A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided that a statue of Jesus Christ located on a mountaintop memorial to World War II veterans is constitutional.
In a Monday decision, the judges upheld a district court ruling that allowed for "Big Mountain Jesus" to remain at Flathead National Forest near Kalispell, Montana.
The judges concluded that while the 60-year-old statue did have a religious appearance, the display has some purposes that are secular in nature. more >>
Democratic presidential candidates Martin O'Malley and Bernie Sanders believe that the Democratic party leadership has created a debate schedule that is "rigged" to help Democratic frontrunner and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton win the party's nomination.
While making a speech at the Democratic National Committee's summer meeting in Minneapolis last Friday, O'Malley, the 52-year-old former Maryland governor and former Baltimore mayor, lambasted party leadership in front of DNC Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., for scheduling "four debates and four debates only" before the Iowa Caucuses on Feb. 1 of next year.
Although the DNC has scheduled six official debates total during the 2016 primary election season, the same amount that the party scheduled in 2004 and 2008, the party has cracked down on unofficial debates. According to the Wall Street Journal, there were 10 unofficial Democratic debates before the Iowa Caucuses in 2008, but the 2016 Democratic candidates have yet to participate in a single debate. more >>
PHILADELPHIA — The lobbying entity of the nation's largest Protestant denomination has made it clear that it is against predatory practices that take advantage of the poor, having joined a broad coalition earlier this year organized to "raise awareness about families in financial crisis and how high-cost lending negatively impacts them." But what is the high-profile Christian ethics advocacy organization doing to protect vulnerable believers from preying prosperity preachers?
The question was posed to Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention that represents more than 15 million Southern Baptists in the public square. The outspoken ERLC president has been vocal about everything from abortion and gay marriage to racial reconciliation and Christian political engagement.
Moore, who has said that "payday lending is a form of economic predation and grinds the faces of the poor into the ground," told The Christian Post in an aside at the 2015 Religion Newswriters Association Conference in Philadelphia this past week that his SBC organization has long taken a stance against prosperity preaching. more >>
The Reverend Franklin Graham has denounced recent remarks by Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton comparing Republicans to terrorists.
In a Facebook message posted on Saturday, the head of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association stated that Clinton "crossed the line" with her remarks.
"Hillary Clinton crossed the line this week when she said that GOP candidates were like 'terrorists,' because they were supporting the defunding of Planned Parenthood's abortion clinics across the country," wrote Rev. Graham. more >>
A Kentucky high school has defied an atheist group's demand that the school keep prayer out of its pre-football game festivities, as the school kicked off its 2015 football season with a student-led invocation last Friday.
Prior to August 2011, Bell County High School practiced a long-standing tradition of letting a Christian pastor lead in a pre-game prayer over the stadium's public-address system as a way of asking God to keep the student-athletes safe.
But after the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the nation's largest atheist organization, filed a complaint with the school district's then-Superintendent George Thompson, and threatened to file a lawsuit, school officials decided to end the prayer tradition to avoid costly litigation. more >>
Because of the AshleyMadison.com cyber hack, there is a massive amount of upheaval in the homes of many who were registered in the database.
I read sadly last week, as many did, about Josh Duggar who admitted to having extramarital affairs — thanks in part to the morally corrupt website whose motto is "Life is short. Have an affair."
A better slogan to their website could have been "Life is short. We will help you ruin yours." more >>