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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — John McCain's running mate Sarah Palin said Monday that her 17-year-old unmarried daughter is five months pregnant, an announcement campaign aides said was aimed at rebutting Internet rumors that Palin's youngest son, born in April, was actually her daughter's.

A statement released by the campaign said that Bristol Palin will keep her baby and marry the child's father. Bristol Palin's baby is due in late December.

"Our beautiful daughter Bristol came to us with news that as parents we knew would make her grow up faster than we had ever planned. We're proud of Bristol's decision to have her baby and even prouder to become grandparents," Sarah and Todd Palin said in the brief statement.

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Drew McKissick, a national board member of the National Christian Coalition and the National Executive Committeeman was present at the Platform Committee Meeting. "We were to make certain that the platform had strong language for pro-family causes. I am pleased with the results and commend the committee members for helping to keep the platform the strongest pro-life language ever in the history of our party," says McKissick.

Minneapolis, MN (LifeNews.com) -- The Republican party platform committee has released a platform that contains some of the strongest pro-life language in the history of the party. Looking at bioethics issues, it also strengthens the language on stem...

By Bill Sammon

Irked by pro-choice Democrats who tout their Catholicism, the archbishop of Washington is chiding House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for misstating church history and the archbishop of Denver is warning vice presidential hopeful Joe Biden not to take Communion.

The unusual public rebukes come as both Pelosi and Biden are talking up their faith in a bid for swing voters as Democrats stage their national convention in Denver. In an interview Sunday, Pelosi claimed to be an expert on the church’s abortion stance.

“As an ardent, practicing Catholic, this is an issue that I have studied for a long time,” Pelosi told NBC’s Tom Brokaw, who had asked her when life begins. “And what I know is, over the centuries, the doctors of the church have not...

CBNNews.com - GOP Presidential hopeful John McCain is finally breaking his silence on the subject of his faith. Today his campaign released an excerpt of the senator's memoir Faith of My Fathers to conservative grassroots groups nationwide.

"Many of you have asked about John McCain's faith…. Excerpts directly from John McCain's family memoir entitled, Faith of My Fathers, best explain the shaping and content of John McCain's faith," read a press release by the McCain campaign.

Read CBN News' The Brody File for analysis of the move by the McCain camp; and, if it will be enough to satisfy the Republican Party's conservative Christian base....

CBNNews.com - SAN DIEGO - Many Americans think of San Diego as one of the country's most beautiful, recreational cities. But these days, it's building a new identity.

San Diego is quickly earning a reputation as the ground zero of the Christian marriage movement. That's because San Diego churches started a petition drive last fall to put the marriage amendment, also known as Proposition 8, on the ballot. And those churches are now organizing a get-out-the-vote drive for November's election.

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COLUMBIA, South Carolina (CNN) -- Unless a federal court intervenes, South Carolina drivers may soon be able to profess their Christian faith with a state-issued license plate. South Carolina's plate is based on a design by Florida, which was rejected by the state.

The state plans to issue plates featuring a Christian cross and the words "I Believe," but a group advocating the separation of church and state says that goes too far.

A similar design had been considered by Florida's lawmakers, but it was rejected there...

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By Nancy Keenan and Roberta Combs

Washington Post / Wednesday, October 17, 2007; A17

As the presidents of NARAL Pro-Choice America and the Christian Coalition of America, we are on opposite sides of almost every issue. But when it comes to the fundamental right of citizens to participate in the political process, we're united -- and very, very worried.

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By Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington Updated: 12:42 a.m. ET Aug 14, 2007

The National Football League has enlisted the support of the Christian right to help drum up opposition to a proposal in Congress that would legalise sports betting and reverse sweeping prohibitions on online gambling that were passed last year.

The primary target of the lobbying campaign by the sports league and Focus on the Family, the evangelical group headed by James Dobson, is a proposal introduced this year by Barney Frank, the powerful Democratic lawmaker, that...