Va. Senate Committee Unanimously Approves Bill to Repeal Law Against Unmarried ‘Lascivious’ Living

Va. Senate Committee Unanimously Approves Bill to Repeal Law Against Unmarried ‘Lascivious’ Living

Richmond, Virginia — The Virginia Senate Committee unanimously approved a bill this week that seeks to do away with parts of a state law criminalizing cohabitation. Currently, only four states in the nation — Michigan, Mississippi, Virginia and Florida — have laws on the books prohibiting unmarried couples from living together. The Virginia statute dates […]

Florida City Proposes Ban to Keep Churches Away From Booze-Selling Businesses

Florida City Proposes Ban to Keep Churches Away From Booze-Selling Businesses

Parker, Florida — A small city in Florida is considering enacting a ban against establishing new churches near businesses that sell alcoholic beverages. City council members in Parker, Florida state that the ordinance would bar the construction or conversion of a building into a house of worship within 500 feet of any beer-selling business, including […]

Protestant Denominations, Catholics Sign Ecumenical ‘Mutual Recognition of Baptism’ Agreement

Protestant Denominations, Catholics Sign Ecumenical ‘Mutual Recognition of Baptism’ Agreement

Austin, Texas — Leaders from several Protestant denominations met with representatives from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops last night to sign an ecumenical document agreeing to recognize each other’s baptisms. The document, entitled “These Living Waters: Common Agreement on the Mutual Recognition of Baptism,” has been approximately four years in the making. The Presbyterian […]

Christian School Locked in Legal Battle With Teachers Fired for Refusing to Affirm Their Faith

Christian School Locked in Legal Battle With Teachers Fired for Refusing to Affirm Their Faith

Thousand Oaks, California — Two former elementary school teachers and a once-secular school in California are fighting a complicated legal battle in the courts regarding the dismissal of the teachers for refusing to provide proof of their Christian faith. Little Oaks Elementary School is a pre-k through 5th grade institution owned by Calvary Chapel of […]

Wisconsin County Unanimously Votes to Keep Prayer in Board Meetings Despite Threats From Atheists

Wisconsin County Unanimously Votes to Keep Prayer in Board Meetings Despite Threats From Atheists

Barron, Wisconsin — Government officials in a Wisconsin county have voted unanimously to continue with prayers at their monthly county board meetings despite threats from a national atheist organization to file a lawsuit over the matter. According to reports, citizens throughout Barron County recently turned out to the January board meeting to express their overwhelming […]

Morally Straight? Boy Scouts of America Considers Ending Ban on Openly Homosexual Members

Morally Straight? Boy Scouts of America Considers Ending Ban on Openly Homosexual Members

Dallas, Texas — The Boy Scouts of America, which requires its members to swear under scout oath to live “morally straight,” has confirmed that it is discussing ending its ban on openly homosexual members, and is considering instead allowing local troops to create their own policy surrounding the matter. Deron Smith, spokesperson for the organization, […]

American Pastor Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison in Iran for Planting House Churches

American Pastor Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison in Iran for Planting House Churches

An Iranian-born American pastor, who has dual citizenship in both the United States and Iran, has been sentenced to eight years in an Iranian prison for planting Christian house churches in the predominantly Muslim country. As previously reported, 32-year-old Saeed Abedini of Idaho was taken into custody last September while visiting his homeland of Iran […]

Evangelical College for Homeschoolers Wins Fifth Consecutive National Moot Court Championship

Evangelical College for Homeschoolers Wins Fifth Consecutive National Moot Court Championship

Purcellville, Virginia — An evangelical Christian college for homeschoolers who have an interest in law and government has won its fifth consecutive moot court tournament, holding onto its title as national champion. Patrick Henry College, founded by constitutional attorney and homeschooling father Michael Farris less than 15 years ago, has quickly rose to being one […]