A Maryland pastor was arrested and charged along with his U.S. Capitol police officer son and son-in-law Wednesday in connection with the alleged sexual abuse of four at-risk teenagers who were enrolled in a housing program run by his church.
Arizona's Superintendent of Public Instruction, Diane Douglas, has sparked an outcry among some state science teachers for proposing new draft K-12 science standards that remove the word "evolution" and its explanations which they see as a push to replace the Darwinian theory with the teaching of Intelligent Design.
An Ohio pastor, his wife and daughter who were initially accused of robbing a Sunday school teacher and then fleeing their church minutes before the start of a worship service in February, were all sentenced Monday as it was revealed that the incident was triggered by an affair.
Officials at an Illinois high school who forced their Christian student valedictorian to remove references to Jesus, God and his faith from his speech may soon be facing a lawsuit after First Liberty Institute, one of the nation's top religious liberty law firms, decried the move as a violation of the student's constitutional rights.
Rick Patrick, an Alabama pastor, publisher of SBC Today and executive director of the Connect 316 ministry, has apologized for a Facebook post mocking prominent evangelical supporters of women as the #MeToo movement rises in churches.
Boy Scouts of America and scouting organizations from Mexico and Canada that will be hosting the World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia next year will be required to provide condoms for the teenage participants during the "12 days of peace, friendship and adventure" they expect to experience at the event.
Still grappling with the news that one of his most respected parishioner's killed one of his daughters and a daughter-in-law after attending church on Sunday, Pastor Austin Rammell of Venture Church in Dallas, North Carolina, urged government officials to begin treating the nation's mental health more seriously.
Most Americans, including those who believe in God, say their main source of meaning in life comes from their relationships with others such as family and friends instead of religion, according to a new study released by the Institute for Family Studies.
Two American citizens are now considering legal action after they were detained by a Border Patrol agent last Wednesday morning because they were speaking Spanish.
The Rev. Gregory Stevens, a California pastor who has been highly praised for his "ability to relate to people," stepped down from his role at a progressive Baptist Church in the wealthy city of Palo Alto last week after sparking furor over his comments that the city is an "elitist sh** den of hate."
New research shows a widespread departure among Christians from traditional Bible teaching such as Jesus being the only way to salvation and some scholars have blamed the ideological shift in part, on influential divinity schools and charismatic church leaders.
Ten people were left dead Friday morning after a gunman, who is now in police custody, opened fire inside the Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas.
Stacey Abrams, a Yale Law School graduate who is the daughter of United Methodist Church ministers, is seeking to become the first black female governor in the United States.
Taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers under Title X, which provides $260 million annually for contraception and other family planning initiatives, will be cut under a proposed rule the Trump administration will announce on Friday.
David Pollard, the "God-loving" pastor of Seth Ward Baptist Church in Plainview, Texas, died tragically Tuesday after he collided with a pickup truck while riding his 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle. He was 54.
Josh Holt, a former Mormon missionary who's been imprisoned in Venezuela since June 2016, begged the U.S. government for help Wednesday, saying his life was under threat as riots erupted and inmates took over the Helicoide detention center where he's being held in Caracas.
A 23-year-old Texas man who was orphaned when his devout Christian parents died after they were involved in a crash along with his six younger siblings is still trying to come to terms with his new role as guardian, as hundreds of people pour in donations to help his family.
Warning against the "evil" and "anti-biblical" stance of social justice activism, Pastor Grady Arnold of Calvary Baptist Church in Cuero, Texas, has submitted a proposal to the Southern Baptist Convention's resolutions committee calling on the denomination to denounce the movement at their annual meeting, scheduled for June 12-13 in Dallas.
A Christian mother who was offered a lethal dose of suicide pills as alternative treatment for her terminal cancer a week after California's physician-assisted suicide law went into effect almost two years ago, celebrated on Tuesday when a state judge overturned the law calling it unconstitutional.
A controversial longtime Alabama pastor, the Rev. Michael R. Jordan, of New Era Baptist Church in Birmingham, slammed the Church of the Highlands, the state's largest church, on Thursday as racist and "hypocritical" while alleging that their motives behind a planned church plant in the city to help fight crime are not "pure."
The Rhode Island State Council of Churches announced Friday that beginning next month, the organization's executive minister, the Rev. Don Anderson, 70, will begin a three-month sabbatical during which he will transition into a woman named Donnie.
A Michigan pastor and some of his followers insist this now viral photo caught by a security camera outside the home of one of his parishioners in East Jordan depicts an angel hovering over a truck. But one expert suggests it could possibly be something else.
North Korean officials announced plans to dismantle their nuclear testing site and let the world watch, just over two weeks after South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared an official end to the Korean War and agreed to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.
Calling it "important for kids in school," Republican Gov. Phil Scott of Vermont signed a bill, H.333, into law on Friday requiring all public single occupancy restrooms in that state to be gender-neutral.
In homage to motherhood three days ahead of Mother's Day on Sunday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a one-minute video celebrating mothers as partners with God in creating "heaven on earth" Thursday and now it's gone viral.