US Supreme Court Takes Up Clash Between Religion and LGBT Rights

he U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday took up a major new legal fight pitting religious beliefs against LGBT rights, agreeing to hear an evangelical Christian web designer’s free speech claim that she cannot be forced under a Colorado anti-discrimination law to produce websites for same-sex marriages.

Detained Pastor Denied Bail In Canada

A prominent Poland-born pastor has been denied bail as Canadian authorities appear increasingly worried about his opposition to coronavirus restrictions.

Canada’s PM Moved From Home Amid Protest Against COVID Restrictions

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and family members were moved from their Ottawa home to a secret location in the capital after thousands protesting COVID-19 vaccine mandates and other restrictions marched near Parliament, several sources said.

US Supreme Court to hear appeal from Christian football coach fired for praying on the field

The US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Friday in the case of Joe Kennedy, a Christian high school football coach who was fired from his job in Washington state because he silently kneeled and prayed on the field after games, the Christian Post (CP) reports. Employed by the Bremerton School District, Kenney was suspended in 2015 because spectators and students could see him praying.

Franklin Graham wins UK legal case, will preach in Northern England

US preacher Franklin Graham has won a UK legal case brought by British LGBT activists who accused him of promoting homophobia, and will now be able to hold an event in Sheffield, England in May, the BBC reports. The parties agreed to a confidential settlement, with no admission of liability on either side.

California Stops Protests, Counseling Outside Vaccination Sites and Abortion Clinics

California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) signed legislation into law Friday that creates a 30-foot buffer zone between protesters and vaccination sites. The measure known as SB 742, also includes abortion clinics since Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the country, recently decided to give vaccinations in addition to their usual work of furnishing abortion procedures.

Virginia school board appealing against reinstatement of teacher suspended for objecting to transgender policy

Virginia’s Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) board has said it is appealing against a Circuit Court order that reinstated Christian teacher Tanner Cross, who had been suspended for refusing to address children by a gender pronoun of the opposite sex, CBN News reports. LCPS said it “respectfully disagrees with the Circuit Court’s decision to order the reinstatement of Cross to his position at Leesburg Elementary school.

Christian therapist sues Washington state over ban on ‘conversion therapy’

A licensed Christian marriage and family therapist has filed suit against Washington state because of its ban on “conversion therapy” (sexual orientation counseling for minors),  the Christian Post reports. Licensed therapist Brian Tingley filed suit in the US District Court of the Western District of Washington at Tacoma on Thursday; the defendants include the state’s Attorney General and Secretary of Health.

Trump Condemns Ban On Facebook

Donald J. Trump has condemned Facebook after the “Oversight Board” of the social media giant upheld a ban against the former U.S. president.

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