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SCOTUS: California Can’t Use COVID to Shut Down Bible Studies

(Headline USA) The Supreme Court rejected California's rules restricting Americans' first amendment rights to practice religious gatherings in their homes. The order from the court late Friday is the latest in a recent string of cases in which the high court has barred officials from enforcing some coronavirus-related restrictions applying...

Many Evangelicals Remain Deeply Skeptical of COVID Vaccine

(Headline USA) The president of the Southern Baptist Convention, America’s largest evangelical denomination, posted a photo on Facebook last week of him getting the COVID-19 vaccine. It drew more than 1,100 comments---many of them voicing admiration for the Rev. J.D. Greear, and many others assailing him. Some of the critics...

Biden Speaks of COVID, Not Christ, in Easter Message

President Joe Biden failed to mention Jesus Christ in his Easter message yesterday, opting instead to speak about COVID-19, OANN reported. He and First Lady Jill Biden delivered the pre-recorded address from Camp David, the presidential vacation spot in Maryland. In the message the Bidens stressed the benefits of the pork-filled...

Publicly-Funded Christian Colleges SUED for Discrimination in LGBTQ+ Class-Action Suit

(Anne Stych, MinistryWatch.com) A class-action lawsuit filed March 29 against the U.S. Department of Education claims the agency was complicit in allowing “abuses and unsafe conditions” for thousands of LGBTQ+ students at publicly-funded religious colleges and universities. Twenty-five schools are specifically mentioned in the suit—including Liberty University, Baylor University, Bob...

6th Circuit Sides With Christian Professor Who Refused to Use Transgender Pronouns

The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Friday that Shawnee State University violated the First Amendment rights of a professor when it punished him for refusing to call a male student by feminine pronouns, Alliance Defending Freedom reported. Shawnee State University charged Dr. Nicholas Meriwether, a philosophy professor, with...

COURT: U. of Iowa Officials FINANCIALLY Liable for Targeting Christian Group

(Headline USA) University of Iowa administrators can be held liable for monetary damages for improperly barring a Christian student group that rejects homosexual relationships, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, in a victory for religious conservatives on college campuses. The administrators do not enjoy qualified immunity from the lawsuit brought by...

Colo. Leftists Target Christian Bakery Owner AGAIN Over Trans Cake

(Headline USA) A Colorado baker who won a partial victory at the U.S. Supreme Court in 2018 for refusing to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple went on trial Monday in yet another lawsuit, this one involving a birthday cake for a transgender woman. Autumn Scardina attempted to...

Biden Inauguration Priest under Investigation in California

(Associated Press) The Jesuit priest who presided over an inaugural Mass for President Joe Biden is under investigation for unspecified allegations and is on leave from his position as president of Santa Clara University in Northern California, according to a statement from the college's board of trustees. Rev. Kevin O'Brien allegedly...

Son of Fla. Couple Arrested over Capitol Protest Pleas for Help

The 22-year-old son of a Florida couple arrested and indefinitely detained by the FBI for participating in the Jan. 6 US Capitol uprising has gone public with a plea for help while struggling to maintain the family farm. In a crowd-funding appeal via Give Send Go, Zack Meggs said the...

Chief Justice Roberts is Sole Dissenter in Campus Free Speech Case

(Associated Press) The Supreme Court is reviving a lawsuit brought by a Georgia college student who sued school officials after being prevented from distributing Christian literature on campus. The high court sided 8-1 with the student, Chike Uzuegbunam, and against Georgia Gwinnett College. Uzuegbunam has since graduated, and the public school in...

SCOTUS: California Can’t Enforce Indoor Church Service Ban

(Associated Press) The Supreme Court is telling California that it can't bar indoor church services because of the coronavirus pandemic, but it can keep for now a ban on singing and chanting indoors. The high court issued orders late Friday in two cases where churches had sued over coronavirus-related restrictions in...

Sitting on $BillionS, Catholic Dioceses Amassed Taxpayer Aid

(Associated Press) Scores of Roman Catholic dioceses in the U.S. had more than $10 billion in cash and other readily available funds when they received at least $1.5 billion from the nation’s emergency relief program for small businesses slammed by the coronavirus, an Associated Press investigation has found. The financial resources...

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