Four of the six men arrested last year for heckling a worship service led by Pastor Joel Osteen at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, were found not guilty.
Last June six men from a fundamentalist Christian group called the Church of Wells interrupted a worship service headed by Joel Osteen, calling him a "liar."
Four of the six men arrested, Kevin Fessler, Matthew Martinez, Randall Valdez, and Mark DeRouville, were cleared of all charges Wednesday at a trial held at Harris County Courthouse. more >>
Progressive-minded Americans were "totally sure," according to a 2010 poll, that their viewpoints would not be considered bigoted "five years from now."
The recently declassified survey found that 87 percent of liberal respondents answered that they were "totally sure" that their views will remain equality-friendly five to ten years into the future.
The remaining 13 percent responded with either "absolutely sure", "completely sure", "surer than sure", "very sure", "Pauly sure", "Jersey sure", or "are you serious, bro?" more >>
An elected school board member in Spring Grove, Pennsylvania, who publicly expressed outrage over a church's sign wishing Muslims a "blessed Ramadan" will remain in office, despite calls for his resignation.
Spring Grove Area School District board member Matt Jansen offered an apology Monday for his social media comments criticizing the pastor of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Dallastown for posting a message in front of the church that reads: "Wishing a blessed Ramadan to our Muslim neighbors."
St. Paul's UCC Pastor Christopher Rodkey told The Christian Post that, speaking for himself, if Jansen was a school board member in his district, "I would be doing everything I could as a private citizen to demand his resignation." more >>
Jerry Falwell Jr. shot back at critics of a photo of himself with Donald Trump that had a Playboy magazine cover in the background, saying they are the "same hypocrites who accused Jesus ...."
Falwell, president of Liberty University, posted the photo to his Twitter account Tuesday. The photo shows Falwell's wife, Becki, and Trump in front of a wall of magazine covers featuring Trump, including a Playboy magazine cover.
Grocery store chain Wegmans is apologizing to an ex-Muslim group after it refused to make a cake for the organization amid concerns that its message might be offensive to Muslims.
Last month, Ex-Muslims of North America requested the cake from a Fairfax, Virginia, Wegmans store but their order was denied.
In a letter addressed to CEO Daniel Wegman and President Colleen Wegman, Freedom From Religion Foundation staff attorney Andrew Seidel wrote that refusing to make the cake was "a serious civil rights violation." more >>
The editor of Germany-based magazine Gaystream claims Facebook blocked its page after an article it published criticized Islam in the wake of the last week's shooting massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
Gaystream editor-in-chief David Berger says the social media website deactivated its Facebook page because of a published article that sharply criticized his country's Green party activists who "played down the causes of the attack," according to Breitbart.
Berger adds that his personal account was also shut down for about a month after he posted one of his articles, which criticized Cologne Gay Museum director Brigit Bosold for telling German media that she was more afraid of straight white men than Islamic radicals and migrants. more >>