Wisconsin School District Asks Supreme Court to Uphold Graduations at Church

Wisconsin School District Asks Supreme Court to Uphold Graduations at Church

Brookfield, Wisconsin — A school district in Wisconsin is asking the United States Supreme Court to rule on whether it is permissible for high school graduations to be held in church buildings. The Elmbrook School District has filed a petition to the nation’s highest court surrounding a case that began in 2009, when it was […]

Supreme Court Denies Hobby Lobby’s Emergency Request Against Obamacare’s Abortion Pill Mandate

Supreme Court Denies Hobby Lobby’s Emergency Request Against Obamacare’s Abortion Pill Mandate

Washington, D.C. — The United States Supreme Court has refused to grant the popular craft chain Hobby Lobby an emergency injunction against Obamacare’s abortion pill mandate, requiring the company to comply at least temporarily while its case moves forward. The court handed down its decision yesterday, written by Justice Sonia Sotomayor. It stated that it […]

Federal Court Rules Against Missouri’s Attempt to Halt Obamacare’s Abortion Pill Mandate

Federal Court Rules Against Missouri’s Attempt to Halt Obamacare’s Abortion Pill Mandate

St. Louis, Missouri — A federal court has ruled against a newly-enacted Missouri law that sought to block Obamacare’s abortion pill mandate by allowing religious-owned businesses to be exempt from the requirement. In September of this year, Missouri legislators enacted the law, overriding a veto from Democratic Governor Jay Nixon. It had initially passed in May, 28-6 […]

UK Council Candidate Suspended After Calling for Mandatory Abortion of Disabled Children

UK Council Candidate Suspended After Calling for Mandatory Abortion of Disabled Children

A council candidate in the United Kingdom has been suspended after recommending that the National Health Service consider mandating mothers to abort their disabled children. Geoffrey Clark, a professing Christian, had been running for Kent County Council. However, Clark stirred up a firestorm recently when he made the recommendation as a means to decrease national […]

American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran for Planting House Churches

American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran for Planting House Churches

An Iranian-born American pastor, who has dual citizenship in both the United States and Iran, has been imprisoned for planting house churches. Reports state that 32-year-old Saeed Abedini was taken into custody in late September by Iranian officials, but news about the matter did not break until recently. Abedini had been visiting his family in Iran, […]

Federal Judge: Oklahoma Health Department May End WIC Contracts with Planned Parenthood

Federal Judge: Oklahoma Health Department May End WIC Contracts with Planned Parenthood

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma — A federal judge has ruled against Planned Parenthood in its pursuit of an emergency injunction against the state of Oklahoma for its decision to end its WIC contracts with the organization. U.S. District Court Judge Stephen Friot handed down his opinion Monday, noting that while the state’s reasons for ending the contract […]

Church-State Separation Group Demands End to Prayers at West Point Military Academy

Church-State Separation Group Demands End to Prayers at West Point Military Academy

West Point, New York — A Washington-based group that works to separate God from government is demanding that a prominent military academy end all prayers that are traditionally held during official school events. Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, led by Barry Lynn, an attorney and licensed “minister” in the United Church […]

Hobby Lobby Loses Appeal to Block Obamacare’s Abortion Pill Mandate

Hobby Lobby Loses Appeal to Block Obamacare’s Abortion Pill Mandate

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma — The Christian-owned craft chain Hobby Lobby lost its appeal in federal court this week, leaving in place the mandate that it provide abortion pill coverage to its over 13,000 employees under Obamacare. As previously reported, Oklahoma U.S. District Judge Joe Heaton, appointed by George W. Bush, ruled against the company last […]

Federal Appeals Court Blocks California’s Ban on Conversion Therapy for Youth Struggling With Homosexuality

Federal Appeals Court Blocks California’s Ban on Conversion Therapy for Youth Struggling With Homosexuality

A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked a California law from going into effect that would have banned counselors and therapists from providing conversion therapy to youth that struggle with homosexuality. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals handed down an emergency restraining order on Friday against SB112, a law that was signed this past fall […]

Shooting in Central Pennsylvania Leaves Four Dead, Including Gunman

Last updated: 12-22-12 12:30 a.m. Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania — A shooting in central Pennsylvania has left four dead, including the suspected gunman. Blair County District Attorney Rich Consiglio told reporters that the shooting began Friday morning on a rural road in Hollidaysburg, approximately 75 miles outside of the capital city, and “extended over several miles.” The […]