WASHINGTON — A new Marist Poll released Tuesday finds that an overwhelming majority of Americans support implementing tougher restrictions for abortions, including more than six out of 10 pro-choice individuals who favor banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Commissioned by the Catholic fraternal organization Knights of Columbus, Marist conducted its annual phone survey gauging the public's attitudes toward abortion and legislation seeking to restrict access to abortion in the United States in November 2015.
Although the media likes to portray the narrative that America is about split in half on abortion when it comes to pro-life versus pro-choice, the survey, which interviewed nearly 1,700 respondents nationwide, with an error margin of +/- 2.4 percentage points, suggests that there is a broad consensus in America that supports tougher abortions laws. more >>
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump recently garnered extensive criticism for reportedly botching a Bible verse at a speech before a large group of young evangelical Christians.
Speaking at Liberty University in the Commonwealth of Virginia on Monday, the billionaire real estate mogul cited a verse from Second Corinthians.
"We're going to protect Christianity. I can say that. I don't have to be politically correct … Two Corinthians, 3:17, that's the whole ballgame … is that the one you like?" stated Trump, as reported by Politico. more >>
Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio told an atheist in the audience that he won't be "forced" to stop talking about his faith on the campaign trail and argued that atheists should want his faith to influence his decisions.
During Rubio's Monday town hall meeting in Waverly, Iowa, an atheist attendee named Justin Scott, a member of the Freedom From Religion Foundation who also runs his own YouTube channel, commented during a question and answer session on Rubio's recent campaign ad that simply features Rubio talking about how he follows his faith and that his goal is to live alongside God for eternity.
Scott argued that it seems like Rubio, who is Catholic, is more interested in running for "Pastor-in-Chief" rather than Commander-in-Chief and then asked Rubio how he would defend the rights of nontheists if he is elected president in 2016. more >>
Every January the United States remembers a profoundly influential historical figure named Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
An outspoken champion of racial equality and an ordained Baptist minister, King made many memorable statements about spiritual and cultural struggles, and victories.
Below are just some of the many words he spoke during his public career both as a man of God and a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. more >>
Every year on the third Monday in January, the United States celebrates the life of civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
King is widely known and respected for his commitment to racial equality, advocating for a nonviolent method of social changes and preaching unforgettable words to mass audiences.
While popular memory has enshrined this image of King, the late civil rights leader was a man of many positions and actions, as well as the occasional flaw. more >>
A phrase from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Stride Toward Freedom, reverberates in my mind this MLK Day: "Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable."
It serves as reminder that God's will that everyone be treated justly and with integrity is something we must continually pursue. It is crucial that we apply the struggle for justice and integrity to our education system for the sake of our children.
Over the past quarter century, the United States has made remarkable strides toward achieving equity in schools. High school graduation rates among minority students have steadily increased, and today more women are enrolled in college than men. According to the Pew Research Center, from 1996 to 2012, Latino college enrollment more than tripled. The same report shows that African American college enrollment has increased by more than 70 percent. more >>