A high school teacher who holds a religious objector status to paying union dues has filed a complaint against a Pennsylvania union demanding a freer hand as to where she can donate her dues.
Linda Misja filed the complaint Thursday in the US District Court of the Middle District of Pennsylvania against the Pennsylvania State Education Association.
While granted the "religious objector" status by the PSEA, Misja takes issue with the union not allowing her to donate to whatever charity she prefers. more >>
As June rolls on, many Americans are waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court to deliver a landmark decision on whether or not states can ban gay marriage.
Many legal experts believe the court will strike down the bans, thus declaring gay marriage a constitutional right.
Although it's a landmark decision and while many might see it as the end of the debate, a quick survey of American history shows that landmark Supreme Court decisions can be a little overrated on the landmark part. more >>
A Florida high school principal, who defended the Texas police officer at the center of that infamous pool melee, has become the latest victim of radical speech police hell-bent on trying to silence public discourse.
Alberto Iber lost his job as the principal at North Miami Senior High School after he wrote a comment about the McKinney, Texas incident on the Miami Herald's website.
"He did nothing wrong," Iber wrote. "He was afraid for his life. I commend him for his actions." more >>
Lee Rickman, the 24-year-old son of Wesleyan Christian Academy High School Principal Tim Rickman, died tragically Saturday after he was hit by a fallen tree branch during a mission trip on the Caribbean island of Jamaica.
The younger Rickman was reportedly enjoying a day off with 12 students at a local waterfall when the incident happened, according to a letter from Wesleyan Academy President Rob Brown. The school's Education Center chaplain, pastor Paul Coates, was also seriously injured.
"The team was at a local waterfall on their day off from ministry when a gust of wind knocked off a heavy branch. As many of you already know, the fallen branch promptly took Lee Rickman from this temporal life to his eternal home and citizenship in heaven," explained Brown in the letter shared with The Christian Post. more >>
Contrary to previous research, Republican state cultures do a better job at promoting family stability than Democratic state cultures, when controlling for other factors, according to a research brief published by the Institute for Family Studies.
The relationship between stable families and voting in presidential elections is a U-shaped curve, the research found, in which the most stable families are found in both the most Republican and the most Democratic states. When controlling for race/ethnicity and education, however, there is a positive relationship between Republican states and stable families.
The brief, "Red State Families: Better Than We Knew," was authored by sociologist W. Bradford Wilcox, senior fellow at the IFS and a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, and psychologist Nicholas Zill. more >>
More than 70 leaders in the Christian education field signed letters to Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., last week advocating for legislation that will protect Christian institutions from from being punished by the government for upholding biblical views on marriage.
As concern grows regarding whether or not the IRS will be able to strip Christian schools and institutions of their tax-exempt statuses for upholding a traditional view on marriage should the Supreme Court rule in favor of making same-sex marriage a constitutional right, over 30,000 Christian schools could be at extreme financial risk if they don't construct their policies to accommodate for same-sex relationships.
The letter specifically calls on members of Congress to support the Government Non Discrimination Act, a bill soon to be introduced by Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, that would prohibit the government from retaliating against institutions that uphold an definition of marriage being a union between only one man and one woman. more >>