Atheist Group Wants Ordinance Banning Literature Mocking Christianity Scrubbed From Books

Atheist Group Wants Ordinance Banning Literature Mocking Christianity Scrubbed From Books

EDMOND, Okla. — A prominent professing atheist group recently wrote to officials in an Oklahoma city to request that an ordinance outlawing the distribution of literature profanely mocking Christianity—to the point that it causes a public disturbance—be scrubbed from the books. The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) contacted the attorney for Edmond, Oklahoma on Tuesday to […]

Virginia Man Who ‘Loved Beheadings’ Sentenced to Over Eight Years in Prison for Seeking to Assist ISIS

Virginia Man Who ‘Loved Beheadings’ Sentenced to Over Eight Years in Prison for Seeking to Assist ISIS

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A Virginia man who expressed his love for beheadings has been sentenced to over eight years in prison for seeking to assist the barbaric Islamic group known as ISIS. Haris Qamar, 26, of Burke had plead guilty in October to attempting to provide material support for the terrorist organization. He was arrested in July. […]

Humanist Group Demands Texas Teacher Remove Christian Displays From Classroom

Humanist Group Demands Texas Teacher Remove Christian Displays From Classroom

QUANAH, Texas — A prominent humanist group is demanding that a public school teacher in Texas remove her Christian-themed displays from the classroom out of its assertion that their presence violates the U.S. Constitution. The American Humanist Association (AHA) recently sent a letter to the superintendent of the Quanah Independent School District, as well as the principal […]

Trial Underway in UK for Preachers Arrested for ‘Anti-Social’ Opposition to Islam, Homosexuality

Trial Underway in UK for Preachers Arrested for ‘Anti-Social’ Opposition to Islam, Homosexuality

BRISTOL, UK — A trial is currently underway in the United Kingdom for three preachers who were arrested last July on accusations of “causing a disturbance” and engaging in “anti-social behavior” after some listeners became offended by their speech about issues such as Islam, Buddhism, homosexuality and divorce. Michael Overd, Adrian Clark and Michael Stockwell appeared in Bristol […]

Arkansas Supreme Court Rules Adding Homosexuality to City Discrimination Ordinance Violates State Law

Arkansas Supreme Court Rules Adding Homosexuality to City Discrimination Ordinance Violates State Law

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Arkansas Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Thursday that a move to add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to a local discrimination ordinance violates state law. Citizens in Fayetteville had voted in 2015 to approve an ordinance asserting that “[t]he right of an otherwise qualified person to be free from discrimination […]

School District to Remove Ten Commandments Monument in Settlement With Atheist Group

School District to Remove Ten Commandments Monument in Settlement With Atheist Group

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. — A Pennsylvania school district has agreed to remove a Ten Commandments monument on its grounds as part of a settlement with a prominent professing atheist organization that had sued over the Decalogue on behalf of a local teenager and her mother. “In order to take the high road, as they say, we […]

Former Planned Parenthood Managers: Abortion Giant Doesn’t Offer Help for Pregnant Women

Former Planned Parenthood Managers: Abortion Giant Doesn’t Offer Help for Pregnant Women

Two former Planned Parenthood managers state that they had been disappointed after taking the job to find out that the organization didn’t really offer help for pregnant women or those needing other types of women’s health care. Ramona Trevino, who formerly managed a Planned Parenthood facility in Sherman, Texas, and Sue Thayer, who once managed Planned […]

Trump Admin Withdraws Obama-Era Directive Requiring Allowance of Male Students in Girls’ Restrooms

Trump Admin Withdraws Obama-Era Directive Requiring Allowance of Male Students in Girls’ Restrooms

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration withdrew on Wednesday an Obama-era directive that required public schools to allow students to use the restroom that they feel matches their “internal sense of gender” under threat of losing federal funding. A letter issued by both the U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Justice outlines that the guidance […]

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