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 >>
The outrage over the public school gender identity accommodation mandate is vociferous. But if it's all sound and fury that comes to nothing then a significant opportunity will have been missed.
Instead of stepping away, what might it look for the Church to step intentionally into the chaos and restore order through a renewed commitment to education as ministry?
Literacy, primary, secondary and higher education were undeniable catalysts in the birth and development of Western Civilization and it was the Christian Church that influenced — and provided — those educational opportunities. more >>
Ever left speechless on these tough conversations about social issues? Ever think afterwards, why didn't I say that? Well, here are six questions for your conversational toolkit.
Last week, at a gathering of strategists on some tough cultural issues, a very good point was made: Sometimes the right question at the right time is the best way to have a conversation with someone with whom you fundamentally disagree.
I couldn't agree more, especially when the topic is something like same-sex marriage, religious freedom, or bathrooms at Target — when you know that to have an opinion counter to the new cultural orthodoxy is to be thought of as hateful or intolerant. more >>