‘Non-Theistic’ Satanic Temple Says Texas Rule to Bury, Cremate Aborted Babies Violates Their Religious Beliefs

‘Non-Theistic’ Satanic Temple Says Texas Rule to Bury, Cremate Aborted Babies Violates Their Religious Beliefs

SALEM, Mass. — The Massachusetts-based Satanic Temple has released a statement asserting that a new Texas rule requiring abortionists to have the remains of aborted babies buried or cremated violates their religious beliefs. “The Satanic Temple believes burial rites are a well-established component of religious practice,” it wrote on Saturday. “This is undisputed in the […]

Canadian Woman Who Drowned Newborn Son Sentenced Only to Probation, No Jail Time

Canadian Woman Who Drowned Newborn Son Sentenced Only to Probation, No Jail Time

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — A Canadian woman who drowned her newborn son five years ago will not face any time behind bars, despite a judge calling her actions “abhorrent.” Courtney Saul, 24, has been sentenced to two years probation by Judge Len Marchand since the girl did not have a prior criminal record and became pregnant from rape. […]

Ohio Bill Protecting Pastors Who Decline to Host, Officiate Same-Sex ‘Weddings’ Clears House Committee

Ohio Bill Protecting Pastors Who Decline to Host, Officiate Same-Sex ‘Weddings’ Clears House Committee

COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio bill known as the “Pastor Protection Act” has cleared a state House committee, but it is not certain whether lawmakers have enough time to pass the legislation this year. H.B. 286, presented by Rep. Nino Vitale, R-Urbana, protects pastors from punishment in instances when they decline to officiate a wedding that is […]

Planned Parenthood, ACLU File Suit to Challenge Abortion Laws in Three States

Planned Parenthood, ACLU File Suit to Challenge Abortion Laws in Three States

The abortion giant Planned Parenthood, the Center for Reproductive Rights and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) have filed suit to challenge abortion laws in three states. The groups seek to strike down a North Carolina law banning abortion after 20 weeks (5 months), an Alaskan law preventing health centers from performing abortions past the […]

Illinois Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting, Murdering Girl Waiting for Church Bus

Illinois Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting, Murdering Girl Waiting for Church Bus

OLNEY, Ill. — An Illinois man has been arrested and charged with sexual assault and murder after he allegedly kidnapped and killed an eight-year-old girl who had been waiting outside for the church bus. Glen Ramey, 53, has been charged with first-degree murder and predatory sexual assault after the body of Sabrina Stauffenberg was found behind […]

Canadian Man With Mental Illness Wants Right to Die: ‘Non-Existence Is Better Than This’

Canadian Man With Mental Illness Wants Right to Die: ‘Non-Existence Is Better Than This’

WINDSOR, Ont. — A Canadian man who struggles with dissociative depersonalization disorder, mood disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder, and who says he suffers debilitating pain, is seeking the right to die and is expressing his objection that a newly-passed assisted suicide law does not allow those with mental illness to end their life. “Non-existence is […]

Congressional Panel Refers Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast Investigation to Texas AG for Possible Prosecution

Congressional Panel Refers Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast Investigation to Texas AG for Possible Prosecution

WASHINGTON — A congressional panel has referred its investigation surrounding Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton for possible criminal prosecution. Rep. Mia Love, (R-Utah) outlined the development, among others, on the House floor on Thursday as she discussed information uncovered by the Select Panel on Infant Lives. “There is so much […]

Former U.K. Cabinet Member Says Sunday School Inspections Show Govt Sees Religion as ‘Problem’

Former U.K. Cabinet Member Says Sunday School Inspections Show Govt Sees Religion as ‘Problem’

U.K. (Christian Institute) — Proposals for Ofsted to inspect Sunday Schools illustrate that government ministers see religious faith as “a problem,” a former Cabinet minister has said. Labour MP Stephen Timms, a former chief secretary to the Treasury, made the comments while speaking at the release of a new report about faith-based charities. The government […]

Federal Court Dismisses Effort to Have ‘In God We Trust’ Removed From U.S. Currency

Federal Court Dismisses Effort to Have ‘In God We Trust’ Removed From U.S. Currency

AKRON, Ohio — A federal court has again dismissed an atheist’s effort to have the phrase “In God We Trust” removed from U.S. currency. “Plaintiffs cannot demonstrate that the use of the motto on currency substantially burdens their religious exercise,” Judge Benita Pearson, appointed to the bench by Barack Obama, ruled on Wednesday. “No reasonable viewer […]

Football Coaches at Pennsylvania School Told to Stop Praying With Players Following Complaint

Football Coaches at Pennsylvania School Told to Stop Praying With Players Following Complaint

DANVILLE, Pa. — Football coaches at a school in north central Pennsylvania have been instructed to stop joining in pre-game prayers with players after a prominent professing atheist group recently contacted the school district to complaint about the practice. According to reports, a resident of Danville contacted the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) to advise […]