Federal Judge Orders Virginia School Board to Allow Girl to Use Boys’ Restroom

Federal Judge Orders Virginia School Board to Allow Girl to Use Boys’ Restroom

RICHMOND, Va. — A federal judge in Virginia has ordered a local school board to allow a female student who identifies as male to use the the boys’ restroom at her public high school. As previously reported, Gavin Grimm, now 17, told reporters in December 2014 that she began using the boys’ restroom after obtaining […]

Pennsylvania Congressman Backed by Clergy Convicted of 22 Corruption Counts

Pennsylvania Congressman Backed by Clergy Convicted of 22 Corruption Counts

PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania congressman who has received the backing of Philadelphia’s African American clergy throughout his 11 terms in office has been convicted of 22 corruption counts and has subsequently resigned from his seat in Congress. U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Philadelphia) submitted his resignation on Thursday after a jury found him guilty of all […]

Appeals Court Rules Transit Company Wrong to Reject Pro-Life Group’s Health Care Referral Ads

Appeals Court Rules Transit Company Wrong to Reject Pro-Life Group’s Health Care Referral Ads

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — A federal appeals court has ruled that it was wrong for a public transportation company to refuse to allow a health care referral service to place advertising cards in its buses because of its pro-life stance. As previously reported, Women’s Health Link, a free referral service that assists women needing physical, emotional, […]

NYC Requires Businesses to Replace ‘Men,’ ‘Women’ Single-Stall Restroom Signs With Unisex Wording

NYC Requires Businesses to Replace ‘Men,’ ‘Women’ Single-Stall Restroom Signs With Unisex Wording

NEW YORK — City council members in New York City voted on Tuesday to require businesses to remove signs reading “men” and “women” outside single-stall restrooms to further the city’s policies on transgender restroom use. The move was passed 47-2 and is expected to be signed by Mayor Bill De Blasio, who signed an executive order in […]

‘The USA Must Act’: Yazidi Woman Formerly Held as ISIS Sex Slave Testifies Before Congress

‘The USA Must Act’: Yazidi Woman Formerly Held as ISIS Sex Slave Testifies Before Congress

WASHINGTON — A Yazidi woman who had formerly been held as a sex slave for the barbaric Islamic group ISIS, which identifies itself as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, testified before a Congressional panel on Tuesday, urging the U.S. government to become more active to defeat the terrorist organization. Nadia Murad, 21, who […]

Jerry Falwell Jr. Defends ‘Christian’ Trump, Criticizes ‘Hypocrites’ Concerned About Playboy Cover

Jerry Falwell Jr. Defends ‘Christian’ Trump, Criticizes ‘Hypocrites’ Concerned About Playboy Cover

NEW YORK — Jerry Falwell, Jr., the president of Liberty University, who has repeatedly sought to convince the public that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is a Christian, is now calling those who have expressed concern over his pose with the candidate adjacent to a framed Playboy magazine cover “hypocrites” who need to stop “judging.” […]

Trump Panders to 1,000 So-Called Evangelical Leaders: ‘I’m on Your Side. I’m a Tremendous Believer!’

Trump Panders to 1,000 So-Called Evangelical Leaders: ‘I’m on Your Side. I’m a Tremendous Believer!’

NEW YORK — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pandered to and hooked evangelicals on Tuesday as he met with nearly 1,000 spiritual leaders in New York, asserting that he is a “tremendous believer” that is “on your side.” “I’m so on your side,” he declared to those gathered at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square. “I’m […]

Kansas Board of Education Votes to Ignore Obama Admin Mandate to Allow Boys in Girls’ Restrooms

Kansas Board of Education Votes to Ignore Obama Admin Mandate to Allow Boys in Girls’ Restrooms

TOPEKA, Kansas — The Kansas Board of Education has voted to ignore the recent guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Education, which require school districts to allow boys who identify as girls to use the girls’ restroom and vice versa. The board concluded unanimously 10-0 on June 15 that local schools […]

California Bill Stirs Concerns That Christian Schools Could Be Banned From Living Out Convictions

California Bill Stirs Concerns That Christian Schools Could Be Banned From Living Out Convictions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Concerns are being expressed over a California bill that some believe could ban Christian universities from living out their faith in regard to homosexuality and transgenderism, and potentially other issues as well. S.B. 1146 was introduced in February by Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, to close what Lara called a “loophole” in current federal and […]

Indiana Woman Pushes Back After State Groups Oppose Safe Haven Baby Boxes

Indiana Woman Pushes Back After State Groups Oppose Safe Haven Baby Boxes

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — An Indiana woman is pushing back after being told that her safe haven baby boxes do not fall under current safe haven regulations and may result in abandonment charges for any mother who uses them. As previously reported, Monica Kelsey, founder of Safe Haven Baby Boxes, installed a box at a local firehouse in Michigan City […]