Virginia Senator Introduces Bill Authorizing Elective Bible Courses in Commonwealth’s High Schools

Virginia Senator Introduces Bill Authorizing Elective Bible Courses in Commonwealth’s High Schools

RICHMOND, Va. — A Virginia senator has introduced a bill that would authorize the creation of elective Bible courses in public high schools, with the stipulation that they be neutral toward religion and do not “favor [or] disfavor … any particular religion or nonreligious perspective.” Charles Carrico, R-Bristol, filed Senate Bill 1502 last week, which […]

Concerns Raised Over ‘No God But Allah’ Saudi Arabian Flag Sculpture Included in ‘Candy Nations’ Display Near Ground Zero

Concerns Raised Over ‘No God But Allah’ Saudi Arabian Flag Sculpture Included in ‘Candy Nations’ Display Near Ground Zero

NEW YORK — Concerns are being raised over the inclusion of a Saudi Arabian flag sculpture in a “Candy Nations” temporary art display that surrounds the grounds of the World Trade Center. The display was meant to represent the nations that were a part of the G20 summit, and the Saudi Arabian flag traditionally includes […]

US Supreme Court Declines to Stay Sentence of Man Imprisoned for Helping Ex-Lesbian Who Fled Country With Daughter

US Supreme Court Declines to Stay Sentence of Man Imprisoned for Helping Ex-Lesbian Who Fled Country With Daughter

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to stay the prison sentence of a Virginia man convicted of aiding in international parental kidnapping and conspiracy for driving a woman to New York, where she then fled the country with her daughter—as she wanted to avoid an impending court order that would mandate that she […]

‘Reproductive Justice’? NY Governor Cuomo, Hillary Clinton Push for Passage of State Abortion Bill

‘Reproductive Justice’? NY Governor Cuomo, Hillary Clinton Push for Passage of State Abortion Bill

MANHATTAN, N.Y. — Liberal New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and former New York Senator Hillary Clinton spoke on Monday at an event in which they called for the passage of a bill that some note would not only codify Roe v. Wade into state law, but would also expand the availability of abortion to late-term […]

European Court Rules Couple’s Rights Not Violated When Children Temporarily Removed Over Homeschooling

European Court Rules Couple’s Rights Not Violated When Children Temporarily Removed Over Homeschooling

STRASBOURG — The European Court of Human Rights has unanimously ruled that a German couple’s rights under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights were not violated when authorities temporarily removed their children from their home due to concerns that they were being homeschooled rather than sent to public school. “The court finds […]

North Dakota Lawmaker Proposes Bill That Would Authorize Elective Bible Course in Schools

North Dakota Lawmaker Proposes Bill That Would Authorize Elective Bible Course in Schools

BISMARCK, N.D. — A lawmaker in North Dakota has proposed a bill that would authorize the creation of an elective Bible course in the state’s public and private high schools. Senate Bill 2136, introduced by Sen. Oley Larsen, R-Minot, would make studies in the Old or New Testament—or both—available for students, and notes that among […]

Indiana Lawmaker Again Files ‘Protection of Life’ Bill to Outlaw Abortion in State

Indiana Lawmaker Again Files ‘Protection of Life’ Bill to Outlaw Abortion in State

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — An Indiana lawmaker has again filed a bill that would declare that life begins at conception, and would consequently outlaw abortion in the state. Rep. Curt Nisly, R-Goshen, announced on Tuesday that he had filed House Bill 1430, also known as the “Protection of Life” and the “Protection at Conception” bill, in […]

Christian Club at Pennsylvania High School Claims It Was Prohibited From Distributing Bibles During Lunch Period

Christian Club at Pennsylvania High School Claims It Was Prohibited From Distributing Bibles During Lunch Period

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Students at a Pennsylvania high school claim that they were prohibited by their principal from distributing Bibles during their lunch period. The school district claims that the students never formally applied for permission, but attorneys for the students say that is because they were already told that distribution during the school day is […]

Christian Baker’s Lawsuit Against Colorado Commission Over Continued ‘Hostility’ Will Proceed

Christian Baker’s Lawsuit Against Colorado Commission Over Continued ‘Hostility’ Will Proceed

DENVER, Co. — A federal judge nominated to the bench by then-President Bill Clinton has rejected a motion by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the entity by a Christian baker who is seeking to fight a second discrimination complaint against him. Jack Phillips of the now-famed Masterpiece Cakeshop had […]

Philadelphia Teenager Charged With Murder After Baby Found in Trash

Philadelphia Teenager Charged With Murder After Baby Found in Trash

PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia teenager has been charged with murder after allegedly leaving her newborn baby for dead in the trash on New Year’s Eve. According to reports, a friend of Jani Morris, 15, told her mother what had occurred, and the woman hurried to locate the child. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that neighbor Diane Byrd […]

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