Lesbian Episcopal Priest Named President of National Abortion Federation: ‘Abortion Providers Are Modern-Day Saints’

Lesbian Episcopal Priest Named President of National Abortion Federation: ‘Abortion Providers Are Modern-Day Saints’

WASHINGTON — The National Abortion Federation (NAF) has announced that its board has appointed Katherine Hancock Ragsdale, a lesbian Episcopal priest, to serve as its president and CEO. “Abortion providers are some of my personal heroes and modern-day saints,” she said in a statement. “It is an honor to be able to serve and support […]

Calif. Mother Charged With First-Degree Murder After Baby Stillborn From Meth Use

Calif. Mother Charged With First-Degree Murder After Baby Stillborn From Meth Use

HANFORD, Calif. — A California mother has been charged with first-degree murder after her baby boy was born stillborn and medical examiners found high levels of methamphetamine in the child’s system. Chelsea Becker, 25, had already lost custody of three other children who were born with a meth addiction, two of whom live with Becker’s […]

Scots Face ‘Baffling’ List of 21 Sexualities to Choose From in 2021 Census Including ‘Gynephilic,’ ‘Skoliosexual’

Scots Face ‘Baffling’ List of 21 Sexualities to Choose From in 2021 Census Including ‘Gynephilic,’ ‘Skoliosexual’

(The Scottish Sun) — BARMY officials have drawn up a “baffling” list of 21 sexualities for Scots to choose from in the 2021 census. Civil servants said terms including skoliosexual, gynephilic and demi-­romantic will be understood. But Edinburgh University’s Dr. Kath Murray said the huge list could “blur” data. And census chiefs faced ridicule tonight […]

Swiss Protestant Church Votes to Allow Same-Sex ‘Marriages’

Swiss Protestant Church Votes to Allow Same-Sex ‘Marriages’

(Evangelical Focus) — The historic Protestant Church of Switzerland has voted to allow same-sex “marriages” in its churches. The Federation of Swiss Evangelical Churches (SEK) unites 26 regional Protestant churches in the central European country. After what was described as a “lively” but respectful debate during the SEK autumn assembly, 45 delegates voted in favor, […]

Judge Strikes Down HHS Rule Protecting Healthcare Professionals Who Decline to Perform Abortions

Judge Strikes Down HHS Rule Protecting Healthcare Professionals Who Decline to Perform Abortions

MANHATTAN — A federal judge nominated to the bench by then-President Barack Obama has struck down a rule recently issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that sought to protect the conscience rights of medical professionals and others who have objections to abortion or physician-assisted suicide. Judge Paul Engelmayer of the Southern District […]

NY Governor Cuomo Signs Bill Prohibiting Churches, Nonprofits From Endorsing, Opposing Political Candidates

NY Governor Cuomo Signs Bill Prohibiting Churches, Nonprofits From Endorsing, Opposing Political Candidates

ALBANY, N.Y. — The Democratic governor of New York has signed a bill that codifies into state law already-existing federal rules prohibiting churches and nonprofit organizations from endorsing or opposing political candidates. Senate Bill 4347 states that “any corporation, association, trust, or community chest, fund, foundation, or limited liability company, organized and operated exclusively for religious, […]

UK Birth Coach ‘Ostracized,’ Labeled ‘Transphobic’ for Stating Only Women Give Birth

UK Birth Coach ‘Ostracized,’ Labeled ‘Transphobic’ for Stating Only Women Give Birth

(The Christian Institute) — A woman says she felt forced to resign from Doula UK after being labeled “transphobic” for saying only women can give birth. Lynsey McCarthy-Calvert was working for the charity — which provides women with “birth coaches” to assist them during pregnancy and childbirth — when she criticized Cancer Research UK for […]

Finnish Politician, Pastor’s Wife Accused of ‘Incitement of Hatred’ Over Booklet ‘Male and Female He Created Them’

Finnish Politician, Pastor’s Wife Accused of ‘Incitement of Hatred’ Over Booklet ‘Male and Female He Created Them’

HELSINKI — A lawmaker and pastor’s wife in Finland who was already being probed by police over a social media post in which she questioned the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland’s partnership with a Helsinki Pride event is now also facing a preliminary “incitement” investigation over a booklet that she wrote 15 years ago entitled “Male […]

Appeals Court to Hear Legal Challenge of Christian Adoption Agency Forced to Change Placement Policy or Close

Appeals Court to Hear Legal Challenge of Christian Adoption Agency Forced to Change Placement Policy or Close

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The Second Circuit Court of Appeals will soon hear the case of a New York foster and adoption agency that is facing an ultimatum from the State to either allow placement in homes where there is not both a mother and a father or discontinue its child placement services altogether. The court […]

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