Uniformed police officers say they will be on hand to keep the peace at a Wisconsin high school Tuesday during a parent-led "Jesus Lunch" just in case tensions flare up between critics and supporters of the weekly event.
Every Tuesday during their lunch break hundreds of Middleton High School students attend a parent-led gathering at nearby Fireman's Park that includes Christian worship and discussion.
Chief Charles Foulke of the Middleton Police Department released a statement last Friday explaining that officers were going to be present at this week's luncheon. more >>
Answers in Genesis CEO and President Ken Ham is arguing that secular legal groups working against Christians are fighting against Jesus and his counter-cultural message.
Ham writes on his AiG blog that the Freedom from Religion Foundation is attempting to remove Christianity from the public sphere, such as a recent case where the FFRF pressured a school in Colorado to stop allowing Bibles to be distributed to students, or be forced to allow Satanic material to be handed out as well.
"The FFRF leaders claim to want 'the school to stop allowing the distribution of religious material altogether,' but they are willing to allow Satanic material to be given out to accomplish this — anything, as long as it's not the Bible," Ham wrote, accusing secular groups of trying to push their "religion of secularism and atheism" on people. more >>
A Wisconsin school district and a group of parents overseeing a weekly "Jesus Lunch" are at odds over the running of the Christian event for students.
Each Tuesday during their lunch break hundreds of Middleton High School students attend a parent-led luncheon at nearby Fireman's Park that includes Christian worship and discussion.
Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District sent a letter Tuesday to parents regarding concerns about the Jesus Lunch gatherings not properly following district rules. more >>
Missourians could not be forced to participate in a same-sex wedding if a proposed referendum is added to the ballot and passed.
Known as Senate Joint Resolution 39, the proposed referendum item passed the Senate in March and is presently being debated in the House.
"That the state shall not impose a penalty on a religious organization on the basis that the organization believes or acts in accordance with a sincere religious belief concerning marriage between two persons of the same sex," reads the proposed amendment in part. more >>
The Tennessee legislature sent a bill to the governor that, if enacted, would give legal protection to counselors and therapists who may religiously object to providing certain services.
In particular, the bill appears to be aimed at protecting counselors whose clients expect them to affirm sexual behaviors the counselor deems sinful.
Senate Bill 1556 was approved Monday by the upper house in a vote of 25 ayes against 6 nays. Governor Bill Haslam has ten days excluding Sundays to sign it into law. more >>
A district court in Michigan dismissed a lawsuit against one of the largest Catholic hospital organizations in the country that would have forced them to perform abortions.
United States District Court Judge Gershwin A. Drain of the Eastern District of Michigan granted Trinity Health Corporation's motion to dismiss a lawsuit leveled by the state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.
In his 13-page Monday decision, Judge Drain argued that the ACLU and the plaintiffs it represented lacked the standing to sue Trinity Health over its policy of not performing emergency abortions. more >>