Former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran who was fired from his job last year after the city took offense to a book he wrote on his Christian faith promoting biblical marriage is set to fight for justice in a trial that could start this summer.
An official in the United States District Court in the Northern District of Georgia told The Christian Post Tuesday that Cochran's case against the city is in the discovery phase which should be complete by May 31.
The Christian owners of a Texas bakery who declined to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding earlier this year claim that an LGBT activist who was upset with their decision threatened to burn down their house and "violate" their son with a broken beer bottle.
Edie and David Delorme, the owners of Kern's Bake Shop in Longview, Texas, stood by their Christian convictions on Feb. 17 when they turned-down a wedding cake order for Ben Valencia and Luis Marmolejo.
Although Edie was upfront with the couple when they came into the bakery and inquired about their cakes and even provided them with a list of bakers who would make their desired wedding cake, Valencia contacted the Longview News-Journal to tell the media outlet that the Delmores rejection made him and Marmolejo feel "dehumanized." more >>
Queen Elizabeth II opposed the legalization of same-sex marriage in England because of her deeply held Christian values, a close friend has reportedly told a London-based newspaper.
The UK Daily Mail published a story Sunday which claimed that the queen, who is also head of the Church of England, secretly opposed gay marriage but was in favor of civil partnerships. The unnamed "friend" said the monarch was frustrated by the fact that she could only "advise and warn" on the issue.
J.D. Greear, who was nominated last week as a candidate to become the next president of the Southern Baptist Convention, is sharing seven tips for pastors to follow before preaching about homosexuality.
In a blog post on his website titled "7 Points to Consider When You Preach About Homosexuality," authored by Brad Hambrick, pastor of Counseling for the Summit Church of Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, where Greear serves as lead pastor.
"The tone of the pastor will be the tone of a church and the emphasis of the pastor will be the emphasis of a church," wrote Hambrick. more >>
The United States Supreme Court ruled that a lesbian parent who was not the birth mother of their children cannot be denied visitation rights and adoption.
In a decision rendered Monday morning, the highest court in the land reversed a decision from the Alabama Supreme Court granting the birth mother the right to bar her former partner from adopting or visiting their children.
At legal issue was the Alabama court's refusal to recognize a Georgia order allowing the non-birth mother to adopt the children. more >>
Washington State's highest court will hear an appeal from a florist who was fined for refusing to provide services for a same-sex wedding ceremony.
The Washington Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to hear arguments in the case of Robert Ingersoll et al. v. Arlene's Flowers, Inc.
"Department II of the Court, composed of Chief Justice Madsen and Justices Owens, Stephens, González and Yu, considered this matter at its March 1, 2016, Motion Calendar, and unanimously agreed that the following order be entered …That this Court will retain this case for hearing and decision," stated the order, signed by Chief Justice Barbara Madsen. more >>