Founder of ‘Muslims for Trump’ Delivers Prayer at Republican National Convention

Founder of ‘Muslims for Trump’ Delivers Prayer at Republican National Convention

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The founder of “Muslims for Trump” delivered a prayer at the conclusion of the second day of the Republican National Convention on Tuesday, an inclusion that drew opposition from at least one member of the audience. Sajid Tarar, a Baltimore-area resident who immigrated to the United States from Pakistan in the 1980’s, […]

SUNY Albany Cancels Basketball Game in North Carolina Due to Govt. Travel Ban Over ‘Bathroom Bill’

SUNY Albany Cancels Basketball Game in North Carolina Due to Govt. Travel Ban Over ‘Bathroom Bill’

ALBANY, N.Y. — Officials at SUNY Albany cancelled the university’s basketball game with Duke University this past week in light of the New York governor’s ban on non-essential government travel to North Carolina. As previously reported, in late March, following controversy over North Carolina’s Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, which requires those who identify as transgender […]

Atheist Activist Group Seeks Removal of Christian Flag From Georgia Courthouse

Atheist Activist Group Seeks Removal of Christian Flag From Georgia Courthouse

PEMBROKE, Ga. — A prominent professing atheist organization is seeking the removal of a Christian flag from a county courthouse in Georgia out of its assertion that its presence is unconstitutional. The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) sent a letter on July 6 to the clerk of courts at the Bryan County Courthouse to […]

UK Parents Mourn Son’s Suicide Over Gambling Debts

UK Parents Mourn Son’s Suicide Over Gambling Debts

(Christian Institute) — The parents of a 27-year-old who took his own life after battling a gambling addiction say his death is a “waste of a talented, lovely boy.” John and Alison Myers shared how their son, Ryan, had sometimes spent all his wages on gambling and was “hemorrhaging money.” Although Ryan sought to “self-exclude” […]

Satanist Invocation Interrupted With Lord’s Prayer During Florida City Council Meeting

Satanist Invocation Interrupted With Lord’s Prayer During Florida City Council Meeting

PENSACOLA, Fla. — A Satanic invocation was interrupted with a recitation of the Lord’s Prayer on Thursday night during a city hall meeting in Pensacola, Florida. Hundreds had gathered both inside and outside of the city hall building in expectation of the invocation, which was delivered by David Suhor of the Satanic Temple. Some believe […]

Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission Wants Chief Justice Roy Moore Removed From Office

Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission Wants Chief Justice Roy Moore Removed From Office

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — In response to a motion to have the charges against Chief Justice Roy Moore dismissed, the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) rather asserted on Friday that Moore should be removed from office over contested assertions that he illegally prohibited probate judges from issuing marriage licenses to homosexuals. “This court (COJ) can conclude […]

Six Indiana Planned Parenthood Locations to Close Over Declining Business

Six Indiana Planned Parenthood Locations to Close Over Declining Business

Six Planned Parenthood locations in Indiana will close by the end of the year due to declining business, most notably since women are obtaining contraceptives elsewhere and Pap smears do not need to be as frequent. According to reports, the Muncie location closed on Friday and the Terre Haute location is set to close on Wednesday. The Fishers office […]

‘Pope’-Endorsed Ecumenical ‘Together 2016’ Unites Christians, Catholics in Nation’s Capital

‘Pope’-Endorsed Ecumenical ‘Together 2016’ Unites Christians, Catholics in Nation’s Capital

WASHINGTON — Thousands of youth flocked to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Saturday for the ecumenical gathering “Together 2016,” which sought to unite those of various backgrounds to “stand together for Jesus,” and had been preceded by an online endorsement from “Pope Francis,” the head of Roman Catholicism. The event featured speakers such as […]

United Methodists Elect Open Lesbian for Bishop Despite Prohibition

United Methodists Elect Open Lesbian for Bishop Despite Prohibition

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Delegates at the United Methodist Western Jurisdictional Conference have voted to elect an open lesbian as bishop despite prohibitions against such appointments. Karen Oliveto of Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco was elected on the 17th ballot after several others withdrew from the election, including one other openly homosexual candidate. According to reports, […]