An interfaith coalition of pastors, college officials, and legal scholars have come together to denounce a California bill that would limit religious exemptions for schools.
California's legislature is presently considering Senate Bill 1146, a piece of proposed legislation that critics fear will drastically curb the religious freedom of private academic institutions.
The statement, titled "Protecting the future of religious higher education," was published on the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission's website Tuesday and includes signatories from Christian, Muslim, and Jewish backgrounds. more >>
The Christian family of Republican Kansas state Rep. Scott Schwab attended a worship service just hours before the lawmaker's 10-year-old son, Caleb, was decapitated on the Verrückt slide at the Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas on Sunday.
While details about what happened at the park are still emerging as state officials investigate, close family friends told The Kansas City Star on Monday that the family attended the LifeMission Church in Olathe where they are members on Sunday morning and had debated whether or not they should go to the water park afterwards.
They were concerned, said the report, because of the cool weather, early clouds and a forecast for possible rain. When the sun came out, however, Scott and his wife, Michele, decided to take Caleb and his three other brothers to the water park for a day when admission was free to families of elected officials in the area. more >>
Caleb Schwab, the 10-year-old son of Christian Republican Kansas state Rep. Scott Schwab, who died at the Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City on Sunday while riding the Verrückt, known as the world's tallest water slide, was decapitated during the ride, local police and eyewitnesses confirmed on Monday.
Information released by police in Kansas City said Caleb, who has been described as a faithful Christian and athlete, suffered a "fatal neck injury." He was found dead in a pool at the bottom of the slide and police confirmed with People magazine that the boy was decapitated.
Eyewitness Esteban Castaneda told ABC News that the scene at the park after Caleb's death was horrific. Castaneda recalled first hearing booms coming from the area of the slide where the accident occurred then saw a body wash down directly after a raft did. more >>
A North Carolina school district that is considering measures that go against state law regarding transgender access to bathrooms and that tells faculty parental involvement in student gender identity issues may be optional has received nearly 2,500 complaint letters.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools decided earlier this year to allow transgender students to use the restrooms and facilities of their chosen gender identity, defying North Carolina's HB 2 law.
In response, the pro-HB 2 group NC Values Coalition created a complaint letter that it called upon concerned citizens to send to the school board in advance of their Tuesday meeting. more >>
A fun-filled outing ended in horror for the Christian family of Republican Kansas state Rep. Scott Schwab when his 10-year-old son, Caleb, died on a water slide said to be the world's tallest and named after the German word Verrückt, which means "insane" or "crazy" on Sunday.
The Kansas City Star explained that Schwab was at the Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City with his family because it was a day when lawmakers and their families get free admission and lunch at the park.
A Harlem church known for its controversial signs recently asked if Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would support allowing Dennis Rodman to share a bathroom with his daughter, Ivanka.
Months back, Trump said he was OK with transgender individuals using the bathroom of their chosen gender identity at his hotels.
During a town hall-style event in Manhattan's Rockefeller Center hosted by NBC's "TODAY show" back in April, the billionaire real estate mogul was asked by host Matt Lauer: "If Caitlyn Jenner were to walk into Trump Tower and want to use the bathroom, you would be fine with her using any bathroom she chooses?" more >>