The famed Ground Zero Cross won’t be removed from The National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum for now. CBN News reports, The U.S. 2nd Court of Appeal rejected a challenge to the cross by The American Atheists on Monday.
The cross, found in the rubble of the World Trade Center buildings became a strong symbol for rescue workers and victims’ families in the aftermath of Sept. 11.
But the atheist group said acknowledging faith amounts to improper “religious promotion.“
The court disagreed. The Supreme Court has long held that accurately telling human history often requires referring to religion.
The media has blasted out the breaking news of an alarmingly hostile, hateful world in the last several months. How should we as Christians react to the mounting mayhem, especially directed at fellow believers?
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, which received $2,302,026 in government grants in 2011-2012, is facing a legal challenge from the mother of a 13-year-old girl who was taken to the facility by her abuser to have an abortion.
"Dear?" The only response this elicits is a distracted "Hmm," accompanied by the rustle of a newspaper. "Could I talk to you?" Again a reply of "Hmmm," followed by silence. Then footsteps are heard walking away. Have you ever experienced something similar?
Thanks for agreeing to this exchange about the nature and meaning of marriage. My experience with exercises like this one, conducted in a spirit of friendship and goodwill, is that they lead to deeper understanding, even if the interlocutors do not achieve agreement.
Persecution of Christians in Syria is part of the worst displacement of religious communities in recent history, according to a recently released report from the U.S. State Department.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's recent attempts at Biblical proof-texting clearly evidences that she, like many politicians, is a pawn being used in a scheme much larger than American politics.
U.S. President Barack Obama has been declared persona non grata in the small Russian republic of Chechnya.
Meriam Ibrahim, arrested last August in Sudan and sentenced to death after being accused by family members of apostasy and adultery, was not only pressured to recant her Christian faith and thereby nullify her marriage, but was kept in shackles while giving birth to her second child in prison. At least one Christian woman, also from Africa, was lauding the 27-year-old's resilience, and thanking her for bearing "heroic witness to the virtues of faith, marriage, and motherhood."
The Delta Aquarids meteor shower 2014 will peak on July 29-30, and analysts have indicated that the absence of a bright moon in the sky could help create an extremely good viewing experience for skygazers.
An appeals court has ruled in favor of a small diocese in Illinois that broke away from The Episcopal Church over theological differences, including the appointment of openly gay Gene Robinson as bishop.
President Obama has nominated Rabbi David Saperstein to be the next ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom at the State Department, a position that has been vacant since late last year. The announcement on Monday also marks the first time that a non-Christian will hold the job, which was created in 1998.
Virginia's amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman was struck down Monday after a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond ruled 2-1 that gay couples have a constitutional right to marry that trumps state marriage laws.
In thinking about the issue, "How should marriage be defined?" I want to begin with two Vermonters, Ann and Ellen, who have been together as a couple for more than thirty years.
When a fire razed Bruce Kroll's Culver's Restaurant in Platteville, Wisconsin, last November his 40 employees weren't sure if they still had jobs. When Kroll told them what he would do for them, however, they were stunned.
An appeals court has ruled against an atheist organization who was suing to have a cross removed from the National September 11 Museum.