Poll data from the March 4 primary in Ohio show that more than four out of ten white evangelical Christians cast their vote for a Democratic candidate. According to the liberal groups that sponsored the poll, the data indicate that white evangelicals are interested in a broad range of issues and are shifting their voting behavior.
When third grade school children in Iran turn to page 113 of their textbook "Let's Read," they find a passage that says, "At that time, the Israeli officer pounded (three-year-old) Muhammad's head with the rifle's stock and his warm blood sprinkled upon his (six-year-old brother) Khaled's hands."
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says the appointment of Washington's first-ever special envoy to the 57-member Organization of the Islamic Conference will help to promote principles that Muslims and non-Muslims alike "hold dear," such as human rights, liberty and the rule of law.
Parents in Deerfield, Ill., are upset that a local high school is using books in advanced English classes this spring that they say are laced with graphic sexual content, pervasive expletives and mockery of religion. Worse, the books - "Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes (Parts 1 2)" - are required reading for advanced placement English students at Deerfield High School, but a parents' group wants them removed. "Who would have ever thought that we would be handing out pornography in public schools?" asked Lora Sue Hauser, executive director of North Shore Student Advocacy, and a Deerfield parent. <copyrite holder="CNSNews.com" year="2008"/>
(Editor's Note: This story contains references to graphic material about homosexuality and violence.)
A ruling by a California appeals court that parents "do not have a constitutional right to home-school their children" drew harsh criticism from religious conservatives on Friday, one of whom said the decision makes tens of thousands of parents into criminals - "the equivalent to drug dealers or pick-pockets."
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) dismissed any notions Thursday that her sponsorship of Medicaid legislation that would likely help her husband's financial holdings in a pharmaceutical company presented a conflict of interest.
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) told Cybercast News Service on Wednesday that Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama (D-Ill.) can't justify support for same-sex unions by referencing Christ's Sermon on the Mount.
Poor rural communities along the border are paying a steep price for illegal immigration, according to a study released Wednesday done on behalf of the United States/Mexico Border Counties Coalition by the University of Arizona and San Diego State University.
The American Center for Law and Justice, a conservative organization in Washington, D.C., has launched an aggressive petition drive to end all federal funding of Planned Parenthood, the leading abortion provider in America, which receives nearly $300 million each year in federal funds.
I honestly thought the corporations that print today’s bibles had finally exhausted all of the possible “special editions.” I mean, what else is there after the “Left Handed, Near Sighted, Dyslexic with In-grown Toenail on the Right Big Toe, Giant Print, Red Letter Study Bible”? How about the “Poverty and Justice Bible”? The former is a joke; the latter is the real deal. But, frankly, I’m not sure which one is more ridiculous.
Evangelicals sent a strong message in Tuesday's Republican primaries in Texas and Ohio by voting overwhelmingly for former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, while almost every other Republican demographic group chose Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz), exit polls show.
The House Budget Committee took up President George W. Bush's $3.1 trillion budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2009 on Wednesday and eliminated several proposed cutbacks in spending.
We asked Matty T to pose for a pic and he did! Awesome!
When asked about Sen. Barack Obama's (D-Ill.) recent remarks citing the Sermon on the Mount as justification of his support for legalizing same-sex unions, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), one of two openly homosexual members of Congress, said he isn't a biblical scholar, but he does not think politicians should use the Bible as a playbook.
In a stump speech at Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio, on Sunday, Sen. Barack Obama said his support for same-sex unions is rooted in the New Testament's Sermon on the Mount, as reported by Cybercast News Service.
Given that the most well-known fact about Senator John McCain is his war record of courageous endurance in a prisoner camp, why do some commentators suddenly seem to want the Arizona Senator to start being a coward now? I only ask because people are saying that McCain could have just kept his mouth shut instead of challenging the not-so-subtle name-smearing of Senator Obama by Bill Cunningham.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, has embraced a religious bigot, according to the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, which issued a statement Thursday denouncing McCain's acceptance of and endorsement by evangelical Minister John Hagee.
They swoon, they faint, they genuflect, they take pictures, scribble notes, cheer until their voices sound like Darth Vader with a cold, and clap until their fingers explode from their hands like short bursts from an assault rifle. And those are just the reporters. Alright, maybe reporters don’t act that way at a Barack Obama rally—of course, who knows what they’re thinking. In the meantime, the rest of the crowd bellows its enthusiasm for change.