Vice President Mike Pence traveled to Sutherland Springs to offer prayers and words of comfort to a stricken community three days after a lone gunman killed more than two dozen people during a Sunday morning church service.
By Yonat Shimron and Kimberly Winston / Religion News Service
The tax-reform package U.S. House of Representative leaders released Nov. 2 would weaken a provision in the tax code that bars churches from endorsing political candidates without jeopardizing their tax-exempt status.
By Ken Camp / Managing Editor
Does a Christian baker have the First Amendment right to refuse to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple? It depends on which Baptists you ask.
Conservative African-American clergy accused LGBT activists of hijacking the civil rights movement and launched a campaign to support a Colorado baker who refused to create a cake for a same-sex wedding.
By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
After two federal judges ruled against the Trump Administration’s latest travel ban, protesters gathered across the street from the White House to stand in solidarity with Muslims and refugees.
By Chris Matthews / Religion News Service
Muslim refugees to the United States, whose numbers have recently increased, have been far outpaced by Christians refugees over the last decade and a half.
The Supreme Court dismissed a major challenge to President Trump’s travel ban on majority-Muslim countries because it has been replaced by a new version, sending the controversy back to the starting block.
By Gregory Korte and Richard Wolf / USA Today
A federal judge in Wisconsin has ruled the U.S. tax code’s ministerial housing allowance is unconstitutional.
By David Roach / Baptist Press
The Trump Administration expanded the exemption for employers who cite moral or religious objections to providing their employees insurance coverage for birth control.
Baptist public policy advocates affirmed the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for issuing a payday and auto-title loan rule designed to rein in abusive lending practices.
Some prominent Southern Baptist leaders and other evangelicals wrote a letter to President Trump calling on him to do more to condemn white supremacists. Robert Jeffress and Jack Graham of Dallas were not among them.
By Yonat Shimron / Religion News Service
Texas officials wrote President Trump urging him to follow up on his tweeted endorsement of federal disaster relief for churches after Hurricane Harvey.