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Alabama Bill Would Require Public School Teachers to Read Congressional Prayers

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A proposed bill in Alabama would require public school teachers to read Congressional prayers out loud to students each day. “If Congress can open with a prayer, and the state of Alabama Legislature can, I don’t see why schools can’t,” sponsor Steve Hurst (R-Munford) told the Anniston Star. Hurst’s bill, HB 318, […]

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Virginia House Subcommittee Halts Student Religious Freedom Bill

RICHMOND, Va. – A House subcommittee in Virginia has halted a student religious freedom bill that had advanced through the Senate last month, questioning whether the measure was even necessary. As previously reported, Senator Bill Carrico (R-Grayson County) recently introduced SB 236 as part of his longtime fight for faith in the public arena. The […]

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Texas Teen Takes a Stand After Teacher Ordered to Remove Scriptural Poster from Classroom

RUSK, Texas – A Texas teenager is taking a stand after a teacher at his local high school was ordered to remove a Scriptural poster from his classroom following a complaint from an anonymous student. Rusk High School senior Cameron Franks is selling Christian t-shirts with Scripture as a way to be bold for Christ […]

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Maine Supreme Court Rules School Discriminated Against Boy in Denying Use of Girls’ Restroom

AUGUSTA, Maine – The Supreme Court of Maine has ruled that a local school district discriminated against a male student that identifies as a female when it denied him from using the girls’ restroom. The court ruled 5-1 on Thursday that the Orono School District violated the Maine Human Rights Act when it offered then-5th […]

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Harvard Bible Course on Pauline Letters Generates Global Interest

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A Harvard Bible course about the Pauline letters has generated huge interest, with thousands registering to take the course from all over the world. The Harvard Bible edX course entitled Early Christianity: The Letters of Paul has drawn 22,000 students from more than 100 countries around the world—and the number is still growing. […]

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North Carolina Football Coach Ordered to Cease Leading Team Prayers Following Atheist Complaint

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – A high school football coach in North Carolina has been ordered to cease leading his team in prayers following a complaint by a prominent atheist activist organization. Officials with the Mooresville Graded School District recently told Mooresville High School football coach Hal Capps to stop leading the Blue Devils in prayer, and […]

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‘Jesus Christ Should Be in the Center of Our Huddle:’ Coach Criticized for Endorsing Christianity

STORRS, Conn. – A football coach at the University of Connecticut (UConn) has come under fire for telling a local newspaper that his football strategies include his belief that “Jesus Christ should be in the center of our huddle.” Ernest Jones was recently introduced as the assistant football coach for UConn, and was interviewed by […]

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Humanist Association Threatens Illinois School with Lawsuit in Effort to End Graduation Prayer

NORRIS CITY, Ill. – A Washington, D.C.-based humanist organization is threatening an Illinois school with a lawsuit if it does not discontinue presenting prayers at graduation ceremonies. The Appignani Humanist Legal Center, an arm of the American Humanist Association (AHA), mailed a letter to officials at Norris City Ohama Enfield High School last week, citing […]

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School Officials Tell 8-Year-Old Not to Bring Bible to Class: ‘It’s Only for Church—Not School’

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. – A mother in the Detroit area is alleging that school officials told her 8-year-old autistic son to stop bringing his Bible to class. Jessica Cross of Dearborn Heights told WJBK that her autistic son, Jason, would frequently take his Bible to Highview Elementary. According to his mother, Jason enjoyed reading his […]

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Divided Virginia Senate Narrowly Passes Student Religious Freedom Bill

RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Senate narrowly passed a student religious freedom bill this week, sending the measure on to the House of Delegates for a full vote. As previously reported, Senator Bill Carrico (R-Grayson County) recently introduced SB 236 as part of his longtime fight for faith in the public arena. The legislation reinforces […]

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