• Sunrise CEO: Appeals court ruling a ‘win’

    October 16 2015 by Robin Cornetet, Kentucky Today | with 0 comments
    Sunrise CEO: Appeals court ruling a ‘win’

    The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has sent a case involving a Kentucky Baptist children’s ministry back to federal district court for further review in a move the group’s chief executive officer describes as a win for the non-profit ministry that serves hundreds of abused and neglected kids.

  • Court allows ‘Jesus prayers’ to be banned

    January 18 2012 by Todd Starnes, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    The Supreme Court will not intervene in a controversy over Christian prayers delivered before commission meetings in Forsyth County, N.C. The North Carolina chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and Americans United for Separation of Church and State praised the decision as a victory for the First Amendment.

  • GREENSBORO – A new law requiring an ultrasound image be shown to pregnant women was blocked Tuesday by a federal judge. U.S. District Judge Catherine Eagles’ decision highlights part of what is called the “Woman’s Right to Know” act passed in July by the N.C. Senate and House, overturning a veto by Gov. Beverly Perdue.

  • Under pressure, D.C. shelter ends church-service requirement

    October 17 2011 by Josef Kuhn, Religion News Service | with 0 comments

    WASHINGTON – Prompted by civil liberties groups, a taxpayer-supported homeless shelter in the nation’s capital will no longer require its clients to attend religious services. “We’re pleased that the D.C. government will no longer be supporting such religious coercion,” said Arthur Spitzer, legal director of the Washington, D.C., branch of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).