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Why This Lesbian Catholic Is Supporting The National Weekend Of Prayer For Transgender Justice

The weekend of March 24-26, 2017 has been established as a National Weekend of Prayer for Transgender Justice. There are many reasons this commemoration is needed right now. The March 22 murder of Alphonza Watson in Baltimore brought...Show More Summary

Remembering Linda, Keeping Her in Prayer

On Friday night, I heard a laugh I hadn’t heard in a very long time. I was while I was about to walk back into National Review’s offices on Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. The laugh was unmistakable. It was the consoling laughter of Dorothy McCartney, longtime research director of National Review. Show More Summary

Faith Leaders Gather to Pray for Justice and Equality for the Transgender Community

This weekend more than 125 congregations from a variety of faith practices will be participating in National Weekend of Prayer for Transgender Justice. HRC is proud to be a sponsor of the event and HRC Foundation’s Religion and Faith...Show More Summary

Arnold Schwarzenegger Mocks Donald Trump’s Lousy Approval Ratings

When Arnold Schwarzenegger was Donald Trump’s replacement as host Celebrity Apprentice, The President of the United States liked to mock Arnold’s ratings whenever possible, including at the National Prayer Breakfast. Now that Schwarzenegger’s...Show More Summary

The Latest: Feds seek justice in Navajo officer's killing

The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Navajo Nation police officer in New Mexico (all times local): 5:40 p.m. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says his thoughts and prayers … Click to Continue »

Why Did Officials in Mission Viejo (CA) Let a Church Rent Public Space Worth $51,765 for Only $25?

According to atheists in Mission Viejo, California, the City Council allowed a local church to rent out a community center, school field, and spotlight generator for their National Day of Prayer event for less than 0.01% of its actual cost.

The Power of Ethical Congruence

Senate chaplain Barry Black reflects on 14 years of pastoring politicians. When Senate chaplain Barry Black finished his keynote address at the National Prayer Breakfast on February 2, the normally restrained crowd of religious leaders, politicians, and visiting dignitaries jumped to their feet and cheered wildly. Show More Summary

Inside the 'Save the Storks' Anti-Abortion Van That Offers Prayer to Desperate Pregnant Women

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD—Behind Ken Bone’s “Bone Zone” and rows of booths handing out “Socialism Sucks” posters at a swag-filled hall within the Conservative Political Action Conference sits a shiny blue Mercedes van that reads “Free Ultrasound Pregnancy & STI Testing.” The oversized van, which costs around $150,000 and… Read more...

Doug Coe, spiritual power broker who convened National Prayer Breakfast, dies at 88

The lay minister was described as one of the most influential evangelicals in the United States.

Died: Doug Coe, Humble Faith in the Halls of Power

His Fellowship is the force behind DC discipleship and the National Prayer Breakfast. Doug Coe, the Washington DC pastor and power broker best known for organizing the network of Christian leaders responsible for the annual National Prayer Breakfast, died Tuesday afternoon. Show More Summary

How much does the Johnson Amendment curtail church freedom?

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By Elizabeth Schmidt, Professor of Practice, Nonprofit Organizations; Social & Environmental Enterprises, University of Massachusetts Amherst. On National Prayer Breakfast day in early February, President Donald Trump repeated a pledge he had made several times on the campaign trail that...

Religious freedom could top Sessions civil rights priorities

When President Donald Trump spoke to the National Prayer Breakfast this month, he underscored his vow to defend the religious rights of the conservative Christians who helped propel him to … Click to Continue »

Trump’s vow to ‘destroy’ Johnson Amendment could wreak havoc on charitable world

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President Donald Trump recently pledged to “destroy” the Johnson Amendment, a 63-year-old law that bans charities from engaging in political activities. As Trump said this at the National Prayer Breakfast, his focus was on permitting religious groups to play a more vocal role in political...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

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Tens of thousands of Indonesians gathered at the national mosque in the capital on Saturday for mass prayers urging people to vote for a Muslim governor of the city as the country prepares for regional elections this week. The crowds overflowed from Istiqlal Mosque in the heart of Jakarta into the surrounding streets. Show More Summary

Mass prayers draw thousands as Indonesia readies elections

Tens of thousands gathered at the national mosque in Jakarta for mass prayers on Saturday urging Indonesians to vote for Muslims in city and district elections being held across the … Click to Continue »

Arnold Schwarzenegger Won’t Stop Until He Gets an Apology in Aftermath Trailer

It’s going to take more than a President Trump-led national prayer for Arnold Schwarzenegger to find peace in the trailer for Aftermath. In the upcoming movie, formerly known as 478, the Celebrity Apprentice host loses his wife and daughter in a plane crash. After their deaths he takes it upon ... More »

Unlike all previous U.S. presidents, Trump almost never mentions democratic ideals

As many have noted, when President Donald J. Trump speaks publicly, his rhetorical style is quite different from that of previous presidents. From the inauguration to his National Prayer Breakfast address to his provocative tweets, the president seems to speak just to his supporters. He regularly wields the language of violence and destruction against those […]

Donald Trump, the Johnson Amendment, and Church-State Relations

President Trump's announcement last week at the National Prayer Breakfast that he intends to "destroy" the Johnson Amendment has turned heads in the nation's houses of worship. The Johnson Amendment, enacted in 1954, changed federal tax law to discourage pastors from engaging in partisan political activity. Show More Summary

Why Repeal the Johnson Amendment and Leave President Obama’s EO on LGBT Workplace “Protections” in Place?

At the National Prayer Breakfast this week in Washington, President Trump reaffirmed his commitment to repeal the Johnson Amendment. The Johnson Amendment has been used for decades by the American left to muzzle pastors and churches from having any voice in public policy. Show More Summary


ANDREW KLAVAN REPORTS BACK FROM THE NATIONAL PRAYER BREAKFAST: It was clear that Trump was out of place at the gathering, that he simply does not have the language and behavior of Christian spirituality in him, even to use (as so many pols do) as a cover for hypocrisy. I suspect President Trump does not see himself […]

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