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-Texas Supreme Court: Houston Must Put Controversial ‘Transgender Bathroom’ Bill Up for Vote.

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

The Texas Supreme Court has ruled that the City of Houston must put the controversial LGBT rights ‘transgender bathroom’ bill up for a vote by the people or repeal the ordinance. Meanwhile the court suspended the law. Here’s the report from the Christian Post: … Houston’s controversial equal rights ordinance, known as HERO, will appear […]

-7th Circuit: Pastors Can Keep Their Housing Allowance

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a lower court decision that would  have denied pastors their traditional tax exempt housing allowance which is normally a major part of their compensation package. Here’s the story from Christianity Today: Today, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court’s high-profile 2013 decision that the […]

-Italy: Scientists Get 6 years in Jail for Failing to Predict Earthquake? Really?

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

                    (L’Aquila earthquake damages: Wikipedia) From the Christian Science Monitor: An Italian court sentenced scientists to jail time for not having a functioning crystal ball ahead of the 2009 earthquake in L’Aquila. The arguments of science and reason fell on deaf ears. … Today, a court in the central Italian city of L’Aquila, … sentenced […]

-Hawaii: Federal Court Supports Traditional Marriage

Friday, August 10th, 2012

                              (Photo credit: Wikipedia) From the Baptist Press: HONOLULU (BP) — A federal court has refused to legalize gay marriage in Hawaii, ruling the issue is best addressed by the legislature and that the current law — which defines marriage as between a man and a woman — does not violate the U.S. Constitution. The […]

-Appeals Court: Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) Unconstitutional

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

           (Photo credit: Wikipedia) From the Christian Post: An appeals court ruled Thursday that the part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that denies federal benefits to same-sex married couples is unconstitutional. Congress did not provide "adequate rationale" for denying federal benefits to same-sex couples who are recognized as married under their state law… […]

-4th Circuit Ruling Stands: Prayers in Jesus Name Are Out

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

                                         (Image via Wikipedia) Today (Tuesday 1/17) the US Supreme Court declined to hear a case coming from the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. The Appeals Court had ruled in a 2-1 panel decision last October in Joyner v. Forsyth County (North Carolina) that public legislative meetings could not begin with prayers in the “name […]

-U.S. Circuit Court: Prayers ‘In Jesus Name’ are Unconstitutional

Monday, December 12th, 2011

            (Image via Wikipedia) According to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, offering prayers in ‘Jesus name’ during legislative invocations are unconstitutional. The American Civil Liberties Union and Americans United for Separation of Church and State took the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners in North Carolina to court over opening prayers given before commission meetings […]

-U.S Court of Appeals: Churches Can be Barred from Using Schools

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

The U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 on Thursday that New York City can block religious groups from using school facilities for “religious worship services”. The decision is the latest in a legal battle that dates back to 1995 when a Christian church -Bronx Household of Faith- sued the City of New York […]

-9th Circuit Court Rules Against Pharmacists and Freedom of Conscience

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

(Image via Wikipedia) The liberal/radical U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has done it again—ruling against freedom of conscience and religion. According to the un-esteemed Justices, pharmacists have no rights of conscience at all and can be required by law to dispense medication in violation of their religious or ethical beliefs. The original lawsuit was […]