NEW YORK – Pastors in New York City are optimistic that a policy banning churches from using public schools for worship services will be reversed despite a recent court ruling upholding that policy.
Pastor William Devlin, co-chair of Right to Worship New York City, told The Christian Post Wednesday that the mayor is on their side.
"Pastors across New York City are very encouraged about recent developments on the right to worship. We know that Mayor de Blasio is with us 100 percent and any day we will hear that he has reversed the draconian and discriminatory Department of Education policy ... we have his word," Devlin said. more >>
An Ohio law that was used to stifle the political speech of a pro-life group appears in jeopardy Tuesday after the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of Susan B. Anthony List vs. Driehaus.
While Supreme Court decisions are difficult to predict based upon the justices questions during oral arguments, all nine justices "seemed very concerned" about the freedom of speech implications in the case, Casey Mattox, senior counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, told The Christian Post Tuesday. Mattox was in the court audience.
In 2010, Susan B. Anthony List, a pro-life group, was campaigning against Democratic Ohio Congressman Steve Driehaus because he voted for the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare." Driehaus was one of the pro-life Democrats who negotiated a compromise with President Barack Obama over abortion funding in the bill. more >>
The death toll in the South Korea ferry disaster has reached 108 people. Crew members were arrested along with the ship's captain for their decisions last week during the sinking.
"We pray for the Sewol victims who lost their precious lives due to the accident," Chonghaejin Marine, which operated the ferry, said in a statement. "We prostrate ourselves before the victims' families and beg for forgiveness."
Rescue workers are still searching for 190 missing passengers, as more new bodies are being found every day. BBC News reported that it is still not clear what caused the incident last week, when the ferry "Sewol" sank off the southern coast near Jindo carrying 459 people on board, mostly students. more >>
A Washington, D.C.-based secular organization has filed a lawsuit against the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance.
The American Humanist Association announced Monday that a New Jersey school district will be the latest entity sued over the two words.
David Niose, attorney for the American Humanist Association's Appignani Humanist Legal Center, said in a statement that he believes the pledge's words are religiously coercive. more >>
It has been three and a half years since I first covered the case of a Washington State prosecutor targeting Kitsap Rifle & Revolver Club (KRRC) Executive Officer Marcus Carter. Unbelievably, Kitsap County Prosecuting Attorney Russ Hauge, a Democrat, has still not stopped his witch-hunt, even though his waste of millions of dollars of taxpayers' money for almost 15 years has resulted in no convictions against Carter. As someone who has been targeted for years by zealous, well-connected prosecutors because of my conservative political views, I have taken a keen interest in this case.
Elected prosecuting attorneys are connected to powerful members of the State Bar, judges and other government officials. Hauge is also is a former president of the Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys. While most judges generally won't side against Carter – evidenced by the 15 judicial decisions in his favor because the charges are so ridiculous – they are hesitant to question or discipline one of their own.
It all appears to stem from an incident that happened at KRRC back in 1999. Hauge originally was a guest instructor on the law for the personal protection classes. At the same time, he was involved in a high-profile prosecution of a man who used a gun in self-defense. After the jury unanimously found the man innocent, Hauge insisted on taking up two classes lecturing the club's firearms students about the case. more >>
The Obama administration has stated that they will not take a position on the White House website petition calling for the deportation of Canadian pop star Justin Bieber.
After several weeks of waiting, the White House finally released an official response on Easter weekend to the petition, which had garnered more than 278,000 signatures.