Fund (ADF) has issued a legal memo in support of an Illinois school
district that recently elected to discontinue using pro-homosexual materials in
its elementary schools. Attorney Jeremy Tedesco says the Erie Community Unit
School District voted 5-2 to stop using pro-homosexual curricula from the Gay,
Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN) after several parents voiced
concerns about the content of "Ready, Set, Respect!"
The "toolkit," according to CitizenLink, encourages teachers to invite students as young as kindergarten age to "draw pictures of favorite TV or storybook characters and dress them in clothes that are different … from what they would typically wear," such as "Cinderella in a knight's armor" or "Spiderman wearing a magic tiara."
With today being the 236th anniversary of the
nation's Declaration of Independence, in which America declared its freedom,
one legal expert warns that Americans' first freedom is "under attack like
we have never seen."
Kelly Shackelford of Liberty Institute says the Founding Fathers listed religious freedom first in the Constitution because without it, all the other freedoms would fall away.
Several years ago, Ali took the Muslim
pilgrimage to Mecca known as Hajj.
"Of course when I went to Mecca I was going there in order to pay homage to the Kabba and to fulfill the requirements in Islam," he recalled.
But the trip became more of a spiritual journey than he could ever imagine.
Pusey Losch is a painting contractor -- owner/operator -- starting his business 32 years ago after seeing an opportunity while laboring as a carpenter in rural Pennsylvania.
While some working men eschew Facebook, Losch checks it regularly. He isn't worried about his status -- he's checking on his flock.
founder of City Harvest Church, was arrested for allegedly using millions of
dollars of church funds to help his pop star wife, Ho Yeow Sun, advance her
Singapore police plan to charge the founder of one of Singapore’s largest evangelical churches with conspiracy to commit criminal breach of trust on Wednesday.
The 8th of June, Bauke Stelma from
the Netherlands graduated from Thomas Edison State College (TESC), New
Jersey, at the age of 16 and received the Arnold Fletcher Award for his
accomplishments. He received his diploma today. The advanced American system
of distance education allowed him to reach this goal.
"I worked hard to accomplish this goal," says he. "Graduating before my seventeenth birthday was not what I set out to do. However, the further I proceeded in my college career, the clearer it became that it might be a feasible goal and I decided to rise to the challenge and to pull out all the stops."
congregation in Azerbaijan is waiting pensively to see if a judge will uphold a
court order that banned its right to meet and “liquidated” the church.
“They are upset, but at the same time they continue coming out hoping for the best,” said Mechti Suleymanov, an elder at Greater Grace Church in Baku, Azerbaijan, which has been meeting for roughly 20 years.
truck drivers rack up almost 400 billion miles transporting goods across the
Now, truckers are putting those miles to good use by participating in an initiative to stop human trafficking.
Although the U.S. Military fight and die to uphold freedom, high-level military chaplains report they are increasingly being denied freedom of conscience and freedom of speech. There is also alarm about the negative effects on troop morale over the undoing of the 237-years’ practice of providing traditional religious support for U.S. soldiers.
Well-versed in living a "fishbowl" experience, Pam Tebow, mother of NFL quarterback Tim Tebow and a former missionary to the Philippines, joined Jeannie Elliff, wife of the International Mission Board's president, for the Pastors' Wives Conference June 18 prior to the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in New Orleans.