Male Pa. Health Dept. Head, Who Identifies as ‘Rachel,’ Addressing Public in Dress Amid Corona Crisis

Male Pa. Health Dept. Head, Who Identifies as ‘Rachel,’ Addressing Public in Dress Amid Corona Crisis

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A man born as Richard who now identifies as Rachel, and who has officially led Pennsylvania’s Department of Health as secretary since 2018, is being broadcast on television screens across the commonwealth on a daily basis as he provides regular briefings on the status of COVID-19 in the Keystone state, exhorting residents […]

Finnish Politician, Pastor’s Wife Facing Two New Investigations Over Comments Made to Media on Homosexuality

Finnish Politician, Pastor’s Wife Facing Two New Investigations Over Comments Made to Media on Homosexuality

HELSINKI — A lawmaker and pastor’s wife in Finland who was already being probed by police over a social media post in which she questioned the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland’s partnership with a Helsinki Pride event, as well as a Bible-based booklet that she wrote 16 years ago on homosexuality, is now also facing […]

Okla. Bill to Outlaw Abortion Killed as 30 Republicans, 8 Democrats Reject Motion to Bypass Committee Block

Okla. Bill to Outlaw Abortion Killed as 30 Republicans, 8 Democrats Reject Motion to Bypass Committee Block

News9.com – Oklahoma City, OK – News, Weather, Video and Sports | OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — A motion to hear a bill that would have outlawed abortion in the state of Oklahoma was tabled on Wednesday, with 30 Republicans and 8 Democrats voting not to allow the bill to be pulled from the committee that […]

Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota Proclaim ‘Abortion Provider Appreciation Day’

Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota Proclaim ‘Abortion Provider Appreciation Day’

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota declared March 10 to be “Abortion Provider Appreciation Day” in recognition of a local abortion facility that he called “an essential part of our community,” and the city council of Saint Paul, named after the apostle Paul, voted unanimously to “celebrate the courage” and “high-quality care” of […]

Fla. Tax Office Removes Christian Sign Following Complaint From Freedom From Religion Foundation

Fla. Tax Office Removes Christian Sign Following Complaint From Freedom From Religion Foundation

ORLANDO, Fla. — A county tax collector’s office in Florida has removed a Christian sign from the view of the public after the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) wrote to the entity to assert that the display was an “unconstitutional endorsement of religion over non-religion.” The small sign, which appears to have rested on […]

‘Gender Neutral Retail’? Calif. Bill Would Fine Large Stores for Separating Boys and Girls Toys, Clothing

‘Gender Neutral Retail’? Calif. Bill Would Fine Large Stores for Separating Boys and Girls Toys, Clothing

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A Democratic lawmaker in California has proposed a bill that would require large retail stores in the state to combine boys and girls clothing departments, as well as their boys and girls toy sections, into un-gendered areas, asserting that separating the sexes “incorrectly implies that their use by one gender is inappropriate.” […]

Judge Again Rules Against Coach Who Lost Job for Praying on Field, But ‘This Fight Isn’t Over’

Judge Again Rules Against Coach Who Lost Job for Praying on Field, But ‘This Fight Isn’t Over’

BREMERTON, Wash. — A federal judge nominated to the bench by then-President George W. Bush has again ruled against a former high school football coach who lost his job in 2016 as school district officials decided not to renew his contract in the midst of a battle over his desire to pray at the 50-yard line. […]