Articles from Washington Times - faith and family

Illegal immigrant family detention facilities below capacity

The government pays for thousands of detention beds for illegal immigrant families, but nearly 40 percent of them were sitting unused in late June, even as the Department of Homeland Security was rushing to release parents and children into communities.


p>The empty beds were revealed in court documents late last …

The Bible remains a 'powerful, transformative tool' in American culture: Poll

The Bible remains a fixture in American culture and lifestyle according to the “State of the Bible” report, an annual poll conducted by the Barna Group, a California-based research organization, and the American Bible Society.


p>”The results show that, despite shifting cultural trends, Americans still read the Word, and it …

Trump ambassador pressed U.K. on Tommy Robinson, jailed anti-Muslim activist: Report

President Trump’s ambassador for international religious freedom has raised concerns with the British government over the treatment of a jailed anti-Muslim activist known as Tommy Robinson, Reuters reported Friday.


p>The envoy, Sam Brownback, discussed the activist during a meeting last month with Sir Kim Darroch, the British ambassador to the …

Feds claim success after 57 of 103 border children back with parents

The administration said Thursday it’s managed to reunite 57 of the 103 very young children taken from illegal immigrant parents at the border as an effect of President Trump’s zero-tolerance policy.


p>The government says the other 46 adults didn’t end up qualifying for getting children back, sometimes because officials proved …

Schumer: Trump's Supreme Court pick must divulge thoughts on Roe v. Wade

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer launched a preemptive attack Monday on President Trump’s looming Supreme Court pick, saying the nominee must “share their personal views” on abortion in order to be confirmed.


p>Mr. Schumer, New York Democrat, said senators should no longer accept general promises of fealty to precedent, …

Donald Trump defends U.S. position against international breastfeeding resolution

President Trump rejected accusations on Monday from a New York Times report that said the U.S. worked against a breastfeeding amendment at the World Health Assembly.

Mr. Trump said the country “strongly supports” breastfeeding, but the issue the U.S. representatives had was with denying access to formula.

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Jimmy Carter: 'I believe that Jesus would approve of gay marriage,' some abortions

Former President Jimmy Carter declared Sunday that Jesus Christ would approve of same-sex marriages and abortions in the case of rape, incest and danger to the mother.


p>In an interview with HuffPost Live, the 39th president, a “born again Christian,” spoke about how his faith has shaped his life and …

Pramila Jayapal: Immigrant parents in custody given list of children who weren't theirs

Rep. Pramila Jayapal said Monday that immigrant parents were given the wrong list of children by the Trump administration.


p>Ms. Jayapal, Washington Democrat, visited more than 170 women who were arrested and separated from their children at the border earlier in June. The congresswoman revisited the center June 23 to …