A district court in Michigan dismissed a lawsuit against one of the largest Catholic hospital organizations in the country that would have forced them to perform abortions.
United States District Court Judge Gershwin A. Drain of the Eastern District of Michigan granted Trinity Health Corporation's motion to dismiss a lawsuit leveled by the state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.
In his 13-page Monday decision, Judge Drain argued that the ACLU and the plaintiffs it represented lacked the standing to sue Trinity Health over its policy of not performing emergency abortions. more >>
A Christian student expelled from England's Sheffield University because he quoted the Bible's stance on homosexuality in a Facebook post supportive of controversial Kentucky clerk Kim Davis has lost his appeal.
Felix Ngole, a 38-year-old in his second year of study for a master's degree in social work at the University of Sheffield in South Yorkshire was told that he is no longer a student at the university after a committee ruled he "may have caused offense to some individuals" by issuing a Facebook post last September quoting Leviticus on the Bible's condemnation of homosexuality.
Ngole's post came in defense of Davis, the clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky, who became the center of a media firestorm last year when she refused to allow her office to issue same-sex marriage licenses with her name and title on them because of her religious objection to same-sex marriage. more >>
A Michigan-based funeral home is battling a lawsuit leveled by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over alleged mistreatment of a former transgender employee.
R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes of Detroit was sued after owner Tom Rost fired the transgender employee, who was a biological male, for refusing to adhere to the business' dress code.
Harris Funeral Homes is being represented by the Alliance Defending Freedom, a conservative legal group that filed a motion for summary judgment on behalf of the business last Thursday in district court. more >>
The Indiana state police trooper who was fired last week amid complaints that he was preaching about Jesus during traffic stops, said he saw many miracles happen before he got fired and intends to keep spreading the Word of God.
Just two days after his firing, the former state trooper Brian Hamilton, 40, who said God changed his life when he got saved three years ago, was busy preaching to dozens of people on a street corner in Connersville, according to ABC 6.
"Jesus says I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh to the Father but by Me. And When I got saved three years ago, it changed my life," said Hamilton, who is confident "God will provide." more >>
A British Christian therapist who was suspended for giving a Muslim colleague a religious book, lost in court once more when attempting to appeal a lower court decision.
Victoria Wasteney was punished by her employer, the East London National Health Service, with a nine-month suspension for giving a religious book to coworker Enya Nawaz.
Judge Jennifer Eady, QC, of the Employment Appeal Tribunal opted to dismiss the appeal, according to the U.K. Daily Mail. more >>
A Muslim man who admits to killing a peaceful Muslim shopkeeper in Scotland days before Easter, claims that he committed the heinous act because he believes the victim disgraced the prophet Muhammad by wishing Christians a "very happy Easter" on Facebook.
As previously reported, 40-year-old Asad Shah, an Ahmadi Muslim, was stabbed to death outside of his store in Glasgow on the Thursday before Easter, just hours after he took to Facebook to wish Christians a happy Easter.
Tanveer Ahmed, a 32-year-old taxi driver from Bradford, West Yorkshire, was arrested and charged with the murder. more >>