Parents of Alfie Evans Seek to ‘Build a Bridge’ With Hospital, Ask Supporters to ‘Return to Everyday Lives’

Parents of Alfie Evans Seek to ‘Build a Bridge’ With Hospital, Ask Supporters to ‘Return to Everyday Lives’

LIVERPOOL — The parents of Alfie Evans have issued a statement asking their supporters to “return back to their everyday lives” and to allow them to “build a bridge” with Alder Hey Children’s Hospital where their son has remained since December 2016 due to an undiagnosed degenerative neurological condition. “We are very grateful and we […]

Man Who Identifies as Woman Sues North Carolina Prison for Not Accommodating Practice of Witchcraft

Man Who Identifies as Woman Sues North Carolina Prison for Not Accommodating Practice of Witchcraft

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A male inmate who identifies as a woman has sued the Lanesboro Correctional Institution in North Carolina for not accommodating his practice of Wicca, also known as pagan witchcraft. Duane Fox, who goes by the name Jennifer Jasmine, alleges that chaplains at the institution have violated his constitutional right to religious exercise, […]

University of New Mexico Erects ‘Free Speech Zone’ Signs to Alert Students of ‘Uncomfortable’ Speech, Including Gospel Preaching

University of New Mexico Erects ‘Free Speech Zone’ Signs to Alert Students of ‘Uncomfortable’ Speech, Including Gospel Preaching

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — In a newly-devised policy, the University of New Mexico has enacted a practice of erecting signs to advise students that a “free speech zone” with potentially “uncomfortable” or “controversial” content is ahead, including this week when a gospel preacher visited the campus to talk about repentance and faith in Christ. The controversial development […]

UK Judge Again Rejects Parents’ Request to Allow Alfie Evans to Be Transported Abroad for Experimental Treatment

UK Judge Again Rejects Parents’ Request to Allow Alfie Evans to Be Transported Abroad for Experimental Treatment

LIVERPOOL — A judge in the family division of the UK’s High Court of Justice has again rejected the request of the parents of Alfie Evans to allow the child to be transported abroad to hospitals willing to take him for experimental treatment. Evans’ case marks at least the third of its kind in the […]

New Jersey Supreme Court Rules County Can’t Grant Funds for Repair of Historic Churches

New Jersey Supreme Court Rules County Can’t Grant Funds for Repair of Historic Churches

TRENTON, N.J. — The Supreme Court of New Jersey has ruled that a county’s financial grants to churches under its historic preservation program violate the “Religious Aid Clause” of the New Jersey Constitution because the funds are used for religious purposes and not solely historical aims. “This case does not involve the expenditure of taxpayer money for […]

Navy Upholds Inclusion of Bible on POW/MIA Table Following Mikey Weinstein Complaint

Navy Upholds Inclusion of Bible on POW/MIA Table Following Mikey Weinstein Complaint

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — The U.S. Navy has upheld the inclusion of the Bible on a “missing man” table at a Naval hospital in Okinawa, Japan after an organization that seeks to separate the Messiah from the military submitted a complaint about the Bible’s presence and a notation of America being “one nation under God.” “As […]

Appeals Court Rules Ohio Can’t Exclude Planned Parenthood From Funding for Federal Health Programs

Appeals Court Rules Ohio Can’t Exclude Planned Parenthood From Funding for Federal Health Programs

CINCINNATI, Ohio — A federal appeals court has ruled that officials in Ohio cannot exclude the abortion and contraception giant Planned Parenthood from receiving funding for federal health programs, opining that it would hurt women whose “major abortion providers opted to protect women’s abortion rights rather than yield to unconstitutional conditions.” “If Plaintiffs are excluded from the federal […]

Man Who Identifies as Woman Pleads Guilty to Shooting Coworker for Being Taunted Over Gender Identity

Man Who Identifies as Woman Pleads Guilty to Shooting Coworker for Being Taunted Over Gender Identity

MERCER, Pa. — A Pennsylvania man who identifies as a woman has pleaded guilty to attempted murder after shooting his coworker in 2016 when he allegedly continued taunting him about his plans to present himself as female. Zachary McClimans, 23, who goes by the name Claire, was arrested in November 2016 after shooting Jayson Hall, 42, inside the […]

Appeals Court Upholds Ruling Against Indiana Law Banning Abortion of Down Syndrome Children

Appeals Court Upholds Ruling Against Indiana Law Banning Abortion of Down Syndrome Children

CHICAGO, Ill. — A federal appeals court has unanimously ruled that an Indiana law that bans the murder of unborn children based on a Down Syndrome diagnosis or any other disability is unconstitutional because it places an “undue burden” on a “woman’s right” to obtain an abortion. “The State urges that the non-discrimination provisions represent a ‘qualitatively […]

Church Leaders Write Open Letter Opposing Physician-Assisted Suicide Proposal in Guernsey

Church Leaders Write Open Letter Opposing Physician-Assisted Suicide Proposal in Guernsey

(The Christian Institute) — Legalizing assisted suicide in Guernsey would be dangerous for everyone on the island, church leaders say, and politicians should instead focus on caring for the vulnerable. Representatives from dozens of island churches took the “exceptional” step of writing an open letter to citizens, warning, “As a community we need to celebrate […]

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