The United States Congress is considering a bill that would add a prayer given by former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Known as H.R 2175, the bill was introduced last year with the House Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation holding a hearing on it Tuesday morning.
"The Secretary of the Interior … shall install in the area of the World War II Memorial in the District of Columbia a suitable plaque or an inscription with the words that President Franklin D. Roosevelt prayed with the United States on June 6, 1944, the morning of D-Day," reads the bill. more >>
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, has defended its decision to permit a Palestinian Muslim doctoral student in 2012.
Steve. A Smith, a spokesperson for SWBTS explained that, Ghassan Nagagreh had enrolled in the school's Ph.D. program in archeology two years ago.
"The student was a part of a dig site ... and had a great relationship with our folks and wanted to study archeology. The best place to do that, of course, are the top archeology schools, which are in Israel, but he doesn't speak Hebrew," Smith told The Christian Post. more >>
The University of Notre Dame has refused to give official recognition to a student group arguing that children are better off being raised by a heterosexual married couple instead of a same-sex couple.
Notre Dame's Club Coordination Council recently refused to recognize the Students for Child Oriented Policy, prompting some to claim viewpoint discrimination at the Catholic academic institution.
Conservative media personality Glenn Beck blasted Christians who have criticized both him and Liberty University, following his speaking appearance at the school's convocation last month.
"Liberty University is being smeared, absolutely smeared, and they're being smeared by religious people, people who claim to be followers of Christ," Beck said on his radio show on Tuesday. "Now I've read the Bible several times and I just can't find the place where Jesus hates."
Beck, who has spoken at Liberty University previously, noted that every time he has spoken he has gotten "hammered by the Christian right." more >>
WASHINGTON — Prisoners should be provided free education in order to reduce crime and recidivism, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich declared at a gathering of conservative advocates of prison reform.
Right on Crime, a Texas-based coalition of conservative public figures and elected officials, had a two day Leadership Summit at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center Tuesday and Wednesday.
Newt Gingrich gave remarks at the Wednesday morning session, describing some of the needs he believed had to be met for meaningful prison reform. more >>
Sixty years after the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision to desegregate America's schools, segregation in America's classrooms remains as problematic as it was when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his final speech, says First Lady Michelle Obama.
Speaking last Friday to 1,200 high school seniors on the eve of the 60th anniversary of the historic decision in Topeka, Kansas, where the case began, Obama said desegregation is now in reverse by some measures.
"So today, by some measures, our schools are as segregated as they were back when Dr. King gave his final speech. And as a result, many young people in America are going to school largely with kids who look just like them. And too often, those schools aren't equal, especially ones attended by students of color, which too often lag behind, with crumbling classrooms and less experienced teachers," said Obama in remarks posted on whitehouse.gov. more >>