City Council in Calif. Declares All Businesses in the City ‘Essential,’ Defying Gov. Newsom’s Order

City Council in Calif. Declares All Businesses in the City ‘Essential,’ Defying Gov. Newsom’s Order

COALINGA, Calif. (KFSN) — Coalinga declared all businesses in the city “essential,” defying California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s emergency ‘shelter in place’ order. The Coalinga City Council passed the resolution in a 4-1 vote on Thursday evening. The resolution said that all businesses in the city are allowed to stay open and operate ‘for the duration […]

Unemployment Surged to 14.7 Percent in April, Highest Since Great Depression

Unemployment Surged to 14.7 Percent in April, Highest Since Great Depression

(Fox Business) — U.S. employers cut 20.5 million jobs in April, a record-shattering number that pushed unemployment to 14.7 percent, the highest level since the Great Depression, as the coronavirus pandemic triggered an unprecedented economic catastrophe. The grim Labor Department report provides one of the most comprehensive looks at the economic damage inflicted by the […]

Tenn. Church Feeds Elderly While Bringing Business to Restaurants

Tenn. Church Feeds Elderly While Bringing Business to Restaurants

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC-TV) — A [Tennessee] church is doing its part to help the most vulnerable in the community during the coronavirus pandemic by feeding seniors living in senior housing facilities. “Our seniors are so precious,” said Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church’s Senior Pastor J. Lawrence Turner. “It’s a risk if they do go out, if they […]

Johnson County, Illinois Sheriff: ‘We Will Not Force Any Business to Close’

Johnson County, Illinois Sheriff: ‘We Will Not Force Any Business to Close’

VIENNA, Ill. (WSIL) — Johnson County Sheriff Pete Sopczak announced Thursday evening his department’s stance on enforcing the extension of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order related to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a post on the department’s Facebook page, the sheriff’s department said, “We will not force any business to close or arrest anyone for conducting […]

Unsealed Docs Show Planned Parenthood Charged Nearly $25K for Body Parts, Blood Samples Within Months

Unsealed Docs Show Planned Parenthood Charged Nearly $25K for Body Parts, Blood Samples Within Months

(Fox News) — Recently-unsealed documents reveal Planned Parenthood charged a biospecimen company nearly $25,000 for fetal tissue and maternal blood samples in 2012, fueling accusations from opponents that the nation’s largest abortion provider violated federal law while exchanging fetal body parts. The invoices were unsealed as part of Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit with David Daleiden, the […]

Council of Europe Passes Resolution Protecting Religious Freedom in the Workplace

Council of Europe Passes Resolution Protecting Religious Freedom in the Workplace

(Evangelical Focus) — On Feb. 5, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe passed a resolution on the protection of freedom of religion and belief in the workplace. The resolution calls on member states to “take all necessary measures to combat discrimination based on religion or beliefs in all fields of civil, economic, political […]

Starbucks UK Ad Centers on its Stores Being Place for Transgenders to ‘Try Out Their New Names’

Starbucks UK Ad Centers on its Stores Being Place for Transgenders to ‘Try Out Their New Names’

An advertisement released by the United Kingdom branch of the coffee giant Starbucks depicts a girl who identifies as a boy finding satisfaction when she has her new male name written on her cup — since everyone else in her life still refers to her by her birth name. The company says in a page […]

Swiss Air Lines Drops Chocolatier Following Public Opposition to Company’s Pro-Life, Biblical Marriage Views

Swiss Air Lines Drops Chocolatier Following Public Opposition to Company’s Pro-Life, Biblical Marriage Views

ZURICH — Swiss International Air Lines recently decided to discontinue working with the prestigious chocolatier Läderach reportedly due to “negative press” and subsequent feedback about the company’s opposition to homosexuality and abortion. The Swiss news outlet Beobachter reports that the airline had been gifting the chocolate to premium passengers for 10 years, but after headlines […]

Civil Suit of Farmer Banned From Market for Not Allowing Same-Sex Ceremonies on Property to Go to Trial

Civil Suit of Farmer Banned From Market for Not Allowing Same-Sex Ceremonies on Property to Go to Trial

 LANSING, Mich. — A civil lawsuit filed by a Michigan farmer who was banned from selling at a farmer’s market for operating his business in accordance with his beliefs about marriage will continue next year, according to a split ruling issued on Wednesday by a federal judge who found that the matter should head […]

Hair Care Brand Pantene Releases ‘Holiday’ Video Series About Family Acceptance of ‘Transgender’ Identity

Hair Care Brand Pantene Releases ‘Holiday’ Video Series About Family Acceptance of ‘Transgender’ Identity

The hair care brand Pantene, owned by Procter & Gamble, has released a series of “BeautifuLGBTQ” videos on social media that feature various individuals who identify as transgender discussing the challenges of coming home for the holidays and how their family has come to accept their new “gender identity.” “Going home for the holidays, I […]

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