World News: November 2020

University Professor Threatens Dismissal for Opposing Abortion   An Iowa State University professor is drawing nationwide attention after warning students they could be dismissed if they make arguments against abortion or same- sex marriage in class projects. The professor, Chloe Clark, teaches English at the Ames, Iowa school and made the warning in the fall 2020 syllabus, according to a

World News: October 2020

          Popular Disney Channel cartoon features the network's first bisexual lead character   The creator of the new Disney Channel cartoon “The Owl House” has opened up about how the lead character of the show is bisexual — a reflection of her own sexual orientation. Luz Noceda is believed to be the network’s first

World News: August 2020

Vice President Mike Pence Mocked for Praying with Coronavirus Task Force A White House photo of Vice President Mike Pence praying with his coronavirus task force team has sparked a heated debate on social media about religion, politics and the efficacy of prayer. The simple photo shows Pence sitting in a chair

WORLD NEWS: JULY 2020

Facebook Shuts Down Group for Opposing Drag Queen Story Hour Facebook has shut down a social media group organized for mothers who are opposed to drag queen story hours at local libraries. The social media giant removed the group 500 Mom Strong because it was deemed "transphobic" and in violation of Facebook's

World News – February 2020

Anti-Religion Group Complains About Sheriff An anti-religion nonprofit has requested Alabama sheriff Nick Smith to stop mentioning prayer on the Sheriff’s office’s Facebook page. “The issue here is that the sheriff’s office has a pattern of using tragedy to promote the idea of prayer and our letter reminds the sheriff not everyone in

World News – January 2020

Florida High School Denies Pro-Life Club, Allows LGBTQ Group: It's ‘Blatantly Illegal’ A Florida high school is violating federal law and the Constitution by preventing the formation of a pro-life club even though the same school allows dozens of other student clubs, including LGBTQ special-interest ones, a religious liberty group alleges. Gulf

World News – December 2019

Christian Teacher Fired for Not Using Transgender Student’s Pronouns, Sues School Board Christian French teacher Peter Vlaming is suing the Virginia school district that fired him in December 2018 for refusing to use a transgender student’s preferred masculine pronoun. According to WTVR, the West Point school board unanimously decided to terminate Vlaming

World News – November 2019

The Billy Graham Rule Goes to Court A former North Carolina sheriff’s deputy may be the first to file a lawsuit alleging he faced discrimination for his commitment to the “Billy Graham Rule.” Manuel Torres, 51, claims in a federal lawsuit that he requested a “religious accommodation” from the Lee County, North

World News – October 2019

Father Faces Human Rights Complaint for Asking Gender of Babysitter A Canadian father may have violated his province’s human rights act by asking the age and gender of a potential babysitter, according to legal documents in the case. The dad had placed a classified ad on the Canadian website Kijiji.ca. Among the