New York ‘Concerned Clergy for Choice’ Group Gathers in State Capitol in Support of Abortion, Contraception

New York ‘Concerned Clergy for Choice’ Group Gathers in State Capitol in Support of Abortion, Contraception

ALBANY, N.Y. — A group known as “Concerned Clergy for Choice” and others recently gathered in the New York state capital to advocate for access to abortion and contraception, and to express support for the sexually-centered organization Planned Parenthood. “As pastors, we believe in New Yorkers’ ability to get the health care that is supported […]

Judge Finds No Recourse for Mother Whose Son Obtained Hormone Treatments Without Parental Consent

Judge Finds No Recourse for Mother Whose Son Obtained Hormone Treatments Without Parental Consent

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — A federal judge has dismissed a mother’s lawsuit seeking recourse after her parental rights over her son were expropriated and she had been kept in the dark about the provision of hormonal treatments to assist with the teen’s desire to “transition” into a girl. While he agreed that the teen was not legally emancipated absent […]

Texas Governor Signs ‘Sermon Safeguard Bill’ Preventing Government From Probing Preaching

Texas Governor Signs ‘Sermon Safeguard Bill’ Preventing Government From Probing Preaching

THE WOODLANDS, Texas — The governor of Texas has signed into law a bill that prevents the government from subpoenaing copies of sermons or questioning pastors about the content of their messages. “Texas law now will be your strength and your sword and your shield,” Gov. Greg Abbott declared during a ceremony at Grace Church […]

Maine House Votes Down Physician-Assisted Suicide Bill

Maine House Votes Down Physician-Assisted Suicide Bill

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine House of Representatives has rejected a bill that would have legalized physician-assisted suicide in the state. “There is no life on Earth without pain and suffering,” said Rep. Roger Reed, R-Carmel. “Life is a gift from God regardless of its circumstances.” LD 347, introduced by Sen. Robert Katz, R-Augusta, allowed those […]

Neo-Nazi Who Converted to Islam Kills Roommates for ‘Disrespecting’ His Faith

Neo-Nazi Who Converted to Islam Kills Roommates for ‘Disrespecting’ His Faith

TAMPA, Fla. (Washington Post) — A former neo-Nazi who converted to Islam is accused of killing his two roommates because they “disrespected” his new faith, police said. Last Friday evening, police arrested 18-year-old Devon Arthurs after he briefly held three people at gunpoint at a smoke shop in Tampa, then surrendered to officers. That incident, it […]

Texas Senate Passes Bill Protecting Operating Values of Faith-Based Foster, Adoption Agencies

Texas Senate Passes Bill Protecting Operating Values of Faith-Based Foster, Adoption Agencies

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Senate has passed a bill allowing faith-based foster care and adoption agencies to operate in accordance with their religion without punishment. The measure now moves to the desk of Gov. Greg Abbott for signing. “I am obviously very excited about it passing the Senate, and I fully expect … that Governor […]

Pro-Lifers Challenge Addition of Abortive Mothers to St. Louis Nondiscrimination Ordinance

Pro-Lifers Challenge Addition of Abortive Mothers to St. Louis Nondiscrimination Ordinance

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Pro-life entities in St. Louis, Missouri have filed suit to challenge the recent addition of abortive mothers to the city’s nondiscrimination ordinance. As previously reported, Board Bill 203 was presented earlier this year by Alderman Megan Green, who said that the protections were necessary to keep employers and landlords from acting adversely […]

Nigerian-Born Pastor Murdered in Indianapolis

Nigerian-Born Pastor Murdered in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Fox 59) — A Nigerian-born church pastor was shot to death in Indianapolis and police are continuing to search for his killer. The murder took place over the weekend at an apartment complex near 10th Street and I-465 on the city’s west side. Friends and neighbors say the 66-year-old victim, Oluwadayomi Epenusi, had […]

Four Iowa Planned Parenthood Locations Closing After State Cuts Funding to Abortion Facilities

Four Iowa Planned Parenthood Locations Closing After State Cuts Funding to Abortion Facilities

DES MOINES, Iowa — Four Planned Parenthood locations in Iowa will close next month following a newly-passed budget bill that strips state and federal funding from abortion providers. The organization announced on Thursday that it would close its Sioux City, Bettendorf, Burlington and Keokuk offices, leaving eight Planned Parenthood locations in the state and five abortion […]

Legal Group Pushes Back After School District Stops Student Attendance of Off-Site Voluntary Bible Class

Legal Group Pushes Back After School District Stops Student Attendance of Off-Site Voluntary Bible Class

FREMONT, Mich. — A legal group representing a church in Michigan is pushing back after a school district recently decided to no longer allow students to leave school during lunchtime for off-site voluntary religious instruction. The law office of Rickard, Denney, Garno & Associates, which is allied with the religious liberties organization Alliance Defending Freedom, […]

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