Family Research Council, the conservative family values group, joined forces with Democratic New York City Councilman Fernando Cabrera (D-Bronx) to present New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg with more than 62,000 signatures asking the mayor to allow clergy, prayer and first responders at the city's 9/11 memorial ceremony Sunday. The service will mark the 10th anniversary of the attack on the nation.
While religious leaders are urging Christians to love their Muslim neighbors as the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks draw near, Florida Congressman Allen West (R) and the Christian Action Network reminded the public that there is still continued opposition to the New York City Islamic center being built near ground zero.
While GOP candidate Mitt Romney's evangelical support seems stronger than in 2008 when it was his downfall, the strong surge by frontrunner and strong evangelical Rick Perry means Romney still has an uphill battle to capture the GOP primary in 2012.
Sojourners magazine appears to be walking a fine line with an ad about homosexual homelessness in its September/October issue. The organization hopes to encourage Christians to champion the plight of battered homosexual youths while maintaining a conservative stance on sexuality, but other evangelicals find the ad tasteless and immoral. The campaign features a child holding a teddy bear.
Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) pledged to heed the 9/11 Commission's report and improve communications among the nation’s first responders as the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center nears.
The Department of Justice's civil rights division has filed more civil cases against pro-life sidewalk counselors during Barack Obama's administration than the previous administration.
Over 55,000 conservatives, upset with the decision to exclude clergy and prayer at the New York City 9/11 commemoration, sign petition urging Mayor Bloomberg
President Barack Obama's forthcoming jobs plan may offer school construction money in order to woo the AFL-CIO union back to his side.
A Hispanic leader says the Labor Department's agreement with Latin American governments to protect migrant workers "no matter how you got here or how long you plan to stay" is a political production that lacks real substance.
Moving ahead of his Republican rivals and President Obama, GOP presidential contender Jon Huntsman Jr. announced his version of a jobs plan Wednesday that promises to simplify the tax code.
President Barack Obama continues to defend federal regulations while preparing to launch a jobs plan as House Republicans are proposing several tax-cutting measures that include listing several regulations costing more than $1 billion. The GOP is also preparing their own jobs agenda focused on reducing the regulatory burden on American businesses.
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus, frustrated with high unemployment in the black community, accused the Tea Party of harboring racist intentions in its efforts to recommend cost-cutting measures in the federal budget.
A federal judge temporarily blocked Alabama's most recent and controversial immigration law days before its Sept. 1 implementation to allow more time to consider the many lawsuits that seek to block the legislation.
Pastors and theologians agree that an individual’s core spiritual beliefs play a significant role in determining whether they will choose to believe in God or turn away from religion altogether in the aftermath of a tragedy such as 9/11.
News reports, discussions and rumors have been circulating that evangelical members of a radical Christian sect called the "New Apostolic Reformation" are seeking to take "dominion" over the earth through politics, media and other sectors.
A Chicago Democrat disillusioned with his own party is now throwing his support behind GOP presidential candidate and a former ambassador in President Obama's administration, Jon Huntsman, by producing and purchasing a one-minute ad buy in New Hampshire.
A Mississippi high school principal and teachers, threatened with an investigation because they participated in a privately held prayer event meant to usher in a school year, are now being reassured of their right to express their faith.
New data shows that U.S. divorce rates are higher in Southern states such as Alabama, Kentucky, and Texas. This information is important to church leaders since these states are located in what is traditionally known as the "Bible Belt." However, these same leaders squabble over whether or not Christians are truly part of America's growing divorce problem.
Sensing a change in New York's political climate, The Republican National Committee (RNC) is financing get-out-the-vote efforts for the state's second special election race this year in the hopes of an upset in former Congressman Anthony Weiner's district and 2012.
Freshman Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is dodging calls to consider a 2012 vice presidential slot, saying that he has "no interest" in the position. However, supporters and party activists continue to put the pressure on the GOP freshman senator in the hopes that he will reconsider.
The majority of Americans disapprove of their religious leaders getting involved in politics, reveals data collected from the General Social Survey. And according to one professor, the disapproval has only grown over the past two decades.
The life and mission of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. embedded itself into the fabric of American life and without question, had the greatest impact in advancing rights for minorities in the latter half of the 20th century. His works and accomplishments are being recognized with a national monument in his honor in Washington, D.C. that opened Monday.
Hispanic leaders and advocates for immigrants are praising Barack Obama for the administration's decision to keep illegal youth out of deportation proceedings. However Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and others accuse the president backtracking on immigration reform and imposing "backdoor amnesty."
An Illinois Circuit Court judge upheld the state's decision to drop adoption and foster care service contracts with Catholic Charities Thursday, ignoring the group’s claims that their contracts were discontinued because of its religion-inspired policies.
The pastor of the non-denominational Reality Church called a family-style meeting Thursday to explain to congregants why elders do not feel led to take legal action against Washington state officials who denied their request to baptize members at a public park.