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-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 […]

-Summing Up the Assault on RFRA’s and Freedom of Religion in America

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

We have been writing on the issue of Freedom of Religion for over nine years. Lately we have been observing that religious liberty is under assault in America and the traditional understanding of the First Amendment is in the process of being redefined. Our greatest disappointment is that so many Americans appear to accept the […]

-Kentucky: Pro-Homosexual Religious Test for Volunteer Ministers for Juvenile Offenders

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

Pastors who volunteer to minister and counsel in juvenile detention centers in Kentucky must now sign a state-mandated letter of agreement that homosexuality is not ‘sinful.’ At least one pastor who refused to sign the agreement has been dismissed. Here’s the story from WND: The state of Kentucky has begun imposing a religious test on […]

-9th Circuit Ruling: Pharmacists Must Serve Abortifacients

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that pharmacists must serve the public with ‘emergency contraceptives’ (abortifacients) even if it is against their religious convictions and beliefs.  Here’s the story from Reuters: The state of Washington can require a pharmacy to deliver medicine even if the pharmacy’s owner has a religious objection, a […]

-Senator Claims First Amendment Doesn’t Apply to Individuals?

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

The Supreme Court recently redefined marriage and in the aftermath those who would like to limit freedom of religion and redefine the First Amendment are continuing their efforts and kicking it up notch. Here the junior Senator from Wisconsin blatantly claims that individuals have no Constitutional right to freedom of religion but only ‘religious institutions.’  […]

-Oregon: Bakers Who Refused to Make a Same-Sex Wedding Cake Are Fined and Silenced

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

The Christian bakers in Oregon who refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding have been fined $135,000 and in addition have been ordered not to talk about it. Here’s the story from the Heritage Foundation’s Daily Signal: Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian finalized a preliminary ruling today ordering Aaron and Melissa Klein, the […]

-LDS Church (Mormon) Response to Supreme Court Marriage Decision

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

          (LDS Temple -Salt Lake: Wikipedia) The leadership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) has issued an official response to the recent Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage. A letter supporting traditional marriage and prohibiting same-sex marriages and celebrations in their churches and on their properties has been sent out to […]