Virginia's highest court has agreed to take up a lawsuit against a school board over its decision to add sexual orientation and gender identity to its antidiscrimination policy.
The Virginia Supreme Court agreed Monday to take a lawsuit against Fairfax County Public Schools by the conservative legal group the Liberty Counsel, which argues that the school board overstepped its authority by adding "sexual orientation," "gender identity," and "gender expression" to their antidiscrimination policy.
In a statement released Monday, Liberty Counsel Founder and Chairman Mat Staver described the state supreme court's decision to take up the case as "very good news." more >>
Masturbating in public, if it's out of the sight of minors, is not an illegal act, the Supreme Court of Italy has ruled in a case concerning a 69-year-old man who was caught masturbating on a bench in front of a group of college students.
A lower court had convicted the man, identified only as Pietro L, for performing the act in front of students on the University of Catania campus in southern Italy, sentencing him to three months in prison and ordering him to pay a fine of $3,600, according to documents filed with Supreme Court, CNN reports.
The highest court, La Corte di Cassazione, said in its ruling last week, that public masturbation out of the presence of minors is no longer a criminal act as the law had been amended last year. more >>
WASHINGTON — David and Jason Benham told hundreds of evangelical Christians Friday that the "prophetic implications" of Isaiah 59 are happening in America today, as those who publicly defend traditional Christian beliefs are being turned into "prey."
The Benham brothers, successful real estate entrepreneurs who gained notoriety among conservative Christians when their HGTV reality show was canceled because of liberal opposition to their beliefs on homosexuality, spoke for about 20 minutes at the Family Research Council's Values Voters Summit on Friday afternoon and warned that what people are calling the "sexual revolution" is actually more like the moral decay of society.
As Christians around the country — from wedding venders and pizza shop owners to government officials and MLB commentators — are facing social upheaval and massive consequences for voicing and acting on their Christian convictions and opinions, the Benhams suggested that there is a "radical revolution to overtake America." more >>
Planned Parenthood's "abortion empire" is a "house of cards" that is falling apart, according to Dave Daleiden, the man behind the series of undercover videos purportedly showing the abortion services provider engaging in illegal activity.
Last year, Daleiden and his California-based pro-life group the Center for Medical Progress released a series of videos showing Planned Parenthood officials engaging in assorted illegal activities, especially the sale of aborted baby body parts.
At a speech Saturday afternoon at the Values Voters Summit in Washington, DC, Daleiden spoke about the impact of his group's undercover video campaign against Planned Parenthood. more >>
President Barack Obama could potentially face the first veto override of his presidency, after a bill allowing 9/11 victims' families to sue Saudi Arabia was unanimously passed in the House.
"We miss them. And we grieve at what they have missed in lives cut short by terrorists whose immediate targets were innocents and whose ongoing target is everything America has stood for, fought for and promised to protect and defend since our union was formed," the families said in a statement, according to CBS News.
"And we anguish especially as we witness the spread of the poisonous ideology that is determined to ensure that 9/11 was only the beginning." more >>
Members of Congress who spoke on the first day of the Values Voters Summit in Washington, D.C., highlighted the concerns of many that Christians are being told to keep their faith to themselves in America.
Republican Senator James Lankford of Oklahoma spoke to those gathered at the Family Research Council event about the purported dangers to religious liberty in the United States.