A major pro-life organization released its annual list of the most pro-life states in America.
Americans United for Life released the 2016 Life List, which ranked the 50 States according to the extent to which the state advanced legislative and legal prolife endeavors.
The top 10 states on the list were, in order from first to tenth, Oklahoma, Kansas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Nebraska, Indiana, North Dakota, Missouri, and Texas. more >>
Two hundred and seven members of Congress, including three Republican presidential candidates, sent a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court arguing that the Obamacare contraceptive mandate violates the religious liberties of the Little Sisters of the Poor and other Christian institutions.
The Supreme Court is set to hear a challenge in March to the Affordable Care Act mandate that requires under the consequence of crippling fines that religious non-profit organizations, Christian colleges and other institutions offer health insurance plans for their employees that provide abortion-inducing drugs
As the Little Sisters of the Poor, an order of Catholic nuns who serve the elderly, have been entrenched at the forefront of this legal battle to gain religious exemption from the mandate, the 10th Circuit Court ruled in July that the mandate does not violate the rights of the organizations because it provides an accommodation that circumvents the organizations to still provide the drugs of objection to their employees. more >>
A 22,000-member Methodist megachurch in Kansas has hired a man who was found guilty of murder and then exonerated after 24 years behind bars to be its newest associate pastor after he completed seminary in December.
Although Darryl Burton grew up in the Baptist faith, he stopped going to church during his teen years, became increasingly disillusioned with religion and grew to be a skeptic of God. As Burton distanced himself from the church, his grandmother warned him that "one of these days, boy, you are going to need Jesus. I hope you remember to call on Him."
While Burton didn't think much of his late grandmother's words at the time, those words rang through his head as he sat for two decades in prison after he was convicted in 1985 for a murder he didn't commit. more >>
WASHINGTON — Thousands of Romanian Pentecostal Evangelicals peacefully protested Norwegian embassies in five national capitals, including Washington D.C. on Friday, calling on the Norwegian government to free five children who were removed from their parents by child services last year after a teacher complained about the family's Christian faith.
The three sons and two daughters of Ruth and Marius Bodnariu were taken into custody by the Barnevernet (Norway's child services) on Nov. 16, 2015, after their daughter's teacher cited concern about the family's belief that "God punishes sin."
Despite not having been tried in a court of law, the children have been placed in three separate foster homes and the parents have been granted limited visitation rights. The family also claims that the agency has initiated the adoption process for the children on the grounds that they were physically abused. more >>
Catholic organization Little Sisters of the Poor pleaded with the U.S. Supreme Court not to force it to choose between helping the poor and abiding by its faith, when it comes to obiding by the HHS birth control mandate.
"As Little Sisters of the Poor, we offer the neediest elderly of every race and religion a home where they are welcomed as Christ," said Sister Loraine Marie Maguire, mother provincial of the Little Sisters of the Poor, according to Catholic News Agency.
"We perform this loving ministry because of our faith," she added, but said that the group "cannot possibly choose between our care for the elderly poor and our faith, and we shouldn't have to." more >>
A New York City pastor who was arrested and charged with petit larceny for allegedly pocketing money from his church's offering nine times complained to police officers after his arrest that the church was not paying him enough, a prosecutor said in court Tuesday.
Rev. Daniel Impaglia, who pastors the Evangelical Rock Church on the Upper East Side and was arrested in November 2015, is still leading services at the church despite calls from some church elders that he step down after members caught him on hidden camera repeatedly stealing from collection envelopes.
After Impaglia was arrested on Nov. 24, The New York Post reports that he told a cop that he was underpaid. "They don't pay me enough," a prosecutor quoting Impaglia as saying during an Tuesday court hearing. more >>