Family Research Council Action and Concerned Women for America have embarked on a 20-state nationwide Values Bus Tour aimed at educating voters about the importance of the 2016 presidential election and the impact it will have on religious freedom, parental rights, national security, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
"If we, as values voters, do not stand up and exercise our freedoms now, we may lose them tomorrow," FRC President Tony Perkins said as the tour began last week in Omaha, Nebraska.
"We have political choices in this election that will either allow Americans to regain the freedoms that have eroded under the Obama administration or make it even more difficult for Americans to live their lives according to their beliefs. This is not a time to stand on the sidelines," he added. more >>
Evangelist Franklin Graham is expressing his displeasure this week at the White House for its handling of the recent terror attacks in Minnesota, New York City and New Jersey.
Writing on his Facebook page Graham asked: "Why is it so hard for our president and his administration to call Islamic terrorism what it is?"
Graham was particularly irked that President Obama called the stabbing of eight people in a Minnesota shopping mall by an attacker who yelled "Allahu Akbar" during the assault a "potential act of terrorism." more >>
Christians in Aleppo are trying to keep the faith amid news that the ceasefire in Syria has already ended, Bishop George Abu Khazen said on Monday.
On Sunday, the faithful celebrated a mass of thanksgiving for the canonization of Mother Teresa. "The church was full, the bishops and faithful of all the churches in Aleppo were present. As pastors, we are comforted by the sight of so many Christians who live the tremendous moment we are going through in faith," said Khazen, Apostolic Vicar of Aleppo for the Catholics of the Latin rite, to Fides News Agency.
"I get emotional when I think that thanks to their faith the Lord will bless us and give us His peace." more >>
The Homeland Security Department's inspector general revealed on Monday that as many as 858 immigrants who had pending deportation orders have mistakenly been granted U.S. citizenship and allowed to stay in the country.
"Incomplete digital fingerprint records hinder adjudicators' full review of naturalization applications and may lead to USCIS granting the rights and privileges of U.S. citizenship to those who may be ineligible or may be trying to obtain citizenship fraudulently," the DHS inspector general's office said in a statement.
The United States Navy will require all sailors to undergo training on the service's new transgender policies being put in place as a result of the Pentagon lifting a ban on transgender service members openly serving in June.
According to Military.com, an all-Navy message was sent out last Tuesday by Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Robert Burke. Burke's message explained the new three-pronged training approach will prepare not only senior Navy leaders but also rank-and-file sailors for when the service begins accepting transgender recruits on July 1, 2017.
"This training will emphasize policies and expectations of personal behavior," the message states. more >>
Vatican leader Pope Francis told hundreds of alumni of Jesuit schools that welcoming refugees and helping them settle into society is the "greatest security" people have against terrorism.
"I encourage you to welcome refugees into your homes and communities, so that their first experience of Europe is not the traumatic experience of sleeping cold on the streets, but one of warm human welcome," Francis said in a speech this weekend to the Members of the European Confederation and the World Union of Jesuit Alumni and Alumnae.