US Supreme Court Allows Employers With Moral Objections to Opt Out of Obamacare’s Contraceptive Mandate

US Supreme Court Allows Employers With Moral Objections to Opt Out of Obamacare’s Contraceptive Mandate

WASHINGTON (Kaiser Health News) — The Supreme Court Wednesday settled — at least for now — a decade’s worth of litigation over the women’s health provisions of the Affordable Care Act, ruling 7-2 that employers with a “religious or moral objection” to providing contraceptive coverage to their employees may opt out without penalty. The Trump administration […]

Somerville, Mass. Unanimously Passes Law Recognizing ‘Polyamorous’ Domestic Partnerships

Somerville, Mass. Unanimously Passes Law Recognizing ‘Polyamorous’ Domestic Partnerships

SOMERVILLE, Mass. — The city council of Somerville, Massachusetts has unanimously passed an ordinance recognizing “polyamorous” domestic partnerships as they could not find a “good reason” to limit romantic relationships to two people. “It validates their existence. It validates the way they love,” council member Lance Davis told NBC Boston. Polyamory is defined as “the practice […]

CNN’s Chris Cuomo Claims: ‘You Don’t Need Help From Above’ to Make Country Better; ‘It’s Within Us’

CNN’s Chris Cuomo Claims: ‘You Don’t Need Help From Above’ to Make Country Better; ‘It’s Within Us’

NEW YORK — Controversy is stirring over a humanistic comment CNN anchor Chris Cuomo recently made at the end of his “Cuomo Prime Time” broadcast, as he told viewers that “you don’t need help from above” in making the U.S. a better place as the ability to “do the right thing” lies “within us.” Cuomo […]

Va. Photographer Seeks Protection to Operate His Business Consistent With His Christian Beliefs on Marriage

Va. Photographer Seeks Protection to Operate His Business Consistent With His Christian Beliefs on Marriage

NORFOLK, Va. — A Christian photographer has filed suit to challenge the new so-called “Virginia Values Act”, which by effect would prohibit him from declining to participate in same-sex engagement or wedding photo shoots. Chris Herring, a seminary student who seeks to “combine his photography skills and entrepreneurial spirit with his desire to teach others about […]

California Bans Singing in Church Over Coronavirus Spread

California Bans Singing in Church Over Coronavirus Spread

(KTLA via CNN Wire) — While you can still attend in-person church services in California, you can’t sing. The state, to curb a rapidly worsening pandemic, has temporarily banned singing and chanting in places of worship. “Practices and performances present an increased likelihood for transmission of COVID-19 through contaminated exhaled droplets and should occur through […]

US Supreme Court Lets Laws Creating Buffer Zones Around Chicago, Harrisburg Abortion Facilities Stand

US Supreme Court Lets Laws Creating Buffer Zones Around Chicago, Harrisburg Abortion Facilities Stand

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court declined on Thursday to take up challenges to rulings upholding laws in Chicago, Illinois and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania that create buffer zones around abortion facilities. The laws require those who wish to reach abortion-minded mothers to stand back at a certain distance away from the entrance to the facility, making […]

Mississippi Gov. Signs Law Allowing Abortion as Long as Not Based on Race, Sex or Genetic Abnormality

Mississippi Gov. Signs Law Allowing Abortion as Long as Not Based on Race, Sex or Genetic Abnormality

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeve has signed into law a bill that prohibits abortion on the basis of sex, race or genetic abnormalities but does not outlaw abortion in other circumstances, such as simply not wanting the child or not being able to afford him or her. The legislation also exempts the abortive […]

Trump Signs Order Supporting Inclusion of Faith-Based Foster, Adoption Agencies in Child Placement Partnerships

Trump Signs Order Supporting Inclusion of Faith-Based Foster, Adoption Agencies in Child Placement Partnerships

WASHINGTON — President Trump has signed an executive order on “Strengthening the Child Welfare System for America’s Children”, which includes text ensuring that faith-based foster and adoption agencies are treated equally in respect to working with local governments to place children with loving forever families. “Several factors have contributed to the number of children who […]

Former Assemblies of God Leader Becomes New President of Malawi

Former Assemblies of God Leader Becomes New President of Malawi

(Evangelical Focus) — Lazarus Chakwera, former head of the Malawi Assemblies of God, one of the largest Christian denominations in the country, won the election with 58% of the votes, according to the Malawi Electoral Commission on Saturday night. He beat the incumbent president Peter Mutharika, who came second with 1.7 million votes. Voter turnout […]

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