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Florida School District Replaces Chaplains With ‘Life Coaches’ Following Atheist Complaint

ORLANDO – A Florida school district has decided to replace its use of local pastors as high school football chaplains and replace with the position with life coaches following a complaint from a prominent atheist organization. The Madison, Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) sent a letter to the Orange County Public School District’s attorney […]

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Court Rules Police Did Not Violate Group’s Rights By Ousting Them From Muslim Festival

CINCINNATI – A federal appeals court has ruled that Michigan police did not violate the rights of a California-based group by ousting them from an Arab festival when attendees began turning violent. As previously reported, U.S. District Court Judge Patrick Duggan ruled last year that men with an organization identified as Bible Believers crossed the boundaries […]

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Federal Court Upholds Ten Commandments Monument as Being Historical, Not Religious Display

FARGO, N.D. – A Ten Commandments monument in North Dakota does not violate the U.S. Constitution’s Establishment Clause as it serves more as a historical display than a religious one, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this past week. The monument had been donated over 50 years ago by the Fraternal Order of Eagles […]

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German Government Returns Custody of Homeschooled Children to Their Parents

DARMSTADT, Germany – Over a year after German police raided their home and seized their children, the parents of four homeschoolers have regained legal custody of their children, but remain concerned about the criminal ramifications surrounding the right to homeschool. As previously reported, approximately 20 social workers, police officers and special agents swarmed the home of […]

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Judge Strikes Key Parts of Texas Law That Would Have Closed Most of State’s Abortion Facilities

AUSTIN, Texas – A federal judge appointed to the bench by then-President George W. Bush has struck down key parts of a Texas abortion law that would have closed most of the abortion facilities in the state. HB2, which required abortion facilities to comport with the building, equipment and staffing standards of hospital-style surgical centers, was […]

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New York Couple Fined $13,000 for Refusing ‘Gay Marriage’ Ceremony to No Longer Host Weddings

ALBANY, N.Y. – A couple in New York state who was fined $13,000 and ordered to re-educate their staff to accommodate same-sex ‘weddings’ has decided to close their wedding venue rather than violate their religious beliefs. As previously reported, Robert and Cynthia Gifford own Liberty Ridge Farms in Schaghticoke, a 50-acre facility that hosts a […]

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Judge Issues Final Order Declaring Utah’s Ban on Polygamous Cohabitation Unconstitutional

SALT LAKE CITY – A federal judge appointed by George W. Bush has issued his final order striking down key parts of Utah’s ban on polygamous cohabitation as unconstitutional, while leaving intact the state prohibition against bigamy. As previously reported, Kody Brown of the TLC reality show Sister Wives, along with his four “wives,” Meri, Janelle, Christine […]

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Pizza Parlor to Continue Church Bulletin Discount Despite Atheist Pressure, Bomb Threat

SEARCY, Ark. – The Christian owner of an Arkansas pizza parlor is not backing down after a prominent atheist activist organization sent a warning letter claiming that its church bulletin discount promotion was unlawful as atheists could not qualify. As previously reported, Bailey’s Pizza, owned by Steven Rose, opened in Searcy last month, and is […]

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Texas School District Duct Tapes Over Plaques Glorifying God Following Atheist Complaint

MIDLOTHIAN, Texas – A public school district in Texas has covered two dedication plaques that referenced God with duct tape after a prominent atheist activist organization asserted that the displays did not belong on school property. The Midlothian Independent School District has confirmed that a plaque has been covered at Mountain Peak Elementary School and […]

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Bolivia’s Evangelical Christians Launch Fight for Religious Freedom

COCHABAMBA, Bolivia (Morning Star News) – Evangelical Christians have begun their battle against new measures that could result in the dissolution of Protestant denominations and other groups that have ministered in Bolivia for decades. As organizations that fail to comply with the new government measures will lose their legal standing, the National Association of Evangelicals of Bolivia […]

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