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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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Hawaii Church Reaches Settlement in Atheist Lawsuit Over Public School Rentals

HONOLULU, Hawaii – A church in Hawaii has reached a settlement in an atheist lawsuit that asserted that five area churches had bamboozled area public schools out of millions in rental fees. As previously reported, the suit, Kahle v. New Hope International Ministries, was filed by atheists Mitchell Kahle and Holly Huber in March of […]

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Oops! Judge Confused Constitution, Declaration of Independence in Ruling

NORFOLK, Va. – The federal judge who struck down Virginia’s ban on homosexual ‘marriage’ as being unconstitutional wrongly attributed a quote from the Declaration of Independence to the U.S. Constitution. In her 41-page decision issued late Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge Arenda Wright Allen had ruled that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage violated the right to due process and equal protection afforded under […]

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Congressional Hearing: Christians Worldwide Being Targeted for Their Faith

WASHINGTON – Christians are the most persecuted group in the world, but most in the West don’t identify with the persecuted Church, a Congressional hearing before the House Foreign Affairs Committee contended this week. Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ) opened the hearing by outlining various reports of Christian persecution in Syria, Egypt, Iraq and Nigeria. He […]

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Virginia’s Ban on Homosexual ‘Marriage’

NORFOLK, Va. – A federal judge struck down Virginia’s ban on homosexual ‘marriage’ late Thursday as being unconstitutional, stating that it deprived those engaging in the homosexual lifestyle the “fundamental freedom to choose to marry.” U.S. District Court Judge Arenda Wright Allen in Norfolk, Virginia cited in her 41-page opinion that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage violated the […]

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Federal Judge Rules Kentucky Must Recognize Same-Sex ‘Marriages’ from Other States

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A federal judge nominated by George H.W. Bush has ruled that same-sex ‘marriages’ performed in states or countries where legal must be recognized in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. As previously reported, attorneys for Greg Bourke and Michael DeLeon, both 55, filed the legal challenge last August, contending that Kentucky’s current statute violates […]

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Federal Court: North Carolina ‘Choose Life’ License Plate Unconstitutional

RICHMOND, Va. –  North Carolina’s ’Choose Life’ license plate is unconstitutional because the state doesn’t provide the same forum for motorists on the other side of the contentious issue, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. A three-judge panel of the Richmond-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld a federal judge’s ruling that the “Choose Life” […]

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North Korea Again Rescinds Invitation to U.S. Ambassador Seeking Release of American Missionary

WASHINGTON – The U.S. State Department is announcing its disappointment after North Korean officials again rescinded an invitation to discuss the release of an American missionary sentenced to fifteen years hard labor in the country. “We are deeply disappointed by the DPRK [North Korean] decision–for a second time–to rescind its invitation for ambassador [Robert] King […]

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U.S. Department of Justice to Expand Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Benefits

WASHINGTON – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced on Saturday that he planned to expand federal benefits to same-sex ‘couples,’  following last year’s Supreme Court ruling regarding the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). “In every courthouse, in every proceeding and in every place where a member of the Department of Justice stands on behalf of […]

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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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