Federal Court Halts Illinois Religious Refusals Law Believed to Require Abortion Referrals

Federal Court Halts Illinois Religious Refusals Law Believed to Require Abortion Referrals

ROCKFORD, Ill. — A federal court has granted a preliminary injunction against an Illinois law that several pregnancy care centers believed might force pro-life doctors to provide referrals to women seeking to obtain an abortion. “Plaintiffs have … demonstrated a better than negligible chance of showing that a law compelling the health care provider with conscience-based objections to abortion […]

Washington Florist Told She Must Service ‘Gay Weddings’ Appeals to U.S. Supreme Court

Washington Florist Told She Must Service ‘Gay Weddings’ Appeals to U.S. Supreme Court

RICHLAND, Wash. — A Washington florist who has been accused of discrimination for declining a regular customer’s request that she create floral arrangements for his same-sex ceremony is taking her case to the U.S. Supreme Court. Barronelle Stuzman of Arlene’s Flowers in Richland, Washington had provided a referral to the customer instead. “Barronelle is an artist with […]

Hobby Lobby Agrees to Forfeit Over 5,500 Artifacts, Pay $3 Million in Settlement With Department of Justice

Hobby Lobby Agrees to Forfeit Over 5,500 Artifacts, Pay $3 Million in Settlement With Department of Justice

The popular arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby has agreed to forfeit over 5,500 ancient artifacts and pay $3 million in a civil settlement after the U.S. Department of Justice filed a complaint asserting that the items had been illegally shipped into the country from a dealer in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The company denies any intentional […]

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Case of Colorado Baker Ordered to Make Cakes for Same-Sex Celebrations

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Case of Colorado Baker Ordered to Make Cakes for Same-Sex Celebrations

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission and decide whether or not the government may order people of faith to use their talents for a same-sex celebration despite their belief that it would be a form of participation and thus a sin […]

Tesco Slammed for ‘White Skittles’ Homosexual Pride Promotion

Tesco Slammed for ‘White Skittles’ Homosexual Pride Promotion

LONDON (Christian Institute) — Tesco has come under fire for a joint promotion with confectionary brand Skittles to celebrate Pride in London—a homosexual rights festival. All-white packets of Skittles are being sold in stores across the UK alongside explanatory text which reads: “During Pride, only one rainbow matters. So we’ve given ours up to show […]

Pro-Family Groups Push Back After GuideStar Labels 46 American Organizations ‘Hate Groups’

Pro-Family Groups Push Back After GuideStar Labels 46 American Organizations ‘Hate Groups’

Over 40 pro-family groups recently signed a letter to the charity database site GuideStar after it labeled dozens of organizations as “hate groups” based on a list compiled by the controversial Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). “The ‘hate group’ list is nothing more than a political weapon targeting people it deems to be its political enemies. The list […]

Court Rules Woman Did Not Suffer ‘Emotional Distress’ From Planet Fitness’ Allowance of Man in Women’s Locker Room

Court Rules Woman Did Not Suffer ‘Emotional Distress’ From Planet Fitness’ Allowance of Man in Women’s Locker Room

MIDLAND, Mich. — The Michigan Court of Appeals has unanimously ruled that a woman did not suffer sexual harassment and emotional distress when her local Planet Fitness allowed a man who identifies as a woman to use the women’s locker room. “Plaintiff’s allegations that defendants’ policy is extreme and outrageous because ‘it would allow men to […]

McDonald’s to Utilize Rainbow Fry Boxes in California Bay Area for ‘Gay Pride’ Month

McDonald’s to Utilize Rainbow Fry Boxes in California Bay Area for ‘Gay Pride’ Month

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — McDonald’s fast food restaurants in California’s Bay Area will utilize rainbow french fry boxes throughout the month of June in recognition of “Gay Pride Month.” “McDonald’s has always been a company that has supported diversity and inclusion of its employees and extended McDonald’s family,” McDonald’s spokesperson Kim Knapp said in a […]

McDonald’s Locations Along DC Pride Parade Route to Celebrate Homosexuality With Rainbow Fry Boxes

McDonald’s Locations Along DC Pride Parade Route to Celebrate Homosexuality With Rainbow Fry Boxes

WASHINGTON — Three McDonald’s restaurants along the route of the Capital Pride Parade, an event expressing pride in the sin of homosexuality, will use rainbow french fry boxes to correlate with the event. “The rainbow fry boxes are a fun way to show our support of the LGBTQ community using one of McDonald’s most iconic and […]

Farmer Files Suit After Being Banned From Selling at Market for Disallowing ‘Gay Weddings’ on Property

Farmer Files Suit After Being Banned From Selling at Market for Disallowing ‘Gay Weddings’ on Property

LANSING, Mich. — A Michigan farmer has filed suit after being banned from selling produce at a local farmer’s market for operating his business in accordance with his beliefs on marriage. Steve Tennes, a Roman Catholic, operates Country Mill Farms, a fruit orchard in Charlotte, Michigan. The 120-acre farm is open to the public, and […]