Texas Judge Files Suit to Prevent Discipline of Judges Who Decline to Officiate Same-Sex Ceremonies

Texas Judge Files Suit to Prevent Discipline of Judges Who Decline to Officiate Same-Sex Ceremonies

JACK COUNTY, Texas — A county judge in Texas has filed suit in seeking protection for judges like himself who decline to officiate same-sex ceremonies and who believe that God created marriage to be between a man and a woman. “Judge Umphress is suffering injury in fact because he must risk disciplinary action if he persists […]

Bush Judge Rules: Some Abortions Are ‘Essential’ During COVID Pandemic

Bush Judge Rules: Some Abortions Are ‘Essential’ During COVID Pandemic

CINCINNATI, Ohio — A district judge nominated to the bench by then-President George W. Bush has ruled that the State of Ohio must allow abortionists to make “case-by-case” determinations during the coronavirus pandemic, as some abortions can be considered “essential” — namely, if a delay would put the abortion past the legal limit (21 weeks […]

Louisville, Ky. Mayor and Church Reach Agreement Over Drive-In Services Following Lawsuit

Louisville, Ky. Mayor and Church Reach Agreement Over Drive-In Services Following Lawsuit

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  — The mayor of Louisville, Kentucky and a church in the city that had filed suit to challenge a ban on drive-in services during the coronavirus pandemic have reached an agreement that will allow the in-car assemblies to move forward. On Fire Christian Church had sued Mayor Greg Fischer, a Democrat and Roman […]

Pro-Life Groups Sue City of Charlotte Over COVID Citations, Arrests Outside Abortion Facility

Pro-Life Groups Sue City of Charlotte Over COVID Citations, Arrests Outside Abortion Facility

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Two pro-life groups in North Carolina have sued the City of Charlotte for citing and arresting their members while they were peacefully praying and seeking to reach mothers outside of an abortion facility that was allowed to remain open during the coronavirus pandemic. The religious liberties group Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) filed […]

Chattanooga Mayor Reverses Course, Allows Drive-In Church Services Following Lawsuit

Chattanooga Mayor Reverses Course, Allows Drive-In Church Services Following Lawsuit

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The mayor of Chattanooga, Tennessee has agreed to allow drive-in church services after being assured by area pastors that the meetings will be conducted with appropriate social distancing measures in place. The about-face from his initial prohibition comes two days after a lawsuit was filed against the City by a local church […]

Male Who Identifies as Female Sues Over Idaho Law Prohibiting ‘Transgenders’ From Competing in Girls’ Sports

Male Who Identifies as Female Sues Over Idaho Law Prohibiting ‘Transgenders’ From Competing in Girls’ Sports

BOISE, Idaho — A college student at Boise State University who was born male but identifies as female has filed suit to challenge a new Idaho law prohibiting biological males from competing on girls’ sports teams. The 19-year-old student, who goes by the name Lindsay Hecox, ran track and cross-country in high school and now […]

Federal Judge Doubts Kansas Gov.’s Order Limiting Religious Gatherings, Blocks It for 2 Churches

Federal Judge Doubts Kansas Gov.’s Order Limiting Religious Gatherings, Blocks It for 2 Churches

TOPEKA, Kan. — A federal judge has indicated that Kansas Governor Laura Kelly’s order limiting in-person attendance at religious services or activities to 10 people is likely unconstitutional, blocking its enforcement against two churches. Kelly’s order, which was issued in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, was prevented from being enforced against a church in Dodge […]

NY Gov. Cuomo: ‘Worship Services’ Are ‘Canceled,’ According to Guidance Document

NY Gov. Cuomo: ‘Worship Services’ Are ‘Canceled,’ According to Guidance Document

ALBANY, N.Y. — A guidance document from Empire State Development outlines that in-person church gatherings “of any size,” including house church meetings, are “canceled or postponed,” as per an executive order from Gov. Andrew Cuomo, until the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency. “Pursuant to Executive Order 202.10, all non-essential gatherings of individuals of […]

City of Greenville, Miss. Reverses Course, Will Now Allow Drive-In Church Services ‘With Windows Up’

City of Greenville, Miss. Reverses Course, Will Now Allow Drive-In Church Services ‘With Windows Up’

GREENVILLE, Miss. — Erick Simmons, the mayor of Greenville, Mississippi, has decided to allow churches to hold drive-in services after receiving guidance from Gov. Tate Reeves, who has no problem with gatherings where residents stay in their cars. “All drive-in and parking lot church services are allowed as long as families stay in their cars […]