Houston ‘Drag Queen Story Time’ Program Halted Amid Outrage That Sex Offender Read to Children at Library

Houston ‘Drag Queen Story Time’ Program Halted Amid Outrage That Sex Offender Read to Children at Library

HOUSTON, Texas — Organizers of the Houston, Texas “Drag Queen Story Time” have decided to discontinue the offering for the “foreseeable future” in the midst of outrage over the revelation that a man who had read to children is a registered sex offender. The organizers state that the library’s failure to run a background check […]

Illinois House Advances Bill Requiring Public Schools to Teach About Historical Contributions of Homosexuals

Illinois House Advances Bill Requiring Public Schools to Teach About Historical Contributions of Homosexuals

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois House of Representatives has advanced a bill that would require public schools K-12 to include in history curriculum the contributions of those who identify as homosexual or transgender. The legislation has been opposed by Christian groups in the state. House Bill 246, presented by Rep. Anna Moeller, D-Elgin, was approved […]

Pennsylvania Student Files Complaint With Dept. of Education After Encountering Boy in Girls’ Locker Room

Pennsylvania Student Files Complaint With Dept. of Education After Encountering Boy in Girls’ Locker Room

HONESDALE, Pa. — A high school student in Pennsylvania has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights after a male student who identifies as female was permitted to change his clothes in the girls’ locker room. The unnamed female complainant, who attends Honesdale High School, outlined in a video […]

Academic Stopped From Researching ‘Sex-Change Regret’ Says Fear, Sensitivity of Subject Is Stifling Debate

Academic Stopped From Researching ‘Sex-Change Regret’ Says Fear, Sensitivity of Subject Is Stifling Debate

(The Christian Institute) — An academic has challenged a decision by Bath Spa University to refuse him permission to research transgender regret. Psychotherapist James Caspian wanted to study people who had undergone “sex-change” operations only to later regret their decision and seek to reverse their transition. His research proposal was rejected by the university for […]

Committee Votes Against Bill to Repeal Law Allowing Recitation of Lord’s Prayer in New Hampshire Schools

Committee Votes Against Bill to Repeal Law Allowing Recitation of Lord’s Prayer in New Hampshire Schools

CONCORD, N.H. — A New Hampshire House committee has voted against a bill that would repeal a 40-year-old state law that allows for the recitation of The Lord’s Prayer in public elementary schools. According to the New Hampshire Union Leader, the House Education Committee voted 15-5 to deem the legislation”inexpedient to legislate.” The vote means that […]

Humanist Group Complains After School Superintendent Sends Letter to Pastors Requesting Prayer

Humanist Group Complains After School Superintendent Sends Letter to Pastors Requesting Prayer

ELLETTSVILLE, Ind. — A Washington, D.C.-based humanist organization recently sent a letter of complaint to an Indiana school superintendent after learning that he used official letterhead to send correspondence to area pastors to request regular prayer for students, teachers and administrators. “I am thankful that God has blessed me with the opportunity to serve as […]

Judge Rules University Engaged in ‘Viewpoint Discrimination’ by Penalizing Christian Club Over its Leadership Criteria

Judge Rules University Engaged in ‘Viewpoint Discrimination’ by Penalizing Christian Club Over its Leadership Criteria

IOWA CITY, Iowa — While calling the matter “a close call,” a federal judge appointed to the bench by then-President Barack Obama has ruled that the University of Iowa “unevenly” enforced its human rights policy when it de-recognized the Christian group Business Leaders in Christ (BLinC) for not allowing a student to serve in a leadership […]

Alabama Lawmaker Files Bill That Would Authorize Elective Bible Classes in Public Schools

Alabama Lawmaker Files Bill That Would Authorize Elective Bible Classes in Public Schools

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — An Alabama senator has prefiled a bill that would authorize the offering of elective Bible classes in public schools in the state, following in the footsteps of several lawmakers who have recently offered similar bills in other states. Senate Bill 14, submitted by Senator Tim Melson, R- Florence, would also allow all […]

Trump Tweets Support for State Bills That Would Authorize Offering of Elective Bible Classes in Schools

Trump Tweets Support for State Bills That Would Authorize Offering of Elective Bible Classes in Schools

WASHINGTON — President Trump tweeted his support on Monday for recently-introduced state bills that would authorize the creation of elective Bible courses in public schools. “Numerous states introducing Bible literacy classes, giving students the option of studying the Bible. Starting to make a turn back? Great!” he wrote. Trump’s remarks reportedly came after Fox & […]

Democratic Rep. Presents Bill to Repeal Law Allowing Recitation of Lord’s Prayer in New Hampshire Schools

Democratic Rep. Presents Bill to Repeal Law Allowing Recitation of Lord’s Prayer in New Hampshire Schools

CONCORD, N.H. — A Democratic member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives has filed a bill that would repeal a 40-year-old state law that allows for the recitation of The Lord’s Prayer in public elementary schools. Rep. Amanda Bouldin, who represents the Manchester area, recently filed House Bill 289, with eight co-sponsors—all Democratic. It […]

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