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Arizona Senator Introduces Bill to Protect Rights of Religious Business Owners

PHOENIX – A Republican representative from Arizona has introduced a bill that seeks to protect the rights of religious business owners to refuse to facilitate acts that violate their faith. Senator Steve Yarbrough (R-Chandler) recently presented SB 1062 to the Senate Government and Environment Committee, which approved the legislation to move forward to the full […]

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Investigators: Oregon Bakery Discriminated Against Lesbian for Declining to Make ‘Wedding’ Cake

PORTLAND – State investigators in Oregon have concluded that a bakery run by a Christian couple unlawfully discriminated against a lesbian last year when it declined to make a ‘wedding’ cake for her same-sex ceremony. As previously reported, Aaron and Melissa Klein operate Sweet Cakes by Melissa in Gresham, which is now operated from the […]

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo: Pro-Life, ‘Anti-Gay’ Candidates ‘Have No Place in the State’

ALBANY, N.Y. – Controversy has been stirring over recent comments made by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who stated in a radio interview that ‘extreme’ political candidates ‘have no place in the state.’ Cuomo made his comments on public radio’s The Capital Pressroom as he asserted that there was tension in the Republican Party due […]

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Florida Public School Bible Distribution Moves Forward Despite Atheist Lawsuit

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A public school Bible distribution went forward in Florida on Thursday despite a lawsuit against the district for prohibiting the distribution of certain atheist publications last year, while allowing religious materials to go uncensored. The Florida Family Policy Council, World Changers of Florida and several area churches collaborated for the effort, […]

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Colorado Representative Introduces Bill to Make Abortion a Felony in the State

DENVER – A Republican representative in Colorado has introduced a bill that would make abortion a class 3 felony in the state. Rep. Steve Humphrey introduced House Bill 1133 on Thursday, a proposal similar to a measure he penned last year. The bill defines life as beginning at conception, and thus bars abortion for any […]

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Arizona School Board Unanimously Votes to Bring Prayer Back to Public Meetings

MESA, Ariz. – A school board in Arizona has voted unanimously to reinstate prayers at public meetings after voting just two months ago to replace the invocations with a moment of silence. The five-member Mesa school board agreed without dissent to invite clergy from all religions to participate in a new pre-meeting program, according to […]

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Man Who Plotted to Bomb Dozens of Oklahoma Churches Found Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity

TULSA – An Illinois man who plotted to bomb dozens of churches in Oklahoma two years ago has been found not guilty in federal court by reason of insanity. As previously reported, in October 2012, then 24-year-old Gregory Weiler II of Oak Village, Illinois was reported to police after staff at a motel in Miami, […]

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Christian Legal Group Proposes New Policy to Protect Girls From Boy Using Womens’ Restroom

FLORENCE, Colo. – A California-based Christian legal organization has proposed a new policy to Colorado school district officials in an effort to sufficiently protect girls in one school district who state that they feel uncomfortable with a boy that has been using their restroom. As previously reported, according to the Sacrament0-based Pacific Justice Institute (PJI), […]

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Federal Judge Strikes Down North Carolina’s Ultrasound Law as ‘Harmful,’ Unconstitutional

GREENSBORO, N.C. – A federal judge appointed by Barack Obama has struck down North Carolina’s ultrasound law as unconstitutional and potentially harmful to pregnant women. U.S. District Judge Catherine Eagle issued her opinion on Friday, asserting that the regulation was “an impermissible attempt to compel [abortion] providers to deliver the state’s message in favor of […]

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University of Wisconsin Removes Bibles From Guest Rooms Following Atheist Complaint

MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Extension has removed all of the Gideon Bibles from its conference center guest rooms at the urging of an atheist activist organization. The Madison, Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) states that it received a complaint last November from a visitor to the university’s Lowell Center, who noticed the […]

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