Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine, a Catholic, made a private agreement with Hillary Clinton to flip-flop and support calls by her and the Democratic Party Platform to repeal a longstanding ban against taxpayer funds being used to pay for abortions.
Clinton spokesman Jesse Ferguson and Kaine's communications director Amy Dudley have said that Kaine, a senator from Virginia and the state's former governor, has privately told Clinton that he will support the party's move to repeal the Hyde Amendment, Bloomberg reports.
Kaine has in the past supported the Hyde Amendment — a measure that mostly bans the use of Medicaid tax dollars from being used for abortion services and has been attached to yearly appropriations bills since 1976. He has also supported parental consent measures and even authorized the "Choose Life" license plate when he was governor of Virginia in 2009. more >>
God is at the core of America's founding political documents, says Pastor Wallace Henley and former politician Tom DeLay in their new book, Revival! Revolution! and Rebirth! which is part personal story, part American history, and part policy prescription grounded in the Judeo-Christian worldview.
Henley, who's the senior associate pastor at Second Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, where he has served for 14 years, is a former domestic policy adviser in the Nixon White House. DeLay, his co-author, served the 22nd district of Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1985-2006, and was majority leader from 2003-2005.
Hailed by media commentators including Jake Tapper and Anderson Cooper on CNN, award-winning documentary 3801 Lancaster: American Tragedy will release on iTunes and Amazon Video on August 2. The hour-long film chronicles the true story of Kermit Gosnell — the convicted doctor whose shuttered abortion clinic still stands, only two miles from the bustling city center hosting the Democratic National Convention this week.
Film director and citizen journalist David Altrogge cannot help but express outrage after careful research of the facts.
"Real women and babies lost their lives — because the Pennsylvania Department of State and the Department of Health chose to look the other way," he said in a recent interview. "Whether you're pro-life or pro-choice, can't we at least agree that women deserve better?" more >>
The historical meaning of the term "evangelical" has lost its context and has been watered down to represent non-church going conservative whites who self-identify as Christian but don't exactly fit the true definition of the word, Baylor University history professor and author Thomas Kidd says.
As recent polls suggest that a large majority of white evangelical Christians are now onboard the Donald Trump train, Kidd, who researches 18th century North America and the history of evangelism at Baylor – the world's largest Baptist university – wrote in an op-ed for the Washington Post that there is "something more complicated going on" with the meaning of "evangelical" in today's America and polls are doing a terrible job identifying their subjects.
A CNN/ORC poll released earlier this week states that 76 percent of white evangelicals have their minds made up in support of the Republican presidential nominee. A pew survey from earlier this month similarly found that 78 percent of white evangelicals plan to vote for Trump. more >>
Hollywood stars Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Ruffalo and Kerry Washington have joined over 100 other actors in an online campaign targeted against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
"We believe it is our responsibility to use our platforms to bring attention to the dangers of a Trump presidency, and to the real and present threats of his candidacy," the actors said in a joint statement.
"Donald Trump wants to take our country back to a time when fear excused violence, when greed fueled discrimination, and when the state wrote prejudice against marginalized communities into law," they argued, pleading with American voters not to vote for Trump in November. more >>