Appeals Court Sends ‘Transgender’ Restroom Case Back to Lower Court to Determine if Matter Moot

Appeals Court Sends ‘Transgender’ Restroom Case Back to Lower Court to Determine if Matter Moot

RICHMOND, Va. — A federal appeals court has returned a case involving a Virginia girl who identifies as a boy and wanted to use the boys’ restroom at school back to the district court to determine whether the matter is moot since the student has now graduated from high school. “[A] crucial threshold question arises in […]

Ohio Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Soliciting Murder of U.S. Soldiers

Ohio Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Soliciting Murder of U.S. Soldiers

AKRON, Ohio — An Ohio man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for seeking to recruit other Muslims to murder members of the U.S. military. “With this sentence, McNeil is being held accountable for disseminating ISIS’s violent rhetoric, circulating U.S. military personnel information and explicitly calling for the killing of American service members […]

King, Queen of Spain Receive Evangelicals at Royal Palace

King, Queen of Spain Receive Evangelicals at Royal Palace

(Evangelical Focus) — A delegation of Spanish evangelical Christians were welcomed at the royal palace La Zarzuela on July 27. King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia and the Justice Minister Rafael Catalá met 14 Protestant leaders. This reception was organised two weeks after the celebration of the 8th Evangelical Congress, in which 1,000 representatives analysed the […]

School District Agrees to Allow ‘Transgender’ Students to Use Restrooms Based on ‘Gender Identity’

School District Agrees to Allow ‘Transgender’ Students to Use Restrooms Based on ‘Gender Identity’

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — A school district in Pennsylvania has agreed to allow students who identify as the opposite sex to use the restroom that corresponds with their “gender identity.” “[T]he parties to this litigation desire to settle the issues raised by Plaintiffs’ complaint and subsequent proceedings without the necessity of further litigation,” the consent judgment signed by […]

US Govt Drops Quest for Buffer Zone Around Kentucky’s Last Remaining Abortion Facility

US Govt Drops Quest for Buffer Zone Around Kentucky’s Last Remaining Abortion Facility

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The federal government has abandoned its quest for a buffer zone around the last remaining abortion facility in Kentucky, which had initially been created after 11 people blocked the doors to the building on Mother’s Day weekend to keep mothers from committing murder. “The United States has withdrawn its motion for a preliminary […]

Russian Ringleader of ‘Blue Whale Suicide Game’ Sentenced to Three Years Behind Bars

Russian Ringleader of ‘Blue Whale Suicide Game’ Sentenced to Three Years Behind Bars

MOSCOW — One of the ringleaders of the “Blue Whale Suicide Challenge” in Russia has been sentenced to three years behind bars after admitting his involvement in the suicide attempts of two teenage girls. Philipp Budeikin, 22, told police following his arrest that he thought he was ridding society of those he considered to be “biological waste.” […]

U.S. Department of Justice Files Legal Brief Declaring Title VII Does Not Include Homosexuality

U.S. Department of Justice Files Legal Brief Declaring Title VII Does Not Include Homosexuality

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Justice has filed an amicus brief declaring that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not pertain to homosexuality. “The sole question here is whether, as a matter of law, Title VII reaches sexual orientation discrimination,” it wrote. “It does not, as has been settled for […]

County Board Passes Rule Requiring Pregnancy Centers to Post ‘Not a Healthcare Facility’ Signs

County Board Passes Rule Requiring Pregnancy Centers to Post ‘Not a Healthcare Facility’ Signs

SEATTLE, Wash. — The King County Board of Health in Washington State has passed a rule requiring pro-life pregnancy centers to post a sign notifying visitors that they are “not a healthcare facility.” The notice must be written in ten languages and in 48-point font size. The sign itself must be at least 11 by 17 […]

Humanist Org Wants Corrections Facility to Permit Inmate to Form Humanist Study Group

Humanist Org Wants Corrections Facility to Permit Inmate to Form Humanist Study Group

RALEIGH, N.C. — A prominent humanist organization is asking a federal court to require the North Carolina Department of Public Safety and the Lanesboro Correctional Institution to grant an inmate’s desire to form a humanist study group while incarcerated. The American Humanist Association (AHA) is representing Kwame Jamal Teague, who has been behind bars since 1996 […]

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