U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Appeal of Ruling Declaring Ten Commandments Monument Unconstitutional

U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Appeal of Ruling Declaring Ten Commandments Monument Unconstitutional

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal of a ruling out of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals that declared a New Mexico Ten Commandments monument unconstitutional. Two Wiccan women who took offense at the display had filed suit against the Decalogue placement in 2012, stating that it made them feel […]

Air Force Service Members Accused of Painting Satanic Graffiti on South Carolina Church

Air Force Service Members Accused of Painting Satanic Graffiti on South Carolina Church

MAYESVILLE, S.C. — Four Air Force service members have been arrested after surveillance footage connected them to a recent act of vandalism at a historic South Carolina church. Kayla Eilerman, 18, Clayre Savage, 18, Daveion Green, 19, and Brandon Munoz, 20, are facing charges of malicious injury to a house of worship, conspiracy and trespassing surrounding […]

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Life Begins at Conception, Improving Healthcare Includes Unborn

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Life Begins at Conception, Improving Healthcare Includes Unborn

WASHINGTON – In a development that has drawn ire from abortion supporters and praise from pro-life groups, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has affirmed in a new document that life begins at conception and that improving healthcare in America includes the unborn. The Department’s recently-released draft of the agency’s strategic plan for […]

NC Commission Appeals Ruling Against Exclusively Christian Prayers to U.S. Supreme Court

NC Commission Appeals Ruling Against Exclusively Christian Prayers to U.S. Supreme Court

SALISBURY, N.C. — A board of commissioners in North Carolina has presented its prayer case to the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the nation’s highest court to hear its appeal of a Fourth Circuit ruling that declared that it was unconstitutional for prayers presented during the commission’s meetings to be exclusively Christian. “Thousands of legislative bodies with […]

Jury Recommends Death Penalty for Oklahoma Muslim Who Beheaded Coworker

Jury Recommends Death Penalty for Oklahoma Muslim Who Beheaded Coworker

NORMAN, Okla. — A jury has recommended the death penalty for a Muslim man who beheaded his coworker three years ago and attempted to decapitate a second woman. The 12-person jury took approximately three hours to determine that Alton Nolen, 33, was eligible for capital punishment. Nolen had been found guilty last month of first-degree murder, as […]

Federal Judge Rules U.S. Congress May Reject Atheist’s Request to Present Invocation

Federal Judge Rules U.S. Congress May Reject Atheist’s Request to Present Invocation

WASHINGTON — A federal judge appointed to the bench by then-President George W. Bush has ruled that Congress may reject an atheist’s request to present an opening invocation and that officials did not discriminate against him in requiring that those who present prayers be actual faith leaders. “This court concludes that the refusal of the […]

Undocumented Teen in Custody After Crossing Border Takes Feds to Court in Effort to Obtain Abortion

Undocumented Teen in Custody After Crossing Border Takes Feds to Court in Effort to Obtain Abortion

AUSTIN, Texas — An undocumented teenage girl who is in the United States unaccompanied by her parents is asking a court to grant her permission to obtain an abortion as officials at the immigration facility where she is being held have allegedly denied her request. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a lawsuit on […]

Kentucky Lawmaker Files Bill to Abolish Elective Abortions in State

Kentucky Lawmaker Files Bill to Abolish Elective Abortions in State

FRANKFORT, Ky. — A Republican lawmaker in Kentucky has filed a bill that would abolish elective abortions in the state, leaving an exception for those recommended by a physician for medical reasons. “Whereas an average of more than nine unborn children are killed via abortion in Kentucky each day, an emergency is declared to exist, and this […]

New California Law Allows Jail Time for Using Wrong Gender Pronoun

New California Law Allows Jail Time for Using Wrong Gender Pronoun

(Fox News) — California health care workers who “willfully and repeatedly” decline to use a senior transgender patient’s “preferred name or pronouns” could face punishments ranging from a fine to jail time under a newly signed law. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the legislation last week. The sponsor, Democratic state Sen. Scott Wiener, has argued […]