New Religious Expression Guidelines Introduced on Religious Freedom Day

Family Research Council applauds President Trump’s announcement today that his administration will protect religious organizations and reinforce the freedom of public school students across the country to pray and express their religious beliefs. Local education agencies receiving federal education funding under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) must certify in writing to its state educational agency that “it has no policy that prevents, or otherwise denies participation in, constitutionally protected prayer in public schools as detailed in this updated guidance.” The administration also issued nine proposed rules that protect religious organizations from being discriminated against by the federal government.

Survey Results Show Disturbing Trend

Operation Rescue released the second part of a two-part report, “The Status of American Abortion Facilities in 2019.” Today’s report reveals the disturbing trend that more surgical abortion facilities are now conducting abortions at later gestational stages overall.

Prayer Team’ Facebook Page Hits Social Media Milestone

The Jerusalem Prayer Team Facebook account, founded by Mike Evans, has garnered over 68.1 million likes, making it the 27th most followed page on Facebook. Evans also told Charisma News the page received 68.2 million pageviews this week, which made it the “5th most engaged” page on Facebook over the last week.

Advice to School Boards Regarding Satan Clubs

Atheists are at it again, in Knox County, KY this time, trying to prevent the exercise of free speech if it involves Christian viewpoint. In October, the school district allowed the launch of a pilot “Bible Release Time” program operated in partnership with Elgin Children’s Foundation (ECF) and a local church. Many similar programs run throughout the state—a class for religious instruction allowed by Tennessee law following these requirements: 1) Children must have a signed parental request; 2) It must be off school property; 3) Government funds cannot be used. On Halloween night, a local atheistic group enacted a deceptive ploy to scare school boards and parents, similar to when after-school Good News Clubs have been launched by Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF).

Massive Spike in Faith-Based Google Searches After ‘Jesus Is King’

There’s no doubt Kanye West has already interrupted popular culture with his very public conversion to Christianity. It’s yet to be seen if the entertainment mogul’s new, Gospel-infused album “Jesus Is King” will lead people to salvation, but one thing is for sure: it’s leading them to Google.

New York Passes Johnson Amendment Barring Churches from Political Speech

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill into law that prohibits churches and other nonprofits from campaigning for or against political candidates.

‘Grinches’ Can’t Steal Christmas

Liberty Counsel has filed a motion requesting the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana to issue summary judgment in the lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana (ACLU) that seeks to remove a lighted Nativity scene from the Jackson County Courthouse Christmas light display. Liberty Counsel represents Jackson County.

Mattel Launches New Line of Gender-Fluid Dolls

Mattel Inc. has launched a new line of gender-fluid dolls—and many Christians are concerned these toys will harm young children.

New York Moves to Force Its Values on Religious Schools

Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) is battling proposed regulations by the New York Department of Education that would have a devastating effect on religious education in the state.

Life-Affirming Women’s Clinic Opens Across from Planned Parenthood Center in Idaho

On August 4, nearly 400 people gathered from around the United States to participate in the Grand Opening Dedication of Stanton Healthcare’s flagship clinic in Meridian, Idaho.

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