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Alabama Supreme Court Rules Child Protection Laws Include the Unborn

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled that state child protection laws include the unborn, reinforcing the court’s declaration that children in the womb are entitled to the right to life. The 8-1 decision centered on a case involving Sarah Jane Hicks, who ingested cocaine while pregnant. After the child was born and […]

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UK Childcare Worker Fired After Explaining Biblical Position on Homosexuality to Co-Worker

LONDON – A childcare worker has been fired for ‘gross misconduct’ after she explained the biblical position on homosexuality to her co-worker. According to reports, Sarah Mbuyi, 30, was repeatedly asked about her beliefs over a period of several months at Newpark Childcare in Highbury after her lesbian co-worker discovered that she is a Christian. […]

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U.S. Congressmen Meet with German Ambassador to Urge Homeschooling Freedom

Three United States Congressmen recently met with German Ambassador Peter Ammon to discuss the importance of the freedom to home school. Representatives Daniel Webster (R-FL), Tim Walberg (R-MI) and Randy Hultgren (R-IL) sat down with Ammon in light of Germany’s restrictions against homeschooling and its punishment of those who do not send their children to […]

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Louisiana Lawmaker Scraps Bill to Make Bible State Book

BATON ROUGE, La. – A Louisiana lawmaker has scrapped a bill that sought to make the Bible the state book after fellow legislators claimed that it was causing a ‘distraction’ from other issues needing to be addressed in the House. As previously reported, Representative Thomas Carmody (R-Shreveport) recently filed HB 503 at the request of Shreveport resident […]

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Texas Officials Seize Possession of Ranch Developed by Mormon Polygamist Sect Leader

ELDORADO, TX – Government officials have seized a large ranch in Texas where a polygamist Mormon sect leader sexually assaulted young girls, claiming he was a prophet of God. In 2003, Warren Jeffs—a leader in the Fundamental Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) sect—purchased over 1,600 acres of ranchland near the small west […]

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Azerbaijan Strengthens Control Over Religious Organizations

The State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations will apply new rules for inspecting religious organizations. Developed under the law “On freedom of religion”, the new rules aim to ensure the legality of the organizations’ activity and provide them with legal assistance, the State Committee reported. The number of registered religious organizations in Azerbaijan reached […]

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Indian Supreme Court Recognizes Transgenders as ‘Third Gender’

India’s Supreme Court has recognized transgender people as a third gender, in a landmark ruling. “It is the right of every human being to choose their gender,” it said in granting rights to those who identify themselves as neither male nor female. It ordered the government to provide transgender people with quotas in jobs and […]

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Christian Legal Group Appeals Ruling Barring NYC Churches from Meeting in Public Schools

NEW YORK – A nationally-recognized Christian legal organization has filed an appeal of a ruling that barred churches in New York City from meeting in public schools on Sundays. As previously reported, the case of Bronx Household of Faith v. Board of Education of the City of New York has been circling through the court system for […]

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California City Agrees to End Prayers at Public Meetings

PISMO BEACH, Calif. – Officials in a California city have agreed to end their practice of presenting prayers at public meetings in order to settle a lawsuit with a local atheist organization. City officials in Pismo Beach state that they decided to settle the matter because they did not want to spend taxpayer money to […]

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U.S. Military Not Backing Down After Group Urges Withdrawal from National Day of Prayer Event

WASHINGTON – The U.S. military has no plans to back out of a National Day of Prayer event after being urged by a prominent activist group to withdraw, reports state. Mikey Weinstein, the president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, recently sent a letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, asking that the Department of Defense […]

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