A private Christian school is now crying foul after the Florida High School Athletic Association blocked its football team from offering a pre-game prayer over loudspeakers at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando last month.
Liberty Institute, the largest legal organization dedicated solely to defending and restoring religious liberty in the U.S., announced in a statement Tuesday that it sent a demand letter on behalf of Cambridge Christian School, a private Christian school in Tampa, Florida, over what the organization says is a violation of religious freedom. The organization is also threatening legal action if the FHSAA does not apologize.
"We require the FHSAA to issue a written apology to CCS for this gross violation along with written assurances that, in the future, the FHSAA will abide by the U.S. Constitution. If the FHSAA refuses to meet these simple demands by Feb. 25, our clients are prepared to seek redress in federal court, inclusive of our client's attorney's fees and costs," wrote the organization in the demand letter. more >>
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani met with Pope Francis at the Vatican Tuesday, and asked the pontiff for prayers as the Middle Eastern country attempts to improve its relationship with the international community.
Rouhani had a private meeting with the pope during his four-day trip in Europe, which analysts say is meant to restore ties to western powers after economic sanctions against the Islamic Republic were lifted.
During his visit, Rouhani reportedly asked the pope to pray for him, adding that visiting the Catholic holy site was a "real pleasure." more >>
The father of U.S. senator and Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz is calling upon Christians to vote for biblical principles this election season.
In his new book A Time For Action: Empowering the Faithful to Reclaim America, Pastor Rafael Cruz calls upon pastors and churches to be politically active.
Pastor Cruz told The Christian Post in an interview Tuesday that he felt compelled to write the book because he saw "America deteriorating very rapidly." more >>
Pastor Saeed Abedini has returned to Boise, Idaho, and has been reunited with his two young children, however, local news stations are also reporting that his wife, Naghmeh, has filed a domestic relations case.
"Saeed is here in Boise," Naghmeh told KTVB, confirming that Abedini arrived in Boise on a private plane Tuesday afternoon. "He had a great reunion with the kids. We are taking personal time to work on very serious personal issues."
During a Monday campaign event in Iowa, Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton explained how her Christian faith has guided her views on politics and life.
At a campaign rally at a local school gymnasium in Knoxville, Iowa, the former Secretary of State, who rarely discusses her Methodist faith and upbringing on the campaign trail, explained to the small crowd that she is indeed a "person of faith."
Clinton's discussion on her faith was not planned as it was a response to a question posed by 36-year-old high school guidance counselor Jessica Manning. more >>
Answers and Genesis has declared a major victory in its legal case against the state of Kentucky after a federal judge ruled Monday that officials violated the group's First Amendment rights by denying it participation in a sales tax incentive worth millions.
The Miami Held reported that U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove ruled in his decision that Kentucky's Tourism Cabinet cannot exclude the Ark Encounter from the tax incentive because of its "religious purpose and message."
Following the decision, AiG CEO and President Ken Ham declared "victory for the free exercise of religion in this country." more >>