A federal court ruled that a transgender teen's lawsuit against a Virginia school district can move forward, supporting an Obama administration ruling that schools should allow bathroom access based upon gender identity rather than anatomy.
A three judge panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that Gavin Grimm's lawsuit against Gloucester County Schools over not being allowed to use the men's room will be reheard at the lower court level, with instructions to favor the U.S. Justice Department's ruling that not allowing students to choose bathroom or locker room facilities based upon their gender identity is sex discrimination.
In a 2-1 decision, the majority opinion read that regarding the lower court decision they "reverse in part, vacate in part, and remand the case for further proceedings consistent with this opinion." more >>
Some say that church is a good place to find a spouse, and thanks to a recent partnership between a megachurch and a well-known Christian dating website, that notion might increase in its appeal.
The new initiative, launched in late February, allows congregants of Dallas-based megachurch The Potter's House, the church of popular preacher Bishop T.D. Jakes, to connect with one another on dating website ChristianMingle using dedicated search capabilities, discounted membership fees and personalized offerings exclusive to members of the megachurch.
ChristianMingle provides partner churches with a virtual community where parishioners can connect with other members of their church as well as with the general ChristianMingle community of users. Member profile badges will identify a member's church affiliation and enable them to search for others in or outside their church. Members will also have access to the site's relationship experts. more >>
Veteran singer and actor Pat Boone has denounced a skit performed on "Saturday Night Live" that poked fun at the film "God's Not Dead 2," calling the sketch "sacrilege."
Last Saturday, "SNL" ran a mock movie trailer for a film titled "God is a Boob Man," that made fun of the real life evangelical film and its ideological underpinnings.
Evangelical Christians in Mexico are being targeted by local groups that represent a blend of Catholicism and other faith traditions, say advocates, who are calling on officials to protect the country's religious minority.
International Christian Concern's Advocacy Manager, Nate Lance, told Fox News that evangelicals, who are a minority group in Mexico, continue to be targeted for their beliefs and for refusing to convert to Roman Catholicism.
"They will try to force them to convert, and if they refuse, they are banned from their villages, unable to live with or see their families," Lance said. "When they refuse to recant their faith, they are expelled from the community." more >>
Republican presidential hopeful U.S. Senator Ted Cruz recently denounced the comments of Ohio Governor John Kasich made regarding the need for religious liberty protection laws.
In an interview with the Conservative Review before the New York Primary, Sen. Cruz took issue with his Republican opponent's claim that religious liberty laws were unnecessary.
The Roman Catholic Church in Poland has approved the veneration of a miraculous host, or sacramental bread used in mass, which some said began to "bleed" after it was placed in water, and was subsequently tested by various research teams to prove its authenticity.
Bishop Zbigniew Kiernikowski of Legnica said the host "has the hallmarks of a eucharistic miracle," Catholic News Service reported on Monday, revealing that the sacramental bread had been subjected to a number of tests.
The host, which in Catholic belief represents the body of Jesus Christ, allegedly fell to the floor on Christmas Day 2013 after it was picked up and placed in a container of water. Red stains began appearing on the host soon after, however, leading to Stefan Cichy, the bishop of Legnica at the time, to commission it to monitoring and research by various institutions. more >>