If Wednesday's oral arguments are an indication, Abercrombie & Fitch will likely lose in a Supreme Court religious freedom case involving a Muslim job applicant wearing a head scarf.
The case, EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch, has united a wide range of groups concerned about the religious freedom implications in the case. Christian, gay rights, Jewish and Muslim groups have all filed "friend of the court" briefs on the side of the Muslim job applicant.
In a Wednesday interview with The Christian Post, Eric Baxter of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, who was at the oral arguments, said he was optimistic that the court would rule against Abercrombie & Fitch. more >>
A South Carolina judge has denied a motion to reconsider a ruling made in a $500 million property dispute case in favor of a diocese that voted to leave the Episcopal Church due to the national denomination's increasing acceptance of homosexuality.
Judge Diane Goodstein decided earlier this week to reject arguments made by The Episcopal Church requesting that she reconsider her order granting the Diocese of South Carolina ownership over the name and $500 million worth of diocesan church properties.
How much is your religious liberty worth? Try $2,001. That's the going rate in Washington State, according to its attorney general. If Barronelle Stutzman wants to exercise the freedom already guaranteed to her by the First Amendment, she'll have to fork over a couple thousand dollars (which she doesn't plan on doing any time soon).
The Christian owner of Arlene's Flowers is standing by her beliefs, no matter what it costs her. "You are asking me to walk in the way of a well-known betrayer, one who sold something of infinite worth for 30 pieces of silver. That is something I will not do." When she turned down a same-sex "wedding" job, Barronelle says she didn't "relish the idea of losing my business, my home, and everything else that your lawsuit threatens to take from my family, but my freedom to honor God in doing what I do best is more important."
And while the courts may not agree with Stutzman, 81% of the American people do. In new polling, released by FRC today at the National Religious Broadcasters convention, Americans -- by overwhelming numbers -- think the government should stop twisting people's arms on marriage and leave businesses alone to operate by their values as they see fit. WPA Opinion Research, who conducted the survey, said it's almost impossible to find a stronger consensus on any issue -- let alone a political hot potato like this. more >>
Eddie Ray Routh, the former Marine who fatally shot real-life "American Sniper" Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield, was found guilty of capital murder on Tuesday.
It took a Stephenville, Texas, jury just over two hours to reach the verdict following a two-week trial. Judge Jason Cashon wasted no time sentencing Routh to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
"We've waited two years for God to get justice for us on behalf of our son and, as always, God has proved to be faithful," said Judy Littlefield, the victim's mother. "We're so thrilled that we have the verdict that we have tonight." more >>
Last year's podcast revelations from CM Punk could be a costly one for the professional wrestler-turned-MMA fighter as a WWE ringside doctor is filing a lawsuit against him and Colt Cabana.
The suit takes issue with a Nov. 26, 2014 episode of "The Art of Wrestling," which is the name of Cabana's podcast. Cabana, whose real name is Scott Colton, interviewed CM Punk (whose real name is Phillip Brooks) on his reasons for leaving the WWE. In the two-hour podcast, Brooks spoke publicly about his departure from the company and that one of his main reasons for quitting was alleged medical malpractice.
Brooks claimed that the WWE didn't follow proper concussion protocol, and that the ringside doctor, Dr. Christopher Amann, diagnosed a life-threatening cyst on his back as a "fatty deposit" which allegedly developed into staph infection. Brooks said on the podcast that Amann ignored the cyst because he was "lazy" and so he could get back in the ring. Brooks also claimed that Amann gave him Z-Packs, a type of antibiotic used to treat everything from concussions to the lump on his back. more >>
A controversial conservative activist who's known for advocating against homosexuality in East Africa has warned that the United States Supreme Court could bring forth God's judgment by legalizing gay marriage.
Scott Lively, former Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate and head of Scott Lively Ministries, expressed concern about the Supreme Court's decision later this year in a column on his website.