Trump Calls Meeting With ‘His Holiness Pope Francis’ an ‘Honor of a Lifetime’

Trump Calls Meeting With ‘His Holiness Pope Francis’ an ‘Honor of a Lifetime’

ROME — President Trump tweeted on Wednesday following his meeting with Roman Catholic leader Jorge Bergoglio, also known as “Pope Francis,” that his audience before “his holiness” was “an honor of a lifetime.” “Honor of a lifetime to meet His Holiness Pope Francis. I leave the Vatican more determined than ever to pursue PEACE in our […]

Identification of Child Porn Site Creator Results in 900 Arrests Worldwide, Over 300 Children Rescued

Identification of Child Porn Site Creator Results in 900 Arrests Worldwide, Over 300 Children Rescued

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The identification and arrest of a child pornography site creator has resulted in nearly 900 arrests worldwide and over 300 children rescued, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has announced. Steven Chase, 58, the operator of the now defunct site “Playpen,” was sentenced to 30 years behind bars earlier this month in a Charlotte courtroom. […]

New York ‘Concerned Clergy for Choice’ Group Gathers in State Capitol in Support of Abortion, Contraception Access

New York ‘Concerned Clergy for Choice’ Group Gathers in State Capitol in Support of Abortion, Contraception Access

ALBANY, N.Y. — A group known as “Concerned Clergy for Choice” and others recently gathered in the New York state capital to advocate for access to abortion and contraception, and to express support for the sexually-centered organization Planned Parenthood. “As pastors, we believe in New Yorkers’ ability to get the health care that is supported […]

Judge Finds No Recourse for Mother Whose Son Obtained Hormone Treatments Without Parental Consent

Judge Finds No Recourse for Mother Whose Son Obtained Hormone Treatments Without Parental Consent

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — A federal judge has dismissed a mother’s lawsuit seeking recourse after her parental rights over her son were expropriated and she had been kept in the dark about the provision of hormonal treatments to assist with the teen’s desire to “transition” into a girl. While he agreed that the teen was not legally emancipated absent […]

Texas Governor Signs ‘Sermon Safeguard Bill’ Preventing Government From Probing Preaching

Texas Governor Signs ‘Sermon Safeguard Bill’ Preventing Government From Probing Preaching

THE WOODLANDS, Texas — The governor of Texas has signed into law a bill that prevents the government from subpoenaing copies of sermons or questioning pastors about the content of their messages. “Texas law now will be your strength and your sword and your shield,” Gov. Greg Abbott declared during a ceremony at Grace Church […]

Maine House Votes Down Physician-Assisted Suicide Bill

Maine House Votes Down Physician-Assisted Suicide Bill

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine House of Representatives has rejected a bill that would have legalized physician-assisted suicide in the state. “There is no life on Earth without pain and suffering,” said Rep. Roger Reed, R-Carmel. “Life is a gift from God regardless of its circumstances.” LD 347, introduced by Sen. Robert Katz, R-Augusta, allowed those […]

Texas Senate Passes Bill Protecting Operating Values of Faith-Based Foster, Adoption Agencies

Texas Senate Passes Bill Protecting Operating Values of Faith-Based Foster, Adoption Agencies

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Senate has passed a bill allowing faith-based foster care and adoption agencies to operate in accordance with their religion without punishment. The measure now moves to the desk of Gov. Greg Abbott for signing. “I am obviously very excited about it passing the Senate, and I fully expect … that Governor […]

Pro-Lifers Challenge Addition of Abortive Mothers to St. Louis Nondiscrimination Ordinance

Pro-Lifers Challenge Addition of Abortive Mothers to St. Louis Nondiscrimination Ordinance

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Pro-life entities in St. Louis, Missouri have filed suit to challenge the recent addition of abortive mothers to the city’s nondiscrimination ordinance. As previously reported, Board Bill 203 was presented earlier this year by Alderman Megan Green, who said that the protections were necessary to keep employers and landlords from acting adversely […]

Four Iowa Planned Parenthood Locations Closing After State Cuts Funding to Abortion Facilities

Four Iowa Planned Parenthood Locations Closing After State Cuts Funding to Abortion Facilities

DES MOINES, Iowa — Four Planned Parenthood locations in Iowa will close next month following a newly-passed budget bill that strips state and federal funding from abortion providers. The organization announced on Thursday that it would close its Sioux City, Bettendorf, Burlington and Keokuk offices, leaving eight Planned Parenthood locations in the state and five abortion […]

Virginia Sheriff Instructed to Remove ‘Peacemaker’ Bible Decals From Patrol Vehicles

Virginia Sheriff Instructed to Remove ‘Peacemaker’ Bible Decals From Patrol Vehicles

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. — A sheriff in Virginia has been instructed to remove decals bearing the words of Christ from patrol cars in the midst of an inquiry and complaints from two church-state separation groups. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office had been gifted with the decals in March, which quote from Matthew 5:9, which reads, “Blessed are […]

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