The Wall Street Journal reported that on Sunday a federal judge has issued an injunction against the State of Louisiana that blocks the state from cutting Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood affiliates. This move has been seen by conservatives in Louisiana as a gross violation of state authority in the matter of funding Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast.
Kelvin Cochran, former fire chief for Atlanta, was back in court with his lawyer to argue that he was wrongfully terminated for his Christian beliefs.
Cochran was fired in January 2015 after he handed out to co-workers 20 copies of his book “Who Told You That You Were Naked?”. The book criticizes adultery, and characterized homosexuality as “vulgar” and “the opposite of purity.
The city’s attorney tried to have the suit dismissed, saying the book violated the city policy of “non-discrimination”. However, on Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Leigh May said it was still too early to even allow for depositions and rejected the motion for dismissal. Continue Reading
In a recent interview with CBN News, Professor of Criminology at University of North Carolina—Wilmington, Mike Adams, addressed the culture of intolerance that pervades higher education. He should know. A little over a year and half ago, he won a seven year long court battle against the University that unfairly denied him a promotion. When his ordeal began, he already had tenure and had started his journey to Christianity. During this time he won “teacher of the year “ twice. Then, after expressing conservative and Christian views, he was not promoted to full professor. Continue Reading
The media’s reaction to the Pope meeting with Kim Davis embodies at lest five forms of incredulous. Journalists went through stages, disbelief, bargaining and rage.
On Wednesday, when the news of a secret meeting between the pontiff and Ms. Davis first surfaced, the liberal media dismissed the reports as probable fabrications of the right-wing. Then the New York Times and NPR confirmed that Pope Francis had met secretly with Ms. Davis in the Vatican embassy.
NRP reported from Rome that:
News of the 15-minute-long meeting was first reported by the conservative magazine Inside the Vatican.
News sources have reported that Marion County Oregon Judge Vance Day is being investigated for “judicial fitness” stemming from his decision last Fall to not perform any marriages. Judge Day, former chairman of the Oregon Republican Party, was appointed to the bench by the Democratic Governor in 2011.
This most recent investigation of a judge follows the case of Judge C. Allen McConnell of Ohio who was told in August that he had to perform same sex marriages despite his religious beliefs. In Marion County OR, unlike Ohio performing marriages is voluntary. Continue Reading