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-Temple of Baal to be Erected on a Pagan Feast Day in New York City?

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

        (Temple of Baal Shamin: Wikipedia) UPDATE: New York City and the Institute for Digital Archaeology cancelled this event after it went viral and they received a tumult of inquiries and complaints. Original story following: ISIS destroyed a Unesco World Heritage site in Palmyra, Syria (Temple of Baalshamin)last September (2015). Now there are plans to […]

-Should Mosques Supporting ISIS and Terrorism be Shut Down?

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Donald Trump indicated in an interview that if he was elected President he might look into shutting down certain radical mosques in the fight against ISIS and terrorism. From the Daily News: Donald Trump on Wednesday promised to close certain mosques in the U.S. if elected President. Trump, discussing his strategy to fight ISIS during […]

-Kentucky: Christian County Clerk in Jail for Civil Disobedience

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

A county clerk in Kentucky was jailed for refusing to issue licenses for same-sex marriages . Here’s the story from USA Today: Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, whom U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning has placed in the custody of U.S. marshals ready to take her to Boyd County jail, said through her lawyers that […]

-Kentucky: ‘Christian Christians’ Need Not Apply?

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

The video above is a humorous view of a ‘Christian Christian’ attempting to apply for the job of ‘Country Clerk’ in Kentucky. Not so humorous is the fact that Christians who want to follow their religious convictions may find that they are now barred from some occupations, particularly in Kentucky. For over 200 hundred years […]

-Ohio: Judges Cannot Refuse to Perform Gay Weddings

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

The Ohio Supreme Court Board for Professional Conduct has ruled that state judges must perform same-sex weddings regardless of personal religious convictions. From Cleveland.com: COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio judges who perform civil marriages may not refuse to conduct a ceremony for a gay couple, nor may they refuse to do all marriages based on personal […]

-Houston Wants to Take Down Two Historic Black Churches

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

The City of Houston TX is threatening to take the property of two historic black churches. The churches are involved in ministry in the neighborhood providing numerous services to the poor families living there. The city authorities want to take the church properties through eminent domain in order to build taxable housing and a new […]