Social conservative groups expressed approval at the United States Supreme Court's decision to halt gay marriage ceremonies in Utah after a judge declared the state's ban unconstitutional.
The highest court in the U.S. put a halt to the marriages on Monday as the decision that removed the ban is being appealed.
American leaders denounced the burning of a Christian leader's library in Tripoli, Lebanon, last Friday night as based on false pretenses and said it's a threat to religious liberty.
"The really bad news is that this is not out of the ordinary," Robert P. George, chair of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), told The Christian Post in an interview on Monday. George emphasized the need to advocate for religious freedom across the world to prevent attacks like this one.
The Friday night fire burned two-thirds of some 80,000 books and manuscripts in the Al-Saeh library owned by Greek Orthodox priest Ibrahim Surouj, RT reported. The arsonists targeted Surouj due to an alleged pamphlet insulting the Prophet Mohammed was found in one of the library books. When Surouj met with Islamic leaders in the city, he stated that he had nothing to do with the pamphlet. more >>
An ordained minister who was once a Satanist, but now seeks to evangelize to those involved in the occult, has applauded the Roman Catholic Church's training of new exorcists.
Jeff Harshbarger, author and head of Refuge Ministries, told The Christian Post that he approved of the increased emphasis on dealing with those "demonically possessed."
"I do believe there is a tremendous need for trained exorcists; be it by the Catholic church or the Protestant church," said Harshbarger. "The Catholic church has had an awareness of dealing with the demonically possessed. That has waned recently, but they have been made aware and are responding." more >>
The head of the Republican National Committee has announced that the political party's winter meeting will be delayed so that members can attend a major pro-life rally.
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus stated that the RNC will delay its meeting so that he and other RNC members can attend the annual March for Life on Jan. 22 in Washington, D.C.
Raffi Williams, deputy press secretary with the RNC, told The Christian Post that the decision came in large part because the RNC was meeting in the nation's capital. more >>
Jahi McMath, a 13-year-old girl declared brain dead after sleep apnea surgery and whose mother believes God can make her better, was released from the Children's Hospital Oakland on Sunday, two days after an agreement was reached between the family and the California hospital.
"The body of Jahi McMath was released by Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland to the coroner," David Durand, the hospital's chief of pediatrics, told CNN. "The coroner has released her body to the custody of her mother, Latasha Winkfield, as per court order, for a destination unknown."
Family attorney Christopher Dolan tweeted about the 13-year-old's release. "She is safely out of Children's," he wrote. more >>
The Kansas Supreme Court will hear the appeal of Scott Roeder, the man convicted of first-degree murder for killing a late-term abortionist, later this month.
"I stopped him so he could not dismember another helpless, innocent baby, Roeder said in 2010, before District Judge Warren Wilbert sentenced him to life in prison without parole for 50 years. The controversial case was reopened this month when the Kansas Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments in an appeal.
Roeder's appeal hearing is scheduled for Jan. 29, and the court has set aside 30 minutes for it, The Associate Press reported Thursday. Roeder shot abortionist George Tiller in May 2009 at a church in Wichita, Kan. Tiller was one of a very few abortionists known to carry out the procedure during the last weeks of pregnancy. more >>