A federal court heard oral arguments Friday and is expected to decide on the fate of Indiana's ban on same-sex marriage next week, about a month after it granted an emergency request to require the state to recognize the out-of-state marriage of a lesbian couple.
U.S. District Judge Richard L. Young reserved judgment after hearing oral arguments Friday in Evansville, Ind., on a plea that Indiana recognize the marriage of Niki Quasney and Amy Sandler, who got married in Massachusetts last year.
On April 10, Young ordered the state to temporarily acknowledge their union, but the order expires next Thursday. more >>
A Marine who overcame extensive injuries from his service in Iraq, spoke about how his faith was tested at a prayer breakfast event in Indiana for the National Day of Prayer Thursday.
Josh Bleill, who now serves as a community spokesperson for the Indianapolis Colts, was the keynote speaker at the event where he shared the courage he had and recovery he endured after losing both legs during his tour of duty.
"My faith was tested. My life was changed forever. But after 22 months in the hospital, healing mentally, physically and spiritually, I was able to walk off of that plane. … The first thing I did when I got new prosthetic legs with knees was to get down on them and pray and thank God for the life he spared," said Bleill, according to nwitimes.com. more >>
A conservative Roman Catholic group has accused the University of Notre Dame of repression after police reportedly shut down a pro-traditional marriage table they held on campus.
TFP Student Action twice had their display on the Catholic academic institute's campus removed at the behest of police last week.
John Ritchie, spokesman for TFP Student Action, told The Christian Post the display was part of "a seven-day tour for marriage in three states: Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania." more >>
The body of Dr. Teleka Patrick, 30, a Michigan woman who was reportedly "obsessed" with popular Gospel singer Marvin Sapp before she mysteriously went missing last December, might have been found floating in Lake Charles in Porter, Ind., according to local authorities.
An ABC report said a fisherman spotted something floating on the lake just after 7 a.m. Sunday, which turned out to be a female body dressed in dark clothing.
Patrick's family explained in the report that while the identity of the woman has not yet been verified, police told them it could be the body of their daughter. more >>
An Indianapolis musician and speaker has extended her outreach ministry into strip clubs throughout the city where she engages in conversation with strippers and shares the message of redemption and love.
Kim Tabor admits that she would not frequent strip clubs if she did not have a compassion for the women in need, whom she considers to be no different than anyone else.
"The women in those clubs are just like me and every other women sitting at church. We're all the same at our core. We want and long to hear the same thing, that we matter and we're loved," Tabor of Stripped Free Ministry told The Christian Post. more >>
A donor and his wife have won a First Amendment dispute against Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., and will be allowed to reference "God" in their donor plaque.
Purdue University received criticism from the local community after telling donors Dr. Michael McCracken and his wife that they could not mention "God" on a dedication plaque because the school, as a public institution receiving state and federal funds, would be violating the U.S. Constitution's Establishment clause. The plaque was dedicated to McCracken as a result of his generous donation in 2012 of $12,500, and the plaque was to grace a conference room at the newly-renovated Herrick Laboratories on campus.
When the university initially denied mentioning God on the plaque, it instead suggested the plaque only include the names of McCracken's parents. McCracken stuck to his values, and with the help of the Liberty Institute and a personal lawyer, the donor was able to successfully convince the university to install the plaque with the original wording. His legal representatives even mentioned last week that their client was prepared to go to court over the issue if it could not be resolved. more >>