Attorney General Jeff Sessions Issues Govt-Wide Guidance on Federal Religious Liberty Protections

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Issues Govt-Wide Guidance on Federal Religious Liberty Protections

WASHINGTON — At the instruction of President Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has released a memo to all government departments and agencies that provides guidance as to how federal laws pertaining to religious liberty protections should be interpreted. “Religious liberty is not merely a right to personal religious beliefs or even to worship in a […]

Trump Admin Expands Exemptions for Religious Groups Opposed to Obamacare Abortion Pill Mandate

Trump Admin Expands Exemptions for Religious Groups Opposed to Obamacare Abortion Pill Mandate

WASHINGTON — The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued “interim final rules” that would expand protections for religious employers who are opposed to the contraceptive mandate in Obamacare, also known as the “abortion pill mandate.” “Upon further examination of the relevant provisions of the Affordable Care Act and the administrative record on which […]

Satanic Temple Wants Followers to Force Christian Bakers to Make a Cake to ‘Honor Satan’

Satanic Temple Wants Followers to Force Christian Bakers to Make a Cake to ‘Honor Satan’

SALEM, Mass. — The Massachusetts-based Satanic Temple, out of its dissatisfaction with Christian-owned bakeries that decline to make cakes celebrating same-sex “weddings,” is now asking its followers to force bakers to make a cake for Satan. The group says that it came up with the idea in light of the Masterpiece Cakeshop case soon to […]

Aussie Worker Fired for Using Profile Filter Opposing Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ on Personal Facebook Page

Aussie Worker Fired for Using Profile Filter Opposing Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ on Personal Facebook Page

(Christian Institute) — An 18-year-old Christian has lost her job after publicly sharing her opposition to same-sex marriage in Australia on Facebook. Madeline, who was working as a contractor for Capital Kids’ Parties in Canberra, changed her Facebook profile picture to say “It’s OK to vote no,” in reference to the ongoing postal vote on […]

ACLU Sues Michigan to Stop State From Contracting With Adoption Agencies That Won’t Place Children With Homosexuals

ACLU Sues Michigan to Stop State From Contracting With Adoption Agencies That Won’t Place Children With Homosexuals

LANSING, Michigan — The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed suit on behalf of four lesbian women in an effort to stop officials in Michigan from contracting with religious adoption agencies that decline to place children in homes without both a mother and a father. “Plaintiffs bring this complaint to challenge Defendants’ practice of permitting State-contracted and taxpayer-funded […]

Judge Rules Filmmakers Can’t Decline to Film Same-Sex ‘Weddings,’ Dismisses Preemptive Suit

Judge Rules Filmmakers Can’t Decline to Film Same-Sex ‘Weddings,’ Dismisses Preemptive Suit

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — A federal judge in Minnesota has dismissed a preemptive lawsuit filed by a filmmaking couple who are concerned that state law mandates them to create films in support of same-sex “marriage” if they also produce videos that reflect their Christian beliefs about marriage. Chief U.S. District Judge John Tunheim, appointed to the bench by […]

Judge Rules City Can’t Ban Farmer From Selling at Market for Conducting Business in Accordance With Religious Beliefs

Judge Rules City Can’t Ban Farmer From Selling at Market for Conducting Business in Accordance With Religious Beliefs

LANSING, Mich. — A federal judge has granted an injunction to a Michigan farmer who was banned from selling at a local farmer’s market for operating his business in accordance with his beliefs on marriage. “The City of East Lansing must grant Country Mill Farms any necessary license and allow Country Mill Farms to sell its […]

Trump Administration Backs Baker Who Declined to Make Cake for Same-Sex Celebration

Trump Administration Backs Baker Who Declined to Make Cake for Same-Sex Celebration

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Justice has filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in support of a Colorado baker who was ordered to make a cake for an event celebrating the union of two homosexual men. “The department filed an amicus brief in this case today because the First Amendment protects the […]

UK Retailer John Lewis Removes ‘Boys’ and ‘Girls’ Labels From Children’s Clothes

UK Retailer John Lewis Removes ‘Boys’ and ‘Girls’ Labels From Children’s Clothes

(The Telegraph) — John Lewis has launched a range of gender-neutral children’s clothes, becoming the first retailer in the country to remove “boys” and “girls” labels. The department store said it did not want to “reinforce gender stereotypes” with its childrenswear, which now has unisex labels on all clothing from 0-14 years. School uniforms are […]

California Insurance Agency Penalized for Not Covering ‘Cosmetic Procedures’ for ‘Gender Transitions’

California Insurance Agency Penalized for Not Covering ‘Cosmetic Procedures’ for ‘Gender Transitions’

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. — An insurance agency in California has been leveled with a $200,000 administrative penalty for declining to cover cosmetic procedures and other “gender transition”-related services for seven patients in the state who identify as transgender. The California Department of Managed Health Care recently sent a letter to Health Net to outline its findings following […]