Texas Attorney General Moves to Intervene in Lawsuit Against Judge Sued Over Chaplain-Presented Prayers

Texas Attorney General Moves to Intervene in Lawsuit Against Judge Sued Over Chaplain-Presented Prayers

AUSTIN, Texas — The attorney general of Texas has filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit against a judge who was sued by a prominent professing atheist organization over his practice of opening court with a chaplain-presented prayer. “The lawsuit against Judge Mack is an affront to religious liberty and yet another attempt to […]

Maine School Employee Reprimanded for Telling Churchgoing Coworker ‘I Will Pray for You’

Maine School Employee Reprimanded for Telling Churchgoing Coworker ‘I Will Pray for You’

AUGUSTA, Maine — A special education technician at a public high school in Maine has filed a federal complaint against her school district after she was reprimanded for telling a coworker, who is a member of her church, that she would pray for them. According to her complaint, Toni Richardson began expressing concern last fall […]

Jerry Falwell Jr., Who is ‘Convinced’ Trump is ‘Christian,’ Bestows Liberty University Doctorate on President

Jerry Falwell Jr., Who is ‘Convinced’ Trump is ‘Christian,’ Bestows Liberty University Doctorate on President

LYNCHBURG, Va. — The president of what heralds itself as the world’s largest Christian university, who declared during the 2016 presidential election that he was “convinced” that Donald Trump is a Christian, conferred an honorary doctorate upon the nation’s leader on Saturday during his visit as commencement speaker. Standing in front of a backdrop bearing the motto “Training Champions […]

Kentucky Governor Appoints Seminary Official to Overhaul Foster Care, Adoption Services

Kentucky Governor Appoints Seminary Official to Overhaul Foster Care, Adoption Services

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Republican governor of Kentucky has appointed a seminary official and former pastor to overhaul the state’s struggling foster care and adoption services program. Gov. Matt Bevin selected Daniel Dumas, a senior vice president with the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and adoptive father of two, to lead the post effective June 19. “There is no […]

Christian Geologist Sues National Park Service for Denying Request to Conduct Research in Grand Canyon

Christian Geologist Sues National Park Service for Denying Request to Conduct Research in Grand Canyon

PHOENIX – A leading Christian geologist has filed suit against the U.S. National Park Service, alleging that they wrongfully discriminated against him on the basis of his religious beliefs by not allowing him to conduct research in the Grand Canyon. Dr. Andrew Snelling is a research geologist who currently serves as director of research at […]

Alabama Senate Approves Proposal That Would Allow Display of Ten Commandments on Public Property

Alabama Senate Approves Proposal That Would Allow Display of Ten Commandments on Public Property

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Alabama Senate has approved a bill that would place on the ballot a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow the Ten Commandments to be displayed on public property. The measure put forth by Sen. Gerald Dial, R-Lineville, requires the Decalogue to be a part of a broader display that includes other historical pieces. […]

10 Arrested Blocking Entrance to Kentucky’s Last Abortion Facility to Prevent Murder of Unborn

10 Arrested Blocking Entrance to Kentucky’s Last Abortion Facility to Prevent Murder of Unborn

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — 10 people were arrested on Saturday as they blocked the entrance to Kentucky’s last remaining abortion facility to prevent mothers from murdering their unborn children. The effort corresponded with Mother’s Day weekend. Abortion opponents from across the country gathered outside of EMW Women’s Clinic in Lexington to preach the gospel and stand […]

Teens Charged With Attempted Murder for Shooting Girl in Head Over ‘Annoying’ Snapchat Messages

Teens Charged With Attempted Murder for Shooting Girl in Head Over ‘Annoying’ Snapchat Messages

LOGAN, Utah — Two 16-year-old boys who plotted to shoot a 14-year-old girl in the head because her Snapchat messages were “annoying” will be tried as adults, a judge ruled this week. First District Juvenile Court Judge Angela Fonnesbeck announced her decisions on Monday and Wednesday regarding defendants Colter Peterson and his accomplice Jayzen Decker. “He planned and he […]

New Jersey Borough Agrees Not to Restore ‘Religious’ Veterans Display in Settlement With Humanist Group

New Jersey Borough Agrees Not to Restore ‘Religious’ Veterans Display in Settlement With Humanist Group

ROSELLE PARK, N.J. — A New Jersey borough has agreed not to restore what was deemed a religious veterans display to the lawn of the public library in order to settle a lawsuit filed by a nationally-recognized humanist organization. On May 4, Roselle Park council members voted to approve Resolution 142-17, “Authorizing a Settlement Agreement in the […]

Appeals Court Upholds Christian Screen Printer’s Right to Decline Creation of ‘Gay Pride’ T-Shirts

Appeals Court Upholds Christian Screen Printer’s Right to Decline Creation of ‘Gay Pride’ T-Shirts

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Kentucky Court of Appeals has upheld the right of a Christian screen printer to decline to print t-shirts for a homosexual pride event. “Nothing in the [Lexington-Fayette Urban County] fairness ordinance prohibits HOO (Hands on Originals), a private business, from engaging in viewpoint or message censorship,” wrote Chief Judge Joy Kramer in the 2-1 decision […]