Since some people go into prison straight and come out gay, homosexuality must be a choice, neurosurgeon and potential presidential candidate Ben Carson told CNN Wednesday.
Sex Between Lobbyists and Lawmakers 'Has No Monetary Value' Doesn't Need to Be Reported as Gift, Rules NC Ethics Commission
The North Carolina Ethics Commission has ruled that sexual favors or sexual acts between lobbyists and state government officials don't need to be reported as a gift or "thing of value" in disclosure forms under the state's lobbying laws.
Israel's Netanyahu Tells Congress Nuclear Deal With Iran Will Leave Jewish State in Great Danger; Nancy Pelosi 'Near Tears' at 'Insult'
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress on Tuesday and warned that a nuclear deal with Iran would leave the Jewish state in great danger. House minority leader Nancy Pelosi said that the speech left her "near tears" and was an "insult to the intelligence of the United States."
'Jesus Tattoo' Website Claims Discrimination in Texas School District Court Case Over Rejection of Christian Ad
A website that depicts Jesus Christ as a modern tattoo artist has argued before an appeals court that a Texas school district discriminated against it when it rejected an ad for a high school stadium.
Billy Graham's Hometown Rejects Transgender Bathroom Ordinance, Still Permits Businesses to Refuse Service Based on Religious Belief Opposing Homosexuality
The city council of Charlotte, N.C., the home town of world-renowned Evangelist Billy Graham, narrowly voted on Monday to reject a proposed expansion to the town's non-discrimination law that would have made it legal for transgender persons to use bathrooms and other public facilities designated for the opposite sex.
Franklin Graham Says Obama's 'Sympathy to Islam' Will Lead to Christian and Jewish Persecution in America
The Rev. Franklin Graham has warned in an interview that President Barack Obama is "very sympathetic to Islam" and that America's foreign policy is influenced by Muslims. He added that this influence could lead to Christians and Jewish people being persecuted in the United States.
SBC President Ronnie Floyd Calls on Obama to Take Action and Lead 'Historical Movement' Against ISIS, Like Esther in the Bible
Southern Baptist Convention President, Ronnie Floyd, sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Monday, asking him to "lead forward" in the fight against the Islamic State and "take necessary actions now" to bring an end to the suffering of millions who've been displaced, abused and killed as a result of ISIS' uprising.
Naghmeh Abedini: My American Pastor Husband Imprisoned in Iran, Religious Freedom Ignored as Obama Admin Negotiates With Iran
Religious freedom is not being addressed in the Obama administration's negotiations with Iran over its nuclear capability, complained Naghmeh Abedini, an Iranian-American whose husband, Saeed Abedini, is imprisoned in Iran because of his Christian faith.
Two marriage experts argued that feminism and gay rights are contributing to the problem of fatherlessness at a Conservative Political Action Conference panel.
African-American Pastors Coalition: Justices Kagan, Ginsburg Should 'Disqualify' Themselves From Supreme Court Gay Marriage Case
An African-American group has joined other social conservative organizations in demanding that two Supreme Court justices who officiated gay weddings recuse themselves from a case pertaining to gay marriage legalization.
ISIS, Iran Are Agents of 'Apocalyptic Islam' Paving Way for 'Islamic Messiah,' Says NYT Bestselling Author
Speaking in a discussion on Islam at the National Religious Broadcasters' International Christian Media Convention on Tuesday, New York Times bestselling author and Middle East expert Joel Rosenberg explained that the biggest threat facing the Western world is not the rise of radical Islam, but rather the rise of "apocalyptic Islam."
More Than 50 Clergy in Nebraska Pledge to Perform Same-Sex Marriages in Church If Ban Is Overturned in State
In stark contravention of orthodox Christian principles, more than 50 members of the clergy in Nebraska have pledged to perform same-sex marriages in their churches if the state's ban on same-sex marriage is overturned.
Westminster Theological Seminary President: Christians Need to Stand Up in Public Square, Politics to 'Reclaim Judeo-Christian Heritage'
Speaking at Westminster Theological Seminary's second-ever "Real State of the Union" conference last Saturday, three Christian scholars stressed to attendees that it is time for Christians to faithfully stand up in the public square and reclaim America's Judeo-Christian heritage from what has become a prominently secular society.
Liberals Are Stifling Intellectual Diversity, Campus Audience Decides After Hearing Both Sides of the Argument
Before the Intelligence Squared debate held at George Washington University, only one in three audience members said they agreed that liberals are stifling intellectual diversity at colleges and universities, but after hearing both sides of the debate, almost three-fifths of the audience was convinced that liberals are stifling intellectual diversity.
'How Many More Christians Must Be Murdered' by ISIS Before Obama Takes Action to Stop the Slaughter, Asks ACLJ
American Center for Law and Justice Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow has asked "how many more Christians must be murdered" at the hands of terror group ISIS before President Barack Obama decides to take specific action to stop the slaughter.
American 'Soldier of Christ' Says He Is Fighting ISIS in Iraq to Answer Jesus' Call to Protect the Defenseless
A 28 year-old U.S. Army veteran from Detroit, describing himself as a "Soldier of Christ," has said that he is fighting ISIS militants on the front lines in Iraq to answer Jesus' call to protect defenseless people.
Assyrian Church Leader Says 'Grotesque Mistakes' by the US Have Led to ISIS Beheading, Kidnapping Christians
Assyrian Archbishop Jacques Behnan Hindo, ordinary of the Syrian Catholic Archieparchy in Hassaké-Nisibis, has spoken out against the kidnapping of more than 260 Assyrian Christians by terror group ISIS by blaming the U.S. and its Western allies for triggering conflicts that have destabilized the region.
American Missionary Phyllis Sortor Kidnapped in Nigeria; Abductors Want $300K, Stepson Says 'We Have No Money'
The Free Methodist Church in the U.S. is now calling for prayers after one of their working missionaries, the Rev. Phyllis Sortor, was abducted by masked and armed men in Nigeria Monday morning who've demanded a $300,000 ransom for her safe return. Her distraught family, however, say they cannot afford it.
Florist Who Refused Gay Wedding Offered Settlement; I Will Not Be Like Judas, Betray Jesus for Money, She Replied
After a judge ruled last week that Washington florist and Christian grandmother Barronelle Stutzman violated the law when she refused to provide arrangements for a same-sex wedding, Stutzman rejected a tempting settlement offer that would have spared her from losing her home and business because it would have forced her to turn her back on God.
Jessey Eagan, a Christian mother of two and part-time children's director at Imago Dei Church in Peoria, Illinois, has chosen to wear a hijab this Lenten season and has been blogging about her experience #40daysofhijab since she started.
Ken Ham Responds to Richard Dawkins' Accusation of Christian Parents Indoctrinating Children, Says Dawkins Wants Only 'Religion of Atheism' to Be Taught
Answers in Genesis CEO and President Ken Ham has responded to atheist author Richard Dawkins' recent comments that religious parents are indoctrinating children, by stating that Dawkins wants to impose his own "religion" of atheism at the exclusion of all others.
NFL's Benjamin Watson Urges ISIS Victims, Christians to 'Stand Firm' With Jesus in the Face of Death; Says Rise of Persecution Indicates Christ's 'Imminent Return'
Outspoken Christian NFL player Benjamin Watson recently issued a powerful Facebook post writing about the Islamic State and the rise of Christian persecution throughout the world, asserting that all Christians should be ready to die for upholding their faith in Jesus Christ.
Facebook Suspends Account of Black Middle Schooler Who Said President Obama Has 'Downright Hatred' for America
Coreco "C.J." Pearson, a 12-year-old middle school student from Georgia who shot to conservative stardom for passionately defending former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani's claim that he doesn't believe President Barack Obama loves America in a YouTube video two Saturday's ago, says social media giant Facebook has suspended his personal account due to "suspicious activity."
An eight-year U.S. Army veteran in Florida has started an initiative calling on experienced military veterans to join him in traveling to Iraq or Syria to fight against the Islamic State terrorist organization.
Comedian Stephen Colbert, who's set to take over as host of the "Late Show" in September, has shared in an interview the question he would ask of Pope Francis, along with his favorite saint, hymn and Bible verse.
Kelly Gissendaner Execution Postponed; Inmate Turned Life Over to Christ, Counseled Others Attempting Suicide
Georgia's only woman on death row was not executed Monday night due to "an abundance of caution" about the drug being used for the execution.
An Indiana bakery, 111 Cakery, that drew protests last year after the business' Christian owners declined a request from a gay man to make a cake for his same-sex wedding, has decided to close shop for good.
These 2 Things Cut Crime, Prison Recidivism Rates in Half, Says Criminal Justice 'Champion' Gov. Sam Brownback
Appearing as a guest speaker on a criminal justice reform panel at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday, Kansas Republican Gov. Sam Brownback explained how Kansas' provision of mental healthcare and private mentors for its prisoners have played a significant role in cutting the state's prison system recidivism rate in half.
American Atheists Billboard Rejected in Nashville as 'Offensive' for Mentioning 'Easter' and 'Church'
The American Atheists group revealed that it had to alter a billboard promoting its 2015 National Convention after the Nashville billboard leasing company rejected its design as "offensive" and "aggressive" for including the words "Easter" and "church."
Pastor's Wife Working at Abortion Clinic Hits Back at Critics: When They Become Sin Free … Call Me Back
A Baptist preacher's wife in Alabama who works at a local abortion clinic hit back at her critics Monday, declaring that those who criticize women who work at abortion facilities should first address the sins in their own lives before criticizing what women do with their own bodies.
Nina Pham, the first person to ever contract Ebola in the United States, is now suing the hospital chain that both exposed her to the virus and also helped save her life.
Evangelical Christians and GOP Are More Pro-Israel Than Democrats, Says Jewish Activist and Fmr. CBS Senior VP Who Denounces 'Myth of Bipartisanship'
A Jewish activist who's also a former senior vice president of CBS News, says Republicans and Evangelicals have always been more pro-Israel than Democrats or liberals.
Assyrian Christians Cry Out 'The Whole World Is Watching History Repeat Itself' as ISIS' Relentless Horror Escalates in Syria (Interview)
More than 200 Assyrian Christians have been kidnapped by the terrorist organization ISIS, and prayers have gone out around the world for their safe return. Two members of the Assyrian Church of the East spoke with The Christian Post about the situation in Syria and the loss of several religious artifacts at the hands of ISIS.
The Los Angeles Police Department is under fire after a video showing officers fatally shooting a homeless man in response to a robbery on Sunday has gone viral.