A charity organization created by the family of the founder of the retail chain Walmart has given millions of dollars to a pro-vouchers lobbying group.
The Walton Family Foundation has donated $6 million to the Alliance for School Choice, a group that advocates for the expansion of alternatives to public school education.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reached out to Christians over the Christmas holiday in three visible ways. But Christian leaders have denounced his "hollow words."
In a Christmas statement, Rouhani "wished a new year full of cooperation, peace, security and tranquility for the Christians," Fars News reported. He also reached out to Christians through his Twitter account, proclaiming, "May Jesus Christ, Prophet of love & peace, bless us all on this day. Wishing Merry #Christmas to those celebrating, esp Iranian Christians."
But some were wary of his seemingly friendly words especially as Christians, including Iranian American Christian pastor Saeed Abedini, continue to be persecuted. more >>
An online petition started in support of "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson after he was suspended for expressing anti-gay views has garnered more than a quarter of a million signatures.
Found at the website "Faith Driven Consumer," the petition directed against A&E for suspending Robertson has past 252,000 names as of Friday morning.
"I am asking your network to immediately reinstate Mr. Robertson to 'Duck Dynasty,' and to formally apologize to him, his family, and the millions of viewers who tune in every week, stand by him, and share his worldview," reads the petition in part. more >>
A California judge declined on Tuesday a mother's petition to keep her 13-year-old daughter on life support at Children's Hospital Oakland. Nailah Winkfield, mother of Jahi McMath, is praying for a miracle.
The Children's Hospital must keep McMath alive until 5 p.m. Dec. 30, Alameda County Judge Evelio Grillo ruled. Unless a higher court intervenes, the hospital will stop providing medical care to the young girl, who suffered complications after her tonsils were removed.
McMath was declared brain-dead on Dec. 12 by doctors who wanted to remove her from the ventilator. The same conclusion was made by court-appointed doctor Paul Fisher, chief of neurology at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford. more >>
A Hawaii judge dismissed an atheist's lawsuit Thursday against churches, claiming they defrauded the government and paid less than the standard rent for the school buildings in which they worship. A Christian attorney said the case was dismissed because the atheists had no evidence.
"There's no question that this was an ideological battle based on their opposition to churches being in public schools altogether," Erik Stanley, senior legal counsel and leader of the Church Project with Christian legal group Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), told The Christian Post on Friday.
The judge dismissed the case, known as Kahle v. New Hope International Ministries, because there was no evidence of fraud, Stanley explained. Atheists Mitchell Kahle and Holly Huber filed their suit against five Hawaii churches, including two which ADF represented, One Love Ministries and Calvary Chapel Central Oahu. more >>
WASHINGTON-A constitutional lawyer who was a featured speaker at an event held by the Family Research Council has stated that he is "fairly optimistic" the U.S. Supreme Court will take up the Mt. Soledad cross case.
Ken Klukowski, director of the FRC's Center for Religious Liberty, told The Christian Post on Thursday that this was likely even with the "long odds" facing the possibility.
"I would predict, I am fairly optimistic they're actually going to take the Mt. Soledad case after the Ninth Circuit gets done with this appeal on it in the next few months," said Klukowski. more >>