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  • For Second Time, High School Forced to Reverse Ban on Christian Student Group

    10/12/2014 9:46:41 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 12, 2014 | Gabriella Morrongiello
    High school students in Long Island, N.Y., were recently denied the right to establish a club for Christian students by their school administrators. This marks the second time they’ve run into trouble. Last year, John Raney, a 17-year-old student at Ward Melville High School, created Students United in Faith as an extracurricular club where Christian and non-Christian students could come together to discuss faith and pursue hunger-relief charity projects. “I wanted to start the club because I thought it would provide a safe space for Christians to meet and talk about their faith,” Raney told Fox News. Administrators at Raney’s...
  • The Campus Crusade for Comfort

    10/01/2014 7:12:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 1, 2014 | Mike Adams
    Note: In the following article, I refuse to refer to Campus Crusade for Christ by their new name. I find their removal of the words “Crusade” and “Christ” to be offensive and demeaning (and just incredibly silly).Nearly half of the abortions in this country are performed on college-age women. According to Students for Life of America, 70% of all abortion-providing and abortion-referring facilities are located within five miles of a college campus. Given those staggering numbers, it would seem that campus ministries would be positioning themselves to do something about the problem. But most are doing nothing at all. If...
  • Cheerleaders defy school’s prayer ban, lead crowd and opposing team in reciting Lord’s Prayer

    09/20/2014 9:04:24 PM PDT · by marjiwoj · 69 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Sept. 20, 2014 | soopermexican
    Oneida High School cheerleaders were upset that the school chose to ban prayer at their games, so they decided to pray on their own and found they had supporters among the opposing team and the crowd...
  • Virginia students prove why love is the best response to hate (Beck doesn't like 'homophobes')

    09/17/2014 6:09:03 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 40 replies
    Glenn Beck.com ^ | Sep 17, 2014 | Glenn Beck
    Earlier this month, a preacher delivering a homophobic sermon set up camp outside the Carrier Library at James Madison University in Virginia. According to reports, the radical preacher was telling gay individuals they were going to hell, in addition to telling students who identified as Christians they too were headed “straight to hell” for living a life of sin. Instead of reciprocating with hateful rhetoric, however, JMU students responded in an admirable way. As the preacher rages on, one student began to play the guitar while others sang the hymn “How He Loves.” “This is the way you handle it,”...
  • Colleges and Evangelicals Collide on Bias Policy: Can Non-Christians Lead Christian Groups?

    06/10/2014 12:26:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | 06/10/2014 | MICHAEL PAULSON
    BRUNSWICK, Me. — For 40 years, evangelicals at Bowdoin College have gathered periodically to study the Bible together, to pray and to worship. They are a tiny minority on the liberal arts college campus, but they have been a part of the school’s community, gathering in the chapel, the dining center, the dorms. After this summer, the Bowdoin Christian Fellowship will no longer be recognized by the college. Already, the college has disabled the electronic key cards of the group’s longtime volunteer advisers. In a collision between religious freedom and antidiscrimination policies, the student group, and its advisers, have refused...
  • First-grader told to stop talking about Bible

    01/16/2014 7:28:28 AM PST · by Sopater · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 14, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    The parents of a 6-year-old girl said their daughter was humiliated when a teacher interrupted the child’s one-minute speech and told her to sit down because she’s “not allowed to talk about the Bible in school,” attorneys for the California family allege. The incident occurred Dec. 19 inside a first grade classroom at Helen Hunt-Jackson Elementary School in Temecula, Calif. The previous day the teacher instructed boys and girls to find something at home that represented a family Christmas tradition. They were supposed to bring the item to school and share the item in a classroom presentation. Brynn Williams decided...
  • Tired of being told they couldn’t, school board OKs student-led prayer

    10/09/2013 10:42:45 AM PDT · by xzins · 32 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | October 09, 2013 | Bob Kellogg
    Even though they were warned there could be trouble, a Kansas school board nevertheless voted to allow student-led prayers and even use of the school's public address system to do so. At its meeting on September 23, the school board in Liberal voted unanimously (7-0) to allow student-led prayers at all school activities and to provide access to the school's public address system. According to the Leader & Times newspaper, the item was added “spontaneously” to the agenda near the end of that meeting. “We do live in a democratic society, and I personally feel like our community would support...
  • University Tells Student to Remove Cross Necklace (Because it might offend other students)

    07/02/2013 8:46:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/02/2013 | Todd Starnes
    A Sonoma State University student has filed a religious accommodation request after she said she was ordered to remove her cross necklace because it might offend other students. “It’s amazing in this day of diversity and tolerance on university campuses that a university official would engage in this type of obvious religious discrimination,” said Liberty Institute attorney Hiram Sasser. The Liberty Institute is representing Audrey Jarvis, 19, a liberal arts major at the northern California university. On June 27, Jarvis was working for the university’s Associated Students Productions at a student orientation fair for incoming freshmen. During the event, her...
  • Valedictorian Rips Up Approved Speech on Stage, Recites Lord’s Prayer at Graduation

    06/05/2013 10:54:28 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 117 replies
    Christian News ^ | June 4, 2013 | Editor, Christian News
    PICKENS COUNTY, S.C. – A high school valedictorian from South Carolina ripped up his approved speech on stage this past weekend, and minutes later, delivered the Lord’s Prayer in defiance of the school district’s decision to no longer include prayer at graduation ceremonies. Roy Costner IV drew loud applause and cheers when he surprised attendees of the Liberty High School graduation at Clemson’s Littlejohn Colliseum on Saturday. “From the ACLU sending FOIA requests to every district in the state this year after the Chesterfield County case, then the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent us a complaint about religion at...
  • Why Cheerleaders Can Post Bible Verses

    06/02/2013 8:53:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2013 | Kavin McCullough
    So a school district, that has already lost in a lower court, attempting to ban both religious belief and free expression thereof, now wants to spend tax-payer money to attempt to thwart those same rights of religious belief, and free expression. Welcome to all that is the fascist thinking of the leadership of the Kountze Independent School District, located just outside Beaumont, Texas. Similar to the scandals occupying Washington DC right now there is a "big picture" lesson in the story of the Kountze High School cheerleaders: "If the atheist left of America have enough tax-payer money at hand, they...
  • Behind 'The Thaw' Christian students claim persecution in public schools

    05/12/2013 7:04:52 PM PDT · by narses · 42 replies
    The Coeur d'Alene Press ^ | Sunday, May 12, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 9:46 am, Sun May 12, 2013. | MAUREEN DOLAN/Staff writer
    COEUR d'ALENE - Gary Brown wouldn't tell The Press anything more than he told a Fox News reporter about the genesis of a video in which North Idaho school-age children say that because of their Christian beliefs, they've endured ridicule and had their rights trampled on in public schools. The video titled "The Thaw" features kids who participate in Reach America, a Coeur d'Alene-based Christian ministry and education program run by Brown. The video has been rapidly gaining viral ground on the Internet. By Saturday afternoon, it had been viewed just shy of 84,000 times. Brown told Fox News' Todd...
  • Boston Bombing Chinese Victim Was Involved With Christian Student Ministry

    04/22/2013 11:20:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/22/2013 | By Stoyan Zaimov
    InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, an inter-denominational student ministry that builds communities across campuses in the U.S., revealed that one of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing was involved with their organization. Chinese national Lingzi Lu, 23, was one of the three people who lost their lives in last week's twin blasts that rocked the Boston Marathon, which also injured more than 170 others. "(Lu) was involved with the international student ministry we have at Boston University. She attended a retreat that we sponsored last fall. She was friends with people in the InterVarsity International Student ministry with the graduate and...
  • Cadet quits, cites overt religion at West Point

    12/06/2012 8:21:03 AM PST · by crosshairs · 88 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/5/12 | Michael Hill
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A cadet quitting West Point less than six months before graduation says he could no longer be part of a culture that promotes prayers and religious activities and disrespects nonreligious cadets. Blake Page announced his decision to quit the U.S. Military Academy this week in a much-discussed online post that echoed the sentiments of soldiers and airmen at other military installations. The 24-year-old told The Associated Press that a determination this semester that he could not become an officer because of clinical depression played a role in his public protest against what he calls the unconstitutional...
  • Yale may not recognize Christian fraternity

    11/26/2012 9:31:03 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    World On Campus ^ | 11/26/12 | Catherine Rogers
    A newly approved Christian fraternity at Yale University may be denied official recognition and student group funding because it plans to restrict membership to men who believe in Jesus. Just days after the leaders of Beta Upsilon Chi (BYX) announced the Yale chapter's formation, the student newspaper reported that the group "will have to change its membership rules if it intends to comply with Yale's anti-discrimination policies."
  • University of Tennessee Refuses to Ban Pre-Game Prayers

    09/20/2012 5:44:53 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 37 replies
    <p>It’s football time in Tennessee where longtime gridiron traditions are cherished – from Rocky Top to the Pride of the Southland Marching Band. At the start of every game inside the colossal Neyland Stadium, thousands of the football faithful rise to their feet, remove their hats and pause for the pre-game prayer.</p>
  • Christian Student Murdered By Muslim Classmates for Wearing a Cross: "The teacher nearly choked my

    10/31/2011 9:39:36 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 10/30/11 | Pamela Geller
    The world stands silent. The individual must rise up and defeat this evil. It's just that simple. More from the new Egypt that big media adores and boot licks. Coptic Christian Student Murdered By Classmates for Wearing a Cross AINA In mid-October Egyptian media published news of an altercation between Muslim and Christian students over a classroom seat at a school in Mallawi, Minya province. The altercation lead to the murder of a Christian student. The media portrayed the incident as non-sectarian. However, Copts Without Borders, a Coptic news website, refuted this version and was first to report that the...
  • Why young Christians aren't waiting anymore

    09/27/2011 7:15:57 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 102 replies
    CNN ^ | September 27th, 2011 | John Blake
    A young Christian at an purity rally spreads the word. True love doesn’t wait after all. That’s the implication in the upcoming October issue of an evangelical magazine that claims that young, unmarried Christians are having premarital sex almost as much as their non-Christian peers. The article in Relevant magazine, entitled “(Almost) Everyone’s Doing It,” cited several studies examining the sexual activity of single Christians. One of the biggest surprises was a December 2009 study, conducted by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, which included information on sexual activity. While the study’s primary report did not explore...
  • Vanderbilt enforcing nondiscrimination policy

    09/26/2011 8:07:03 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 23 replies
    wkrn.com ^ | September 20, 2011 | Erin Holt
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Some Vanderbilt University religious groups will have to change their policies or risk being shut down. The university told Nashville's News 2 a number of groups are in violation of the school's nondiscrimination policy. In a statement, Vanderbilt University said, "Last academic year, an undergraduate made an allegation of discrimination against a student organization. As a result of that allegation, we sought to ensure that the more than 300 student organizations were aware of their need to comply with the university's longstanding nondiscrimination policy." Stephen Siao is the president of the college Republicans. "The policy that they've...
  • 9th Circuit: University Can Force Christian Groups Open to Non-Christians.

    08/06/2011 6:26:09 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 35 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 8/5/11 | Morgan Feddes
    A federal appeals court ruling this week could significantly diminish public university religious groups' ability to restrict membership and leadership to students who agree with their teachings. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that San Diego State University's nondiscrimination policy for officially recognized campus groups is constitutional. The policy is based on a nondiscrimination policy used at all the schools in the California State University system. Two Christian groups sued SDSU in 2005, alleging the policy violated their free-speech and religious-freedom rights. For the groups to be recognized as official campus groups, they were required to allow all...
  • Scrapping School Religious Holidays Solves Nothing

    12/25/2010 8:28:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 25, 2010 | Brad O'Leary
    In a recent column for USA Today, Boston University religion professor Stephen Prothero argues that public schools should do away with giving students’ days off for religious holidays because honoring Christian holidays in this manner is unfair to other religions. “As I read the First Amendment,” writes Prothero, “using taxpayer dollars to prop up Christianity and Judaism at the expense of Hinduism is unconstitutional, whether the number of parents who won’t send their children to school on [the Hindu festival of] Diwali totals 80 or 800.” Prothero suggests that those who agree with him should clamor to have every religious...
  • Christian Students Suspended for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts with Bible Verses

    09/17/2010 6:50:31 PM PDT · by topher · 151 replies · 1+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 17, 2010
    Friday September 17, 2010 Christian Students Suspended for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts with Bible Verses ROSWELL, New Mexico, September 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A New Mexico School principal has penalized three Christian students with suspensions for giving fresh Krispy Kreme Doughnuts with Bible verses to each of their teachers, according to the public advocacy group Liberty Counsel. This school is already named in a pending lawsuit filed by Liberty Counsel on behalf of families and students who were bullied, and one suspended, for exercising their freedom of religion by distributing abstinence wristbands and plastic models of babies at 12 weeks...
  • Court: Christian group can't bar gays, get funding (Christian Legal Society v. Martinez)

    06/28/2010 8:21:47 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 122 replies
    AP ^ | 06/28/2010 | Staff
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says a law school can legally deny recognition to a Christian student group that won't let gays join. The court on Monday turned away an appeal from the Christian Legal Society, which sued to get funding and recognition from the University of California's Hastings College of the Law.
  • NCAA - No Christians Allowed Anymore

    04/22/2010 1:49:04 PM PDT · by alleyesonCHRIST · 36 replies · 979+ views
    Alleyesonchrist ^ | 4/21/2010 | Charles C. Matthews
    NCAA - No Christians Allowed Anymore? As a huge sports fan I found it interesting over the weekend when I discovered that without so much as a whisper the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) sucker punched the First Amendment of the Constitution. Among the proposed rule changes rolled out by the NCAA for the upcoming year is a ban on messages that appear on eye-black. Eye-black is the gummy black tape like stuff that football players wear beneath their eyes to eliminate glare from light. It goes without saying that the most notorious player who adorned himself with eye-black was...
  • Lawmakers to university: Explain expulsion of Christian

    04/25/2010 4:39:38 AM PDT · by rdb3 · 26 replies · 1,037+ views
    WND ^ | 24 APRIL 2010 | Bob Unruh
    Lawmakers in Michigan are preparing to call on the carpet leaders of taxpayer-supported universities across the state after top officials at Eastern Michigan University expelled from a counseling program a Christian student who refused to argue in support of the homosexual lifestyle. As WND reported, trouble began for master's program student Julea Ward when she refused to accept a client whose issue concerned a homosexual relationship.The school expelled her from the counseling program March 12, 2009, for refusing to abrogate her own personal religious beliefs and support the homosexual lifestyle.
  • Supreme Court sharply divided on Christian student group case

    04/20/2010 8:42:53 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies · 855+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 4/19/2010 | Warren Richey
    A sharply divided US Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Monday in a case examining whether a California law school can refuse to officially recognize a Christian student group that requires its members to embrace biblical passages denouncing homosexuality. Officials at the University of California’s Hastings College of Law in San Francisco said the group’s stance violates the school’s antidiscrimination policy – including bans on discrimination based on religious belief or sexual orientation.
  • Court to hear arguments on campus Christian group

    04/19/2010 3:03:49 AM PDT · by paudio · 9 replies · 421+ views
    WASHINGTON — In a case that pits nondiscrimination policies against freedom of religion, the Supreme Court is grappling with whether universities and colleges can deny official recognition to Christian student groups that refuse to let non-Christians and gays join. The high court was to hear arguments Monday from the Christian Legal Society at the University of California's Hastings College of the Law. The Christian group said its constitutional freedoms of speech, religion and association were violated when it was denied recognition as a student group by the San Francisco-based school.
  • Psalms banned, but witchcraft OK

    01/22/2010 10:26:49 PM PST · by little jeremiah · 16 replies · 764+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | January 19, 2010 | WND
    A lower court's "hostility" towards Christianity will stand after the U.S. Supreme Court today refused to intervene in a school district's censorship of a kindergartener's choice of literature for a class reading. "By refusing to hear Mrs. Busch's case, the U.S. Supreme Court has endorsed the kind of hostility toward religion that should never be found in an American public school," said John W. Whitehead, president of the Rutherford Institute, which took on the Newtown Square, Pa., case. As WND reported, Donna Busch accepted an invitation to visit her son Wesley's kindergarten classroom at Culbertson Elementary School to read a...
  • 2nd-grader sent home for crucifix drawing [Obama: "We're No Longer Just A Christian Nation"]

    12/15/2009 5:44:07 PM PST · by Steelfish · 110 replies · 2,412+ views
    AP Report ^ | December 15th 2009
    2nd-grader sent home for crucifix drawing Dad says teacher became upset when boy drew himself on a cross Dec . 15, 2009 TAUNTON, Mass. - An 8-year-old boy was sent home from school and ordered to undergo a psychological evaluation after he was asked to make a Christmas drawing and came up with what appeared to be a stick figure of Jesus on a cross, the child's father said Tuesday. Chester Johnson told WBZ-TV that his son made the drawing on Dec. 2 after his second-grade teacher asked children to sketch something that reminded them of the holiday. Johnson said...
  • Mayor: School boss should apologize to boy who drew cross

    12/15/2009 3:46:27 PM PST · by Darkwolf377 · 33 replies · 1,701+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/15/09 | Darkwolf377
    Mayor: School boss should apologize to boy who drew cross By Laura Crimaldi and Laurel J. Sweet | Tuesday, December 15, 2009 | http://www.bostonherald.com | Local Coverage Photo by Taunton Gazette Taunton Mayor Charles Crowley called School Superintendent Julie Hackett from his vacation today and asked her to apologize both privately and publicly to the family of an 8-year-old special needs student sent home from school and ordered to undergo psychological testing after drawing a stick-figure picture of Jesus Christ nailed to the cross. “Mayor Crowley’s sentiments were that he would hope Dr. Hackett would meet with the family today,...
  • Young special-needs child suspended for drawing Jesus

    12/15/2009 1:59:50 PM PST · by markomalley · 60 replies · 2,768+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/15/2009 | Victor Morton
    An 8-year-old special-needs child was suspended from school and forced to undergo psychiatric counseling over a picture he drew of Jesus Christ dead on the cross for a Christmas assignment. School officials in Taunton, Mass., said the picture "violated the code of violence in the school handbook," said Toni Saunders, an educational consultant on special-needs children with the Associated Advocacy Center who is working with the boy's family. "I couldn't believe what they were telling me," the boy's father, Chester Johnson, who also works for the school system as a substitute custodian, told The Washington Times on Tuesday. "I asked...
  • Mass. 2nd-grader sent home for crucifix drawing

    12/15/2009 1:44:22 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 7 replies · 747+ views
    AP via Brietbart ^ | 12/15/09 | Staff
    TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) - An 8-year-old boy was sent home from school and ordered to undergo a psychological evaluation after he was asked to make a Christmas drawing and came up with what appeared to be a stick figure of Jesus on a cross, the child's father said Tuesday. Chester Johnson told WBZ-TV that his son made the drawing on Dec. 2 after his second-grade teacher asked children to sketch something that reminded them of the holiday. Johnson said the teacher became upset when his son said he drew himself on the cross. Johnson, who is black, told WBZ he...
  • Boy Sent Home For Drawing Of Jesus On Cross

    12/15/2009 6:59:34 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 62 replies · 3,114+ views
    wbztv.com ^ | 12.15.09 | CBS
    A Taunton father is furious his eight-year-old son was sent home from school and required to undergo a psychological evaluation after he drew a stick-figure picture of Jesus Christ on the cross. The father, who wants his name withheld to protect his son, told the Taunton Gazette he got a call earlier this month from the Maxham Elementary School. They told him his son, a second-grader with special needs, had created a violent drawing. It started when his teacher asked the class to sketch something that reminded them of Christmas. The boy drew a crucified Jesus with X's covering his...
  • Courts to Hear Appeal of Christians Who Want to Exclude Gays In Their Religious Student Group

    12/07/2009 11:07:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies · 1,126+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 12/7/2009 | David G. Savage
    Washington - The Supreme Court agreed today to hear an appeal from a Christian student group in San Francisco which refused to admit gays and lesbians and decide whether the group's right to religious liberty and freedom of association can trump a university's ban on discrimination based on sexual orientation. The case, to be heard next year, could set new rules for campus groups across the nation. The University of California's Hastings College of Law says its officially recognized student groups must be open to all of its students. The law school also has a general non-discrimination policy which applies...
  • Student body president recalled for pro-life stance

    11/09/2009 3:38:21 PM PST · by wagglebee · 20 replies · 932+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | 11/9/09 | Charlie Butts
    A Christian student government president in California faces recall for allowing a pro-life display on campus.Sacramento City College recently celebrated Constitution Day, an annual celebration of the U.S. Constitution and free speech. The Genocide Awareness Project (GAP), a pro-life organization, requested and was granted a display space at the event. Steve Macias, 19-year-old Associated Student Government president, and Monica Guzman, student affairs commissioner, now risk losing their positions for refusing to kick the pro-life group off campus.
  • University of Minnesota Mascot Mocks Penn State Player for Praying

    10/20/2009 8:24:22 PM PDT · by PatriotJG · 13 replies · 1,169+ views
    Unspun America ^ | October 20, 2009
    Goldy Gopher, the mascot for the University of Minnesota football team the Golden Gophers, made news today for mocking Penn State player Jerome Hayes. Jerome had knelt down in prayer before the game when the mascot decided make fun of him. Take a look at the video below. ...
  • Tim Tebow Gives Candid Response- Football Star Lives His Faith On Field And Off

    10/17/2009 4:18:55 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 36 replies · 3,230+ views
    NWA Online ^ | 10-16-09 | Terry Mattingl
    After being knocked halfway to kingdom come, Tim Tebow knew that millions of college football fans would be paying close attention to his eyes the next time he led the Florida Gators into action. Viewers would be looking for signs that the quarterback was OK after a nasty concussion. Many would also want to see which Bible reference would be written in the patches of eye black that would be visible whenever television cameras focused on the face of America's most famous muscular Christian. Tebow was wearing Isaiah 40:31 when he got hurt against Kentucky: "But they that wait upon...
  • Bible verse ban spawns 'wave of support for Christ'

    10/14/2009 5:35:40 PM PDT · by blueyon · 21 replies · 1,326+ views
    OneHourNews ^ | 10/14/09 | Jim Brown
    Despite a large public outcry over its decision to censor Bible verse banners held by high school football cheerleaders on the playing field, a Georgia school board is refusing to change its mind. However, the controversial policy has compelled many students to passionately defend their free-speech rights and proclaim their Christian beliefs.
  • Principal to boy: Strip off 'insulting' pro-life shirt

    10/13/2009 12:28:37 PM PDT · by motoman · 89 replies · 3,118+ views
    WND ^ | Oct 12, 2009 | Chelsea Schilling
    A Christian middle-school student is suing his school district after a principal ordered him to remove a T-shirt bearing the message "Abortion is not health care" on the day of President Obama's speech to schoolchildren. Alliance Defense Fund attorneys filed a lawsuit in federal court against the West Shore School District in Lewisberry, Pa., Oct. 5 on behalf of a male, Christian middle-school student identified as E.B. The boy's parents, identified as the Boyers, said they were concerned about the president's speech and the national health-care debate, including reported funding of abortion within proposed legislation. "[T]he Boyers, like many others,...
  • Bible verses banned from Ga. school football field

    10/02/2009 6:25:51 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 29 replies · 1,488+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | October 2, 2009 | By DORIE TURNER
    The Warriors of Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High took the field on Friday night without any Bible verses written on the cheerleaders' banner. Instead, the football team ran through a banner that read "This is Big Red Country" before each bent on a knee to pray on the field of Tommy Cash Stadium. The spirited display comes after the school district banned the banners last week over concerns they were unconstitutional and could provoke a lawsuit, angering many in the deeply religious north Georgia town of Fort Oglethorpe. "I'm just kind of unnerved about it," said 18-year-old Cassandra Cooksey, a recent graduate...
  • Christian pupils outnumbered by Muslims even in Roman Catholic schools

    09/03/2009 7:40:41 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 14 replies · 471+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 14 Aug 2009 | Martin Beckford
    Christian pupils are now outnumbered by Muslims at Roman Catholic schools in some parts of England. ___ A survey has found 24 Catholic primary schools in the North West and the Midlands teach a minority of churchgoing children. Fewer than one in 10 children are Catholic at one school in Birmingham, while the Church is ending its involvement with a similar establishment in Blackburn. Overall, Catholics make up 73.34 per cent of pupils at the 2,300 schools linked to the denomination across England and Wales. But The Tablet, a weekly Catholic magazine, found that in Oldham, Blackburn, Wolverhampton and Birmingham...
  • Christian Girl Ordered To Attend Public School: Mom's Religious Views Ripped By Court

    09/03/2009 9:03:31 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 41 replies · 2,523+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 03, 2009
    Christian girl ordered to attend public schoolMom's religious views ripped by court By Julia Duin A New Hampshire court ordered a home-schooled Christian girl to attend a public school this week after a judge criticized the "rigidity" of her mother's religious views and said the 10-year-old needed to consider other worldviews as she matures. Ever since the judge's ruling came out in July, the case has aroused the interest of home-schooling groups nationwide, whohave asked why a court has the power to decide whether someone's religious views are too extreme. The girl's mother, Brenda Voydatch, has engaged the Alliance Defense...
  • Va. Tech in Mourning, This Time for Couple Slain Off Campus

    08/29/2009 5:15:22 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 26 replies · 1,547+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2009-08-29 | Mark Viera & Maria Glod
    BLACKSBURG, Va., Aug. 28 -- In what has become a sadly familiar ritual, about 100 students huddled together Friday on the Drillfield at the heart of the Virginia Tech campus, weeping and singing hymns as they mourned two slain classmates. Heidi Childs, 18, and David Metzler, 19, bright and promising students who were active in Campus Crusade for Christ, were found fatally shot Thursday morning in a national park about 15 miles from campus. Police said Friday that they had no suspects.
  • UK:Church School Tells Girl To Remove Cross Necklace

    08/23/2009 5:30:42 PM PDT · by Islaminaction · 17 replies · 1,503+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | August 23rd, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    Considering that top Christian leaders in the UK actually backed the opening of the Sharia Courts there, I guess that this should come as no surprise. The slow suicide continues. CROSS BAN FOR CHURCH SCHOOLGIRL Young Lauren banned from wearing her necklace By Emily Fox A CHURCH of England school has ordered a pupil to remove her necklace with a cross even though children of other faiths can wear religious jewellery.
  • Judge Sides with Christian Students

    07/17/2009 3:54:41 PM PDT · by Mrs. Frogjerk · 9 replies · 673+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/17/2009 | Peter J. Smith
    (LifeSiteNews.com) - A US District Judge has blocked the Los Angeles Community College District from enforcing its sexual harassment policy, which the judge ruled had promoted a hostile environment for the free speech rights of a Christian student. U.S. District Judge George H. King agreed with Jonathan Lopez, a student attending Los Angeles City College (LACC), that the District's policy as written had created the environment that emboldened his speech professor to call Lopez a "fascist ba***rd" for explaining his Christian beliefs and how they related to his views against same-sex "marriage."
  • Exodus Youth Aim to Reverse 'Anti-Homosexual' Church View

    07/16/2009 5:21:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies · 993+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 7/16/2009 | Lillian Kwon
    Exodus Youth, part of the evangelical ministry Exodus International that deals with the issue of homosexuality, is aiming to reverse a "disturbing" trend seen across churches and perceived widely by young Americans – that the Church is anti-homosexual. Homosexuality is a topic that churches are still struggling to address in a culture that is increasingly accepting gay and lesbian lifestyles. It's a struggle that hasn't come across to many Americans in a positive light. "I think for a long time, the church just hasn't known how to talk about homosexuality," said Exodus Youth Director Scott Davis. "They've been very uncomfortable...
  • Liberty University and the Liberty to Dissent

    07/01/2009 9:31:56 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 3 replies · 369+ views
    Christainity Today ^ | 1 July 2009 | Elrena Evans
    Last month, Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, revoked its official recognition of the student Democratic group on campus, saying that the Democratic Party platform conflicted with the university's Christian principles. Following purported complaints from trustees, parents, and (perhaps most significantly) donors, Student Affairs Vice President Mark Hine sent an e-mail to Brian Diaz, president of the College Democrats, saying that the university was "unable to lend support to a club whose parent organization stands against the moral principles held by Liberty University." "By using Liberty University and Democrat in the name," Hine wrote, "the two are associated and the goals...
  • CoE School Bans Girl From Wearing Crucifix - But Allows Sikh Pupils To Wear Bangles

    07/01/2009 6:31:23 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 29 replies · 1,941+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | July 01st, 2009
    CoE school bans girl from wearing crucifix - but allows Sikh pupils to wear bangles A school told a child to remove a Christian cross she was wearing even though it lets Sikh children wear bangles as part of their religion. Lauren Grimshaw-Brown was told to take off a necklace with a cross on it because of health and safety fears. But the eight-year-old's furious mother has accused the school of double standards because they allow children following other faiths to wear jewellery on religious grounds. The mother-of-two says Lauren and brother Callan, five, have always worn crosses at St...
  • Survey: Churches Losing Youths Long Before College

    06/29/2009 6:37:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies · 1,445+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 6/29/2009 | Lillian Kwon
    The Bible calls the Church "the Body of Christ." Today, that body is bleeding profusely, says a Christian author and sought-out speaker. "The next generation of believers is draining from the churches, and it causes me great personal and professional concern," said Ken Ham, founder and president of Answers in Genesis and a Young Earth creationist. Hoping to shed light on what he believes is a monumental problem, Ham enlisted the services of America's Research Group to study why young people were leaving. The results, published in Already Gone, will shake many churches to their very core, Ham states in...
  • Graduating students defy ACLU

    06/06/2009 3:47:09 AM PDT · by Man50D · 26 replies · 1,343+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | June 05, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    Members of the graduating class of 2009 at Florida's Pace High School have expressed their objections to ACLU restrictions on statements of religious faith at their school by rising up en masse at their ceremony and reciting the Lord's Prayer. The incident happened just days ago, but has been virtually ignored by media outlets throughout the region, according to officials with Liberty Counsel, a legal team representing Principal Frank Lay and teacher Michelle Winkler in their battle with the ACLU, which had complained that faculty and teachers were talking about their beliefs. Nearly 400 graduating seniors at Pace, a Santa...
  • Students Rebel at Graduation Against the ACLU’s Bullying Tactics (Grads recite Lord's Prayer)

    06/04/2009 12:52:37 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 83 replies · 3,172+ views
    Santa Rosa County, FL - Nearly 400 graduating seniors at Pace High School stood up in protest against the ACLU and recited the Lord’s Prayer during their graduation ceremony on Saturday. Many of the students also painted crosses on their graduation caps to make a statement of faith. This event follows a lawsuit the ACLU filed against the Santa Rosa County School District, claiming some of the teachers and administration endorsed religion. Liberty Counsel represents Pace High School Principal Frank Lay and school teacher Michelle Winkler. The graduation prayer protest by the students was preceded by a lawsuit filed six...