A St. Louis grand jury has decided to not indict police officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 9.
Prominent Christian leaders quickly issued statements and used social media to voice their concerns shortly after a St. Louis grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9.
Although Gallup polling from May indicates that American public opinion strongly favors legally recognizing same-sex marriage, 2014 midterm election exit polls found that voters were evenly divided on the issue of gay marriage.
Study: Half of Americans, Majority of White Evangelicals Believe Natural Disasters Are Rising Due to 'End Times' Not Climate Change
Nearly half of Americans now believe that the recent surge in natural disasters is the result of biblical "end times" than climate change, and more than two-thirds of white evangelical Protestants hold this belief, according to a new study.
Ferguson: Local Churches Serving as Safe Havens; Pastor Says Christians Should Respond to Civil Unrest by Promoting Prayer, Peace
Local churches in Ferguson are serving as safe havens for the community in the midst of turmoil and one local pastor is calling on Christians to promote peace and healing.
#PrayForFerguson Trends on Twitter After Jurors Decide Not to Indict Darren Wilson and Violence Erupts in the Streets
The hashtag "#PrayForFerguson" was trending nationwide on social networking site Twitter Monday morning as people shared their pleas for peace, love and healing following the Monday announcement that police officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted for fatally shooting an unarmed African-American teen.
Ferguson: Michael Brown Family Attorney Slams 'Unfair' Grand Jury Process Ahead of Indictment Decision; 'Unlike Anything I've Ever Seen'
An attorney for the Michael Brown family has blasted the grand jury process as "unfair," ahead of the Darren Wilson verdict announcement.
Chuck Norris Targets Obama for 'Religious Neutering;' Actor Dares President to Mention God This Thanksgiving
Days after Chuck Norris criticized Barack Obama in an op-ed entitled "Neutering Religious Holidays," the actor issued a "dare" to the Commander-in-Chief to cite his faith this Thanksgiving holiday.
Fans of '19 Kids and Counting' Support Duggar Family After Gay Activists Push TLC to Cancel Popular Show
Fans of TLC's reality TV show "19 Kids and Counting" have created a petition to support the Christian family amid a push by LGBT activists to get the show canceled because Michelle Duggar campaigned against a pro-LGBT ordinance in her community.
Joni Eareckson Tada Defends Brittany Maynard: Christians Should Target 'Death With Dignity' Organizations, Not Individuals
Joni Eareckson Tada, an international advocate for people with disabilities, had unsuccessfully pleaded with Brittany Maynard to reconsider ending her life under Oregon's Death With Dignity Act. Maynard's decision to end her suffering from terminal, inoperable brain cancer on her own terms prompted critics to lash out at her decision. But Tada, a quadriplegic and breast cancer survivor, says the focus should not be on Maynard or her family, but on the organization that used the 29-year-old as "a poster child" for its right-to-die cause.
A grand jury decision on whether or not to indict white police officer Darren Wilson for shooting to death 18-year-old African-American Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, is not likely until at least Monday, according to media reports, even as layers of emergency plans have been set up and President Obama has called for calm.
Dr. Ben Carson, accomplished neurosurgeon and conservative Christian, tells David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network that there's a "good chance" he'll run for president as he can feel "God's fingers" touching him gently for the 2016 race.
Thousands of children in foster care waiting for permanent and loving families are hoping their dreams will come true as communities and churches across the country celebrate the annual National Adoption Day on Saturday.
For multiple and complex reasons, professors in American college and university social science departments are much less religious than the population, sociologist Christian Smith explained Monday.
Ferguson: Female Pastor Dragged by Police, Arrested During Peaceful Protest for Michael Brown as Grand Jury Deliberates
A female pastor was reportedly left shaken and in pain after being manhandled and arrested by police on Wednesday, during what she says was a peaceful protest.
Sister of Mentally Ill Texas Man Sentenced to Die in December Pleads to Rick Perry to Spare His Life
The sister of Scott Panetti, a paranoid schizophrenic set to be executed by the state of Texas on Dec. 3 for the murder of two people, has pleaded with Gov. Rick Perry to commute his sentence to life in prison. Victoria Panetti has said that her brother, who believes he's being executed for preaching the Gospel, does not understand fact from fiction, and started an online petition asking Perry to spare his life.
About 120 international Christian students attending a Bible college in Ohio could possibly face deportation after their school was recently denied recertification with the U.S. immigration exchange student program.
Mary Jo Copeland will be cooking up a storm this Thanksgiving. Her guest list will include 400-500 people from Mary's Place, the transitional housing community she has helped run for over 30 years, as well as their neighbors and anyone else down on their luck.
A massive snowstorm has killed at least seven people and left many more stranded in their vehicles in Buffalo, New York, and affected several other Great Lake states, including northern Wisconsin and Michigan. Further snow is expected to hit Buffalo on Thursday, which was buried under six feet of snow and declared a state of emergency.
Darren Wilson Support Video Emerges as Grand Jury Decides Officer's Fate; Criticizes Obama and Late Teen Michael Brown
A new video created by supporters of police officer Darren Wilson is critical of President Barack Obama for not reaching out to the Ferguson officer after the shooting death of Michael Brown on Aug. 9.
Baby of Stranded Couple Safely Delivered During Buffalo Snowstorm; 'It's Not Odds, It's God,' Dad Says
Parents of a new baby girl in Buffalo, New York are thanking God for sending "two angels" after they became stranded in a snowstorm on Tuesday.
President Barack Obama needs to include the release of pastor Saeed Abedini, the U.S. citizen who's serving an eight-year sentence in Iran for his Christian faith, in the upcoming nuclear deal talks with Iran, said Jay Sekulow, the chief counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice.
Church Leaders Alarmed That IRS Agents Could Pose as Clergy to Access Privileged Information, Enforce Birth Control Mandate
Church leaders are upset after a recent article in The New York Times revealed that the Internal Revenue Service can use undercover agents disguised as members of the clergy as a means to gather privileged information.
New York Student Gets OK to Start Christian Club 'Dare to Believe' on Campus After She Was Told It Would Be Illegal
A New York school district has decided to approve a student's proposal to start a Christian club at her high school called "Dare to Believe" after she was initially told that her student organization would be a possible violation of the U.S. constitution.
Michael Brown Attacked Like a Hulking 'Demon,' Said Darren Wilson; Feared He Would Be Killed With a Fist
Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9, revealed in grand jury testimony a month later that the hulking teenager attacked him with the look of a "demon" and attempted to take his weapon during a scuffle inside his vehicle.
Missouri Governor Orders More National Guard Troops Sent to Ferguson; Lieutenant Governor Slams Nixon for Not Sending Them Sooner
Governor Jay Nixon announced Tuesday that additional National Guard troops would enter Ferguson, Missouri following criticism against him from the Lieutenant Governor after a night of violence and protests in the St. Louis suburb.
John Hagee, the senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, described President Barack Obama as "one of the most anti-Semitic presidents" in U.S. history while speaking at an event for the Zionist Organization of America.
Creation Museum President and CEO Ken Ham has affirmed that despite numerous misrepresentations in the media, creationists do not deny that climate change exists, and said that it has been occurring since biblical times.
Rudy Giuliani's Called a 'White Supremacist' for Saying White Police Officers Wouldn't Be in Black Communities 'If You Weren't Killing Each Other'
Rudy Giuliani is on the receiving end of a social media backlash for suggesting that a majority of black people are killed by other black people, not white police officers, for which Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson called the former mayor a "white supremacist."
Ben Carson Clarifies Stance on Gun Control: Law-Abiding Citizens Should Be Allowed to Own 'Any Kind of Weapon They Want to Protect Themselves'
Potential Republican presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson reassured potential conservative supporters last week that he opposes any kind of ban on assault weapons and that he would firmly defend the full extent of the Second Amendment if he were to be elected to a political office.
This Thanksgiving, many retailers have made the decision to close in order to allow their employees to spend time with family, while others have chosen to remain open so as to improve profits.
Pastor Gets 'Death Threats,' Sparks Firestorm for Allowing Members to Dance to Secular Music in Church Celebration
An event that was supposed to be a lighthearted celebration of how Christian lives have changed through music at the 138-year-old The House of Hope Atlanta (Greater Travelers Rest) church in Decatur, Georgia, led by Senior Pastor Dr. E. Dewey Smith Jr. has triggered a barrage of criticism and even death threats for the use of secular music by popular entertainers such as Chris Brown and Lil Jon in the sanctuary.
Reza Aslan, author of the controversial nonfiction work "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth," said in a recent column that atheist public figures like Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and Bill Maher don't accurately represent atheism.
New Jersey Teen Battles Atheists in Court to Keep 'Under God' in Pledge of Allegiance, Say's She Won't Be Silenced
A court in New Jersey heard arguments Wednesday on a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by an atheist group that wants to remove the phrase "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance after parents complained that their child's public school was reciting the phrase.
Events sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention on International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, which takes place on Saturday, include the release of the organization's new documentary and Saddleback Church's Kay Warren sharing her testimony, both available during webcasts.
Atheist-Turned-Orthodox Christian Parent Removes Child From School After Teacher Wears Star of David Necklace
A Pennsylvania parent upset that his child was being exposed to religion through the Star of David necklace being worn by a teacher filed a complaint but learned that the school board supported the teacher's freedom.
After word spread on social media proclaiming the death of the celebrated evangelical Christian icon Billy Graham this week, the 96-year-old's representatives at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association categorically denied those claims as false on Friday.
Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson Negotiating Release From Police Force; Michael Brown's Father Urges Peace Ahead of Verdict
Ferguson officer Darren Wilson is reportedly negotiating his way to leave the force in order to protect his colleagues from further retribution, reports stated on Friday.
An ornate wooden crucifix made in Italy and a statue of the Virgin Mary miraculously survived a four-alarm fire that destroyed much of the historic Holy Cross Catholic Church in San Jose, California, that over 100 firefighters battled on Sunday.
A gunman who shot and wounded three students at the Florida State University campus library early Thursday morning has been shot dead by police.
A family in West Virginia have adopted 29 children from around the world, including several with severe disabilities and illnesses.