Here’s Why the Supreme Court Must Say the Bladensburg Cross Is Unconstitutional

Next month, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in The American Legion v. American Humanist Association. The case involves the 40-foot-tall “Peace Cross” (a.k.a. the Bladensburg Cross), a World War I memorial in Prince George’s County, Maryland. While supporters of the cross say it’s a perfectly legal war memorial, the AHA argues that it’s …

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Sarah Sanders: God ‘wanted Donald Trump to become president’

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said she believes God wanted President Donald Trump to win the 2016 election, the Christian Broadcasting Network reported on Wednesday.   “I think God calls all of us to fill different roles at different times and I think that he wanted Donald Trump to become president, and that’s why …

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Democrats Propose Nixing “So Help Me God” from Default Oath in House Committee

The U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources, now run by Democrats under the leadership of Ranking Member Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva, will strike the words “So help me God” from the default oath it gives to witnesses who appear before it. The current oath reads like this: “Do you solemnly swear or affirm that the …

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Florida bill would have students learn alternatives to climate change, evolution

A bill that would allow school districts to teach Florida students alternatives to concepts deemed “controversial theories” — such as human-caused climate change and evolution — has been filed in the state Legislature. The language of the bill sounds fairly unremarkable, requiring only that schools “shall” teach these “theories” in a “factual, objective, and balanced …

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WV GOP’s Education Bill Would Allow Public Money to Fund Religious Education

The GOP-dominated West Virginia legislature is rushing through a massive education overhaul bill that would, if passed, allow taxpayer money to fund Christian education. The 144-page bill passed through the Senate Education Committee on Friday, just a day after it was revealed (with little time for public input), and will move toward a full vote …

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The Trump Administration Is Trying to Make It Easier for Doctors to Deny Care to LGBTQ People

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced last week that it is close to finalizing a conscience protection rule that would allow people to discriminate in health-care settings under cover of law. The final rule is at the Office of Management and Budget for review and not available to the public. But under …

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Trump touts proposed Bible literacy classes in state schools

President Trump on Monday embraced proposals from lawmakers in six states that would allow public schools to offer Bible literacy classes. The president’s tweet came shortly after the subject was discussed on “Fox & Friends.” “Numerous states introducing Bible Literacy classes, giving students the option of studying the Bible. Starting to make a turn back? …

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Bible classes in public schools? Why Christian lawmakers are pushing a wave of new bills

A wave of “Bible literacy” bills emerging in state legislatures would allow more students in public high schools to study the Old and New Testaments. Proposals from lawmakers in at least six states would require or encourage public schools to offer elective classes on the Bible’s literary and historical significance. That’s a more narrow focus …

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Trump administration grants waiver to agency that works only with Christian families

The Trump administration said Wednesday it was granting a Christian ministry in South Carolina permission to participate in the federally funded foster-care program, even though the group will work only with Christian families. The long-standing policy of Miracle Hill Ministries of Greenville violates a regulation, put into place in the closing days of the Obama …

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