The issue of whether political speech is more important than religious speech was heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in oral arguments Monday in a case involving a small church that is suing an Arizona town over a sign display code they believe violates their rights.
Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court appeared to favor Good News Community Church and its pastor Clyde Reed over the town of Gilbert's restrictions on religious roadside signs. more >>
Rep. Randy Weber, R-Texas, apologized for comparing President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler in a tweet on Tuesday.
"The mention of Hitler was meant to represent the face of evil that still exists in the world today," Weber said in a statement released Tuesday afternoon. "I now realize that the use of Hitler invokes pain and emotional trauma for those affected by the atrocities of the Holocaust and victims of anti-Semitism and hate."
His apology came after a great deal of outrage from the public regarding his tweet criticizing Obama for not attending a mass march in Paris. The march was a gathering of leaders paying tribute to the victims lost in the Charlie Hebdo attack and others lost in a separate attack. Many in the United States slammed the president for not attending the event or sending someone in a high position to attend in his place. more >>
In an attempt to counter the influence of a Christian student group called the Good News Club at a New York public elementary school, atheist parents have created their own organization for young children that will hold its first meeting on Thursday.
Atheist activists with the Better News Club have created a student group called the Young Skeptics for Fairbanks Road Elementary School in Churchville in response to the Child Evangelism Fellowship's Good News Club's chapters, which it claims are advancing "a form of psychological abuse."
Established in 1937, the CEF has three ministry programs: Good News Club, the 5-Day Club, and the Truth Chasers Club. "The Good News Club and 5-Day Club ministries take place in neighborhood settings such as homes, backyards, schools and community centers all over the world. These fast-paced, one-hour programs are designed to bring the Gospel of Christ to children on their level in their environment," reads their website. more >>
Faith leaders united for a public rally at the Georgia State Capitol on Tuesday in a show of support for ousted Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran and according to one of the organizers, the event was a "tremendous success."
Hundreds of religious freedom advocates gathered for the "Standing for our Faith Rally" in the Georgia State Capitol rotunda yesterday, one week to the day that Cochran was fired for espousing his Christian beliefs in a self-published book and distributing copies in the workplace.
"We thought the turnout was great," Mike Griffin, a Public Affairs Rep. with the Georgia Baptist Convention told The Christian Post. "It was a tremendous success." more >>
"Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson revealed that showrunners removed the words "in Jesus' name" from his family's prayers on the series because the name might offend other religious groups including Muslims.
The Robertson family is well known for their Christian beliefs, and family prayer is commonplace on A&E's "Duck Dynasty." However, when the television series first began in 2012, producers prevented audiences from hearing the name Jesus in what Robertson called "spiritual warfare" in a past interview.
"When we prayed, we said 'In Jesus' name, Amen,'" he explained to Sports Spectrum during a taped interview. "I don't have any verse that says you must always pray in the name of Jesus, but it's a very good idea I think. So they would just have me say 'Thank you Lord for the food, thank you for loving us, amen.' I asked, 'Why would you cut out 'in Jesus' name?' They said, 'Well, those editors are probably doing that, they don't want to offend some of the Muslims or something.' more >>
The pattern is now completely predictable: Gay activists and their allies overplay their hand, and the liberal media says, "Well done! We fully support your intolerance."
Last week, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed fired Kelvin Cochran, the city's fire chief with 30 years of service behind him. As the mayor's statements made abundantly clear – and as we documented in the article, The Mayor of Atlanta Declares War on Religious Freedom – Cochran was fired because of his biblical beliefs that homosexual practice was abhorrent in God's sight. (Cochran also spoke against fornication, with specific reference to heterosexual promiscuity, along with bestiality, pedophilia, and other sexual sins.)
The mayor's actions were so egregious (in keeping with the pattern of intolerance in the name of tolerance) that Christian leaders, both national and local, gathered in Atlanta on Tuesday to protest Cochran's dismissal. more >>