Tag : Religious Freedom
Texas Governor Greg Abbott title : Texas Governor Signs ‘Sermon Safeguard’ Bill Into Law
summary : Texas governor Greg Abbott signed into law Sunday a bill that protects pastors from being prosecuted for the contents of their sermons.
date : May 22, 2017 07:03 PM EDT
Willard High School title : Students Want Superintendent to Apologize for Quoting Bible, Praying at Graduation Ceremony
summary : A group of students in Missouri were angered by the district superintendent’s prayer and “religious” speech at the graduation ceremony and want him to issue a public apology.
date : May 22, 2017 07:02 PM EDT
Hands On Originals Shirts title : ‘Hands On Originals’ Owner Free to Print Shirts According to His Christian Beliefs, Court Rules
summary : Religious freedom scored a victory when a Kentucky court ruled that Hands On Originals, a shirt printing business, did not engage in unlawful discrimination when it refused to print shirts promoting a gay pride parade.
date : May 19, 2017 09:15 AM EDT
Pastor Andrew Brunson and Wife Norine title : James Dobson, Ronnie Floyd Commend Trump and Pence for Pressing Turkish President to Release American Pastor Andrew Brunson
summary : Focus on the Family founder Dr. James Dobson issued a statement commending Pres. Donald Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence for being “defenders of the church” in their efforts to press the Turkish president to immediately release American pastor Andrew Brunson.
date : May 17, 2017 07:42 AM EDT
Tony Perkins title : Tony Perkins: Donald Trump's Speech at Liberty University 'Music' to Ears of Evangelicals
summary : Family Research Council President Tony Perkins has said President Donald Trump's commencement address at Liberty University Saturday should be "music" to the ears of evangelicals across America.
date : May 15, 2017 01:35 PM EDT
Hobby Lobby CEO Steve Green title : Hobby Lobby's Steve Green Warns of Future Challenges to Religious Liberty: 'We Need to Continue to Stand'
summary : Steve Green, president of Hobby Lobby, has encouraged Christians to continue fighting for religious liberty, warning that there will always be those who attempt to take those freedoms away.
date : May 08, 2017 05:04 PM EDT
U.S. Pres. Donald Trump title : NRB President Dr. Jerry A. Johnson Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order on Religious Liberty
summary : National Religious Broadcasters thanked President Donald Trump for prioritizing First Amendment freedoms and taking first steps to change our nation's trajectory through executive action at the White House today. He also commented on a meeting with senior White House staff regarding persecution.
date : May 04, 2017 01:34 PM EDT
Gabor Ivanyi title : Hungary Church Stripped of Status Awarded 3M Euros in Damages
summary : A Methodist church in Hungary that was stripped of its status by the government was awarded 3 million euros in damages by the court.
date : Apr 27, 2017 05:48 PM EDT
British Prime Minister Theresa May title : Theresa May Emphasizes Need for People to Freely Speak About Their Faith in Christ
summary : British Prime Minister Theresa May, during her Easter message, talked about religious freedom and said people should be able to freely talk about their faith, including their faith in Jesus Christ.
date : Apr 18, 2017 03:09 PM EDT
Shi Xinhong title : Christians Detained for Praying for China’s National People’s Congress
summary : As a meeting of the National People's Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) convened this month, Beijing police detained two Christians who had travelled there specifically to pray for the proceedings.
date : Mar 15, 2017 02:47 PM EDT
NJ Bayonne Muslims title : Pastor's Home Vandalized After He Opposed NJ Mosque Construction
summary : New Jersey pastor Joseph Basile said his home was vandalized multiple times due to his lack of support of a proposed, new Islamic community center; construction of the center was denied by local zoning board members last week.
date : Mar 15, 2017 01:35 PM EDT
Dennis Daugaard title : Religious Adoption Protections Based on Faith, Sexual Preferences Enacted by SD Governor
summary : South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) signed a bill Friday that gives broad legal protections to faith-based, taxpayer-funded agencies whose representatives refuse to place adoptive children in certain households for reasons based on religious beliefs, especially relating to sexual orientation of child-seeking parents.
date : Mar 11, 2017 11:14 AM EST
Aaron-Melissa-Klein-Oregon-Bakery.jpg title : Christian Bakers Accused of Hate Say They Will Continue to Serve God at Whatever the Cost
summary : Aaron and Melissa Klein, the Christian couple who were ordered to pay $135,000 in damages for declining to make a cake for a same-sex wedding, have said their lives are "dedicated" to serving God and obeying His commands - whatever the cost.
date : Mar 03, 2017 09:25 AM EST
Ark Encounter Noah's son title : The Ark Encounter and Creation Museum Trip Planned by Virginia City Canceled Due to Constitution Backlash
summary : A roundtrip to The Ark Encounter and Creation Museum, planned by Virginia parks and recreation department employees of a city ironically named "Christiansburg," was canceled after Freedom From Religion Foundation representatives pointed out the trip would violate the Constitution due to the "Christian and proselytizing nature" of the destination's exhibits.
date : Feb 21, 2017 09:56 AM EST
Christian Florist title : Barronelle Stutzman Case Update: Thousands Sign Petition Urging Trump to Sign Executive Order On Religious Freedom
summary : Thousands have signed a petition launched by a leading conservative organization urging President Donald Trump to protect religious liberty through executive action after the Washington Supreme Court ruled that Christian florist Barronelle Stutzman violated an anti-discrimination law for refusing to provide services for a same-sex wedding.
date : Feb 17, 2017 11:12 AM EST
Barronelle Stutzman title : Washington Christian Florist Refusing Service To Same-Sex Wedding Ruled Against by Court
summary : A Richland, Wash., florist who, due to her religious beliefs, refused to provide services for a same-sex wedding was found to have broken the state's antidiscrimination law.
date : Feb 16, 2017 04:48 PM EST
Peter Bormuth title : Christian-Only Public Prayers at County Meetings Are Illegal, Rules Federal Judges
summary : The tradition of Christian-only prayers at public meetings by Michigan county commissioners violates the U.S. Constitution by promoting one faith over others, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.
date : Feb 15, 2017 07:21 PM EST
Jeff Sessions title : Religious Freedom May Drive Jeff Sessions' AG Civil Rights Priorities
summary : The new, 84th Attorney General Jeff Sessions is expected to champion religious freedom in the US Justice Department.
date : Feb 15, 2017 03:58 PM EST
Monifa Sterling title : Historic Religious Freedom Case of US Marine Advocated by 7 New Parties in Unusual Move
summary : The Sterling legal case began when former U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling was court-martialed for refusing an order to remove Bible verses from her workspace. Others are joining in now in the name of religious freedom.
date : Feb 14, 2017 02:01 PM EST
Marco Rubio title : Marco Rubio Slams China for Crackdown on Religious Freedom; Calls for Release of Two Human Rights Lawyers
summary : Florida Senator Marco Rubio has criticized the Chinese government for its continued crackdown on religious freedom and called for the release of two human rights attorneys, Jiang Tianyong and Tang Jingling.
date : Feb 13, 2017 05:43 PM EST
Church in Sudan title : 25 Christian Churches to Be Demolished in Sudan for ‘Trespassing Into Residential Areas’
summary : At least 25 Christian churches in Khartoum state in Sudan are in danger of being demolished because they were “trespassing into residential areas.”
date : Feb 07, 2017 03:03 PM EST
Rienzi Christian flag title : Christian Flag Forced to Be Removed From Veterans Memorial, Mississippi Citizens React
summary : Residents of Rienzi, Miss., rallied Saturday after the town's mayor said he was forced to remove a Christian flag from Veterans Memorial Park, following the threat of a lawsuit by an atheist organization, Freedom From Religion Foundation. More than 100 supporters united at the park, where the group waved Christian flags. FFRF representatives said the flag in question needed to come down to avoid unconstitutionally endorsing religion on public grounds.
date : Feb 06, 2017 09:27 AM EST
Donald Trump title : Over 700 Advocates Urge Trump to Swiftly Appoint Ambassador for International Religious Freedom
summary : Over 700 human rights and international religious freedom advocates have signed a letter to President Donald Trump urging his administration to "signal your commitment to people of faith and freedom of conscience" by moving swiftly on a nomination for Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom.
date : Feb 04, 2017 02:19 AM EST
Lyndon Johnson title : Church Political Limits, IRS Rule Via Johnson Amendment May Be Repealed by Trump
summary : Proclaiming that he believes U.S. religious freedom is "under threat," President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to repeal a rarely enforced IRS rule that indicates pastors who endorse political candidates from the pulpit risk losing their tax-exempt status.
date : Feb 02, 2017 03:09 PM EST
Donald Trump at National Prayer Breakfast 2017 title : National Prayer Breakfast: Donald Trump Says Washington Must 'Never Stop' Asking God For Wisdom
summary : President Donald Trump highlighted the importance of remaining a "nation under God" and protecting religious liberty during a speech delivered at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington on Thursday.
date : Feb 02, 2017 09:51 AM EST
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