A State Department grant of $500,000 to fund the promotion of the rights of atheists and other nonbelievers in the Near East and South-Central Asia has drawn fire from more than a dozen members of Congress who claim the goal is to push atheism, which t…
Author: Mark A. Kellner
Pelosi takes Communion at the Vatican despite pro-abortion views
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi received Communion during a papal Mass at the Vatican Wednesday despite her support of abortion contrary to Catholic teaching.
Christian massacres in Nigeria a top topic at global religious freedom summit
Protecting religious liberty around the world has become more challenging in the last year, advocates said this week ahead of Tuesday’s convening of the second International Religious Freedom Summit in Washington.
Federal judge blocks Biden admin. rule requiring religious employers to pay for gender transitions
A federal district court in North Dakota hit the brakes on a Biden administration rule that religious employers — for-profit and non-profit — must pay for and/or perform “gender transition services,” even if such care violates the employer’s or provi…
Colorado church: City’s RV ban is a violation of religious freedom
A Colorado pastor says allowing traveling ministers to park their RVs in his church parking lot and connect to utilities there is part of his congregation’s “hospitality ministry” in place for more than 30 years.
Satanic Temple joins pro-choice movement, demands ‘religious abortion access’ if Roe reversed
The Satanic Temple has vowed to pursue ‘religious abortion access’ rights if the Supreme Court overturns the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision guaranteeing a right to the procedure.
Majority of Americans say abortion should be legal, but many support restrictions, Pew poll shows
Americans remain divided on the question of abortion, but not always in the pro-choice/pro-life divide often portrayed, a new poll from the Pew Research Center revealed Friday.
Employer challenge to transgender-care mandates gets federal court hearing
Opponents of the Biden administration’s mandates requiring religious employers to provide health care coverage for “gender transition surgeries, procedures, counseling, and treatments” had their day in court Monday as a federal judge heard arguments in…
Tim Kaine roots for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, end of the filibuster
Sen. Tim Kaine told an audience at Virginia Theological Seminary on Monday he was excited about the prospect of four women justices on the Supreme Court if, as expected, federal Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is confirmed this week for the high court. He …
Most Americans view ‘religious’ COVID vaccine exemption claims as bogus, study finds
Slightly more than two-thirds of American adults surveyed say those invoking a “religious exemption” to COVID-19 vaccine mandates are making dubious claims, a new survey revealed Thursday, but an almost equal number say the objectors should…