Civil Suit of Farmer Banned From Market for Not Allowing Same-Sex Ceremonies on Property to Go to Trial

Civil Suit of Farmer Banned From Market for Not Allowing Same-Sex Ceremonies on Property to Go to Trial

 LANSING, Mich. — A civil lawsuit filed by a Michigan farmer who was banned from selling at a farmer’s market for operating his business in accordance with his beliefs about marriage will continue next year, according to a split ruling issued on Wednesday by a federal judge who found that the matter should head […]

US Ambassadors Host United Nations Event on Trump Admin Effort to Decriminalize Homosexuality Worldwide

US Ambassadors Host United Nations Event on Trump Admin Effort to Decriminalize Homosexuality Worldwide

NEW YORK — Two U.S. ambassadors hosted an event at the United Nations on Wednesday entitled “Decriminalizing Homosexuality in Solidarity with LGBTQ People.” The United States Mission to the United Nations released a statement outlining the event and noting President Trump’s commitment to the effort to legalize homosexuality worldwide. Kelly Craft, the U.S. Ambassador to the […]

Prominent Youth Minister Sentenced to More Than 1,000 Years in Prison for Sexually Abusing Teen Boys

Prominent Youth Minister Sentenced to More Than 1,000 Years in Prison for Sexually Abusing Teen Boys

 GADSDEN, Ala. — A prominent youth minister, televangelist and author in Alabama has been sentenced to more than 1,000 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually abusing seven teenage boys. Acton Bowen, 38, had initially denied the accusations against him, remarking in a statement last year, “I have not done what I am […]

UK Judge Rules Against Researcher Who Lost Her Job for Tweeting ‘Men Cannot Change Into Women’

UK Judge Rules Against Researcher Who Lost Her Job for Tweeting ‘Men Cannot Change Into Women’

LONDON — A researcher in England who lost her job over her tweets that men cannot become women has also lost her legal challenge after a judge ruled on Wednesday that her “absolutist view” is “not worthy of respect in a democratic society” and is not protected under British law. Maya Forstater, 45, found herself […]

Argentina and Costa Rica Open Door to Abortion

Argentina and Costa Rica Open Door to Abortion

(Evangelical Focus) — Argentina’s new government, led by President Alberto Fernández, signed an executive decree to legalize abortion “de facto.” The Health Ministry authorized the Legal Interruption of Pregnancy Protoco on Dec. 12, days after the new government was officially installed. During his electoral campaign, Alberto Fernández had promised to legalize abortion despite opposition of […]

Montana High School Revokes Official Status of Christian Club, Says Sponsorship Would Violate State Constitution

Montana High School Revokes Official Status of Christian Club, Says Sponsorship Would Violate State Constitution

BOZEMAN, Mont. — A high school in Montana recently revoked the official status of a Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) student group because it viewed the sponsorship as being a violation of the state Constitution. Attorneys representing the group argue that it is wrong to deny FCA equal privileges simply because of its religious nature. […]

NewSpring Church Volunteer Childcare Worker Sentenced to 75 Years After Being Found Guilty of Child Sexual Abuse

NewSpring Church Volunteer Childcare Worker Sentenced to 75 Years After Being Found Guilty of Child Sexual Abuse

 CHARLESTON, S.C. — A former volunteer childcare worker at NewSpring Church in South Carolina, a megachurch that has multiple campuses, including in Anderson, Charleston, Columbia and Greenville, has been sentenced to 75 years in prison after being found guilty of abusing preschool age boys while watching them during the service. As previously reported, Jacop Hazlett […]

Texas Judge Sues After Being Issued Warning for Declining to Officiate Same-Sex Ceremonies, Providing Referrals Instead

Texas Judge Sues After Being Issued Warning for Declining to Officiate Same-Sex Ceremonies, Providing Referrals Instead

WACO, Texas — A county judge in Texas has filed a legal challenge after being issued a public warning from the Texas Commission on Judicial Conduct, which recently concluded that she is “casting doubt on her capacity to act impartially” by declining to officiate same-sex ceremonies and rather providing referrals instead. “It is absurd to equate […]

Calif. Man Charged With First-Degree Murder After Allegedly Forcing Girlfriend to Ingest Abortion Pill at Gunpoint

Calif. Man Charged With First-Degree Murder After Allegedly Forcing Girlfriend to Ingest Abortion Pill at Gunpoint

 BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A 23-year-old man in California is facing a first-degree murder charge, among other criminal offenses, after he allegedly forced his ex-girlfriend to ingest an abortion pill while holding her at gunpoint. Jagmeet Sandhu was arrested by the Bakersfield Police Department on Wednesday following an investigation into the incident, which was reported […]