A district court judge in Texas has temporarily blocked President Obama's controversial transgender bathroom directive for public schools mandating that they allow boys who identify as female to go into girls' bathrooms and locker rooms.
In May, Texas and 11 other states filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration over its directive that said students in public schools could use the facilities of their chosen gender identity rather than their biological sex.
On Sunday, Judge Reed O'Connor of the Northern District of Texas issued a nationwide injunction on the Obama directive, siding with the Texas-led lawsuit. more >>
Pastor Robert Jeffress of the First Baptist Church in Dallas, has said that while Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is doing a "great job" of attracting evangelical voters, he must hammer on the importance of appointing conservative justices to the Supreme Court.
"The good news for Trump is that according to the latest Pew poll, evangelicals prefer Trump by three-to-one over Hillary Clinton," Jeffress said in an interview with Fox News on Sunday, referring to Pew statistics from July detailing evangelical support for Trump.
"So the danger is not that evangelicals are going to vote for Clinton, the danger is that they won't turn out and vote at all, like they did in 2012 by the millions," he said. more >>
Months after gospel singer Israel Houghton stepped down from his position as worship leader at Pastor Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, he was welcomed back with open arms when he attended a service last Sunday.
Osteen's mother, Dolores "Dodie" Osteen, posted an image of herself with Houghton who recently got engaged to talk show host Adrienne Bailon.
A Texas woman who convinced two Mexican women that she was the "voice of God" and forced them to work without pay for 14 years by threatening them with Hell and immigration authorities after bringing them into the country illegally, was convicted of labor trafficking in federal court last Friday.
A release from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Olga Sandra Murra, 64, aka "Olga Sandra Capon-Meneses," who ran a house cleaning business in Fort Worth and El Paso, was convicted on two counts of forced labor and two counts of harboring an illegal alien after a weeklong trial.
She is now facing a sentence of up to 20 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine for each forced labor count, and up to 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine for each harboring count when she next appears in court on Nov. 28. more >>
"Duck Dynasty" star Sadie Robertson has confirmed that she's dating Texas A&M quarterback Trevor Knight, and like the reality TV star, the athlete has a strong Christian faith that he unashamedly talks about.
Rumors of a romance between the quarterback and Robertson first started circulating when they were spotted out together at a Justin Bieber concert five months ago.
"We've been dating for three weeks, so it's super chill," the "Duck Dynasty" star told ET on Monday. Robertson said after the Bieber concert they didn't talk for a month. But when Knight finally called to find out why they hadn't spoken, they hit it off and decided to make it official. more >>
Tony Evans is a well-respected pastor, author and the first African-American to earn a doctorate in Theology from the Dallas Theological Seminary. Yet his seemingly unfettered accomplishments came with significant opposition.
Amid racial tension across the nation, the "I Am Second," movement that helps people discover their purpose in life by putting Christ first, is sharing a video interview with Evans from 2009 who addressed how he learned to overcome the limits that others placed on him because of his race.
Growing up in urban Baltimore, Maryland, during segregation and racial unrest, Evans said he frequently faced inequality. "I was reminded in many ways that I was a second-class citizen," he said. more >>