A conservative legal organization is crying foul at the appointment of a former member of the Southern Poverty Law Center to prosecute a case against Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore.
The Alabama Chief Justice is battling a complaint filed by the Montgomery-based activist group — known for labeling organizations opposed to same-sex marriage as "hate groups" — for alleged ethics violations when he defied a court order to allow state judges to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.
The Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission appointed Samford University law professor John Carroll to the position of prosecutor for the Moore complaint. more >>
Owen McManus Jr., a third-generation minister and his wife, Tammy, who lead the 4,000-member City Church of New Orleans and its affiliated grammar school, Bishop McManus Academy in Louisiana, are now likely to be arrested for tax fraud, according to documents from the New Orleans Police Department.
In a report dated May 20 cited by WWL-TV, police say arrest warrants are likely to be issued for the husband and wife team. charging them with filing false public records seeking Louisiana film tax credits. A warrant is also expected to be issued for the arrest of Bishop McManus Academy's Principal, ToniLynn Tyson, and the school's Executive Pastor, Keith Barnes, for theft by fraud of federal education grants.
The pastors, however, "vehemently deny any wrongdoing. They haven't committed any crimes, they haven't attempted to commit any crimes," said their lawyer, Pat Fanning, according to WWL. The charges are based on the testimony of four separate informants. more >>
The architect of the Affordable Care Act who controversially called American voters stupid found evidence that Hillary Clinton's proposed childcare policy could harm children.
Jonathan Gruber, a health economist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is credited with helping create the ACA, commonly called "Obamacare."
In a paper recently published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, Gruber et al. studied increased childcare access in Quebec and found it to be detrimental to child development. more >>
Gov. Nikki Haley signed into law a ban on abortions after twenty weeks, making South Carolina the 13th state to due so.
Haley signed House Bill 3114 on Wednesday. The states preceding it are Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
Holly Gatling, executive director of South Carolina Citizens for Life, said in a statement that the bill's passage came in part through the tireless work of pro-life activists. more >>
Embattled megachurch pastor and social activist Jamal Bryant was dismissed as disgraceful, opportunistic and ultimately browbeaten into taking flight from a Baltimore street rally Wednesday after an ugly confrontation with grassroots activist PFK Boom.
PFK Boom, whose real name is Davon Neverdon, is co-founder of a group called "300 Gangstas," which seeks to reach the most dangerous people in the city of Baltimore.
Neverdon, who was arrested and ultimately acquitted of murder in 1993, spent more than three years in solitary confinement while doing time and now regularly speaks and testifies about the effects of such punishment, according to The Guardian. more >>
Southern Baptist Convention President Dr. Ronnie Floyd will join other evangelical Christian leaders next month in a meeting with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Dr. Floyd was invited to the gathering, which may get over 500 attendees, by the conservative Christian group United in Purpose.
In an interview with The Christian Post, Floyd explained that he wants to get a "deeper understanding" of Trump and his goals should he become president. more >>