North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory was distanced himself from language in a full page ad in the Charlotte Observer that promoted attendance at an upcoming Christian event.
The September 26 event at the Charlotte Convention Center organized by The Response calls for "for a 'sacred assembly,' to turn to God with prayer and fasting."
Its web site reads: "The epic crisis facing our nation and threatening our future demands an epic response of repentance, prayer and fasting, asking God for mercy on us and on our land." more >>
Answers in Genesis CEO and President Ken Ham has blamed the growing acceptance of evolution and the belief that the Earth is billions of years old, along with social change such as embracing gay marriage, for the increasing prospect of Christianity in America "losing another generation."
"Something is wrong. The stories usually involve a close friend or family member who once attended church faithfully but left. In many cases, these once-active churchgoers adopt an openly secular worldview and lifestyle, rejecting all semblance of Christian belief and values," Ham wrote in a lengthy blog post on AiG on Sunday.
"Most churches, it seems, are full of Christian parents, Sunday school teachers, and pastors who tell similar heartrending stories. They just can't believe what's happening." more >>
David Daleiden, head of the pro-life Center for Medical Progress, appeared in a one-hour Fox News report on secretly taped videos purporting to show Planned Parenthood employees engaged in illegal activities, sharing how the investigators managed to gain access to top officials of the organization.
The investigators used two "magic words," Daleiden said on "Planned Parenthood: The Hidden Harvest," aired Friday night on Fox News.
"It was definitely surprising to myself and to some of the other investigators on the team that when our investigators basically said two things to Planned Parenthood representatives. Number one, you know, 'We love abortion, we think what you do is great, thank you.' And number two, 'We want to harvest your baby parts and sell them, and pay you money in exchange for that,'" Daleiden said. more >>
In a rare act of dissent, five circuit judges have denounced a ruling by a federal court against a group of nuns trying to get an exemption from the federal government's birth control mandate, calling the decision "clearly and gravely wrong."
In July, a three-judge panel of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the Little Sisters of the Poor, arguing that the Catholic order cannot be exempted from the Department of Health and Human Services' birth control mandate.
In the dissent published Thursday, five circuit judges argued that the panel decision against the nuns was "clearly and gravely wrong — on an issue that has little to do with contraception and a great deal to do with religious liberty." more >>
After initially arguing pro-choice students would feel left out, a Nevada school district changed its position and will allow an on-campus pro-life student club.
Angelique Clark of West Career and Technical Academy in Las Vegas can now start a pro-life club, according to a decision rendered by the Clark County School District earlier this week.
When her request was first denied, a vice principal told Angelique Clark that a "pro-life club would make pro-choice people feel left out." more >>
March for Life, the organizers of the largest pro-life event in the U.S., won a historic victory Monday when a federal judge stopped the Obama administration from forcing the group to pay for drugs that could cause an abortion.
The lawsuit, March for Life v. Burwell, was filed in July of 2014 through the Alliance Defending Freedom after the healthcare mandate forced non-religious employers to provide coverage for contraception, including drugs that could induce an abortion, and planned to financially penalize any who didn't.
Jeanne Monaghan Mancini, the president of March for Life, told The Christian Post that it felt "incredible" to resist the mandate and that "justice was served" when their small organization prevailed. more >>