Social conservative groups expressed approval at the United States Supreme Court's decision to halt gay marriage ceremonies in Utah after a judge declared the state's ban unconstitutional.
The highest court in the U.S. put a halt to the marriages on Monday as the decision that removed the ban is being appealed.
The head of the Republican National Committee has announced that the political party's winter meeting will be delayed so that members can attend a major pro-life rally.
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus stated that the RNC will delay its meeting so that he and other RNC members can attend the annual March for Life on Jan. 22 in Washington, D.C.
Raffi Williams, deputy press secretary with the RNC, told The Christian Post that the decision came in large part because the RNC was meeting in the nation's capital. more >>
For those of us so very blessed to have raised our personal white flag in mankind's inherently fruitless struggle against the Creator, there can be no joy in watching God-deniers continue to labor under the grandest of all deceptions. Regardless of how nasty they may be as individuals, there can be only sadness, genuine pity and prayer.
Still, it is instructive.
When the atheist gives voice to his or her God-denial, it provides those in Truth a small glimpse into the same dark spirit – old as Adam – that prompted the psalmist to observe: "The fool says in his heart, 'There is no God.' They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good" (Psalm 14:1). more >>
Same-sex marriages in Utah were halted Monday by U.S. Supreme Court justices while the state appeals a lower court's ruling allowing such unions.
The Supreme Court released a brief statement Monday saying it ruled to put the marriages on hold in order to "minimize the enormous disruption to the state and its citizens of potentially having to 'unwind' thousands of same-sex marriages." Same-sex couples in the state began marrying in late December after U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby overturned the state's 2004 ban on same-sex marriage. Since Shelby's ruling on Dec. 20, over 900 same-sex couples have married in Utah.
The high court's order will remain in effect as the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reviews Utah's challenge against Shelby's previous ruling. Shelby said in his ruling that the 2004 ban on same-sex marriage, approved by 66 percent of voters, was unconstitutional because it violated the U.S. Constitution's 14th amendment rights to equal protection and due process. The state immediately requested a stay in the ruling from Shelby and the 10th Circuit, but was denied by both and therefore forced to go to the highest court to request a halt. more >>
Lisa Robin Kelly died almost six months ago, but the cause of her death was finally revealed this week.
The "That '70's Show" star died on August 14th at a Los Angeles alcohol rehabilitation center.
According to the coroner, Kelly died from a combination of "multiple drugs," TMZ reported. more >>
Responding to the Supreme Court order blocking the implementation of President Obama's controversial Affordable Care Act for a group of Catholic nuns, the Department of Justice Friday claimed once again that the nuns are exempt from providing contraceptive coverage.
In its court filing Friday, the Justice Department restated its argument that the Little Sisters of the Poor, a religious order of nuns who take care of the needy and dying elderly, just needs to certify that they don't want to provide contraceptive coverage and thereby leave the decision to a third-party administrator.
"Applicants have no legal basis to challenge the self certification requirement or to complain that it involves them in the process of providing contraceptive coverage," the government's filing claimed. more >>