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Federal Court Rules Pharmacy Must Stock Morning-After Pill Despite Religious Beliefs

SEATTLE, Wash. — A federal appeals court has ruled that a pharmacy in Washington state must stock the morning after-pill despite the owner’s beliefs that the item is an abortifacient and thus contrary to his religious beliefs. As previously reported, in 2006, Ralph’s Thriftway owner, Kevin Stormans, received a call inquiring whether the location sold the […]

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‘You Are Being a Nazi': Homosexual Baker Blasts Those ‘Bullying’ Christians to Make ‘Gay Wedding’ Cakes

A baker who identifies as a homosexual has released a video in which he scolds other homosexuals who are seeking to force Christian bakery owners to fulfill orders for same-sex ceremonies. “I cannot tell you how disgusted I am with my fellow gay and lesbian community, that they would stoop so low to force someone […]

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Outlets Apologize After Publishing False Claim About Reason Christian Bakers Were Ordered to Pay Lesbians

GRESHAM, Ore. — Media outlets that asserted that the owners of a Christian bakery in Oregon were not ordered to pay damages for refusing to bake a cake for a lesbian’s same-sex ceremony, but were rather punished for “publishing” the women’s addresses, are retracting their claims and apologizing for disseminating inaccurate information. Raw Story published an article […]

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Religious Groups Remain Concerned After Obama Admin Releases New Abortion Pill Mandate Rules

WASHINGTON — Religious groups across the country remain concerned after the Obama administration released its new rules surrounding what has been dubbed the Obamacare abortion pill mandate. According to the revised regulations, women would still be able to obtain contraceptives at no cost to them. But for-profit companies and other similar organizations that object to […]

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Christian Bakers Who Declined to Make Cake for ‘Gay Wedding’ to Seek Stay of $135,000 Order

GRESHAM, Ore. — The owners of a Christian bakery in Oregon who were ordered to pay $135,000 in damages to two lesbians who claimed that they suffered emotionally after they were told that the bakery could not make a cake for their ceremony will be seeking a stay of the order as they plan to appeal the […]

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Group Launches National Effort to Abolish Religious Freedom Laws Protecting People of Faith

WASHINGTON — A prominent church-state separation group led by an ordained United Church of Christ minister has launched a national effort to fight religious freedom laws that seek to provide conscience protections for people of faith. Americans United for Separation of Church and State (AU) announced its “Protect Thy Neighbor” campaign on Tuesday to combat religious […]

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Oregon Issues Gag Order Against Christian Bakers Who Declined to Make ‘Gay Wedding’ Cake

GRESHAM, Ore. — The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries has issued a gag order against the Christian owners of a bakery in the state, banning them from speaking about their convictions not to participate in same-sex ceremonies by baking, decorating and delivering a cake for the event. “The Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and […]

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Christian Bakers Who Declined to Make Cake for ‘Gay Wedding’ Ordered to Pay $135,000 to Lesbians

GRESHAM, Ore. — The owners of a Christian bakery in Oregon have officially been ordered to pay $135,000 in damages to two lesbians who claimed that they suffered emotionally after they were told that the bakery could not make a cake for their ceremony because of their convictions not to participate in others’ sins. As […]

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Mennonite Couple Who Stopped Hosting Weddings Due to Homosexual Lawsuit Now Shuttering Business

GRIMES, Iowa — A Mennonite couple that decided to discontinue hosting all weddings at their church-turned-art gallery after they became the subject of a discrimination lawsuit two years ago has now announced that they are closing their doors due to lack of sufficient income. As previously reported, Dick and Betty Odgaard operate The Gortz Haus Gallery, a […]

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Christian Bakers Fined for Declining to Print ‘Support Gay Marriage’ On Cake to Appeal Ruling

BELFAST — The Christian owners of a bakery in Northern Ireland have decided to appeal a ruling declaring them guilty of discrimination for declining to print the phrase “Support Gay Marriage” on a cake. As previously reported, in May of last year, Ashers Baking Company in Newtonabbey—named after Genesis 49:20—was approached by a same-sex “marriage” supporter to […]

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