DALLAS, Texas— Bishop T.D. Jakes of The Potter's House and CEO of MegaFest 2013 was joined by the Mayor of Dallas Mike Rawlings on Wednesday for a press conference to kickoff the three-day inspirational festival that the popular megachurch pastor says will be a "celebration of relationships."
Six New Mexico counties are defying state law by issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Among the state's 33 counties, Taos, Valencia, San Miguel, Bernalillo, Santa Fe and Dona Ana are printing thousands of new marriage certificates and some have already issued hundreds of licenses since last week.
Local governments across the country are facing the dilemma of cutting part-time employees' work hours to below 30 hours a week to avoid paying the increasing cost of health care under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
A billboard campaign launched in Austin, Texas, is being hailed as historic by one local pastor because the global initiative has already brought together 330 diverse church congregations that are asking people to Explore God.
Feminist Majority Foundation Hosts 3-Day Celebration of Abortion; Asks Public to Share Their Stories
Pro-abortion groups are calling on women who've had abortions to share their positive stories about the experience by writing a 500 to 1,000 word essay that will be shared with the public on the #AbortionMatters blog.
Thirteen Republican attorneys general have set an Aug. 28 deadline for Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to respond to their concerns about the dangers posed by Obamacare navigators.
The Washington, D.C. Health Benefit Exchange Authority announced this week that Planned Parenthood has been awarded $375 million to enroll residents in the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare.
A Naples, Fla., publicist and mother of two young children is being attacked on the Internet for taking a stand against ABC for airing a nude sex scene during "Good Morning America" last week.
Just in time for season four of A&E's highest-rated reality show that's about faith, family, and ducks, Si Robertson, best known as Uncle Si, shares his anecdotal wisdom and philosophy on life in his new book, "Si-cology 1: Tales and Wisdom from Duck Dynasty's Favorite Uncle."
Supporters of the ex-community are speaking out against Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray and the Arts and Humanities Commission after Pastor Donnie McClurkin announced he was uninvited from performing at the "Reflections on Peace: Gandhi to King" MLK Memorial concert on Saturday, Aug. 10, following complaints by pro-gay activists.
Pastor Rick Warren, author of the best-selling book "The Purpose Driven Life" and founder of Saddleback Church sent out a message of thanks to his Facebook and Twitter followers who've alerted the social media outlets to remove imposters soliciting money from people who think they're following the real Rick Warren.
"Duck Dynasty" fans' favorite uncle, Si Robertson, who says God has a sense of humor because he's turned four disheveled-looking Christian guys into reality television stars, will be releasing his new book next month.
The Government Accountability Office has announced that it will investigate Planned Parenthood's use of taxpayers' dollars amid recent cases against abortion providers that have fraudulently over-billed Medicaid, and other family planning programs.
PC(USA) Removes 'In Christ Alone' From Hymnal Because of Line About God's Wrath; Exclusion is Theological Blunder, Says Lay Committee President
The Presbyterian Committee on Congregational Songs for the Presbyterian Church (USA) has decided to not include the hymn "In Christ Alone" because one phrase speaks about God's wrath.
Joel Osteen, senior pastor of the 40,000-member Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, on announced Thursday his and the congregation's support for H.R. 2805, the "End Sex Trafficking Act of 2013."
Members of the ex-gay community will be on Capitol Hill Wednesday to lobby their congressional representatives for recognition of former homosexuals and federal protection from discrimination.
Franklin Graham Says Saeed Abedini's Wife Feels Abandoned by US Gov't; Notes President Obama's Silence
Franklin Graham issued a statement Thursday announcing that Sept. 26 will mark one year that Pastor Saeed Abedini has been imprisoned in Iran for being a believer in Jesus Christ. He said Abedini's wife, Naghmeh, continues to hear reports that her husband is being beaten and tortured; and she feels abandoned by the U.S. government, as President Obama continues to remain silent on the issue.
'Why Atheism Will Replace Religion' Author: Economic Security a Characteristic of 'Godless' Countries
Bio-psychologist Nigel Barber details the socio-economic reasons why he predicts atheism will prevail over the world's religions by the year 2041 in his book, Why Atheism Will Replace Religion: The Triumph of Earthly Pleasures Over Pie in the Sky.
The popular Disney Channel family sitcom "Good Luck Charlie" will feature a married lesbian couple in the final episode of the fourth season, which ends in 2014.
Mark Labberton the president of Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif., announced this week that the evangelical seminary's willingness to allow OneTable, an LGBTQ student-led organization, to hold monthly meetings and sponsor campus events does not conflict with the institution's policies and Christian moral beliefs and teachings.
Republican Gov. Rick Perry signed a bill restricting abortions into law Thursday morning inside a secure auditorium at the capitol extension in Austin, Texas, where he was joined by select legislators and religious leaders. While pro-lifers lauded the move, pro-abortion protesters shouted "shame" inside the extension, which was heard by the governor.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry will be signing House Bill 2 into law at the state capitol Thursday morning, as pro-abortion protests continue throughout the state. According to Perry, the legislation will not only protect the unborn, but it will also advance the health and safety of women in Texas.
The first-ever "Ex-Gay Pride Month" reception, scheduled to be held in Washington, D.C. on July 31, has been postponed until September, following multiple security threats directed toward members of the ex-gay community and the Family Research Council, where a reception celebrating ex-gay leaders and supporters was planned to be held.
Hemant Mehta the 'Friendly Atheist' Shares His View of Christians With Oak Hills Church Congregation
The Rev. Randy Frazee, senior minister at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, knew he was making a controversial decision when he invited atheist Hemant Mehta to speak to the 8,000-member congregation, and to share his perspective on Christians and their attitudes toward atheists, but he also believed that, in the end, it would benefit him, the congregation, and even Mehta in the process.
Hundreds of People Interested in Adopting Unborn Baby With Down Syndrome Days Before Abortion Deadline
The pro-life community is lauding the Rev. Thomas Vander Woude, pastor of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Gainesville, Va., for his parish's efforts to save the life of an unborn baby who has Down syndrome from being aborted by finding parents who might qualify to adopt the infant when he's born.