Liberals attack Santorum's 'vile' religious views

Rick Santorum, known for his conservative Catholic views on the family and human sexuality, has always made abortion and same-sex marriage key components of his campaigns, making him a pariah to many left-leaning journalists and celebrities. As the candidate announced his run for the White House May 27, he steered clear of social issues, but liberal detractors still piled on.

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Graham's 'River City' Festival of Hope starts live tonight in Florida

Just up river from where Billy Graham preached his first sermon in Palatka, Fla. folks will gather this weekend in for a 3-day Festival of Hope in Jacksonville's River City. "Jacksonville is ripe for the harvest and we're really excited about that," Festival Director Eric Boutieller said about event with Franklin Graham, beginning Friday and continuing through Saturday and Sunday. All three events can be viewed online.

One Million Moms urges FOX to drop 'Lucifer'

One Million Moms and its affiliate the American Family Association are encouraging constituents to sign petitions asking Fox Network to drop its plans to air its new series Lucifer set to launch in 2016.

Southern Baptist volunteers on hold to help flooded Houston

With flash flood warnings waking residents of America's fourth largest city today, yesterday's hope of receding waters have hampered volunteers who are waiting to descend on the city to help. "The water has to go down before we can do anything, but when it does we will be quick to mobilize our recovery and feeding units," Scottie Stice, director of Disaster Relief Ministries for the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention told Christian Examiner early this morning.

Santorum promises to defeat ISIS if elected president

Hoping to mirror the success of past presidents who were elected after an unsuccessful first run for the White House, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum has entered the 2016 presidential race. The Republican challenger faces long odds, but one Iowa political scientist says he still could do well in the primaries.

Alabama judge attempts to 'save face' in same-sex marriage license dispute

An attempt to "save face" is how Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore interpreted a stay of action issued on May 21 by U.S. District Judge Callie Granade after she first ordered all probate judges in the state to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. "She knows she doesn't have the authority. That's why she issued the stay of her own order," Moore told FRC's Tony Perkins.

Chinese woman sues government over forced sterilization

A lawsuit against the Chinese government over a woman's forced sterilization went unheard in January after the court refused to hear the case. Recent revisions in China's judicial process however could breath new life into the dispute and inspire others to file similar legal action.

Pregnant Boko Haram victims pushed to abort babies conceived by rape

Vulnerable women impregnated by rape while captives of Boko Haram terrorists now face further devastation by being pressured to abort their unborn. The United Nations Population Fund reportedly is encouraging pregnant Boko Haram rape victims to abort their unborn babies despite cultural objections to the procedure.

Southern Baptist volunteers on hold to help flooded Houston

With flash flood warnings waking residents of America's fourth largest city today, yesterday's hope of receding waters have hampered volunteers who are waiting to descend on the city to help. "The water has to go down before we can do anything, but when it does we will be quick to mobilize our recovery and feeding units," Scottie Stice, director of Disaster Relief Ministries for the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention told Christian Examiner early this morning.

Texas governor pledges to pray for flood victims; disaster relief volunteers mobilized

Pledging prayer for the families impacted by deadly flooding across the state of Texas -- Governor Greg Abbott added Houston to counties where he had already declared a state of emergency following 11 inches of rain Sunday night. "My prayers go out to the families that have been impacted by the flooding," he said. Meanwhile faith-based groups continue to assess damage and are offering clean-up and assistance to the storm weary.

Luther's original notes discovered

A book by the Protestant Reformer Martin Luther, containing his handwritten notes for a second edition, has been discovered in a library in northern France near where the book received its second printing.

Savage sexual violence, burning alive is ISIS 'tactic of terrorism' UN reports

United Nations special representative on sexual violence in conflict has reported that a recent tour of refugee camps in Iraq and Syria reveals ISIS victims experience the worst sex crimes ever committed in times of conflict. A U.S. envoy to the United Nations has called ISIS "sadistic sexual acts" a "systematic war on women" and is calling for a worldwide response to the women who have escaped sexual slavery.

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'Follow in unity, not uniformity' David Uth says after Ben Carson disinvite

Southern Baptist mega-church pastor David Uth, a speaker at the 2015 SBC Pastors' Conference in Columbus, Ohio, in June, talks about the pressure of leading with strong convictions and trying to appease others following the announcement Ben Carson, the newly declared GOP candidate, had been disinvited to speak at the same meeting.

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