Federal Court Dismisses Effort to Have ‘In God We Trust’ Removed From U.S. Currency

Federal Court Dismisses Effort to Have ‘In God We Trust’ Removed From U.S. Currency

AKRON, Ohio — A federal court has again dismissed an atheist’s effort to have the phrase “In God We Trust” removed from U.S. currency. “Plaintiffs cannot demonstrate that the use of the motto on currency substantially burdens their religious exercise,” Judge Benita Pearson, appointed to the bench by Barack Obama, ruled on Wednesday. “No reasonable viewer […]

Football Coaches at Pennsylvania School Told to Stop Praying With Players Following Complaint

Football Coaches at Pennsylvania School Told to Stop Praying With Players Following Complaint

DANVILLE, Pa. — Football coaches at a school in north central Pennsylvania have been instructed to stop joining in pre-game prayers with players after a prominent professing atheist group recently contacted the school district to complaint about the practice. According to reports, a resident of Danville contacted the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) to advise […]

Texas Finalizes Rule Requiring Burial or Cremation of Aborted Babies Instead of Landfill Disposal

Texas Finalizes Rule Requiring Burial or Cremation of Aborted Babies Instead of Landfill Disposal

AUSTIN, Texas — Health officials in Texas have announced that they will move forward with implementing a rule requiring the burial or cremation of aborted babies instead of the current allowance under the law to dispose of the dead children as medical waste. According to the Texas Tribune, the rule was finalized on Monday and […]

Ohio Revokes License of One of State’s Last Few Abortion Facilities

Ohio Revokes License of One of State’s Last Few Abortion Facilities

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Dayton Daily News) — Ohio has revoked the operating license of one of the state’s few remaining abortion clinics on the grounds that it failed to obtain a required transfer agreement with a nearby hospital for emergencies. Women’s Med Center of Dayton has 15 days to appeal the order, which was signed Wednesday […]

American Missionary to Nicaragua Pleads Guilty to Helping Ex-Lesbian Who Fled Country With Daughter

American Missionary to Nicaragua Pleads Guilty to Helping Ex-Lesbian Who Fled Country With Daughter

BUFFALO, N.Y. — An American missionary to Nicaragua entered a guilty plea on Wednesday to a charge of conspiracy in international parental kidnapping for helping an ex-lesbian flee the U.S. with her child seven years ago. “Timo Miller is a good man,” his defense attorney, Jeffrey Conrad of Pennsylvania told the Buffalo News. “He made a […]

North Carolina Man Pleads Guilty to Plotting Terror Attacks Against Americans

North Carolina Man Pleads Guilty to Plotting Terror Attacks Against Americans

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A North Carolina man plead guilty to a count of “attempting to commit an act of terrorism transcending national boundaries” in court on Tuesday and now faces a maximum sentence of life in prison. “Justin Sullivan planned to kill hundreds of innocent people,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge John Strong in a […]

Texas Elector to Resign Rather Than Vote Trump: ‘I Do Not See How Donald Trump Is Biblically Qualified’

Texas Elector to Resign Rather Than Vote Trump: ‘I Do Not See How Donald Trump Is Biblically Qualified’

DAYTON, Texas — An elector in Texas has announced that he has chosen to resign his position rather than vote for Donald Trump as an electorate. “I do not see how Donald Trump is biblically qualified to serve in the office of the presidency,” Art Sisneros wrote on Saturday in his blog “The Blessed Path: […]

Attacker at Ohio State University: ‘We Will Not Let You Sleep Unless You Give Peace to Muslims’

Attacker at Ohio State University: ‘We Will Not Let You Sleep Unless You Give Peace to Muslims’

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The attacker at Ohio State University who plowed into a group of students on campus and then began stabbing people with a knife reportedly posted remarks just prior to the attack, declaring, “We will not let you sleep unless you give peace to the Muslims.” “I can’t take it anymore. America! Stop interfering […]

U.K. School Apologizes for Issuing Disciplinary Warning to Teaching Assistant Who Answered Student’s Questions on Homosexuality

U.K. School Apologizes for Issuing Disciplinary Warning to Teaching Assistant Who Answered Student’s Questions on Homosexuality

CORNWALL, U.K. — A school in the U.K. apologized on Monday in reaching an agreement with a teaching assistant who planned to file a legal challenge against a disciplinary warning she was issued for answering a student’s questions on homosexuality in accordance with her Christian beliefs. Victoria Allen, 51, was to have asked an employment tribunal to overturn the action […]

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito: Religious Freedom in ‘Greater Danger’ Than Free Speech

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito: Religious Freedom in ‘Greater Danger’ Than Free Speech

WASHINGTON — During a recent speech in Washington for the national lawyer’s convention of the Federalist Society, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito opined that religious freedom might be “in greater danger” than the right to free speech. “I am reminded of a song by the latest recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature: It’s […]

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