Pastors rise up to challenge
same-sex bathrooms

by John Griffing -- HOUSTON, Texas – In Texas, the biggest city in the biggest Republican county has just adopted an Equal Rights Ordinance that, according to critics, already is being used more…

Suspended sex-change teacher back in class

by John Griffing -- After being suspended amidst a public outcry from parents, a male substitute teacher making a transition to female was reinstated to a position at Lumberton Independent School District more…

Famous Republican faces primary challenge

by John Griffing -- Veteran Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, is seeking re-election as a "strong conservative" in a state known to dislike Washington and to be heavily dominated by the Republican Party. more…

Tom DeLay on America:
Lose God, lose greatness

by John Griffing -- Former U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Texas, who was elected House majority leader in 2002 but later left office in the middle of a battle against unsubstantiated claims of more…

City's lesbian mayor sparks 'anarchy' uproar

by John Griffing -- A judge in Houston has slapped down lesbian Mayor Annise Parker's decision to give benefits to spouses of same-sex couples who were married in other jurisdictions, issuing a more…

Houston mayor accused of instituting 'mob rule'

by John Griffing -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker is being accused of instituting "mob rule" after imposing a policy that will pay benefits to same-sex couples who have been legally married. Jared more…