A new poll shows that about three-quarters of pro-choice Americans agree that abortion clinics should be held to the same safety standards as other surgical centers, showing that last month's Supreme Court decision striking down components of a pro-life Texas law is out of step with the American public.
A Marist poll released Monday morning and commissioned by the Catholic fraternal organization Knights of Columbus finds that 78 percent of all Americans and 74 percent of pro-choice Americans believe that abortion clinics should be held to the same safety standards that other outpatient surgical centers must comply with.
Meanwhile, 77 percent of African-Americans and 82 percent of Hispanics also agree that abortion facilities need to be held to those same standards. more >>
Donald Trump, the newly-minted 70-year-old Republican presidential nominee whose controversial relationship with God has often been the stuff of headlines, recommitted his life to the Lord about 10 years ago, according to Gainesville, Georgia Pastor Jentezen Franklin.
In an interview with the Gainesville Times, Franklin who leads the multi-campus Free Chapel Church and serves as an adviser on Trump's evangelical committee, said Trump revealed during an initial meeting with the committee at Trump Tower in New York City that he recommitted his life to God at the age of 60.
"He did say 'I don't wear my religion on a sleeve and I'm not, by any means, a saint,'" the pastor said slightly amused. more >>
What message is the Republican party sending out to America?
Republican leaders proudly announced that they had drafted "the most conservative platform in modern history," yet Peter Thiel, an out and proud gay billionaire, who was a featured speaker on the last night of the RNC, denigrated the "fake culture wars" and made clear he did not affirm all of his party's platform. And he was warmly received by the crowd.
America needs regime change — not in the essential form of Constitutional government, but departure from the contemporary regime of power that dominates American politics.
Rather than violent overthrow or foreign invasion, America needs regime change from within as specified by the Declaration of Independence: "Whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends (i.e., the "unalienable Rights" of "Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness") it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government."
The regime of power that has dominated American politics for decades is as old as the presidency of Republican Theodore Roosevelt and as recent as that of Democrat Barack Obama. A Hillary Clinton presidency would most certainly continue it. more >>
Seven in 10 white evangelicals have their minds "made up" in support of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, a new CNN/ORC International poll released Monday morning shows.
The poll also shows Trump has a small lead over presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
The day after appearing alongside Hillary Clinton as her running mate for the first time, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine was in his Richmond Catholic church Sunday to seek prayers and also sang the Communion hymn. Kaine spoke to journalists after the service about his involvement in the mostly black church.
"You saw what a special community that is," Kaine, who was with his wife, Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church on Sunday, told reporters, according to ABC News. "We needed some prayers today and we got some prayers and we got support and it really feels good."
The former Virginia governor and Anne got married at the same church in November 1984. more >>