New York's governor signed an executive order banning all "non-essential state travel" to North Carolina over the state's recent passage of a bill barring transgender bathroom ordinances.
Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the executive order Monday, which argued that "in a free society the equal rights of all citizens, including LGBT citizens, must be protected and cherished."
"All agencies, departments, boards, authorities and commissions [will] review all requests for state funded or state sponsored travel to the state of North Carolina so long as there is law in effect there that creates the grounds for discrimination against LGBT citizens," continued the order. more >>
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal's decision to veto a religious freedom bill was a "craven capitulation," "cowardly" and discriminatory toward Christians, according to social conservatives.
The Republican Governor announced at a press conference on Monday that he planned to veto House Bill 757 after many companies and celebrities claimed the bill was anti-LGBT.
David French, an attorney and columnist, wrote in an opinion piece published by the National Review that Governor Deal's veto was a "craven capitulation" on religious liberty. more >>
"The View" host and actress Candace Cameron-Bure came out of the gate swinging in defense of the Christian values of Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Monday.
Bure took umbrage with comments by "The View" co-host Michelle Collins, who said she hoped recent allegations by the National Enquirer that Cruz has had multiple affairs during his marriage to his wife, Heidi, are true because she wants to see the senator fall.
"I, for one, hope it is true … " said Collins. "But then, more so than that, just to see and show what a hypocrite he would be — if it is true, because it's alleged. But he's such a guy [who is] about family values and he lives by this kind of crazy moral code. So I love to watch people like that fall." more >>
Recently released data says that evangelical supporters of Republican frontrunner Donald Trump tend to hold more racist sentiments than other evangelicals.
Writing Sunday for the Western Political Science Association at Portland State University's blog, Jason McDaniel and Sean McElwee found that "racial resentment" could be linked to the rise of Trump. They analyzed American National Election Study data from a January, 2016 pilot study of 1,200 registered voters and found that Trump supporters tended to hold more "racial animus" than supporters of other candidates.
The NES has a larger sample size and asks more questions than exit polls conducted by news networks, allowing researchers to better analyze support for presidential candidates. more >>
An evangelical author and former feminist recently stated that Christians who support socialism and Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders are "lazy."
Chelsen Vicari, author and Evangelical Program Director with the Institute on Religion & Democracy, told the Daily Caller in a recent interview that these "lazy Christians" expect government to take care of problems that Christians and the Church should address.
"Young Christians are confusing individual Christian compassion and the Church's role and responsibility in public life with the government providing entitlements and expanding welfare programs," said Vicari. more >>
A Wisconsin-based Catholic university is expected to fire a professor it suspended for criticizing a teaching assistant who barred a student from speaking in class because he opposed gay marriage.
Marquette University suspended professor John McAdams with pay last Friday and plans to terminate his employment if he refuses to apologize for a blog post he wrote back in 2014 in which he criticized the faculty member for barring a student who supports traditional marriage fro speaking in her class.
In November 2014, McAdams wrote a post on his blog the "Marquette Warrior" criticizing teaching assistant Cheryl Abbate because she reportedly prevented a student from discussing his opinion on gay marriage in her "Theory of Ethics" class. more >>