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Patricia Heaton asks why 'any civilized person' would support the Democratic Party

Actress Patricia Heaton questioned Wednesday why any “civilized person” would support the Democratic Party given its “barbaric” stance on abortion.


p>”I don’t understand why pro-life people want to know if they are ‘welcome’ to join the Democrat party,” Ms. Heaton tweeted to her 427,000 followers. “Why would any civilized person …

'Born Alive Child Physician Relationship' Act in Colorado defeated by Democrats

DENVER — Colorado Democrats defeated Tuesday a bill to require doctors to treat infants born alive after a botched abortion over the objections of Republicans who said the legislation was needed to prevent infanticide.


p>The Born Alive Child Physician Relationship Act was defeated on a 6-3 party-line vote after being …

Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union 'proud' to support 12-year-old transgender daughter

Former NBA star Dwyane Wade and his wife, actress Gabrielle Union, are being wildly praised among the LGBTQ community after revealing their 12-year-old daughter is transgender.


p>”Me and my wife, my wife Gabrielle Union, we are proud parents of a child in the LGBTQ+ community and we’re proud allies as …

Pope Francis avoids question of married priests in Amazon document

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis declined Wednesday to approve the ordination of married men to address the priest shortage in the Amazon, sidestepping a fraught issue that has dominated debate in the Catholic Church and even involved retired Pope Benedict XVI.


p>In an eagerly-awaited document, Francis didn’t even refer …

Dov Hikind, Jewish Democrat, booted from Rashida Tlaib event: 'What about your anti-Semitism?'

Former Democratic New York state assemblyman Dov Hikind was escorted by police out of an event featuring Rep. Rashida Tlaib after he shouted a question about anti-Semitism.


p>Ms. Tlaib, Michigan Democrat, was the guest speaker at an event Saturday at Rutgers University, titled “A Global Crisis: Refugees, Migrants, and Asylum …

'Born alive' abortion bill passes West Virginia Senate

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After acknowledging that murder is already a crime, the West Virginia Senate on Monday passed a bill to penalize physicians who don’t provide medical care to a baby born after an abortion attempt.


p>Senators unanimously approved the measure following lone testimony from a Democrat who said lawmakers …

Franklin Graham vows to tour U.K. despite venues canceling on evangelical leader

Evangelical leader Franklin Graham vowed Friday to follow through with an upcoming tour of the United Kingdom in spite of setbacks caused by a series of recent cancelations.


p>Mr. Graham, the son of the late evangelist Billy Graham, had previously announced plans to hold events in eight cities throughout Scotland …

Pete Buttigieg: Religious conservatives making a 'deal with the devil' for federal judiciary

CONCORD, N.H. — Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Saturday said religious conservatives are making a “deal with the devil” so the federal judiciary can be stacked with nominees from a Republican president.


p>”Does anybody really think that religious conservatives view Donald Trump as a religious [figure]?” Mr. Buttigieg …

Senate candidate Roy Moore brings back his Ten Commandments statue

Former Alabama state Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore is bringing back his Ten Commandments monument as he runs for U.S. Senate.


p>The statue, a carved, 2.5 ton lump of marble, will be displayed beginning Tuesday in Montgomery at the Foundation for Moral Law, a conservative nonprofit Mr. Moore started with …

Donald Trump Jr: Pelosi praying for president as likely as Satan quoting scripture

Donald Trump Jr. prompted some eyerolls from the more theologically literate segments of social media Thursday while taking a shot at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.


p>The president’s eldest son re-tweeted a clip from the National Prayer Breakfast in which President Trump doubted, without naming her, Mrs. Pelosi’s claim that she …