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Disputed parenting study introduced in court case challenging DOMA

Just one day after the results of a controversial parenting study were released to the public, the research was used – and misrepresented – in a federal court brief defending the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act.

Crisis pregnancy centers push anti-abortion agenda nationally

For the average crisis pregnancy center, each abortion stopped is counted as a victory in what is often described, by both sides of the abortion-rights debate, as a war. And while unhappily pregnant women tend to seek out abortion clinics, crisis pregnancy centers tend to seek out those unhappily pregnant women.

FoF head Dobson backs Santorum, citing ‘knowledge of international politics’

James Dobson, founder of Colorado Springs-based evangelical Christian empire Focus on the Family, today endorsed Rick Santorum for president. The move comes a week after prominent conservative leaders met in Texas to choose one candidate to rally around in the so-far fractious Republican primary. As a U.S. senator from Pennsylvania and as a presidential candidate, Santorum has made his stands on social issues his calling card, touting his opposition to gay rights, abortion and even contraception. Yet Dobson in his announcement cited Santorum's expertise on foreign affairs as the main factor driving the endorsement.

VIDEO: Thousands join Perry-led ‘Response’ in prayer for Christian revival in...

Following months of hype, speculation and protesting, tens of thousands of worshipers gathered in Houston’s Reliant Stadium Saturday to join Gov. Rick Perry for “The Response,” a prayer and fast event headlined by a who’s-who of major — and sometimes controversial — evangelical Christian leaders.

Western Conservative Summit delivers pizza guy for prez, strange takes on...

The Western Conservative Summit in Denver over the weekend saw former Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum backpedaling mightily on New York’s new marriage equality law, Focus on the Family founder James Dobson rushing to the defense of Michele and Marcus Bachmann on ex-gay therapy, and former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain celebrating a straw poll win.

Influential Focus on the Family affiliate both a critic, former recipient...

Provided South Carolina’s GOP can raise enough money to host the coveted first-in-the-South GOP presidential primary, the state will significantly impact which Republican is nominated to face off with President Obama in 2012. A South Carolina conservative policy group, the Palmetto Family Council, has seized on this spotlight to communicate its top issues to the 2012 presidential contenders; issues the group has influenced in past state debates all while receiving federal money to aid their case.

James Dobson’s endorsement could be key in GOP primary

If you're a Republican and you want to be president, there are a number of people around the country considered king makers, and one of them is in Colorado Springs.

Catholics, evangelicals pledge to ignore gay rights and abortion laws

Religious leaders signed a pledge Friday announcing that they won't abide by laws that support gay marriage or abortion. Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput and...

Gays get rights: Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Act sent to President

The U.S. Senate yesterday passed the Hate Crimes Prevention Act named for Matthew Shepard, the young man who died at a Fort Collins hospital...

Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Act passes despite GOP opposition

On Thursday the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act was passed as part of the National Defense and Authorization Act...