Alabama House Committee Approves Bill to Abolish Marriage Licenses in State

Alabama House Committee Approves Bill to Abolish Marriage Licenses in State

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A House committee in Alabama has approved a bill that would abolish the use of marriage licenses in the state and end solemnization requirements, a move that some believe will remove Alabama from the argument over same-sex nuptials. Sen. Greg Albritton, R-Bay Minette, introduced S.B. 143 in February, which states that one […]

Colorado Supreme Court Declines to Hear Case of Baker Ordered to Make Cake for ‘Gay’ Celebration

Colorado Supreme Court Declines to Hear Case of Baker Ordered to Make Cake for ‘Gay’ Celebration

DENVER, Co. — The Colorado Supreme Court has declined to hear the case of a baker who was ordered to make a cake for an event celebrating the union of two homosexual men, allowing the lower court’s order to stand. “Upon consideration of the Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the Colorado Court of Appeals and […]

Michelle Obama Criticizes Mississippi Religious Freedom Bill During Commencement Speech

Michelle Obama Criticizes Mississippi Religious Freedom Bill During Commencement Speech

JACKSON, Miss. — Michelle Obama criticized Mississippi’s newly-signed religious freedom bill on Saturday during her commencement speech at Jackson State University, painting it to be antithetical to the civil rights movement and societal “progress.” “We see it right here in Mississippi—just two weeks ago—how swiftly progress can hurtle backward,” she told students during her speech. […]

Tennessee Legislature Fails to Override Governor’s Veto of Bill to Make Bible State Book

Tennessee Legislature Fails to Override Governor’s Veto of Bill to Make Bible State Book

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Lawmakers in Tennessee have failed to override the governor’s veto of a bill that would have designated the Bible as the state book. As previously reported, Gov. Bill Haslam vetoed the bill on April 14, stating that the notion is both disrespectful to the Scriptures and a violation of the U.S. Constitution. “[M]y […]

Canadian Police Officers Practice Meditation in Buddhist Temple as Part of Training

Canadian Police Officers Practice Meditation in Buddhist Temple as Part of Training

TORONTO – A Canadian police department that is reportedly experimenting with new training methods recently had a group of new recruits participate in a meditation lesson at a Buddhist temple. On April 7, a group of approximately 35 police officers visited the West End Buddhist Temple and Meditation Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. The officers were […]

‘Pastor’ Proposes Elaborate Plan to Overhaul Restrooms Nationwide to Accommodate Men Dressed as Women

‘Pastor’ Proposes Elaborate Plan to Overhaul Restrooms Nationwide to Accommodate Men Dressed as Women

NEW YORK — A man who identifies as the “lead pastor” of a New York City congregation, who believes that in order for Christians to be loving and relevant in society they should accommodate those who identify as transgender, has proposed what he calls a “solution” that would eliminate male and female restrooms altogether. Ryan […]

Planned Parenthood President Compares Abortion Advocacy to Fight Against Racism During Speech at Catholic University

Planned Parenthood President Compares Abortion Advocacy to Fight Against Racism During Speech at Catholic University

WASHINGTON — The president of Planned Parenthood compared abortion advocacy to the fight against racism during her speech on Wednesday at the nation’s oldest Catholic university, during which she obtained a standing ovation. Cecile Richards, the daughter of former Texas Gov. Ann Richards, had been invited by the student-run Georgetown Lecture Fund, a move that some […]

Oklahoma Voters to Decide Whether to Amend State Constitution to Allow Ten Commandments Monument

Oklahoma Voters to Decide Whether to Amend State Constitution to Allow Ten Commandments Monument

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Lawmakers in Oklahoma have passed a resolution that will place on the November ballot the question of whether or not a section of the state constitution should be abolished that was used as the basis for the removal of a Ten Commandments monument at the state capitol. “Since the Oklahoma Supreme Court’s […]

Poland Moves to Ban Abortion With No Exceptions

Poland Moves to Ban Abortion With No Exceptions

WARSAW — A pro-life group in Poland is collecting signatures for a citizen’s bill that would ban all abortion in the nation without exceptions. The move, led by Fundacja Pro (Pro Foundation), was sparked by outrage over a recent botched abortion at Holy Family Hospital in Warsaw in which the 24-week child, who had been diagnosed with Down Syndrome, […]

Obama Says North Carolina, Mississippi Bathroom Bills ‘Wrong and Should Be Overturned’

Obama Says North Carolina, Mississippi Bathroom Bills ‘Wrong and Should Be Overturned’

LONDON — During his visit to the United Kingdom on Friday, Barack Obama opined that a new law in North Carolina requiring use of government restrooms in accordance with birth gender, and a new law in Mississippi mandating the same and providing religious liberty protections for those who decline forms of participation in same-sex ceremonies, are […]

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