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Reagan Judge Sides with Wiccans to Remove Ten Commandments from City Property

BLOOMFIELD, N.M. – A  judge nominated by then-President Ronald Reagan has sided with two New Mexico Wiccans and has ordered that a Ten Commandments monument must be removed from city property because it endorses Christianity. U.S. District Judge James A. Parker issued his ruling on Thursday, stating that the 3,000-pound monument violated the First Amendment […]

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County Rejects Atheist, Pagan Displays Amid Controversy Over ‘In God We Trust’ Plaque

MOBILE, Ala. – County commissioners in Alabama have rejected requests from atheists, pagans and Unitarian Universalists to post their own displays in the public arena after they took issue with a recent vote to display a “In God We Trust” plaque in the Government Plaza. In June, the Mobile County Commission voted 2-1 to display […]

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Utah, Virginia, Oklahoma Appeal Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Rulings to U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON – Three states have filed appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court in defense of their constitutional amendment enshrining marriage as being between a man and a woman, in light of lower court rulings which have struck down such same-sex ‘marriage’ bans as violating the federal Constitution. The attorney generals in Utah and Virginia submitted […]

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Parents Adopt Mentally Disabled Daughter’s Baby Saved from Forced Abortion

WASHOE COUNTY, Nev. – The parents of a mentally disabled woman have adopted their granddaughter after the child was spared from abortion during a court battle that could have ended in the termination of the baby’s life. Bill and Amy Bauer are officially the adoptive parents of Cierra Marie, who was born in May of […]

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North Carolina Diner Ends Prayer Discount Following Atheist Complaint

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – A restaurant in North Carolina has discontinued issuing random discounts for patrons who pray over their meals after a prominent atheist organization threatened to file a lawsuit over the matter. Mary’s Gourmet Diner has been randomly issuing customers a 15 percent discount for “praying in public,” that is, praying over one’s meal, […]

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Humanists Threaten Legal Action Against Military Base for Display of Gideons Bibles

ST. LOUIS – A prominent humanist organization sent a letter earlier this week to the Missouri National Guard, demanding that ‘immediate action’ be taken to remove a display of Bibles from a military base. The American Humanist Association (AHA) is a group committed to promoting the so-called “humanist worldview.” According to the organization’s website, AHA […]

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Children of American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran Ask Obama to ‘Help Bring Daddy Home’

The children of an American pastor imprisoned in Iran have appeared in an online video plea to President Obama, asking that he ‘help bring [their] daddy home.’ As previously reported, Saeed Abedini, a former Muslim turned Christian, left Iran in 2005 and moved to the United States with his wife and children to find religious […]

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City Pays $50,000 in Attorney’s Fees for Violating First Amendment Rights of Christians

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – A city in Kansas has payed $50,000 in attorney’s fees after a court ruled that it had violated the First Amendment rights of Christians who sought to distribute materials about their soccer camp outside of a city-owned soccer complex. In April 2012, Gordon Hunjak of Victory Through Jesus Sports Ministries Foundation sought […]

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Judge Strikes Law that Would Have Closed Three of Alabama’s Five Abortion Facilities

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A federal judge nominated by then-President Jimmy Carter has struck down a Alabama law that would have closed three of the state’s five abortion facilities. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson issued his ruling on Monday in a 172-page decision, declaring that a regulation that mandates abortionists to obtain admitting privileges at a […]

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‘People Are Almost Afraid to Mention God’: Taxman Prints ‘In God We Trust’ on County Mail

TARRANT COUNTY, Texas – A tax collector in Texas has decided to print the motto ‘In God We Trust’ on outgoing office stationery, generating both support and opposition over the usage of the statement. Tarrant County tax assessor and collector Ron Wright told reporters recently that he has been contemplating printing the nation’s motto on […]

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