Megachurch pastor and author Joel Osteen and his Lakewood Church congregation have denied endorsing Donald Trump's presidential campaign.
In a statement released to media, Lakewood Church denied that they had ever endorsed the controversial Republican frontrunner.
A city council in Texas has voted to have an "In God We Trust" plaque installed at its new City Hall building.
Oscar Trevino, the mayor of North Richland Hills, said the recent 4-1 city council vote to approve the display should not be viewed as an endorsement of religion.
"We understand and respect that our residents come from different backgrounds and have different beliefs," Trevino told the local Dallas-Forth Worth CBS station. "We're not seeking to advance any particular belief." more >>
A coalition of LGBT activist groups have sent a letter to the NCAA demanding the student athletic organization divest from Christian colleges that are seeking Title IX exemptions.
Dozens of Christian institutions have sought waivers from the U.S. Department of Education's Title IX federal funding requirements due to implementation issues regarding sexual orientation and gender identity, citing their religiously-influenced views on sexual ethics.
Organized by the LGBT group Campus Pride, more than 80 organizations sent a letter to the NAACP last week calling for it to "divest from all religious based campuses" that asked for the waivers, which they claim are "discriminatory." more >>
Easter Sunday will mark a new beginning for ex-Mars Hill pastor Mark Driscoll and the congregation of his new Arizona-based Trinity Church, which will hold their "first-ever gathering."
We are only one U.S. Supreme Court justice away from having religious liberty abolished, Ted Cruz told a major gathering of political conservatives.
The Republican presidential hopeful and U.S. senator from Texas spoke on the Conservative Political Action Conference's main stage Friday about the importance of having a conservative filling the Supreme Court seat vacated by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.
Sen. Cruz warned the audience that a hypothetical liberal appointee to the high court would eliminate religious liberty protections, saying "this election is not about one branch of government, it's about two." more >>
Washington State's highest court will hear an appeal from a florist who was fined for refusing to provide services for a same-sex wedding ceremony.
The Washington Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to hear arguments in the case of Robert Ingersoll et al. v. Arlene's Flowers, Inc.
"Department II of the Court, composed of Chief Justice Madsen and Justices Owens, Stephens, González and Yu, considered this matter at its March 1, 2016, Motion Calendar, and unanimously agreed that the following order be entered …That this Court will retain this case for hearing and decision," stated the order, signed by Chief Justice Barbara Madsen. more >>