Switzerland Votes to Criminalize Public ‘Hate Speech,’ Discrimination Against Homosexuals

Switzerland Votes to Criminalize Public ‘Hate Speech,’ Discrimination Against Homosexuals

BERN — Voters in Switzerland have approved a referendum to include so-called sexual orientation in the country’s anti-discrimination statutes, prohibiting public “hate speech” and denigration of homosexuals, as well as inciting hatred through text or images. Violators could face up to three years behind bars. More than 63 percent of voters approved the referendum on […]

Va. Democrats Walk Out After Pastor’s Invocation in House of Delegates Urges Protection of Unborn, Biblical Marriage

Va. Democrats Walk Out After Pastor’s Invocation in House of Delegates Urges Protection of Unborn, Biblical Marriage

RICHMOND, Va. — Some Democratic members of the Virginia House of Delegates reportedly walked out of the chambers on Tuesday after the pastor who delivered the invocation exhorted lawmakers to protect the unborn and uphold the sanctity of biblical marriage. Two of those who spoke against the prayer were also identified as ministers. Robert Grant […]

Louisiana Man Admits He Set Churches on Fire to ‘Promote Himself in the Black Metal Community’

Louisiana Man Admits He Set Churches on Fire to ‘Promote Himself in the Black Metal Community’

LAFAYETTE, La. — A Louisiana man pleaded guilty on Monday to setting three Baptist churches on fire last year, admitting that he did so to promote himself as a “black metal” musician by mimicking similar acts of arson committed in Norway in the 1990s as documented in the black metal film “Lords of Chaos.” Holden […]

Crisis in China Over Coronavirus: People Dragged From Homes, City Streets Sprayed, Bodies Being Cremated ’24/7′

Crisis in China Over Coronavirus: People Dragged From Homes, City Streets Sprayed, Bodies Being Cremated ’24/7′

WUHAN — Videos out of China have been described as “apocalyptic” as they show workers in Wuhan fighting the coronavirus by spraying city streets with disinfectant and authorities seizing for quarantine those who are suspected to have been exposed or infected. Reports also state that the government has required cremation of those who died from […]

State Senator Silk Aims to Outlaw Abortion in Oklahoma, Faces Opposition From ‘Pro-Life’ Politicians

State Senator Silk Aims to Outlaw Abortion in Oklahoma, Faces Opposition From ‘Pro-Life’ Politicians

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — A senator in Oklahoma has again introduced a bill that would completely outlaw abortion in the state — a measure that has generated much support from fellow abolitionists but also faces opposition from stated pro-life leaders who assert that an incremental regulatory approach would be more practical. Sen. Joseph Silk, R-Broken […]

Pete Buttigieg Won’t Condemn Even Late-Term Abortion: ‘It Shouldn’t Be Up to a Govt. Official to Draw the Line’

Pete Buttigieg Won’t Condemn Even Late-Term Abortion: ‘It Shouldn’t Be Up to a Govt. Official to Draw the Line’

Appearing on “The View” on Thursday, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg was asked to give a precise answer about where he draws the line for legalized abortion. Buttigieg responded that he does not believe that politicians should be drawing the line, and that even in the late term when a mother finds that something is […]

Dr. John Whitcomb, Known for His Defense of Biblical Creation and the Great Flood, Passes Into Eternity

Dr. John Whitcomb, Known for His Defense of Biblical Creation and the Great Flood, Passes Into Eternity

INDIANAPOLIS, In. — Dr. John Whitcomb, known as one of the “Fathers of the Modern Creationist Movement,” died this week at the age of 95. Fellow biblical Creation and apologist ministries are paying tribute to the theologian and author, known for books such as “The Genesis Flood” and the autobiography “Conversion of an Evolutionist.” Whitcomb’s […]

W. Va. City Replaces Prayer Before Council Meetings With Humanistic Invocation Following Complaint

W. Va. City Replaces Prayer Before Council Meetings With Humanistic Invocation Following Complaint

WHEELING, W.Va. — A city in West Virginia has replaced the presentation of a prayer prior to city council meetings with a generalized, secular invocation following receipt of a complaint from the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF). FFRF had sent a letter to Wheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott on Jan. 9 after being informed by […]

Starbucks UK Ad Centers on its Stores Being Place for Transgenders to ‘Try Out Their New Names’

Starbucks UK Ad Centers on its Stores Being Place for Transgenders to ‘Try Out Their New Names’

An advertisement released by the United Kingdom branch of the coffee giant Starbucks depicts a girl who identifies as a boy finding satisfaction when she has her new male name written on her cup — since everyone else in her life still refers to her by her birth name. The company says in a page […]

Judge Rules Boston Officials Committed No Wrong in Denying Request to Fly Christian Flag at City Hall During Event

Judge Rules Boston Officials Committed No Wrong in Denying Request to Fly Christian Flag at City Hall During Event

BOSTON — A federal judge appointed to the bench by then-President Barack Obama has ruled in favor of the City of Boston after it was again sued over its rejection of a group’s application to fly the Christian flag outside City Hall during an event celebrating the religious history of the city and the contributions made […]