Voters in Ireland went to the polls on May 22 to decide a national referendum to change Ireland’s constitution to give homosexual couples the same right to marry as heterosexual couples. If the referendum passes, it would make Ireland the first nation to legally recognize same-sex "marriage" by popular vote.
Taking a stand for religious liberty, Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal signed an executive order Tuesday granting new protections to businesses that do not wish to service faux weddings.
After meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican this month, Cuban dictator Raùl Castro was apparently so impressed that he claimed to be considering joining the Catholic Church. The May 10 audience lasted just under an hour but generated headlines — and criticism — around the world. Leader of Cuba’s dissident “Ladies in White” movement Berta Soler lambasted Castro’s comments about becoming Catholic as “a joke” — and for good reason, as Communism and Christianity are inherently opposed to each other. But the implications of the meeting are no laughing matter.
Portending dire political changes, the number of Christians has declined precipitously in the United States during just the last seven years, while atheists have almost doubled their share of the population.