Satanic Temple Sues City of Boston to Obtain ‘Equal Opportunity’ to ‘Invoke Satan’ at Council Meetings

Satanic Temple Sues City of Boston to Obtain ‘Equal Opportunity’ to ‘Invoke Satan’ at Council Meetings

BOSTON — The Satanic Temple (TST) has filed suit against the City of Boston to challenge its practice of allowing council members to choose those who present the invocation during public meetings rather than accepting requests from community members. The group’s legal challenge comes after it was denied requests to participate in 2016 and 2017. […]

Arkansas Bill Would Prohibit State From Closing Churches During Emergencies

Arkansas Bill Would Prohibit State From Closing Churches During Emergencies

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A bill presented in the Arkansas legislature would prohibit the State from closing churches or prohibiting religious gatherings during disasters and emergencies, while also upholding the State’s right to issue safety guidelines that are equally applicable to all. “Religion provides extensive benefits to the country by meeting the spiritual needs of the […]

Arizona Rep. Files ‘Equal Opportunity to Life Act’ to Outlaw Abortion in State, Criminalize as Murder

Arizona Rep. Files ‘Equal Opportunity to Life Act’ to Outlaw Abortion in State, Criminalize as Murder

PHOENIX — A Republican lawmaker in Arizona has proposed a bill to protect the unborn at all stages of development, without exception, and to prosecute abortion in the state as murder. House Bill 2650, also known as the “Equal Opportunity to Life Act,” presented by Rep. Walt Blackman, R-Snowflake, amends current penal law to include […]

Florida Rep. Files Bill to Allow Baby Receptacles at Hospitals, Fire Stations in Effort to Save Newborns

Florida Rep. Files Bill to Allow Baby Receptacles at Hospitals, Fire Stations in Effort to Save Newborns

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A Republican lawmaker in Florida has filed a bill that would allow the installation of “newborn infant safety devices,” also known as “baby boxes” at hospitals and fire stations in an effort to save newborns who might otherwise be abandoned in dumpsters or killed by their mothers. Rep. Joe Hardin, R-Williston, has […]

Biden Lifts Ban on ‘Transgenders’ in the Military

Biden Lifts Ban on ‘Transgenders’ in the Military

 WASHINGTON — President Biden signed an executive order on Monday reversing the Trump administration’s ban on “transgenders” serving in the military, allowing men who identify as women and vice versa to serve in the nation’s Armed Forces if they are otherwise qualified. “[T]his is reinstating a position that previous commanders as well as the […]

Oklahoma Bill Would Prohibit State From Classifying Church Gatherings as ‘Nonessential’

Oklahoma Bill Would Prohibit State From Classifying Church Gatherings as ‘Nonessential’

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — A Republican senator in Oklahoma has introduced a bill that would amend the state Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) to add a provision ensuring that churches cannot be closed or classified as “nonessential.” “The closure of a religious institution or the declaration of a religious institution as nonessential by a governmental entity […]

Biden Commits to Codifying Roe Into Law on 48th Year Since Supreme Court Abortion Decision

Biden Commits to Codifying Roe Into Law on 48th Year Since Supreme Court Abortion Decision

WASHINGTON — Referring to abortion as “reproductive health care,” President Joe Biden reiterated his commitment to codifying Roe v. Wade into law on Friday, the 48th year since the U.S. Supreme Court issued the decision that resulted in more than 60 million deaths of unborn children — and counting. “In the past four years, reproductive […]

Honduran Lawmakers Vote to Lock in Bans on Abortion, Same-Sex ‘Marriage’

Honduran Lawmakers Vote to Lock in Bans on Abortion, Same-Sex ‘Marriage’

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) — Members of the Honduran Congress voted on Thursday to amend the Constitution, making it much harder to reverse existing hard-line bans on abortion and same-sex “marriage,” as lawmakers double down on socially conservative priorities. Lawmakers voted to require a three-quarters super-majority to change a constitutional article that gives an unborn baby the same […]

Montana ‘Save Women’s Sports Act’ Advances by 11-8 Committee Vote

Montana ‘Save Women’s Sports Act’ Advances by 11-8 Committee Vote

HELENA, Mont. — A Montana bill that seeks to ensure fair competition in school sports by prohibiting biological males from joining women’s teams will now advance to the full state House of Representatives after narrowly being approved by a legislative committee. “[T]he legislature finds that there are ‘inherent differences between men and women,’ and that these […]

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