A private Christian university in Arizona has announced that it will now be extending employee benefits to lawfully married same-sex spouses of employees, but assured that it will continue to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman.
Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, a school that was founded by Southern Baptists in 1949, issued a statement last Friday explaining that the school has altered its employee benefits package to include lawfully married same-sex couples.
After the United States Supreme Court ruling in June legalized same-sex marriage throughout the country, the institution evaluated its employee benefits policy and felt that in order to demonstrate "grace and compassion" toward married same-sex employees, employee benefits needed to be extended to their partners. more >>
Former Secretary of State and Ex-New York Senator Hillary Clinton found herself on the defensive during the second Democratic Debate on Saturday evening.
Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont and former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley both took jabs at Clinton on various issues, including financial reform and gun reform.
Moderated by CBS News and hosted at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, the debate focused on issues such as foreign policy, the economy, and financial reform. more >>
Democratic Party presidential candidates presented ways during Saturday's debate, hosted by CBS News, in Iowa on how to best raise taxes in order to pay for various policies they hope to implement if elected.
Before a crowd at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday evening, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, and former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley debated foreign and domestic policy issues during the second Democratic Debate.
When a panelist asked the candidates how they would pay for things like debt-free college and mandatory family leave, responses focused on increased taxation. more >>
A scientist has denounced the merit of a recently released study that claims atheist children are more altruistic than religious children.
Earlier this month academic periodical Current Biology published a study that concluded that children raised in non-religious homes were more altruistic than ones raised in religious households.
Tom Trinko, a scientist with a Ph.D. in physics, penned a column for the conservative American Thinker denouncing the study as "pseudoscience." more >>
The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to hear arguments on the constitutionality of Texas' abortion regulations that require abortionists to obtain hospital admitting privileges and clinic owners to upgrade their facilities to meet basic health and safety standards.
On Friday the Supreme Court announced it would hear the case, Whole Woman's Health v. Cole.
In July 2013, then Republican Gov. Rick Perry signed into law House Bill 2, which banned abortions after 20 weeks gestation and required abortion clinic owners to upgrade their facilities to meet the same standards as outpatient surgical centers. Upgrades included widening doorways to enable paramedics to bring in stretchers to transport patients to the hospital, and having equipment that can properly sterilize surgical instruments to ensure the health and safety of patients. more >>
A historically African-American denomination whose president recently took part in a summit on racial unity hopes the event will be a beginning to many conversations on reconciliation.
The National Baptist Convention, USA took part in a summit on racial reconciliation last week in Mississippi alongside the Southern Baptist Convention.