• AP Religion Jan 4

    Faith Leaders Urge Congress to Honor Election Result

    More than 2,000 faith leaders and religious activists are calling on members of Congress to honor the result of November’s election

  • Donald Trump Nov 12, 2017

    Allegations Against Roy Moore Roil US Evangelical Ranks

    For many evangelicals, fiery Alabama politician and judge Roy Moore has been a longtime hero. Others have sometimes cringed at his heated rhetoric and bellicose style. Now, as Moore’s Republican U.S. Senate campaign is imperiled by allegations of sexual overtures to a 14-year-old girl when he was in his 30s, there’s an outpouring of impassioned and soul-searching discussion in evangelical...

  • ROY MOORE Nov 11, 2017

    Drawing Mary and Joseph Into Moore Controversy Raises Ire

    An Alabama state official is citing the Bible to defend the Republican U.S. Senate candidate accused of sexual advances on girls. State auditor Jim Ziegler says “Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter,” suggesting that Roy Moore acted in a divine tradition if he in fact made sexual advances toward a 14-year-old girl. Theologians and pastors, among...

  • United States Jun 14, 2017

    Southern Baptist Convention in Uproar Over ‘Alt-Right'

    A national meeting of Southern Baptists will consider condemning the political movement known as the “alt-right” amid an uproar over the denomination’s commitment to confronting prejudice. Leaders of the faith group initially refused to take up a proposal that they repudiate the political group that emerged dramatically during the U.S. presidential election, mixing racism, white nationalism and populism. Barrett Duke,...

  • Donald Trump Jun 10, 2017

    Several Arrests Made at Anti-Islamic Law Rallies Across US

    Demonstrators at small but raucous gatherings around the country Saturday raised the specter that extremist interpretations of Islamic law might somehow spread across the U.S., but many of the rallies drew even more boisterous counter-protests by people who called such fears unfounded. Hundreds of counter-protesters marched through downtown Seattle, banging drums, cymbals and cowbells behind a large sign saying “Seattle...

  • Donald Trump Jun 10, 2017

    Marches Against Islamic Law to Be Held Bring ‘Stress and Pressure' for Muslim Leaders

    Marches against Islamic law were planned Saturday in more than two dozen cities across the United States, but scholars and others say the protesters are stoking unfounded fears and promoting a distorted and prejudiced view of the religion. The group organizing the rallies, ACT for America, claims Shariah “is incompatible with Western democracy and the freedoms it affords.” But most...

  • Donald Trump May 13, 2017

    Trump to Liberty U Grads: Relish Being an ‘Outsider'

    Donald Trump, the real estate mogul-turned-president, offered simple words of advice to university graduates Saturday as he urged them to follow their convictions, prepare to face criticism and relish the opportunity to be an “outsider.” “It’s the outsiders who change the world,” Trump declared in his first commencement address to more than 18,000 graduates of Liberty University, a Christian school...

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