GOP Renews Platform Opposing Abortion, Nominates Pro-Abortion Candidate

GOP Renews Platform Opposing Abortion, Nominates Pro-Abortion Candidate

The GOP renewed its platform in opposition of abortion today at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, while nominating a pro-abortion candidate as its presidential selection. As in similar years, Republican leaders presented and adopted language to its official party platform that outlined its desire to protect life. “We assert the sanctity of human […]

Evangelical Election Prayer Effort Seeks to ‘Save America,’ Others Cite Ecumenical Concerns

Evangelical Election Prayer Effort Seeks to ‘Save America,’ Others Cite Ecumenical Concerns

Thousands are expected to participate in prayer efforts beginning next month centered around the upcoming presidential election. America for Jesus, an organization led by megachurch leader Anne Gimenez of Virginia Beach, Virginia, will host an event called The Awakening in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 28th and 29th. According to the event website, the event is […]

Vermont Bed & Breakfast Owners Fined $10K for Objecting to Homosexuality, Give $20K to Lesbians

Vermont Bed & Breakfast Owners Fined $10K for Objecting to Homosexuality, Give $20K to Lesbians

The owners of a Vermont Bed and Breakfast have agreed to pay $10,000 in fines and another $20,000 in settlement funds surrounding same-sex civil union ceremonies held on their property. Jim and Mary O’Reilly own the Wildflower Inn in Lydonville, Vermont, a facility that for many years also hosted weddings. In 2000, then Governor Howard […]

Commission Files Suit Against Burger King for Ordering Christian Girl to Wear Pants

Commission Files Suit Against Burger King for Ordering Christian Girl to Wear Pants

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a federal lawsuit last Wednesday against a Grand Prairie, Texas Burger King franchise for allegedly firing a Christian teenager who showed up for work in a skirt. Seventeen-year-old Ashanti McShan says that she had been looking for summer employment, and applied to work at Burger King as a […]

Thousands of Women Going Topless in Cities Across America, Cite Constitutional ‘Right’

Thousands of Women Going Topless in Cities Across America, Cite Constitutional ‘Right’

Thousands of women in cities across America and around the world will be going topless on the public streets today in observance of “Go Topless Day,” an offshoot of “Women’s Equality Day.” The event is organized by the organization Go Topless, which seeks the constitutional “right”  for women to go bare-chested as part of a […]

Federal Appeals Court Throws Out ACLU Lawsuit Over Man Scared Away by Ten Commandments

Federal Appeals Court Throws Out ACLU Lawsuit Over Man Scared Away by Ten Commandments

A federal appeals court has thrown out a lawsuit filed by the ACLU, which challenged officials in Dixie County, Florida for displaying a privately-owned monument of the Ten Commandments on the county courthouse steps. The commandments were said to have discouraged a man from buying land in the county due to his offense at their […]

Evangelical Colleges Sue Over Birth Control Mandate

Two more Christian universities have filed suit against the Obama administration over a policy that forces religious institutions to provide for free birth control. In their complaint, Indiana-based Grace College and Seminary and California-based Biola University argue that covering certain forms of birth control for employees without a co-pay amounts to participating in abortion. “The […]

Reagan and Bush-Appointed Judges Uphold Taxpayer-Funded Embryonic Stem Cell Research

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday refused to order the Obama administration to stop funding embryonic stem cell research, despite complaints the work relies on destroyed human embryos. The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld a lower court decision throwing out a lawsuit that challenged federal funding […]

Christians Condemn Idolatrous ‘Queenship of Mary’ Observance, Emphasize Need for Evangelism

Christians Condemn Idolatrous ‘Queenship of Mary’ Observance, Emphasize Need for Evangelism

Christians nationwide are expressing concerns following Wednesday’s Catholic observance of the Feast of the Queenship of Mary — one of a number of holidays on the liturgical calendar — and are emphasizing the need for evangelism. On the Roman Catholic holiday, Pope Benedict addressed a crowd of international followers at the courtyard of the Castel […]