INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, in a last-ditch bid to slow front-runner Donald Trump's momentum, on Wednesday named former business executive Carly Fiorina to be his vice presidential running mate if he wins the nomination.
After suffering a series of crushing losses to Trump in nominating contests on Tuesday, Cruz praised Fiorina as a principled fighter for conservative values who knew how to create jobs and would be a valuable ally on the campaign trail.
"She is careful. She is measured. She is serious," Cruz said. "She doesn't get rattled." more >>
Much controversy and backlash has arisen in the last month since lawmakers in North Carolina passed HB 2, a law that prevents city and local governments from enacting ordinances that force businesses to allow biological men into women's restrooms and vice versa.
Because the mainstream media has lambasted the law as being one that is "discriminatory" and "anti-LGBT," many have been led to oppose the legislation based on ill-conceived knowledge about the law.
Below are four myths that have arisen as a result of opposition to the law. more >>
Franklin Graham says he's standing with the nearly 1 million people who have signed a petition to boycott Target over its new bathroom policy that allows men to go into women's bathrooms if they identify as female.
"Target is putting its shareholders — and its customers — at risk! Just since last Wednesday over [854,000] people have signed a pledge to boycott Target over its new bathroom policy that welcomes employees and guests to use the restrooms or fitting rooms that 'corresponds with their gender identity.' Target certainly has the prerogative to make this decision, but it's proving to be bad for business," Graham wrote in a Facebook post on Tuesday about the American Family Association's petition.
"I'm glad people are standing up and letting them know this is wrong. I agree with the American Family Association — this policy encourages sexual predators and puts women and children in danger. A man shouldn't be able to enter the women's restroom or dressing room because he says he 'feels like a woman today.' That's ridiculous," Graham continued. more >>
More than 700,000 people have now pledged to boycott retail giant Target over the store's transgender bathroom policy which allows people to use the company's restrooms and fitting rooms according to the gender they identify with and not their sex.
"In our stores, we demonstrate our commitment to an inclusive experience in many ways. Most relevant for the conversations currently underway, we welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity," said Target, reiterating the company's position on transgenderism in a statement last Wednesday as a national discussion on bathroom laws raged.
In a strongly-worded critique on the controversial North Carolina transgender law, Christian NFL tight end Benjamin Watson asserted that those who "blur" the reality of genitalia are rejecting God's design.
Watson, a 12-year NFL veteran who signed a contract with the Baltimore Ravens this March, took to Facebook over the weekend to issue his thoughts regarding the recently passed North Carolina law that prohibits local governments from forcing businesses and institutions to allow transgender individuals to use bathrooms designated for the opposite biological sex.
Unlike many others who have analyzed the North Carolina law, Watson, a strong Christian who frequently comments on current events, explained that he did his part to read the law in its entirety before issuing his opinion of it. more >>
Colorado's highest court declined to hear an appeal from a Christian baker who was found guilty of discrimination for refusing to service a same-sex wedding ceremony.
The Colorado Supreme Court decided Monday to not hear an appeal from Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop, Inc., who had been found guilty of discrimination by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission.
"Upon consideration of the Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the Colorado Court of Appeals and after review of the record, briefs, and the judgment of said Court of Appeals, IT IS ORDERED that said Petition for Writ of Certiorari shall be, and the same hereby is, DENIED," read the decision. more >>