European Court of Justice Rules Employers Can Ban Wearing of Religious Symbols

European Court of Justice Rules Employers Can Ban Wearing of Religious Symbols

(Evangelical Focus) — The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that employers are allowed to ban employees from wearing visible religious, political and philosophical symbols in the workplace. The ban must be based on internal company rules, requiring all employees to “dress neutrally” and “it cannot be based on the wishes of a customer,” […]

Students Stumped Over Whether Christian Photographers Have Right to Decline ‘Gay Weddings’

Students Stumped Over Whether Christian Photographers Have Right to Decline ‘Gay Weddings’

MADISON, Wisc. — Students who were recently interviewed at the University of Wisconsin (UW) in Madison appeared to be stumped when faced with the question as to whether or not Christian photographers have a right to decline to shoot events that conflict with their beliefs. The religious liberties organization Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) recently visited UW […]

Scottish Bed & Breakfast Owner Taken to Court Over Website Suggesting Refusal of Homosexuals

Scottish Bed & Breakfast Owner Taken to Court Over Website Suggesting Refusal of Homosexuals

KINLOCHEWE, Scotland — The owner of a bed and breakfast in Scotland has been taken to court over language on his website suggesting that he would not bed homosexuals, and that he believes marriage is defined solely as the union between a man and a woman. Tom Forrest, 70, is the owner of Cromasaig Bed and Breakfast […]

‘We Lost Everything’: Bakers Give Emotional Plea in Appealing $135,000 Fine for Declining ‘Gay Wedding’

‘We Lost Everything’: Bakers Give Emotional Plea in Appealing $135,000 Fine for Declining ‘Gay Wedding’

PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon couple who was ordered to pay heavy emotional damages to two lesbians for declining to create a cake for a same-sex “wedding,” resulting in the eventual shutdown of their bakery, delivered an emotional plea on Wednesday as they stood outside of the courthouse where their appeal was taking place. “I have a […]

Blurring Gender Lines? Pastor Concerned After American Girl Introduces First Ever Male Doll

Blurring Gender Lines? Pastor Concerned After American Girl Introduces First Ever Male Doll

MIDDLETON, Wisc. – Hoping to offer a doll that will appeal to both girls and boys, American Girl has unveiled their first ever full-size male doll, which has lead to criticism from a North Carolina pastor who believes the move will blur gender lines and confuse young children about whether it is acceptable for boys to play […]

Washington State Supreme Court Upholds Ruling Declaring Florist Must Service ‘Gay Weddings’

Washington State Supreme Court Upholds Ruling Declaring Florist Must Service ‘Gay Weddings’

OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington State Supreme Court has unanimously upheld a ruling against a florist accused of discrimination by providing a referral for a regular customer’s request for the creation of floral arrangements for his same-sex ceremony rather than fulfilling the order herself. “Discrimination based on same-sex marriage constitutes discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. […]

Men’s Barbershop Settles With ‘Genderqueer’ Woman Who Sued for Being Denied Haircut

Men’s Barbershop Settles With ‘Genderqueer’ Woman Who Sued for Being Denied Haircut

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. — A men’s barbershop in California has agreed to a settlement with a woman who identifies as “gender neutral” who filed a lawsuit last year after being denied a haircut because she is not a man. Under the terms of the settlement, signed by both parties, Richard Hernandez, owner of The Barbershop, admits […]

Men With Scabies Arrested After Committing Homosexual Sex Act on Display Bed at Bed Bath & Beyond

Men With Scabies Arrested After Committing Homosexual Sex Act on Display Bed at Bed Bath & Beyond

(NorthJersey.com) – Two men were arrested and charged with engaging in lewd behavior on a display bed at Bed Bath & Beyond during regular business hours. Police officers responded to the Route 3 Riverfront shopping center at 5 p.m. Monday on a report from a witness that two men were engaged in a sex act, […]

Chili’s Cancels ‘Give Back’ Fundraiser for Planned Parenthood Affiliate Following Complaints

Chili’s Cancels ‘Give Back’ Fundraiser for Planned Parenthood Affiliate Following Complaints

The restaurant chain Chili’s has canceled a fundraiser set up by a franchise partner for an affiliate of the abortion giant Planned Parenthood after receiving complaints over the matter. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky had announced on social media last week that supporters throughout the two states could present a voucher when dining at Chili’s […]

Brief Defending Mississippi’s Conscience Act: No One Has ‘Right’ to Force Part in Same-Sex ‘Weddings’

Brief Defending Mississippi’s Conscience Act: No One Has ‘Right’ to Force Part in Same-Sex ‘Weddings’

JACKSON, Miss. — Attorneys representing the governor of Mississippi defended the state’s “Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act” in appeals court on Friday, declaring that “[n]o one has a ‘fundamental right’ to force an unwilling participant to attend or provide services at his or her wedding.” “[T]here is nothing wrong with a statute that […]

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