Atheist Groups Lodge Complaint With DoD Over Prayers at Military Graduation Ceremonies

Atheist Groups Lodge Complaint With DoD Over Prayers at Military Graduation Ceremonies

WASHINGTON — Two prominent atheist activist organizations have lodged a complaint with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) after reportedly being contacted by service members who are uncomfortable with the prayers presented at military graduation ceremonies, as well as other activities. “According to numerous reports from cadets, service members, and their families, graduation ceremonies at military […]

Prosperity Preacher Kenneth Copeland Acquires Private Jet Bought With Followers’ Money, Has Goal of Raising $17 Million

Prosperity Preacher Kenneth Copeland Acquires Private Jet Bought With Followers’ Money, Has Goal of Raising $17 Million

FORT WORTH, Texas — Prosperity preacher Kenneth Copeland recently acquired a Gulfstream V private jet, which his staff says is “debt free” because of the donations of his followers. The announcement has drawn both applause and outrage. Copeland’s organization announced on Jan. 12 that the 81-year-old took possession of the jet, which he purchased from actor, comedian […]

HHS Rescinds Obama-Era Rule Banning States From Excluding Planned Parenthood From Medicaid Program

HHS Rescinds Obama-Era Rule Banning States From Excluding Planned Parenthood From Medicaid Program

WASHINGTON — The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has rescinded an Obama-era rule that banned states from excluding the abortion giant Planned Parenthood from their Medicaid program. “HHS’ Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is issuing new guidance to state Medicaid directors restoring state flexibility to decide program standards. The letter issued […]

Trump Addresses 45th Annual March for Life: ‘We Are With You All the Way’

Trump Addresses 45th Annual March for Life: ‘We Are With You All the Way’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump addressed the thousands attending the 45th annual March for Life on Friday, speaking to a gathering at the White House rose garden and also being broadcast to the event via satellite. “The March for Life is a movement born out of love: You love your families. You love your neighbors. […]

144 Members of Congress Join Legal Brief Supporting Right of Calif. Pregnancy Centers Not to Provide Info on Govt. Abortion Programs

144 Members of Congress Join Legal Brief Supporting Right of Calif. Pregnancy Centers Not to Provide Info on Govt. Abortion Programs

WASHINGTON — More than 140 members of Congress have joined an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of an appeal from several pregnancy centers in California that are challenging a state law requiring the provision of information on government abortion programs. “The FACT Act’s requirements do not merely restrict the pro-life centers’ speech, […]

HHS Announces Creation of ‘Conscience and Religious Freedom Division’ to Protect Rights of Medical Professionals

HHS Announces Creation of ‘Conscience and Religious Freedom Division’ to Protect Rights of Medical Professionals

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on Thursday the creation of a new division in its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) focused on protecting the right of conscience and religious freedom. “The Conscience and Religious Freedom Division has been established to restore federal enforcement of our nation’s laws that […]

California Couple Who Held 13 Malnourished Children Chained Appear in Court to Face Torture Charges

California Couple Who Held 13 Malnourished Children Chained Appear in Court to Face Torture Charges

PERRIS, Calif. — The California couple accused of holding their 13 children captive in their home, allowing them to have one meal a day and chaining some to their beds as punishment, appeared in court on Thursday to face multiple charges that carry a penalty of up to 94 years behind bars. Attorneys for David […]

‘Pope Francis’ Places Crown on Head of Statue of Mary During Visit to Chile

‘Pope Francis’ Places Crown on Head of Statue of Mary During Visit to Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile — Jorge Bergoglio, the leader of Roman Catholicism who is also known as “Pope Francis,” placed a crown on the head of a statue of Mary during his visit to Chile on Tuesday. The coronation took place during mass at O’Higgins Park in Santiago, where the tens of thousands in attendance watched Bergoglio […]

Ohio Senate Advances Bill to Keep Aborted Babies From Being Dumped Into Landfills With Trash

Ohio Senate Advances Bill to Keep Aborted Babies From Being Dumped Into Landfills With Trash

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Senate has advanced a bill that would require the bodies of aborted babies to either be buried or cremated, instead of being steamed or incinerated and dumped in landfills, as had been discovered in 2015 by the state attorney general’s office. S.B. 28, also known as the Unborn Child Dignity Act, passed […]

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