The Rev. Samuel Rodriguez is "grateful" that the California legislature recently dropped a proposal in a pro-LGBT bill that critics say would have curbed religious liberty for private schools.
California state Sen. Ricardo Lara announced earlier this week that he was dropping a measure in a bill that would have removed certain exemptions from religious colleges.
As president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, Rodriguez said in a statement Wednesday that he and his organization "hope and pray that future legislative proposals will engage the faith community in a viable conversation that will protect the rights of all." more >>
Many Americans do not want to vote for either Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton or Republican presidential hopeful Donald J. Trump.
According to a CBS News/New York Times poll from March, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have the highest unfavorability ratings of any major party nominee since 1984.
However, there are other individuals running for president this year. These third party candidates are hoping that the high rates of disapproval for Clinton and Trump will benefit their campaigns greatly. more >>
"Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson says America is facing the greatest "assault on Christianity" that he has ever seen and suggests that Donald Trump might be the "biblically correct" option in the 2016 election.
Robertson, the founder of Duck Commander and a Christian reality television star, recently spoke with the My Faith Votes organization in an hour-long video conversation focusing on faith, society and the role Christians must play in the public square.
My Faith Votes is a nonprofit headed by former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson that is devoted to motivating Christians to vote and have a larger impact on the world and country. In the conversation, viewers and listeners had the ability to call in and ask Robertson questions. more >>
The social conservative non-profit American Values Action, headed by former presidential candidate Gary Bauer, has released a new video highlighting four major reasons why Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton should be considered an "abortion extremist."
As some hesitant conservatives continue to weigh the prospects of voting for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, the organization released the video as a warning of just how extreme a Clinton presidency would be when it comes to abortion and the religious freedom issues associated with it.
"Hillary Clinton presents herself as a moderate, but she has been a radical promoter of abortion throughout her entire career," the minute-long video posted to Bauer's YouTube and Facebook accounts on Aug. 7 asserts. more >>
California State Senator Ricardo Lara announced that he will be dropping a provision from a bill that critics warned would have curbed the religious exemption rights of private schools.
Senator Lara recently introduced Senate Bill 1146, which among other things would have made it easier for LGBT students of religious colleges to sue the schools for upholding traditional Christian teachings on gender and sexuality.
In a statement published in the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, Lara explained that while he supports protecting LGBT students of religious schools, he is aware that certain "unintended consequences" may come from his bill. more >>
A secular foundation is demanding that the Department of Defense investigate several Christian military chaplains, saying they violated federal rules by praying publicly while in uniform at a July event promoting religious freedom, though religious freedom advocates say the charges have "no legal basis."
In a July 25 letter addressed to acting Defense Department Inspector General Glenn A. Fine, Military Religious Freedom Foundation president Mikey Weinstein contended that Maj. General Dondi Costin, who gave the benediction at the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty's "Torchbearer Award" ceremony in Washington D.C. on July 12, "blatantly violated both Air Force and DOD regulations prohibiting the endorsement of a non-federal entity." Having seen pictures posted online, MRFF also complained about the appearance of Army chaplain Maj. John Scott, who gave the event's opening invocation, and Air Force Deputy Chief of Chaplains Brigadier General Steven A. Schiack, both of whom were also wearing military garb.
In an interview Wednesday with The Christian Post, Chaplain Alliance executive director Ron Crews said that "there is no legal basis for Mr. Weinstein's complaint. A military chaplain has every right to appear in uniform at an event to honor a member of Congress, not to mention a member of the House Armed Services Committee". more >>