Public school cheerleaders' right to include Bible verses on the run-through banners at football games must be protected, according to a unanimous ruling by the Texas Supreme Court.
In a decision released Friday, the Lone Star State's highest court ruled in favor of the cheerleaders of Kountze Independent School District, sending the litigation to the Court of Appeals for the Ninth District in Beaumont.
Justice John Phillip Devine delivered the opinion, arguing that the cheerleaders' legal action was not moot solely because the School District had altered their rules regarding religious banners. more >>
The mayor of Richmond, Virginia may have used his position to hire people from his church, as well as use city resources to build a campus for the church.
Emails involving Mayor Dwight C. Jones appear to point to a connection between the city and the construction of a campus for the church where Jones is senior pastor.
Obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request by local media, the emails show that Mayor Jones was included in over 100 messages. more >>
An atheist group is planning to protest the Republican presidential debate in Iowa today to demand that candidates leave their Christian beliefs out of politics.
According to the Central Iowa Coalition of Reason and the Eastern Iowa Coalition of Reason, the purpose of the protest, "Keep Your Theocracy Out of Our Democracy," is to make Republican candidates aware of the atheist vote.
"The point of our demonstration is that we represent the fastest growing minority yet we are ignored by the candidates," Rory Moe, coordinator for the Central Iowa Coalition of Reason, said in a statement. more >>
A private Christian school is now crying foul after the Florida High School Athletic Association blocked its football team from offering a pre-game prayer over loudspeakers at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando last month.
Liberty Institute, the largest legal organization dedicated solely to defending and restoring religious liberty in the U.S., announced in a statement Tuesday that it sent a demand letter on behalf of Cambridge Christian School, a private Christian school in Tampa, Florida, over what the organization says is a violation of religious freedom. The organization is also threatening legal action if the FHSAA does not apologize.
"We require the FHSAA to issue a written apology to CCS for this gross violation along with written assurances that, in the future, the FHSAA will abide by the U.S. Constitution. If the FHSAA refuses to meet these simple demands by Feb. 25, our clients are prepared to seek redress in federal court, inclusive of our client's attorney's fees and costs," wrote the organization in the demand letter. more >>
The father of U.S. senator and Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz is calling upon Christians to vote for biblical principles this election season.
In his new book A Time For Action: Empowering the Faithful to Reclaim America, Pastor Rafael Cruz calls upon pastors and churches to be politically active.
Pastor Cruz told The Christian Post in an interview Tuesday that he felt compelled to write the book because he saw "America deteriorating very rapidly." more >>
An atheist's effort to promote separation of church and state by putting up a Satanic cross outside a Florida city hall has been countered by a Christian by setting up a regular cross beside it.
Chaz Stevens, an atheist, was outraged by the nativity and menorah displayed in front of the Hallandale Beach City Hall in Florida during the holidays that he put up an upside down cross on the lawn with the words "In Chaz We Trust, All Others Pay Cash" written on it. The Satanic cross, which lights up in red when the sun goes down, symbolizes his protest at the government's involvement in religious activities, according to the Daily Caller.
In an interview with the Sun-Sentinel, Stevens said the government should not meddle in religious events. While he admits that his Satanic cross is tacky, he said it only serves to deliver his statement to the public and he plans to take it down before weekend, Raw Story reports. more >>