As Uganda continues to face international outrage over its Anti-Homosexuality Act, which was signed into law earlier this year, The Christian Post sought to get a better understanding of not only the bill but also how the churches in the East African country came to support it.
A spokesperson with the Church of Uganda (part of the Anglican Communion) answered questions from CP regarding the church's position on the law, its opinion of the law, and regarding American opposition. The spokesperson, who requested to remain anonymous, stated that they "honestly don't understand" the outrage. more >>
New York — United States Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says if the nation's troubled transportation system, which is currently "teetering on the edge of insolvency" isn't fixed quickly, 700,000 people could soon be out of work.
Speaking at the national convention of Al Sharpton's National Action Network in New York City Thursday, Foxx highlighted how important a good and sustainable transportation infrastructure is to economic growth and access, before pointing to the dilemma.
"Our transportation system is teetering on the edge of insolvency. As soon as August to September of this year, the major funding source for our highway systems, our transit systems, the Highway Trust Fund is going to go belly-up," said Foxx. "And the reason for that is because it's gas tax dependent and people are riding more fuel-efficient cars and there's not enough money. We're basically short about $18 billion a year." more >>
David Silverman, president of American Atheists who graduated from Brandeis in 1988, announced that he is withdrawing his support from Brandeis University and its alumni association because the academic institution rescinded its plans to give an honorary degree to controversial social commentator Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
In an open letter on Facebook explaining his actions and reasoning, Silverman said that although he had fond memories of the activism and classes at Brandeis, he felt this history went contrary to the university's decision against Hirsi Ali.
"Today, that pride is gone as Brandeis has caved to religious intolerance masquerading as political correctness and uninvited a valuable voice in the discussion of religion in public life," wrote Silverman. more >>
Nancy Pelosi suggested that the reason substantive immigration reform hasn't been passed in Congress is because Republican members are racist. The GOP claims that they are committed to immigration reform, but have cited the President's record on enforcing current laws as the reason change hasn't been enacted.
Nancy Pelosi's comment came during her weekly press conference Thursday. One reporter asked her about Attorney General Eric Holder, who had said that he and President Barack Obama are treated differently than those who came before them because of their African-American heritage.
"I think race has something to do with the fact that they're not bringing up an immigration bill," the House Democratic Leader responded. "I've heard them say to the Irish, 'If it was just you, this would be easy.'" more >>
It's almost Easter, but an incident that occurred just before Valentine's Day crossed by desk - and it's got me fired up.
A little boy cried after a Nazareth, Penn. teacher confiscated his Valentine's Day cards because they contained religious messages and a Bible verse about Jesus, a lawsuit filed this week in federal court alleges.
A new court ruling has determined that churches can no longer rent public school facilities. Churches in New York City can be evicted from the schools. Despite the good they do in the community, they could be out in the cold.
Writing for Facts & Trends, Bob Smietana observes, "The 2-1 ruling from the Second Circuit Court is the latest twist in a long-running legal battle between the Bronx Household of Faith and the Board of Education of the City of New York."
Indeed, this is not new. This is the latest decision in an on-going battle that the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) has been fighting for years. In fact, I can remember interviewing Rev. Bob Hall, the church's founding pastor, as far back as the 1990s on this case for a religious freedom TV special, hosted by the late Dr. D. James Kennedy. more >>