Atheist activist group urges Akron, Ohio to end prayer at city council meetings

Atheist activist group urges Akron, Ohio to end prayer at city council meetings

AKRON, Ohio — A well-known professing atheist group that seeks to separate God from government is asking city council in Akron, Ohio to cease presenting prayers at public meetings. The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) sent a letter to council President Margo Sommerville on Tuesday, advising that a “concerned resident” contacted the entity to […]

Australian Anglican bishops veto motion denouncing same-sex ‘marriage’

Australian Anglican bishops veto motion denouncing same-sex ‘marriage’

(The Christian Institute) — Australian bishops have rejected a statement affirming the biblical basis for marriage as the national church’s official position. At the first meeting of the Anglican Church of Australia’s General Synod since same-sex marriage was legalised there in 2017, members voted on whether to affirm that: “The solemnization of a marriage between […]

Judge halts Biden admin mandate that would require Christian doctors to perform, refer ‘transition’ services

Judge halts Biden admin mandate that would require Christian doctors to perform, refer ‘transition’ services

BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal judge nominated to the bench by then-President Donald Trump has preliminarily enjoined the Biden administration from interpreting federal law in a manner that would require religious employers to provide insurance coverage for “gender transition services” and mandate doctors of faith to perform or refer patients for such services. “The current […]

Transgender lobby group rep. claims: ‘Bodies are not inherently male or female’

Transgender lobby group rep. claims: ‘Bodies are not inherently male or female’

LONDON (The Christian Institute) — A senior employee at Stonewall has claimed that bodies are not inherently male or female. Kirrin Medcalf, head of trans inclusion at the controversial LGBT lobby group, made the comments during an employment tribunal hearing when he was asked, “You define women as anyone, including men who say they are […]

Attempt to codify ‘right’ to abortion in federal law defeated in US Senate

Attempt to codify ‘right’ to abortion in federal law defeated in US Senate

WASHINGTON — A bill that sought to codify the so-called “right” to an abortion in federal law was defeated on Wednesday in the US Senate. S. 4132, also known as the “Women’s Health Protection Act,” aimed to “protect a person’s ability to determine whether to continue or end a pregnancy and to protect a health care […]

68-year-old charged with murder, attempted murder after killing 1, injuring 5 at California church

68-year-old charged with murder, attempted murder after killing 1, injuring 5 at California church

LAGUNA WOODS, Calif. — A 68-year-old man has been charged with one count of murder and five counts of attempted murder after he opened fire at a California church on Sunday as the mainly elderly congregation had gathered for lunch with a visiting former pastor. Authorities believe that David Chou, a Chinese immigrant who currently […]

Trump Judge halts Alabama puberty blocker ban, but upholds child ‘sex-change’ surgery prohibition

Trump Judge halts Alabama puberty blocker ban, but upholds child ‘sex-change’ surgery prohibition

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A federal judge nominated to the bench by then-President Donald Trump has issued a preliminary injunction against the parts of a new Alabama law that prohibit the use of puberty blockers and opposite-sex hormones on “transgender” youth. He left intact the state ban on “sex-altering” surgeries for minors, as well as sections […]

University to pay $400K to professor who declined to address male student with female pronouns

University to pay $400K to professor who declined to address male student with female pronouns

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — A university in Ohio has agreed to pay $400,000 in damages and attorney’s fees to a professor who was punished for declining to refer to a male student with feminine pronouns. Shawnee State University officials agreed to the settlement in light of last year’s ruling from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, […]

Tribunal rules UK school ‘indirectly’ discriminated against pastor over tweet opposing pride events

Tribunal rules UK school ‘indirectly’ discriminated against pastor over tweet opposing pride events

CAMBRIDGE — An employment tribunal in the U.K. has ruled that a primary school “indirectly” discriminated against a pastor who served as a caretaker at the institution when leaders sent a written warning following complaints over his personal tweet opining that homosexual pride events should not be attended by Christians and children. “It is one […]

Biden Justice Dept. challenges Alabama law banning puberty blockers for gender-confused youth

Biden Justice Dept. challenges Alabama law banning puberty blockers for gender-confused youth

WASHINGTON — Calling the procedures “medically necessary,” the U.S. Justice Department has filed an intervention to an existing lawsuit challenging an Alabama law that prohibits the use of puberty blockers and opposite-sex hormones on “transgender” youth, as well as operations removing healthy body parts. “This lawsuit challenges a state statute that denies necessary medical care […]

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