Calif. Town Drops City Council Prayers to Avoid Further Legal Costs

A small, coastal town in central California has settled a lawsuit regarding prayer at City Council meetings, ultimately agreeing to no longer hold any form of prayer, whether sectarian or non-sectarian, ahead of the local government meetings. City officials say they decided to settle to avoid further legal costs paid by taxpayer money.

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Secular Group Files Lawsuit in New Jersey Against 'Under God' in Pledge

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A Washington, D.C.-based secular organization has filed a lawsuit against the words "Under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance.


James Dobson, 'Family Talk' Get Birth Control Mandate Reprieve

A federal court has blocked enforcement of the Obama administration's abortion pill mandate against Dr. James Dobson and his "Family Talk" radio show in a case that challenges the legality of the requirement that religious employers provide contraceptives to employees.

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These Four Liberals Believe in Diversity, Tolerance

Amid the recent epidemic of liberals behaving illiberally, some still support the liberal values of diversity, tolerance and open-mindedness.

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Obama, Faith Leaders Discuss 'Broken' Immigration System; Highlight Pain It Has Caused Families

President Barack Obama met with several faith leaders at the Oval Office on Tuesday to discuss what he called a "broken" immigration system. They highlighted the pain it has caused families and called on Congress to come to a bipartisan agreement for change.

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Is the Obama Admin Backing Off Support for Common Core?

In testimony before a U.S. House subcommittee last week, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan appeared to suggest the administration may be backing off its support for the Common Core State Standards Initiative. In a statement to The Christian Post, however, an Education Department spokesperson reiterated Duncan's support for the Common Core.

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GOP Presidential Hopefuls Blast 'Obamacare,' Talk of Party's Future at NH Freedom Summit

At an event attended by hundreds of conservatives in New Hampshire Saturday, three 2016 Republican presidential hopefuls blasted President Obama's signature healthcare law and shared their views on the party's future.

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Senate Votes Down Gender Pay Equity Bill; White House Defends Use of Questionable Statistic

The U.S. Senate failed to move forward on a gender pay discrimination bill Wednesday as the White House continues to defend its use of a questionable statistic on the gender wage gap.

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Top 5 Broken 'Obamacare' Promises

The Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare," was supposed to lower healthcare costs and reduce the national deficit without causing anyone to lose their insurance or their doctor. It was also not supposed to subsidize abortions. These promises have not been kept.

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James Lankford Interview, Part 1: Immigration Reform Unlikely This Year

Immigration reform is unlikely to get passed this year in the U.S. House, Rep. James Lankford (R-Okla.) told The Christian Post this week. He also spoke about his efforts to combat human trafficking.

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Analysis: Supreme Court's Campaign Finance Decision Is Not the End of Democracy

Criticisms of Wednesday's U.S. Supreme Court decision, McCutcheon vs. FEC, removing the overall limit on individual donations to political campaigns, have been overblown. The decision will not bring about the end of democracy in America, as some have claimed. In some minor ways, it may actually benefit U.S. political institutions.

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Mississippi Lawmakers Approve Religious Freedom Bill SB 2681, Gov. Phil Bryant Will Sign; Gay Activists Call it Discriminatory

Mississippi lawmakers in both chambers of the legislature passed the Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act (SB 2681) Tuesday. Gov. Phil Bryant (R) has said he will sign the bill. When it becomes law it will prohibit the state from taking action that "burden" a citizen's right to religious exercise. LGBT activists have attacked the bill as discriminatory.

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Extensive Climate Change Impact Analyzed in Major UN Report; Christian Groups Respond

With a major U.N. report warning that the effects of climate change are spreading to every corner of the world, a Christian environmental group says those who are being hit the hardest are the poor, the young and the elderly.

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Kids Are Humans, Not Machines, New Documentary Critiquing Common Core Says

The Common Core State Standards Initiative treats kids like little machines on an assembly line to "college or career readiness," rather than as unique human beings, each with different gifts and aspirations, a new documentary, "Building the Machine," claims.

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Russell Moore: Young Evangelicals Reject Christian Right, But Not Moving Left; Prefer to Be Freakish

Younger Evangelicals are rejecting the style and methods of the Christian Right but they are not becoming liberals, Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptists Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, contended Tuesday at the Ethics and Public Policy Center's Faith Angle Forum. Instead, they are embracing a counter-cultural, "freakish" message tied to the Gospel.