Arkansas Rep. Introduces Resolution to Make Bible State Book

Arkansas Rep. Introduces Resolution to Make Bible State Book

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A Republican representative in Arkansas has introduced a bill to make the Bible the state book. Rep. Dwight Tosh, R-Jonesboro, presented H.R. 1047 on Monday, and the Aging, Children and Youth, Legislative and Military Affairs Committee advanced the resolution on Wednesday. “Whereas the Bible is considered by many to be a book of […]

Missouri Rep. Introduces Bill to Criminalize Abortion as First-Degree Murder

Missouri Rep. Introduces Bill to Criminalize Abortion as First-Degree Murder

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A Republican representative in the Missouri House has introduced a bill that would abolish abortion in the state and criminalize the act as first-degree murder. Rep. Jeff Pogue, R–Salem, introduced H.B. 1117 on March 1, and is waiting for the measure to be assigned to committee. “No person in this state shall […]

Resolution Declaring Pornography a ‘Public Health Crisis’ Unanimously Passes Tennessee Senate

Resolution Declaring Pornography a ‘Public Health Crisis’ Unanimously Passes Tennessee Senate

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A resolution that declares pornography as being a public health crisis passed the Tennessee Senate unanimously on Monday and now moves to the desk of Gov. Bill Haslam for signing. The resolution had been presented by Sen. Mae Beavers, R-Mt. Juliet, at the urging of Ricky Darr of Make America Porn Free, which works […]

Texas Bill Requiring Restroom Use to Correspond With Birth Gender Advanced by Committee

Texas Bill Requiring Restroom Use to Correspond With Birth Gender Advanced by Committee

AUSTIN, Texas — A Texas bill that would require those using restrooms and locker rooms in government buildings and public schools to use the facility that corresponds with the gender on their birth certificate has been advanced by a Senate committee. “My thanks go to the entire committee and all of the witnesses who listened and […]

Wyoming Supreme Court Censures Judge for Telling Media She Couldn’t Do ‘Gay Weddings’

Wyoming Supreme Court Censures Judge for Telling Media She Couldn’t Do ‘Gay Weddings’

CHEYENNE, Wy. — The Wyoming Supreme Court has rejected an effort to remove from the bench a local judge who is under fire for making comment to the media three years ago that, as a Christian, she couldn’t officiate same-sex unions. It has instead decided that public censure, or a statement of disapproval, is warranted. While […]

Judge Rejects ACLU’s Attempt to Recover $230K in Costs From Kim Davis Over ‘Gay Marriage’ License Legal Battle

Judge Rejects ACLU’s Attempt to Recover $230K in Costs From Kim Davis Over ‘Gay Marriage’ License Legal Battle

FRANKFORT, Ky. — A federal judge has rejected the American Civil Liberties Union’s (ACLU) attempt to recover more than $230,000 in costs from Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis over its recent legal battle surrounding her refusal to issue marriage licenses to homosexuals as long as her name was on the document. “[T]he plaintiffs are not ‘prevailing […]

Kansas House Considering Resolution Condemning Physician-Assisted Suicide

Kansas House Considering Resolution Condemning Physician-Assisted Suicide

TOPEKA, Kan. — Members of the Kansas House of Representatives are considering passing a resolution condemning physician-assisted suicide and promoting palliative care at the end of one’s life instead. While euthanasia is already illegal in Kansas, HCR 5010 was introduced last month by the Committee on Health and Human Services to make a statement supporting the […]

U.S. Supreme Court Sends ‘Transgender’ Restroom Case Back to Circuit Court

U.S. Supreme Court Sends ‘Transgender’ Restroom Case Back to Circuit Court

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court returned a case involving a Virginia girl who identifies as a boy and wants to use the boys’ restroom at school back to the circuit court on Monday, effectively declining to hear the case after the Trump administration withdrew the Obama-era directive on “transgender” restroom use in public schools. The […]

U.S. Department of State Report: ‘Opioid Epidemic Demands Urgent Action’

U.S. Department of State Report: ‘Opioid Epidemic Demands Urgent Action’

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau for International Narcotics released it’s annual International Narcotics Control Strategy Report on Thursday, outlining that the opioid epidemic in America “demands urgent action.” “The most urgent drug-related public health crisis within the United States remains the ongoing opioid epidemic,” the report outlined. “This long-developing epidemic, spurred originally by misuse of […]

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