Kansas Republican Party Votes to ‘Affirm God’s Design for Gender’

Kansas Republican Party Votes to ‘Affirm God’s Design for Gender’

TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Republican Party voted over the weekend to approve a resolution on human sexuality that affirms “God’s design for gender.” The proposal had been submitted by Eric Teetsel, who serves as president of the Family Policy Alliance of Kansas and is also a Republican Party State Committee member. Teetsel is the […]

University of Central Oklahoma Reinstates Ken Ham Event Initially Cancelled

University of Central Oklahoma Reinstates Ken Ham Event Initially Cancelled

EDMOND, Okla. — The University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) has reinstated a lecture with apologist Ken Ham following an initial cancellation, of which the student body president explained that he had been “bullied” by what he called a “very vocal group” that attempted to keep Ham from speaking on campus. “I’m thrilled my talk at UCO is […]

Atheist Activist Group Wants Courthouse Scripture Mural Removed

Atheist Activist Group Wants Courthouse Scripture Mural Removed

FINDLAY, Ohio — One of the nation’s most conspicuous professing atheist activist organizations has sent a letter to the clerk of the Findlay, Ohio municipal court to claim that a displayed mural referencing Psalm 91 violates the U.S. Constitution. The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) says that it was contacted by a “concerned citizen,” […]

Religious Liberty Bill Advanced by Iowa Senate Panel, Opponents Claim Law Would Hurt Economy

Religious Liberty Bill Advanced by Iowa Senate Panel, Opponents Claim Law Would Hurt Economy

DES MOINES, Iowa — An Iowa Senate panel has advanced a bill that seeks to protect the religious liberty of its residents, while opponents claim that if the proposal becomes law, it could hurt the state economy. According to the Des Moines Register, Senate Study Bill 3171, also known as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act […]

Indiana Woman Charged With Feticide, Involuntary Manslaughter for Taking Meth While Pregnant

Indiana Woman Charged With Feticide, Involuntary Manslaughter for Taking Meth While Pregnant

ANDERSON, Ind. — An Indiana woman has been charged with feticide and involuntary manslaughter after she allegedly took methamphetamine and other drugs while pregnant, which authorities state resulted in the child being stillborn. Kelli Leever-Driskel, 34, was officially charged on Wednesday following the December birth, and faces three to twenty years behind bars if convicted. […]

California Man Who Fatally Stabbed Pastor Outside Home Pleads Guilty to Murder

California Man Who Fatally Stabbed Pastor Outside Home Pleads Guilty to Murder

SALINAS, Calif. — A California man who killed a pastor last year by stabbing him in the neck with a drywall saw blade has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. Servando Silva, 39, entered the plea on Friday after a six-day trial in Monterey County Superior Court, and with the jury still deliberating. He also pleaded guilty to […]

South Carolina Lawmakers Re-Introduce Bill That Would Protect Rights of Teachers to Join in Student-Led Prayers

South Carolina Lawmakers Re-Introduce Bill That Would Protect Rights of Teachers to Join in Student-Led Prayers

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Lawmakers in South Carolina have re-introduced a bill that would protect the rights of teachers to participate in student-led prayers in public schools. A second bill is also stated to be in the works that would allow teachers to lead prayers as well. A Parent University Forum was held at Savannah Grove Baptist Church […]

ACLU Challenges Ohio Law Banning Murder of Down Syndrome Babies, Claims ‘Constitutional Right’ to Abortion

ACLU Challenges Ohio Law Banning Murder of Down Syndrome Babies, Claims ‘Constitutional Right’ to Abortion

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio (ACLU), two local branches of Planned Parenthood and several other abortion facilities have filed a lawsuit to challenge a new Ohio law that prohibits mothers from killing their unborn child simply because he or she has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. “Plaintiffs challenge H.B. 214 […]

Atheist Activist Group Wants Virginia Speaker to Stop Inviting Colleagues to Govt. Bible Study

Atheist Activist Group Wants Virginia Speaker to Stop Inviting Colleagues to Govt. Bible Study

RICHMOND, Va. — One of the nation’s most conspicuous professing atheist activist organizations has sent a letter to the speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates to request that he stop using the government email system to invite his colleagues to his weekly Bible study in the Pocahontas Building. The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) sent […]

Massachusetts Elementary School Principal Announces That He Identifies as a Woman

Massachusetts Elementary School Principal Announces That He Identifies as a Woman

SWAMPSCOTT, Mass. — An elementary school principal in Massachusetts has announced in a letter that he identifies as a woman and will present himself as female going forward. Principal Tom Daniels, who has led Stanley Elementary School since 2012, explained in the Feb. 6 correspondence that he has struggled with his gender identity from the […]

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