A law restricting the federal funding of abortion that Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton supports repealing is credited by a recent study with saving more than 2 million lives.
The Hyde Amendment, a federal law passed almost exactly 40 years ago in September 1976, prohibits the federal coverage of most abortion procedures.
Hyde is credited with preventing the abortion of approximately 2 million people over the past four decades, according to a report published by the pro-life research group the Charlotte Lozier Institute. more >>
Leading Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore has said that he was embarrassed watching the first presidential debate between candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, which he compared to a "wrestling show."
"I was embarrassed in front of my children," Moore, who is the president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, said in a video on his Facebook page.
Moore watched Monday's debate with his children, noting that his oldest two sons are Americans by immigration, as they were born in the former Soviet Union and later adopted. He said that it is regretful that the spectacle Trump and Clinton put out will be the first presidential debate that they will all remember together. more >>
Theologian John Piper is suggesting this week that there is a higher honor attached to being a foreign missionary than other callings.
In a Monday post on Desiring God, Piper notes that "history is moving toward one great goal, the white-hot worship of God and his Son among all the peoples of the earth. Missions is not that goal. It is the means. For that reason it is the second greatest human activity in the world."
But to Piper, who is the founder of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary in Minnesota, missionaries who dare to take the Gospel into troubled contexts merit a greater respect. more >>
Six months after publicly addressing a second affair following an adultery scandal that cost him his marriage and ministry at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Florida last summer, Billy Graham's grandson, Tullian Tchividjian, revealed Tuesday he got so depressed about his life he actively planned to commit suicide.
In a guest post for EXPASTORS titled "The Freedom in Losing it All," Tchividjian, 44, confessed that after coming face-to-face with the truth about himself, he didn't want to live anymore and spent two hours researching the best way to take his life.
"As one of my counselors told me early on, circumstances don't create the condition of the heart. Rather, circumstances reveal the condition of the heart. And what was revealed to me about my heart in the fiery hotness of dire circumstances was scary and destructive. This disgusting truth about myself (and the desperate aloneness that I felt because of it) made me want to commit suicide," he said. more >>
Former Israeli president and elder statesman Shimon Peres died in Tel Aviv on Wednesday aged 93, Israel Radio said.
Peres was hospitalized following a stroke two weeks ago and had made some progress before a sudden deterioration in his condition on Tuesday.
An official announcement of the death of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former prime minister was expected at around 7 a.m. local time (04:00 GMT). Details of the timing of the funeral were also expected. more >>
Republican Party nominee Donald Trump's campaign recently announced the creation of a Catholic advisory group that will assist the presidential hopeful to appeal to Catholics.
In an announcement posted to his campaign website last week, the Trump campaign provided a list of advisory group members, which include former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, longtime conservative activist Richard Viguerie, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, veteran Republican strategist Mary Matalin, and Congressman Sean Duffy of Wisconsin.
In a statement released as part of the announcement, Congressman Duffy argued that if elected president Trump "will fight for Catholics." more >>