Federal Appeals Court Blocks California’s Ban on Conversion Therapy for Youth Struggling With Homosexuality

Federal Appeals Court Blocks California’s Ban on Conversion Therapy for Youth Struggling With Homosexuality

A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked a California law from going into effect that would have banned counselors and therapists from providing conversion therapy to youth that struggle with homosexuality. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals handed down an emergency restraining order on Friday against SB112, a law that was signed this past fall […]

New Arkansas Crimes Unit to Carry Semi-Automatic Rifles, Demand ID From Those Walking Streets

New Arkansas Crimes Unit to Carry Semi-Automatic Rifles, Demand ID From Those Walking Streets

Paragould, Arkansas — Residents of a small city in Arkansas are expressing concern after police unveiled a plan to deploy a new rifle-toting crimes unit next year that will seek identification from those on the streets in high crime areas. At a meeting last week at West View Baptist Church in Paragould, Mayor Mike Gaskill […]

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia Reiterates Moral Opposition to Homosexual Behavior

During a tour stop to Princeton University this week, United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia reiterated his opposition to homosexuality and expressed the need for discussion on morality in America. Scalia was visiting the university as part of a promotional effort for his new book Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts. During his […]

Sesame Street: ‘D’ is for Divorce

Sesame Street: ‘D’ is for Divorce

The popular children’s television broadcast Sesame Street has decided to breach the subject of divorce, airing a 13-minute segment on the matter during one of its recent web episodes. The segment features a puppet named Abby Cadabby, a pink fairy with sparkles in her fur. Cadabby is joining other Sesame Street members as they draw pictures […]

New ‘Preachers’ Daughters’ Reality Show to Highlight the Teenage Temptations of Preachers’ Kids

New ‘Preachers’ Daughters’ Reality Show to Highlight the Teenage Temptations of Preachers’ Kids

A new reality show that centers on the lives of preachers’ kids is scheduled to air on the Lifetime Television Network in 2013. Preachers’ Daughters is said to give a behind-the-scenes look into the lives of teenagers whose fathers are Christian ministers, and how they handle worldly temptations with the guidance of their parents. Broadway World reports: […]

Pennsylvania School District Battling Atheist Group Over Ten Commandments Monument

Pennsylvania School District Battling Atheist Group Over Ten Commandments Monument

A school district in Pennsylvania is continuing its battle against a well-known atheist group over a Ten Commandments monument that has been on display at a local middle school for over 50 years. Officials with the Connellsville Area School District in Southwest Pennsylvania filed paperwork in court this week to defend the monument, despite accusations […]

Christian-Owned Manufacturing Company Challenges Obamacare’s Abortion Pill Mandate

Christian-Owned Manufacturing Company Challenges Obamacare’s Abortion Pill Mandate

A Christian-owned business in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has filed suit against the Obama administration in an effort to challenge a provision in the new healthcare law that requires employers to cover the contraceptive costs of their staff. Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation in East Earl is being represented in the case of Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. […]

Federal Court Rejects Atheist Group’s Challenge Against Indiana Marriage Law

Federal Court Rejects Atheist Group’s Challenge Against Indiana Marriage Law

A federal court has rejected a lawsuit that was filed this year against the state of Indiana, which claimed that it is unconstitutional for current marriage laws to prohibit atheists from performing wedding ceremonies. As previously reported, the Center for Inquiry (CFI), headquartered in New York, challenged the state’s marriage law on behalf of John […]

Uzbekistan Pastor Released From Prison, Granted Asylum in Europe

Uzbekistan Pastor Released From Prison, Granted Asylum in Europe

A pastor from the central Asian country of Uzbekistan has been released from prison and granted asylum in Europe after being held for three months on charges that he practiced religion outside of state regulations. Pastor Makset Djabbarbergenov, 32, was first detained by police in Kazakhstan in September of this year after he fled to the […]