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Creationist Ken Ham Blasts Robert Jeffress for Anti-Young Earth Remarks

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Pastor Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Church of Dallas has come under fire by creationist Ken Ham, after the Texas preacher suggested that the universe might indeed be 13.7 billion years old, as modern science claims. “It is so distressing that so many of our Christian leaders don’t seem to understand that to accept man’s fallible beliefs of billions of […]

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Pastor Sentenced for Protecting Woman and Her Daughter from Ex-partner

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A Mennonite pastor convicted last year of helping a woman flee the country with her daughter in order to keep the little girl from being handed over by court order to the woman’s former lesbian partner was sentenced March 4 by a federal judge to 27 months in prison. In 2009, Virginia Amish-Mennonite Pastor Kenneth Miller (shown, at center) helped […]

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Poll: U.S. Catholics back same-sex marriage

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Amid growing support for same-sex marriage nationwide, a new poll from Quinnipiac University shows that most Catholics in the U.S. also back same-sex marriage, despite the church’s teachings against it. According to the poll, which surveyed 497 adult Catholics from February 27 – March 4 with a margin of error of +/- 4.4 percent, 54 percent of Catholic voters support […]

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Mob in Pakistani city torches Christian homes

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Hundreds of people in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore ransacked a Christian neighborhood Saturday and torched dozens of homes after hearing reports that a Christian man had committed blasphemy against Islam’s prophet, said a police officer. Blasphemy is a serious crime in Pakistan that can carry the death penalty but sometimes outraged residents exact their own retribution for perceived […]

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Teachers get permission to carry guns in class

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It’s the law. Teachers in South Dakota can carry guns in the classroom. Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed the bill today. It appears to be the first state law in the nation that specifically allows teachers to carry firearms. Other states have gun laws that could make it possible for teachers to carry arms, but the South Dakota law is […]

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