Paul Stanley

Christian Post Reporter

Joel Osteen: Mormon Romney Is Christian; Obama Is Too

Joel Osteen, the popular megachurch pastor from Houston, appeared Tuesday afternoon on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer" and said that he considers both presumed GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, a Mormon, and President Obama to be Christians.

Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble, Kraft Dump Conservative Nonprofit ALEC

The non-partisan, conservative leaning American Legislative Exchange Council has excelled at producing model legislation that several states have passed into law over the last three years. But the group's success seems to have given liberals and left-leaning groups a large target, with recently some of ALEC's largest and wealthiest corporate supporters cutting ties.

Obama Gave the Church Less Than One-Half Percent of $18 Million Income Over 12 Years

An analysis of 12 years of tax returns recently released by President Barack Obama from 2000 to 2011 shows that the First Family donated 1.4 percent or less of their income to charity until he began to run for the U.S. Senate in 2004, and gave only nominal amounts to the church except for substantial donations to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's Trinity Church of Christ in 2006 and 2007.

Senate Says No to 'Buffett Rule;' Obama Says Yes to 'Romney Rule'

On Monday, the full Senate handed President Obama a defeat by not being able to produce 60 votes to bring what has been termed the "Buffett Rule," which would increase taxes on seven-figure incomes, to the Senate floor. But what Obama took away was a hammer big enough to hit Mitt Romney on his reluctance to disclose years of tax returns and answer questions about complicated investment strategies.

Komen Announces Plans to Fund 17 Planned Parenthood Affiliates

Earlier this year the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure announced they would no longer contribute to Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider, after it was revealed they were the subject of a government inquiry. But after caving to intense pressure, the group reversed their decision and now plans to financially support at least 17 PP affiliates in 2012.

Obamas Earn $789,674 in 2011; Give $1,000 to St. John's Church

As the April 16 deadline approaches for Americans to file their 2011 tax returns, President and Mrs. Obama have released their tax bill showing they paid 20.5 percent in taxes on an adjusted gross income of $789,674. But of the $172,130 they donated to charity, only $1,000 went directly to a church.

Santorum's Hard Decision: Daughter Bella Improves, but Romney Surges in Pa.

Rick Santorum took Monday off to be with his youngest daughter Bella, who was hospitalized late last week and is now expected to be released as early as late Monday. But looking ahead to the primary in Pennsylvania – his home state – later this month, Santorum has to make a hard decision of whether or not to continue in the race when front-runner Mitt Romney is gaining support on Santorum's own turf.