Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, said on Wednesday that when it comes to Southern Baptist churches and other Christian pastors caving in on -- between one man and one woman -- “that’s not going to happen.”
July 1, 2015, 3:52 PM EDT
June 30, 2015, 6:09 PM EDT
There are currently about 1.75 million child laborers working in Vietnam, according to the State Department’s 2014 human rights report. Communist-ruled Vietnam is one of 11 countries in the Asia-Pacific with whom the Obama administration is negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership, an ambitious free trade agreement.
June 30, 2015, 4:57 PM EDT
A recent report from the Department of Justice shows that of the nearly 12,500 illegal alien adults who were apprehended with children at the U.S. border and released between July 18, 2014, and May 26, 2015 -- whose immigration cases have been completed -- at least 84 percent did not appear in court for the final decision.
June 25, 2015, 4:32 PM EDT
When asked during a press briefing on Thursday why the State Department waited until 120 days past the federally mandated deadline to release its annual 2014 Human Rights Reports, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Tom Malinowski said he and Secretary of State John Kerry simply “decided that we wanted to release the reports at a time we would both be here to do it,” adding it was “no big deal” to postpone the report’s release well past the congressionally mandated deadline.
June 24, 2015, 12:47 PM EDT
The Department of Health and Human Services’ most recent guidelines explaining the “preventive services” mandate under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—or Obamacare—says health insurance plans must provide cost-free pap smears and mammograms to “transgender men.”
June 22, 2015, 4:41 PM EDT
Rear Amdmiral John Kirby (Ret.), a spokesperson for the State Department, announced Monday the department will publish its 2014 Human Right Reports on Thursday, June 25 – five days before the June 30 deadline for the Obama administration to wrap up negotiations with Iran over a nuclear deal.
State Dept. on Missing Legal Deadline for Human Rights Report by 113 Days: 'Of Course, We Have to Obey the Law’
June 19, 2015, 11:55 AM EDT
Despite now being 113 days past the federally mandated deadline for releasing the 2014 Human Rights Reports, Rear Adm. (ret.) John Kirby, the newly appointed spokesperson for the State Department, said during a press briefing on Thursday that “of course [Obama officials] have to obey the law” that requires the department to release the annual reports by Feb. 25.
June 16, 2015, 12:22 PM EDT
Secretary of State John Kerry said he will meet with Chinese leaders next week for the annual U.S.-China Economic and Security Dialogue and then hold “a dinner at Mount Vernon” for them.
June 15, 2015, 1:00 PM EDT
Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said last week that Congress should "keep pressing” President Barak Obama's State Department to release the federally mandated 2014 Human Rights Reports, which are 110 days past the Feb. 25 deadline as of June 15.
June 11, 2015, 3:37 PM EDT
Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said Thursday the United States should “definitely form a trade agreement” with Vietnam, which is an authoritarian state governed by a communist regime.
June 5, 2015, 11:51 AM EDT
The U.S. State Department has set a record this year in its failure to comply with the legal deadline for submitting its Country Reports on Human Rights Practices to Congress.
June 2, 2015, 4:46 PM EDT
Naghmeh Abedini, the wife of jailed Iranian-American pastor Saeed Abedini, gave a resounding testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Tuesday, saying she and her family have been able to endure the pain of his imprisonment in Iran only through “a relationship with God, through the price that Jesus Christ paid on the cross.”
May 27, 2015, 5:09 PM EDT
The State Department is now 92 days past the legally mandated Feb. 25 deadline for releasing its annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices and has not yet scheduled a date to release them.
May 27, 2015, 10:03 AM EDT
President Barack Obama’s State Department has set a 20-year record in delaying the release of its annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, which the law mandates must be released by Feb. 25. The reports are now 91 days late.
May 21, 2015, 4:19 PM EDT
Robert Gates, president of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), said the orgnization's "status quo" on membership, which prohibits openly homosexual adults, could not be sustained and strongly suggested that the BSA fall in line with the pro-gay "changes taking place" in America today, during a speech at the BSA National Annual Meeting on Thursday.
May 15, 2015, 2:10 PM EDT
Rep. Dina Titus (D-Nev.) on Thursday would not answer whether a human being conceived in rape has a right to life, saying, “that’s not a yes-or-no question” before refusing to elaborate.
May 14, 2015, 4:38 PM EDT
Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) said Wednesday that a human being conceived as a result of rape is “a life,” and added that she is “a no-exceptions person” when it comes to defending life. She also noted that polls show Americans know that at 20 weeks (five months) a “baby can live outside of the womb, and “that over 60 percent – and that’s Democratic and Republican -- they agree that we shouldn’t be taking that life.”
May 13, 2015, 4:15 PM EDT
House Representative Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) said Wednesday that human beings conceived in rape “absolutely” have a right to life.
May 13, 2015, 3:50 PM EDT
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) cannot say how many illegal aliens it has refused to prosecute under President Barack Obama’s prosecutorial discretion directives, according to a report released by the department’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG).
May 12, 2015, 2:31 PM EDT
The number of Americans who identify with Christianity has dropped substantially in the last eight years, while those who don't affiliate with any religion continue to grow in numbers, a recent study by the PEW Research Center shows.