Fight or Flight: Trial Underway of Virginia Man Accused of Helping Ex-Lesbian Flee Country With Daughter

Fight or Flight: Trial Underway of Virginia Man Accused of Helping Ex-Lesbian Flee Country With Daughter

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Several witnesses took the stand on Tuesday as both the defense and prosecution laid out details to the jury surrounding a Virginia man accused of aiding an ex-lesbian turned professing Christian who fled the country with her daughter in 2009 to escape a court order. Robert Hemley, who is representing Philip Zodhiates in court, […]

Charlotte Under State of Emergency Following Violent Rioting on Streets

Charlotte Under State of Emergency Following Violent Rioting on Streets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The city of Charlotte, North Carolina is under a state of emergency following violent rioting on the streets Wednesday night over a man who was shot and killed by police on Tuesday. “Governor Pat McCrory has declared a state of emergency upon the request of Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney,” an […]

New U.K. Bill Seeks to Protect Children From Online Pornography

New U.K. Bill Seeks to Protect Children From Online Pornography

(Christian Institute) — A bill that seeks to protect children from the dangers of online pornography has had its second reading in the House of Commons. The Government’s Digital Economy Bill would require commercial providers to set up “robust age verification controls for online pornographic content in the UK.” This would be supplemented by a […]

U.S. Department of Housing Expands Rules to Require Admittance of Men in Women’s Homeless Shelters

U.S. Department of Housing Expands Rules to Require Admittance of Men in Women’s Homeless Shelters

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a new rule on Tuesday that requires federally-funded women’s homeless shelters to admit and accommodate men who identify as women—and vice versa. “Today, we take another important step to ensure full acceptance of transgender and gender non-conforming individuals in the programs HUD supports,” […]

Canadian Pastor Ordered to Allow Gay-Straight Alliances at His Christian Schools

Canadian Pastor Ordered to Allow Gay-Straight Alliances at His Christian Schools

EDMONTON — A Canadian pastor is standing firm after being ordered to allow gay-straight alliances to be formed at his Christian schools. According to reports, on Sept. 2, Alberta Education Minister David Eggen sent a letter to Brian Coldwell, the chairman of the Independent Baptist Christian Education Society and pastor of New Testament Baptist Church, to […]

Prospective Jurors Conflicted in Trial of Man Accused of Helping Ex-Lesbian Flee Country With Daughter

Prospective Jurors Conflicted in Trial of Man Accused of Helping Ex-Lesbian Flee Country With Daughter

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Several prospective jurors said that they could not separate their personal beliefs on homosexuality from the nation’s laws on the matter as jury selection was underway on Tuesday in the case of a Virginia man accused of aiding an ex-lesbian turned professing Christian who fled the country with her daughter in 2009 to escape […]

Judge Refuses to Order District to Immediately Re-Hire High School Football Coach Fired for Praying

Judge Refuses to Order District to Immediately Re-Hire High School Football Coach Fired for Praying

TACOMA, Wash. — A federal judge has declined to grant a preliminary injunction against officials with a Washington school district who fired a high school football coach in the midst of a battle over his desire to pray at the 50-yard line. U.S. District Judge Ronald Leighton, nominated to the bench by then-President George W. Bush, […]

Jury Selection Begins for Trial of Second Man Accused of Helping Ex-Lesbian Flee Country With Daughter

Jury Selection Begins for Trial of Second Man Accused of Helping Ex-Lesbian Flee Country With Daughter

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Jury selection begins today in the case of a Virginia man accused of aiding an ex-lesbian turned professing Christian who fled the country with her daughter seven years ago to avoid a situation she found harmful to her child. Philip Zodhiates of Waynesboro, Virginia is charged with international parental kidnapping and conspiracy for […]

‘The Fabric of Our Society’: Federal Appeals Court Upholds Commissioners’ Prayers at Public Meetings

‘The Fabric of Our Society’: Federal Appeals Court Upholds Commissioners’ Prayers at Public Meetings

RICHMOND, Va. — A federal appeals court has upheld the rights of commissioners in one North Carolina county to pray during public meetings, overturning a lower court ruling declaring the invocations in Jesus’ name to be discriminatory. As previously reported, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and ACLU of North Carolina Legal Foundation (ACLU-NCLF) had filed […]

U.S. Government to Cover Sex Change Operations for Active Duty Soldiers

U.S. Government to Cover Sex Change Operations for Active Duty Soldiers

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Defense will now cover costs for the sex change operations of soldiers in active duty, according to reports. “[A] Defense Department spokesman said Monday that the option is available to all transgender active duty troops if their doctors recommend it and senior military health officials approve it,” the Military Times […]

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