Several conservative groups have been praising the life and work of activist and author Phyllis Schlafly, who died in St. Louis, Missouri, on Monday at the age of 92, though opponents have criticized her stances on LGBT and other issues.
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins wrote that Schlafly fought the political establishment of her time, and was a leading force in the creation of the modern pro-life and pro-family movement.
"I have little doubt that the political and cultural landscape of America today would have long ago been devoid of true conservatism if not for her leadership. She never surrendered her principles and she never gave in to intimidation," Perkins wrote. more >>
American President Barack Obama canceled a meeting with Philippines counterpart Rodrigo Duterte on Monday after the latter called Obama a "son of a whore," reports said.
Duterte has since apologized for his remarks, arguing that he wasn't trying to make a "personal attack" against Obama.
"While the immediate cause was my strong comments to certain press questions that elicited concern and distress, we also regret it came across as a personal attack on the US president. Our primary intention is to chart an independent foreign policy while promoting closer ties with all nations, especially the US with which we had had a longstanding partnership," Duterte said in a statement on Tuesday, according to Fox News. more >>
Comedian Amy Schumer has emerged as an apologist against divorce and adultery, decrying her mother's affair with her friend's dad and describing the heartache it caused in her memoir, The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo.
Although a funny lady, the 35-year-old stand-up comedian and actress who stars in the Comedy Central series "Inside Amy Schumer," doesn't think adultery and divorce are a laughing matter.
Iconic conservative activist and author Phyllis Schlafly has died at her home in Ladue, a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, on Monday. She was 92 years old.
Schlafly died of cancer while surrounded by her family. According to her official Facebook page, she is survived by her six children, 16 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
"Phyllis Schlafly spent an astounding 70 years in public service of her fellow Americans. Her focus from her earliest days until her final ones was protecting the family, which she understood as the building block of life," noted the post on her Facebook page. more >>
Evangelical leader the Rev. Franklin Graham says while he can't tell Christians who to vote for in the upcoming presidential election in November, he will continue to emphasize that the 2016 election is "the most critical in our lifetime," and encourage people to get informed about the issues.
"I'm not telling people who to vote for, but I am telling Christians to vote. I believe the election coming up in November is the most critical in our lifetime — so much hangs in the balance," Graham wrote in a Facebook message on Monday.
"Do everything you can to make sure your family members and friends are registered to vote as well. Read up on the candidates and pray about who you should vote for," he added. more >>
Come November, the two people most likely to be elected president are Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican Party nominee Donald Trump.
Although both Clinton and Trump have historic unfavorable ratings among voters, both lead all possible third party challengers.
Going into September, which of the two is seen as winning the presidential election? Three different analyses offer insight. more >>