GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump's proposal to ban all Muslims coming into the United States has been slammed as "unhinged" and "unconstitutional" by political rivals and law experts.
"Donald Trump is unhinged. His 'policy' proposals are not serious," rival candidate Jeb Bush Tweeted.
President Barack Obama's speech on the San Bernardino terror attack that left 14 dead was slammed by a number of Republican leaders, including GOP candidates Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.
While Obama described the shooting last week in Southern California as an "act of terrorism designed to kill innocent people," his Republican critics largely accused the president of maintaining policy that is too soft on terror threats in America.
"If I am elected President, I will direct the Department of Defense to destroy ISIS. And I will shut down the broken immigration system that is letting jihadists into our country," Cruz said in a statement on his campaign website. more >>
A group of American Evangelical leaders have written a letter to Congress urging compassion for Syrian refugees, declaring their opposition to limiting the number being resettled in the United States, and arguing that compassion does not conflict with national security.
"Our faith inspires us to respond with compassion and hospitality to those fleeing violence and persecution," the letter sent to Congress earlier this week reads. "Jesus Himself was a refugee, and He teaches us to do unto others as we would have them do to us. Compassion is not in conflict with national security.
"The U.S. refugee resettlement program has embodied both values and continues to be a valuable humanitarian tool that should be supported. Our nation has rich history as a beacon of freedom and hope. Please help us as we write the next chapter in this history," it adds. more >>
While there were requests for prayers after the shooting in San Bernardino, California, many responded by attacking God and Christianity and calling for gun control.
In what is an increasing trend of the immediate politicization of tragedies, calls for gun control were rampant. And with the increasing secularization and anger toward God within the culture, some media outlets and public figures even tried to shame those calling for prayer, suggesting it would not solve any problems of violence.
Republican candidates calling for prayers in the wake of the shooting were routinely harassed and harangued on social media. more >>
The tragic shooting in San Bernardino, California, Wednesday that left 14 people dead and 21 wounded is the deadliest shooting in the United States since the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
California couple Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik and another unidentified suspect targeted the Inland Regional Center during a holiday Christmas party, the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department has said. Both Farook, 28, and Malik, 27, were subsequently shot dead by police after they fled the scene.
Below are five important facts that you should know about the shooting. more >>
Late night comedian Stephen Colbert has mocked Republican presidential candidates who are calling on President Obama to give amnesty to Christian refugees over Muslims fleeing Syria amid fears that Islamic State terrorists might be among them.
Following the terror attacks in Paris, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush both suggested that only Christian Syrian refugees be taken in since IS-trained fighters could trickle in with Muslim migrants.
During a segment on "The Late Show" that aired last month, Colbert played a clip of Bush speaking to the press in which he assured them that Christian refugees could be identified. more >>