After a judge ruled last week that Washington florist and Christian grandmother Barronelle Stutzman violated the law when she refused to provide arrangements for a same-sex wedding, Stutzman rejected a tempting settlement offer that would have spared her from losing her home and business, because it would have forced her to turn her back on God.
As Stutzman was found guilty of violating Washington's non-discrimination law last Wednesday for declining to service the wedding of Robert Ingersoll and Curt Freed in 2013 due to her Christian belief of marriage, Stutzman runs the risk of losing not only her business but her house and life savings once a summary judgement is reached.
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson offered the 70-year-old Stutzman, the owner of Arlene's flowers, a settlement on Thursday that would have spared Stutzman the high, bankrupting legal costs that she could incur as a result of the summary judgement. more >>
When you look at the endless problems we face in society today, it's easy to think, "But what I can do? I'm just one person."
The fact is that God only has people to use, and He uses one person at a time. It's amazing to see what can happen when one person decides to take a stand.
Lisa L. is the homeschooling mother of three children. She's 35-years-old and, along with her husband Mike, graduated from our ministry training school when it was based in Pensacola, Florida. more >>
An annual conference focused on the needs and interests of international Christian media professionals is expected to bring thousands to Nashville, Tennessee this week.
Overseen by the organization National Religious Broadcasters, the conference is scheduled to begin Monday and continue with various events until Thursday.
Known as the NRB International Christian Media Convention, it boasts of being the largest conference that's focused on Christian communications. more >>
Attorneys for ousted Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Atlanta on Wednesday, claiming his termination violates his constitutional rights.
Cochran, a devout Christian, was fired by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed in January after seven years of service as Atlanta's fire chief, for sharing his faith in a self-published book and handing out copies to employees. His lawsuit against the city comes nearly one month after Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a federal complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on religious freedom grounds.
"Americans are guaranteed the freedom to live without fear of being fired because of their beliefs and thoughts," said ADF Senior Counsel David Cortman in a statement shared with The Christian Post. "The city of Atlanta is not above the Constitution and federal law. In America, a religious or ideological test cannot be used to fire a public servant." more >>
Nevada Republican Assemblywoman Michelle Fiore has come under fire for a comment she made in a recent interview, stating that "young, hot little girls" would be protected from sexual assault on college campuses if allowed to carry firearms.
Fiore introduced a bill in the state last week to allow concealed firearms on college campuses; nine other states have introduced similar legislation. All 10 states have used the argument that arming students, particularly females, would prevent sexual assaults.
"If these young, hot little girls on campus have a firearm, I wonder how many men will want to assault them," Fiore told The New York Times via telephone. "The sexual assaults that are occurring would go down once these sexual predators get a bullet in their head." more >>
Real estate entrepreneurs David and Jason Benham, widely known as the Benham brothers, recently called on Christians to unite in the wake of what they say is a growing threat to religious freedoms.
Last year, the 39-year-old twin brothers made headlines when their HGTV reality series "Flip it Forward" was scrapped before it aired following complaints from liberal special interest groups that criticized their stances on hot button issues like same-sex marriage and abortion.
The Benhams, who identify as being "pro-marriage" and "pro-life," say their ordeal is indicative of a growing threat on First Amendment rights facing Christians around the nation and they're urging believers to stand up for their religious freedoms. more >>