Tag: Top Stories

NFL warns Texas that its proposed ‘bathroom bill’ could jeopardize its chances to host future Super Bowls

The NFL, which just held the Super Bowl in Texas, is warning that a “bathroom bill” targeting transgender persons could jeopardize future major events in that state. League spokesman Brian McCarthy said Friday that “discriminatory” legislation would “certainly be a factor” in awarding Super Bowls. The Texas proposal would require individuals to use bathrooms that […]

George Soros: The “God” Who Should Be Jailed

“I admit that I have always harbored an exaggerated view of self-importance — to put it bluntly, I fancied myself as some kind of god.” So confessed George Soros (shown) in his 1987 book The Alchemy of Finance. George Soros’ use of past-tense verbs in the admission above might lead some readers to assume his psychological […]

Gay Clergy To No Longer Swear Celibacy

But changes thought to be put to the Church’s parliament, general synod, next month, would remove this requirement. Gay clergy would still be expected to adhere to the Church’s teaching that intercourse should only be in heterosexual marriage, but their superiors, according to the Sunday Times, will not question them on it. It follows similar […]

City of David unveils latest groundbreaking archeological discovery to mark jubilee year

Political, religious and historic luminaries gathered underground at the City of David National Park’s archeological site on Tuesday to unveil a restored 2,000-year-old road leading to the Western Wall, and condemn last week’s UN resolution against settlement construction. As rain and sleet poured down, Sephardi Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar, Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev […]

Belief in God Drops Ten Points Behind Atheism in Two Years

The number of Britons who believe in God has fallen by four percentage points in under two years, a new survey on religious attitudes has found, leaving atheism to pull significantly ahead. A YouGov poll for The Times found that the number of people professing a belief in God has dropped from 32 per cent […]

I.M.F. Stands by Christine Lagarde, Convicted of Negligence

The International Monetary Fund threw its support behind its leader, Christine Lagarde, on Monday despite her conviction in a French court on charges of misusing public funds. With international elites and their institutions facing populist criticism amid political and social change in the United States and Europe, the 24 directors of the fund decided that […]

‘Barbaric’ Duterte wants daily executions in Philippines

Philippine Catholic leaders and rights groups on Monday condemned as “barbaric” President Rodrigo Duterte’s plan to restore the death penalty and execute “five or six” criminals daily. Duterte, 71, has made reviving the death penalty in the mainly Catholic nation his top legislative priority as part of a brutal war on crime that has killed […]

Jakarta’s Christian Governor, on Trial for Blasphemy, Is Accused of ‘Blaspheming’ Again

The Christian governor of Jakarta, on trial for “blasphemy,” is now being accused of further offending Muslims’ sensibilities after saying in court that his opponents were using a verse from the Qur’an in a bid to divide people. Gov. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, an ethnic-Chinese Christian who is running for re-election next February, appeared in court […]

Babies made from three people approved in UK

Babies made from two women and one man have been approved by the UK’s fertility regulator. The historic and controversial move is to prevent children being born with deadly genetic diseases. Doctors in Newcastle – who developed the advanced form of IVF – are expected to be the first to offer the procedure and have […]

Congress Passes Bill Aimed at Addressing Worldwide Religious Persecution

The House Tuesday passed the Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act, a bill designed to “advance religious freedom globally,” following approval by the Senate last week and is now headed to the president’s desk. The bipartisan bill, authored by Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), aims to “advance religious freedom globally through enhanced diplomacy, training, counterterrorism, and foreign […]