The Supreme Court refused to revisit a lower court ruling on whether roadside memorial crosses erected in honor of fallen highway troopers in Utah violated the Constitution, to the disappointment of one dissenting justice.
Disney-ABC Television just announced on Monday its new streaming agreement with Amazon.com and a renewed licensing deal with Netflix, a move beneficial to both subscribers and streaming service providers.
Bible education classes offered in some Georgia public schools are purportedly dwindling in number, with fewer students interested in taking the religious courses.
This Halloween, a local church in Ohio is asking the community one sobering question: What if your worst nightmare was only a mild hint of your coming eternity?
It’s a topic untouchable for Hollywood and a subject matter not many are willing to take on: abortion. But a passionate team of filmmakers, actors, and producers are all taking a risk and hoping and praying that their new coming of age film “October Baby” will begin to change all of that.
What if there was an app to get your kids to pay attention during service? That’s what Ann Goade, a mother of three, hoped to achieve with her latest creation, Big Church Bingo, an app specifically designed to teach kids to listen.
The Pajaro Valley Unified School District recently approved a Christian organization's distribution of permission slips promoting an after-school Bible study club for students, reversing their initial decision. Previously, the district did not allow the Child Evangelism Fellowship of Santa Cruz County to distribute permission slips for their Good News Club because the flyers contained the word "Bible" and "Bible stories." But after CEF called Liberty Counsel – an organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom – for help, the district quickly reversed their decision upon receiving a letter from the Counsel. The group noted that the superintendent was under the misguided impression that the Establishment Clause prohibited literature distributed to the students from containing a religious reference. Consequently, the district told CEF that unless the word "Bible" was removed from the permission slip, they would not be able to use their school's flyer distribution channels, which prohibited the promotion of a specific religion or proselytizing. Representing several other similar CEF cases, Liberty Counsel stated that it was a common misconception among public school districts that religious words should be prohibited from literature given to students. "The Supreme Court has clearly ruled that public schools must provide equal access and treatment to religious speech," Mathew D. Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, affirmed in a statement. "Equal treatment applies to use of facilities and every other opportunity provided to secular speech or groups." "We are pleased that the school district did the right thing after the officials learned of the law regarding the First Amendment. Good News Clubs have been widely accepted on public school campuses across the country. They provide great programs for children." Richard Mast of LC observed that the district had simply made a mistake, a matter of misinterpretation, he told OneNewsNow. "I don't attribute it to actual ... hostility, because we've definitely seen hostility in other situations." "The law requires neutrality, not hostility toward religion," Mast added. Child Evangelism Fellowship has been teaching the Gospel freely in public schools for the past 10 years. Jesse Irvin Overholtzer established CEF in 1937 for the purpose of evangelizing to children all throughout the world. Because CEF is taught in schools, along with community centers, apartment complexes, and churches, many believed the clubs were in violation of the Establishment Clause. But in 2001, the Supreme Court ruled in Good News Clubs v. Milford Central School that permitting Good News Club to meet on school premises did not violate the Establishment Clause. They stated that the clubs could meet in public schools in the United States after school hours on the same terms as other community groups. Justice Clarence Thomas who wrote for the majority stated, according to the New York Times, "We cannot say the danger that children would misperceive the endorsement of religion is any greater than the danger that they would perceive a hostility toward the religious viewpoint if the club were excluded from the public forum." In 2010, more than 133,000 school children attended an after-school Good News Club conducted in more than 3,000 public schools. "We need to do all we can, in God's strength, to reach into as many schools and reach as many children as possible while the door is still open," Lori Marzolf, the director of CEF Santa Cruz County wrote in a recent newsletter. When contacted by The Christian Post to respond to the recent decision by the school district to allow the distribution of their flyers, the Child Evangelism Fellowship of Santa Cruz County did not immediately provide a response.
A pastor filed a federal lawsuit against a city in Georgia on Monday claiming that his First Amendment rights were violated when he was arrested for protesting a local high school’s demon mascot.
A newborn baby was found inside a green reusable shopping bag on Sunday afternoon at a church parking lot.
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Public schools in South Carolina are being met with criticism again after allowing Christian-themed rallies to take place on school grounds.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation, in response to Harold Camping’s doomsday predictions, are starting a campaign of their own asking the public to reject not only Camping’s predictions, but all “unsubstantiated religious claims.”
Richard Dawkins recently revealed why he refused to debate Christian apologist William Lane Craig, a Talbot professor who has on multiple occasions invited the famous atheist to discuss the rationality of faith and existence of God with him.
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Frontman singer of the Killers Brandon Flowers is the latest face of the “I’m a Mormon” national media campaign that first launched in New York and has since expanded to 12 other cities around the country.
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Facebook pages that are purportedly supporting rape are being targeted by several protesters who want the social networking site to shut the pages down. “You know she’s playing hard to get when your chasing her down an alleyway” is one page outraging campaigners
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Solar-powered classrooms and a rooftop garden are what make up the new state-of-the-art building at Biola University, which opened for the first time on Monday.
Are churches spending more on themselves than on the needs of those outside the church? According to a new report they are. Tithing has also decreased with churchgoers giving only about 2.38 percent of their income
More than 150 Gap stores in the United States will be closed by the end of 2013, executives said Thursday at an investor meeting in New York.
With the launch of Cal State Fullerton’s Queer Studies minor this fall, conservatives are beginning to worry about the effects LGBT education will have on public school students.
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Twenty years from now, when looking back on the “return to the Gospel” movement that is currently gaining speed throughout the world today, what are some things that have gone a little off course?