Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal will issue an executive order meant to protect businesses from being legally compelled to service gay marriages due to religious objections.
A California congressman who authored his state's first in the nation ban on gay conversion therapy for minors has taken is fight to the federal level.
John Boehner Says Obama Will Not Receive Authorization to Continue Fighting ISIS, Argues Obama Has No Strategy
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said that President Barack Obama should not expect to receive military authorization to continue the fight against terror group ISIS in Iraq and Syria. While Boehner has argued that Obama has not presented a real strategy on how to effectively fight ISIS, other lawmakers, such as Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., have said that does not justify inaction.
Lindsey Graham Running for President Because 'World Is Falling Apart;' Plans to Formally Announce June 1
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., plans to formally announce his candidacy for president on June 1 but said during an interview on Monday that he's definitely running because "the world is falling apart."
Former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, a Catholic Democrat, plans to announce his intentions for the White House on May 30, pitting himself against Hillary Clinton. He will make the announcement from Baltimore, where he once lived and served as mayor.
A strong majority of voters in Tennessee want the Holy Bible to be the official state book, according to the results of a recently released poll conducted by Vanderbilt University.
A Fox News poll published on Thursday has revealed that as many as six in 10 Americans, or 60 percent, believe that terrorists are living in their hometown. The number is slightly higher than the 58 percent of respondents who thought the same in June 2002, nine months after the 9/11 attacks.
Amtrak Search Discovers 8th Body in Wreck; House Republicans Block Democrats' Attempt to Boost Amtrak Budget as Tempers Flair
An eighth body was discovered among the Amtrak train wreck on Thursday, nearly 36 hours after the train derailed and rolled onto its side outside of Philadelphia. Tempers meanwhile flared at the House of Representatives, where Republicans blocked an attempt from Democrats to boost Amtrak's budget by more than $1 billion just hours after the crash.
Vatican Treaty Officially Recognizes Palestinian State; Israel 'Disappointed' But This Is Nothing New?
The Vatican officially recognized the Palestinian state in a new treaty Wednesday. Israel expressed "disappointment" and accused the Catholic Church of hurting peace prospects in the region.
Iraqi Nun Displaced by ISIS to Congress: Christians in Iraq Have 'No Identity' in the Midst of Jihadis' Quest to 'Wipe Earth Clean' of Christian Existence
An Iraqi nun who has been displaced by the Islamic State terrorist organization told Congress members on Wednesday that Christians in Iraq have lost everything, including their own dignity and history, as ISIS continues its quest to completely erase "evidence" of Christianity's existence in the region.
Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, announced his presidential bid at Liberty University, a well-known conservative, Christian college founded by Jerry Falwell. It's a testament to his faith and Southern Baptist roots that have kept him grounded throughout his life. But here are five facts you may not know about Cruz's personal faith.
The U.S. Senate voted unanimously to add a religious freedom amendment to the Trade Promotion Authority legislation, which could be the first time that Congress requires an administration to take religious liberties into consideration when negotiating international trade agreements.
Payday Lending 'Grinds the Faces of the Poor Into the Ground,' Russell Moore Says; New Left-Right Christian Coalition Seeks to End Practice
Faith for Just Lending, a new coalition of Christian groups representing different parts of the political spectrum, was formed to advocate for the elimination of unjust lending practices that hurt the poor.
Is Prison the Fate for Christians Deemed Intolerant? Religious Freedom Champion Frank Wolf Asks Harvard Audience
Religious freedom champion and former Congressman Frank Wolf warned a Harvard audience that freedom of conscience is endangered in the United States and conservative Christians may have to engage in civil disobedience because their views are considered intolerant.
The Republican-dominated U.S. House of Representatives voted 242-184 Wednesday to pass a bill that will ban most late term abortions after 20 weeks gestation, fulfilling a campaign promise to the pro-life movement.
Almost a year after arts and crafts giant Hobby Lobby first celebrated the company's successful defense of religious freedom in the landmark Hobby Lobby v. Burwell case in the U.S. Supreme Court last June, the store's co-founder David Green says life is now mostly back to normal for his family and their nearly 700 store locations after a tumultuous two years of litigation.
President Barack Obama spoke Tuesday about the importance of faith and family during a panel discussion for the Catholic-Evangelical Summit on Overcoming Poverty at Georgetown University.
Senate Unanimously Passes Resolution Calling on Obama Admin to Use 'All Diplomatic Tools' to Free Pastor Abedini, Americans in Iran
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, said Monday that the "supposed crime" of U.S. Pastor Saeed Abedini who has been imprisoned in Iran for more than two and a half years was "attempting to build and operate an orphanage," and urged the Obama administration to secure his release before a deal is reached on Iran's nuclear program.
Christians Who Have Avoided the Culture Wars May No Longer Have a Choice With Religious Freedom in Jeopardy, Legal Scholar Says
Christians who have so far avoided controversial "culture war" issues will likely be pulled into those battles as their religious freedom becomes threatened due to gay marriage, Dr. John Inazu warned Monday.
Religious and political conservatives are complicit in the rise of the "no-fault" divorce policies in the United States, which has led to the dissolution of countless families in America in the last 40-plus years, a prominent conservative author asserted Friday.
Analysis: New Study Showing Survival Rates of 22-Week Fetuses Could Affect Late-Term Abortion Debate
A new study showing that the survival rates of pre-term babies at 22-weeks gestation vary greatly among hospitals could have political implications as the nation debates banning late-term abortions.