Blurring Gender Lines? Pastor Concerned After American Girl Introduces First Ever Male Doll

Blurring Gender Lines? Pastor Concerned After American Girl Introduces First Ever Male Doll

MIDDLETON, Wisc. – Hoping to offer a doll that will appeal to both girls and boys, American Girl has unveiled their first ever full-size male doll, which has lead to criticism from a North Carolina pastor who believes the move will blur gender lines and confuse young children about whether it is acceptable for boys to play […]

Judge Rules Illinois Law Banning Help for Homosexual Youth Doesn’t Apply to Pastors

Judge Rules Illinois Law Banning Help for Homosexual Youth Doesn’t Apply to Pastors

CHICAGO — A federal judge appointed to the bench by then-President Bill Clinton has ruled that an Illinois law banning mental health providers from providing help for homosexual youth to overcome temptation does not apply to pastors. In August 2015, Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into law the “Youth Mental Health Protection Act,” which makes it illegal for […]

International Committee Cautiously Endorses DNA Editing of Unborn Babies

International Committee Cautiously Endorses DNA Editing of Unborn Babies

WASHINGTON — A international committee formed by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine has issued a stamp of approval—with caution—regarding the concept of editing the genomes or germlines of unborn babies in the embryo stage in order to treat or prevent diseases. “Genome editing is a powerful new tool for making […]

Former Democrat Party Leader and ‘Husband’ Face Sex Charges for Abusing Teen Boy

Former Democrat Party Leader and ‘Husband’ Face Sex Charges for Abusing Teen Boy

NEWBURGH, Ind. — A former local Democratic Party leader and his homosexual partner have been arrested and now face sexual misconduct charges after allegedly being in a sexual relationship with a teenage boy. Justin Jarvis, 43, and Robert Owen, 38, were arrested on Wednesday following an investigation by the Warrick County Sheriff’s Office in Indiana. Jarvis […]

Norma McCorvey, Remorseful ‘Roe’ in Roe v. Wade Supreme Court Case Permitting Abortion, Dead at 69

Norma McCorvey, Remorseful ‘Roe’ in Roe v. Wade Supreme Court Case Permitting Abortion, Dead at 69

DALLAS, Texas (CBS News) — Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym “Jane Roe” led to the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken opponent of the procedure, died Saturday. She was 69. McCorvey died at an assisted living center in Katy, Texas, journalist Joshua Prager confirmed […]

Atheist Group Convinces Virginia Town to Cancel Field Trip to Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter

Atheist Group Convinces Virginia Town to Cancel Field Trip to Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter

CHRISTIANBURG, Va. — A prominent professing atheist organization has convinced the parks and recreation department of a Virginia town to cancel an upcoming field trip to Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter and Creation Museum in Kentucky by asserting that the trip is an unconstitutional government endorsement of religion. The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) recently […]

NY Student Banned From Traveling to NC Because State Does Not Allow Men in Women’s Restrooms

NY Student Banned From Traveling to NC Because State Does Not Allow Men in Women’s Restrooms

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A medical student in New York has been prohibited from traveling to North Carolina to participate in a pharmacy program due to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s ban on non-essential government travel to the state due to his objections to its “bathroom bill,” which restricts men from using women’s restrooms and vice versa. University of […]

Mission Board President David Platt Apologizes for Distraction, Division Caused by Brief Supporting Mosque

Mission Board President David Platt Apologizes for Distraction, Division Caused by Brief Supporting Mosque

ONTARIO, Calif. — While appearing at an event with Baptist news reporters on Wednesday, Southern Baptist International Mission Board President David Platt told those gathered that he was sorry that an amicus brief supporting the construction of a New Jersey mosque had caused division. “I apologize to Southern Baptists for how distracting and divisive this has been,” he said. “I […]

House Votes to Overturn Obama Admin Rule Banning States From Defunding Planned Parenthood

House Votes to Overturn Obama Admin Rule Banning States From Defunding Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Thursday to overturn a rule issued by the Obama administration that bans states from defunding the abortion and contraception giant Planned Parenthood. Congress used its authority under the Congressional Review Act, which allows the legislative branch to overturn orders issued within the past 60 days. It agreed 228-188, under […]