May 2012 Headlines
It's a new take on a Christian classic - a tale of spiritual warfare, from a demon's point of view. Now C.S. Lewis' famous work has been brought to life on stage.
The music industry "machine" has long destroyed singers like Whitney Houston. But are the temptations common to the environment creeping into Christian music?
NASCAR has 75 million fans -- a lot of potential voters for the presidential election. And groups like American Majority Racing are taking advantage.
It's a $74 billion industry: private companies selling prisons for profit. Critics charge the practice only increases the incentive to put people in prison and keep them there.
Jari Villanueva has played Taps hundreds of times. Now he spends much of his time making people aware of how the haunting 24-note melody was born.
"New media" communications like Twitter, Facebook, and Google are extremely popular these days. But faith advocates say some could pose a threat to religious expression.
Christians gathered in Virginia this weekend as part of "The Call" prayer rallies." Lou Engle said the state has always played a key role in God's plan for America.
California's Senate has voted in favor of a bill that would ban minors from receiving "conversion therapy" meant to turn gay people straight.
A mistrial has been declared in the campaign fraud trial against ex-presidential candidate John Edwards.
The video shows a Planned Parenthood counselor, Randi Coun, discussing the test to determine the baby's sex with a Live Action decoy.
One of America's safest cities has seen a week of deadly violence. Seven people have been killed in Seattle in just six days.
About half of adults in America use the Internet for religious purposes, according to a new Grey Matter Research study.
More than two dozen gay and lesbian couples in Illinois are suing the Cook County Clerk's office because it does not issue marriage licenses to gay couples.
For the second time in two weeks, the Illinois state Senate has rejected an anti-bullying bill in a 29-21 vote.
Lila Rose is president of Live Action, a group known for its campaigns against Planned Parenthood. And she's been on this pro-life quest since age 15.
A deadly Tropical Depression Beryl brought rains to South Carolina Wednesday as it veered back toward the Atlantic ocean.
A Tennessee judge has halted construction of a controversial mosque in Murfreesboro.
These days the number of couples cohabiting has skyrocketed. Now one Seattle church is combating the problem by offering a "Free Wedding Day."
Evangelist Benny Hinn has reunited with his wife, Suzanne.
The famous American family feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys is the subject of a History Channel drama airing on Memorial Day.
American Idol sensation Colton Dixon enjoyed a long-awaited homecoming in Murfreesboro, Tenn., this weekend.
Severe weather is still hammering many parts of the country Tuesday, with Tropical Storm Beryl drenching the Southeast.
Two California governors raided millions of dollars from a fund meant to fight terrorism and help families of victims of the 9/11 terror attacks.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a measure blocking the use of Islamic law in the state.
In Arlington, Va., children of fallen soldiers united to remember their parents this Memorial Day.
Several veterans have launched a new website to honor America's fallen heroes just in time for Memorial Day.
Tropical Storm Beryl brought soaking rain and high winds to northeast Florida early Monday, dampening plans for Memorial Day.
Faith leaders say today's attack on religious liberties is the culmination of a decades-long process to eliminate those who don't subscribe to a liberal world view.
Sen. Charles Schumer is urging airlines to allow families with young children to sit together without paying extra.
Even though gas prices are still high, a recent drop at the pump could give Memorial Day travelers much needed relief.
They say his "evolution" on the matter will weaken the institution of marriage and ultimately hurt his chances for re-election, especially among blacks and Hispanics.
There are many self-help books with suggestions on how to make yourself happy. But what if all that advice is based on the wrong information?
A federal jury found a Muslim soldier guilty of plotting to blow up a Texas restaurant full of Fort Hood soldiers.
A fire on a nuclear-powered submarine at a Maine shipyard has injured seven people, including five firefighters, but did not affect the reactor, which was not active.
Facebook gives users the chance to reconnect with old friends and distant family. But that benefit could also be fueling relationship problems.
The legislation would have mandated that anti-bullying policies define bullying and state it's illegal. But conservatives said the bill was being used to push a pro-gay agenda.
A recent Gallup poll reveals fewer Americans identify themselves as "pro-choice" in the abortion debate.
A Christian legal group has dropped its lawsuit against the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, claiming victory in a dispute over the religious rights of student groups.
Two women in Georgia plan to sue their employer over claims they were fired for being pregnant.
MTV is known for pushing the limits with shows like "Jersey Shore," "The Real World" and "16 and Pregnant." But protests caused the network to draw the line.
Andrea Vellinga, 31, suffered severe brain trauma after the main stage at the Indiana State Fair collapsed on her and dozens of others last August.
One year after a deadly tornado devasted Joplin, Mo., Obama urged graduating seniors to remember the lessons they learned as they move into the next phase of their lives.
Several Catholic groups are suing over the Obama administration over its requirements that employers provide contraception services as part of health coverage.
Rev. Anthony Evans of the National Black Church Initiative warned that the NAACP will lose support among black churches for its endorsement of gay marriage.
A large cross was all that was left from St. Mary's Catholic Church after a powerful EF-5 tornado struck Joplin, Mo., on May 22, 2011.
Florida officials recently discovered the names of as many as 53,000 dead people on its voter registration rolls.
Some conservative Christian groups in Illinois contend that an anti-bullying bill could force students to attend indoctrination sessions on homosexuality.
The National Religious Broadcasters recently held a discussion in Washington, D.C., about the threat of censorship on web-based communications.
Police clashes with demonstrators led to several injuries and dozens of arrests over the weekend in President Obama's hometown of Chicago.
A new economic study claims America's economic downturn is directly affecting NASCAR and its fans.
The number two in command, Facebook co-founder, Eduardo Saverin is under fire for alleged tax evasion.
Another tale of heroism has emerged from the southeast Kansas plane crash that injured the daughter of Teen Mania founder Ron Luce and claimed the lives of four others.
A group of men attacked well-known pastor and gospel singer Marvin Winans Wednesday at a Detroit gas station then took his car.
Strong wind gusts will likely keep spreading a wildfire that has grown to nearly 10 square miles and prompted the evacuation of a historic Arizona mining town.
Michael Levine, who was Donna Summer's publicist at one time, said her Christian faith played an important role in her as she got older.
During a recorded interview, President Obama's former pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright said the Obamas used church to gain voter support, saying that "church was not their thing."
Emily Colson remembered her father as a man who put God first and his family a very close second.
The Marine responsible for saving the life of the daughter of Teen Mania founder, Ron Luce, is being hailed as a hero.
The vice president of Franciscan University said the school won't offer students coverage of contraceptive services that are opposed by the Catholic Church.
A prominent Washington, D.C.-area church is losing its historic sanctuary. But its transition time is something they consider a privelege.
Teen Mania Ministries founder Ron Luce, spoke at the funeral of the man who may have saved his daughters life.
A controversial bill to allow a woman to hear the heartbeat of an unborn fetus before having an abortion is working its way through the Louisiana legislature.
The FBI is investigating the leak that revealed an operation that foiled a recent al Qaeda bomb plot against the United States.
Homeland Security officials want answers after a report revealed that security breaches at major airports have been under-reported more than half of the time.
Whitney Houston's death continues makes headlines yet the media often ignores her faith. That faith is what gospel singer Kim Burrell knew best about her close friend.
From 9/11 to the Time Square bomber, terrorists have repeatedly targeted New York City. Now Iran is reportedly taking aim.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops are threatening to sue the Obama administration over its mandate that health insurance cover birth control for women.
It's taken more than 70 years, but 89-year-old Charlie Ball finally earned his degree from Arkansas Tech University May 12.
Firefighters are continuing to battle several Arizona wildfires that have burned nearly 6,000 acres and forced some communities into mandatory evacuations.
Conversion therapy is a controversial treatment meant to help a person deny his or her attraction to the same sex. Supporters and critics are sharply divided on the issue.
Teen Mania founder Ron Luce said that while it's a miracle his daughter survived a plane crash last week, he is "deeply saddened" over the four others who died.
The Convoy of Hope nationwide two-year tour will unite local businesses, churches and non-profits to end poverty.
A Colorado appeals court panel recently ruled that the state's Day of Prayer is "predominantly religious" and violates the constitutional rights of nonbelievers.
Members of an historic, Northern Virginia Anglican church are moving on "with purpose" after meeting for their final service in their sanctuary Sunday.
Top member of the Afghan peace council killed Sunday in Kabul. Could be a major blow to efforts to negotiate an end to the decade-long war.
Activists are now working to shine light on what they call Sharia's war on women.
Mitt Romney delivers commencement speech at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA.
How can parents guard their kids from the dangers social media like Facebook can pose? Author James Steyer offers some helpful tips.
A federal appeals court has turned down a Freedom of Information Act request to disclose National Security Agency records about the 2010 cyberattack on Google users in China.
Greek President Karolos Papoulias has called the leaders of Greece's political parties to meetings on Sunday, in a last-ditch effort to broker a deal for a coalition government.
Franklin Graham, son of evangelist Billy Graham, believes President Barack Obama defied God by changing his stance on gay marriage.
Pastor Charles Bagi, in Chesapeake, Va., categorically denounced Obama's position, suggesting his endorsement of gay marriage did not bode well for the nation.
"The Avengers" has dominated the box office since its May 4 release. But this weekend, moviegoers have two new films to choose from.
A North Carolina Marine got the shock of a lifetime when he returned home from Afghanistan: his disabled son takes his first steps into his father's arms.
Catholic businesses are challenging the contraceptive rule that requires health care coverage for birth control.
A Kansas county commission is changing its policy on prayer before meetings.
As an airstrike in Yemen killed another five al Qaeda terrorists Thursday, warnings were sounded in Washington about the continued threat the group poses.
Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton made history Tuesday night, hitting four homeruns in one game against the Baltimore Orioles.
California lawmakers are considering a one-of-a-kind ban on psychological therapy that attempts to make gay people straight.
Famed "Painter of Light" Thomas Kinkade died from an accidental overdose of alcohol and prescription tranquilizers, according to a detailed autopsy report.
North Carolina voters approved an amendment that makes marriage between a man and a woman the only legal union the state will recognize.
For 26 years, the kids at Central Elementary School in Pollock, Texas, have known Miss Bettie Turner simply as "Granny."
As the debate over Vanderbilt University's non-discrimination policy continues, there's also a newfound unity among campus groups committed to the gospel.
North Carolina voters head to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to amend the state's constitution with a ban on same-sex marriage.
The Congressional Prayer Caucus is challenging Vanderbilt University over a new school policy they say discriminates against religious student groups.
U.S. intelligence officials say even thought the bomber has been caught, al Qaeda is becoming more sophisticated, and the threat is far from over.
TV Land said goodbye to the man who brought years of laughter to "The Andy Griffith Show."
Rep. Michelle Bachmann told Regent University's 2012 class their graduation was the "literal fulfillment of generations of fervent prayer."
Students in a small, Nebraska school system will continue their tradition of student-led prayer during graduation next Sunday despite pressure from the ACLU.
Gov. Jan Brewer has signed into law a measure preventing Planned Parenthood from accessing taxpayer money for non-abortion services in Arizona.
Prominent Christian leader and TheCall co-fouder Lou Engle believes today's young people are committed and ready for God's assignment.
Open Doors USA president Carl Moeller warned that thousands in volatile areas like the Middle East have already been forced to flee Islamic terrorism.
Dan Savage, a top anti-bullying advocate, has been caught up in an incident that some say is hypocritical at best.
Public schools have historically taught that communism and other totalitarian ideologies should be opposed. But in the case of jihad, the're taking a different course.
Reformed University Fellowship has decided not to give up its official status at Vanderbilt University despite the school's controversial "all-comers" policy.
The much-anticipated superhero film "The Avengers" hits theatres Friday. But is the action-packed Marvel movie family friendly enough to take the kids?
Christians across the country gathered at churches, city halls, community buildings and even on street corners in recognition of the annual National Day of Prayer.
The Rev. Billy Graham is taking a rare step into politics this weekend, urging North Carolina voters to approve the state's proposed marriage amendment.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has vetoed a measure that could have exempted student religious groups from Vanderbilt University's controversial "all-comers" rule.
D.L. Moody founded a school that soon grew cold to the Gospel. But the Green family wants to see the empty campus return to its original purpose.
A massive fire damaged Tyler Perry's Atlanta film studio Tuesday night, partially collapsing at least one building on the lot.
Chuck Smith, founder of Calvary Chapel, is now considering other medical options to battle his lung cancer after his doctors advised against him having surgery.
The abortion law bans the procedure after 20-weeks of pregnancy but makes an exception for a pregnancy that threatens the life of health of the mother.
The National Day of Prayer Task Force said tens of thousands of prayer events are scheduled across the country Thursday.
The National Day of Prayer Task Force said tens of thousands of prayer events are scheduled across the country Thursday.
The Justice Department has asked to dismiss a legal challenge to a federal rule that would require contraception coverage for religious institution employees.
With Tuesday night marking the one-year anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death, security is tight in the U.S. amid fears of a potential new threat.
Five men have been arrested in connection with a bomb plot for an Ohio bridge that spans a national park in Cuyahoga Valley, the FBI announced Tuesday.
A federal judge decided Monday to stop Texas from denying Planned Parenthood state funds, saying there's evidence the law is unconstitutional.
The Tennessee House and Senate approved a bill that would rescind Vanderbilt University's controversial "all-comers policy."
The state's Supreme Court ruled that a proposed 'personhood' measure is 'clearly unconstitutional," halting efforts to grant rights to human embryos.
As Occupy Wall Street gears up for more protests, organizers are insist the movement had nothing to do with Monday's white powder scare in New York City.
This year as millions bow their heads for the National Day of Prayer, atheists, humanists, and other non-theists are planning a holiday of their own.
This season, "American Idol" introduced the world to Colton Dixon, a Christian artist who stayed true to his faith on the show despite pressure to tone it down.