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Mike Pompeo tells Christian conservatives we will lead on religious liberty

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday dismissed critics that panned his decision to address a conference of religious conservatives while vowing that the Trump administration will go to the mat for religious liberty and human dignity across the globe.


p>Speaking at Family Research Council’s annual Values Voters Summit, Mr. …

Dana Zzyym, intersex person, can't be denied passport, judge rules


p>A federal judge ruled Wednesday the State Department must give a passport to an individual who identifies as neither male or female, saying the agency’s binary classification is irrational.

U.S. District Judge R. Brooke Jackson, an Obama appointee, said Dana Zzyym, a U.S. Navy veteran who identifies as intersex, …

Feds plan funding boost to fight assaults on Native women

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department will double the funding it grants tribes for public safety programs and crime victims as it seeks to tackle the high-rates of violence against Native American women, a top official said.


p>In an interview, the Justice Department’s third-highest ranking official told The …

Mark Saltzman, ex-'Sesame Street' writer, confirms Bert and Ernie are gay

Mark Saltzman, a former longtime script writer for “Sesame Street,” has confirmed the longstanding rumor that Bert and Ernie are a gay couple.


p>Mr. Saltzman, who came out as gay while writing for “Sesame Street” in the 1980s, told LGBTQ lifestyle website Queerty in an interview this week that he …

2 million U.S. teens are vaping marijuana

A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening health concerns about the new popularity of vaping among teens.


p>E-cigarettes typically contain nicotine, but many of the battery-powered devices can vaporize other substances, including marijuana. Results published Monday mean 2.1 million middle …

Carrie Underwood reveals she had 3 miscarriages in 2 years

NEW YORK (AP) — Carrie Underwood says she turned to God after experiencing three miscarriages in two years.


p>The 35-year-old country singer and former “American Idol” champion told “CBS Sunday Morning” she got pregnant in early 2017 and it “didn’t work out.” She had a second miscarriage later that year …

It's time for Christians to come together, embrace call of unity



To many, it’s an overused, overrated word that conjures of visions of hippies calling for world peace.

For others, a cry for unity is synonymous to a call for compromise, concession and a loss of individual conviction.


p>Yet, Scripture calls for the unity of believers throughout the New …