Can Churches Be Forced to Pay for Abortions? US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Hears Case Next Monday

PASADENA – A San Diego area church is seeking relief from the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals next Monday, after being told by a state agency and a district court that insurance coverage for its employees must include elective abortions. Skyline Wesleyan Church filed a lawsuit against the California…

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Attorney General’s Religious Liberty Defense Contrasts Calls to Punish Christians Over Beliefs on Marriage

The 2020 US presidential campaign has taken a dark turn. It happened several weeks ago at an LGBTQ town hall for Democratic presidential candidates when former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke enthusiastically supported stripping the tax-exempt status from colleges, churches, and charities that don’t support same-sex marriage. Christians have been lambasted…

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Senators Say Stopping Biblical LGBT Counseling a Matter of Public Safety

Seemingly unconcerned about violating the First Amendment, several California Senators argued the state has a “public safety” interest in protecting LGBTQ identified people from the “harmful” speech of pastors and counselors. The comments came during a debate several weeks ago in the Senate Judiciary Committee over a resolution condemning any…

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“Biology is Not Bigotry,” 1st Grade Teacher Tells CA Legislators

Testifying before a California legislative committee last month, first-grade teacher Raechel Olson told legislators she would “take a bullet for any child,” but she would not harm children by following the state’s proposed gender identity training. Raechel Olson delivered this message to the Senate Education Committee last month in opposition…

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CA Legislators to Tell Pastors What to Preach from their Pulpits on LGBT Behavior & Identities

Tomorrow morning before the Assembly Judiciary Committee, Assemblyman Evan Low plans to argue for a resolution that tells religious leaders in California what they should preach from their pulpits. Assembly Concurrent Resolution 99 calls on “counselors, pastors, religious workers, educators” and institutions with “great moral influence” to stop perpetuating the…

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The Bible Under Assault

The Bible has been the subject of a lot of news lately. The Editors at GQ magazine recently published a piece called, “21 Books You Don’t Have to Read.” You guessed it. The Editors at GQ put the Bible as number 12 on the list, claiming that it is a…

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Thomas More Society Files Amicus Brief in Support of Baronnelle Stutzman

Back in November, when Baronnelle’s case was argued before the Washington State Supreme Court, list of Barronelle’s supporters include officials from 13 different states. According to Alliance Defending Freedom, 11 state attorneys general and 2 governors – urged the Court to rule in Barronelle’s favor in an amicus brief: “Our history encourages a public square with…

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