Utah is now the 19th state to include the national motto "In God We Trust" on standard-option license plates.
The state's Republican Gov. Gary Herbert signed into law House Bill 127, which removes an additional fee that came with acquiring a license plate with the national motto and will take effect at the beginning of next year.
In a statement made Monday at the signing of HB 127, Herbert said his decision to sign the bill had an added significance because of modern concerns over religious freedom. more >>
Princeton Theological Seminary hosted a controversial conference last week to explore so called "gender fluidity" and how people are "forging new gender identities" outside the norms of male and female.
Titled "Gender Benders: Theology and Gender Fluidity," the multi-day conference was presented by the seminary's center for theology, women, and gender last weekend.
The center's Director, Jacqueline Lapsley, said in a statement last month that "[g]ender identity is a topic of great interest today, especially for young people." more >>
Who knew modern-day love and breakup songs could be used to explain the greatest story ever told. "The Passion" aired live on FOX Sunday night and the musical successfully took the 2000-year-old account of Jesus' last days on earth, his crucifixion and resurrection, and shared it in a way that was relatable while promoting his message of unconditional love.
Since nothing in modern-day America is as brutal as the roman style crucifixion that Jesus had to endure, "The Passion" avoided dramatizing the vicious torture and death of Christ. The two-hour event, however, made it a point to promote the love Jesus taught his followers while on earth, his thrilling arrest and inspiring resurrection.
The musical included a star-studded cast of Jencarlos Canela (Jesus Christ), Chris Daughtry (Judas), Prince Royce (the disciple Peter), Michael W. Smith (disciple), Seal (Pontius Pilate) and Trisha Yearwood (Mary, the mother of Jesus). more >>
President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro discussed human rights during a joint press conference on Monday, marking the second day of the U.S. delegation's visit to the Caribbean country.
Obama touched down at Jose Marti Airport in Havana for his three-day visit on Sunday, where he was greeted by Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez and Cuban Ambassador to the U.S. Jose Cabanas.
In a move that was seen as a victory for the Administration, Castro agreed to join Obama in a joint press conference with reporters on Monday. During the brief meeting, the two fielded questions regarding human rights and trade embargoes, among other topics. more >>
The Rev. Franklin Graham says Americans are witnessing something unprecedented when it comes to Donald Trump's presidential campaign.
In a post published to Facebook Saturday, Graham wrote about the apparent "Trump Madness," wherein the billionaire candidate seems to be the focus of "everything in the news, even March Madness."
U.S. President Barack Obama turns from sightseeing to state business on his historic Cuba trip on Monday, pressing President Raul Castro for economic and democratic reforms while hearing complaints about continued U.S. economic sanctions.
Obama and Castro will have their fourth meeting, likely their most substantial, at the Palace of the Revolution, where Castro and his predecessor, older brother Fidel Castro, have led Cuba's resistance to U.S. pressure going back decades.
A U.S. presidential visit to the inner sanctum of Cuban power would have been unthinkable before Obama and Raul Castro's rapprochement 15 months ago, when they agreed to end a Cold War-era dispute that lasted five decades and continued even after the collapse of the Soviet Union. more >>