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Georgia drops subpoena request for laypastor's sermons and Bible

Georgia drops subpoena request for laypastor's sermons and Bible

After over 40,000 people signed a petition expressing outrage at the State of Georgia for demanding Seventh-day Adventist lay pastor Dr. Eric Walsh's sermon notes, transcripts, and Bible, the state has withdrawn the subpoena.

 
 

'Hacksaw Ridge' calls Adventists to revisit commitment to non-violence

'Hacksaw Ridge' calls Adventists to revisit commitment to non-violence

Gibson's portrayal of Doss calls this generation of Seventh-day Adventists to rediscover and embrace the church's heritage of non-violence.

 
 

Iowa church drops transgender restroom lawsuit

Iowa church drops transgender restroom lawsuit

ast week the Fort Des Moines Church of Christ voluntarily dismissed a lawsuit against the state and the city of Des  Moines over language in a brochure that they interpreted as interpreted as requiring churches to accommodate transgender bathroom access. The law prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, but the Iowa Civil Rights Commission indicated that churches […]

 
 

Defense budget bill would roll back Obama's 2014 anti-discrimination order

Defense budget bill would roll back Obama's 2014 anti-discrimination order

President Obama threatens to veto defense budget bill if language permitting discrimination on basis of religion or sexual orientation remains.

 
 

Evangelicals' witness suffers due to political maneuvering

Evangelicals' witness suffers due to political maneuvering

For almost 40 years Evangelical Christians, under the guise of the Religious Right, courted political power specifically through the Republican Party. As a political group, they have accomplished little of what they desired.

 
 

Christians called to higher standard of truthfulness

Christians called to higher standard of truthfulness

By Stephen Allred, Esq. – We’ll do whatever it takes to help our candidate win, whatever the cost, even if it means sacrificing the truth. In other words, truth doesn’t really matter anymore. At least that’s what it feels like in America these days.

 
 

California Governor Brown signs SB1146 into law

​Last Friday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 1146(SB 1146) into place which requires private religious universities that have been granted a federal exemption from Title IX to disclose the fact to the California Student Aid Commission and notify students and staff. Title IX prohibits institutions that receive federal funding from discriminating based on gender, sexualorientation, and gender identity but some […]

 
 

Airline made reasonable decision when accommodating monks

DHARAMSALA, INDIA - SEPTEMBER 20 2014: Two unidentified Tibetan Buddhist monk in the Dharamsala near Dalai Lama's residence.

On September 19, Mary Campos, a Southern California woman, was asked to switch her pre-booked ticketed seat when what she has described as two "Pakistani monks" who were wearing orange robes told United Airlines that their religious beliefs prohibited them from sitting next to her because of her gender.

 
 

Preventing (and Solving) the Polarization Problem

Preventing (and Solving) the Polarization Problem

By Brent Buttler – I hate to say it, but sometimes the church can have striking similarities with the current U.S. Congress. Thankfully, there is a solution to that problem.

 
 

Why the United States should not give up control of the Internet naming system

Why the United States should not give up control of the Internet naming system

Congress has two more days to act to save free speech, but in a year when the Internet has been the biggest thorn in the side of both parties, my guess is that Congress will tragically let control of ICANN slide away. The world deserves the full range of First Amendment protections of freedom of speech, freedom of the press, free exercise of religion, and other freedoms that only the United States is constitutionally obligated to maintain.