An atheist group's attempt to stop a Tennessee sheriff from posting Christian messages on his police department's Facebook page has been thwarted by a district court judge who rejected their injunction request.
Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson was recently sued for posting a message on the department's Facebook page on Easter weekend celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
As the suit in going through mediation, the group American Atheists attempted to get an injunction from U.S. District Judge Thomas W. Phillips to stop Sheriff Watson from posting religious message online. more >>
A newly released music album by City Harvest Church, featuring songs by Pastor Sun Ho, has hit top spot in Singapore's iTunes charts amid the ongoing controversy and court case against her husband, Pastor Kong Hee, for funneling millions of church donations into her career.
Singapore's The Independent reported on Tuesday that CHC's praise and worship album Draw Me went on sale over the weekend, and by Monday had already climbed to the top of the country's iTunes Store, prevailing over international superstars such as Adele, Coldplay, and One Direction.
A Texas judge has dropped a misdemeanor charge against pro-life activist David Daleiden, the man behind last year's series of undercover Planned Parenthood baby body parts videos, after he was indicted earlier this year by a Harris County grand jury.
In January, a grand jury responsible for investigating the purported illegal compensation practices of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Houston instead indicted Daleiden, the founder of the Center for Medical Progress, claiming that he tried to illegally purchase fetal tissue from the abortion clinic during the undercover investigation.
In addition to the misdemeanor charge, Daleiden and his associate, Sandra Merritt, were indicted on felony charges of tampering with governmental records because they used fake drivers licenses to access the abortion facility. more >>
An Oregon judge ruled Friday that 52-year-old Army veteran Jamie Shupe, who does not identify as male or female, can legally choose to be "non-binary" or a "third sex."
"Male and female are the traditional categories, but they fail to properly categorize people like me. So I challenged that," Shupe told The Daily Dot.
Shupe who retired in 2000 as a sergeant first class in the Army, began transitioning in 2013 while living in Pittsburg. Shupe knew then that neither male nor female fit and now just prefers to be called the gender-neutral name Jamie, instead of a pronoun, according to Oregon Live. more >>
Canada's Supreme Court has declared that most sex acts between people and animals are legal, as long as no penetration is involved, in a controversial bestiality ruling that has been slammed by animal rights groups.
The Independent reported that the case involved a British Columbia man, identified as "DLW," who was convicted of 13 counts of sexually assaulting his stepdaughters, but was acquitted of bestiality — because he "only" forced dogs into oral sex, without penetration being involved. The man "smeared peanut butter on the genitals of his victims and had the family dog lick it off while he videotaped the act."
While a Canadian law passed in 1955 sought to punish bestiality, the Supreme Court argued that the definition of the word does not cover every sex act with an animal. more >>
A Bible-believing couple in Texas who sent their 17-year-old daughter to a Christian camp for therapy after she took a girl to her high school prom are now the targets of a massive campaign backed by her cousin, "Supergirl" actor Jeremy Jordan, seeking to overrule their decision.
According to local news station KENS 5, the girl identified only as Sarah, is also being supported by an aunt who hired Austin-based attorney Christine Andresen of the CHA Law Group, which is known for litigating LGBT cases.
Andresen told the San Antonio Express-News that she could not comment on an ongoing case which is set for a hearing in July, but said details of the situation highlighted in a viral GoFundMe campaign are "truthful." more >>