A campaign launched by Muslim activists is raising funds to help repair dozens of gravestones that were vandalized at a historical Jewish cemetery near St. Louis Monday.
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Responding to reports that President Trump will reverse the Obama administration's rule on transgender bathrooms for students, the White House said Tuesday that Mr. Trump views it as a "states' rights" matter. Published February 21, 2017
A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Texas can't cut off Medicaid dollars to Planned Parenthood over secretly recorded videos taken by anti-abortion activists in 2015 that launched Republican efforts across the U.S. to defund the nation's largest abortion provider.
Vandals have damaged or tipped over as many as 200 headstones at a Jewish cemetery in suburban St. Louis, leaving the region's Jewish community shaken and anxious.
French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen on Tuesday canceled a meeting with Lebanon's grand mufti, Sheikh Abdel-Latif Derian, after refusing orders to cover herself with a headscarf.
"Today" show host Hoda Kotb says she has adopted a baby girl.
A Texas preschool teacher is out of a job after several anti-Semitic online posts, including a tweet encouraging a friend to "kill some Jews," came to light.
Michigan State to ban whiteboards on dormitory doors to prevent anonymous offensive language: Report
Officials at Michigan State University are banning the hanging of dorm-door whiteboards starting in the fall semester. The reason: preventing offensive language from being written on the erasable tablets.
There are many books that parents will tire of, or not be able to discuss with their children, But here are 20 books both you and your child will enjoy.
A church that has welcomed Indianapolis citizens for nearly 100 years has been vandalized twice in the past two weeks.
Recently, I was asked to speak on a topic assignment with a national television news organization with respect to a countrywide breaking story titled: "Nine out of 10 Physicians Unwilling to Recommend Health Care as a Profession, Exacerbating Anticipated Physician Shortage."
Lindsay Lohan claims she was "racially profiled" while wearing a headscarf at London's Heathrow Airport.
President Trump's condemnation of anti-Semitism following his visit Tuesday to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture is "too little, too late," the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect said.
It's easy to get frustrated with your team, but it's important to remember that there are people out there that treat your players as heroes.
The Trump administration will rescind an Obama-era order compelling public schools nationwide to permit restroom and locker room access on the basis of gender identity, the Washington Blade reported.
President Trump spoke out Tuesday against a rash of anti-Semitic attacks and threats across the country, vowing that his administration would fight every form of bigotry and intolerance.
Strachan writes, "And do not forget the thick and terrible irony here: in a world of lies, with evil everywhere at hand, an agent of American government is acting to smash not a terrorist, not a law-breaker, but a well-loved woman who has done nothing other than live out her religious beliefs. This is wrong. This is a travesty. "Justice has miscarried this day.
Some social conservatives are growing impatient with President Trump's modest stance on religious liberty one month into his term, saying the president so far has not kept his promise to protect the rights of evangelicals and Catholics who supported his campaign.
Former clinic managers for Planned Parenthood say the organization is less interested in providing quality health care for women than in performing as many abortions as possible.
Meet Elina Berglund: a nuclear physicist who will be known as the woman who developed the first natural cycle fertility app that is internationally certified to be as effective as contraception.
A new book by Michael Wear, "Reclaiming Hope," outlines the ideal relationship between religion and politics.
Cushman writes: "Will we strive to finish our work while remembering we are but an instrument in the hand of God? As the new Trump administration moves forward, they may want to take pause, pray, and reflect on how their actions and reactions will shape our future as a country."
A Florida public school district is investigating social media posts from a middle school teacher who complained on an atheist group's Facebook page that she was being "bullied" by her students.
The House voted on Thursday to overturn a rule forbidding states from divesting taxpayer dollars from Planned Parenthood in what was President Obama's parting gift to the nation's largest abortion provider.
Anti-Muslim organizations expanded their presence across the United States by three-fold last year as the overall number of hate groups reached historic levels, a civil rights watchdog reported Wednesday.
The Washington Supreme Court says a Christian florist broke state law by declining to participate in a same-sex wedding ceremony, setting the stage for the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on the contentious legal conflict between gay rights and religious liberty.
Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch will face senators for his confirmation hearing on March 21, the Judiciary Committee announced Thursday, giving lawmakers a chance to question him ahead of their planned Easter vacation.
A federal court of appeals is siding with an animist who said members of a public board in Michigan violated the First Amendment by personally opening monthly meetings with Christian prayers.
As 81 percent of evangelicals voted for Donald Trump last November, Mr. Connelly's effort and organization paid dividends and won the White House.
Hollywood actress and political activist Scarlett Johansson says monogamy is "not a natural thing."
Pope Francis insisted Wednesday that indigenous groups must give prior consent to any economic activity affecting their ancestral lands, a view that conflicts with the Trump administration, which is pushing to build a $3.8 billion oil pipeline over opposition from American Indians.
A bill that would require the fathers of unborn children to approve abortions is under consideration in Oklahoma, in a move seen by pro-life advocates as an attempt to bring men back into the parenting fold but by pro-choice activists as an unconstitutional provision that takes autonomy away from women.
Pope Francis' top advisers are rallying to his defense amid an unprecedented wave of conservative criticism that represents the biggest challenge to his mercy-over-morals papacy.
Mattel announced Tuesday that American Girl will debut its first boy doll in the brand's 31-year history later this week.
After exceeding a city height limit, builders of a mosque on New Haven's outskirts are wrestling with how to cut 24 feet from its soaring, crescent-topped minarets.
Chris Pratt, one of Hollywood's heavy hitters, let his millions of fans know on Monday that when he needs inspiration and strength that he turns to the Bible.
An Oregon bill on advanced medical directive rules could allow patients who suffer from dementia or mental illness to be starved or dehydrated, opponents warned.
Republican lawmakers took the first step in a race against the clock to repeal legislation passed in Washington, D.C., that would authorize physicians to prescribe life-ending drugs to terminally ill patients who wish to die.
Walt Disney World and Disneyland are increasing single-day tickets at certain times of the year and setting expiration dates on tickets in hopes of preventing overcrowding during the theme parks' busiest times, company officials said Saturday.
"I walk in prayer," replied my colleague when I asked how she coped with the stress of journalism in the nation's capital these days.
Teachers from elementary school through college are telling students how to distinguish between factual and fictional news - and why they should care that there's a difference.
In response to Brunson's continued imprisonment, the Evangelical Presbyterian Church launched a petition drive to bring his case to the eyes of the President.
Protesters physically blocked newly-confirmed Education Secretary Betsy DeVos from entering a Washington, D.C., public school Friday morning.
At Sunday's Grammys, a man and a transgender woman will join the so-called trophy girls who bring music's top honors onstage.
Advocates who work to protect persecuted groups say there is a "blind spot" in the West concerning the plight faced by Christians around the world -- a shortsightedness evident in the overwhelmingly negative reaction to President Trump's executive order granting preferred refugee status to persecuted religious minorities.
In all the kinked knots and twists of satin that adorn "Fifty Shades Darker," none is more worthwhile to uncoil than the tangled absurdities of its central dominator, Christian Grey.
University of Michigan police are investigating a possible hate crime after two Muslims reported seeing a man urinating on a prayer rug inside a reflection room at the Ann Arbor campus.
U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz was met by frequent, deafening boos at a Thursday town hall as constituents grilled him on everything from investigating President Donald Trump's tax returns to Planned Parenthood.
While driving near campus the other day, I noticed a student who was obviously visually impaired. I could tell he was panicked as he continued to walk in the same circle over again, unable to get his bearings and figure out where he was.
President Trump's Education Department can easily revoke mandates compelling colleges and universities to take due process rights away from students accused of sexual assault -- but undoing practices institutionalized by the Obama administration and backed by feminist factions on campus will require greater effort.
National Religious Broadcasters President Jerry Johnson said "It is obvious the old mainstream media missed something in this last election cycle. CBN and other Christian outlets help complete the picture."
Keeping our heart healthy and strong at every age is indeed as the American Heart Association underscores, "what we all need to take to heart." February is designated American Heart Month, dedicated to cardiovascular health and raising awareness about heart disease.
European leaders were quick to denounce President Trump when he advocated a ban on Muslim immigration to America during the presidential race, but a new poll shows their own constituencies support the idea in droves.
Betsy DeVos was sworn in as secretary of the Department of Education Tuesday night by Vice President Mike Pence, who said his tie-breaking vote in the Senate was "the easiest vote" of his career.
Which helps the overall community the most? Leaving a statue up or taking it down? Charlottesville's representative body has decided on the latter. And that is their right (though it may be challenged in the courts). I just don't think it is as cut-and-dry to claim Jesus would be on one side of this issue or the other.
Harry Connick Jr. has spent the last 30 years entertaining America as one of Hollywood's most versatile talents: singer, songwriter, pianist, actor, and "American Idol" host. Now he's the star of the daytime talk show "Harry," which airs primarily on local Fox affiliate stations nationwide.
Before you buy a ticket to see "John Wick: Chapter 2," the improbably fun sequel to the implausibly good "John Wick," you might want to ask yourself how much tolerance you have for gun shots to the head, because there are a lot of those in "John Wick: Chapter 2."
Democrats see persecution of Muslims in the U.S. more than that of Christians in Islamic world: Poll
A majority of Democrats believe Muslims are mistreated in the United States because of their faith, but fewer will say the same thing about Christians living in the Islamic world, a new poll shows.
What does it mean for a country to have a presidential adviser say, as Steve Bannon is reported to have said last summer, that he aims to "blow everything up" and "destroy the existing social and political order?" It means uncertainty.
The NCAA is threatening to remove North Carolina from consideration for championship games for the next several years if the state does not repeal a law regulating public restrooms on the basis of biological sex rather than gender identity.
Planned Parenthood sets ambitious goals for the number of abortions it wants each clinic to perform, former employees at the nation's largest abortion provider say, providing incentives for clinics that reach their goals and taking corrective measures against those that underperform.
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Subaru is known for its sturdy disposition. As for the 2017 Subaru Legacy, it's a great go-to vehicle in the winter when the roads are less than perfect and a fun summer vehicle because it is a fun drive.
Hugh Hewitt wrote: But we do know this has been terribly, terribly wrong, and we quote Jefferson when he said "I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just."
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Like all previous presidents in my lifetime, President Trump ran against "Washington" and not incidentally, against the elites. This approach is Campaign Strategy 101 for all first-term candidates who had not been vice president first.
Per Chance to Dream. If dreams, as Freud noted, are the primary pathways to the subconscious, a dream-worthy travel bucket list is a good way to start the journey of fulfillment in becoming a whole and knowing person. A great plan for 2017 might be to get a start on that lofty aim with these amazing travel concepts that will take you to the bottom of Argentina to the eerie night skies of Lapland.
The first round of the battle for education reform begins Jan. 17, when Betsy DeVos is slated to give her Senate testimony to become secretary of the Department of Education.
As we enter 2017, let's give the inside of our refrigerators, freezers and pantry a healthy makeover.
While you most likely made healthy resolutions for this New Year to watch what you consume and to be more physically active, my hope too is that you take aim to cultivate habits that will help reduce chronic stress and anxieties in your life with a goal to increase happiness and overall life satisfaction ... with greater joy and peace!!
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America's most iconic author, Mark Twain, once observed that "it ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." And in the United States, our secular academic elite has taught two generations of Americans to know a lot of things for sure that fall into that latter category -- they just aren't so.
Are Christians guaranteed political success? Absolutely not, but that shouldn't cause us to shrink back from our duty and leave the results to God. One statesman cannot make every speech, win every legislative battle, or do the heart-change work that is the work of God alone. But we can plead with our fellow citizens.
Few can forget the media furor over Caitlyn Jenner's cover story in Vanity Fair.
"I hope to impart to you the courage to have your wisdom regarded as stupidity. For decades, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia shared some form of this message with countless audiences.