“In America we cannot have a group say, if you don’t agree with me, I will silence you and make sure you cannot operate,” Senator James Lankford (R-Okla.) said on Tuesday in reference to preserving religious liberty for faith-based groups in light of the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize homosexual marriage.
July 21, 2015, 9:22 AM EDT
Sixty-eight congressional Democrats have signed a letter to Education Secretary Arne Duncan, asking the Education Department to “use every avenue at its disposal to protect LGBT students from discriminatory school environments.”
July 16, 2015, 1:35 PM EDT
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said the four American hostages being held in Iran should not have been released as a pre-condition to the Iran nuclear deal, but she added that because “we have a nuclear agreement,that a much brighter light is being shone on the prisoners of conscience in Iran.”
Barry Lynn: Christian College Denying Married Housing to Same-Sex Couples ‘Would be on the Edge of Indefensible’
July 7, 2015, 5:58 PM EDT
A Christian college that accepts government funding but refuses to allow a same-sex married couple to live in housing for married students would be “on the edge of the indefensible,” Americans United for Separation of Church and State executive director Rev. Barry Lynn said Tuesday.
July 2, 2015, 10:14 AM EDT
Beginning in seventh grade, public school students in the Virginia suburbs outside Washington, D.C., will be taught about “sexual orientation terms,” including heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality – “and the gender identity term transgender,” according to a newly adopted sex education curriculum.
July 1, 2015, 2:20 PM EDT
Conservative and religious leaders gathered outside of the Supreme Court Sunday evening to pray for the nation and affirm the traditional definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman following the Supreme Court’s decision Friday to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states.
June 19, 2015, 6:47 PM EDT
“I’m betting that when it comes to doing the right and good thing, the Little Sisters of the Poor know better than the regulators of the Department of Health and Human Services,” former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said on Friday.
Lawmaker to Vilsack: In Your Thinking, What’s the Limit to ‘the Role of the State in Caring for Our Kids?’
June 17, 2015, 7:02 PM EDT
Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) challenged Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Tuesday about the extent of the role he believed the federal government should have in school lunch programs.
June 4, 2015, 9:04 AM EDT
Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley, the former governor of Maryland, said Wednesday that as President he would be “guided by the truth that we should keep families together and not break families up” and that he would “continue to push for immigration reform through Congress until we get it done.”
June 2, 2015, 9:16 AM EDT
A Native American tribe scored another victory last week in its nine-year battle to legally use eagle feathers in traditional worship ceremonies.
May 27, 2015, 4:20 PM EDT
The California State Assembly passed legislation Tuesday that would require licensed pregnancy centers to post a message providing contact information for low-cost contraception and abortion.
May 22, 2015, 1:12 PM EDT
Representative Diane Black (R-Tenn.) introduced the Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act of 2015 last week along with Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.), and Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA). The legislation would make the current adoption tax credit fully refundable in order to help lower-income families offset the costs of adoption.
May 19, 2015, 8:17 PM EDT
D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, a Democrat, argued for defunding the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship (OSP) Program on May 14 during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Field Hearing at Archbishop Carroll High School in the District, where more than half the student body is able to attend due to the scholarship program.
May 18, 2015, 1:56 PM EDT
When asked about the civil unrest and violence that recently occurred in Baltimore, Md., and in Ferguson, Mo., and whether the culture for teenagers today puts “too much” pressure on mothers in parenting, Jackie Griffin, mother of Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III said, “It’s never too much, we can never give up on our kids, I don’t care what they’re doing.”
Fairfax County School Board Member: Vote to Adopt ‘Gender Identity’ Protection Is ‘Federal Overreach'
May 15, 2015, 12:17 PM EDT
“We have a significant battle on the forefront of federal overreach, all the way down to a local school board level that comes into every single community, in every town, in every district, in every jurisdiction across the United States if we are to allow the federal government to dictate this language. And if they can dictate this, what can’t they dictate?” a Fairfax County School Board member asked.
May 14, 2015, 2:16 PM EDT
Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) would not directly answer whether a human being conceived in rape has a right to life when asked by CNSNews.com following a press conference Wednesday on the re-introduction of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
May 7, 2015, 3:14 PM EDT
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott spoke at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast on Thursday morning of the “urgent need to pray” in the United States, where we see “assaults on faith continuing to expand.”
May 7, 2015, 2:52 PM EDT
The federal Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) is demanding that the Fairfax County Public Schools in Northern Virginia, just outside the nation’s capital, adopt a policy on “gender identity,” applicable to transgender teachers and students, or risk losing the federal funds they receive for their schools.
May 7, 2015, 6:57 AM EDT
A new report released by the Family Research Council’s Marriage and Religion Research Institute (MARRI) says that only 16 percent of 15- to 17-year-old teens in Baltimore have been raised in an intact, married family.
May 5, 2015, 12:32 PM EDT
Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Tuesday that the Obama administration’s proposed agreement with Iran on uranium enrichment and nuclear energy, due to be finalized in June, “should be considered as a treaty.” He also praised the legislative efforts to disapprove the agreement but said he would have preferred a treaty ratification vote by the U.S. Senate on the proposal.