School Cancels 'A Christmas Carol' Play Over Line Saying 'God Bless Us, Everyone'
Dec 27, 2016 A Centerville Elementary School in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, cancelled a play “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens after receiving complaints by parents over a line “God bless us, everyone.”
Christian Student Files Lawsuit Challenging Georgia School Over Right to Free Speech
Dec 27, 2016 A Christian student is suing a Georgia college for allegedly keeping him from exercising his right to free speech after the school censored his evangelistic actions as “disorderly conduct.”
Texas: Judge Allows Restoration of 'Charlie Brown Christmas Poster' on School Nurse Office Door with Bible Verse
Dec 20, 2016 A Texas court ordered restoration of a Bible verse on a Charlie Brown poster that was removed by the administration from a middle school.
ERLC National Conference Discusses Biblical Solutions to Racism, Culture, Politics, Art
Aug 30, 2016 Speakers at Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) 3-day conference, sponsored by Southern Baptist Convention, discussed issues ranging from role of church in political discourse, American culture and racism to religious freedom.
Federal Judge Says Funeral Home Can Part Ways with Employee Based on Deeply-Held Religious Beliefs
Aug 22, 2016 A federal judge dismissed a discrimination claim by transgender employee formerly working at a funeral home in Detroit, Michigan.
Alabama School District Takes Back Ban on 'Amazing Grace' Rendition at High School Football Matches
Jul 27, 2016 An Alabama school district has taken back an earlier ban on the song “Amazing Grace” at high school football halftime shows.
Religious Freedom Deteriorating Around the World, Says 2016 US Commission Report
May 03, 2016 The cause of religious freedom has suffered over the last several years, according to the 2016 annual report by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis Freed from Jail
Sep 08, 2015 Kim Davis, the Rowan County clerk who was jailed for refusing to give marriage licenses to couples, was ordered to be freed on Tuesday. U.S. District Judge David Bunning said he was satisfied that the county clerk office is "fulfilling its obligation to issue marriage licenses to all legally eligible couples," and added that Davis "shall not interfere in any way, directly or indirectly, with the efforts of her deputy clerks to issue marriage licenses to all legally eligible couples."