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  • US launches first airstrikes in Iraq

    August 8, 2014 8:19 AM

    NEW DELHI - The Pentagon says two U.S. fighter jets dropped bombs on Islamic militants in Iraq towing artillery outside Irbil near U.S. personnel. Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby says two F/A-18 jets dropped 500-pound bombs on a piece of artillery and the truck towing it. President Barack... more »
  • Thousands celebrate Easter in Holy Land

    April 20, 2014 11:29 AM

    JERUSALEM - Thousands of pilgrims from around the world are celebrating Easter in the Holy Land, commemorating the day when according to Christian tradition Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem two millennia ago. Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal led Mass at the Holy Sepulcher church in Jerusalem on Sunday. The site is... more »
  • Religious about-face: school district approves books

    November 26, 2013 10:25 PM

    AMITE- A Christian author will be able to sell her books as part of a school fundraiser the school board in Tangipahoa Parish decided recently. The board previously told Angela Bertone she could not sell her books because of the contents. Bertone argued it was unfair. "I felt... more »
  • Author brawls with school district over Halloween books Play Video

    October 18, 2013 10:31 PM

    HAMMOND - A Christian author is fighting with the Tangipahoa Parish School District over what she claims to be a violation of her religious freedom. Angela Bertone offered her children books for fundraising purposes but the district tossed them aside because of their Christian message and federal law preventing... more »
  • Christian school's lawsuit may test court ruling

    January 30, 2013 2:43 AM

    LOS ANGELES - A lawsuit by a Southern California Christian school against two former teachers who refused to provide proof of their faith could pose one of the first court tests of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on religious freedom. A legal expert said last year's ruling that religious workers... more »
  • Govt appeals judge's contraceptive mandate ruling

    January 15, 2013 4:30 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is appealing a judge's order that is temporarily preventing the government from forcing a Christian publishing company to provide its employees with certain contraceptives under the new health care law. In November, U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton granted a preliminary injunction sought by Tyndale House... more »
  • Christian group lists the world's worst persecutors

    January 8, 2013 6:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - North Korea continues to be the worst country in the world to be a Christian, according to the new World Watch List released by Open Doors USA. The list ranks North Korea as the world's worst persecutor of Christians for the 11th year in a row, followed by... more »
  • Mitt Romney meets with Rev. Billy Graham

    October 11, 2012 5:25 PM

    MONTREAT, N.C. - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney met Thursday with Rev. Billy Graham, and the aging evangelist pledged to do "all I can" to help the GOP nominee win the presidency. Romney went to see Graham and his son, the Rev. Franklin Graham, at the elderly evangelist's mountaintop home... more »
  • Scholar: Jesus talks of wife in ancient script

    September 18, 2012 4:16 PM

    BOSTON - A Harvard University professor has unveiled a fourth century fragment of papyrus that she says is the only existing ancient text that quotes Jesus explicitly referring to having a wife. Karen King, an expert in the history of Christianity, says the text contains a dialogue in which Jesus... more »
  • Batman star Christian Bale visits shooting victims

    July 24, 2012 5:02 PM

    AURORA, Colo. - Batman star Christian Bale is in Colorado visiting victims of the shooting at a theater showing "The Dark Knight Rises." A Warner Bros. spokeswoman told The Denver Post on Tuesday that Bale was representing himself, not the movie studio. Carey Rottman, one of the 58 people injured... more »
  • UL Lafayette gay studies minor under fire

    July 13, 2012 11:52 AM

    LAFAYETTE - The head of a prominent conservative Christian group in Louisiana is critical of the University of Louisiana-Lafayette for offering a new minor in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies. The Advocate reports that the area of study was first offered in the spring. Louisiana Family Forum President Gene... more »
  • Birth control debate brings Catholics and Evangelicals together

    February 25, 2012 1:44 PM

    RALEIGH, N.C.- The support shown by evangelical Christian leaders for Roman Catholics in a dispute with the Obama administration over birth control would have been hard to imagine a generation ago. Contraception was once a wedge between Catholics, who have historically opposed it, and Protestants, who don't generally object to... more »
  • Florida minister has no plans to cancel Quran burning

    September 8, 2010 1:16 PM

    The leader of a small Florida church that espouses anti-Islam philosophy says he is going forward with his plans to burn copies of the Quran on Sept. 11 despite pressure from the White House, religious leaders and others to call it off. Pastor Terry Jones told a press conference... more »
  • Experts ask why Louisiana wasn't a "Race to the Top" winner

    August 25, 2010 1:59 PM

    An article on The Christian Science Monitor's website is attempting to answer what many in Louisiana have been asking after the latest winners were announced in the "Race to the Top" competition. Why wasn't Louisiana, which has been recently praised for education reform, among those getting a slice of... more »
  • White House says Obama is Christian, prays daily

    August 19, 2010 1:09 PM

    The White House says President Barack Obama is a Christian who prays daily. White House spokesman Bill Burton made the remark Thursday, hours after a poll showed 18 percent of Americans think Obama is Muslim, up from 11 percent who thought so last year. A third think he's... more »

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