Pastor Creflo Dollar may have a portion of an Atlanta highway named after him, but some south Fulton County, Georgia, residents and business owners believe that neither the megachurch pastor nor the highway in question deserve the honor. They want lawmakers to take their proposal and hit the road.
"Oh Lord have mercy, good God almighty, Lord no," said one area resident to Atlanta's WSB-TV 2. "He's [Dollar] not meeting the whole community's needs in order for this right here to be named after him."
State Sen. Donzella James, D-Atlanta, is the lawmaker pushing for the proposal, Senate Resolution 805, which calls for a portion of Old National Highway to be named after the televangelist. James, who is a member of Dollar's megachurch World Changers Church International, feels the pastor and his ministry are worthy of the honor. more >>
WASHINGTON — With religious minorities being killed and persecuted around the globe at an unprecedented rate, members of the U.S. Congress will soon be graded on their engagement in promoting legislation designed to bolster America's protection of international religious freedom.
In a Tuesday press conference at the National Press Club, the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative (21CWI) and former Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., introduced the International Religious Freedom Congressional Scorecard initiative.
With 21CWI set to release its mid-term congressional religious freedom scorecard in June, America's federal lawmakers will be graded on an 'A' through 'F' scale on how actively and adamantly they fight to protect the religious freedoms abroad. more >>
A gay rights activist who previously favored prosecuting an Irish bakery for refusing to make a pro-gay marriage cake has changed his mind on the matter.
Peter Tatchell, a prominent LGBT activist in the U.K., penned a column for the Guardian that was published Monday in which he took to defending the rights of Ashers Bakery in Belfest, Northern Ireland.
Tatchell stated that while he disagreed with Ashers' opposition to homosexuality, he nevertheless believed that the business had a right to refuse to make a pro-gay marriage cake. more >>
An appeals court has ruled that watching pornography at a university library is not conduct protected by the First Amendment.
The Third District Court of Appeals for the state of Wisconsin ruled last week that the punishment for disorderly conduct given to David Reidinger for viewing porn at a library at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire was legal, despite claims that his actions were protected by the U.S. Constitution.
On Dec. 14, 2014, at the university's McIntyre Library, Reidinger was found to be viewing pornography at a computer next to some students attempting to study. more >>
Two Kansas congregations, one a recently created worship community and the other an older smaller congregation, merged into one church.
Mending Place Church and South City Southern Baptist Church, both based in Wichita, finalized their merger on Sunday and now go by the name "Mending Place at South City."
A top U.S. general slammed proposals by politicians, such as Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, to "carpet bomb" the Islamic State terror group, by insisting that the American military does not indiscriminately kill innocents.
"Indiscriminate bombing where we don't care if we are killing innocents or combatants is just inconsistent with our values," Army Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, who directs the coalition fighting IS in Iraq and Syria, told CNN on Tuesday.
MacFarland added that at a news conference from his Baghdad headquarters that the United States has "a set of guiding principles and those affect the way we, as professional soldiers, airmen, sailors marines conduct ourselves on the battlefield." more >>