Satanic Temple’s Quest to Erect Homage to Satan at Arkansas Capitol to Have Public Hearing

Satanic Temple’s Quest to Erect Homage to Satan at Arkansas Capitol to Have Public Hearing

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An Arkansas Capitol Arts and Grounds Commission subcommittee has allowed the Satanic Temple’s request to erect a Baphomet statue at the state capitol to move forward with a public hearing. A meeting was held on Wednesday, which included a presentation from Satanic Temple spokesman Doug Mesner, who goes by the name Lucien Greaves. […]

Netherlands to Set Up International Abortion Fund to Counteract Trump’s Aid Ban

Netherlands to Set Up International Abortion Fund to Counteract Trump’s Aid Ban

(The Independent) — The Netherlands is seeking to set up an overseas abortion fund to counteract Donald Trump’s recent ban against funding international groups which give women information about terminations. Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Lilianne Ploumen for the Dutch government has announced she intends to establish an international fund which would finance […]

Pastor Resigns From Southern Baptist Mission Board Over Legal Brief Supporting New Jersey Mosque

Pastor Resigns From Southern Baptist Mission Board Over Legal Brief Supporting New Jersey Mosque

A pastor who had served as a trustee of the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) International Mission Board, led by “Radical” author and former Alabama pastor David Platt, has resigned out of his concerns over the board’s participation in an amicus brief supporting the construction of a New Jersey mosque. Dean Haun, the pastor of First […]

Man Who Prosecuted ‘Ten Commandments’ Judge One of Top Three on Trump’s SCOTUS Shortlist

Man Who Prosecuted ‘Ten Commandments’ Judge One of Top Three on Trump’s SCOTUS Shortlist

WASHINGTON — As President Trump plans to announce his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court next week, reports state that he has narrowed his preferences down to three judges from the federal appeals circuit: William Pryor, Neil Gorsuch and Thomas Hardiman. Some continue to express concern about the possibility of Pryor serving on the nation’s highest […]

US House Votes to Permanently Ban Taxpayer Funding of Abortion

US House Votes to Permanently Ban Taxpayer Funding of Abortion

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives passed the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act on Tuesday, essentially placing a permanent ban on taxpayer funding of abortions, as outlined in the Hyde Amendment. The matter now moves to the Senate for consideration. The Act had been introduced by Rep. Chris Smith, R-New […]

US Supreme Court Rejects ‘Sister Wives’ Appeal Effort to Overturn Ban on Polygamous Cohabitation

US Supreme Court Rejects ‘Sister Wives’ Appeal Effort to Overturn Ban on Polygamous Cohabitation

(Reuters) — The U.S. Supreme Court has turned away a challenge to Utah’s anti-bigamy law brought by the polygamist stars of the popular reality television show “Sister Wives.” The justices declined Monday (Jan. 23) to take up an appeal by Kody Brown and his four wives, only one of whom he is legally married to, […]

Atheist Mother Sues West Virginia School System Over Elective ‘Bible in the Schools’ Program

Atheist Mother Sues West Virginia School System Over Elective ‘Bible in the Schools’ Program

BLUEFIELD, W.V. — An atheist woman whose daughter attends a public elementary school in West Virginia has filed a lawsuit to challenge a more than 75-year-old elective Bible course as she “wishes to raise her child … without religion.” The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) filed suit on behalf of the woman, who has […]

University Settles With Student Expelled From Counseling Program Over Views on Homosexuality

University Settles With Student Expelled From Counseling Program Over Views on Homosexuality

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A university in Missouri has reached a settlement with a student that had been expelled from the school’s counseling program for advising that he could not counsel those involved in homosexuality on relationship matters. Missouri State University (MSU) has agreed to pay $25,000 to Andrew Cash, “the estimated tuition cost for Cash to obtain […]

US Sent $221 Million to Palestinians in Obama’s Last Hours

US Sent $221 Million to Palestinians in Obama’s Last Hours

WASHINGTON (Associated Press) — Officials say the Obama administration in its waning hours defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority that GOP members of Congress had been blocking. A State Department official and several congressional aides said the outgoing administration formally notified Congress it would spend the money Friday morning. […]

Trump Reinstates Ban on US Funds Promoting Overseas Abortions

Trump Reinstates Ban on US Funds Promoting Overseas Abortions

(The Hill) — President Trump on Monday morning signed an executive order blocking foreign aid or federal funding for international nongovernmental organizations that provide or “promote” abortions. The order comes one day after the 44th anniversary of the Roe V. Wade Supreme Court ruling that made abortion legal, and days before the annual “March for […]

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