Cuban Appeals Court Overturns Prison Sentence Against Pastor Punished for Homeschooling His Children

Cuban Appeals Court Overturns Prison Sentence Against Pastor Punished for Homeschooling His Children

HAVANA, Cuba — A Cuban appeals court has overturned a prison sentence leveled against a pastor who was punished in May for homeschooling his children. “This is a far better outcome than I had expected,” said Mike Donnelly of the Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) in an update on Wednesday. “Based on my understanding of […]

Florida Police Officer to Receive Letter of Reprimand for Marking ‘Transgender’ as Male on Citation

Florida Police Officer to Receive Letter of Reprimand for Marking ‘Transgender’ as Male on Citation

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A Citizens Police Review Board has decided that a Florida police officer should receive a letter of reprimand for marking “male” on a traffic ticket when the driver identified as a woman. The board also recommended that the entire police department receive transgender sensitivity training. According to reports, in January, Officer James Brinton […]

Atheist Activist Group Seeks Removal of Roadside Cross Memorializing Mother Who Died in Crash

Atheist Activist Group Seeks Removal of Roadside Cross Memorializing Mother Who Died in Crash

SALEM, Ore. — A prominent professing atheist organization is seeking the removal of roadside cross memorial in Oregon, which it states is an unconstitutional government endorsement of Christianity because it sits on public property. The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) recently sent a letter to the mayor of Salem to advise that it had received […]

Letter to Spanish Government Denounces ‘Totalitarian’ Gender Ideology Law

Letter to Spanish Government Denounces ‘Totalitarian’ Gender Ideology Law

(Evangelical Focus) — The Ibero-American Congress for Life and Family has sent a letter to the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, expressing concern about the LGBT non-discrimination and equality bill that could be approved in September. The draft law was vindicated by political parties and social organizations in the recent World Pride mass demonstrations in […]

US Defense Secretary Delays Implementation of Policy Allowing Transgenders to Enlist in Military

US Defense Secretary Delays Implementation of Policy Allowing Transgenders to Enlist in Military

WASHINGTON — U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis has pushed back the date on when transgenders will be formally permitted to enlist in the military, stating that the matter needs further consideration. As previously reported, former Defense Secretary Ash Carter lifted the ban on open transgenders last year and set July 1 as the deadline for the […]

Canadian Landlord Ordered to Pay $12,000 for Not Removing Shoes in Muslim Couple’s Bedroom

Canadian Landlord Ordered to Pay $12,000 for Not Removing Shoes in Muslim Couple’s Bedroom

ONTARIO — A landlord in Canada is expressing dismay after he was recently ordered by a human rights tribunal to pay $12,000 to a Muslim couple for disrespecting their religion, in part for failing to remove his shoes in their bedroom, which was used as their Islamic prayer space. “I was humiliated. I was made to […]

Atheist Group Urges Fire Dept. to Remove ‘Blatantly Unconstitutional’ Cross From Fire Station Lawn

Atheist Group Urges Fire Dept. to Remove ‘Blatantly Unconstitutional’ Cross From Fire Station Lawn

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – A prominent atheist group is demanding that a fire department in Georgia take down a cross that has stood outside of one of their fire stations for more than a decade. Catoosa County Fire Department serves a district in far northwestern Georgia, just across the state line from Chattanooga, Tennessee. Outside of […]

Commissioner Refuses Church-State Separation Group’s Request to Stop Reading Bible at Public Meetings

Commissioner Refuses Church-State Separation Group’s Request to Stop Reading Bible at Public Meetings

DELTONA, Fla. — A city commissioner in Florida has refused a prominent church-state separation group’s request to stop reading Bible verses at the conclusion of public meetings. Deltona Commissioner Christopher Alcantara recently sent a brief and blunt response to Americans United for Separation of Church and State after receiving a letter asserting that his Bible-reading […]

Bench That Features ‘God’ Quote From Pennsylvania’s Founder Relocated Following Atheist Complaint

Bench That Features ‘God’ Quote From Pennsylvania’s Founder Relocated Following Atheist Complaint

OIL CITY, Pa. — The Oil City Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) held a public rededication ceremony outside its facility on Monday after a bench featuring a God-centered quote from Pennsylvania’s founder was given back to the organization as city leaders voted to remove the display from a public park due to a complaint from a professing […]