Six Republican presidential candidates signed a pledge to support a federal bill meant to protect the rights of gay marriage opponents.
Known as the First Amendment Defense Act, the proposed legislation introduced in June is designed to protect critics of gay marriage from facing legal action for their views.
Conservative groups including the American Principles Project, Heritage Action for America, and the Family Research Council affiliate FRC Action created a pledge for candidates to support. more >>
Two Kentucky churches once belonging to a local chapter of the Southern Baptist Convention have ended their ties over having female pastors.
Trinity Baptist Church of Bloomfield was officially removed from the Nelson Baptist Association while Union Band Baptist Church of Howardstown voluntarily withdrew its membership.
Lisa Zahalka, pastor at Trinity Baptist Church, explained to The Christian Post that she was first contacted by the Nelson Baptist Association back in August about her pastoring Trinity and also Big Spring Bloomfield Presbyterian. more >>
A prestigious academic institution has decided to officially ban their Feminist student organization after concluding that the group was too gender specific.
Officials at Trigger Warning University recently announced that the student group Feminist Ninjas Association was to be derecognized, effective immediately.
In a statement, TWU's Office of Diversity, Multicultural, Multiethnic, & Inclusiveness Policy explained the reasoning undergirding the removal of the Feminist Ninjas. more >>
A referendum meant to overturn a California law that critics say allows men to use women's restrooms is pushing to get the necessary number of signatures to be on the state ballot next year.
The group Privacy For All will need to gather 365,880 valid signatures to put their referendum on the state ballot, with petitions needing to be postmarked no later than December 14.
Privacy For All seeks to have California voters approve the Personal Privacy Protection Act, which overturns part of a 2013 law that allows for co-ed bathrooms. more >>
The government of Iran sentenced a woman to death by stoning as the world marked International Human Rights Day on Thursday, reports said.
Fox News reported that a woman, identified by the initials A.Kh, was sentenced by the Iranian criminal court in Rasht to be buried to her shoulders and pelted with rocks until she is dead. The woman was convicted of being complicit in the murder of her husband.
"The rate of executions in Iran has not decreased in the last few years, it has increased," noted Maryam Nayeb Yazdi, a prominent Canadian-Iranian human rights activist based in Toronto. more >>
As the Islamic State terrorist organization continues to come up with barbaric ways to execute its prisoners, the militant group has reportedly ripped a journalist's body in half and executed an Iraqi woman by biting her hand off.
According to the Iranian-based AhlulBayt News Agency, IS militants in Deir ez-Zor, Syria, executed a journalist whom they accused of acting as a spy for the Syrian army and giving away the locations of IS fighters.
While the militant organization has become well adept at beheading or fatally shooting its prisoners in the back of the head for their executions, IS chose to make an example of the unnamed journalist by forcing him to endure what can be described as one of the group's most brutal methods of execution. more >>