Former NC Deputy Says He Was Fired After Refusing to Be Alone With Woman for Religious Reasons

Former NC Deputy Says He Was Fired After Refusing to Be Alone With Woman for Religious Reasons

SANFORD, N.C. (WTVD) — A Sanford man is suing his former employer, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, the Town of Siler City, and the Town of Apex for religious discrimination. Manuel Torres said he is deeply religious and his beliefs prohibit him from being alone with a woman who is not his wife. Evangelicals sometimes […]

Nearly 800 Accuse Boy Scouts of Failing to Protect Them From Sex Abuse as New Lawsuit is Filed

Nearly 800 Accuse Boy Scouts of Failing to Protect Them From Sex Abuse as New Lawsuit is Filed

 PHILADELPHIA (USA Today) — A lawsuit filed on Monday against the Boy Scouts of America says hundreds of former Scouts have come forward in recent months with accounts of sexual abuse, allegations from across eight decades that reach nearly every state. Lawyers began collecting the accounts this spring as they prepared a suit, which […]

Appeals Court Unanimously Rules Christian Cross on Pa. County’s Official Seal Does Not Violate Constitution

Appeals Court Unanimously Rules Christian Cross on Pa. County’s Official Seal Does Not Violate Constitution

PHILADELPHIA — The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has unanimously ruled that a Christian cross included on a Pennsylvania county’s official seal does not violate the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution, pointing to a recent ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court that allowed a cross veterans monument to remain on public property. “The Establishment […]

Man Who Identifies as Woman Sues Insurance Companies for Not Covering Facial Feminization Surgery

Man Who Identifies as Woman Sues Insurance Companies for Not Covering Facial Feminization Surgery

PORTLAND, Ore. — A man in Oregon who identifies as a woman has sued his government employer and its insurance companies for declining to cover facial feminization surgery that would make him appear more female to strangers. The 59-year-old man, who goes by the name Christina Ketcham, says that others still refer to him as […]

Group Denied Request to Fly Christian Flag During Event Recognizing Boston’s Christian Heritage Refiles Suit

Group Denied Request to Fly Christian Flag During Event Recognizing Boston’s Christian Heritage Refiles Suit

BOSTON — A Boston-based group that sought to fly the Christian flag outside city hall during an event celebrating the religious history of the city and the contributions made by Christians has again filed a lawsuit against officials for denying their request. Camp Constitution says that the City of Boston approved 284 other temporary flags, including […]

Author Randy Alcorn Went to Jail Over Refusal to Pay Abortion Facility, Donated Money to Ministries Instead

Author Randy Alcorn Went to Jail Over Refusal to Pay Abortion Facility, Donated Money to Ministries Instead

SANDY, Ore. — Christian author Randy Alcorn recently recounted his days in the pro-life Rescue Movement and his refusal to pay damages and legal fees to an abortion facility, as well as his share in a collective $8.2 million judgment in another abortion-related case. Rather than giving any money toward the killing of unborn children, […]

Appeals Court Rules County Commissioners Can’t Exclude Some Religions From Presenting Invocations

Appeals Court Rules County Commissioners Can’t Exclude Some Religions From Presenting Invocations

ATLANTA — The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, Georgia has ruled that commissioners for one county in Florida were violating the Establishment Clause by “picking and choosing which religions to invite and which to reject” for the invocation presented at the start of each public meeting, and by preferring Christianity “to the exclusion of […]

200 Companies Join Brief Asking Supreme Court to Rule ‘Sex’ Discrimination Includes Homosexuality, Gender Identity

200 Companies Join Brief Asking Supreme Court to Rule ‘Sex’ Discrimination Includes Homosexuality, Gender Identity

WASHINGTON — More than 200 major U.S. corporations have signed on to an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to rule that employers are prohibited under federal civil rights law from firing workers due to their “sexual orientation” or “gender identity.” The ruling would affect Christian business owners nationwide, as one of the cases surrounds a […]

Australian Couple to Sue for ‘Wrongful Birth’ of Down Syndrome Daughter

Australian Couple to Sue for ‘Wrongful Birth’ of Down Syndrome Daughter

(The Christian Institute) — A couple in Australia have been granted permission to sue an ultrasound clinic for not diagnosing their daughter with Down syndrome. The couple claim they would have aborted their child, who is now four years old, if they knew she might have the condition. The unnamed parents are seeking damages for […]