Tag : Religious Beliefs
Russian Orthodox Church title : ‘Comeback’ of Christianity in Europe Seen Decades After Fall of Iron Curtain
summary : Christianity has made a "comeback" in Europe, becoming a significant part of individual and national identity since the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1991, according to new research.
date : May 16, 2017 02:37 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
title : Christian Master's Student Refuses to Counsel Gays, Sues and Wins $25K from Missouri University
summary : Missouri State University officials just agreed to pay $25,000 to a former student who sued the school after he was removed from a master's degree counseling program, because he said he wouldn't counsel gay couples. Andrew Cash sued the university last April, claiming in the lawsuit he was "targeted and punished for expressing his Christian worldview." However, his personal religious stance presented professional issues, given the national counselors' code of ethics.
date : Jan 11, 2017 10:38 AM EST
Georgia parents title : Religion, Medicine at Core of Georgia Murder Trial of Infant Girl
summary : Parents in Gwinnett County, Ga., are accused of killing their 11-week-old daughter by not getting her proper medical care. Now in a murder trial, the father said he didn't seek medical care for the infant because it went against his religious beliefs. Police stated the baby died from drinking too much water and not enough milk. Jury members related to the trial were questioned extensively over the past week about their religious beliefs, freedom of religion and medicine.
date : Aug 25, 2016 07:25 PM EDT
Barronelle Stutzman title : Supreme Court in Washington to Review Case of 70-Yr-Old Christian Florist Who Refused To Service Gay Wedding
summary : The Supreme Court of Washington has agreed to revisit the case against Barronelle Stutzman, the 70-year-old florist who was penalized for refusing to service a same-sex marriage because of her Christian beliefs. According to reports, Stutzman's legal representatives are questioning the fines imposed on their client due to the findings of the case.
date : Mar 07, 2016 12:48 PM EST
Todd Gilbert title : Religious Freedom 'Kim Davis-Inspired' Bill Approved by Virginia House Delegates
summary : Virginia House of Delegates' members approved on Tuesday (Feb. 16) a religious freedom bill that critics assert would allow anti-LGBTZ discrimination, while supporters applaud due to its prohibiting government from taking action against employees who refuse to provide services required in their jobs because those services go against their personal religious beliefs.
date : Feb 16, 2016 03:26 PM EST
title : Coach-Led Prayers Called 'Illegal, Coercive, Divisive': 'Religious Grooming' Halted By Illinois School District
summary : Naperville Central High School's head football coach no longer will lead prayers with his players at games after Freedom From Religion Foundation staffers sent a letter of complaint. Representatives of the northern Illinois school district agreed on Thursday to stop allowing the football coach to do so. The issue arose when a concerned local resident reportedly complained to the foundation about the matter.
date : Dec 14, 2015 07:30 PM EST