Americans United for Separation of Church and State argued that an Oklahoma bill that would protect school districts with Bible courses from legal action attempts to place a "loophole" in the law that would let public schools teach that the Bible is true.
Americans United expressed its opposition to Senate Bill 48 due to their concern that it would allow for Bible courses that advocate Christianity. Writing for the Americans United blog "Wall of Separation" on Wednesday, Sarah Jones argued that SB 48 was also unnecessary given current law.
"Duck Dynasty" star Sadie Robertson is celebrating her first anniversary with boyfriend Blake Coward this week, recognizing their "Godly relationship."
The pair, who are both Christians, have been together one year as of Jan. 11. In light of the milestone, Robertson shared a tribute to the high school quarterback.
"1 year with you has been absolutely amazing. I have learned so much about myself, how to have a Godly relationship, and so much about the incredible man of God you are," the 17-year-old A&E reality star shared on Instagram, along with a photo collage featuring the couple. more >>
A California school district is investigating one of its high school teachers after receiving a complaint that "Bible cookies" were being distributed in class and students were encouraged to lookup Bible versus and attend an after-school Bible club.
After being contacted by one of the school's students who complained about the teacher's actions, Washington, D.C.-based Americans United for Separation of Church and State sent a letter to the Manteca Unified District regarding New Vision High School teacher John Alameda, stating that his actions are a violation of the U.S. Constitution.
"We understand that Alameda not only sponsors the [Bible] club but also shares his Christian beliefs during school hours and frequently encourages his students to attend the club's meetings," Alex Luchenitser, associate legal director at Americans United and one of the signees of the letter,said in the complaint to Manteca Unified District Superintendent Jason Messer and New Vision Principal Sonya Arellano. more >>
A loving family who lived in what most people would call a 'perfect' home in the suburbs, leaves it all behind to answer God's calling. They sell their house to move into a trailer park and help those who are less fortunate and educated.
Jill and her family do something that everyone in the town will talk about forever. She is a mother of two brothers, and a loving husband. When they first arrive in the community, they immediately start helping people by teaching them stuff that may have been hard to learn -- even speaking proper English. The whole trailer park of people who needed extra help are now getting a gift from God they never expected. What they and a group of volunteers have done for the community is beyond inspiring!
Listen to how this family leaves the suburbs for a trailer park below: more >>
In an attempt to counter the influence of a Christian student group called the Good News Club at a New York public elementary school, atheist parents have created their own organization for young children that will hold its first meeting on Thursday.
Atheist activists with the Better News Club have created a student group called the Young Skeptics for Fairbanks Road Elementary School in Churchville in response to the Child Evangelism Fellowship's Good News Club's chapters, which it claims are advancing "a form of psychological abuse."
Established in 1937, the CEF has three ministry programs: Good News Club, the 5-Day Club, and the Truth Chasers Club. "The Good News Club and 5-Day Club ministries take place in neighborhood settings such as homes, backyards, schools and community centers all over the world. These fast-paced, one-hour programs are designed to bring the Gospel of Christ to children on their level in their environment," reads their website. more >>
Terror group ISIS has released a video that shows a young boy executing two men with a gun that are said to be Russian spies.
The video has made the rounds on social media and has been re-posted by a number of media outlets, ABC News said. The footage apparently shows the young boy firing a gun directly at the two men, who are kneeling on the ground with hands tied behind their backs, after which they fall lifeless. more >>