A high school football coach suspended by a Washington State school district for praying on public property before and after games has filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Coach Joe Kennedy filed the EEOC complaint against Bremerton School District charging them with religious discrimination for refusing to let him pray on the football field after games.
"BSD violated my rights to free exercise of religion and free speech by prohibiting my private religious expression and taking adverse employment action against me on the basis of my religion," stated Kennedy in the complaint. more >>
A prestigious academic institution has decided to officially ban their Feminist student organization after concluding that the group was too gender specific.
Officials at Trigger Warning University recently announced that the student group Feminist Ninjas Association was to be derecognized, effective immediately.
In a statement, TWU's Office of Diversity, Multicultural, Multiethnic, & Inclusiveness Policy explained the reasoning undergirding the removal of the Feminist Ninjas. more >>
The evangelical higher education institution Wheaton College has suspended tenured political science professor Larycia Hawkins after she asserted in a Facebook post last week that Muslims and Christians "worship the same God."
The post in question came last Thursday when Hawkins, who has taught at the Wheaton, Illinois institution since 2007, announced on her Facebook page that she was going to wear a hijab throughout the Advent to show solidarity with Muslims.
"I stand in religious solidarity with Muslims because they, like me, a Christian, are people of the book. And as Pope Francis stated last week, we worship the same God," Hawkins wrote. more >>
Close to 100 people reportedly showed up at a forum Tuesday night in Staunton, Virginia, to discuss growing concerns regarding high school students being assigned practice calligraphy in a class by writing Islamic statements of faith.
News Leader reported on Tuesday that parents at Riverheads High School are angry after world geography students were assigned to practice calligraphy by writing in Arabic "There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah," which is the Islamic conversion creed.
While the students were not apparently asked to translate or recite the statement, a few of them refused to complete the assignment, and told their parents. more >>
A recently released study from LifeWay Research found that church attendance during the Christmas season is still an important part of the observance.
In a report titled "American Views on Christmas," LifeWay found that 61 percent of adults typically attend church during the Advent season.
LifeWay Research Director Scott McConnell told The Christian Post in an interview that the findings were similar to last year's survey data. more >>
After being released from the hospital following a life-threatening heart complication, Princeton professor and religious freedom advocate Robert P. George took to Facebook Sunday night thank all those who prayed for him throughout his ordeal, as he now expects to have a swift recovery.
George, who is the chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and also a conservative author, was hospitalized in New Jersey last Sunday after feeling pain in his abdomen. He was later diagnosed with a rare life-threatening tear on the inner layer of his aorta and was transferred to Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan.
Although it was originally believed that surgery was needed, it was later determined that surgery was no longer necessary. Many of George's friends and colleagues and even Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush took to social media to ask others to pray for George. more >>