As congregations continue to leave the United Methodist Church mainline Protestant denomination over division on LGBTQ issues, 249 North Carolina congregations disaffiliated from the UMC on Saturday, the Christian Post (CP) reports.
Sixty-six clinics in 14 states have stopped providing abortions since the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade in June, Politico reports. Twenty-six of these clinics have closed down altogether, including the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which was at the center of the case through which Roe was reversed.
Nearly two dozen states are sending National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to help federal immigration officials grapple with an unprecedented surge of undocumented migrants.
Thirty-one North Carolina United Methodist Church (UMC) congregations that oppose the denomination’s stance on LGBTQ issues have threatened legal action if they are prevented from exiting the UMC immediately and without having to follow a 2019 approved disaffiliation plan which some churches say is onerous, Religion News Service (RNS) reports.
A federal judge on Wednesday reinstated a decades-old North Carolina ban on abortions performed after 20 weeks of gestation, citing the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision allowing states to freely regulate procedures to terminate pregnancy.
The House of Representatives passed a bill on Thursday that would prohibit states from limiting the possession and distribution of contraceptives and abortifacients, even if they have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that Republican lawmakers in North Carolina can intervene in a lawsuit challenging a voter-ID law that they believed the state’s Democratic attorney general was unlikely to defend strongly enough.
Presidents typically say a few words before they turn legislation into law. But Joe Biden flipped the script Tuesday when it came time to put his signature on the Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act.
The Supreme Court on Monday denied efforts by Republicans in North Carolina and Pennsylvania to block state court-ordered congressional maps favoring Democrats.
U.S. President Joe Biden decided Wednesday that thousands of additional U.S. troops would be sent to Eastern Europe amid fears of an imminent Russian invasion into Ukraine.
President Biden has ordered the Pentagon to send over 3,000 U.S. troops to assist in the defense of European allies amid the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
The Supreme Court this week announced that it would hear two cases challenging the practice by some U.S. universities of using the race of an applicant as one of the factors that affect admissions.
China warned Wednesday it would retaliate with “a counterattack” against those questioning whether the coronavirus leaked from its labs after U.S. President Joe Biden indicated he would make public findings of an intelligence investigation into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Confirming the effectiveness of pro-life Crisis Pregnancy Centers, a new study has found that abortion-minded women who visit such a center are 30% more likely to decide on keeping their babies, Life News reports. The study was carried out by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and published in the journal “Plos One” in July.
The preaching grandson of the late evangelist Billy Graham was released from hospital after battling the Delta variant of the coronavirus and pneumonia, his mother confirmed.
A new study released this week, shows a sharp drop in support for Israel among Evangelicals aged 18 to 29 that could have “dramatic implications” on long-term US-Israel relations.
A new survey points to a growing divide in the US between young evangelical Christians and their elders, particularly in their views on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, indicating Israel could see a significant drop in support in coming years.
Conservative lawmakers in over thirty US states have introduced legislation to prohibit transgender youth from competing in female sports, the American Family Association reports.
House Republicans, eager to elevate border security to a top 2022 campaign issue, said Monday they would revive the now-stalled construction of the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border that was championed by former President Donald Trump and nixed by President Joe Biden.
Bernard L. Madoff, the financier who pleaded guilty and expressed remorse for orchestrating perhaps the largest Ponzi scheme in history, has died in federal prison, officials confirmed.