Experts are noting that as the homeschooling movement continues to rapidly grow, it is becoming more diverse ethnically, politically, and even religiously.
In November the Department of Education released a report noting that between 1999 and 2012 the number of homeschooled students doubled, from approximately 850,000 to approximately 1.8 million.
"The percentage of students ages 5–17 with a grade equivalent of kindergarten through grade 12 who are homeschooled — the homeschooling rate — has increased over time. The homeschooling rate increased from 1.7 percent in 1999 to 3.4 percent in 2012," stated the report. more >>
Indiana Governor and Republican vice presidential hopeful Mike Pence is telling thousands of churches that they should vote for Donald Trump next week to "free up the voices of faith."
Next Tuesday Americans will go to the polls to determine their next president, likely to be either Republican Donald Trump or Democrat Hillary Clinton.
In a video that will be aired by thousands of congregations across the country this weekend, Pence will pitch to churchgoers that a President Trump will benefit them. more >>
Democrats have increased their support for removing all or most limitations on abortion, according to a recent report by the Pew Research Center.
While the party has long held a pro-choice platform, survey data show that Democrats have shifted farther leftward on the abortion debate in recent years.
According to Pew, the percentage of Democrats who believe that abortion should be legal in all or most cases has increased from 66 percent in 2007 to 79 percent in 2016. more >>
After two decades of being a country music icon, Garth Brooks won the entertainer of the year award at the 50th annual CMA Awards Wednesday night.
Pop singer Taylor Swift presented Brooks with the award after acknowledging her own journey to Nashville stardom. Before Brooks took to the stage, he gave hugs to the other nominees including, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, and Keith Urban.
"I want to thank God for this," said the singer as he clasped the translucent award shaped in the CMA insignia. more >>
Famed evangelical preacher the Rev. Billy Graham has a stern warning for those who think playing with a Ouija board is harmless fun that doesn't put people at risk of being entangled with satanic spiritual forces.
A person who frequently uses the Ouija board but has been cautioned against dabbling in occult practices by a concerned family member and submitted a question to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association asking why they should be worried.
"My uncle says I ought to quit dabbling with things like my Ouija board and having my fortune told and things like that. I admit the occult has always fascinated me, and I don't see anything wrong with it," the person said in the post. more >>
Hispanic evangelical leader the Reverend Samuel Rodriguez appeared to imply Christians should vote for Republican nominee Donald Trump, encouraging them to cast votes for a pro-life, pro-religious freedom party platform, rather than voting on the "personality" of the nominee, which he called "idolatry."
At a simulcast event held at Elevate Life Church in Frisco, Texas on Wednesday, evangelical leaders and public figures urged attendees and watchers to vote.
In a message given via satellite, Rev. Rodriguez told those gathered at Elevate Life and the thousands watching online that they need to vote on "policy," not "personality" on election day. more >>