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When NBA player Jonathan Isaac refused to kneel during the National Anthem in the midst of the Black Lives Matter protests in the summer of 2020, it sparked a new determination in him to wear his Godly principles and values on his sleeve — literally.
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The Fairfax County superintendent’s decision to defy Virginia’s newly released policy on transgender students isn’t sitting well with Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin.
Nicaragua’s government has confiscated a prestigious Jesuit-run university alleging it was a “center of terrorism,” the college said Wednesday in announcing the latest in a series of actions by authorities against the Catholic Church and opposition figures.
A GOP lawmaker has apologized for a social media post about religious freedom aimed at a pro-life activist, after conservatives and a progressive lawmaker criticized him.
Target slashed its annual earnings forecast after its quarterly sales dropped for the first time in six years, a decline attributed to inflation, retail theft, and the consumer boycott over the retail giant’s transgender-themed Pride Month collection.
It’s a safe bet that Bishop E.W. Jackson won’t take the Republican presidential primary debate stage in Milwaukee next week, but what he lacks in polls and donors, he makes up for in utter confidence.
Gender transitions take center stage in North Carolina again Wednesday as GOP supermajorities in the General Assembly attempt to override the governor’s vetoes of legislation banning gender transitions for minors and limiting transgender participation in school sports.
Last week’s constitutional amendment vote in Ohio is just the start of a wide-ranging plan to obliterate abortion limits in red states, say pro-life advocates, who are urging Republican leaders, starting with the presidential primary candidates, to fight back.
Jonathan Isaac, NBA star playing for Orlando Magic, is again taking a stand for his values, beliefs and community by launching an athletic apparel company.
A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that pro-life activists arrested for sidewalk chalking outside a Planned Parenthood during the Black Lives Matter heyday were likely victims of viewpoint discrimination, reviving a case that a lower court had dismissed.
As society navigates the percolating intensity of the culture wars, the fragility of freedom and liberty is ardently being tested. Nations predicated upon these ideals have begun to allow the erosion of what was once sacrosanct at the whim of emotive impulses and self-indulgent cultural shifts.
Texas wants Planned Parenthood to give back millions of dollars in Medicaid reimbursements — and pay far more in fines on top of that — in a lawsuit that appears to be the first of its kind brought by a state against the largest abortion provider in the U.S.
A Catholic school was within its rights to deny an art teacher a contract renewal after the instructor became pregnant out-of-wedlock, the Supreme Court of New Jersey ruled Monday.
Higher Ground is there for you if you’re seeking guidance in today’s changing world. Everett Piper, a Ph.D. and a former university president and radio host, is writing an advice column for The Times, and he wants to hear from you. If you have any moral or ethical questions for which you’d like an answer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and he may include it in the column.
Freedom of speech and religion at risk in Britain; prayer at school showdown in Texas; and growing ‘dread’ in Christian communities.
One of America’s newest Marines made history as the first Sikh to complete boot camp without having to shave his head or beard or give up the “articles of faith” that Sikhs consider sacred.
The establishment media are doing their best to scare Republicans away from running on family issues. Stampeding a herd of rabbits isn’t hard.
Sixty-nine percent of Protestant pastors in a Lifeway Research survey said they see a “growing sense of fear” among their congregants, and another 63%, that their pews are also filled with people who feel “dread” about the “future of Christianity” in America and around the world. That explains a lot.
God has called us to be Unordinary. When we follow Christ, we must be willing to stand out, to be different, to be… Unordinary.
In a city flush with crime and sin, Kings Church is bringing the Gospel into the most public of domains: The New York City subway system.
FBI Director Christopher A. Wray may have testified under oath to Congress that a memo calling out Catholics as “potential terrorists” was a “single product by a single field office.” But turns out the good director lied. Or, in deep state lingo, that he erroneously stated facts in a manner that was unintentionally false.
LISTEN: Actress Nan Gurley talks about her role as Christian hero who risked everything to hide Jews
Actress Nan Gurley discusses what it took to prepare for her protrayal of Corrie ten Boom in “The Hiding Place,” currently playing in theaters across the nation.
We turn to spiritual leaders for advice, clarity and wisdom during turmoil and uncertainty. It’s time for Christian leaders to lead their flocks into society in order to defend our faith and influence culture.
Meet the pastor, CEO and father of five who says God called him to run for president and turn things around for an America that’s “lost it’s compass, it’s soul, what it means to be an American.”
A former British army reservist will face a Nov. 16 trial on criminal charges arising from a silent prayer near an abortion clinic in Bournemouth, England, a British court said Wednesday.
An Ohio vote rejecting changes to how the state amends its constitution shows that abortion access continues to spur people to the polls, even in red states, and is ringing alarm bells among pro-life groups who want their GOP allies to fight back.
Christianity is unquestionably under assault in our relativistic, befuddled and rabidly flummoxed culture, with multiple forces increasingly placing intense pressure on the traditional beliefs that were once core to the American identity.
President Biden is hailing Ohio voters for voting down an initiative that would have required 60% support for voter-driven changes to the state constitution instead of a simple majority.
The message I keep hearing over and over again is that the Bible demands we welcome the “stranger in our midst” and that the call to secure our borders is unbiblical. Do you agree with this? What does the Bible actually say about immigration?
Pastor and businessman Ryan Binkley talks with Higher Ground’s Billy Hallowell about how God guided him to run for president in 2024.
A Georgia man stands accused of breaking into a Panama City Beach, Florida, church, purportedly vandalizing the interior and stealing electronics before baptizing himself.
A group of House Republicans is calling for the U.S. to support two prominent evangelical Christians in Finland who face a retrial on hate speech charges this month.
Fears for the future of America and the world are on the rise in American Protestant congregations, survey data from Lifeway Research revealed Tuesday.
Listen to the latest episode of Dr. Everett Piper’s podcast, “The Rebellion.”
Ohio voters will decide Tuesday whether future changes to the state constitution require a simple majority or 60% support, a decision that will have a major impact on a November fight over a pro-choice abortion measure.
A Texas school district cut short a three-week prayer campaign after an atheist group in Wisconsin sent a complaint letter.
Louisiana just signed into law a requirement that all public school administrators make sure the motto “In God We Trust” is displayed in every classroom, in every building, in every district. It’s a law that’s been passed in several other states of late as well. Praise the Lord. God is making a comeback in America.
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Families gather at libraries to pray, sing ‘God Bless America’ and join in Kirk Cameron’s story hour
Nearly 20 children gathered Saturday at their local library for story time hosted by a mother of two, who volunteered to organize a “See You at the Library” event sponsored by Brave Books and its Christian author Kirk Cameron.
The Church of Scientology called actress Leah Remini an “anti-free speech bigot” in its response to a lawsuit the former member of the church filed this week.
Authorities in Bournemouth, England, have criminally charged a British army veteran for praying silently while standing in a buffer zone outside an abortion clinic, his attorneys said Friday.
A father of seven whose home was raided by the FBI because of his pro-life activism has launched a campaign for a House seat in Pennsylvania, saying it’s time to bring back family, faith and freedom to Washington.
Alabama library cancels Kirk Cameron’s children’s book reading event, sparking First Amendment fight
Lawyers for Kirk Cameron told a public library in Alabama that it is running afoul of the First Amendment by canceling a children’s reading event just days before Mr. Cameron and female swimming and sports activist Riley Gaines were set to appear at the reading.
One of this year’s top-grossing faith-affirming films, “Jesus Revolution,” is available on Netflix in the United States, where a reported 75 million Americans are subscribers.
Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of the late evangelist Billy Graham, said this week she is preparing to meet Jesus — and every other Christian should, too.
Republican lawmakers are demanding that Planned Parenthood be investigated for possibly falsifying or misleading the federal government in requests for COVID-19 relief money.
The controversy surrounding Bud Light in the U.S. seriously cut into parent company Anheuser Busch’s bottom line, according to a recent report.
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Threats to prevent the “Growing Pains” actor from carrying out his See You At The Library event on August 5 won’t deter Kirk Cameron from “protecting the hearts and minds of children.”
“What if there is a God?” Skillet frontman John Cooper uttered this proclamation from an Indiana stage July 23 as a packed audience clung to every one of his indispensable words.
Jerry Falwell Jr. has filed a $5 million lawsuit to stop Liberty University from featuring a hologram of his late father in a planned center to honor the televangelist founder of the nation’s largest Christian university.
“It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are,” said the co-founder of the most well-known children’s brand, Roy Disney.
In the summer of 1977, nearly everyone in the country was seeing “Star Wars” or “Smokey and the Bandit” in movie theaters.