President Barack Obama's transgender bathroom directive is part of a broader effort to fundamentally transform America, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins argued.
Earlier in May, President Obama sent a directive to public schools informing them that they must allow transgender students to use whichever bathrooms or showers correspond with their chosen gender identity.
Perkins said a statement released Wednesday that he was "encouraged" by the eleven states filing suit against the directive. more >>
Evangelical preacher the Rev. Franklin Graham has railed against a $60,000 award given to a fifth grade transgender teacher in Oregon who says she was harassed and "misgendered" by coworkers.
"Doesn't a person's DNA or birth certificate count for anything? Shouldn't fact override fantasy? God created people male and female," Graham said in a Facebook post on Thursday.
Breitbat News reported earlier this week that Leo Soell, who works as a fifth grade teacher at Gresham-Barlow school in Oregon, was given the money after submitting a complaint claiming that her co-workers continuously used the wrong gender pronouns when addressing her. more >>
Irish couple Keith and Kristyn Getty have impacted the world with their powerful hymns and worships songs. And now for their first album since 2012, the couple has teamed up with internationally renowned music artists Chris Tomlin, Fernando Ortega, John Patitucci, and popular South African male choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, for their powerful new album Facing a Task Unfinished.
The upcoming album by The Gettys was inspired by the hymn, "Facing a Task Unfinished." The original song was written by China Inland Mission worker (now OMF International) Frank Houghton in 1931 as he reflected on the the Great Commission and the scripture Matthew 24:14, which encouraged him to dedicate his life to sharing the Gospel with people in China.
"Facing a task unfinished, that drives us to our knees. more >>
An atheist activist who brought legal action against a Texas church to stop the construction of a 230-foot cross on its property, has agreed to dismiss his case in a "settlement," after the church counter-sued the atheist.
Atheist Patrick Greene, who sued the Abundant Life Fellowship Church in Corpus Christi, Texas, and its Pastor, Rick Milby, over their plan to construct the tallest cross in the Western Hemisphere, dropped the case and pledged this week not to file baseless lawsuits over the freedom of exercise of religion, according to KRISTV.com.
"We hope that Mr. Greene along with atheists everywhere that seem to file baseless lawsuits will now think twice about doing such a thing," Jeremy Dys, senior counsel for First Liberty Institute, which filed the counter suit on behalf of the church, was quoted as saying. more >>
Conservative radio host Bryan Fischer has responded to the news that Canada might be considering two-year prison terms for speech deemed as being anti-transgender by stating that the "gay gestapo" is on a "mission from the dark lord."
"The gay gestapo is on a mission from the dark lord to relentlessly harass, intimidate, punish, and silence every advocate of sexual normalcy," said Fischer, who hosts "Focal Point" on American Family Radio.
"Now the deviancy cabal intends to send preachers who speak the truth about transgenderism and transvestitism to jail for two years," he added. more >>
Eleven American states have filed a lawsuit against President Barack Obama's administration and its recent directive to public schools calling for transgender students to be allowed to use the bathrooms of their choosing.
The Washington Post reported that the states of Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Maine, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin have joined the lawsuit, filed on Wednesday, which argues that Obama's guidance has "no basis in law."
It further warns that if students are allowed to use the restrooms based on their gender identity, it would turn educational settings across the U.S. "into laboratories for a massive social experiment, flouting the democratic process, and running roughshod over common-sense policies protecting children and basic privacy rights." more >>