An atheist group has filed a complaint against a Wisconsin-based Christian school for its decision to punish students who openly express transgender or homosexual behaviors.
St. John's Lutheran School of Baraboo, which receives federal funding for certain student aid programs, informed parents earlier this year that they reserve the right to punish homosexuality and transgender activity.
Patrick Elliot of the Madison-based Freedom From Religion Foundation, the largest atheist organization in the United States, filed a complaint earlier this month against the school before the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. more >>
While Mark Zuckerberg's much-publicized meeting with conservative leaders last week has drawn varied responses, from Glenn Beck's overly fawning account to others who were positive but circumspect, what seems clear is that Zuckerberg genuinely wants Facebook to be viewed as a neutral and fair platform for the entire world.
But does Zuckerberg have a massive blind spot in his thinking and worldview? And is he totally unaware of the many times conservatives (especially biblically-based conservatives) have been censored on Facebook while their opponents have not?
I have documented this several times in my own experience (see here and here and here), although thankfully, Facebook has ultimately treated me fairly when I reached out to the right contact person there and pursued the matter. more >>
A lawmaker in the United States House of Representatives has introduced legislation to counter the Obama administration's public school transgender bathroom edict that would prohibit the federal government from being able to reduce school district's funding over bathroom policies.
As previously reported, the Department of Education and the Department of Justice issued a joint guidence on May 13 that instructs all public school districts in the U.S. to allow transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms consistent with the sex in which they identify.
Although the Obama administration's guidance does not have the full force of law behind it to require compliance, schools that choose not to abide by the guidence run the risk of losing millions of dollars in federal education funding. more >>
One current Supreme Court case stands at the center of the abortion debate in America — Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, a legal challenge brought by Texas abortion providers claiming state safety regulations of abortion centers are "unconstitutional."
State Rep. Jodie Laubenberg, who authored the Texas pro-life law under scrutiny, has seen conflict erupt nationally over what she calls "common sense medical safety standards." On May 16, Laubenberg briefed the national prayer coalition Texas Loves Life via conference call.
"The coalition Texas Loves Life exists solely to pray for the Supreme Court, believing for life to be upheld as the court considers this important Texas pro-life law," says Matt Lockett of Bound4LIFE International. "We are thrilled to have Representative Laubenberg share her considerable expertise with people of faith who stand on the power of prayer." more >>
The past has come back to bring problems for the presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Trump is best known for his reality TV series, "The Apprentice," which is a business based competition. The series has been airing for several years, bringing different variants of the competition to the small screens, such as "Celebrity Apprentice," which featured groups of celebrities going to head to head.
However, Trump previously spoke about one of his past pitches for a variant of the show that it not get approved, as per People. During an interview back in 2005, Trump explained that there was a season of the series that he was not happy with. Because of this, he was eager to take casting into his own hands. more >>
Some prominent pro-life conservatives are still cautious of Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump even after praising his list of potential Supreme Court nominees as being an exceptionally strong list of pro-life judges.
On Wednesday, Trump, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, released a list of 11 jurists that he plans to use "as a guide to nominate our next United States Supreme Court justices" if he is elected president.
With the balance of the Supreme Court likely up for grabs in the 2016 election, many leading conservatives have been wary of Trump's new found pro-life stance because he used to claim that he was "very pro-choice." more >>