The Home School Legal Defense Association has asked its supporters for "5 days of prayer" that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the case of the Romeikes, a German homeschooling family that the Obama administration is attempting to deport.
The Supreme Court will meet on Friday and announce its decision on Feb. 24. On Monday, Feb. 17, HSLDA sent a message to its supporters asking them to pray each day this week, Feb. 17-21.
"We ask now if you will join us, beginning today, for five days of prayer? Let's join together and pray that the court will agree to hear HSLDA's appeal and that God will move in the hearts of the justices in favor of the Romeike family," the message says. more >>
A Texas abortion clinic is closed this week after it was discovered that a Houston abortionist illegally performed 268 abortions without obtaining admitting privileges at a local hospital.
The Texas Medical Board revoked the license of Theodore M. Herring Jr. on Thursday, after two unannounced inspections by the Department of State Health Services at his A Affordable Women's Medical Center revealed that Herring was violating the state's abortion clinic safety regulations.
According to TMB documents, the department's two unannounced inspections in December and February found that Herring failed to apply for admitting privileges at a local hospital within 30 miles of his abortion clinic by the Nov. 1, 2013, deadline, and illegally induced 268 abortion procedures from Nov. 6 through Feb. 7. more >>
A federal appeals court heard arguments Tuesday over an Indiana church's plan to display multiple, 6-foot tall crosses along their city's riverfront for a charity fundraiser.
West Side Christian Church in Evansville, Ind., appealed a lower court ban that ruled the crosses would convey an unconstitutional endorsement of religion by the city while arguing that the display is a freedom of speech issue.
"No one should single out a faith-based group for censorship. The Constitution protects and does not prohibit religious expression in the public square," said Bryan Beauman, an attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom, in a statement. "A public display, approved in the same way as other types of displays, cannot be excluded simply because it is in the shape of a cross." more >>
A radical nun who vandalized a nuclear weapons facility in Tennessee in 2012 has been sentenced to 35 months in federal prison, a district judge ruled Tuesday.
U.S. District Judge Amul R. Thapar gave 84-year-old Sister Megan Rice of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus a more lenient sentence than expected, as the recommended guidelines for Rice's sentence included 70 to 87 months. Rice, who considers herself a peace activist opposed to nuclear weapon production, had asked for a life sentence.
The United States Supreme Court has scheduled arguments for a case surrounding a pro-life group's lawsuit against an Ohio electoral speech law.
Susan B. Anthony List will get to present its arguments against an Ohio Election Commission statute on Tuesday, April 22, according to an announcement made on ScotusBlog.
Known as Susan B. Anthony List vs. Driehaus, the case will share the day with an appeal regarding the copyright of streaming TV programming on the Internet. more >>
George Zimmerman says "God knows what happened" on the night he shot Trayvon Martin in a Florida subdivision nearly two years ago, adding that only God can judge him for what happened.
Zimmerman told CNN's Chris Cuomo in a recent interview that his faith in God is what keeps him from doubting himself and his innocence on the night in February 2012 when he shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, an African American, in a subdivision of Sanford, Fla. Zimmerman's actions, which he said were a result of self-defense, sparked an immense, nationwide public backlash that questioned if racial profiling was a part of Zimmerman's decision to shoot the teen.
Zimmerman now says that his faith in God keeps him from doubting himself in spite of major public criticism, including once being described as the "Most Hated Man in America" during his trial in July 2013. more >>