Tens of thousands of Armenian Christians gathered in California and Idaho Sunday, calling for justice, on the 101st anniversary of the Armenian genocide, which President Barack Obama chose to call "mass atrocities."
Some in the crowd of about 60,000 that rallied at the Turkish Consulate on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon chanted "Get your hands off our land!" while others shouted, "Eastern Turkey is western Armenia!" according to Los Angeles Times.
In Twin Falls, Idaho, several others gathered at City Park to commemorate the anniversary, according to KMTV. "Forget me not. That's exactly what we are doing. We will never forget that," Svetlana Movsesyan, an Armenian, was quoted as saying. more >>
At a joint press conference with U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron in London, President Obama said the laws in North Carolina concerning use of bathrooms as per biological sex and in Mississippi that protects opponents of gay marriage from being punished for their religious beliefs, should be "overturned." He also said the Syrian conflict can be solved only with political negotiations, and that he listened to Prince's "Purple Rain" and "Delirious" before his bilateral meetings.
"I want everybody here in the United Kingdom to know that the people of North Carolina and Mississippi are wonderful people," Obama said at the press conference, after a reporter asked him about the laws. "They are hospitable people. They are beautiful states, and you are welcome, and you should come and enjoy yourselves, and I think you'll be treated with extraordinary hospitality."
The U.K. recently issued a travel advisory, saying, "The U.S. is an extremely diverse society and attitudes towards LGBT people differ hugely across the country. LGBT travelers may be affected by legislation passed recently in the states of North Carolina and Mississippi." more >>
The nation is abuzz with the news that nineteenth century abolitionist Harriet Tubman will soon be placed on the $20.00 bill.
Nicknamed "Moses," Tubman led many slaves to freedom during the Antebellum Era and actively supported the Union Army during the American Civil War.
Yet there are many facts about Tubman's life that might not be well known to the American public, who will soon spend money printed with her countenance. more >>
Pro-life Republicans in Congress detailed a plan to prevent President Barack Obama from appointing a pro-choice judicial appointment during the recess period.
In March, President Obama announced the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court, a move meant to fill the vacated seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
Obama has the authority to appoint Garland while the Senate is in recess. Such an appointment would last until the Senate confirmed a new appointee. more >>
Candace Cameron Bure and her husband and former National Hockey League star Valeri Bure, will attend the White House Correspondents' dinner later this month as the special guests of the Christian Broadcasting Network.
Since re-emerging in the entertainment scene, Candace Cameron Bure has been on "Dancing With the Stars," is a co-host on "The View" and will now be headed to the White House for the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner on April 30.
"CBN is honored to have Candace and her husband 'Val' as our special guests this year," Director Rob Allman said in a statement shared with The Christian Post. "As a co-host of 'The View' ... Candace has become a truly great ambassador for the Christian Community in American entertainment. She and her husband have been at the top of our invite list for several years and we are just thrilled that the schedules worked this year." more >>
A recently released poll found that a majority of Americans believe the federal government's treatment of the Little Sisters of the Poor is "unfair."
In a Marist Poll conducted for the Knights of Columbus, 53 percent of adults surveyed said that the birth control mandate accommodation given to the nuns was "unfair," versus 32 percent who found it "fair."