A family says that the only comfort they have after discovering another man's body inside their father's alleged casket is the knowledge that their father is with God.
"The only other thing I can say is we know where he really is," Randy Moon, one of the now-deceased Jerry Moon's sons told KIRO 7. "We're a believing family, and we believe he is in heaven."
The Moon family, which had hoped to say goodbye to their father one last time at the end of his memorial service on Monday, opened the casket to find another man's body in Jerry Moon's clothes, accompanied with a photo of him and his wife -- and a plastic bag over the man's face. more >>
As the Wisconsin Supreme Court weighs a 2009 Domestic Partnership law against the state's 2006 Marriage Amendment, a gay rights group argues that domestic partnerships are not "substantially similar" to marriage in Wisconsin, while the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) claims the civil union law violates the state's constitution.
"In 2006, the people of Wisconsin enacted a state constitutional provision that defines marriage as the union of a man and woman and prevents the state from creating a legal status substantially similar to or identical to marriage," Jim Campbell, legal counsel for ADF, told The Christian Post in an interview on Thursday. In 2009, however, the state enacted a Domestic Partnership law for same-sex couples.
Campbell explained that concerned citizens joined Wisconsin Family Action, raising a lawsuit against the 2009 law, arguing that it was unconstitutional. The Wisconsin Supreme Court denied their request to petition directly to the high court, however, so the suit has slowly risen through appeals to reach the highest state court, where oral arguments were first heard Wednesday. more >>
A pro-life license plate has been approved for use in the nation's capital and has been made available for drivers to purchase.
The "Choose Life" plate was made available for purchase on Wednesday by The District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles.
The Choose Life plate, which has been approved in various states across the country, was submitted for consideration to the D.C. DMV by The Children First Foundation. more >>
A feud over land in a city south of Cairo, Egypt between two Coptic families has resulted in five deaths and nine injuries after gunfire broke out Wednesday, local authorities are reporting.
The conflict took place Wednesday in the city of Malawi in the province of Minya, south of Cairo, when two quarreling families reportedly opened gunfire on each other over a dispute regarding land. A local police official speaking on the condition of anonymity told the Associated Press that three of the nine who were injured in the feud are in critical condition. Land disputes in the North African country's rural areas have long been an issue, but they have escalated since the ousting of former president Hosni Mubarak and the subsequent instability of the government and security forces.
Copts make up about 10 percent of Egypt's 90 million population, the majority being Muslim. Recent attacks on Copts in the country by factions of Islamic extremists have resulted in community leaders calling on the government to take a proactive role in protecting religious minorities. more >>
Officials of a Colorado city have opted to allow a pastor and his family to place the name "Jesus" on a tombstone for his recently deceased wife, reversing a previous decision.
Mark Baker, pastor of Harvest Baptist Church, will now be able to have the name "Jesus" put on his late wife's headstone when originally the city of Sterling had barred it.
Four same-sex married couples have opted to sue Tennessee over the state's constitutional ban on gay marriage.
In a lawsuit filed Monday, the couples argue that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional in that it allegedly violates the equal protection and due process clauses.
All four married couples moved to Tennessee after being married in other states that had legalized gay marriage. more >>