A Hawaii judge dismissed an atheist's lawsuit Thursday against churches, claiming they defrauded the government and paid less than the standard rent for the school buildings in which they worship. A Christian attorney said the case was dismissed because the atheists had no evidence.
Phil Robertson, one of the stars of the hit show "Duck Dynasty," has been suspended indefinitely by A&E Network following his attacks on homosexuality in a GQ article, and pressure from the gay rights group GLAAD. A Christian non-profit, The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), has condemned his suspension as a threat to free speech.
While Bible scholars agreed that income inequality is not wrong in itself, they attacked the distribution of wealth in modern America as unfair and proposed solutions to it.
Christian scholars agree that the unequal distribution of income is not inherently unChristian or unjust, so long as the poor can produce enough wealth to sustain themselves.
Paul Ryan, Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum Lead in Iowa 2016 Presidential Poll; Evangelicals Favor Huckabee, Ryan
An early 2016 presidential poll in Iowa found former Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan the most favorable, followed by former Iowa Caucus winners Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum – among born-again Christians, Ryan came in right behind Huckabee. Christian and conservative leaders explained why, but minimized the importance of the poll for long-term results.
Rumor has it, teenage pop star Justin Bieber might be retiring from music, two days before Christmas. But not everyone believes the teen icon's announcement.
U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon found that the National Security Agency (NSA) program which collects information on nearly all telephone calls made to, from, or within the United States is likely unconstitutional. Activists welcomed this decision as a step toward clearing up the "third party doctrine" and securing privacy for Americans in the digital age.
'The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug' 'Botched' Tolkien's Work? Christian Reviewers Give Mixed Reactions
While "The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug" won at the box office and has generally high ratings among viewers, many Christian reviewers criticized it as a betrayal of J.R.R. Tolkien's original work. Even one of its staunch defenders said that a closing scene was unnecessary.
A video designed to give cancer patients a moment free from worry and depression, went viral on YouTube this past week.
Hollywood may occasionally downplay Christian themes in a movie like "Prince Caspian," "42," or "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," but "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" not only keeps J.R.R. Tolkien's biblical themes – it even expands upon them.
Political fact-checking website PolitiFact asked users to rank the top "Lie of the Year" for 2013, and President Obama's promise that "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it," won by a landslide.
'How to Be a Superhero' Video Shows Teens in Capes Giving Flowers to Elderly Woman, Paying for Others
Two 16-year-olds hitting the streets in tights and capes may sound like a prank or a bad joke, but their viral video makes a point – we can all save someone's day through acts of kindness.
YouTube posted a year-in-review "Rewind" video for 2013, which is a mashup of the most viral videos of the year, which has already garnered over 19 million views in just two days.
This week, a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) official disarmed a potentially dangerous sock monkey at the St. Louis, Mo., airport.
During his eulogy for South African Anti-Apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, President Obama may have promoted his own political positions by connecting them to Mandela's achievements. Christian leaders denounced him for turning the solemn remembrance of a great man into a political plug.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R) reportedly walked out of Nelson Mandela's memorial service when Cuban President Raul Castro started speaking. Cruz, one of only two Republicans at the memorial, praised Mandela and spoke to Democratic politicians on the way.
The Festivus pole, a relic from the 1990s NBC sitcom "Seinfeld," made an appearance in the Florida Capitol on Tuesday, after a self-described "militant atheist" received permission to set it up near a Nativity scene.
Canadian Airline WestJet 'Christmas Miracle' Video Goes Viral; Passengers Surprised With Gifts They Asked Santa For
The Canadian airline WestJet is offering more than holiday deals – in four hours, its employees compiled Christmas wishes from everyone on two flights, bought all the gifts, and presented them at baggage claim in Calgary. This generosity warmed their hearts, and sent the video viral on YouTube.
Three of the richest healthcare insurance companies in America are reluctant to join the state exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare." One expert said their minimal participation will contribute to making the Obamacare plan in the exchanges essentially the same low quality as Medicaid.
Viral music video artist Rebecca Black debut a follow-up to her hit song, moving from "Friday" to "Saturday" this time around. An entrepreneurship expert praised the pop star for thriving despite the massive public backlash against her first hit, and warned that the true cause behind teens' tendency to party hard and make bad decisions is the oppressive culture of the public school.
Speaker of the House John Boehner, when asked if he supports "the Republican Party apparatus" bolstering openly gay candidates, said "I do," unleashing a storm of debate in the GOP which one conservative strategist denounced as a diversion to the real story in politics, the fallout of the Affordable Care Act, also known as "ObamaCare."
GOP Trains Candidates Running Against Women to Avoid Gaffes; Female Conservative Leaders Say It's Not Enough
The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) is training Republican candidates to avoid gaffes such as Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" comment, which contributed to the Democratic attack on the theme of a "War on Women." Female conservative strategists agree that this is a step in the right direction, but insisted it would not be enough.
A new Christmas video featuring the carol "Angels We Have Heard on High," in which four guys used only a piano and their voices to make full-bodied worship to God, went viral this week.
Tourism officials in Northern Ireland announced HBO's hit show "Game of Thrones" may do more than mesmerize viewers with adult themes and political intrigue – they're planning on using it to draw visitors.
The new film "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" teaches important lessons, but it fails to capture the main character's deeper motivations and show how the Christian faith condemns the evils of apartheid, Christian reviewers said. Nelson Mandela, the South African civil rights leader, passed away Thursday at the age of 95.