The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has released an official statement denouncing the recent takeover of a federal facility in Oregon.
Earlier this month a group of militia calling themselves the Citizens for Constitutional Freedom took over some government property as part of a protest.
While the Mormon Church said that the dispute between the CCF and the federal government was "not a Church matter," they took issue with the protestors invoking "scriptural principles." more >>
Even though Lolo Jones is a famous Olympic bobsledder and hurdler, she says she'll never forget how the Salvation Army helped her family when they were homeless.
The 33-year-old Christian athlete spent Christmas Eve with her mother as a bell ringer for the Salvation Army and posted the image on Twitter.
"When we were homeless @SalvationArmyUS sheltered my fam," Jones tweeted. "The money donated helps ppl all year." more >>
When New Orleans Saints' tight end Benjamin Watson is off the field, he's often found writing and speaking about race relations, which is the focus of his book, Under Our Skin: Getting real About Race.
During an interview with the CNS News, Watson spoke about the looting and destruction of businesses that occurred at the hands of protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, after Michael Brown, who had committed a strong-arm robbery, was fatally shot by a police officer during a physical struggle.
"It turns you off. That's not just talking about white people, me being black, it turns me off," Watson told CNS News in an interview published on Tuesday. "I see people acting in lawless ways, robbing and stealing. There's no reason ever to steal because you're upset." more >>
Social activist Michelle Higgins used the Urbana student missions platform to tackle key issues of the Black Lives Matter movement, calling out the Evangelical Church in the process.
In her 30-minute address, Higgins, the director of Christian activist coalition Faith for Justice, dispelled misconceptions about Black Lives Matter and got to the core of the objectives of the movement.
"We do not want all people of color to go 'scott-free' from wrongdoing," she said. "I don't want to see people of color never arrested for anything. 'Oh, Black Lives Matter' means black folks can kill everybody and steal stuff and we're going to all go home and say, 'Well, let 'em — because of slavery.' That's not what we want. That's not what I want. What do we want? Justice. And what is justice? Justice means my baby boy, my baby girl will not be tried, condemed, sentenced and executed on the street. That is justice." more >>
A Texas megachurch has announced its decision to allow for concealed carry and open carry of firearms in its facilities.
First Baptist Church of Arlington's staff and congregation will be able to openly carry firearms as a new law goes into effect statewide tomorrow, Jan. 1, 2016.
A Muslim official with the American Civil Liberties Union has drawn criticism for "emphatically" refusing to condemn atrocious acts of terrorism committed jihadis who seek to murder all who don't believe in their radical brand of Islam.
In an op-ed published by The Washington Post on Monday, Rana Elmir, the deputy director of the ACLU of Michigan, argued that moderate American Muslims do not and should not have to condemn the heinous acts of terror committed by the Islamic State, Boko Haram, al-Qaeda and other radical extremist groups and individuals in the name of Allah because doing so would be an "admission of guilt."
She reasoned that beheadings and executions carried out in the name of Islam are just as "foreign" to her as the alleged "terror advanced by mostly white men at the alarming rate of one mass killing every two weeks in this country." more >>