The Christian Post obtained an early copy of a letter sent to President Barack Obama from more than 100 organizations and individuals, including Hudson Institute, Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Family Research Council, as well as Assyrian and Iraqi groups, urging his administration to declare Islamic State atrocities as genocide against all minorities, including Christians, and not just Yazidis.
"There is a growing chorus of political and faith leaders, genocide scholars, human rights experts and numerous Iraqi and Syrian, Christian and Yazidi firsthand testimonies recognizing that the most accurate description for the atrocities unfolding at the initiative of the Islamic State is genocide," reads the letter sent Wednesday by International Religious Freedom Roundtable, an informal and diverse group of non-governmental organizations and individuals which meets in Washington D.C.
The letter comes a week after Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill stated in their historic joint statement that "whole families, villages and cities of our brothers and sisters in Christ are being completely exterminated." more >>
Justice Scalia's unexpected death last Saturday in Texas at the age of 79 was a shocking blow. On a delicately balanced Supreme Court, Justice Scalia was a towering pillar of conservatism and judicial restraint.
Whoever is elected to be Justice Scalia's replacement will be the new deciding vote on a host of critically important issues on a court seemingly hopelessly deadlocked in a 4 to 4 stalemate between liberal and conservative justices.
Will judicial restraint or judicial activism prevail? All Americans, and our children and grandchildren, have an enormous stake in the answer to that question. more >>
Former president Bill Clinton told a Donald Trump supporter protesting at a Hillary Clinton campaign speech that he should follow Trump "like Moses into the Promised Land."
Speaking Monday on behalf of his wife at an event in Riviera Beach, Florida, Clinton's speech was interrupted by a heckler who held up a Trump campaign sign.
When the heckler shouted that the Clintons took Trump's money, Bill replied that they did and used it for charity. He also spoke of a time when Trump was supportive of Hillary. more >>
The Little Sisters of the Poor, an order of Catholic nuns who are fighting an Obamacare mandate because of their religious objections to contraceptives, have said that all major faith groups in America, including Protestant, Muslim, Jewish, Native American and Hindu leaders, are all behind their cause.
"It's easy to support religious freedom for the majority," said Ossama Bahloul, Imam of The Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, according to a statement released on Tuesday by the The Becket Fund. "But the test of America's commitment to religious diversity and freedom comes when we show we'll defend minorities and those with whom we do not fully agree."
Rabbi Mitchell Rocklin, a member of the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America, added, "We have great admiration for the Little Sisters who are standing up not just for themselves and the elderly poor they serve but for the rights of all people of faith, including Jews. Their courage is an example to all of us." more >>
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's campaign is not concerned by the lawsuit threat leveled by Donald Trump following the Cruz campaign running an ad attacking Trump as being pro-choice.
Earlier this week Cruz released an attack ad against Trump titled "Supreme Trust," which centered on the question of which president can be trusted to appoint a pro-life justice to the U.S. Supreme Court.
When the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare, was enacted, Americans were promised a healthcare system in which insurance companies would be held accountable and patients would have access to affordable care.
Six years later, however, the reality has proven to be quite different — a plan that was supposed to mend our nation's fractured healthcare system has driven up healthcare costs, decreased market competition, and ultimately harmed patients.
Last month, UnitedHealth — the nation's largest health insurer — announced that it expects to lose more than $500 million through plans they offered under the ACA in 2016. Last week, Anthem came out with disappointing fourth quarter earnings as well, citing Obamacare plans. Despite an increase in enrollment, in November 2015 UnitedHealth officials were in talks of pulling out of the ACA exchanges in 2017, citing losses of over $425 million. As a result, UnitedHealth and other large insurers are narrowing networks and raising premiums to cut costs, gaining profits for themselves while hurting consumers. more >>