European Court Rules Couple’s Rights Not Violated When Children Temporarily Removed Over Homeschooling

European Court Rules Couple’s Rights Not Violated When Children Temporarily Removed Over Homeschooling

STRASBOURG — The European Court of Human Rights has unanimously ruled that a German couple’s rights under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights were not violated when authorities temporarily removed their children from their home due to concerns that they were being homeschooled rather than sent to public school. “The court finds […]

North Dakota Lawmaker Proposes Bill That Would Authorize Elective Bible Course in Schools

North Dakota Lawmaker Proposes Bill That Would Authorize Elective Bible Course in Schools

BISMARCK, N.D. — A lawmaker in North Dakota has proposed a bill that would authorize the creation of an elective Bible course in the state’s public and private high schools. Senate Bill 2136, introduced by Sen. Oley Larsen, R-Minot, would make studies in the Old or New Testament—or both—available for students, and notes that among […]

Christian Club at Pennsylvania High School Claims It Was Prohibited From Distributing Bibles During Lunch Period

Christian Club at Pennsylvania High School Claims It Was Prohibited From Distributing Bibles During Lunch Period

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Students at a Pennsylvania high school claim that they were prohibited by their principal from distributing Bibles during their lunch period. The school district claims that the students never formally applied for permission, but attorneys for the students say that is because they were already told that distribution during the school day is […]

Non-Theistic ‘Satanic Students’ Group Formed at North Carolina State University

Non-Theistic ‘Satanic Students’ Group Formed at North Carolina State University

RALEIGH, N.C. — A “Satanic Students” group has been formed on the campus of North Carolina State University, with a handful of students joining the group this past semester. The student newspaper Technician reports that the group was founded by chemical engineering student Peter Aker, and currently has about eight members. “The mission of Satanic Students […]

New Textbook for UK Religious Education Classes Includes Muslim, Feminist Views on ‘Who Is Jesus?’

New Textbook for UK Religious Education Classes Includes Muslim, Feminist Views on ‘Who Is Jesus?’

(Premier) — Lessons about Jesus should include exploration of how Muslims view him as a prophet and investigation of his Jewish identity, experts have said. … The textbook, titled ‘Who is Jesus?’, introduces a team of fictional scholars who each have different motivations for studying Jesus, different ways of going about their studies, and different […]

Children Given Explicit Sex-Related Reading Materials Without Parental Consent

Children Given Explicit Sex-Related Reading Materials Without Parental Consent

(The Christian Institute) — A mother in Canada has expressed concerns after her child reportedly received graphic sexual materials when students were taken to a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) conference. … The concerned parent uncovered photographs of some of the materials given to children who were taken to an off-site GSA conference. The cover of one […]

More Universities Selling Contraceptives Via Campus Vending Machines

More Universities Selling Contraceptives Via Campus Vending Machines

An increasing number of public universities have decided to make contraceptives available to students via a campus vending machine, a concept that began being implemented over five years ago and is slowly spreading nationwide. According to reports, George Mason University in Virginia installed its vending machine in October following student interest, and Columbia University in […]

Texas Lawmaker Files Bill That Would Allow Display of Ten Commandments in Public School Classrooms

Texas Lawmaker Files Bill That Would Allow Display of Ten Commandments in Public School Classrooms

AUSTIN, Texas — A lawmaker in Texas has filed a bill that would allow the Ten Commandments to be displayed in public school classrooms, if desired. “I think it’s a good list of disciplines that young people would find very meaningful to them,” Rep. Dan Flynn, R-Van, told the Star-Telegram. House Bill 307 simply states […]

Eight-Year-Old Not Permitted to Tell Classmates About Biblical Account of Daniel in Show-and-Tell

Eight-Year-Old Not Permitted to Tell Classmates About Biblical Account of Daniel in Show-and-Tell

ARLINGTON, Va. — A father in Virginia says that his son was stopped from speaking last week as he took his Bible to school for show-and-tell to share with his classmates about what he had been reading in the book of Daniel. In the article, “Preferred Gender Pronouns Required in Virginia’s Public Schools. The Bible? […]

Backlash Ensues After Minnesota State University Professor Tweets God ‘Impregnated’ Mary Without ‘Consent’

Backlash Ensues After Minnesota State University Professor Tweets God ‘Impregnated’ Mary Without ‘Consent’

MANKATO, Minn. — A professor at Minnesota State University tweeted this past week that the story of the virgin birth is about God impregnating a teenager without her consent, generating pushback from hundreds of commenters. “The virgin birth story is about an all-knowing, all-powerful deity impregnating a human teen. There is no definition of consent […]

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