A Kansas police department has caved to pressure from the nation's largest atheist organization to remove a biblical decal from one of its patrol vehicles.
Last month, the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation was prompted by a complaint from an anonymous resident and sent a demand letter to Doug Murphy, the police chief of Harper, Kansas, demanding that his department remove a decal placed on one of the municipality-owned patrol trucks.
The decal, which was located on the upper right-hand corner of the truck's tailgate, read "Romans 13:4." more >>
This Fourth of July holiday, actress and TV personality Candace Cameron Bure is celebrating the freedoms she enjoys as an American — including the "ability to love God."
"I am so proud to be an American," Bure told FOX411. "I got lucky. My parents were born here, and I was born here and that's really the luck of the draw, right? We can't say where we are going to be born."
Bure explained that her husband of 20 years, former NHL player Valeri Bure, immigrated to the U.S. from Russia and "came here and became an American because it is such a wonderful country." more >>
Jesus Christ would vote for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump if he was an American voter, according to actor Kevin Sorbo.
Earlier this week the celebrity gossip site TMZ posted an interview with Sorbo wherein he was asked who he believed Jesus would support in the upcoming presidential election.
Prominent conservative author and essayist Mary Eberstadt has released a new book that aims to show liberals of "reason" just how intolerant and incivil today's secularist political Left has become toward traditional religious beliefs on marriage, sex and abortion.
Eberstadt, the author of a number of books who has also been published in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Time magazine, National Review, First Things and other news outlets, released her new book, It's Dangerous to Believe: Religious Freedom and Its Enemies, last week and spoke in Washington on Tuesday to discuss the main takeaways from her work.
"Today, as opposed to 40 years ago, [social issues] are no longer contested. They are regarded as settled. The progressive secularists side has chalked up victory after victory on cases involving school prayer, obscenity, abortion and same-sex marriage," Eberstadt told attendees at a lunchtime discussion at the Heritage Foundation on Tuesday. more >>
Atheist groups in the Middle East and North Africa region are demanding that Facebook, which has deleted numerous pages with more than 100,000 members for criticizing Islam, change the way it addresses violation claims so that members' freedom of speech is preserved.
In April, Facebook removed more than six Arabic-speaking atheist pages due to "violations" of Community Standards, after deactivating 10 of the largest Arabic-speaking atheist groups with a total of about 100,000 members, in February, according to The News Hub.
The censorship is a result of organized efforts by "cyber jihadist" groups to get anti-Islamic groups or pages removed, atheist groups say. more >>
The Pentagon has launched an investigation to review the Air Force's actions against 33-year veteran Oscar Rodriguez, who was forcibly dragged away for giving a speech that included the word "God" at California's Travis Air Force base in April.
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James ordered the Air Force Inspector General to review the Air Force's actions against Rodriguez, two days after the group First Liberty, which defends religious freedom of all Americans, sent a demand letter to the Air Force on behalf of the veteran.
"We view the Pentagon's action today as a positive first step towards not only acknowledging that religious scripts may be used at retirement ceremonies, but also ensuring these kinds of situations are not repeated," Mike Berry, director of Military Affairs for First Liberty Institute, says in a statement. more >>