Liberty University President Jerry Falwell is denying that he prevented an op-ed critical of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump from being published in the school newspaper.
Liberty gained headlines for declining to publish a column in the Liberty Champion by their sports editor that denounced Trump for his "locker room" comments against women.
Sports editor Joel Schmieg posted the unpublished column on Facebook on Tuesday, adding to it the accusation that Liberty President Jerry Falwell, Jr. stopped his column from being published. more >>
A Swedish prosecutor has ruled that flying the Islamic State's black flag is perfectly legal and does not constitute a hate crime, even though the terrorist group strives to kill all non-Muslims and others who oppose its violent brand of Sunni Islam.
According to the Swedish news outlet The Local, prosecutor Gisela Sjövall said last week that she won't be prosecuting a 23-year-old man who posted pictures of the IS flag on his Facebook page in June.
After posting the flag to his social media account, the man, who came to Sweden from Syria, was investigated by police in the town of Laholm on the grounds that he might be guilty of spreading "hate speech" by supporting the flag of the brutal and heinous terrorist outfit. more >>
A United States federal appeals court has upheld a California law that opponents say infringes upon the free speech and religious freedom rights of pro-life pregnancy centers by forcing them to inform pregnant mothers and families about the option of abortion.
Last Friday, a three-judge panel on the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the California Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency Act, stating in its opinion that such a law forcing all licensed pregnancy-related clinics to inform their patients of all publicly-funded family planning services, including abortion and contraception, through a disseminated notice is constitutional.
The ruling comes despite arguments from opponents that the legislation violates the First Amendment rights of pro-life pregnancy clinics. more >>
The second presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump covered many controversial issues, including a recently released 2005 video showing Trump making lewd comments about women and Clinton's email scandal in which she mishandled classified documents about U.S. operations.
At the 90-minute town hall debate that took place Sunday evening at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, the two presidential hopefuls received questions from both the moderators and attendees who identified as undecided voters.
Below in no particular order are five things of interest that were discussed during the debate between Clinton and Trump. more >>
More than 300,000 students are planning to take their copies of the Good Book with them to school on Thursday in an observance known as "Bring Your Bible to School Day."
Youths across the United States will take Bibles to school as a show of evangelism and expression of religious freedom.
The national event is sponsored by the Colorado Springs, Colorado-based Focus on the Family, a socially conservative group founded by author and radio personality Dr. James Dobson. more >>
All the scenes featuring Jesus Christ in the Hollywood remake of "Ben-Hur," produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, were cut out before sending it to the censor board of Malaysia so that the Muslim-majority country's Islamic laws were not violated, the film distributor has said.
Neither Downey nor her co-executive producer husband Burnett was aware that United International Pictures Malaysia, the movie's distributors, made the film 11 minutes shorter due to the deletion of all Jesus scenes, according to Belfast Telegraph.
"We submitted into the censor board a studio pre-edited version which was available for countries that do not allow the depiction of prophets on film whether by law or due to local sensitivities," a UIP spokesman told Malay Mail Online earlier. "We learned from past titles submitted to the Malaysian Film Censorship Board that no prophets are allowed to be depicted on film. In Malaysia, previous films such as Noah and Exodus which depicted prophets were banned by LPF." more >>