Trump Inauguration Sparks Religious Promotion, Violent Protests

Trump Inauguration Sparks Religious Promotion, Violent Protests

WASHINGTON — The inauguration of Donald Trump drew a number of demonstrators to the nation’s capital on Friday, with some using the event as an opportunity to spread religious messages and some protesting Trump’s presidency and political positions through vandalism and violence. Over 200 arrests were made during the day as some protesters clashed with […]

Republican-Led Panel Strikes Down Virginia Bill Requiring Restroom Use to Align With Birth Gender

Republican-Led Panel Strikes Down Virginia Bill Requiring Restroom Use to Align With Birth Gender

RICHMOND, Va. — A Republican-led House subcommittee in Virginia has killed a bill that would have required those using restrooms and locker rooms at government-run facilities, including public schools, to align with birth gender. According to reports, the seven-member House of Delegates subcommittee dispensed with the “Physical Privacy Act” on Thursday with a voice vote and no debate, […]

Judge Temporarily Blocks Texas From Cutting Planned Parenthood From Medicaid Program

Judge Temporarily Blocks Texas From Cutting Planned Parenthood From Medicaid Program

AUSTIN, Texas — A federal judge appointed to the bench by then-President George H.W. Bush has issued a temporary injunction halting the state of Texas from cutting the abortion and contraceptive giant Planned Parenthood from the state’s Medicaid program while its case moves forward in court. U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks placed a hold on the […]

Trump Meets With Judge on SCOTUS Shortlist Who Prosecuted ‘Ten Commandments’ Judge Roy Moore

Trump Meets With Judge on SCOTUS Shortlist Who Prosecuted ‘Ten Commandments’ Judge Roy Moore

WASHINGTON — Just two weeks before he is expected to announce his pick for the U.S. Supreme Court, Donald Trump met on Saturday with one of the judges stated to be on his shortlist: Judge William Pryor, a former Alabama attorney general who prosecuted “Ten Commandments Judge” Roy Moore in 2003, and who vowed not […]

Minnesota Veterans Agree to Cut Cross Off ‘Religious’ Memorial Following Complaint

Minnesota Veterans Agree to Cut Cross Off ‘Religious’ Memorial Following Complaint

BELLE PLAINE, Minn. — Veterans in a Minnesota city have removed a cross from a memorial erected in a public park after a prominent professing atheist group deemed the inclusion of the symbol as being an unlawful government endorsement of religion. According to reports, the Belle Plaine Veterans Club had recently placed the display in Veterans Park next […]

Baptist Lawmaker Seeks End to No-Fault Divorce

Baptist Lawmaker Seeks End to No-Fault Divorce

(Baptist News Global) — A Southern Baptist lawmaker is trying to make it harder for couples in Texas to get a divorce by proposing legislation to eliminate “insupportability” as a grounds for dissolution of marriage. State Rep. Matt Krause (R-Fort Worth) says the prevalence of no-fault divorces has contributed to the breakdown of the family […]

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 […]

Iowa Rep. Introduces Federal Bill to Ban Abortion When Heartbeat Detected

Iowa Rep. Introduces Federal Bill to Ban Abortion When Heartbeat Detected

WASHINGTON — A Republican congressman from Iowa has introduced a federal bill that would ban abortions when a heartbeat is detected, with the exception of the life of the mother. Rep. Steve King submitted the Heartbeat Protection Act of 2017 on Thursday, a move that would criminalize abortions committed on children with beating hearts. “Any […]

South Carolina Troopers to Cease Giving Christian Book to Grieving Families Following Complaint

South Carolina Troopers to Cease Giving Christian Book to Grieving Families Following Complaint

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Troopers in South Carolina will no longer give a Christian book to residents grieving the loss of a loved one following receipt of a complaint on behalf of an atheist woman who was gifted a copy of the publication. “We regret that any family member would have misunderstood our intentions or was offended by our effort […]

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