Jury: Pro-Life Group Must Pay $2 Million in Damages to Planned Parenthood for Undercover Videos

Jury: Pro-Life Group Must Pay $2 Million in Damages to Planned Parenthood for Undercover Videos

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — A jury deciding a civil suit in California has awarded Planned Parenthood over $2 million after finding that pro-life activist David Daleiden and his Center for Medical Progress (CMP) caused “substantial harm” by posing as members of a biomedical procurement company and secretly recording their discussions with Planned Parenthood leadership in […]

Appeals Court Allows Christian School’s Free Speech Lawsuit Over Loudspeaker Prayer to Continue

Appeals Court Allows Christian School’s Free Speech Lawsuit Over Loudspeaker Prayer to Continue

ATLANTA, Ga. — The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Georgia has allowed a free speech lawsuit filed by a Christian school in Florida to continue after a lower court judge initially dismissed the legal challenge, which centers on the Florida High School Athletic Association’s (FHSAA) prohibition against loudspeaker prayer at football games. “The lower […]

Calif. Mother Charged With First-Degree Murder After Baby Stillborn From Meth Use

Calif. Mother Charged With First-Degree Murder After Baby Stillborn From Meth Use

HANFORD, Calif. — A California mother has been charged with first-degree murder after her baby boy was born stillborn and medical examiners found high levels of methamphetamine in the child’s system. Chelsea Becker, 25, had already lost custody of three other children who were born with a meth addiction, two of whom live with Becker’s […]

Judge Strikes Down HHS Rule Protecting Healthcare Professionals Who Decline to Perform Abortions

Judge Strikes Down HHS Rule Protecting Healthcare Professionals Who Decline to Perform Abortions

MANHATTAN — A federal judge nominated to the bench by then-President Barack Obama has struck down a rule recently issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that sought to protect the conscience rights of medical professionals and others who have objections to abortion or physician-assisted suicide. Judge Paul Engelmayer of the Southern District […]

NY Governor Cuomo Signs Bill Prohibiting Churches, Nonprofits From Endorsing, Opposing Political Candidates

NY Governor Cuomo Signs Bill Prohibiting Churches, Nonprofits From Endorsing, Opposing Political Candidates

ALBANY, N.Y. — The Democratic governor of New York has signed a bill that codifies into state law already-existing federal rules prohibiting churches and nonprofit organizations from endorsing or opposing political candidates. Senate Bill 4347 states that “any corporation, association, trust, or community chest, fund, foundation, or limited liability company, organized and operated exclusively for religious, […]

Finnish Politician, Pastor’s Wife Accused of ‘Incitement of Hatred’ Over Booklet ‘Male and Female He Created Them’

Finnish Politician, Pastor’s Wife Accused of ‘Incitement of Hatred’ Over Booklet ‘Male and Female He Created Them’

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 is now also facing a preliminary “incitement” investigation over a booklet that she wrote 15 years ago entitled “Male […]

Appeals Court to Hear Legal Challenge of Christian Adoption Agency Forced to Change Placement Policy or Close

Appeals Court to Hear Legal Challenge of Christian Adoption Agency Forced to Change Placement Policy or Close

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The Second Circuit Court of Appeals will soon hear the case of a New York foster and adoption agency that is facing an ultimatum from the State to either allow placement in homes where there is not both a mother and a father or discontinue its child placement services altogether. The court […]

HHS Proposes Rule to Protect Convictions of Govt. Funded Faith-Based Foster, Adoption Agencies

HHS Proposes Rule to Protect Convictions of Govt. Funded Faith-Based Foster, Adoption Agencies

WASHINGTON — The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has proposed a rule that would provide protections for faith-based foster and adoption agencies that otherwise might lose federal grant funds for operating in accordance with their religious convictions — namely in declining to place children in households where there is not both a mother […]

Charges Against Disabled Man Arrested for Praying Outside UK Abortion Facility Dropped

Charges Against Disabled Man Arrested for Praying Outside UK Abortion Facility Dropped

 LONDON (Christian Concern) — A Christian man who was arrested and prosecuted for peacefully praying outside a London abortion clinic has seen the charges against dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service, thanks to support from the Christian Legal Centre. The arrest and case raise the question of whether praying in a public space now […]

Beto O’Rourke, Who Said He Would Revoke Tax Exempt Status of Churches, Drops Out of Presidential Race

Beto O’Rourke, Who Said He Would Revoke Tax Exempt Status of Churches, Drops Out of Presidential Race

Beto O’Rourke who said he would make it a “priority” of his administration, if elected, to revoke the tax exempt status of Christian churches and organizations that oppose “same-sex marriage” or deny “full human rights” and “full civil rights” to those who identify as LGBTQ+ has dropped out of the 2020 presidential race. O’Rourke, a […]