WASHINGTON – Pro-Life activist Lila Rose says she would abandon the Republican Party if it catered to libertarian voters by dropping the pro-life issue from its platform at the Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit this past weekend.
When asked whether there would be a third party if Republicans abandoned social issues, Rose, who is also the president of Live Action, told The Christian Post, "Absolutely, and I would be the first to join it!"
"We can play these games about the economy, but at the end of the day people do vote on social issues," the pro-life activist argued. She said the issues of abortion and gay marriage motivate a crucial voting bloc among the American people more than balancing the budget or decreasing the size of government. more >>
WASHINGTON – Three American Christians who faced discrimination and oppression for their faith shared their stories at the Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit this past Saturday, and encouraged fellow believers to stand up for religious liberty in schools, churches, the military, and the public arena.
"Jesus Christ died on the cross for my sins, and a heart does not convey the amount of love I have in my heart for Christ, and it does not outwardly express the most important aspect of my entire life," Audrey Jarvis, a college student who was asked to remove her cross necklace while working during freshman orientation at Sonoma State University, shared.
Jarvis said she wasn't taking a stand for publicity, but rather "to set a precedent." She intended to reach more than just Bible believers, she explained. "It's not just an issue of Christianity, it's anybody with any affiliation to anything." The student argued for freedom of expression on college campuses. more >>
A lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union has stated that a Halloween celebration canceled by a Pennsylvania elementary school does not evoke religious concerns.
Earlier this week an elementary school in Pennsylvania opted to ban a Halloween parade for the schoolchildren, with the principal citing religious concerns.
Mary Catherine Roper, senior staff attorney at the ACLU of Pennsylvania, told The Christian Post that she did not believe there was a true church and state concern with the Halloween event. more >>
In what the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) considers a victory for free speech, a sign reading "God Bless America" has been returned to a public display at a North Carolina library, after it was removed on suspicion of violating the separation of church and state.
"This situation reveals two fundamental misunderstandings of the law," Travis Barham, ADF spokesman and litigation staff counsel told The Christian Post in a Wednesday interview. Nevertheless, Barham praised the officials who "quickly realized that they had overstepped their bounds and quickly took corrective action."
In the entryway to the Fairview Library in North Carolina lies a display case which the library allows community groups to reserve on a first-come, first-serve basis. Last month, a private organization set up a Constitution Week display that included a God Bless America sign. A library official allegedly removed the sign, claiming "the sign could not be displayed because someone might complain about it, even though the library had received no complaints," according to the ADF website. more >>
A Mennonite couple that owns an art gallery in Iowa has filed suit against the state's Civil Rights Commission over being threatened with punitive action for refusing to host a same-sex wedding on their property.
Görtz Haus Gallery, a former church turned art gallery facility, filed a lawsuit Monday against the commission in Polk County District Court.
"The Odgaards welcome all customers into the Gallery, regardless of their race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, or disability," reads the suit in part. more >>
A mining company based in Pennsylvania has been sued by an employee who claims that the biometric hand scanners used by the business was the "Mark of the Beast" described in the book of Revelation.
Late last month the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed suit on behalf of an employee of CONSOL Energy and Consolidation Coal Company of Canonsburg.
Beverly R. Butcher Jr., a longtime employee with CONSOL and self-professed evangelical Christian, alleges that the recently installed biometric hand scanners at work prompted him to retire. more >>