Tea Party groups may be experiencing a revival in popularity after news broke out that the Internal Revenue Service allegedly targeted them for audits and delayed their applications for 501(c)(3) status.
"Freedomworks has a lot of activists that are reaching out to our office to help them figure out ways to get involved," Jackie Bodnar, Freedomworks' communications director, told The Christian Post. "The rise of support stems from the fact that this is a civil rights issue." more >>
A Texas public school district which recently lost a suit over their barring of religiously themed banners at sports events has opted to appeal the decision.
Kountze Independent School District filed an appeal Tuesday to the Ninth Texas Court of Appeals in Beaumont to clarify certain matters pertaining to the lower court decision.
Justin Butterfield, attorney at the Liberty Institute, told The Christian Post that he was opposed to what the school district was doing. more >>
The problems with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) extend beyond playing politics with conservative groups seeking a tax-exempt status.
Just weeks after Barack Obama was elected president in 2008, I was notified by the IRS that the Catholic League was under investigation for violating the IRS Code on political activities as it relates to 501(c)(3) organizations. What the IRS did not know was that I had proof as to who contacted them to launch the investigation: Catholics United, a George Soros-funded Catholic organization.
Catholics United contacted the IRS on June 5, 2008 to launch a probe of the Catholic League. Its lawyers mailed a letter to Marsha Ramirez, director of Exempt Organizations Examinations and to Lois Lerner, director of EO Division. more >>
Officials in the southeast Idaho town of Roberts removed three lighted crosses from a water tower this week after a complaint from a resident who is opposed to the expression of religion on goverment property.
"My opinion is no kind of religious symbol belongs on city property, period," said resident Joe Cohea to ABC Local News 8. Living next door to the water tower, he took the complaint to local city officials and notified the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
The crosses "symbolize a particular religion, in violation of the First Amendment, which is separation of church and state," Cohea alleged when he first complained in April. more >>
With a major protest against same-sex marriage coming up on Sunday in Paris, France, the country's Interior Minister Manuel Valls said Thursday that he is contemplating banning the opposition group French Spring.
Valls said in a Thursday radio interview with France Info that he is contemplating banning the group, which has modeled its name after the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings in Egypt, due to recent statements made by the group in reference to the French government.
Valls said that he takes the recent comments by the activist organization as a "call to violence." more >>
A Christian legal group described the Boy Scouts of America Executive Committee's decision on Thursday to change its longstanding membership policy and allow Scouts to be of any "sexual orientation or preference" as a rejection of its freedom to promote values that the group has held for the last century.
"Sadly, the Boy Scouts Executive National Council's decision disregards not only the nearly 19,000 Americans who signed a petition urging BSA to 'uphold the values that have defined the organization for over 100 years,' but also the millions of Americans who have supported the program," stated Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel David Cortman shortly after the decision.
"Those promoting the agenda to change what the Boy Scouts have always been won't rest until there is complete acceptance of any sexual preference for both leaders and members. With its decision today, BSA has rejected its freedom to promote and practice the values that have served to shape our nation's boys into leaders for the last century," Cortman said. more >>