage of an empty plot of land. What did church administrators decide?
A 2009 study by the Pew Research Center revealed that only 34 percent of white evangelical Protestants believe in global warming and that humans are to blame, compared to 47 percent of the entire U.S. population and 58 percent of people “unaffiliated” with a religion.
Collection agencies have implementing harsher tactics to get back the money owed to them by debtors, resulting in some people getting arrested and thrown in jail, despite “debtors' prisons” having been illegal in the U.S. since the 19th century.
After an evangelical Christian group complained to Lowe's for advertising on a TV show that portrayed American Muslim families in Michigan as “ordinary folks” instead of terrorists, the retail giant pulled its advertising, causing a backlash – not just in words.
Two "miracle" babies born premature are said to be doing very well, but doctors say the pair, once known as the world's smallest infants, are the exception.
Cynthia Farahat, a Coptic Christian and human rights activist from Egypt, testified before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission in the House of Representatives, revealing how Christians in Egypt have been suffering violent persecution due in no small part to the billions of dollars in military aid the U.S. has given Egypt since 1979.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's support among the country's people is apparently so strong that many apparently do not mind having a figurine of the socialist leader placed into a nativity scene right next to the baby Jesus. What other figures have been placed in the politicized nativity scene?
After hearing complaints from a Christian evangelical group, retail giant Lowe's has decided to pull its advertising from a reality show about American Muslims living in Michigan, causing many to call for a boycott against the retailer, and others to express their support for what they fear is a growing Islamic influence in America that will result in Shariah law.
A woman whose fiance buried her alive because he was “bored” told her story to a British court Thursday, and described how she escaped from the grave using her engagement ring.
A trial in the U.K. involving an unprovoked attack on a white woman by four Somalian Muslims ended with the attackers getting no jail time and 150 hours of community service. Many Britons who consider the sentence far too light for the severity of the crime, blame reverse-racism and have been expressing their outrage online.
The largest women's health services provider in Britain is offering women a gift over the Christmas season that has angered some pro-life groups in the country: free morning-after pills.
When tens of thousands of people make the pilgrimage to Bethlehem this Christmas, they will likely see more than just the Church of the Nativity, as Palestinian statehood groups plan on using the influx of visitors to win support for their cause.
A helicopter carrying four passengers on a luxury sunset tour collided into a mountainside Wednesday night, killing all five people on board, including the pilot. Due to the remoteness of the crash, recovery of the bodies and investigation into what caused the crash will be complicated, investigators said.
Faith Groups at Odds Over Marijuana Dispensaries Trading 'Pot for Food' in Effort to Feed the Hungry
In an effort to feed the hungry while also cleaning up the sometimes negative image of people who use marijuana, a medical marijuana dispensary in California is trading pot for food and donating all proceeds to local food banks. However, faith-based groups are taking different positions on the initiative.
Pat Robertson, founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network and host of "The 700 Club," said Wednesday that God will not stand for an initiative announced by President Barack Obama that will use U.S. tax dollars to help change policies deemed discriminatory against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in countries where their sexual orientation puts them at risk. Not only will God not stand for it, Robertson said, but “when the blow comes, it’s going to be horrible.”
In Salt Lake City on Thursday, Dec. 8, a 19-year-old man who was born in Mexico but grew up in the United States might be deported. His story is not new; the U.S. government deported over 400,000 people this year alone – a record that is expected to be broken next year. However, Deyvid Morales is unique in the sense that, unlike many undocumented immigrants who are deported, he has had the opportunity to speak out about his ordeal.