The Navy directed service members serving in Bahrain to cancel and dismantle a live nativity after receiving a complaint from a military atheist group who said the manger scene endangered Americans serving in a Muslim country and violated the U.S. Constitution.
- December 12, 2012 |
Binge-eating adolescents are more likely to use marijuana and other drugs and become depressed, according to a new study.
Teenagers who experience dating violence could be more likely to get involved in violent relationships and have health problems as young adults, a new study suggests.
North Carolina drivers who wanted to display a pro-life message on their car's license plate may never get a chance to do so.
Prospective Boy Scouts in Britain could soon be allowed to join the organization without pledging to uphold their "duty to God."
Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood offshoot in Gaza, celebrated its 25th anniversary over the weekend, and hundreds of thousands gathered in what some called the biggest rally in the history of Gaza to hear Hamas' political leader, Khaled Meshaal. He used the opportunity to pledge Israel's destruction.
To protest a nativity scene that has been displayed every Christmas for the past 20 years in the South Florida town of Deerfield Beach, a local atheist has erected an 8-foot-tall "Festivus" pole with beer cans just six feet away from the manger.
A study from the Federal Trade Commission has found that most mobile apps for kids are secretly collecting information from children including device IDs, phone numbers, locations and other private information without their parents' knowledge or consent.
A ministry started by a former Planned Parenthood center director is succeeding in helping abortion clinic workers leave the industry.
Participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamps, reached another high in September, according to new data released by the United States Department of Agriculture. The new numbers mean that an estimated one in 6.5 people in America were on food stamps in America.
Today’s announcement sets in motion a process that may conclude with one of the most momentous decisions ever rendered by the United States Supreme Court.
An editorial appeared in the September 21, 1897, edition of The New York Sun titled "Is There a Santa Claus?" It was a reply to a query sent by an 8-year-old girl named Virginia. She asked her father if there was a Santa Claus, and he suggested she write to The Sun and ask, telling her, "If you see it in The Sun, it’s so."
Several pro-family groups are voicing their approval that the U.S. Supreme Court has decided it will hear highly controversial cases on gay marriage.
T. Dewitt Talmage was a well-known Brooklyn, N.Y., preacher in the late 1800s. He died in 1902. He once preached a message titled "The Ministry of Tears." It speaks powerfully to the reality of grief, but is also laced with an enormous spirit of hope.
Student religious groups should not have to appoint leaders who do not share their beliefs, a student judiciary at Tufts University announced on Dec. 5.
- December 09, 2012 |
Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi has canceled his decree giving himself sweeping powers, but plans to push forward with the planned Dec. 15 referendum on a draft constitution.
- December 08, 2012 |
Infringements of religious freedom in Kazakhstan are due in part to the country's newly adopted Religion Law. The law, which went into effect last year, requires all religious communities to register or re-register their organizations and churches with the government.
- December 08, 2012 |
The Supreme Court will take up California's ban on same-sex marriage, a case that could give the justices the chance to rule on whether gay Americans have the constitutional right to marry.
Leaders of an Episcopal church in Pasadena, Calif., have come under fire for their decision to host the annual convention of the Muslim Public Affairs Council.
Who do Americans regard as the most honest and ethical people in their lives? According to a new Gallup poll, most people would not say a pastor or clergyman.