Fred Waldron Phelps Sr., who founded the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church, has died at the age of 84, his son, Timothy, has confirmed.
A representative from the Ferndale, Michigan Department of Public Schools said the school system is removing language which allegedly discriminates against Christians when it comes to promoting teachers.
The school district's contract with the teacher's union included this stipulation for when teachers apply to fill a vacant position: "Special consideration shall be given to women and/or minority defined as: Native American, Asian American, Latino, African American and those of the non-Christian faith."
"I have no idea how that ever got in there, and nobody here does," Shelley Rose, interim director of communications at Ferndale Public Schools, told The Christian Post in an interview on Wednesday. "We just heard back from legal counsel this morning," Rose told CP, adding that "there will be new contracts and that language will not be in the new contracts." more >>
Conservative radio host Mark Levin recently engaged in a tense conversation with an atheist caller on his show, ultimately hanging up on the caller after calling him "intolerant."
On the Monday airing of "The Mark Levin Show," Levin fielded a call from an atheist who told the radio host it "drives him crazy" when conservative people, like Levin, require potential presidential candidates to have faith in God.
The two then began to argue back and forth over the topic of religious liberty in America. "Oh, I forgot, I'm not supposed to mention faith or God," Levin sarcastically said to the caller. The radio host then sought to explain why he previously said that he wants a presidential candidate who isn't afraid to express their beliefs in God. more >>
A Calif. school district has agreed to accept a third grader's donation of the Bible to the school library with the help of a Christian legal group.
Advocates for Faith & Freedom recently announced that it has successfully helped Victoria Nelson, a third grade student of the Temecula Valley Unified School District in California, submit a Bible to her school's library as part of the "Birthday Book Program."
The Christian legal group had previously gained national media attention by helping other students in California, including Brynn Williams and Isaiah Martinez, fight for their religious freedom rights at their public elementary schools. more >>
A mother has accused a North Carolina elementary school of prohibiting her daughter from writing about Jesus for a class assignment. The school denied the allegations, saying it never restricted the 8-year-old student from choosing her topic.
Heather Watts claims a second-grade teacher at Cerro Gordo Elementary School in Columbus County, N.C., recently told her daughter, Ryleigh, that she should not choose Jesus as her hero for a writing assignment. The 8-year-old was reportedly asked by the teacher to write about someone "different."
The mother has now contacted the local WCET-TV news station to express her disappointment with the school's alleged actions. Watts told the local news outlet that she believes her daughter should have the freedom to choose what she wishes to write about. more >>
An estimated 500 people gathered at a public park in Sandpoint, Idaho, Thursday to demonstrate their support for keeping the Ten Commandments display at its present location.
One of the protestors told local media that she took issue with the possibility of the monument's removal, which was first called for in a letter sent to Sandpoint's city government by the Freedom From Religion Foundation.