Big news this week as "progressives" worldwide learned, to their utter shock and mournful consternation, that the pope is Catholic. Rumors are they will next examine wild bears, the woods and certain mysteries therein.
On Wednesday the Vatican confirmed what a handful of us knew days before. Pope Francis secretly (and privately) met with Kim Davis at Washington's Vatican Embassy to personally offer his broad support for her bold stand against that insidious and "intrinsically disordered" counterfeit called "gay marriage."
Does Pope Francis really support Kim Davis? more >>
Officials in Oregon have started a legal process to seize $135,000 from Christian bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein after they refused to pay the state-ordered damages for declining to bake a cake for a lesbian marriage ceremony.
"Our agency has docketed the judgment and is exploring collection options," Charlie Burr, communications director at Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, told The Daily Signal. "They are entitled to a full and fair review of the case, but do not have the right to disregard a legally binding order."
It's a preliminary step to seize the Kleins' house, property, or other assets in lieu of payment. more >>
Pastor Greg Laurie and the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez responded to the shooting rampage targeting Christians at Umpqua Community College, which killed 10 and wounded seven others in Oregon on Thursday, saying it's "persecution of Christians in America" and not just about guns or mental illness.
"What we are seeing is persecution against Christians in the United States of America," Laurie, senior pastor at California's Harvest Church, wrote in an exclusive column to The Christian Post. "We read almost daily stories of our brothers and sisters being martyred for their faith in Christ in the Middle East by groups like ISIS, but now it has come to our shores."
After such shootings, the questions always asked is, "Why?" Laurie added. "Mental health and gun control solutions are usually brought up, but the one thing you rarely hear said is, 'It happened because people are evil.'" more >>
British Pastor James McConnell will face a three-day trial in December for broadcasting a sermon over the Internet using a public electronics communications network where he called Islam "satanic" and "heathen."
The charges, which also include allegedly sending a grossly offensive message using a public electronics communications network, stem from a sermon he gave at a Belfast, Northern Ireland, church in May 2014.
McConnell's trial date was set Thursday for Dec. 14 at the Belfast Magistrates Court. At least 78 people showed up to support the pastor, who believes he's standing up for his freedom of speech. more >>
The beginning of American law, the concepts of independence and freedom, is rooted in the belief that moral absolutes exist within a universal standard of justice independent from political rulers. The Judeo-Christian faith is not separate from but foundational to just and fair public policies that encourage human flourishing.
More than 2,000 Bible verses teach civics, providing examples of good and evil rulers, judges, and political authorities. These instructions on civics are informed by approximately 500 verses on salvation, 400 on hell, and 250 on Heaven — with the overall foundation that right living best leads to a peaceful, thriving society.
Pope Francis spoke about religious freedom, government officials and gay marriage in response to a reporter's question. He also met county clerk and gay marriage dissenter Kim Davis during his trip to Washington, D.C. The following is a transcript of those remarks followed by a Vatican statement regarding his meeting with Kim Davis.
The Sept. 27 interview occurred during a Q&A with reporters on his flight home from the United States. The question came from ABC's Terry Moran.