Americans support religious liberty for Christians more than they do for other religious groups, including Muslims and Jews, according to a new poll.
The Associated Press and the NORC Center for Public Affairs Research released the finding of the poll on Wednesday, which found that while solid majorities of Americans supported religious freedom for all, specific religious groups got higher percentages than others.
While 82 percent of respondents said religious liberty protections for Christians were important, only 61 percent said the same for Muslims; and 70 percent of respondents felt preserving the religious liberty of Jews was important. more >>
A national church-state watchdog group based in Washington, DC has entered the legal fray over a Kentucky business that refuses to print t-shirts for a gay pride event over religious objections.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State filed an amicus brief in the Kentucky Court of Appeals on Monday against Hands on Originals and its owner, Blaine Adamson.
"Appellee Hands On Originals, Inc., a commercial printing company, maintains that the First Amendment allows it to disregard this law and to deny service to customers seeking T-shirts for a gay-pride event because, it says, its 'work is expressive and artistic'," reads the brief. more >>
An atheist delivered the invocation at a Michigan city's public meeting, performing a part of the proceedings that generally includes a prayer.
Steven Belstra delivered the invocation Monday at the Grandville City Council meeting, with his planned remarks being published in advance by the Grand Rapids Press.
"I request from the council and our community that we don't turn towards faith or religion to guide government decisions but rather good will towards all people in our community," said Belstra. more >>
An atheist organization continued its legal effort to have a large cross removed from a memorial in the state of Maryland.
The American Humanist Association filed an appeal in federal court Monday before the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to overturn a lower federal court decision allowing for the cross to remain on public land in Bladensburg.
Monica Miller, senior counsel for the AHA's Appignani Humanist Legal Center, said in a statement that the Bladensburg Cross must be removed from its present location. more >>
The recent blockbuster hit "War Room," about the power of prayer, was made for less than $4 million and has grossed nearly $70 million at the box office. On the heels of its release to DVD Dec. 22, The Christian Post caught up with the film's creators, the Kendrick brothers, to discuss the impact the movie made and the future of Christian films.
Alex and Stephen Kendrick, together referred to as "the Kendrick brothers," have pioneered the faith-based film mainstream invasion as their independently made films paved a way for a slew of Christian movies to be accepted by Hollywood and the media in the last couple of years.
The brothers have made incredible strides in their small town of Albany, Georgia, where they serve at Sherwood Baptist Church. Their first four movies – "Flywheel," "Facing the Giants," "Fireproof" and "Courageous" –attracted huge crowds with their positive messages, together grossing over $80 million. With their newest film "War Room" grossing almost that same amount on its own, it's apparent that they reached a new level. more >>
The nation's largest atheist group has filed an appeal in court to remove a Ten Commandments display from a Pennsylvania public high school.
The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation filed the appeal earlier this month before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals against the New Kensington-Arnold School District.
At issue in the appeal was a lower court ruling that allowed for a Ten Commandments display at Valley High School to remain on the public grounds because the judge found the complaint "moot." more >>