A Wisconsin county is defying the Freedom From Religion Foundation's attempt to stop its 50-plus year tradition of beginning government meetings with prayer.
On January 30 a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued a preliminary injunction blocking enforcement of ObamaCare's contraception mandate on behalf of Grote Industries, an Indiana-based automotive lighting manufacturer whose Catholic owners sued the government to permanently stop the rule because its abortion-pill provision violates their moral convictions.
Pro-family and religious leaders are strongly imploring leaders in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) not to cave in on the organization's longtime policy banning homosexuals from serving as scout leaders. A BSA spokesman said that the move could come as early as the first week in February.
A Christian school in California is suing to preserve its right to hire only Christians after two teachers who were dismissed for refusing to provide written evidence of their faith threatened the school with a lawsuit.
An American Christian pastor who was detained by authorities in his native Iran has been sentenced to eight years in prison by an Islamic court.