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  • Biden: 'Shylocks' remark was a 'poor choice of words'

    "People would come to him and talk about what was happening to them at home in terms of foreclosures, in terms of bad loans that were being — I mean, these Shylocks who took advantage of these women and men while overseas," Biden said in remarks to the Legal Services Corporation.

  • Sudanese mother sentenced to death for being Christian speaks out on faith, persecution

    A Sudanese mother of two, once sentenced to hang for supposedly leaving Islam, has spoken out on why her Christian faith is so important to her.

  • Q&A: Carmen Fowler LaBerge: I'm going to say it -- the battle for marriage is lost

    The leader of the Presbyterian Lay Committee offers a candid assessment of where the culture war stands and of the biggest challenge facing Christians in the year ahead.

  • Pope urges world to shed apathy toward new threats

    REDIPUGLIA, Italy (AP) — Pope Francis urged the world Saturday to shed its apathy in the face of what he characterizes as a third world war, intoning "war is madness" at the foot of a grandiose monument to soldiers killed in World War I. Francis' aim in recalling those who died in the Great War...

  • Corrected: Cruz fundraising site was not referring to this week's controversial speech

    This post has been corrected. – Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has long spoken of Israel as Christians' greatest friend in the Middle East, as he did on Wednesday. So it shouldn't come as a surprise to learn that there exists an fundraising ad that underscores the Texas Senator's support for unity...

  • Cruz hecklers slammed as 'useful idiots' by pro-Israel Christian group

    At an event hosted by In Defense of Christians, a group dedicated to the protection of Christian communities in the Middle East, the Sen. Ted Cruz abruptly ended his speech when a small but vocal group of attendees booed him after he praised Israel.

  • Christianity grounded in the historical fact of the resurrection

    Jesus' apostles and other disciples were willing to die for him. But so what?

  • Legal scholar David Limbaugh probes Bible, finds it '99.5%' accurate

    An unusual and in depth study into the historical, documented and witnessed accuracy of the Bible finds that the story of Jesus of Nazareth is 99.5 percent true, more than any other ancient manuscript.

  • My secret shame: I'm addicted to '19 Kids and Counting'

    It was only by chance that I stumbled across the decidedly wholesome and un-artistic "19 Kids and Counting." I showed up to mock the unbridled puritanism of a bunch of freaks -- not to mention poke fun at my own family for watching such dreck -- and I never left.

  • Controversy in Venezuela over Chavez prayer

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A rewriting of the Christian Lord's Prayer to commemorate the late Hugo Chavez is causing controversy in Venezuela. Venezuela's Roman Catholic Church is denouncing the insertion of the socialist leader's name in an "untouchable" prayer. Venezuelan President Nicolas...

  • Some Christians arm as Mideast perils mount

    QAA, Lebanon (AP) — Every day around sunset, dozens of residents of this small Lebanese Christian village on the border carry their automatic rifles and deploy on surrounding hills, taking up positions and laying ambushes in case Muslim extremists from neighboring Syria attack. "We all know...

  • Members of Jewish sect leave Guatemala village

    GUATEMALA (AP) — Members of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish group were forced out of a village in western Guatemala after disputes with indigenous residents over cultural and religious differences. Misael Santos of the Lev Tahor community says the Jewish group started leaving San Juan La Laguna on...

  • Utah governor distances himself from pro-polygamy court ruling

    Gov. Gary Herbert's comment came in the wake of a ruling by a federal judge in favor of the polygamous family featured on TLC's show "Sister Wives."

  • Pope endorses Sept. 1 interreligious peace match

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is backing an interreligious soccer match that will gather greats from around the globe and is aimed at promoting peace and raising money for at-risk kids. Former Argentina great Javier Zanetti, who spent 19 seasons with Inter before retiring, said the idea for...

  • War on Christianity still alive and well in America

    I filled an entire book with examples of discrimination against Christians in this country about a decade ago, and since then, there has been little or no abatement of this practice.



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