Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signed a bill Wednesday that removes the names and titles of county clerks from marriage licenses, giving legal "finality" to the religious accommodation that Rowan County clerk Kim Davis was looking for.
Davis, who made headlines when she spent over five days in jail last September for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses with her name and title on them because of her Christian beliefs, had called on the state's then-Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear to create a religious accommodation allowing her to drop her name and title from marriage certificates that her office issued.
The accommodation, however, was not provided until Bevin, the new Republican governor, issued an order in late December allowing Davis and other religious clerks to omit their names on marriage license forms. more >>
Planned Parenthood "fires" employees if abortion quotas are not met by clinics, a former Planned Parenthood clinic manager-turned pro-life activist Abby Johnson said Wednesday.
Johnson, who spent eight years at a clinic in Texas and left Planned Parenthood in 2009 after witnessing an unborn baby fighting for its life during a live ultrasound-guided abortion procedure, spoke to The Christian Post about her invitation to speak at Georgetown University on April 20, the same day Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards is scheduled to speak at the Catholic school.
Johnson, who now runs an organization that encourages abortion clinic employees to leave the abortion industry called Then There Were None, was asked during the interview to refute the claim made by Planned Parenthood supporters that the abortion giant offers vital health services. more >>
A Wisconsin school district and a group of parents overseeing a weekly "Jesus Lunch" are at odds over the running of the Christian event for students.
Each Tuesday during their lunch break hundreds of Middleton High School students attend a parent-led luncheon at nearby Fireman's Park that includes Christian worship and discussion.
Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District sent a letter Tuesday to parents regarding concerns about the Jesus Lunch gatherings not properly following district rules. more >>
Legendary Beatles drummer Ringo Starr announced that he's cancelling an upcoming concert in North Carolina to protest the state's recently passed transgender bathroom law.
The 75-year-old Starr, whose real name is Richard Starkey, was scheduled to perform with his All Starr Band in Cary, North Carolina, in June but announced in a statement Wednesday that he will no longer perform in order to support those "fighting against the bigotry of HB2."
"I'm sorry to disappoint my fans in the area, but we need to take a stand against this hatred," Starr said in a statement. "How sad that they feel that this group of people cannot be defended." more >>
A pro-life research organization released a report on the "global problem" of sex-selective abortion ahead of a United States House hearing on a bill meant to ban the practice.
The Charlotte Lozier Institute released a paper Wednesday titled "Sex-Selection Abortion: The Real War on Women," authored by Anna Higgins, J.D.
Higgins, who is part of a panel testifying before the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice on Thursday afternoon, wrote that sex-selective abortion is a "global problem." more >>
Missourians could not be forced to participate in a same-sex wedding if a proposed referendum is added to the ballot and passed.
Known as Senate Joint Resolution 39, the proposed referendum item passed the Senate in March and is presently being debated in the House.
"That the state shall not impose a penalty on a religious organization on the basis that the organization believes or acts in accordance with a sincere religious belief concerning marriage between two persons of the same sex," reads the proposed amendment in part. more >>