After receiving media attention and a letter from a Christian legal group, Branford High School administrators have backed off from censoring Students for Life of Branford. The student-led club will now have the same privileges as the other clubs at the school.
"On behalf of Branford High School Students for Life and on behalf of all abortion abolitionists across the nation, I am honored to say that another victory for the pre-born has been won," Sam Bailey-Loomis, founder and president of Branford Students for Life, said in a Students for Life of America press release.
As The Christian Post reported on March 11, school administrators would not let the pro-life student club show a model of a fetus at their display table, and would not let them set up the display table, hand out information and recruit members, or "clipboard," at lunch, even though other student clubs were allowed to do so. more >>
A representative from the Ferndale, Michigan Department of Public Schools said the school system is removing language which allegedly discriminates against Christians when it comes to promoting teachers.
The school district's contract with the teacher's union included this stipulation for when teachers apply to fill a vacant position: "Special consideration shall be given to women and/or minority defined as: Native American, Asian American, Latino, African American and those of the non-Christian faith."
"I have no idea how that ever got in there, and nobody here does," Shelley Rose, interim director of communications at Ferndale Public Schools, told The Christian Post in an interview on Wednesday. "We just heard back from legal counsel this morning," Rose told CP, adding that "there will be new contracts and that language will not be in the new contracts." more >>
A Calif. school district has agreed to accept a third grader's donation of the Bible to the school library with the help of a Christian legal group.
Advocates for Faith & Freedom recently announced that it has successfully helped Victoria Nelson, a third grade student of the Temecula Valley Unified School District in California, submit a Bible to her school's library as part of the "Birthday Book Program."
The Christian legal group had previously gained national media attention by helping other students in California, including Brynn Williams and Isaiah Martinez, fight for their religious freedom rights at their public elementary schools. more >>
A mother has accused a North Carolina elementary school of prohibiting her daughter from writing about Jesus for a class assignment. The school denied the allegations, saying it never restricted the 8-year-old student from choosing her topic.
Heather Watts claims a second-grade teacher at Cerro Gordo Elementary School in Columbus County, N.C., recently told her daughter, Ryleigh, that she should not choose Jesus as her hero for a writing assignment. The 8-year-old was reportedly asked by the teacher to write about someone "different."
The mother has now contacted the local WCET-TV news station to express her disappointment with the school's alleged actions. Watts told the local news outlet that she believes her daughter should have the freedom to choose what she wishes to write about. more >>
A North Carolina pastor has established a website with the purpose of seeking questions from the public that he can address in his sermons each Sunday and helps attenders interact during the services.
Known as "WikiWorship," the online project is overseen by United Methodist Reverend Philip Chryst, who is a student at the Duke Divinity School. Individuals submit their questions to Chryst via the website or via email and he addresses them during a worship service he oversees in Wilmington known as The Anchor.
In an interview with The Christian Post, Chryst explained that the origin of WikiWorship comes from a sermon at Duke Divinity School's Goodson Chapel. more >>
Willie Robertson of "Duck Dynasty" testified that the forthcoming film "God's Not Dead," which tells the story of a college student who accepts his professor's challenge to provide a defense for the existence of God and the Christian faith, inspired him and strengthened his own faith.
"I was very impressed with how they made the movie," Robertson told The Christian Post in an interview on Friday. "I would definitely say my own faith was strengthened – I was glad to be on the side of the kid defending his faith."
Robertson and his wife Korie play themselves in the film, movie stars interviewed about their faith in God by a reporter also covering the outspoken student's debate with his professor. Since the movie was filmed in separate takes, the actor told CP he had no idea how the story all fit together until he saw the entire film recently. "I thought it was well written and it came together," Robertson said. "It inspired me." more >>