A Florida mother says she received an apology from Kirby-Smith Middle School officials after an employee told her son to turn a GOP elephant shirt inside out.
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By Jennifer Harper - The Washington Times
Industry publications and the mainstream news media for the most part overlooked "Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer," an independent dramatic film that offered the details of the investigation and murder trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell. Published October 15, 2018
China is saving Muslim ethnic minorities from the lure of religious extremism by teaching them to speak Mandarin and accept modern science, a senior Chinese official said in a report Tuesday, Beijing's latest propaganda effort to defend its internment of Muslims against mounting criticism.
Andrew Brunson, the American Christian missionary imprisoned for two years in a Turkish prison, came home through the good offices of President Trump to an air of celebration shared by all Americans. But it hardly hides the reality that persecution of Christians has never been more widespread, or more severe.
Australia has raised the prospect of following the United States by relocating its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in a policy shift that critics described Tuesday as a desperate grab for domestic political gain to win a crucial by-election.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren's newly released DNA results show that the Democrat's Native American ancestry is roughly the same as that of the average white American, and may be less.
Canadian cyclist Rachel McKinnon is calling out "transphobic bigots" on Twitter after she reportedly became the first trans woman to ever win gold at the UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships in Los Angeles.
With striking displays of candor, the Episcopal Church is acknowledging the potency of the #MeToo movement by officially lamenting its past role in sexual exploitation and pledging steps to combat it.
D.C.-area Catholics expressed frustration Sunday over the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the archbishop of Washington, who resigned Friday amid criticism of his handling of sexual assault allegations against priests when he was bishop of Pittsburgh.
A diplomatic rift opened between Pakistan and The Netherlands after populist right-wing Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders' announced in June a Prophet Muhammad cartoon competition with a $10,000 prize.
A Turkish court ruled Friday that American Pastor Andrew Brunson is free to return to the U.S., according to several media reports.
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl after he became entangled in two major sexual abuse and cover-up scandals and lost the support of many in his flock.
The trial of an American pastor at the heart of a diplomatic dispute between Turkey and the United States resumed Friday in Turkey, with observers waiting to see if authorities will release him amid threats of further U.S. sanctions.
Arguably, a contributing factor to the continuation of abortion is that it is performed out of sight and thus, out of many minds.
An LGBTQ commissioner of the Ohio University Student Senate Appropriations Commission was arrested Monday for allegedly sending herself fake hate messages.
First lady Melania Trump said she supports the #MeToo movement, but "hard evidence" is needed when evaluating accusations of sexual assault.
Colin Kaepernick has filed for a trademark for a likeness of his face and hair, through his company, Inked Flash.
Pope Francis compared abortion to a mafia-style killing Wednesday, saying it's the equivalent of hiring a hit man to "take out a human life to solve a problem."
Starbucks' U.S. employees have a new benefit: subsidized backup care for children and adults.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has handed in her resignation and will leave her post at the end of this year. And what a sad day for America it is.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un wants Pope Francis to visit the officially atheist country, South Korea said Tuesday.
As the deportees were led off the plane onto the steamy San Salvador tarmac, an anguished Araceli Ramos Bonilla burst into tears, her face contorted with pain: "They want to steal my daughter!"
A Southern California Roman Catholic diocese on Monday released a list of 34 priests who were accused of sexually abusing children, including six who were convicted of criminal charges.
A special education teacher in Minnesota may soon receive some "special" attention by federal law enforcement officials after calling for the killing of Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh.
Six Flags America's yearly "Fright Fest" returns for its 10th season and has, once again, allowed talented creators to develop new attractions to deliver intense ways to entertain as well as scare guests for select evenings in October.
First lady Melania Trump is weary of pundits who bury news of her initiatives with talk about clothes.
Conservative student groups at University of Texas campuses in Austin and San Antonio said attempts to intimidate, harass and shut down free speech hit a new low last week when mobs of left-wing students attacked supporters of the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
It's time for America to understand what abortion really is. There will be no healing for our nation until we first know the evil that has infected us, and then take every measure to eradicate it. Which is why I believe this Friday's release of the movie "Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer" is divinely appointed.
'You must be singular or be damned'
The faith-based CBS comedy-drama "God Friended Me" debuted Sept. 30 with big ratings, attracting 10.4 million viewers who could have opted to watch an NFL game.
Sen. Susan Collins, Maine Republican, accused Planned Parenthood of a Supreme Court double-standard Sunday, arguing that the organization has never supported a pro-choice justice nominated by a Republican president.
A top Vatican cardinal issued a scathing rebuke Sunday of the ambassador who accused Pope Francis of covering up the sexual misconduct of a prominent American cardinal, saying his claims were false, "blasphemous" and demanding that he repent.
A viral video depicting a man sensationally kicking a pro-life demonstrator is under police investigation, authorities in Toronto, Canada said Thursday.
The polarizing atmosphere of the university has now spread to Congress.
Pope Francis urged Catholic bishops to dream of a future free of the mistakes of the past as he opened a global church leadership meeting Wednesday amid renewed outrage over the priestly sex abuse and cover-up scandal.
Men now make up about 40 percent of illegal immigrant parents trying to sneak children into the U.S., as they leap to take advantage of the "family loophole" that means illegal immigrants who come with children get treated more leniently.
The Trump administration appears to have misled the country when it claimed it had created a "central database" to reunify illegal immigrant children separated from their families during the "zero tolerance" policy earlier this year, Homeland Security's inspector general says in a new report.
Juanita Broaddrick has a message for her supporters: Don't fund me. Ms. Broaddrick, who has long alleged that she was raped by former President Bill Clinton, said Sunday that a GoFundMe page was recently established on her behalf, but that she asked for it to be removed.
A little-known venture capitalist is on the verge of acquiring one of the biggest for-profit colleges in the country, a transaction that would put him in control of a troubled national chain that's more than 60 times the size of the tiny California school he currently owns.
Pope Francis asked Saturday for daily prayers to protect the Catholic Church from what he says are "attacks by the devil," in his latest response to the clerical sex abuse and cover-up scandal roiling his papacy.
The House marked the one-year anniversary of Majority Whip Steve Scalise's return to Congress from a life-threatening shooting with hugs and high fives on Friday.
The magazine of the Jesuit religious order in the United States has publicly withdrawn its endorsement of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh as Supreme Court justice following testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee by the Jesuit-educated Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of sexually assaulting her decades ago.
The former Vatican ambassador who accused three popes and their advisers of covering up for a disgraced American ex-cardinal has challenged the Vatican to say what it knows about the scandal and accused Pope Francis of mounting a campaign of "subtle slander" against him.
Several years ago during a visit to the United States, President Xi Jinping was interviewed by a Chinese national living in the United States. After the interview, Mr. Xi asked a single question of this reporter — not about his family, not about his studies, not about whether he enjoyed living in America — the one question he asked was "Why do so many Chinese students studying in the United States become Christians?"
The CPSC has released a report that found unacceptable levels of lead in an accessory worn by Boy Scouts.
The Education and Justice departments on Wednesday disclosed that they are investigating whether Yale University's admissions practices illegally discriminate against Asian-American applicants, marking the Trump administration's second probe into an Ivy League school's student selection process.
Pregnant immigrants caught trying to cross the border illegally can leave the U.S. rather than force the federal government to facilitate an abortion, the Trump administration argued to a federal appeals court Wednesday.
Scott Adams, the famous cartoonist and social commentator who was one of the first to predict President Trump's electoral success, told fans this week that Judge Brett Kavanaugh is "largely guaranteed" to be confirmed for the U.S. Supreme Court.
After an exhaustive study, analysts have declared that TV news is "rigged" against Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Pope Francis urged Chinese Catholics on Wednesday to trust him and make concrete gestures of reconciliation following a landmark deal over bishop appointments that is aimed at ending decades of estrangement between the Vatican and Beijing.
Texas state officials have intervened in a dispute over the Pledge of Allegiance, backing a local school district's expulsion of a student who sat during it.
The Health and Human Services Department has undertaken its most aggressive action on fetal-tissue sales to date, terminating a contract with a supplier and launching an audit after an outcry from the pro-life movement.
Jamal Speaks, a homeless high school senior in Washington, has raised more than $20,000 in donations.
Pope Francis acknowledged Tuesday that the sex abuse scandals rocking the Catholic Church were driving people away and said the church must change its ways if it wants to keep future generations.
A former New Mexico priest, who fled the U.S. decades ago amid allegations of child sex abuse and once blamed his behavior on a cancer diagnosis which prosecutors say he didn't have, is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.
Former first lady Michelle Obama on Sunday complained about the "chaos" and "nastiness" in the political climate under President Trump, urging a crowd of Democrats that it's up to them to change the course of the country by heading to the polls in November.
Predictions of a looming Democratic "blue wave" haven't soured Christian conservative activists, who say President Trump has notched so many surprise wins that they have faith he will again defy the naysayers and deliver Republican victories in November.
Few first ladies have been more prepared for their close-ups than Melania Trump. Yet the former model has not graced the cover of Vogue, Glamour or Cosmopolitan during her husband's first 20 months in office. Neither has she yukked it up with Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel or other late-night TV hosts.
Multiple stabbings left at least five people, including three infants, at a New York day care injured on Friday, according to a local news report.
Archbishop of the New York Diocese Cardinal Timothy Dolan asked a former judge to conduct an independent investigation into abuse allegations within his own community of churches.
Outspoken Christian actor Chris Pratt said Wednesday that the "narrative" Hollywood is anti-religious or hostile toward Christians is "just not the case."
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In a speech announcing her vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, Sen. Susan Collins, Maine Republican, reminded me of some of the great orators of the past. Her speech was measured in tone, substantive in content and delivered with conviction.
George Barna, in his book "What Americans Believe," points out that 87 percent of non-Christians and 77 percent of self-described born-again Christians agreed with the statement "People are basically good." Our culture by and large has discarded the idea of original sin.
Just when you think things couldn't be more upside down, Hillary Clinton declares that only one side is to blame for the vast cultural divide in America.
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President Trump is hosting his first Iftar dinner Wednesday night at the White House to mark one of the religious observances of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, a gesture that was met with surprise and criticism among some U.S. Muslims.
The Christian baker at the center of Tuesday's Supreme Court ruling in a religious-liberty case said Tuesday on the "Today" show that he was "thrilled" with the outcome.
The Supreme Court held Monday a Christian baker's religious liberty was violated when Colorado's Civil Rights Commission penalized him for refusing to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.
A federal court has ruled that printing "In God We Trust" on U.S. currency doesn't amount to a religious endorsement and therefore doesn't violate the U.S. Constitution.
First lady Melania Trump rolled out an agenda Monday that focused on enhancing the well-being of children, soldiering on in her duties against one of the Washington press corps' most hostile receptions for a first lady and rabid news coverage of the president's alleged infidelity with adult film actress Stormy Daniels.
President Trump signed an executive order Thursday creating a White House office on faith initiatives that will help to ensure religious groups have access to government funding.
For 108 years, the Boy Scouts of America's flagship program has been known simply as the Boy Scouts. With girls soon entering the ranks, the group says that iconic name will change.
Cecile Richards received a hero's send-off on her last day as president of Planned Parenthood, but pro-life activists say her uncompromising stance on abortion and alliance with the Democratic Party have left the organization on shaky ground.
Babies born to teenage mothers reached an historic low between 2015 and 2016, with the birth rate continuously declining for mothers between the ages of 10 and 19 years old, according to new data released on Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Babies born using assisted reproductive technology increased in 2016, with 71,296 births counted from the efforts of 377 clinics in the U.S., according to preliminary data from the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology.
Pro-life activists say a federal judiciary freshly stocked with Trump appointees presents the best legal landscape in decades to overturn the 1973 ruling that created a constitutional right to abortion.
This work presents issues of faith from the perspective of Screwtape, a fictional devil, in a letter to his nephew Wormwood, a junior tempter.
A Planned Parenthood affiliate in Pennsylvania says Disney needs to create a princess whose story includes having an abortion.
"I Can Only Imagine" scored $17 million over the weekend, tapping an often underserved audience that has flocked in recent years to other Christian-themed movies such as "God Isn't Dead" and "Heaven Is for Real."
A large bipartisan majority of Americans believe that Washington is controlled by a "Deep State" of unelected government officials, according to a new poll.