News & Our Views:

Feb 14, 2018, 7:22 AM
The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) has cancelled plans for a mobile prayer room in Gangneung for tourists at the 2018 Winter Olympics after strong opposition by anti-Muslim campaigners, the city tourism department's chief told Al Jazeera.
Feb 14, 2018, 7:20 AM
This spring, a group of Christian liberals (yes, apparently “Christian liberal” is a “thing,” not an oxymoron) plans to visit Lynchburg, Virginia, the home of conservative Liberty University, and protest what they consider the “toxic evangelicalism” coming from leaders like Liberty’s president Jerry Falwell and others like him who happen to support President Trump.
Feb 13, 2018, 12:31 PM
A Staten Island elementary school (PS 65) nixed this year's annual father-daughter dance event because of recently ordered policies covering how to treat transgender and gender-nonconforming students.
Feb 12, 2018, 7:25 AM
Join us on Sunday, February 11 at the Dublin Recreation Center to meet the Ohio gubernatorial candidates and have a conversation about issues that matter to our community and all Ohioans. Event is from 2:00 – 3:00, doors open at 1:30.
Feb 12, 2018, 7:23 AM
A new federal government assessment shows that only four international nongovernmental organizations out of 733 total have refused to agree to cease promoting or performing abortions in order to receive funds for overseas aid programs.
Feb 12, 2018, 7:20 AM
Gayle Myrick, an evangelical Christian and former magistrate who was forced out after she refused to perform civil marriage ceremonies for same-sex couples due to her religious beliefs, has been awarded $300,000 by the state of North Carolina in a settlement agreement.
Feb 9, 2018, 8:05 AM
A male Massachusetts elementary school principal recently announced that he will become … a she.
Feb 9, 2018, 7:56 AM
‚ÄčA new study documents the increase in sexual violence incidents at Target stores since the company officially announced two years ago that men who identify as female can enter women's bathrooms and changing rooms.
Feb 9, 2018, 7:53 AM
A Minnesota woman whom prosecutors said set fires at a Minnesota university out of anger because of U.S. military actions overseas was charged with terrorism Wednesday after she allegedly tried to assist a terrorist organization last year.
Feb 8, 2018, 8:29 AM
A former intelligence professional, who is a historian of the Soviet Union, is warning that schools in America are starting to embrace a propaganda operation designed to squash thought and demand allegiance to political correctness and gender ideology.
Feb 8, 2018, 8:14 AM
Republican Orrin Hatch of Utah isn’t running for re-election, and evidently he wants to go out on a high note. The 41-year Senate veteran and former chairman of the Judiciary Committee offered a bill Wednesday to “protect expressive activities in the outdoor areas” on public college campuses nationwide.
Feb 8, 2018, 8:10 AM
Unless it’s changed overnight, the motto of the Olympics, since 1894, has been “Faster, Higher, Stronger.” It appears the U.S. Olympic Committee would like to change that to “Darker, Gayer, Different.” If your goal is to win medals, that won’t work.
Feb 7, 2018, 9:26 AM
As a 43-year-old youth counselor from Sacramento, California, Brian Dempsey certainly did not fit the traditional profile of someone likely to travel to Syria in hopes of joining ISIS -- but his journey is helping shed new light on why some Americans decide to fight alongside extremists in combat zones on the other side of the world.
Feb 7, 2018, 6:01 AM
Plan B is coming out of the shadows in the global-warming debate. The question on the table: With hope dimming that humankind can effectively curb carbon emissions, is it time to strong-arm nature to turn the thermostat down?
Feb 7, 2018, 5:52 AM
LGBTQ activists have announced plans to confront members of Congress, demanding they scrap some religious rights in America.
Feb 6, 2018, 6:34 AM
Shoppers in the States, rejoice—you’re about to have more hijab-friendly finds at your fingertips. Macy’s has announced a new collaboration with a modestwear brand to stock Islam-friendly fashion for both Muslim and non-Muslim women.
Feb 6, 2018, 6:32 AM
An elementary school in Staten Island has bagged a scheduled father-daughter dance out of fear it would violate state Department of Education “gender-based” guidelines.
Feb 6, 2018, 6:26 AM
A senior Anglican minister has urged Christians to pray for Prince George to be gay as "the fastest way" to force the Church of England to support same-sex marriage.
Feb 5, 2018, 1:01 PM
Coca-Cola’s new Super Bowl commercial celebrates the diversity of the LGBTQIA community — along with a special wink-wink, nod-nod to the non-binary/transgender crowd.
Feb 5, 2018, 12:59 PM
The Daily Mail reported Thursday that “Tehran police have arrested 29 women for appearing in public without a headscarf as protests against the dress code in force since the Islamic revolution of 1979 intensify,” citing Iranian police.