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-Supreme Court: Mississippi Law Protecting Dissenters of Gay Marriage Stands

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

The US Supreme Court has allowed a Mississippi law protecting bakers and other dissenters of same-sex marriage to stand.  Here’s the story from the Christian Post: The United States Supreme Court declined to hear appeals on two lawsuits aimed at striking down a Mississippi law that allows businesses to refuse to service same-sex weddings. In […]

-Must Public Officials Give Up Their Religious Liberty?

Saturday, December 30th, 2017

Must public officials give up their religious liberty? In past generations this question would have seemed to be ridiculous in the face of the First Amendment but over and over again those serving in public office are now being challenged to conform to secular and atheist notions of ‘Church and State’ rules of conduct that […]

-Clergy Housing Tax Break Ruled Unconstitutional Again

Friday, October 20th, 2017

A federal judge has ruled once more that the clergy housing tax break is unconstitutional. Her first 2013 ruling against the tax break was overturned by an appeals court in 2014. Now the same judge has ruled against the break in a new case initiated by the atheist group- FFRF. Here’s the story from Christianity […]

-Federal Court: Parents Have No Rights If Child Wants to Transgender

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

According to a federal judge, a parent has no rights if a child wants to be a transgender and go through a sexual change. Here’s the story from Heat Street: A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Minnesota mother who accused school officials, health care providers and doctors of violating her parental […]

-Christian Printer Wins Appeal

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

The Lexington Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission attempted to force a Christian printer to produce T-shirts for a gay pride event. The Christian businessman has now won his second appeal in court against the commission. Here’s the story from the FaithWire: A Kentucky appeals court has ruled that the government cannot force a Christian […]

-Wyoming: Judge Censored for Refusing to Conduct Same-Sex Marriages

Friday, March 10th, 2017

     (Ruth Neely– Municipal Judge) A municipal judge has been ‘censored’ by the Wyoming State Supreme Court for merely saying that she would refuse to conduct same-sex marriages. Here’s the story from NBC News: The Wyoming Supreme Court Tuesday censured a state judge for publicly stating  her refusal to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies, citing religious […]

-Federal Judge: Ban on Women Going Topless in Public is Unconstitutional

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

A federal judge has declared that a ban on Women going topless in public is ‘unconstitutional.’ Here’s the story from Fox News Denver: A federal judge has ordered the city of Fort Collins (CO) to stop enforcing a policy that bans women from showing their breasts in public. It started with one woman asking, "If […]

-Abortion Rate at Lowest Level Since Roe v. Wade

Friday, January 20th, 2017

According to recent research, the abortion rate in the U.S. is at the lowest rate ever since Roe v. Wade. Here’s the story from NPR: The abortion rate in the United States fell to its lowest level since the historic Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalized abortion nationwide, a new report finds. The report […]

-Canadian Court: Christian School Can’t Be Denied Accreditation Over Biblical Stance on Homosexuality

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

We have been following this story for some time. Trinity Western University’s law school was denied accreditation because of their stance on homosexuality. Finally a appeals court has ruled in the school’s favor. Here’s the story from the Christian Post: A five-judge panel from the British Columbia Court of Appeal ruled Tuesday that denying Trinity […]

-Federal Court: Iowa Churches Protected From Intrusive State ‘Transgender’ Law

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

In July The Civil Rights Commission in Iowa declared that churches must comply with the state’s transgender bathroom laws regardless of the first amendment since they were ‘open to the public’ for worship services. Later, they backed away from that when a lawsuit followed. Now a Federal Court has ruled that churches in Iowa do […]