Evangelicals should not defend the use, proliferation and availability of assault weapons with as much vigor as they defend their faith, Pastor Daniel Darling says. In spite of some who insist the Second Amendment is drawn from the Bible, he says, there is no clear-cut Christian position on gun control.
Josh and Jenni Johnston already have photos and memories of 4-year-old Anastasia, the HIV-positive Russian orphan they met in November and hoped to welcome into their family. Now they don't know what the future holds after Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed a controversial law that bans the adoption of Russian children by American families. The new law creates uncertainty for 46 American families who have already met prospective adoptees, according to the U.S. State Department. The agency, which helps facilitate foreign adoptions, hopes Russia will lift the ban altogether, but in the meantime is working to resolve pending adoptions.
Commentator Dean Obeidallah asks: Are you smarter at the end of 2012?